The PlayStation 2 was a pretty great console. It saw some really amazing games from a variety of different genres and was the console that really got a lot of people into gaming. Although there were a lot of really popular games released on that console that are still classics and are easy to find for sale on websites like eBay, there are some games that are more difficult to find.
If you're into collecting video games, you'll know that some games can be incredibly rare and hard to find. Any serious game collector will know how good it feels to finally track down a complete copy of a game they've been dying to add to their collection, but it can be pricey! To see 10 hard to find PlayStation 2 games (and their prices!), keep reading.
10 Rule Of Rose
Rule of Rose was released in 2006 on the PlayStation 2 and is a pretty eerie horror game. This game is set in 1930 in England. This game follows the main character, a woman named Jennifer who follows a young boy to an orphanage, only to find herself trapped in a bizarre world, run by a group of cruel children.
This game was one that was fairly popular with lovers of horror games, but you'll definitely be searching for a long time if you want to add this game to your collection. To get a new, sealed copy, it's going to set you back close to $700. And for just the disc? It'll run you $200.
Kuon is a survival horror game that was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. This game is based on a traditional style of Japanese storytelling called a kaidan. This game, which is set in ancient Kyoto, is a really mysterious game that forces players to unlock the mysteries of the mansion where the game is set through magic and mysticism.
Sound like a fun game? You're going to have to shell out $167 just to get the disc. And if you want to get a new, sealed copy? That'll be $465.
8 Haunting Ground
Haunting Ground is a survival horror game that was released in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. This console is definitely one that had its fair share of creepy games and a lot of them have become pretty rare and collectible since they were released. In this game, the player controls Fiona, a young woman who finds herself trapped in a mysterious castle after being in an accident.
This game is one that's pretty popular among collectors of PlayStation 2 games, but it's not easy or cheap to find a copy. To get just the disc, it'll cost over $100 while a new, complete copy will cost $310.
7 .Hack Quarantine
.hack Quarantine is the fourth and final game in the .hack video game series. In this game series, a computer virus in an alternate timeline of the world crashes nearly every computer on the planet. Two years later, after the Internet was shut down for security reasons, a massively popular MMORPG is released.
Of all the games in the .hack series, .hack Quarantine is by far the most difficult one to get your hands on. Although the whole series can be pretty expensive, it's going to be the hardest and priciest to pick up a copy of this one. Just the disc sells for about $100 while a new copy goes for double that.
6 Blood Will Tell
Blood Will Tell was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004 and is based on the Japanese manga series Dororo. In this game, the main character has had his body ripped apart by a group of criminals. Throughout the game, the player has to hunt down and seek revenge on all 48 of them.
This game has become pretty difficult to come by these days. For anyone looking to pick up a copy, it's going to set you back anywhere from $84 to $272, depending on the condition.
5 Band Hero Superbundle
Games that allow us to live out our dreams of being rockstars and in hugely famous bands have been pretty popular for a while. Among music-based games that came out in the late 2000s was the PlayStation 2 title Band Hero. It was also released on other platforms, but the PS2 Superbundle is one that's pretty difficult to come across these days.
If you're looking to pick up the Superbundle version of Band Hero, it's going to set you back around $100 for a new, full set. That includes the game and the instruments, which really isn't that high of a price, all things considered.
4 Samurai Western
Samurai Western was released in 2005 on the PlayStation 2 and was never released on any other game consoles. The fact that this game was a PlayStation 2 exclusive that has never been ported to another console is probably part of the reason why it's so hard to come across these days.
In this game, the player controls a samurai who travels around the Old West looking for his brother. To get a brand new copy of this game, a collector is going to have to pay around $130.
3 .Hack GU Rebirth Special Edition
.hack GU Rebirth is the first in a three-part game series in the .hack universe. This game was released in 2006 exclusively on the PlayStation 2. The Special Edition version of this game, which is the most difficult one to find, came with the game as well as a collectible action figure.
If you're a huge fan of the .hack game franchise and you're looking to get a complete, new copy of this game, you're definitely going to have a tough time tracking one down. And if you do? It'll set you back over $200.
2 Growlanser: Generations Deluxe Edition
Growlanser: Generations is a combination of both of the first two Growlanser games and the only release of these games in the North American region. It was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004 and the deluxe edition of this game came with the two games as well as some extras like custom artwork, a game-themed watch, a game-themed ring, and the game's soundtrack.
In order to get this game with everything included in the deluxe edition, it's going to set a collector back close to $100. The fact that this is the only time these games were released outside of Japan definitely makes this hard to find.
1 Wild Arms Alter Code: F
Wild Arms Alter Code: F is an enhanced edition of the game Wild Arms and was released back in 2005. It's a remake of the original game as well as being an expanded and enhanced version. It has fresh graphics and an expanded storyline that made it really popular with fans of the original Wild Arms game, a popular RPG.
In order to pick up a new copy of this game, it's going to set you back around $130. Luckily, loose copies of just the disc are a lot easier to find and go for about $57.