PlayStation 2 News


FIFA Soccer 13 announced for fall

By Alice O'Connor, May 15, 2012 6:00am PDT

Surprise! A new entry in EA's ball-kicking FIFA franchise has been announced, for release this fall. But wait! Before you sigh and roll your eyes, like the jaded curmudgeon you are, EA is promising a "revolutionary set of game-changing innovations" for FIFA 13.


"Can we have 5.1 multichannel audio in the PC verson this time please? :D Some sort of ..."

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Deus Ex rated for PlayStation 3

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2012 2:00pm PDT

The original Deus Ex has been rated for release on PlayStation 3, most likely as a PS2 classic.


"^^^^ If the PS3 version is indeed a straight port and not a HD remake, do this, buy the PC game ..."

- freakynipples69 see all 6 comments

PES 2013 announced for fall

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 24, 2012 7:30am PDT

"Let's kick that ball!" The famous footie chant will once again ring out this fall, as Konami has announced PES 2013. The cheer rises from the terraces, "Kick it with your feet!"


New video game releases of 3/5-3/11

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2012 7:00am PST

Next week will bring something very rare and special--a new PS2 game. Other new releases include Street Fighter X Tekken, I Am Alive, MLB 12: The Show, and something named Mass Effect 3--looks like some sort of sci-fi shooter-RPG to my eyes.


"I'll take ME3 PC and SFxT for the 360. Thank you. ohh and add one of those xbl 1 year ..."

- Cashh see all 3 comments

SOE shuttering four online games

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 01, 2012 11:00am PST

Four of Sony Online Entertainment's MMO's won't live past March, the publisher has revealed.


"I used to play Infantry wayyyy back when it had like 500 people per server and even a waiting ..."

- teran1987 see all 31 comments

MobyGames Classic: Max Payne community stories

By Shack Staff, Jan 27, 2012 1:45pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the original Max Payne, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.


"Not for Max Payne but May Payne 2, the Equilibrium mod was pretty awesome if you saw that cheesy ..."

- socom8271 see all 4 comments

MobyGames Classic: Max Payne

By Shack Staff, Jan 25, 2012 12:15pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with Max Payne, the 2001 PC game by Remedy that first introduced the now widely-used slow motion 'Bullet Time' gameplay mechanic.


"I'm confused at that works, the game isn't exactly the longest. I mean, the second one could be ..."

- sarcaz see all 15 comments

Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City rated for PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 23, 2012 8:00am PST

The ESRB has rated both Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City for PS3.


"Am I the only one torn about these recent announcements? I mean, on one hand it does help for ..."

- Endymion_ see all 3 comments

Hitman: Blood Money coming to PlayStation 3

By Steve Watts, Jan 12, 2012 8:30am PST

Hitman: Blood Money has been rated by the ESRB for PlayStation 3, echoing yesterday's revelation that Killzone will be hitting as a downloadable title.


"I liked the first one the most due to it being brutal/punishing over your screw ups. Silent ..."

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GTA3 retrospective addresses lingering 9/11 rumors

By Steve Watts, Jan 06, 2012 9:00am PST

For the game's tenth anniversary, Rockstar has addressed long-standing rumors and mysteries surrounding Grand Theft Auto III, including putting to rest some ideas about what was cut due to 9/11.


MobyGames Classic: Grand Theft Auto 3 community stories

By Shack Staff, Nov 05, 2011 10:30am PDT

Rockstar's genre-defining Grand Theft Auto 3 is inducted into the Shacknews.com list of classic titles. Read stories from Shacknews readers regarding 2001's open-world title.


MobyGames Classic: Grand Theft Auto 3

By Shack Staff, Nov 02, 2011 3:45pm PDT

MobyGames Classic continues with our third selection: Rockstar's 2001 smash-hit Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PS2 (and eventually PC, Mac, Xbox, mobile, and more). Tell us your Grand Theft Auto 3 stories below for a chance to see it in a future story.


"The first time I ever played GTA3 was with my skeptic brother watching, and one of the first ..."

- greasyjohn see all 12 comments

More PS2 Classics coming to PlayStation Store tomorrow

By Steve Watts, Oct 31, 2011 11:00am PDT

Sony has announced that this week, more PS2 Classics will be added to the PS Store: BloodRayne, Raiden III, and Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland.


"You know what would be really cool? If you could put your PS2 games into a brand new, ..."

- Endymion_ see all 5 comments

MobyGames Classic: Half-Life community stories

By Shack Staff, Oct 30, 2011 12:30pm PDT

On Wednesday, we revealed that the second title to be included in the Shacknews list of MobyGames Classic titles was Valve's 1998 hit Half-Life. The Shacknews community tells their stories surrounding the classic title's release.


"I remember the first time I loaded it up. I restarted a few times just so I could see ..."

- hrdwregk see all 28 comments

New video game releases of 10/3-10/9

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 02, 2011 6:00am PDT

The arrival of Rage and Dark Souls make next week a glorious time for violence, though there'll be Just Dance 3 to provide relaxation when you're sick of bloodshed.


"-id Game -gorgeous new Carmack graphics engine with essentially no repeating textures (unless ..."

- Gwyndion see all 43 comments