GOD OF WAR
So your this dude Kratos, out to find Pandora's Box to save Athens from being destroyed by the renegade god Ares. This is a fast action hack and slash kinda game, much like Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers (another awesome game I recommend). You battle through areas of Athens, gaining experience points to later upgrade your weapons and magic. The game has some puzzling puzzles and some frustrating parts like walking on a skinny beam, falling off and having to run a mile back to where you were. The bosses can be difficult, but each have their technique to defeat them, you will find yourself hacking and shooting everything you have with no damage to the boss, only to find out you should be breaking columns to bring the roof down on him. Stuff like that... The gameplay is alot of fun, Kratos is fast, easy to move, and full of easy combos, so even button mashers will pull off some really cool shit. With harder to defeat enemies, you will stun them and an indicator appears above their head, if you press the appropriate button sequence displayed, you will pull off a very cool looking fatal move on your enemy. The visuals are awesome, a very evil dark game with beautiful backgrounds and amazing weapon effects (can be distracting, hehehe). And did I mention boobs! This is the first game I have played with actual naked women and Kratos gets lucky too!
Reader's Digest version:
Excellent PS2 game that pushes the graphic capabilities of the console. Great gameplay for a hack and slash game, with good variety to keep you wanting more. The puzzles can be frustrating, but that is what FAQs are for ; ) . I highly recommend this game for the PS2, oh and did I mention it has boobs!