List of PS2 games that work with Dualshock 1 controllers

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List of PS2 games that work with Dualshock 1 controllers

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Many of you might now know this, but the dualshock 1 controller for the Playstation 1 works with many games on the Playstation 2. It is completely dependent on the games though, so some work with the dualshock 1 while others do not.

Why would anyone even care about dualshock 1 controllers working on a PS2 some of you make be thinking?

Well I find that they are built a lot better that dualshock 2s for the Playstation 2. The analog sticks especially are why I prefer the dualshock 1 over the dualshock 2. I find that they wear out a lot slower than their Playstation 2 controller big brother. To me, the movements of the analog sticks feels a lot more fluid and smooth and I notice a big difference in first person shooters especially when I substitute the dualshock 2 with a dualshock 1.

A dualshock 1 is also beneficial because unlike a dualshock 2 it does not have squishy analog buttons. The buttons on ps2 controllers are all squishy because they are pressure sensitive. This can add cool features in some games (and is why some games do not support dualshock 1 controllers, but for many all it means is that now you have to jam down on the face button really hard to get it to recognize you are pushing it in. The dualshock 1's buttons are not pressure sensitive, so the slightest press moves them down and lets the game recognize this.

List of PS2 games that work with a dualshock 1 controller

So here is an in progress list of which games do work with it and which games do not work with a dualshock 1 controller. I have personally tested about half of these. If you guys own a dualshock 1 and discover a game that also works with dualshock 1, post in this thread and I will add that game to the list. If you discover a game does not support dualshock 1 controllers, post in this thread as well to let us know.

The games in the list are in alphabetical order for your viewing pleasure :D .

Works with Dualshock 1 Controllers

Armored Core 2
ATV Offroad Fury 2
ATV Offroad Fury 4
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
Cold Winter
Contra: Shattered Soldier
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
Devil May Cry
Disaster Report
Downhill Domination
Dynasty Warriors 3
Eye Toy: Play 2
FlatOut 2
Ford Racing 2
Freedom Fighters
Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror
G1 Jockey 3
Gallop Racer 2001
Grand Theft Auto 3
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Heavenly Guardian
Hitman: Blood Money
Katamari Damacy
Madden NFL 2004
Max Payne
Midnight Club 2
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix
NASCAR Thunder 2003
NBA Live 08
Project Snowblind
Quake III Revolution
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk
Red Dead Revolver
Red Faction 2
Resident Evil 4
Rogue Trooper
Samurai Warriors
Serious Sam: Next Encounter
Shadow the Hedgehog
Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
Smuggler's Run
Soldier of Fortune Gold
Sniper Elite
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Mega Collection Plus
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic Unleashed
Taito Legends 2
Tales of Destiny Director's Cut
Tales of Symphonia
Tales of the Abyss
The Mark of Kri
The Simpsons Game
The Warriors
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
Timesplitters 2
Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm
Tribes: Aerial Assault
Twisted Metal: Black
Urban Chaos: Riot Response
World Championship Poker
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009

Work with Dualshock 1 Controllers Partially

Area 51 (works at first but is buggy)
ESPN NFL 2K5 (Top buttons do not work)
SOCOM I (Playable, but cannot throw grenades, going prone is difficult)
SOCOM II (Playable, but character animation is jerky due to the game alternating between standing and crouching, can't go prone)
SOCOM 3 (Prompt at start-up forces DS2 usage)
SOCOM: Combined Assault (Same as SOCOM 3)

Doesn't Work with Dualshock 1 Controllers

Burnout 3: Takedown
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Crash: Mind over Mutant
Crash of the Titans
Crash Tag Team Racing
Family Feud
Fatal Frame
Final Fantasy XII
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball Max'd
Jak X: Combat Racing
Mad Maestro!
Medal of Honor Frontline
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
Outlaw Golf 2
Spider-Man 3
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront 2
State of Emergency
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Taito Legends
Tales of Legendia
The Bouncer
The Incredible Hulk
The Matrix: Path of Neo
The Simpsons: Hit & Run