Can you play PAL PS2 games on NTSC?

PAL – Phase Alterning Line – is in short the European standard for analog TV systems. So if you have a PAL Ps2 system you won’t be able to play games from for example the US that uses the NTSC system instead. Well you can, but not without modifications. There can be few or many differences in PAL vs NTSC region games.

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Do PAL PS2 games work on PS3?

While all PlayStation 3 consoles can play original PlayStation discs, not all models are PlayStation 2 compatible. There are a few PS2 discs that will not work on any PS3 model. Gamers could previously download PS2 classics and save game to the PS3 drive, but Sony closed the PS3 store in 2018.

Do PAL PS2 games run at 50Hz?

In the PAL region PS1 games are 50Hz, PS2 and Xbox games are a mixture of 50Hz and 60Hz (normally defaulting to 50Hz with an option to switch to 60Hz, but some games don’t provide the option and will only run at 50Hz).

Why are PAL games 50FPS?

It seems that the speed depends on the actual game instead of the console. So PCSX2 does need to worry what region the game is, since PAL games max at 50FPS it means a game in PAL has lower system requirements to run in full speed (Since it only needs 50 rather than 60.)


World Championship Snooker 2004 – Use a Y-fix offset of 48. These games are not compatible with PAL TO NTSC PATCHER WITH Y-FIX V1.06 BETA, but do work with ADR Patcher. The game display will be off-center.

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Can you play PAL games on a PS2?

This is intended to be an up to date list of PAL games for the PS2 and how to play them on an NTSC PS2. If you can add to this list, post here and credit will be given. These games have an option of running in 60hz (NTSC) as well as 50hz (PAL). No patching is needed.

What’s the difference between PAL and PAL60 on PlayStation 2?

A: PAL60 is a different PAL standard. It was developed in Brazil in 1976. It’s kind of like a hybrid between PAL and NTSC – it has the PAL colour pallete, but NTSC’s resolution and refresh rate. The Playstation 2 does not utilise PAL60 – it uses NTSC. Q: What is so bad about 50 Hz games? A: Ignorance is bliss, isn’t it?


Can you play AC / DC Live on PAL?

Game 16:9 480p 480p on PAL 187 Ride or Die Yes No No 24: The Game Yes Yes 7 Yes AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack Yes Yes No Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Yes No No

This is intended to be an up to date list of PAL games for the PS2 and how to play them on an NTSC PS2. If you can add to this list, post here and credit will be given. These games have an option of running in 60hz (NTSC) as well as 50hz (PAL). No patching is needed.

World Championship Snooker 2004 – Use a Y-fix offset of 48. These games are not compatible with PAL TO NTSC PATCHER WITH Y-FIX V1.06 BETA, but do work with ADR Patcher. The game display will be off-center.

A: PAL60 is a different PAL standard. It was developed in Brazil in 1976. It’s kind of like a hybrid between PAL and NTSC – it has the PAL colour pallete, but NTSC’s resolution and refresh rate. The Playstation 2 does not utilise PAL60 – it uses NTSC. Q: What is so bad about 50 Hz games? A: Ignorance is bliss, isn’t it?

Game 16:9 480p 480p on PAL 187 Ride or Die Yes No No 24: The Game Yes Yes 7 Yes AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack Yes Yes No Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies Yes No No