Rated 8 out of 10
by AGrace A Decent Economical Gaming Console....
To be honest, I don't have a lot of history with the Playstation 2 system, as a whole. I've only purchased my Playstation 2 system about 3-4 weeks ago at one of my local Gamestop's. Now there was a deep seeded thought as to why I felt it right to buy the Playstation 2, over other gaming console systems, and that would be because of the price.
When looking on-line at various other "selling things used" web sites, I saw prices for the PS2 as high as $200.00, for a used system!?! Then I ventured to Gamestop's web site, found their "pre-owned" section and found the Playstation 2 "Refurbished" for $49.99, I jumped at it. Now I could have jumped and grabbed something more "cutting edge" like a Sony Playstation 3 or a Microsoft X-Box 360 Elite, but the price for all those just could not be justified.
So I thought it best to go economical, save the "big money" that it would have cost me to go new, and dump the money into a pre-owned unit. One big advantage with going pre-owned, the money that I would have dumped on a new thing, went back into the system and I was able to buy so much other Playstation 2 stuff with the left over money.
Now I know I didn't buy the latest and greatest here! You have to understand when entertaining the notion of buying one of these, your not going to get all the "bells & whistles" that you get with todays modern systems. The graphics are nice, but not the greatest, but decent enough to be able to play games and such with little thought to it. The sound capabilities of this unit are real good, it integrates very nice with home theater systems.
Also a benefit of buying a pre-owned Playstation 2 system, is that there are approx. 1800 video game titles you can buy for the system. Also there is a nice gambit of accessory stuff for the unit as well. I got the PS2 Network Adapter, the Eye Toy, a Multi-Tap, 4 PS2 game controllers, 2 mid wheel racing game controllers, a PS2 Horizontal Stand, a PS2 DVD Remote, 2 8MB memory cards, a 1MB PS1 memory card and 67 pre-owned games all for around or slightly above the cost of buying a cutting edge system at a name brand store.
So if your "pinching your penny's" but at the same time want a decent video game console, I would highly recommend buying a "Refurbished" Sony Playstation 2 system, at one of your local Gamestop's!
Rated 10 out of 10
by HappyPS2Owner Excellent System!!
I have gone through many PS2's over my lifetime and as much as I enjoyed the Slim, they always died on me around two years into owning them. This version I've owned for five years now and it works since the day I bought it. I'd trust Gamestop in selling me used product as anything used I've bought at Gamestop plays and performs well. The System's Graphics are great, even by today's standards. The games are all extremely fun and the PS2 I own now, doesn't give me any issues. I have yet to own a PS3 or a PS4 but I have played them both and do see a purpose in buying anything from Playstation but not a PS4. I've also owned an Xbox 360 for a few years and I still prefer this Playstation. If you're going to buy any video game system, I'd highly recommend this system.
Rated 10 out of 10
by badMAC cheap(inexpensive), fast(processing), reliable
I got this for myself and wanted to play Shadow of the Collussus, and that was what I did.I ordered it on Monday, and it came on Friday, ironically right after I went to Gamestop and bought Shadow of the Collussus. So far it has bean a very good machine! I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. and it looks good next to my WII, and Sony TV.
Rated 2 out of 10
by NexofChaos FAKE CONTROLLER
I bought the large ps2 refurbished online on this site everything was fine the system worked well but, it came with a fake controller that on it says made in china and doesnt even have a sony logo on it.
Rated 10 out of 10
by danny15 i love it
its better than the xbox nd great price best console and have great game snd low prices nd its awsome
Rated 10 out of 10
by Sinihster A MUST BUY!!!
IT WORKS AMAZINGLY GOOD GREAT FOR ALL AGES REALLY FUN GAMESTOP IS KING OF VIDEO GAMES!! CAME WITH EVERYTHING AND IS A MUST BUY GO AND GET ONE YOURSELF.
Rated 10 out of 10 by sonicon totally worth it
I bought one of these a few years ago and it hasn't blown up. I LOVE gaming and I bought an xbox but returned it and got this instead. Ijust bought it for star wars battlefront, but then, I saw the HUGE library of games, and I was amazed! The graphics aren't the best, but they are like the wii's ( well, sort of ), and I didnt have a dvd player in my room then, and it played dvds and that was awesome. I play this more than my wii, and with the price of the console and the games, why not? it has battlefront and lots of other great games and most are under 20 dollars. To think they have made games for this platform for ten years, ( sadly not this year ), I just can't believe it! The entertainment is worth it and it has most of the features of the PS3 ( I said MOST not all ), like eye toy for play station eye, the dual shock2 is pretty much the same as dualshock 3, and they have PS network. They also hve a browser! Of course, the WIFI isn't wireless so I didn't connect, but I LOVE this!
Rated 6 out of 10 by DavyJ12 Some Problems
I've had some problems with the bulky edition of the PS2. The major one being that it emits this annoying sound and the game freezes. I've been able to fix it by hitting the back of the console which probably means that something is loose. If not done quick enough the game will be frozen until the system is restarted. It's really annoying when you just want to sit on the couch and enjoy your games.
Another problem is that the player1 controller port has stopped working. This means that I cannot play 1 player games because they won't recognize the player2 port. I can't play some of my favorite games because they are 1 player and need a controller plugged into the first port. Poor programming on Sony's part but again something was probably knocked loose.
I would recommend buying a PS2 slim off eBay. Some bundles include 10+ games with 2 controllers and only for around 50-$60. including shipping. At least PS2 games are really cheap at Gamestop
Rated 9 out of 10 by PETE88 Old But Good
The PS2 is a great system, and I know that because I've had my PS2 for 8 years, and it's still running great! I never had a problem with it, and it never broke. So in those eight years, I had fun. There are many great games for the PS2, like call of duty 3, Smackdown vs. Raw, Nascar, Need for speed, Kingdom Hearts, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, GTA San Andreas, etc. This system never overheats. I could be playing it for 10 hours straight and it would still be working great. You can also play online (which I never tried yet) and play against your opponents around you. The graphics are good and the sound is good too. The downsides of the PS2 is that if you had your PS2 for a long time, your PS2 will start scratching your games. Also, they are now stopping making PS2 games. I still own the PS2 but I now have to move on. Right now, I'm trying to get a PS3 or an XBOX 360. I would Recommened the PS2 to people who are looking for a good, cheap game system but if you have a enough money for a PS3 or a 360, then I would highly recommened those.
Rated 9 out of 10 by RAGE121 Won't Regret....
This system is one that will always be remembered, now, tomorrow, and forever more....Well let me start at the games. The PS2 has a WIDE variety of games and genres, From God Of War, to Final Fantasy, Call Of Duty, Need For Speed and much more, you won't fail to be satisfied with entertainment. Second off the system itself, this system has a DVD player which can play movies, music and games all in one. If your system ever stops working or says disc error its because the disc is either scratched or the lense needs to be wiped clean of dust, I recommend a monthly cleaning. The controller is quite comforitable, it isn't too bulky and it just feels right! The system can play online if you get the correct connection equipment, GameStop holds everything you need if you plan to use the online[ REMEMBER THE ONLINE FOR SONY IS FREE]. If your looking for a cheap system and lots of fun all in one, purchase the PS2, Remember you WON'T Regret.......