List of notable PS2 ports and remakes
|Bully||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||Wii: Cropped widescreen.
360/PC: Cropped widescreen. Explosions and punching noises are completely different. Edward's glasses are now gold. The gnomes show up as soon the game starts.
|Chaos Legion||✓||PC: A port based on the international versions of the game which altered gameplay elements, nerfed the player character, added new enemies while tweaking existing ones, and inflated EXP cost for Sieg's Legions. Notorious for its broken DRM with earlier copies, and has issues on modern hardware setups such as texture corruption (can be fixed) and crashes during loading screens (use ImageCFG on the fixed executable to make it use a single CPU core).|
|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/PS4/Xbox One: Widescreen Supports, Devil May Cry 1 is missing some video effects (like motion blur, depth of field) and has audio bugs. Devil May Cry 3 is based on the Special Edition but Various effects are broken (such as motion blur, ghosting, and depth of field) and textures lack transparency. Some updates have been released for PS4/Xbox one but not everything was fixed.
DMC3SE PC: Poor port from a third-party developer. the port in the had collection is superior.
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. Some issues can be fixed with mods and even added Style Switcher. Switch: Direct port of the console HD Collection. DMC 3 has an Official Style Switcher mode.
|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.
Switch: Improved version with HD sprites and QoL changes.
|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.|
|Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 1,3||✓||✓||✓||GC: Port of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 1 with cel Shaded Graphics.
PS3/360: HD collection (doesn't include widescreen Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2). Widescreen Supports.
|Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2,3||✓|
|Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King||✓||✓||✓||3DS: Include extra content but inferior graphics.
Android/iOS: no voice acting nor orchestrated soundtrack
|Fatal Frame 1||✓||Xbox: Titled "The director's Cut", has extra things added such as a first-person mode, a survival mode, a new ending, and more costumes to unlock.|
|Fatal Frame 2||✓||✓||Xbox: Titled "The director's Cut", has extra things added such as a first-person mode, a survival mode, a new ending, and more costumes to unlock.
Wii: Titled "Project Zero 2: Wii Edition" Based on Xbox Version. The game no longer uses fixed camera angles present in the first three games, instead of using the over-the-shoulder angle. The player is provided with a map on the screen to compensate for this change. A minor two-player mode is also supported in the main story. Many new cutscenes have been added to the game, expanding on the story, and several of the cutscenes from the original have been extended as well. The game is no longer determined by what difficulty has been selected. Instead, endings are now determined by how the player plays the game. The game has a new theme song, not in the original. A new mode, Haunted House, has been added, replacing Mission Mode.
|Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||Based on the international version. Redone character models. Rerecorded soundtrack (optional for PS4 and PC versions) is hit-or-miss.|
|God of War, God of War II||✓||✓||Stable framerate, screen tearing fixed. added bloom effect. Cropped widescreen, stretched HUD.|
|Grand Theft Auto III||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Grand Theft Auto San Andreas||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||PC: Many missing effects, worse textures and different map geometry, compared to the PS2 version. Some problems can be fixed by using mods.
PS3/X360: Based on iOS/Android. I removes multiplayer
PS4: As "PS2 Classic", emulated
|Grand Theft Auto Vice City||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Ico||✓||Runs in full 1080p and is based on 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 a massive slowdown, making it unplayable.|
|Kingdom Hearts, Re: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II||✓||✓||✓||✓||16:9 aspect ratio supports. Altered character models, music. Based on the updated Final Mix versions. PS3 Suffers from increased load time. 60fps supports in PS4/XBOX ONE and PC. Kingdom hearts 2 has some minor audio issues.
Re:Chain of Memories is remake of the GBA game.
|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. A much better port was released as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2.|
|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). The PC version served as the basis of the port featured in the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2.|
|Metal Gear Solid 2||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||Missing some visual effects, HD ports based on Substance. Missing the skateboarding mini-game.|
|Metal Gear Solid 3||✓||✓||✓||PS2: Original. 60 fps and widescreen supports are via hacks.
PS3/360/Vita: HD ports based on Subsistence.60 FPS. Widescreen Supports. Missing Metal Gear Online, Secret Theater, Snake vs. Monkey, and Guy Savage. Certain visual effects are reduced to the point where they are seemingly missing such as depth of field and rain. 3DS:Full list of Changes
|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.
Remastered version on PC as well as PS4 and Xbox One. Has higher resolution and updated models. But retains the original SD backgrounds, and doesn't include any update from the Xbox version.
|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 on 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||✓||✓||PS3: As "PS2 Classic", emulated.
PSP: Titled Persona 3 Portable. Option to play as a female protagonist. Let you control other party members in battle and guard, similar to Persona 4. Lacks "The Answer" from Persona 3 FES. No FMVs.
|Persona 4||✓||✓||✓||PS3: As "PS2 Classic", emulated.
Vita/PC: 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||✓||✓ (R)||PS3: 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.
|Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne||✓||✓||PS2: Original. "Hardtype" Hack for an increased challenge.
Switch/PS4: Redone character models. Better Visual effects. Has the ability to choose which skills to transfer to demons. New easy mode, A blur will appear on the sides of the screen every time there is FMV, in order to fill the screen. still uses compressed audio.
|Silent Hill 2||✓||✓||✓||✓||Windows: Port based on the Xbox version. Buggy, but the enhanced edition mod fixes all of the issues and adds a 16:9 aspect ratio, 60fps, higher quality FMV, and more, making it the definitive version.
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 at 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. Let 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: The PC version adds improved flashlight lighting, the ability to save at any time during the game, and 60 FPS gameplay. however, there are some points where the game will drop to 30. If you are running in HD, the DoF effects are rendered in native resolution, making them look pixelated but can be fixed with mods.
|Silent Hill 4: The Room||✓||✓||Windows: Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS in the retail and digital releases, while cutscenes are at 15 FPS in the physical release, but can be changed to 30fps using mods.
Some of the "hauntings" from the console version are missing. GoG-version is a port of the inferior European PC-version. Xbox: Just as good as the PS2 version, but with 480p support.
|Siren||✓ (R)||PS3: Titled "Siren: Blood Curse", it is a remake of the original ps2 version.
The American release of Blood Curse contains a slightly edited introductory scene, where a ceremonial stabbing is obscured by excessive camera shakiness. The European release of Blood Curse includes an exclusive making-of documentary titled Behind the Curtain of Terror, which is accessed via the PlayStation 3's XMB Video menu.
|Sly Cooper, Sly 2, Sly 3||✓||✓||The HD port has a different rendering system, and the soundtrack was remade. causing some moderate audio glitches, and minors visual glitches, The player can now invert the game's camera controls. Some of the glitches (mostly speed-running ones) were fixed. The cutscene from sly 2 in Monaco was removed.|
|Tales of The Abyss||✓||3DS: Loading times are shortened. Slightly more lag sometimes. Removal of Multiplayer. Some stats were changed for difficulties some of NA exclusive mystic arts were added to the Japanese version (Japan only). Only four save slots per game card. Some sidequest cut-offs have been altered. No world map glitch (can't keep Asch in party).|
|Tales of Symphonia||✓||✓||GC: Less videos and content. Battles at 60fps
PC: Based on the japanese PS2 version. Bad framepacing.
|Tekken 5||✓||✓||PSP/PS3: Titled "Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection". Changed Intro. More Balanced Gameplay. added moves. the Arcade Battle has been upgraded by adding twelve more ranking titles and removing one: Conqueror.
many new stages. These stages were actually modified versions of the originals that contained different textures, details, and stage music that make most of them unrecognizable. In the PSP version, there is a new mode called "Tekken Dojo".
|Yakuza 1,2||✓||✓ (R)||✓ (R) (Only 1)||✓ (R)
PS3: HD Remake "Yakuza Kiwami" (Japan Only). PS4/Xbox One/PC: HD Remake titled "Yakuza Kiwami" and "Yakuza Kiwami 2".
WiiU: HD Remake (Japan Only).
|Zone of the Enders||✓||✓||Vita version was quietly canceled after the poor reception of the HD Collection's initial release.|
|Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner||✓||✓||✓||PS3/360: Based on the PS2 PAL version of the game which has exclusive content. Higher quality FMV. 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/PS4: A VR remaster with updated textures, 4K support, new control style, various graphics settings, and the ability to play in VR from the view of the cockpit.