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Download PS2 Games – How to Download PS2 Games Online

What would you say if I told you, you can now download PS2 games online? Not only has the newly arrived PS3 been out for quite a while now…but the previous systems games (the PS2) are still costing almost as much as they did when released. These days it now a lot more convenient and practical to be able to download PS2 games online and transfer to DVD through the power of the internet.

When downloading any software program or game from the internet it is always good to know the risks and issues involved. There has been much publicity in recent times on people using illegal peer-to-peer applications to enable free downloads. This is where you really benefit from using one of the paid services online for peace of mind when do download PS2 games. For a one time fee, not only do you get peace of mind any files downloaded are legal, safe and virus free, but also many of the better download sites will offer a comprehensive library of PS2 games.

Having the service archive a list of games and provide both the games, software and licensing required is generally well worth what is typically a once off nominal fee.
So, Are these sites user friendly and easy to use? Well, from the investigation I have done most seem to be. Of the 3 sites tested the process generally involves logging onto the website, performing a search for the games title, then clicking the ‘download PS2 game’ button. The game will generally take around 2 hours to download, (although this may change depending upon the speed of your internet connection).

Upon downloading the games will need to be transferred to DVD before they can be played on your PS2. Thankfully each of the services I subscribed to had their own DVD burning software, and as I have a DVD burner in my laptop is was no issue transferring the games onto disk.

Which are the best sites to use? There are quite a few sites available; many may be specific to a certain platform of console. Generally speaking the services that offer a large collection of games and downloads (think 10,000+) are reliable platforms that will offer both a good service and solid support and tools for the user should you encounter any problems.

Hyperiums Review

Overview
Hyperiums is a space based real time strategy game. This is a game designed around the social aspect of online RTS gaming. Although some will find mild success with playing solo, or pirating as it’s referred to in the game, the majority of players will belong to an alliance.

This game can be played at home or from work as there are no ads in the game and is text based with very light game created graphics so there should be nothing that should be stopped by traditional work filters

The Facts (on a 5 star scale)

Graphics – 3

The simple fact is this is a text based game with virtually 0 graphics. There are some space fleet graphics that cycle through in the back ground and the planets icons are simple but clean. The font is easy enough to read as a yellowish font on a dark background. Nothing is fuzzy or hard to see. The only thing keeping this from getting a higher rating is the complete lack of any real graphics.

Replay Value – 4

I have been playing this game for six years now. This game is NEVER the same from day to day. You can be part of an alliance, you can commit treason and sell your alliance’s planet list (if you have access), you can try to be a peaceful trader, you will fight in wars for territory, and the list goes on… The only thing that keeps this from getting a 5 is if you are a warmonger then you at some point you will become bored with the game.

Community – 5+

If I could give this a 6 I would. The Hyperiums community is like none other that I have been part of. They support and develop tools for the game and keep them updated and are CONSTANTLY making some kind of improvements. Even the author of the site will chime in from time to time and help the devs with things. Please do not misunderstand; there is also a fair amount of whining, complaining, and flaming done on the msg boards but its all in good fun and part of the game.

Its worth mentioning here that if you are not an avid mIRC user then you are going to want to be to play this game.

Mechanics – 4

The learning curve on this game is hard to explain (which is why it gets a 4 and not a 5). Its somewhat difficult to master the game (not anywhere near as hard as say E.V.E) but if you get in with a good alliance you should be fine. This game is a RTS game that is based on “time ticks” certain events that happen every day at the same time (based on server time of course). Once you learn these the game becomes much simpler.

The goal of the creator of this game is to create a permanent game that never has to be reset. Having said that in the time that I have been playing we have had 2 major resets (not bad for 6+ years)

Feel- 4

The overall game play and feel of this game works well together, there is not really anything about this game that makes it feel out of place or awkward. Its a fun place to play a game when you have 5min or 2hrs to kill. As the game progresses it does take up more of your time. Once you get far enough in the game it’s easy to spend 3-5hrs a day on this game and sometimes more. This is for the permanent game; if you cannot commit this much time there is a RLF (Real Life Friendly) version of the game that moves at a much slower pace with the “time ticks” spread out more. Some people play both!!

Personal Impressions

As stated above I have been playing this game for sixish years so yes I like it a lot. We have just had a hard reset on the game so it’s a good time to get in a learn as even the vets of the game are having to figure out a few things again!! I am not naive, this game is not for everyone; however, if you like politics, war and strategy this is game is worth trying out.

Wartune Game Review

Wartune is a free to play fantasy based RPG game that you can easily play online. Not only is it a 2D browser based RPG video game, but there are also elements that borrow features from the RTS genre as well. Whether you are a fan of both genres, Wartune might have something here that will interest you.

In similar fashion to many other browser based RPG video games, you will start off creating your own character that you will want to use for the duration of the entire video game. There are only three basic classes to choose from and they include a “Mage”, “Knight” or “Archer”. Sadly you will be unable to alter the appearance for your character so you are pretty much stuck with the generic designs that the developer has chosen for you. Still, the character design in this game is impressive overall and some gamers won’t be too fussed about this.

I must say that the game takes a bit of time to load every time you boot the game up for the first time. I’m not sure if this will happen with everyone, but the game needs to be patched so be prepared to wait patiently before you begin the game. Thankfully, you can play a neat mini-game to pass the time while the game loads. This is a first for a free to play video game and a nice touch in my opinion, although the mini-game doesn’t appear when long loading times occur when you actually start the game itself.

Once the game finally starts, your character enters a forest-like area called “Enna Pass”. The first thing you have to do is approach a menacing looking Mountain Bear and try to kill it. This serves as the game’s first battle sequence as it teaches you the basics of the game’s combat mechanics.

Combat in Wartune is the traditional turn based system used in lots of other RPG video games. All you have to do is click on an attack or skill that you want to execute at the bottom of the screen and your character will automatically respond in kind. The combat in this game is fast paced and the animation is impressive to say the least. This isn’t the kind of turn based RPG game where the characters are slow to react your button commands.

As you progress, there will be more members that will join you in your party that can aid you in battle. One of the more helpful members that tag along early on in the game is a young girl that heals you in the background. If you take a lot of damage during battle, she will ensure your life bar is full enough for you to survive the duration of the battle.

This helpful lady is actually a character that you need to save from danger at the very beginning of the game as she is being attacked by a group of angry bears. Although some people might say saving a “damsel in distress” is one of the most clich├ęd stories in the history of mankind, but I personally didn’t mind the storytelling aspects that this game provided. It’s better than just approaching a random non playable character on the street and accepting quests like that as most other games do.

As previously mentioned, Wartune is not only an RPG video game but it also includes RTS elements in there as well. Once you save the young girl, you will travel back to her city and then the city building aspects of the game are introduced. Much like in RTS video games, you will have to collect resources for your city and construct buildings. The integration between the RPG and RTS elements work really well. The loot you receive from killing monsters on the ground level can be used to upgrade the buildings in your city and so forth. It’s a neat feature that is not seen in any other game I’ve played recently.

Graphically, Wartune looks amazing for a browser based video game. The character models look highly detailed as does the environments. This does come at a price though because as I previously mentioned, the loading times are pretty lengthy and frequent too. The loading times aren’t unbearably long like they are in other video games, although they will annoy you.

Overall, the presentation in Wartune is commendable with a great soundtrack to listen to and sound effects throughout. It’s also worth mentioning that the game’s interface is nice and clean and does not appear cluttered with too many icons and buttons like in other browser based video games.

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