best PS2 online game

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  1. Ninja_Turtle macrumors 6502

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    hey, ive been thinking of buying the ps2 online adaptor and the usb headset, but i want to know whats the best and most popular game to play...any ideas? i want a game thats fun and has hours of gameplay and also that i can REPLAY when i beat the game...any suggestions?
     
  2. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Mac Gaming Forum....

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Come now. We talk about anything gaming related even though it says Mac Gaming Forum. :)

    Everybody seems to enjoy SOCOM and SOCOM 2. Logged the most hours for any console game. In fact, more hours than all of the X-Box Live games put together!

    I enjoy playing Madden with my friends online.
     
  4. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    Splinter Cell: Pandora tomorrow and Rainbow Six are always fun to play.
     
  5. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    i second socom II it is the best online game available.
     
  6. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    At one point in time (when my xbox was in for repair) I contemplated buying a PS2 in order to play Socom 2. I'd say Socom 2 is the best PS2 online game, even though sony's implementation of online play is lacking...
     
  7. Ninja_Turtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    party

    what do you mean lacking? ive heard that servers tend to kick you off and alot of down time...is it true? cuz if it is, im just going to wait until doom3 for xbox comes out and get xbox live...any suggestions?
     
  8. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    Go the PS2!!

    A few suggestions:

    Star Wars Battlefront

    Gran Turismo 4

    Syphon Filter - The Omega Strain
     
  9. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    Look, Microsoft may suck at operatng systems, but they know how to make web services. Xbox LIVE and .NET are very very good services.

    Anyway, Xbox LIVE blows Sony's online service away! You have a unified friends/mute list between games, the ability to send invitations to people playing other games, voice chat, the ability to report positive/negitive feedback, content downloads, auto-patches, system-upgrades, and soon, Video Chat.

    Oh, and voice communication is standard for every Xbox LIVE game.

    Now look at Sony's service. Servers are hosted by individual companies, there is no unified friends list (each company has it's own service, meaning different buddy systems for each company's games, if they bother to implement one), lots of drop outs (so I hear), very few patches, no content downloads yet, no chance of system upgrades, and the only Video Chat service, isnt live (you record a message and send it to someone), and is being used for porn.

    And, by the way, Xbox LIVE costs a fee to use, but it's ok. Your starter pack contains the Xbox LIVE software (which can be downloaded through ANY Xbox LIVE enabled game), a 12-month subscription card, the headset, and a unit that plugs into your controler to provide a headset connector. The latest version of the starter kit also includes a full copy of Crimson Skies (which sounds really good).

    When your 12-month credit runs out, you pay a monthly, or yearly fee, it's your choice. Or you can go buy anouther 12-month credit for something like 35-dollars from Target, or some place like that.

    Also, some games include a 2-month credit, but it can only be used to create an account, not to extend one. So get a game like Rainbow Six 3 (which has a 2-month credit (and the limited edition contains a headset that whips the official one's ****), and use that credit to create your account, then use your 12-month credit to extend that.

    The credit comes on a card, with a panel that you scratch off. Scratch the panel off, and no more refunds.

    And if you don't have an Xbox, well just get SOCOM II, Rainbow Six 3, and Pandora Tomorrow (Splinter Cell 2). Oh, the Xbox version of Rainbow Six 3 and Pandora Tomorrow, are much better than the PS2 version.

    Get an XBox.
     
  10. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    The only time you get a decent online experience is when the game allows only players that use broadband. The dial-up users lag it up... Even on broadband, it sometimes lags.
     
  11. Ninja_Turtle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    party

    all of what ive heard has stopped me from buying an ps2 online adaptor haha, ill just wait until doom3 for xbox and play that online, thanks for the advice
     
  12. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    the adapter is cheaper than a game and takes no brains whatsoever to set up

    and ps2 online is free

    i say what the hell just get it and then you'll have bragging rights "i have xbox live and ps2 online!"

    just a thought :rolleyes:
     

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