The Minds Behind PlayStation 2 Games

Interviews with Creators and Developers


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Imprint or Series:Studies in Gaming

About the Book

Featuring interviews with the creators of 37 popular video games—including SOCOM, Shadow of the Colossus, Tekken Tag Tournament and Sly Cooper—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of the original PlayStation 2 era. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega publishers and the uncertainties of public reception, the interviewees reveal the creative processes that produced some of gaming’s classic titles.

About the Author(s)

Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by Nintendo, Disney and EA Sports.

Series editor Matthew Wilhelm Kapell teaches American studies, anthropology, and writing at Pace University in New York.

Bibliographic Details

Patrick Hickey, Jr.
Foreword by Dave Warfield

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 243
Bibliographic Info: 89 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8854-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4843-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Studies in Gaming

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dave Warfield 1
Preface 3
Introduction 5
Craig Stitt, Ratchet & Clank 7
David Cage, Indigo Prophecy 13
Brian Eddy,­ Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy 18
Paul Guirao, Tekken Tag Tournament 26
Alan Flores, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 32
Luke Valentine, Mister Mosquito 36
Yoshitomo Moriawaki, Spider-Man: The Movie 40
Yoshitomo Moriwaki, ­Spider-Man 2 44
Glen A. Schofield, Blood Omen 2 50
Chris Zimmerman, Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus 53
Jeff Merghart and Dan Mueller, The Mark of Kri 60
Lindsay Gray, Katamari Damacy 67
Benjamin Johnson, Dragon Rage 71
Diarmid Campbell, The Thing 76
Amanda Tarr Forrest, Everquest Online Adventures 85
Scott Campbell and Kellan Hatch, War of the Monsters 89
Scott Henshaw, SSX Tricky 96
Robert Leyland, Tony Hawk Downhill Jam 101
Dan Mueller, ATV OffRoad Fury 106
Scott Campbell, Downhill Domination 109
Jeff Johnson, RedCard ­20-03 114
Bill Harrison, FIFA 2005 118
Kerry Whalen, FIFA Street 124
Dave Warfield, NHL 2002 130
Scott Henshaw, Def Jam Vendetta 135
Graeme Bayless, Madden NFL 2003 142
Jim Buck, NFL GameDay 2004 146
Audrey Leprince, Rainbow Six 3 150
Lindsay Gray, Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies 154
Scott J. Langteau, Medal of Honor: Frontline 157
Michael Gutmann, SOCOM: US Navy Seals 169
Kyle Shubel, Killzone 173
Paul Guirao, Dead to Rights 183
Scott Langteau, Call of Duty: Finest Hour 189
Alan Lawrance, Red Faction 199
Kyle Shubel, Shadow of the Colossus 204
Craig Kerrison, EyeToy: Play 212
Wil Mozell, NBA Street Vol. 2 220
Conclusion 233
Index 235