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  Welcome everyone to PSX Extreme's list of Playstation games to get for the holiday season, this year was an exceptional year in videogaming, primarily the Playstation, and the release of the Playstation 2. The shopping madness has now officially begun and we here at PSX Extreme bring you the list of games categorized by genres that you need to get for your holidays, whether it's Chanukah or Christmas or Kuanza. We will start of with the top three action games to get for Playstation.


1) Threads of Fate (Full Review, Buy It) - When Square first released Threads of Fate, I instantly fell in love with the game's amusing gameplay, the game wasn't very lengthy but each characters story was at least 10 hours, so it picking up Threads of Fate was a good decision. Taking a very different approach from the Final Fantasy games, Threads of Fate is a story of Rue and Mint, you have the choice of playing both stories, I prefer Rue's first since it is more dramatic and is more captivating. The visuals for the game were top-notch, no other action game could compete in that category, and the blend of RPG as well as action is great.

2) Medal of Honor: Underground (Buy It) - The follow up sequel to the Playstation's best first person shooter game, MOH: Underground is a marvelous videogame of tremendous magnitude. Steven Spielberg's videogame team Dreamwork's Interactive had created one fine game that lives up to its predecessor in more ways than one. The visuals are up to snuff, to say the least, the FPS gameplay is some of the best you can possibly play, this time around instead of being a male character, you control a female character and once again assassinating Hitler's army of nazis, this is the perfect gift, especially for Chanukah. 

3) Tenchu 2 (Full Review Buy It) - Activision's break through prequel to the original Tenchu is a must have action game for the holiday season. Tenchu 2 lets you play as three different ninjas (one being secret), with over 25 stages, as you play your journey, you will come across incredible plot twists, and very bloody action. The visuals aren't the best but they do get the job done, and the map editor option adds to the replay value. The action requires stealth a lot like Metal Gear Solid, so you NGS fans might really want to check out Tenchu 2 out. 


1) SpiderMan (Full Review, Buy It) - My pick as adventure game of the year definitely goes to yet another Activision game which is SpiderMan. SpiderMan is based on Neversoft's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater engine, and it is one amazing videogame that many won't forget quickly. While it isn't the longest game, it still has got a decent amount of replay value that should keep most committed gamers going. SpiderMan's enemies such as Doctor Octavius, Venom, Carnage and many more, are all here with the narration of Stan Lee in the background setting the scenes. Make sure you pick SpiderMan, this is one game you won't regret picking up.

2) RayMan 2: The Great Escape (Full Review, Buy It) - RayMan's return to Playstation was a very long one, but in the end it was well worth the wait. RayMan 2 had some shoes to fill over the Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 version, and it did the job well. The PS version of RayMan 2 features voice acting not found in any other available version of RayMan 2, and two extra exclusive stages. Although the visuals weren't the best of any console, they were certainly the some of the best the PSOne has seen. Do me and yourself a favor and pick up RayMan 2, it is an excellent game, that is very worthy of a purchase. 

3) Dino Crisis 2 (Full Review, Buy It) - I couldn't really decide which category I should insert Dino Crisis 2 in, but I felt that adventure was it. Dino Crisis 2 is the sequel to the Resident Evil-esque Dino Crisis, which was released last October to great sales and reviews. This years DC title is more fast paced, more exciting and has got the best graphics out of any other survival horror game that Capcom has put out on the Playstation. Regina is back and she's got a partner named Dylan who will help her kill tons and tons of more dinosaurs throughout this incredible journey. 

4) Chicken Run (Full Review, Buy It) - Being the best acclaimed movie of the year, Chicken Run is not only an amazing motion picture but its videogame adaptation is remarkable as well. The games visual sense is superb, the developer captured the witty essence of the movie and seamlessly re-created the visuals to make them look as good as the movie. The gameplay contains a chunk of elements taken straight from Metal Gear Solid and it's executed superbly so that the action is intense and at the same time amusing. And the games voice acting segments are first class, it really sounds like the movie, given the fact that the movie crew contributed to the dialogue. Make sure you give Chicken Run a purchase, it's one of the most enjoyable movie to videogame adaptations that have been released in quite some time. 

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