Closing in on its ninth birthday, the Playstation 2 is beginning to show signs of the end with new releases few and far between in 2009. The popular system is still doing relatively well in terms of hardware sales thanks in large part to the price drop to $99.99 earlier this year. The library for the rest of 2009 looks solid as well. Here are the top five games coming out this autumn on the Playstation 2.
5. DJ Hero
Publisher: Activision, Developer: FreeStyleGames, Release Date: October 27
The Guitar Hero series has quickly become of the biggest franchises in the video game industry. DJ Hero is the spin-off title of the Guitar Hero games. Instead of guitar plastic controllers, players will use a turntable peripheral. With a new twist to the classic music rhythm formula in addition to a strong set of new songs, DJ Hero should provide plenty of fun when it comes out for the Playstation 2 this autumn.
4. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Publisher: Activision, Developer: n-Space, Release Date: September 15
The popular adventure superhero game is back this autumn on the Playstation 2. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 includes almost thirty of your favorite Marvel characters including Captain America, Gambit, Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine and more. Furthermore, you can team up with three other friends to tackle the adventure together. You won’t find a multiplayer game this autumn on the Playstation 2 than Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.
3. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Publisher: Konami, Developer: Climax Studios, Release Date: November 3
The original Silent Hill managed to scare many unsuspecting players on the first Playstation. Coming out this autumn, the Playstation 2 remake is looking to be even more frightening. In addition to enhance graphics, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories comes with new content such as a feature that allows the game to read the player actions and changes the gameplay as a result. If you are looking for a scare this autumn, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is the perfect Playstation 2 game to buy.
2. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Bigbig Studios, Release Date: September 29
The MotorStorm series became one of the more popular new intellectual properties for the Playstation 3. Now Sony decided to bring the arcade racing title to the Playstation 2. New players can expect a thrilling race with vehicles from every size and shape. The courses in MotorStorm: Arctic Edge will also be packed with numerous hazards. This racing game is shaping up to be a thrill ride when it comes out this autumn on the Playstation 2.
1. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: High Impact Games, Release Date: November 3
Although the Playstation 2 doesn’t have any official mascot, Jak and Daxter would make strong candidates. The popular platforming series has been thrilling gamers for years. Fortunately, the duo is retuning this autumn to the Playstation 2. In addition to the usual fun platforming gameplay, players must also use vehicles. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is easily the best Playstation 2 coming out this autumn.