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Sony PlayStation 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3681 reviews of Sony PlayStation 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the game selection and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, portability, usability, design, game selection

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 579 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the game selection and usability are generally positive. The design and reliability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability.

price, reliability, design, usability, game selection

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Silver Playstation 2 Console with Extra Controller (PS2)Sony Silver Playstation 2 Console with Extra Controller (PS2)

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and game selection. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the reliability.

price, portability, usability, game selection, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PlayStation 2 - Game consoleSony PlayStation 2 - Game console

May, 2018

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

SonyPlayStation 2

 

Games, games, games

Dirt cheap. The last few games are awesome. Er, it's quite small?

No HD. Very last-gen. Online is rubbish

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Playstation 2 review

 

Yes, it's in the twilight of its years, but PS2 isn't quite ready to be put out to pasture yet - two of the best games of the past year are PS2 exclusives, something you can't say of the PS3...

No sane gamer is going to head out and buy this as their new console, but we'd advise 360 and Wii owners not to forget about Dre - there's some truly superb games still coming out for PS2

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Playstation 2 Slim review

 

An old favourite gets a slimline revamp, and with a gargantuan catalogue of stonking games, who are we to dismiss it?

The faithful old PS2 isn’t knocking on the door of the retirement home just yet and the new look has knocked years off, but it’s the consistently brilliant games that are really keeping the biggest selling console ever from slipping six feet under.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Joe Minihane (electricpig.co.uk)

PSP Go! Explore review

 

While the TomTom iPhone app might make the planet's most lusted after mobile a full-on satnav, what if you want to turn your Sony PSP into a fully fledged PND? Well, that's where PSP Go! Explore comes in. An add-on for Sony's handheld, can it replace...

Not too pricey

Low res looks

A neat little add on for the PSP, but not one we'd recommend over a standard satnav

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Johnny Minkley (productsifter.com)

PlayStation 2

 

If you couldn't give a monkey's about high-definition this and next-gen that, and are just on the lookout for value for money, with the biggest and best range of software, and classics available at bargain-bin prices, Sony's stalwart PlayStation 2 is a...

Can 110 million people worldwide be wrong? In the case of Sony's relentlessly successful PlayStation 2, whose sales have surpassed this record-breaking figure, no. The question is, with the release of PlayStation 3 and other "next-generation" consoles,...

Expert review by : Matthew D. Sarrel (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation 2, Redesigned

 

Sony's newly redesigned PlayStation 2 is a study in simplicity. With almost the same capabilities of its older brother, the tiny unit (1.1 by 23 by 6 inches, HWD) is an impressive feat of miniaturization. The updated PS2 occupies 77 percent less space...

Slim unit, built-in network card/modem, fully compatible with original PlayStation 2

Xbox has better graphics ; new PS2 has only two controller ports versus four on GC and Xbox ; no hard drive, FireWire ; large external power supply

The slim, redesigned PlayStation 2 is the way to go if you're buying a new unit, but there is no real reason to upgrade from the original. The new PlayStation 2 is roughly one-fourth the size of the original and one-sixth the size of an Xboxand looks...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Matthew D. Sarrel (pcmag.com)

Sony Playstation 2

 

Small, has a wealth of titles, plays DVDs, has Dolby Digital surround sound, plays original PSX games, supports online gaming

Requires optional adapter to support more than two controllers, games are pricey

You'll enjoy good performance and more games than are available for any other controllers, but you'll pay more for the titles.

Mar, 2001

Expert review by : Antonio Wells (androidtapp.com)

Guitar Hero 5 for Android

 

Guitar Hero 5 for Android. Rock out on guitar, drums and bass with up to 20 of the hottest tracks and additional downloadable songs from Blink 182, No Doubt, Nirvana, Vampire Weekend, David Bowie and others! Play more songs, unlock more achievements,...

Play mini version of Guitar Hero on Android phones ; Fun and addictive game ; Download songs in high quality to rock out to

Can get repetitive after so many achievements

Yes! Rock Out with Your [S]ocks Out!

Apr, 2010

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Expert review by : Gabriel Vega (neoseeker)

Guitar Hero 5 Review (Xbox 360)

 

Neoseeker takes a look at the latest beast in the Guitar Hero franchise. Packing 85 songs from 83 artists, a slew of custom features and more. This is the most complete Guitar Hero title to date.

Sync issues are always a problem when it comes to these titles; thankfully Guitar Hero 5 presents a calibration page that is easy to use. Much like the tool found in Rock Band, timing visual notes and audio notes are what fix the delay, though we...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Guitar Hero 5 for the Xbox 360

 

Are you ready to rock? Again? It feels like only yesterday that the first Guitar Hero game hit the scene, but we are now in the middle of yet another ...

Same band-based rhythm gameplay ; Party Play mode is great ; Track listing is mostly current and relevant ; Xbox Avatar integration

Career mode is still disappointing ; No major innovations in gameplay ; Just an expensive track pack

As before, you can make the customized Guitar Hero-style rock star characters instead, if the whole cartoon-inspired Avatar thing isn't your cup of tea.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

While inheriting the basic functions and design philosophy of the current PlayStation 2, the internal design architecture of the new PlayStation 2 Slim has been completely overhauled, resulting in a slimmer and more lightweight form. Internal volume has been reduced by 75 percent, overall weight has been halved, and thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm. Its size is almost as small as a hardcover book, making it easier to carry around and enjoy games and DVD videos anytime, anywhere. Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port for network gaming, the PlayStation 2 Slim sets new standards in the fusion of design and functionality!

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver / White

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.2cm/17.8cm/18.2cm
Height:2.8cm/7.8cm
Weight:0.9kg/2.1kg/2.2kg/900g
Width:23cm/30.1cm

Display

Built-in Display: No

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Features

Developer:Namco / SCE London Studio / SCEE
ESRB Rating:T (Teen)
Genre :Music / Sports
Language version:DEU
Platform:PlayStation 3

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Name:Sony PlayStation 2
Type:Game console

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:2/2 Slim/2 Starter Pack
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PlayStation

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black/Charcoal black/Silver

Modem

Type: None

Multimedia

Analog signal format system:NTSC / PAL
Built-in speaker(s): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
I/O ports:2 x Controller Ports\n2 x USB\n1 x 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T\n1 x RJ-11C\n1 x DC IN\n
Power requirements:220 - 240V, 50/60Hz

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Game controllers included:Gamepad
Games included:Buzz!: The Sports Quiz / Singstar Pop Hits 3
Manual: Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Performance

Internal Memory:4
Number of controllers supported (max):2
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Platform:PlayStation 2

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
Video Out:1 / Yes

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:100-240 / 120 / 220-240
Power consumption (typical):35
Power Supply:35

RAM

Installed Size:32MB
Technology:RDRAM (RAMBUS)

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: No
Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:CD / DVD

Video Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Video Output

2D/3D Graphics Support:2D/3D graphics acceleration
Analogue Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video
Graphic Effects:Fog effects / Texture lighting
Max Resolution (external):1280 x 1024

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.2
Height :2.8
Weight:600 / 720
Width:23