The From A to Z series lets our editors go back and take a look at games from past generations that are classics, overlooked gems, or just titles they remember fondly. The idea behind this is to pick five games from each letter of the alphabet, once a week to showcase. This delivers 26 weeks and 130 games to talk about. Hopefully it sparks some conversation, and of course plenty of memories.
Our second series will focus on Sony’s sophomore entry into the console business, the PlayStation 2.
Let’s continue with the letter “T”.
Tekken Tag Tournament
While I’m not a big 3D fighting fan, I do remember playing this title a ton on the PS2. Hanging with my other fighting game friends, I did enjoy giving it a shot and having some fun matches. It also gave off that “Vs.” feel with the ability to tag other characters in. Fun game, but still can’t beat my Street Fighter love.
Based on one of the best horror movies ever created, The Thing was a fantastic game and one hell of a creepy ride. Taking place after the events of the film, a group is sent to help and find out what happened to the original team sent to an Antarctic research facility. What they don’t know is, some form of alien has taken over that has the ability to replicate other living things. Trust no one.
Time Splitters 2
While everyone knows Timesplitters was one of the best games to launch on the PS2, the 2nd game in the series added so much more and almost perfected some great first person shooting on the console. Taking place in multiple time periods, players have to stop Timesplitters from changing the course of history.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
While THPS4 was bigger in more ways and may have been the better game in some people’s eyes, THPS3 was the game I spent the most time with. When I wasn’t grinding gear in Diablo II, I was playing Tony Hawk. Also, that soundtrack, so much nostalgia.
True Crime: Streets of L.A.
Yeah. Not the best game in the world. Most of the games I have listed so far haven’t been great, but I do remember having fond memories of this game. A “renegade” cop eventually taking on an ancient wizard in Chinatown. It had the trappings of an open world GTA, a brawler, and a shooter. It was a jack of all trades, master of none. I still liked it.
Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.