PlayStation 2 First-Person Games

Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 4, 2008
Introducing a more lethal and cunningly efficient Bond, the game blends intense first-person action with a unique third-person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress through missions. Blending the action of the "Quantum of Solace" feature film with the "Casino Royale" movie, the title propels players into the cinematic experience of international espionage. Based on the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare game engine that has been specifically engineered to immerse players in the Bond universe, the Quantum of Solace game delivers high-definition graphics, reactive AI and visually stunning locations inspired by locales portrayed in the films. Quantum of Solace marks the first time players can become the dangerous and cunning Bond as portrayed by Daniel Craig. From silent take downs and sneaking through confined spaces, to one-on-one shoot outs and large scale battles, players experience a variety of gameplay that challenges them to think through situations and choose how they progress, whether it's through covert means or confronting enemies in full force. Advanced combat and Realistic AI: Players engage in both first-person and third-person gameplay that allows gamers to be Bond in unscripted battles against the world's most evil villains and mercenaries. Filled with armed combat, massive explosions and vertigo-inducing chases, gamers are immersed in an authentic Bond universe and drawn into epic movie moments with theatrical camera angles, split screen effects, picture-in-picture sequences, and amazing environments inspired by real world locations such as Montenegro, Venice, Bolivia and Austria. Bringing James Bond to next-gen consoles for the first time, gamers now have the ability to battle online in a variety of modes. [Activision]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

Platform: PlayStation 2
January 8, 2008
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure game that merges the fun and mayhem of the popular Adult Swim TV show with Capcom's unique style of gameplay. Players step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters. Over the course of the game, players must guide Harvey through a series of odd and comical cases. Each of the game's five interactive stories takes the winged crusader of justice to familiar locations from the TV show. In order to prove his client's innocence, Harvey must peruse the scene of the crime, gather evidence, talk with other cartoon characters, occasionally have drinks with opposing council, and of course, tear holes – no matter how ridiculous – in the testimony provided by the witness for the prosecution. Harvey must bring the whole story together to defend his client in a court where anything can happen... including a confrontation with the prosecution who brandishes a Shrink Ray Gun. [Capcom]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Medal of Honor: Vanguard

Medal of Honor: Vanguard

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 26, 2007
Step into the boots of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From Operation Husky on the shores of Sicily to Operation Varsity inside Nazi Germany, you’ll fight behind enemy lines in the epic WWII battles that turned America's first paratroopers into heroes of WWII. Featuring spectacular graphics adding to epic combat intensity, Medal of Honor Vanguard makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.4
Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre

Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 21, 2006
Two all new single-player campaigns – Embark on 11 challenging missions through treacherous South American jungles and across the high deserts of Iran. Insert by Black Hawk into enemy territory, fight your way through a mountain stronghold and pursue the enemy through hostile oil fields. New weapons, squad commands and characters - Select from 24 weapons to maximize your effectiveness in battle, including two never before seen weapons in the Black Hawk Down series; the MK-23 SOCOM and the L115A sniper rifle. Take command of the world’s most elite Special Forces teams – Delta Force and the British SAS – and order your squad mates to lay down suppressive fire or execute a flanking maneuver on the enemy. New multiplayer warfare: Join in the action in intense fire fights with up to 32 players online and seven unique game types including new variants and old classics. Persistent statistic tracking allows you to follow your progress as you rise through the ranks. Battle it out with up to four of your friends in split-screen or work together against a common foe in cooperative play. With 24 multiplayer maps to choose from and voice-over-net for immediate battlefield intel, prepare for battles that are even more intense than the original Black Hawk Down. [Sierra Entertainment]
Metascore:
48
User Score:
7.4
Call of Duty 3

Call of Duty 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 7, 2006
Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout. Through a seamless narrative, Call of Duty 3 delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action of the Allied offensive that changed the fate of the world. [Activision]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd

Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 26, 2006
Build Your Field – Design and play your own custom fields with the Field Editor. Selecting from three field sizes, thirty-seven different object/bunker types, and ten object textures/skins just gets you started. Now feature yourself in your own MAX’D world by placing your bunkers in an almost infinite number of positions and layouts on the field. You’re the MAX’D designer, and the field is your gaming universe. Take the opportunity to angle your bunkers using the Rotate feature, tap the Mirror feature for the quick ability to add bunker symmetry to both sides of the field, and use the Size Editor to bring each bunker to your desired scale. Control Your Team – Mastermind your teammates’ movements at the start of the game with the ground-breaking FPS feature – Breakout Manager. You can direct your AI teammates to break for specific bunkers, select teammates to ether run or shoot, and identify the critical Sweet Spot for your Break Shooters to target the other team and take them out early. Split Screen and Co-Op – Play up to four players on the same PS2. Career Mode Co-Op lets you join with friends to bust up the pros. Or make them bow to your skills first-hand by taking them on head-to-head. [Activision]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
Urban Chaos: Riot Response

Urban Chaos: Riot Response

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 13, 2006
Set in the not too distant future, Urban Chaos: Riot Response follows a year in the life of Nick Mason, returning from military service to find his home city ravaged by gang warfare. He is quickly enlisted into the ranks of the newly formed G18 Counter Gang Division; an elite enforcement unit granted special emergency powers over all other public services and tasked with securing the city and its citizens at any cost. With direct control over Paramedics, Police and the Fire Department, you must work together to save lives, property and your city. An innovative, voice activated control system issues orders to offer protection and tactical guidance in the fight for survival. [SCi Games]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Commandos Strike Force

Commandos Strike Force

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 4, 2006
In the most fearsome war ever fought, emerged the most fearless soldiers – the Commandos. Have you got what it takes to join the original elite Special Force in the World War II shooter Commandos Strike Force? In a new direction for the multi-million selling series, Commandos Strike Force takes you right into the heart of the action from a first person perspective. Take control of the three members of the Strike Force unit, each with their own play style. Switch between the Green Beret, always at the heart of the action with his expertise in combat and the use of heavy weaponry; the Sniper with his nerves of steel and expert marksmanship; and the Spy, stealthily striking at the heart of the enemy. However, it is your choice how you execute plans of attack by using the Commandos' unique skills. Set in war torn Europe amid the backdrop of World War II, you must take your highly trained group on a series of daring missions, deep behind enemy lines in France, Norway and Russia. Taking control of a Nazi-occupied town, freeing French Resistance prisoners and kidnapping a general are a few of the large range of missions. As well as a compelling single player campaign, the game features a variety of online multiplayer modes. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.1
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 28, 2006
In 2013, the U.S. Army will implement the Integrated Warfighter System (IWS), evolving what we know as the modern soldier. IWS combines advanced weapon systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system. The IWS program has been developed to meet these new threats head on. Now, it can be tested on the battlefield. Following an insurgence in the heart of Mexico City, the U.S. Army's most elite Special Forces team is deployed to the center of the conflict to regain control of the city. Greatly outnumbered but fully equipped with the IWS, this elite team is the first and last line of defense on the battlefield. They are the "Quiet" professionals. They are the Ghosts. Gain access to the future of military technology. Using a fully integrated combat system with cutting-edge weapons and revolutionary communication systems, gamers embody the soldier of the future. Based on actual U.S. Army research, the Ghosts give gamers a realistic view of how war will be fought in the next decade. Use the revolutionary Cross-Com, a communication device powered by satellite technology. Attached to the soldier's monocle, the Cross-Com provides full situational awareness and command of the battlefield. Command the Ghost squad and remote allied forces and drones, and direct artillery and air strikes. See what the squad sees and receive visual and auditory intel from allied forces and unmanned drones. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
44
User Score:
4.4
Black

Black

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 28, 2006
Join the world's most brutal and enigmatic strike force. The BLACK tactical squad operates under the cloak of complete anonymity and deniability to protect the US from threats foreign and domestic. It answers to no one, allowing it to carry out brutal and overt operations around the globe. From manipulating politicians to controlling intelligence networks and militaries, BLACK operatives are trained at the highest level in psychological warfare, espionage, and lethal arts. Go deep into the world of clandestine warfare as you use any means necessary to get the job done. Overt Action: BLACK operatives do not hide in shadows or sneak behind walls waiting for the right time to engage their foe - they destroy the wall, the enemy, and anything else that gets in their way. The Guns Are the Stars: An explosive arsenal of bleeding-edge weaponry lets you experience the awe-inspiring power of the world's most exotic lethal firepower. If You Can See It, You Can Shoot It: Reduce cities to rubble in a world where virtually nothing is impervious to your bullets. Get Your Blood Pumping—Adrenaline is your friend. Visceral, destructive action sucks you deep into the gameplay as you blaze and blast your own path through open-ended environments. Use destructible worlds and explosive objects to take out enemies in cover, frag multiple enemies at once, or just wreak massive destruction for its own sake. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 1, 2005
Experience a wide variety of missions on land, sea, and in the air, with the aid of over three dozen authentic American, Italian, French, and German weapons. Charge into battle together as Allied and Axis planes duel overhead, artillery explosions shake the ground and choke the air, and bullets and shrapnel streak past you and your squadmates. Experience war-torn Europe and Africa, from the blistering desert expanses of Tunisia and Libya to the beautiful yet deadly countrysides of Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany. You are thrust into the role and story of a member of The Big Red One, America’s most heroic and decorated infantry division. Experience the camaraderie of a single tight-knit army squad, bound together through the chaos of battle over the course of the entire game. Yes, you will suffer casualties; you must not suffer defeat. Through all-new AI and animation, your allies (and your enemies) just got a lot smarter. Your squad will now make better use of environmental cover and tactical Maneuvers, such as flanking, envelopment, and fire-and-maneuver behaviors. Hear your allies reacting to the events on the battlefield with contextually accurate battle chatter. [Activision]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 26, 2005
Experience authentic WWII combat as Sergeant Joe Hartsock and lead your squad beyond Carentan to liberate all of Normandy. Taking online tactics to new heights, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood offers more unique multiplayer missions and improved online support on PC and consoles! (Including the bundled addition of modification support for the PC). Earned In Blood features an all-new cooperative Skirmish mode that allows one or two players to take a tour of duty through a series of authentic and harrowing custom combat missions. Arm yourself with additional authentic weapons and command new vehicles like the M10 "Wolverine" Tank Destroyer. More Challenging and Dynamic Combat - the game features close quarter urban environments and a new, next generation artificial intelligence system. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 24, 2005
The first-ever Battlefield console installment drops players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts with up to 24 players in some of the largest online battles on the PlayStation 2 console. (Online play requires the PlayStation 2 console, a broadband connection, memory card, and network adaptor for the PlayStation 2). Voiceover communication is also supported via USB headset. Players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, the Chinese, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. The game features large and detailed environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the globe's most notorious hot spots, allowing players to engage in multiplayer battles that could be ripped straight from tomorrow’s headlines. Battlefield: Modern Combat also includes over 70 state-of-the-art modern weapons and advanced weapon systems, including heat-seeking missiles and laser designated bombs. Additionally, with in-game success, players increase their rank and garner promotions in a persistent online world. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 6, 2005
Command Team Rainbow in their toughest mission yet. When one of your own is taken hostage, do you follow orders or do you break them in order to save the life of one of your own men? The next Rainbow Six title features a thrilling single-player campaign that has you playing as either the confident team leader, Ding Chavez, who never leaves a man behind, or as the team's arrogant sniper, Dieter Weber, who never misses a shot. The final result: a totally immersive experience - which becomes even more compelling when gamers go online to play against other fans from around the world, using voice chat to communicate with one another. New weapons and equipment: Complete your mission with all of the tools of the trade including new items like motion trackers, battering rams, and the deadly MTAR-21 micro assault rifle. Stunning graphics and ultra-realistic "ragdoll" physics deliver staggering realism and spectacular close quarter firefights. New Rivalry Mode pits Rainbow operatives against trained mercenaries in objective-driven team-based adversarial gameplay. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.9
Darkwatch

Darkwatch

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 16, 2005
The game introduces the Darkwatch, a secret strike-force that has vigilantly protected man from evil incarnate since the dawn of civilization. Their newest and deadliest agent is Jericho Cross, an outlaw gunslinger pulled into their ranks by an unfortunate close encounter with a vampire lord. To save the West, and his own soul from damnation, Jericho must hunt the vampire that bit him through an American frontier suddenly overrun by his undead minions. At his disposal is the advanced, deadly technology of the Darkwatch, including an arsenal of powerful assault vehicles and enhanced versions of Western weapons, along with supernatural vampire abilities and a trusty undead horse. Players will experience an action-packed "living West" in "Darkwatch: Curse of the West" with massive environments, non-linear missions, dynamic enemy and non-player-character artificial intelligence (A.I.) affected by a player reputation system, and precision gunplay with location-specific damage. [Sammy Studios]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.3
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

Platform: PlayStation 2
July 26, 2005
Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Using the original PC version as a basis, British based developer Rebellion is redesigning the game specifically for the PS2. As well as a redesigned single player mode, Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will also have several brand new multiplayer features, including 32 player games online. NovaLogic has also teamed up with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from the PS2 version of Black Hawk Down will be donated to the foundation. The SOWF provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. [NovaLogic]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.7
Medal of Honor: European Assault

Medal of Honor: European Assault

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 7, 2005
In Medal of Honor European Assault gamers play as US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William "Wild Bill" Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic Services -- the OSS. As Lieutenant Holt, your classified missions take place in WWII Europe and are of critical importance to the Allies. You are tasked with gathering intelligence regarding the development and deployment of the deadly Nazi Tiger Tank and more significantly, stopping the Nazi plan to develop and harness atomic energy. In the pursuit of this goal you are thrust into action in all the pivotal battles of WWII Europe, including St. Nazaire, North Africa, Stalingrad, and the Battle of the Bulge. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Cold Winter

Cold Winter

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 11, 2005
There is nothing so cold as death. You are Andrew Sterling, a disavowed agent caught in the cat-and-mouse manipulations of a shadow intelligence agency. To facilitate its mission this agency now pervades all aspects of politics, national security, and the highest echelons of human society. You must fight through a complex web of intrigue, double cross, and sinister global interest. Cold Winter brings an intensive FPS experience to the PlayStation2 based in the clandestine world of spies and counter-spies, unique in its emphasis on gritty realism and attention to story detail including detailed weaponry and true-to-life spy gadgetry and realistic human combat interaction with visual representation of body damage in detail. [Vivendi Universal]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.4
Area 51

Area 51

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 25, 2005
Featuring online play, Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. During his investigation, Lt. Cross stumbles across alien creatures and becomes infected with a biological mutagen that eventually transforms him into something not quite human. To save the earth and himself, Lt. Cross must fight to solve the enigma of Area 51. Features extensive Single-Player Campaign: Battle through corridors of Area 51 and attempt to discover the secrets of the extraterrestrial menace before it is too late. Engage in an epic adventure through eight massive sections of a secretive complex. Equip yourself with more than 15 types of human and alien weapons and other equipment as you explore dark corridors. An infectious mutagen gives Lt. Nick Cross alien-enhanced physical abilities but is also slowly transforming him into an alien. Find the cure before it's too late and humanity is lost. Compete against your friends via a four-player split screen and system link through numerous multiplayer game modes including Death Match. Battle online where you can easily access the many systems allowing you to find your friends and set up your own matches. [Midway]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 21, 2005
In TimeSplitters Future Perfect, victory is in the hands of the player's past, present, and future self in a battle that stretches throughout time where humanity is on the brink of destruction from the malevolent TimeSplitters. Cortez--the tough-as-nails hero from previous installments--finds himself in a frantic race against time in a desperate bid to trace the origin of the TimeSplitters and save mankind. This third installment of the best-selling franchise will feature hundreds of hours of gameplay and an improved Story mode that ties all the missions together, immersing gamers in an epic adventure between the years of 1914 and 2401. Innovative "meet yourself" time travel gameplay lets players be their own ally by teaming up with past and future versions of themselves. The game also will allow two players to fight through the Story in Co-op mode, and features extensive Challenge and Arcade modes, and a Multiplayer mode that allows gamers to battle in 16-player death match online on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. In addition, gamers will experience an improved Map Maker feature allowing them to easily create and play their own maps and share them online. TimeSplitters Future Perfect promises to be one of the deepest arcade shooters on the console with hundreds of unlockables, more realistic environments, spectacular special effects, high quality animated cut scenes, an improved physics engine, smarter enemy AI, and much more. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 15, 2005
Created by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. The game puts you in the shoes of Sgt. Matt Baker, a D-Day paratrooper squad leader, and asks you to lead the squad as you balance their lives with the success of the mission. The true stories and historical events you experience on your perilous journey take you through real battlefields meticulously recreated from aerial reconnaissance images, US Army Signal Corps photos and eye-witness accounts of war-torn Normandy. Players of allskill levels can battle their way through this intense experience because of Brothers in Arms innovative and accessible command and control system. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Judge Dredd: Dredd VS Death

Judge Dredd: Dredd VS Death

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 24, 2005
It is the third decade of the 22nd century. Unemployment is endemic, boredom is universal and only the Judges can prevent total anarchy? Empowered to dispense instant justice, they are judge, jury and executioner all in one. The most feared and respected of all the Judges is Dredd ? he is the Law! In the darkest depths of Mega-City One a group calling themselves the Death Cult are devising a fiendish plan to free the evil Dark Judges from their holding chamber in a Justice Department penitentiary. Meanwhile the Judges of PSI Division have foreseen that the Big Meg will be blighted by a terrible plague. Soon enough, as predicted, there are outbreaks of vampirism across the city. Is this the return of some ancient, forgotten evil? [Vivendi Universal]
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.3
Project: Snowblind

Project: Snowblind

Platform: PlayStation 2
February 23, 2005
Experience the dramatic intensity of the frontlines of a war through the eyes of the first of a new breed of super soldiers in this gritty and epic first-person action game. In the not so distant Future, Lt. Nathan Frost is challenged to stop a renegade regime from eradicating the civilized world. Hong Kong, 2065. 2nd Lt. Nathan Frost is just a regular grunt until he volunteers for a super-soldier transformation for an international army called the Liberty Coalition. A painful series of surgeries gives Frost extra-normal abilities via implanted enhancements, which place him on the frontlines of a war against a destructive regime. After a military coup leaves him stranded in hostile territory, cut off from command with only a handful of men, Frost must stop the militia?s secret weapon that threatens to plunge the world into darkness. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 30, 2004
In the wake of one of North Korea's worst famines, an insidious North Korean general influences the government to secretly divert humanitarian aid to beef up its army, slowly gaining power in the process. Fearful that North Korea is amassing huge quantities of military weapons, the new Chinese regime eliminates arms sales to North Korea. In response, the North Korean government initiates secret overtures to Russia, who strikes a quiet alliance. In the midst of another North Korean famine, food riots begin rocking the countryside, and the rogue North Korean general assumes complete control of the army. Blaming China for the famine, he begins charging north to seize Chinese territory with tacit support from its new Russian ally. China moves to respond, but limits the level of escalation, fearing open conflict with Russia and a possible nuclear exchange. Instead, China officially agrees to a multinational force to safeguard the China-North Korean border. Unofficially, the Ghosts and other special forces go in. Their mission: cripple the North Korean threat and depose the rogue general. (*Note: Ghost Recon 2 for PS2 occurs four years before ? and acts as a prequel to ? the Xbox version. The game is built on the Unreal engine - as opposed to the proprietary Ghost Recon engine - and will also use Havok physics, a rarity in PS2 games.) [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
5.7
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 22, 2004
As an aspiring 00 agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, the player is hired as an enforcer by Auric Goldfinger, the wealthy super-villain with a lust for all things gold. Goldfinger is locked in a ruthless war against his archenemy, the brilliant scientist Dr. No. The prize is control of the world's greatest criminal organization. A brutal encounter with Dr. No costs the player an eye, but Goldfinger's technicians replace it with a gold-hued, synthetic eye, earning the player the name 'GoldenEye'. Players have the ability to customize and upgrade their villain persona and wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting rise through the ranks. Players will cross paths with such legendary allies and enemies as Oddjob, Scaramanga, Xenia Onatopp, and, of course, Pussy Galore on globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition. Players will travel to famous and original Bond locations from the mountains of Switzerland to the streets of Hong Kong and from Fort Knox to Dr. No's Crab Key lair in the Caribbean. Enemies will react intelligently in combat situations and use the environment to their advantage for intense and unpredictable shootouts. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.8
Call of Duty: Finest Hour

Call of Duty: Finest Hour

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 16, 2004
Developed by Spark Unlimited, a newly formed studio comprised of 27 of the individuals who developed titles in the "Medal of Honor" series, Call of Duty: Finest Hour is a separate and distinct game from the PC first-person shooter. It features a unique storyline, missions and battlefield environments; intense battlefield conflicts; unsung heroes fighting as part of a crack squad through the chaos of battle; playable perspectives from three different allied sides -- American, British, and Russian; authentic weapons, vehicles, environments, combat missions and the real sounds of war. [Activision]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Killzone

Killzone

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 2, 2004
Years ago, the success of planetary colonization resulted in the human settlement of several planets. The majority of these colonies have aligned to form the ISA. However, a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction known as the Helghast has distanced itself while secretly planning to scale an all-out war. Killzone takes place during the initial Helghast blitzkrieg of the nearby colony of Vekta. When Vekta City's orbital defenses mysteriously fail, the Helghast land and deploy their troops rapidly and with ease. As the planetary defense forces are overrun and scattered into the city, your first objective as an ISA member is to escort a high-ranking official to an evacuation point. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century, Killzone captures the intense reality of warfare between the ISA and the Helghast. [Sony]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.3
Robotech: Invasion

Robotech: Invasion

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 5, 2004
In the 21st century, humankind was freed from the confines of the solar system through the discovery of an alien technology known as Robotech. Contact with the stars also brought war with the Invid, a race of parasitic aliens bent on conquering and transforming the Earth into their new home world. Now it is up to the battlehardened survivors of the Robotech Expedition to lead the way for one final attempt to liberate the Earth from the Invid Invaders! Play single player, two-player split-screen and online play: Up to 8 players via Xbox Live! or PlayStation 2 Online Pack. Freeform FPS action with expansive outdoor environments and clear objectives. Sophisticated enemy AI with different behavior patterns for each enemy type. 2 parallel scenarios: playing as the 2nd character reveals a new perspective and plot details. Control Cyclone vehicles with a realistic feeling of momentum, balance and traction. Hive raids, gang confrontations, protoculture searches and more. [Gathering]
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.3
Vietcong: Purple Haze

Vietcong: Purple Haze

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 15, 2004
Vietcong: Purple Haze is a narrative-based First Person Shooter set during the Vietnam conflict. Players of Vietcong experience the war from the perspective of a soldier assigned to join a squad of U.S. Special Forces running reconnaissance missions deep into the jungles of Northern Vietnam. Utilizing any means necessary, players of Vietcong patrol various tactical regions – setting traps, gathering intelligence, calling in air strikes or ambushing enemy patrols. Over 18 dramatic missions featured in a cinematic single player campaign. Choose Quick Fight mode to fight as either a US or Vietcong soldier! Fight for honor and freedom in a 19 mission single player campaign, featuring 17 of the best from the PC version and 2 new missions unique to consoles! Start a quick fight and jump straight into the action! Play either as a US or Vietcong soldier, choose a weapon, map, number of enemies and difficulty then battle the clock for the best time. Strike from the shadows choosing from more than 30 unlockable weapons including an M16, M79 grenade launcher, Mosin-Nagent, Sten MKII and the M60. [Gathering]
Metascore:
48
User Score:
5.3
Serious Sam: Next Encounter

Serious Sam: Next Encounter

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 22, 2004
Serious Sam: Next Encounter finds Sam gearing up once again to defend the Earth from Mental and his limitless extra-terrestrial hordes. Sam is launched back in time to rid the alien scum from more than 40 levels spread throughout three beautifully rendered, massive new time periods Ancient Rome, Feudal China and legendary Atlantis. For the first time ever, Sam will have access to vehicles to help him mow down the enemies, and of course he¹ll be armed to the teeth with an arsenal that contains old favorites and some high-powered new additions. Throughout it all, Serious Sam: Next Encounter maintains the same hilarious and high speed shoot-em-up action that fans have come to love, while introducing loads of new gameplay to keep old hands and newcomers alike coming back for more. [Take 2 Interactive]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.9
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 24, 2004
The year is 2007 and the world stands on the brink of a terrifying global conflict. As the United States is caught in an embargo-induced oil crisis, terrorist attacks against American interests - and citizens - escalate. Venezuela, which still supplies the United States with oil, also becomes a target. As unrest grows in America, protests rock the streets of Caracas. And while the shadow of terror looms, madmen plot even greater acts of murder and destruction. No place is safe, no border secure in this hour of fear. Only one bulwark stands between the world and the threats that now face it: RAINBOW, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism in all its forms. A top-secret organization consisting of the best field operatives the United Nations has to offer, RAINBOW is the most potent weapon in the world's arsenal. Backed by the most sophisticated technology available and trained to the limits of human capability, they are our best hope in the war against terror. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 16, 2004
Developed with PlayStation 2 players in mind, Tom Clancy?s Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm will fully exploit the capabilities of the platform with features such as the wildly popular voice command, and voice chat systems plus online statistics tracking and ladder ranking. Most importantly, this game will mark the first time that PlayStation 2 fans can take their great ghost action online and learn firsthand why action-packed online game play quickly established Tom Clancy?s Ghost Recon as the most popularly played game on the Xbox LIVE online game service. Deep in the sweltering jungles of Cuba, an insidious revolution is brewing. Led by a drug-funded warlord, its aim is to take advantage of the post-Castro power vacuum and seize control of the island republic. Bogotá, a few months later... While the Cubans revel in their newfound democracy, the Colombian drug cartel that financed the failed revolution has set its sites on a new target. Readying a retaliatory blow against its own American-allied government, the Columbian cartel rocks the capital with severe explosions, including one that severely damages the American embassy. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.0
XIII

XIII

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 18, 2003
The President of the United States of America has been assassinated. You wake up on a desolate strip of New England beach. The near-fatal impact of a bullet has left your head pounding, and your memory erased. What's more, the number "XIII" has been mysteriously tattooed on your chest, while your pocket holds a key to a New York City bank box. Head swimming in amnesia, you struggle to your feet only to encounter more assailants intent on finishing the job. To your shock, you handle the hitmen with the killing skills of a professional - before heading to the bank in search of any shred of information about your lost identity and your involvement in the President's murder. What lies ahead is a deadly quest not only into your shadowy past, but America's darkest corridors of power. [Ubi Soft]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror

Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 18, 2003
Pursue the world's most dangerous fugitives across 5 sprawling real world locations. Dole out cruel and unusual punishment as you engage fugitives in fierce hand to hand combat and bring the worlds most wanted to justice! [Atari]
Metascore:
35
User Score:
5.0
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 17, 2003
Welcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium of Man. The battlefield is spread across a million different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guard, and Tau Fire Warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via mechanical war machines, crushing artillery, and vast starships. Warhammer® 40,000: Fire Warrior™ follows one day in the tumultuous life of Kais, young Tau Warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium of Man. Kais will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and becomes entangled in a frightening story that leads him through an ongoing war. [THQ]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.4
Medal of Honor Rising Sun

Medal of Honor Rising Sun

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 11, 2003
Step into the boots of a World War II soldier and survive Pearl Harbor. The epic saga of World War II continues with Medal of Honor Rising Sun. The war has shifted to the Pacific Theatre, and its outcome depends on you. Play as Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin in a far-reaching tale of two brothers that weaves its storyline from this title into the next game in the award-winning MOH franchise. As Japanese forces seek to expand their dominion over the Pacific, you must use stealth, commando tactics, and sabotage to turn the tide in your favor. Featuring real-life historical battles like Pearl Harbor and Guadalcanal, over 20 authentic WWII weapons, highly intelligent enemies, and a heroic cast of characters that fight on your side from level to level, Medal of Honor Rising Sun delivers the standard-setting experience for all action games. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.6
SWAT: Global Strike Team

SWAT: Global Strike Team

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 29, 2003
It's 2018 and you're in command of the recently formed SWAT: Global Strike Team ? a squad comprised of the three best operators the special forces and law enforcement communities have to offer. Your task is to use all means available, including cutting-edge weaponry and next-generation gear, to bring international criminals to justice. To succeed, you'll need to master the skills of close-quarters combat, long-range shooting, and high tech equipment operation. You must also issue essential commands to your teammates via the controller or the optional voice recognition microphone. If you have what it takes to beat the 21 single player missions, grab a friend and battle through 10 unique multiplayer-only missions. Both modes showcase an amazing level of graphical sophistication, including hard-edged shadows and an Iris Effect lighting system that mimics the way the human eye works when moving between light and dark areas. These features and more ensure that the environments in SWAT: GST are the most photorealistic possible. [Sierra]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.8
Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter

Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter

Platform: PlayStation 2
June 20, 2003
Unknown forces have set in motion a chain of events that could eliminate every living being in the Vagner System. The Rangers, an elite law enforcement organization, pose the only real threat to this sinister plot. To thwart their investigations, the conspirators orchestrate a campaign to undermine the Rangers with infiltration, sabotage, and false incrimination. Ranger Mace Griffin is framed in such a set-up and sentenced to ten years on Penal Colony Delta. In prison, Mace becomes introverted and embittered, and swears to take revenge on those who have wronged him. With the dissolution of the Rangers, law enforcement is left to the Enforcers, who prove incapable of controlling the Vagner System's criminal element. To deal with the rising wave of crime, a new organization emerges: the Guild of Bounty Hunters. A group of both terrans and aliens, it includes former members of the police and military, along with known criminals. The guild is not particular about who joins?as long as they have proven combat ability. Intent on revenge, Mace Griffin sets up as a bounty hunter. The benefits are threefold: a constant stream of cash, access to classified information, and a license to explore the Vagner Frontier System and find out who was behind his downfall and that of the Rangers. [Vivendi Universal]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.7
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection

Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 30, 2003
Engage in an epic, story-driven campaign across over 30 levels - from forests and war-torn cities to villages and crypts. Infiltrate top-secret airfields and compounds, silently assassinate enemy officers and escort caputred Panzer tanks. You are B.J. Blazkowicz, a US Army Ranger recruited by the OSA and the Allies' top specialist in covert operations, heavy weapons and assassination. Hilter's head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, is twisting science and the occult into an army capable of annihiliating the Allies. The balance of victory is in your hands. [Activision]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.9
Battle Engine Aquila

Battle Engine Aquila

Platform: PlayStation 2
January 19, 2003
An epic battle rages between the Forseti and the Muspell as the oceans rise and land disappears. The Forseti compel you to help protect their remaining land by taking charge of the ultimate war machine - the Battle Engine. Whether in walking or in flying mode, you have access to an array of destructive weapons and you receive constant direction from base command. By commanding a device so powerful and advanced, your battlefield decisions will shape the direction of each engagement and, ultimately, the entire war. [Infogrames]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

Platform: PlayStation 2
December 1, 2002
Take command of the Ghosts through a series of missions that range from demolitions, to search and rescue, to all-out firefights for survival. Russia has fallen under the control of ultra nationalistic politicians intent on rebuilding the Iron Curtain. This leads to conflict with NATO as Russia attempts to reclaim the breakaway Republic of Georgia and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. As the war escalates, casualties mount, hostages are taken and the Ghosts are sent in.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.4
James Bond 007: NightFire

James Bond 007: NightFire

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 18, 2002
The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Explore new heights and depths like never before-infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, and maneuver your sleek Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the streets of Tokyo while turning on the Bond charm with glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women. New state-of-the-art upgradeable gadgets and weapons and original missions including zero-gravity assignments will leave you shaken and stirred. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
Red Faction II

Red Faction II

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 15, 2002
Earth. Twenty-second century. Five years after the rebellion on Mars. For 15 years, Chancellor Victor Sopot has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His corrupt rule and a relentless war of unification with the United Republic has left the Commonwealth bloodied and impoverished. As distant battles rage, sewage taints Sopot City's rivers, pollution smudges the sky, and wretched citizens huddle in crumbling ruins. Condemned to death by Chancellor Sopot, six super-soldiers unite to save their country, vowing to overthrow Sopot using the unique powers that nano-technology has given them. Join the squad as Alias, a demolitions expert. Fight side-by-side with Molov, Repta, Shrike, Tangier, and Quill--each possessing unique attributes and specialties. Battle through diverse environments using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons, and explosives in a mission to overthrow the government. Defeat Sopot and restore the honor of the Commonwealth! [THQ]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
TimeSplitters 2

TimeSplitters 2

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 9, 2002
The evil race of TimeSplitters are traveling back into human history authoring events that are leading to the enslavement of mankind. In Control of a motley crew of renegade characters you must hunt down the TimeSplitters across time in historical eras like the gangster- Ridden 1920's, the lush jungles of Aztec temples, soviet military installations of the cold war and Futuristic robot factories in space. To end the evil plot of the TimeSplitters, seek and recover the crystals required to seal the rift in time. The Fate of humanity is in your hands. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
Tribes Aerial Assault

Tribes Aerial Assault

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 23, 2002
Run, jump, and fly across massive, boundless battlefields in jetpack-equipped armors as you compete with, and against, up to 16 players from around the world. A true team game, you choose between different roles and different game types, including 11-mission single-player campaign and the all-time-favorite, online Capture the Flag via the network adaptor. [Sierra]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
Myst III: Exile

Myst III: Exile

Platform: PlayStation 2
September 22, 2002
Myst III: Exile introduces a bitter villain whose home world was destroyed by Sirrus and Achenar, the sons of Atrus and Catherine, whom players originally encountered in Myst. Played by Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif, the villain has been hiding on Atrus' Ages, awaiting his chance to gain revenge. Inadvertently, Atrus himself has provided that chance by reestablishing contact with the D'ni providing the perfect impetus for a man whose heart seems bent completely on revenge. The player must track the villain through several surrealistic Ages, navigating puzzles to uncover the truth behind this new adversary. Only then can disaster be averted, and the fate of thousands ultimately determined.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.0
Turok: Evolution

Turok: Evolution

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 31, 2002
Turok: Evolution is a prequel that takes us back to the origins of the Turok lineage. In the beginning of the game, we see our hero, Tal'Set, fighting his nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas. During the battle, a rift between their world and the Lost Lands opens and Tal'Set is sucked into it. Tal'Set, injured and near death, is nursed back to health by the natives of the River Village, a colony in hiding from the Lost Land's greatest threat: the Lord Tyrannus and his reptilian hordes. Tal'Set becomes a reluctant participant in the brutal war that is raging in the Lost Land. Bent on a "holy mission" to purify the land through slaughter and misery, Tyrannus appoints a new general to his armies, and Tal'Set discovers to his horror that it is Bruckner, who was also swept into the Lost Lands through the rift. [Acclaim]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.2
Medal of Honor Frontline

Medal of Honor Frontline

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 28, 2002
Head back behind enemy lines with Lt. Jimmy Patterson in Medal of Honor Frontline. In this installment of the smash-hit Medal of Honor series, Lt. Patterson returns and must infiltrate the German frontline to steal the HO-IX flying wing, an experimental Nazi weapon so powerful it could turn the tide of World War II. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.4
The Operative: No One Lives Forever

The Operative: No One Lives Forever

Platform: PlayStation 2
April 16, 2002
Travel across the globe in this award winning action shooter set in the swinging sixties. Your Mission: Assume the role of Cate Archer, a beautiful but deadly Operative working for UNITY - a super secret organization fighting to free the world from the clutches of H.A.R.M. From tense subterfuge to in-your-face combat, NOLF ups the ante for plot-driven, 1960's-influenced spy action with killer weapons, vivid international locales and deadly arch villains. Equipped with an arsenal of powerful weapons and ingenious gadgets, you must unravel a mystery that will lead you halfway around the world in a desperate search for answers. Includes four new levels featuring Cate in her younger days as a thief. [Sierra]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.3
Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

Platform: PlayStation 2
December 6, 2001
One blast from destruction, the U.S.S. Voyager is mysteriously transported into a null space infested with danger. As part of the Voyager's Elite Hazard Team, you must defend it from a host of scavenging aliens, infiltrate a Borg cube and derelict vessels to eradicate your deadly foes. [Majesco Sales Inc.]
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.9
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 13, 2001
The devious plans of a criminal mastermind once again threaten to bring the world's greatest nations to their knees and only one man can save them. The game's mix of intense first-person action and white-knuckle driving levels will transport the player to exotic locations where they will come face-to-face with the world's most dangerous villains. Only the clever use of firepower and tricks of the spycraft trade will allow them to save the world. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Soldier of Fortune: Gold Edition

Soldier of Fortune: Gold Edition

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 11, 2001
As John Mullins, decorated Vietnam Vet, you must use any means necessary to find and secure three stolen warheads. Track and stop the terrorist organization responsible for the theft before they can carry out their threat to national security. Dispatch as many terrorists, skinheads, and enemy soldiers as necessary to complete your mission. [Majesco]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.4
Half-Life

Half-Life

Platform: PlayStation 2
November 11, 2001
One of the best-selling games of all time, Half-Life has been completely redesigned for PlayStation2, with advanced graphic upgrades, more characters, and new multiplayer cooperative games. So why not head back into the Black Mesa Federal Research Facility as Gordon Freeman for some more FPS carnage?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Red Faction

Red Faction

Platform: PlayStation 2
May 21, 2001
"Half-Life" meets "Total Recall" in THQ's innovative first-person shooter which employs Geo-Mod technology (see a bunch of stuff blow up in real time!) and a heavy Martian mining colony storyline.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
Quake III Revolution

Quake III Revolution

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 26, 2001
A faced-paced shooter that hasn't changed much from its PC days for those who don't mind more than a little blood with their atmosphere.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
TimeSplitters

TimeSplitters

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 23, 2000
In the hundred years spanning the millennium (1935 - 2035), a disparate bunch of heroes and villains battle against their own challenges. Although each is unaware of the others, they all share an ageless common spirit of adventure - but unknown to them, their daring actions have attracted the attention of the TimeSplitters. The TimeSplitters - an evil race dwelling outside of time and space. For eons they have manipulated the fate of humanity for their own malign ends - with cursed shards of crystal they have sown fear, greed and conflict throughout history. Now, roused from an ancient sleep, the TimeSplitters cross the threshold from their shadowy dimension - ripping through the fabric of time itself to confront our heroes. Can our heroes unite against a common enemy to realize a greater destiny? Or will humanity be consigned forever to a realm ruled under the shadow of the TIMESPLITTERS?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament

Platform: PlayStation 2
October 21, 2000
From the creators of Unreal comes Unreal Tournament, a competition that tests your reflexes and competitive spirit in deadly arenas. Battle 15 of your friends or customizable bots in over 30 different levels, such as pirate ships, waterfronts, speeding trains, and floating castles. Multiplayer modes include Capture the Flag, Assault, Domination, and new Deathmatch variations. With enhanced weapons--including the Impact hammer, which squashes your opponent to mush, and the Redeemer, a rocket-powered nuke--expect the body count to be high.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.3
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