Playing the Last PlayStation 2 Game

Updated on July 21, 2020
cameronpridmore profile image

Cameron Eittreim has been a licensed Bail Bondsmen for five years, and he is the author of American Bondsmen ISBN: 978-1-365-49244-0

"Pro Evolution Soccer 2014" Cover
"Pro Evolution Soccer 2014" Cover

The Final Hurrah on the PS2

The PlayStation 2 was one of the most revolutionary consoles to hit the video game industry during its time, and the system was highly anticipated after the original PlayStation console set the mold for entertainment and value. The PlayStation 2 was the reason for Sega’s exit from the video game industry after blowing the Dreamcast out of the water, and the console was a stepping stone into the next generation of game consoles in terms of online gaming and home entertainment.

Surprisingly, the PlayStation 2 console was so popular that games were still being released for it well into the lifespan of the PS3 console, and I found out that the last game for the console was actually released on the date of the Sony PlayStation 4 console release. I took the time to sit down with the last PlayStation 2 game ever released, and I was pleasantly surprised by the console's final goodbye.

Title Screen
Title Screen

The Last Game: PES 2014

Playing the last game released for the PlayStation 2 was a stellar experience, and it felt kind of nostalgic to be able to purchase a sealed PS2 game that had just been released. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 is an officially licensed release, complete with the most current rosters and players for 2014. Konami spared no expense in developing this game, and the quality can be seen in every inch of the gameplay. I am not traditionally a fan of soccer games, but I was actually very impressed with the quality and overall fit and finish of this game. Although the homebrew community for the PS2 remains large, this is the last actual confirmed release for the aging console, which lived well past its intended lifespan.

"PES 14" Gameplay
"PES 14" Gameplay

What’s the Gameplay Like?

The thing about PES 2014 is that it captures the beauty of current soccer games, but still harnesses the power of the PS2. It seems like technology has advanced far enough to develop even higher quality games for the console at the end of its life cycle, and this shows in the beauty that is PES 2014. The first thing that I noticed about the game was the stellar graphics, they were crisp and color with detail in the players and the fields. The PlayStation 2 always had beautiful graphics but it seems like they have gotten better with age, which was not the case with the original PlayStation console.

The gameplay is very addictive, with the full rosters on every team current for the year 2014. The game has several sequences of gameplay where the player’s full characters are shown, with tremendous detail both in the facial expressions and the field. The gameplay modes are equally as fun, with an exhibition mode and a tournament mode as well. There is also a two-player mode as well, which is equally extensive to play with friends as well. Switching between players is a breeze, and at times the gameplay is very fast-paced. I would say that the multiplayer mode is the most entertaining part of this game, and if you have friends to play with that is definitely the preferred method of play.

How Does It Compare to FIFA 14?

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 is a stellar game when compared to FIFA 14, the graphics are actually as sharp as the graphics of FIFA 14, but the PlayStation 2 is a decade-old console. The sound is also crystal clear, and very detailed. The PS2 doesn’t have the advantage of an HDMI connection so it is pretty impressive to still see composite video connection display such a nice game picture. PES 2014 is a stellar example of just what the PlayStation 2 console is capable of. Playing PES 2014 was one of the most rewarding soccer experiences that I have enjoyed on a game system as of yet, and the icing on the cake was that it was for the PlayStation 2.

How Was the Last PlayStation 2 Game Ever Made?

I was pretty excited to have a chance to play PES 2014 for the PlayStation 2 console, not because I like soccer, but because I have been in love with the PlayStation 2 console since its release in 2000 when I owned both it and the Dreamcast. The PlayStation 2 was a groundbreaking console that changed the way that people see entertainment and video games, as it was the first console to also feature a built-in DVD player. The PlayStation 2 changed the game in more ways than one, and this game is the perfect final hurrah for a great console.

© 2017 Cameron Eittreim


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)