ALLKAPS 27 Member · Posted March 13, 2020 Share Posted March 13, 2020 (edited) Noticed a lack of PS2 info here (and on the internet in general) and thought this might be a good place to collaborate with other PS2 collectors to finally compile a definite PS2 list. I've been working on this list for a few years now, flushing out variants and oddities along with the standard "black label" and Greatest Hits sets. I've been working with a few people over the years.....MurdockEx, Supernintender, and a few other people (chime in below if you're here!) to try to compile this list, and I'm still finding variants, so this list is fluid. I will try to keep it updated and edit it to reflect the change and the date changes were made. PLEASE, if you see anything you think is incorrect, let me know so I can look into it. I have been collecting photos of everything on this list, but that doesn't mean something I've found isn't fake. Also, we can argue about the placement in the list of the .dot Hack games and the Disney Games later.... Things to Keep in Mind - (This is a work in progress!) "Black Label" Games What I consider "Black Label" may not be the true "first release" - For instance, any game that came with a movie ticket (having a callout on the front art for that ticket) may in fact be the first release, as they probably came out right before or while that movie was still in theaters. When that movie left theaters they reprinted the art without that "movie ticket" callout on front and removed the ticket. Therefore the "plain" art without the callout on front is actually the variant to the original "movie ticket" version To keep things simple, however, we consider any game without a callout on the front as the "black label" version, and any version that has an added callout on the front for something included with the game as the "black label variant". Greatest Hits Greatest Hits games can be found in 2 versions, Official released GH games and "Sticker" GH games. From my understanding (Supernintener can probably help me clear this up), at some point when a game was set to be released as a GH title, Sony sent out Greatest Hits stickers to place at the top on the backstock of black label titles to help them sell that inventory before they received their shipment of the GH version of those titles. As a result there are certain game that have both official and sticker GH versions. Then there are some games where there only seem to be a few sticker GH versions found, no official release. The thought is that some retailers may have placed those GH stickers on games that were not set to get an official GH release, mainly to be able to mark those games at GH prices and sell them cheaper. On the Greatest Hits page I will work on listing any "Sticker" Greatest Hits Games that have been found, but if they have no official GH release we do not count them towards the total number of GH games released. Variants Variants refer to any version of the game besides the normal Black Label release (see above). This includes everything below. In the case of Part of Set/NFR games they are included on the variant list as well as the "Multi-Game Sets list". This is done so you know that you need to watch out for these games that came as a part of a set, as they often get separated from the larger set and resold individually in the secondary market. Variant Terms/Naming: Art Variant (any major change to the artwork besides adding a "bonus" callout to the front) Movie Ticket Variant/Cover Callout (free movie ticket inside added) Bonus Item Variant/Cover Callout (free comic book or guide book or other bonus callout on the front or back) Error Variant (Artwork with an error that was later fixed) Magazine Variant (Free magazine subscription callout, usually on back) Rental Store Variant (Movie store rental art that is different then the actual released art) Not For Resale/NFR (Games marked NFR on the front, not to be confused with the NFR/Part of set - see below) Part of a Set/NFR Variant (Games that came as part of a set - usually marked as NFR- Part of set on the back) Publisher Variant (Games that changed publishers and have versions with altered/changed publisher logos) Bonus Disk Variant (Games that came with a free CD/DVD/Demo disc) Collectors/Special Edition (Games that came in a special edition with different art/bonuses) UPC Variant (games that have multiple UPC versions) SLUS/SKUS Variant (Games with multiple/errors to the SLUS/SKUS number) Canadian Variant (NTSC Games that have a Canadian Version, usually bilingual) Disc Variant (Games where the art on the disc changed/disc went from Blue to silver) Lists will be below......(Stay tuned...) Edited April 15, 2020 by ALLKAPS 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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