Okay, if I had to pick my all-time top five PS2 games, they would be as follows:
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
From Beyond Good and Evil
and Evil Dead: Fist Full of Boomstick.
Now, of those five, I fully recognize that Evil Dead was not on the same level. It was not the perfect game, but damned if it was not fun, and playing a wise-cracking Bruce Campbell killing tons of zombies with guns and chainsaws is a pretty good way to kill some time.
A sequel came out last week, Evil Dead Regeneration, or, not so much a sequel, but another Evil Dead movie by a different company. Gamespot.com gave it a mediocre review, but said it was the best Evil Dead game so far. That was enough for me to go seek it out, especially when I learned it had a $20 price point.
AND THIS GAME IS FUCKING FUN!!!!! Not only do you kill zombies and monsters with shotguns and chainsaws and bloody finishing moves, you also get a flamethrower and a harpoon gun. But it gets better. You have a wisecracking midget zombie sidekick (voiced by goofy-ass Ted Raimi) who you get to totally abuse, who comes back to life no matter how many times you kill him. So you get to kick him into bad guys, and shove him down pipes, set him on fire, and all sorts of crazy shit. By midway through the game that damn midget has died more than Kenny on South Park. Has got a lot of funny cinematics, too.
Anyway, it's got good enough graphics for me. It's challenging without being hard, and I don't have to run to the internet for a walkthrough like a lot of games. Plus, you just can't beat gorey zombie combat and midget abuse. Good freaking stuff, dude, and for $20 I totally recommend it.
For the record, my favorite non-PS2 games are:
Hey! and the sequel to Katamari comes out on Thursday! Fuck yah!
**** except for that time that Tom B. Long's mama was giving two-for-ones.