List of notable PS2 ports and remakes
|Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex||✓||The Xbox version of the game features reduced loading times and improved graphics (extra effects).|
|Devil May Cry 1-3||✓||✓||✓||PS3/360: Devil May Cry 3 is based on the Special Edition.
DMC3SE PC: Poor port from a third-party developer. Many problems can be fixed with mods.
DMC HD Collection PC: Direct port of the console HD Collection. Has bugs such as increased game speed on high refresh displays not seen in other versions.
|Disgaea: Hour of Darkness||✓||✓||✓||PC: Has content from the PSP version, but suffers from poor porting issues (e.g. locked internal resolution, bugs not present in other versions). A mod exist to fix many of these issues and beyond.|
|Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories||✓||✓||PC: Features content from the PlayStation 2 and PSP versions, higher resolution graphics than the previous versions, keyboard shortcuts, updated UI, and characters previously removed from the overseas versions.|
|Fatal Frame 1||✓||The Xbox has extra things added, such as a first person mode, a survival mode, a new ending and more costumes to unlock.|
|Final Fantasy X||✓||✓||✓||Based on international version. Redone character models. Rerecorded soundtrack (optional for PS4 and PC versions) is a hit-or-miss.|
|Final Fantasy X-2||✓||✓||✓||Redone character models.|
|God of War, God of War II||✓||✓||Stable framerate, screen tearing fixed. Cropped widescreen, stretched HUD.|
|Ico||✓||Runs in full 1080p and is based off the PAL version, so the extra content from that version is included. Supports Stereoscopic 3D.|
|Jak and Daxter, Jak II, Jak 3||✓||✓||Sub-HD, cropped widescreen, a few minor graphical glitches. Vita suffers from massive slowdown, making it nigh unplayable.|
|Kingdom Hearts, Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II||✓||Altered character models, music. Based on the updated Final Mix versions.|
|Mega Man X7||✓||PC: A direct port from the PlayStation 2 version. Lacks basic PC functionality, no video options, inferior graphics, no remapable keyboard inputs, and does not support controller despite using PlayStation 2 button prompts. May not work on modern operating systems. Released only in Korea.|
|Mega Man X8||✓||PC: Features mouse-supported interface, higher resolution modes (up to 1280x1024) but no anti-aliasing options, and supports gamepads (XInput is not 100% supported). Compatible on modern operating system. Limited North American release although some retail Asian versions are available in 2-disc multi-lingual versions (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, and Korean).|
|Metal Gear Solid 2||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||HD ports based on Substance. Missing the skateboarding mini-game.|
|Metal Gear Solid 3||✓||✓||✓||HD ports based on Subsistence, meaning that Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake are included. 60 FPS. Missing Metal Gear Online, Secret Theater, Snake vs. Monkey, and Guy Savage.|
|Odin Sphere||✓||✓||The original game: re-released digitally through PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir: an HD remaster (the original game with updated graphics) and remake (updated mechanics and new content) for PS3, PS4, and Vita.
|Okami||✓||✓||Altered visuals and credits in all ports.|
|Onimusha: Warlords||✓||A superior port, titled Genma Onimusha, was released for the Xbox. The Xbox version contains many updates to the game including enhanced graphics, new 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, new explorable areas, a new boss, new costumes and body armor, changes in enemy placements, and a three-tier charge attack to each weapon. Additionally, the inclusion of green souls adds a new dimension to the game.|
|Phantom Brave||✓||✓||✓||Wii: Enhanced port with updated graphics and new content (extra story chapter, new characters, and new items). Loading times are nearly non-existent.
PSP: Based the Wii version with extra recruitable characters.
PC: Features content from both Wii and PSP ports, higher resolution graphics than the previous console ports, and optional higher quality UI.
|Persona 3||✓||Titled Persona 3 Portable. Option to play as female protagonist. Lets you control other party members in battle and guard, similar to Persona 4. Lacks "The Answer" from Persona 3 FES. No FMVs.|
|Persona 4||✓||Enhanced port with extra content. Some voices have changed in the English dub.|
|Ratchet & Clank 1-3||✓||✓||Moderately buggy ports.|
|Ratchet: Deadlocked||✓||Very buggy port.|
|Shadow of the Colossus||✓||Stable frame-rate (30 FPS locked). runs in 720p or at an odd resolution (960x1080) if 1080i/p video is enabled on the PS3 so it may look a little off unless you disable those video modes. Based on the PAL release but is missing some minor bonus content from that version. Due to some questionable changes on the climbing physics, several of the time attack fights are imbalanced in this version with at least one of them practically requiring an exploit to complete its challenge time on hard mode. Supports stereoscopic 3D but the frame-rate tanks even lower than it does on the PS2 version with it enabled.|
|Silent Hill 2||✓||✓||✓||✓||Windows: Port based on the Xbox version. Buggy, but most of its issues can be fixed with various patches, including some of the ones listed here: Has lower quality FMVs than the PS2 version, worse fog rendering, lower quality audio, better lighting effects (The flashlight cone uses per-pixel lighting on the PC version instead of per-vertex like the PS2) and different shadow rendering (Soft shadows on the PS2 and Xbox but not on the PC). a 60 FPS hack is available - but it is known to cause bugs such as softlocking during certain cutscenes and sound effects doubling.
Xbox: Has the same lighting as the PC version but with the PS2-style soft shadows left intact, fog issues (albeit less noticeable due to the lower resolution), poor audio and the same relatively low quality FMVs by default. Can run in 480p.
Windows, Xbox, and PS2 "Directors Cut (EU)/Greatest Hits (US)" versions contain bonus material.
PS3/360: HD version based on unfinished code, resulting in an uncountable number of bugs and graphical/audio mistakes. Lets you choose between the original voicework of the game or a new redub done by a different cast made for this version... though results may vary. Stay far away.
|Silent Hill 3||✓||✓||✓||PS3/360: HD version based on unfinished code, and completely removed the original voice acting in favor of a new (subjectively worse) redub by a new cast. Same issues as Silent Hill 2 HD, but even worse. Again; stay far away.
Windows: Pretty much perfect if you're running at native resolution. If you are running in HD, the DoF effects are rendered in native resolution, making them look pixelated. Also runs at 60 FPS by default as opposed to the PS2's 30, however there are some points where the game will drop to 30.
|Silent Hill 4: The Room||✓||✓||Windows: An awful port with 15 fps cutscenes. Supposedly playable. There is a hack out there to fix this, but there are numerous other issues as well.
Xbox: Just as good as the PS2 version, but with 480p support.
|Sly Cooper, Sly 2, Sly 3||✓||✓||Sly Cooper's soundtrack was remade, one of the boss fights in the first game suffers from slight timing issues due to the music not being synced properly and the developer commentary tracks from Sly 1 were removed. Very decent ports all around, with some minor glitches. Supports stereoscopic 3D on the PS3.|
|Zone of the Enders||✓||✓||Vita version was quietly cancel after poor reception of the HD Collection's initial release.|
|Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner||✓||✓||✓||Vita version was quietly canceled after poor reception of the HD Collection's initial release. The Xbox 360 version runs worse than the PS2 version. The PS3 version runs even worse than that if unpatched. Post-patch, and it's easily the definitive version of the game.
PC: Upcoming VR remaster with updated textures, 4K support, and the ability to play in VR from the view of the cockpit.