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Posted on Nov 12th 2011 at 05:55:06 PM by (noiseredux)
Posted under PlayStation 2




So for some reason I started thinking about PS2 games that could go online. I decided to start researching which ones might still have their servers online, and I found a pretty awesome site: http://www.ps2onlinegaming.com/ which is apparently still pretty active. I also did some poking around elsewhere and found that it was quite possible for me to take my PS2 games online even using my 60GB PS3. Considering how many of us have large collections of PS2 games, I thought it'd be fun to organize an informative guide outlining the process of getting online, and which games are still online so that we can all try to play some last-gen games together live.







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Getting Online

If you're playing with a fat PS2, then you obviously need the Network Adapter. Here's the GameStop link: http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/accessories ... pter/20463 ...$15 isn't too bad. Just do a local zipcode search.

If you're playing with a slim PS2 or a backwards compatible PS3, then you're all set. The Network Adapter is built into the slim PS2, and the PS3 will just use your PS3's wi-fi or ethernet.

Whether you're using a PS2 or backward compatible PS3 you need to save a network setup profile to your PS2 (or virtual) memory card. To do so you can use the official Network Setup Disc that came with the PS2 Network Adapter, or there are quite a few games that have a network setup utility as a feature on them.


PS2 Games That Include Network Setup Utility*

Amplitude
Area 51
ATV Offroad Fury 3
ATV Offroad Fury 4
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Champions: Return to Arms
Conflict: Global Terror
Deerhunter
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre
ESPN NFL 2K5
EverQuest Online Adventures
FIFA 2004
Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd
Jak X: Combat Racing
Madden NFL 2005: Collector's Edition
Medal of Honor Rising Sun
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (and remix edition)
NHL 2K7
Outlaw Golf 2
Ratchet: Deadlocked
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Rogue Trooper
Sniper Elite
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals: Combined Assault
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star wars: Battlefront 2
Tribes: Aerial Assault
Timesplitters 2
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
Rogue Trooper
Sniper Elite
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals: Combined Assault
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star wars: Battlefront 2
Tribes: Aerial Assault
Timesplitters 2
Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior

*I snatched this list from the link above, but it's not complete. For instance, I found the setup utility on my copy of Madden 2005 Collector's Edition, so I added it to the list myself. If you find other games that have this utility, please let me know so I can add it. Worst case scenario, someone might need to find a cheap used 99 cent game from this list to setup their network settings.


And now the good stuff -- which games can we still play online?


Games That Still Have Their Servers Up*

* Band of Conquer
* Call of Duty: Finest Hour
* Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
* Call of Duty 3
* Champions of Norrath
* Champions: Return to Arms
* Cold Winter
* Colin Mcrae Rally 2005
* Conflict: Global Storm
* Conflict: Global Terror
* Crash 'N' Burn
* Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
* Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
* Deer Hunter
* Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
* Delta Force: Black Hawk Down - Team Sabre
* Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey
* EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers
* Family Feud
* The Fast and the Furious
* Final Fantasy XI
* Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia
* Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan
* Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess
* Flatout
* Flatout 2
* Frankie Dettori Racing
* Full Spectrum Warrior
* Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
* Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows
* Godzilla: Save the Earth
* Heroes of the Pacific
* Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge
* Hustle, The: Detroit Streets
* IndyCar Series 2005
* Killzone
* The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact
* The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2
* The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation "A"
* Major League Baseball 2K11
* Marvel Ultimate Alliance
* Midnight Club 2
* Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition
* Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition Remix
* MLB Slugfest: Loaded
* Moto GP 4
* MTX: Mototrax
* MX vs ATV Unleashed
* MX vs ATV Untamed
* NBA 2K11
* Outlaw Golf 2
* Outlaw Tennis
* Outlaw Volleyball Remixed
* Pool Shark 2
* Ratchet Deadlocked
* Risk: Global Domination
* Robotech: Invasion
* Rogue Trooper
* Rugby League 2
* Serious Sam: Next Encounter
* Sniper Elite
* SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs
* SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
* SOCOM III: U.S. Navy SEALs
* SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault
* Spy vs. Spy
* Stacked
* Star Wars: Battlefront
* Star Wars: Battlefront II
* The Bigs
* The Hustle: Detroit Streets
* TOCA Race Driver 3
* Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
* Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm
* Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2
* Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3
* Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown
* Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
* Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
* Top Spin
* Total Club Manager
* Trivial Pursuit: Unhinged
* Urban Chaos: Riot Response
* Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
* Winning Eleven: Pro Soccer 2007
* Winning Eleven: Pro Soccer 2008
* World Championship Paintball
* World Championship Poker
* World Championship Poker 2
* World Championship Poker: All In
* World Championship Pool 2004
* World Championship Snooker 2004
* World Championship Snooker 2005
* World of Poker
* World Series of Poker
* World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
* World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets
* WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW
* WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006
* XIII
* X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

*Now this is the important part. Here's the games that seem to still be online. I confirmed XIII myself, although I was the only one on. The list here is condensed from a larger list from Wikipedia that mentions every game with online capabilities, including ones that are offline. However, if you happen to find that a game NOT listed here still has its servers up, PLEASE let me know! It's also possible that some of these games are now offline, so update me on that as well.


LAN Games*


25 To Life
Armored Core: Last Raven
Armored Core: Nexus
Armored Core: Nine Breaker
ATV Offroad Fury 2
ATV Offroad Fury 3
ATV Offroad Fury 4
Call of Duty 2 Big Red One
Colin McRae Rally 2005
Conflict: Global Terror
Crash Tag Team Racing
Fight Club
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
Godzilla: Save the Earth
Gran Turismo 4
Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd
Heroes of the Pacific
Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge
IndyCar Series 2005 (PAL release)
Jak X: Combat Racing
Juiced
Midnight Club 2
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Midnight Club Dub Edition - Remix
MotoGP 4
MTX Mototrax
Nascar Thunder 2004 (At main menu press L2+R2+Triangle to unlock LAN mode)
OutRun 2006
Project Snowblind
Robotech Invasion
Rogue Trooper
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs
SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals: Combined Assault
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
Street Racing Syndicate
The Fast and the Furious
TimeSplitters 2
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
TOCA Race Driver 2
TOCA Race Driver 3
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk's Underground
Tribes Aerial Assault
Twisted Metal Black Online
Urban Chaos: Riot Response
Virtual On

*This list is copy/pasted straight from PS2OnlineGaming.com, and is of interest because we can use XLink Kai, a PC program, to connect our PS2's to our computer and "trick" the LAN settings in the game to get them to connect to other players online. Personally, I haven't set this up yet myself, but link with info/download is here: http://www.teamxlink.co.uk/?go=games


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Comments
 
Thats very good info, thanks for sharing.
 
I remember being so super impressed that a co-worker and I could play Resident Evil Outbreak online with each other on our PS2s. I still have the USB keyboard I purchased specifically so we could chat between games.

I also remember purchasing the HUGE FFXI box that came with the network adaptor and then realizing it was an MMO and never opening it. Wish I would have held onto that one.

Other than that I didnt really tinker around with the online functions since almost none of the other online games appealed to me.
 
Still have my FFXI box sitting on a shelf above my TV.
 
I used to love GameStop for having those network adapters for so cheap.  I used to resell them all the time for $45 easy.
 
Awesome! I might have to get into MY PS2 games during the Holiday season when I have some time off!

Thanks for sharing this noiseredux!
 
I am one of the admins from ps2onlinegaming.com. Somebody just showed me this post and I thought it was cool our site was mentioned. I've been on the digital press forum for awhile and always saw the link to this site and I have even visited here a few times. I never got around to registering though until now, but this seems like a cool place.

Back to ps2 stuff. For the list of which ps2 games are still online we have a list on our site that took that wikipedia list and updated it a bit and fixed some errors:

http://www.ps2onlinegaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=17

Deerhunter and Family Feud are basically offline by the way. It's impossible to connect to anyone with those games, even though you can take those games online partially. More info is at that link too. Also, Band of Conquer isn't a game that exists as far as I know. They probably mixed that up with the Brothers in Arms games which are still online in North America.
 
Maybe someone could do a list for PSP games?
 
PSP hasn't even been phased out yet...
 
Nice, I like it!

 
@Shadow Kisuragi:Actually multiple games have had their online removed.

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