Best PlayStation 2 Games

The Top Ten

1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Great story.
Superb characters.
A huge map.
Lots of gameplay.
Variety of vehicles.
Freedom.
Your other negative arguments are invalid.

It's loads of fun & a great story. Should be made into a movie. - moparchris

Nothing Better Than Bunny Hoppin Flying Planes And Hitting The Gym

You smell like my grandma

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2 Kingdom Hearts II

I love this game... It is so creative... Kingdom hearts is the combination of Final Fantasy and Disney characters... Explore new and familiar worlds featuring over 200 Disney characters or more.. But you should also beware of Disney villains and their devious intention... You can also team up with Disney heroes as you battle evil... And the greatest is you can see stunning graphics and authentic voice overs... Created by squareenix and Disney interactive..

Simply one of the best games ever released on the PS2, two unlikely worlds combine to make a result that turns out to be absolute genius, but be warned the game is extremely difficult at points but just as rewarding at others. - Reggaesauce93

Best story line ever, don't focus only on Disney characters, the main storyline is just awesome and has great characters, simply the bes

We all know kingdom hearts series has the best emotional story

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3 Shadow of the Colossus

This game is the leading example of how video games can be changed from a mere form of entertainment to a refined beautiful art form. Shadow of the Colossus is the number one game for anyone who is not sold on the idea that video games are not art or are still kid's toy or adult's why to escape life. This game is so great that Roger Ebert said that if he were to play any game to get the full video experience he would play Shadow of the Colossus.

This game and Silent Hill 2 are some of the games that make anyone slap themselves in the face for not taking video games for seriously. I love this game. It's challenging, it looks great, the world is huge, its fun to play, and even though it may not have much of a story but even that is still memorable.

Why this game is at NUMBER NINE is a testament to people who haven't played good games. AND WHY IS TOMB RAIDER EVEN ON THIS LIST!
- masongilbert74

Shadow of the Colossus has what is perhaps the most risky on-paper design we've ever seen. With only 16 enemies to fight in the game and an enormous world that is practically devoid of any actual tasks to perform, it doesn't sound like the making of one of the best adventure games ever released.

But Shadow's beauty lies in these empty spaces. It was designed much like a fairytale -- you're left to fill in the gaps with your own ideas of how things came to be, what the reason for the events are and so forth. The battles and events that are there are some of the best we've ever seen, with characters and creatures that look like they're straight out of a dream. Shadow of the Colossus is touching, mysterious, beautiful, desolate and even tragic, and these elements make it one of the most original and awe-inspiring games all of time. - kingmjmj

If I could name one game that shouldn't be out of that list, that is Shadow of the Colossus for sure! But I still think it should be higher on the list, since it was (and still is) one of the few games that I can call pieces of art. This one however is a masterpiece, since it has a unique design, and the imagination of the creators of the game has no end, espessially the colossi are amazing!

Just to say, if you haven't tried it so far, you should. I still remember how much time I' ve spend playing this game again and again, and I've never regretted it! - NicktheGreek

This is the best for all counsoul

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4 Resident Evil 4

Very nice game with cool graphics, fight ^^ tough

its a best ps2 game ever.
its more interesting than gta.
no other game can defeat this game. - mohitchauhannn

awesome. I like when it comes to kicking the enemies, suplex them, or just cut their heads off. hahaha!

In ps2 this is the best game of all.

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5 God of War

It has got the best story, best soundtrack, the moves are perfect, in action games it must be on top, really an awesome game I have ever played.

gta and resident evil are epic, but god of war is the best in ps2.

Awesome game play, awesome story, awesome graphics, 'EASILY' the best ps2 game ever made!

Endless combos, amazing spectacle, cinematic story, good fun.

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6 God of War 2

It is a best action game. I like this game very much. I like in game is we want find secerts and powers. Because of this extras are to find ways to go and to find many greek powers.

I still can't believe how good this game is; the production values are through the roof and it's never anything less than epic. Get it in the top 10! - JesusCommando

It got best ps2 game of the year and I can't believe its not even in the top ten. - M3ta1G3ar501id

Damn Good Graphics and brilliant story

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7 Final Fantasy X

Grand theft is cool... But this is MUCH BETTER... This should be in number 1... Or maybe they haven't played this yet... Poor guys

The PS2's first blockbuster RPG is still one of its best. Final Fantasy X, as we could only expect from Square, was an utterly gorgeous looking game, with stunning landscapes, a wild array of color and artistic license, and some incredibly attractive-looking character and monster designs. Still, these aspects have become the status quo for the FF series. But this time, we got voice-acting for the first time in the series, and it didn't suck!

We got a huge modification/upgrade/alteration to the battle system and the supporting cast delivered a slew of cool, goody accents. Best of all, the storyline and its ending are among the best of any game in any genre of the last generation. All in all, Final Fantasy X pretty much delivered flawlessly on the PS2, and we loved every minute of it. - kingmjmj

Should be #1... Grand Theft Auto was not even that good, so why is it on top of the list? - AntonSaidWhat

This is the type of game you can assimilate to art.

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8 Jak II

Combines perfect amount of platforming and guns and zoomering and everything in one game. It's hard, but just so much fun

I got this thing on my 13th Christmas and I have to say I'm glad I did. Comedy. Technology. and War packed in one disc. It had everything. good soundtrack, good plot, and an awesome timeline. Oh, and the characters and environment's are outstanding. Thank you Naughty Dog. Thank you. - Persian

The Jak series are great games. No questions asked - EmceeBlood

One of the best, I don't know why some complained about the attitude of Jak, remember that each duo feature two protagonists with different attitude,

sadly, due to the poor popularity of the franchise, overshadowed by more popular games with little interests.. the serie don't have a sequel, but I think this is better than milking a franchise for years.

the Jak and Daxter serie aged very well, the transition from the old world to a futuristic environnement was a good idea, I'm glad they put a voice for Jak, because a silent protagonist isn't enough to appeal, it get old quickly, so, humoristic mixed with serious comments worth definitely a try.

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9 Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Best Grand Theft Auto game of all time! Tommy Vercetti stomps on cock-a-roaches like CJ!

Great game and fun gameplay, if you like to jack golf carts and mortocycles, then this is the game for you. THIS GAME RULES - pedroperfecto

Great game no dout about it, it should be in first place. - pedroperfecto

Still my favourite Grand Theft Auto and one of the best games ever made in my opinion. The Soundtrack changed my music interests in a long run by the way

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10 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Played and beat this game for the first time this week. The current generation consoles are still waiting for a game of this caliber and will likely continue waiting until the release of MGS4.

I COMPLETED IT IN THREE HOURS THE WHOLE GAME BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S RUBBISH WILL ALWAYS LOVE MGS3

I don't understand why it is so high. It is much better then some other games on the list. I mean number 11, it deserves to be in the top three. I mean it has an awesome storyline, much better then some others. Addictive gameplay, you can't get enough of it. Awesome boss battles, such as The Sorrow and Revolver Ocelot. Anyways, it surprises me to see it this high up, and it deserves better. - mtndew37

Still remains as one of my favorite games of all time - cjWriter1997

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The Contenders

11 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Though Insomniac Games hit pay dirt instantly with the first Ratchet & Clank game, it wasn't until all the concepts of a platformer, a weapons-based shooter and the lightest of RPG elements that let all those weapons and health level-ups come to a head that the series really became a must-have. Make no mistake; if you own only one of the Ratchet games on the PS2, make sure it's Up Your Arsenal. The sequel, Deadlocked, lost much of the charm of the first three games, and earlier efforts just didn't gel as completely as Up Your Arsenal, nor did they sport its online modes.

The game's length, storyline, weapon variety, different modes and ability to re-play the story through a second time were all a hoot. As if that weren't enough, you could unlock a neat little peek behind the scenes of the game's underlying tech in the Insomniac Museum (a returning feature from the previous game). - kingmjmj

It is a really fun game with challenging opponents and levels I think it is the best game EVER! It is real fun it could even make top 3 in my opinion (y)

Ratchet and Clank by far was the best game ever. Got the full collection and still buying the games to this day, however multiplayer elements ruined it after 'A Crack In Time', heres hope for Q-Force!

The best!

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12 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Without a doubt, in the 3 greatest games of all time list! and also a gripping story line, deserves to be in the top two! screw Resident Evil 5!

This is a very good game besides the fact that you are Raiden instead of snake - mgsgh109

This is a great game, I'm a ps3 player and can't wait till number 4, metal gear solid guns of the patriots.

Considered by some to be the first postmodern video game, Sons of Liberty takes everything gamers loved about the original MGS and flips that upside-down. You don't play as Snake, instead you play as Raiden, a wimpy looking character that reminds me of somebody I know... hmm, todays average gamer! The twists get a little crazy towards the end, but it is all worth while in this thought provoking experience. Game mechanics are also the best out of the 3 MGS games.

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13 Bully

Best game ever created in ps2... This should be seriously in the number 1 spot

I love this game so much because you can do the stuff you can't do in school in real life! It's even better on the wii because you actually punch - Giusti97

It is very god than Grand Theft Auto SA its missions also very easy I finish that all with in 4 days

This is what we call game all others are only if names. This is what everyone want. I can't explain how brilliant this game is

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14 Kingdom Hearts

Great gameplay, and amazing storyline. If you haven't played this yet, play it. It will change your life. Just because there are Disney characters in it does not make it a game for just kids, it is so much more than that.

Fun when your a little kid.

I don't think there is any fantasy and rpg game better than this (except final fantasy)

My favorite game of all time - Ultima_Wielder

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15 Jak & Daxter

While there's a massive fault line that gamers gather 'round to holler and scream at each other about when it comes to naming the great platformers of our era (or any era for that matter), Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is among the elite. It represents a stellar culmination of 3D platforming elements, many of which are have been used before, and yet it still feels fresh and new even after all these years. The words "endearing" and "likeable" don't even begin to do it justice.

Besides, even if Jak hadn't spawned two successful sequels and a couple of cool offshoots, Naughty Dog's excellent PS2 rookie would still have made our list because it warmed our hearts, and created a game that was raucous, subtle, beautifully animated, and never made us feel as if we were collecting things... just how a platformer should be. - kingmjmj

Better then the second and third one.

There are no words to describe how good this game is.

Fun platform game

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16 Silent Hill 2

Does not need and introduction, It is the game all other horror games want to be and deserve to be in the top 20 at least! - masongilbert74

Among the greatest games ever created and one of the best stories to grace the medium, it's a crime that that this game is so far down the list

It has a great storyline and one of the best theme songs ever!

The best horror game of all time

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17 Star Wars Battlefront II

Fun game where you get to choose your class and play on all of the Star Wars planets. Also, you are able to play as Jedi and Sith. - NoobPwner

Star Wars is amazing and this is also the first game I ever owned for PS2 - RichKid24

I love this game so much! Great graphics for the PS2. And Online rocks! Make number 3

10x better than the EA garbage and on PC the modding community is huge.

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18 Ratchet & Clank

I thought this would be number one, it's an amazing game! So full of freedom and variety, and imaginative too! Modern games have become reality's b****.

Great a series that gives you many great adventures

While this is still a good game I think the lack of the ability to strafe hurts the combat

Epic, absolutely epic, and even they are releasing a movie in 2015 for it, yes A MOVIE

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19 Gran Turismo 4

Gran turismo 4 is the best driving style game among all consoles and by the time it arrived it was almost a revolution in its group. Because although the console was play station 2 but it provided a whole lot more graphical supports for the players.

This is really driving simulator, more than 700 cars added to this game, and I like the B-Spec. You can play for 24hours endurance, or switch it to B-Spec mode, and you must to train your driver to driving consistently..

Gt4 is the realest ps2 game from all the sides... Driving style or graphics

Truly the Best Driving Simulator. - Tux

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20 Jak 3

As good as the second was, this topped it. - Cooper

Even better than the second one

Great game but in my opinion it is way too easy

Best game

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21 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Probably one of the best Ratchet and clank games. There is so much to do and its all just so much fun.

The best Ratchet & Clank game made. Fun, funny, and satisfying.

Why is ratchet and clank up your arsenal on this list? - salvaged123

A grate sequel to the first Ratchet and Clank game. But this game topped it with its upgraded weapons and new locations. Awesome game. One of the ps2's best.

22 Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

This is the greatest game I have ever played. Graphics are awesome, great story line, good amount of strategy required. It's a must must try game. I'm lovin' it...

Best Action and Best story... I love it

This is the best game that I have played. It has best story line ever

If you didn't played this game you don't deserve to call urself a GAMER.

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23 Tomb Raider: Legend

Mad game! definitely deserves the current spot in the top 5!

It's the very best game I have ever played on pc lets see on ps2 the end begins from now I want this game on ps2 wholeheartedly let's see...

Tomb Raider LEgend is the best of the series! It is also good on the PS3 HD Remake!

This game is so sich... Wow!

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24 Mortal Kombat Armageddon

I voted for Resident Evil 4 and Grand Theft Auto but now I must support this awesome game. MK Armageddon had some monotonous fatalities but the whole gaming, konquest mode, graphics, arenas were cool. This is one of the best MK games - Magnolia

Best Game Ever. I LOVE MORTAL KOMBAT! - Metallicakid_136

Good game but it is very bloody witch is a good thing because I like bloody games

AWESOME GAME! - theundertaker132

This was one of my favorites the story was good and everything

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25 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

awesome game the fighting is amazing
its well worth the buy because the 2nd hand game is only 3 euro

I have this on wii but I love still this game. I love dbz games.

26 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
27 Tony Hawk's Underground 2

Best skateboarding game ever! So much fun. The levels are epic and they get better as you complete the game. You can unlock awesome characters to play as, (my favourite being Shrek) and customize pretty much everything. You can build your own skate park which (my favourite feature) and explore others. Its so much fun and freemode allows you to discover all sorts of new tricks which uses most of the buttons on the controller, what most games fail to do. GREAT FUN. Played this for hours on end as a kid.

It's so fun and could never get bored with this game - decorulez97

By far the best skateboarding game ever. Controls are smooth; it responds well.
Had so much fun playing it. Totally deserves to be on this list.
Not the best game of all time, but it's fine.

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28 Dynasty Warriors 3

My all time favourite game, the graphics aren't amazing, but graphics don't mean anything, its just how much fun you have. I used too play this with my best friend co-op mode, it was just pure fun, definitely try it if you haven't

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29 Ico

A silent protagonist and a scared princess who speaks an unknown tongue must escape a nearly-barren castle filled with uniformly shadowy figures. Somehow, it comes together as one of the most engaging adventures ever. Ico forges such a strong narrative and memorable characters with little dialogue and the simplistic gameplay come together into an unforgettable stylized storybook tale. - kingmjmj

30 Rock Band

rock band has the best songs in any music game

31 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Simply, the best stealth action game you may ever play, even better stealth than MGS, this game entertains me more that any other (even though I play PS3 Games).

In this game you get to chose if you want to be a silent assassin who interrogates people and kills them quietly to accomplish his missions perfectly, or you may chose to be a sniper or combatant that turns the mission area into a war-zone, or maybe a mixture of both!

This game is almost like Metal Gear Solid 4, and it should be at least on the Top 10, all game rating sites and it's editors have worshiped this game and it's whole series!

One of the best games I've ever witnessed, the extreme stealth and assassination impact is awesome.
There are so many things to do and so many ways to end your objectives, and the equipment and gadgets are just epic.

I give this game a 10/10 for Stealth, 9/10 for shooter, 8/10 for Action, 8/10 for story, 10/10 for graphics, 10/10 for Game-play and Entertainment. - DJZeezo

32 Tekken 5

Whereas every PS1 Tekken game was a bona-fide hit, the series didn't fare as well on the PS2. Tekken Tag Tournament, a launch title, felt less like a true sequel and more like Tekken 3. 5, and Tekken 4 was an aberration in the series that threw away many of the features of the past by including slower gameplay and environments that were walled and tiered. Tekken 5 brought the series back to its roots and nearly perfected the gameplay. With lush matching graphics to boot (the game managed to impress on the PS3, too! ), Tekken 5 is one of the best fighting games of all time. - kingmjmj

This is the best fighting game ever made to PS2 and I can't belive it's not in the top ten

It's the best fighting game in PlayStation. I love its characters & moves. Easy to learn, not so hard to master and you can't get enough of it. - Hades4

Favorite game!

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33 Devil May Cry 3

Picking a reason why Devil May Cry 3 is a frickin' awesome game is kind of like picking a single reason why you like pizza. Maybe it's good cheese, a tasty sauce or crispy crust that draws you to a good pie, but it's the sum of the parts that keeps you coming back.

Devil May Cry 3 is like a great pizza - a pizza comprised of 32 missions, five difficulties, tons of monsters and multiple weapons.

Following Dante, a half-man half-demon who just can't seem to stay out of trouble, Devil May Cry 3 puts gamers through one of the most challenging games PS2 owners ever popped a memory card in for as the hero blasts bad guys, solves puzzles and tries to meet up with his brother.

Armed with his guns and sword - and four styles of play - Dante breaks out dozens of attack combinations on his missions and leaves you in that funky-place between challenged and frustrated. - kingmjmj

This game is one of my favorites. This game should be in the top 10 at least.

Devil may cry 3 is very nice game

I'm not even going to ask why this is at 37. Just get it higher

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34 Soul Calibur II
35 Katamari Damacy

Old school as hell, this game was so fun! - 8chAnonymous

NANANANA KATAMARI DAMASHII
this game has the best soundtrack ever in not joking

36 Devil May Cry

Devil may cry rocks! The graphics are cool and the story is good.

Dante and virgil rocks! - purplefairy

Dante is the best video game character ever - Cirius

Final fantasy x was okay but devil may cry was a better game

Yep 1 and 3 rock the in between one sucked!

37 Sly 2: Band of Thieves

Fun Game, great boss battles.
Best platform game and one of the best games for the PS2.
- diogoreis

How is this not in the top ten! Excellent story and voice acting, exciting fight scenes, fun stealth missions, and top notch gameplay. Overall this is the ideal PlayStation 2 game!

Nice gameplay, good graphics, very attractive game even for the older ones, it should be in top 10

This game is awesome

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38 Destroy All Humans 2

It was better than the first. I wish they'd bring it back

I loved this game - 8chAnonymous

#69? I know this isn't the best ps2 game ever, but it is so underrated. Should be in top 15 at least.

39 Lego Star Wars
40 FIFA 08

Good game with very cool graphics

41 Guitar Hero II

The newer ones are way better but this just rocks! - C-BEAR

when I play this game I really feel like playing the guitar - dira

No question this should be at the top of the list - ccrox1995

sweet child o mine. nough said - gunsnroses44

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42 Gran Turismo 3: A-spec

Should Be In Top 5, Made Playstation A Must Buy - rjhype

BEST PS2 GAME EVER CANT WAIT TILL GRAN TURISMO 5 COMES OUT - carrac111

The best game in the Gran Turismo series and The best game on ps2 - guitarguy

One of the best selling games on ps2

without this series, games like: forza, assetto corsa, project CARS, codemasters F1 series, etc, would never exist

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43 Max Payne

FORGET ABOUT THE GRAPHICS just FEEL THE STORY.

44 Sly 3 Honor Among Thieves

One of my all time favorites check out the other games in the series check it out it is aweso

Easily should be in top 10

This game is so low on this list mainly because people didn't get to know it. Otherwise, it'd be placed way better. Probably top 10.

Sly cooper is the best ps2 game I ever played wether it was 1 2 or 3 I enjoyed it all the time and have u played the newest one where he saves his ancestors from a guy that is stealing there staffs and looking them up u have o many boss fights and u stay intent with the game

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45 Need For Speed Most Wanted

Best Graphics... Burnouts... Illegal Street Racing... Cool

Come on who didn't love this game - markojosh

Feel the speed... Cop chasing is awesome... You should really need speed to ride the cars...

Best game

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46 Mortal Kombat Deception

The game have fatality and different moves attack

This game is so fun because you can play chess with the characters and a puzzle. My 2nd favorite Mortal Kombat game - JCchrom3

Best Mortal Kombat! I own a ps4 but I bought a ps2 only to play this game

47 Grand Theft Auto III

Should be in the top 10

Head radio was the best station.

The fact that cars(game based on movie) is ranked higher than this makes me want to say "i don't want to live in this universe anymore" - Sonyfan666

MSX was the best radio station in my humble opinion, III was one of the best GTAs - 8chAnonymous

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48 SSX 3

SSX 3 is a great game to play! I played it and it was super fun! I can't wait until SSX Tricky comes out!

Ahh this game is definitely a special game from my childhood memories. I loved playing this game with all my friends. I'd say I liked the soundtrack the most.. just gave the game a good experience.

BEST GAME EVER! This is all I can say

The best game

Vote for this game guys

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49 Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi 3

Not only the best dragonball game, but the best PS2 game ever!!

Amazing fighting game with good relevance with the cartoon series... also a great game-play.. my favorite game ever since I played it...

The best game I ever played is Dragon ball z tenkaichi 3 I have nearly bought 50 CD's of this game I love it very much guys and it's a amazing fighting game and it should be on the first not on fourteen place I think the people has made some error in the rank place and it's the best cartoon game and it will be the best best best game ever I am 100% confident it's a great game I ask many of my non-Dragon ball z playing friends to play it please it's a best best game

This game is so great it's unbelieveble I'd wished they make a new one tenkaichi 4 or something with al new characters of the new movies and the new series also in

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50 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
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