Action Replay 2 (PlayStation 2)

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The Action Replay 2 is a Game Enhancer device for the PlayStation 2. It was created by Datel. It supported cheat code entry but did not have tools for creating them. This was also the first Action Replay to use encrypted codes. The use of encrypted codes was to keep cheat codes from competing Game Enhancer software being used. The Action Replay software was stored on a DVD and new cheats would be stored on a standard memory card. Initially, a cheat disc for PlayStation 1 games was included. A automatic game recognition system was added which would automatically select the game that was inserted into the system. There was also multi region DVD player software. Codes were updatable through the use of a Broadband adapter or could be manually entered through use of a controller or standard USB keyboard. Game Saves can be compressed on the memory card or can be transferred to and from a Pen Drive, which is included in some releases.

The broadband support is somewhat spotty as any broadband provider that uses PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) will not work with this product.

Older Revisions

Unfortunately, certain older versions of the Action Replay became incompatible with some revisions of the PlayStation 2. This was only correctable by getting a replacement disc from Datel.

GameShark 2

After Mad Catz aquired the Gameshark name in 2003 it released the Gameshark 2 in March. Datel then released the Action Replay in the US under the Action replay label. Thus, for the first time the GameShark and Action Replay were competitors in the US market.


  • Action Replay 2
  • Action Replay MAX
  • Action Replay MAX EVO Edition (16, 32, and 64 MB editions) - Standard Action Replay Max version but with flash drive and MAX Drive functionality)
  • PS2 Action Replay MAX Limited Edition (Included a 16MB PS2 memory card)
  • Action Replay Ultimate Codes - Action Replay which is made for a single game. Known Releases include:
    • Gran Turismo 4
    • True Crime
    • Wrestling Max Pack
    • GTA Max Pack
    • Spider-Man: The Movie
    • Medal of Honor: Frontline
    • Max Payne 2
    • Silent Hill 3
    • Soul Calibur 2
    • Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas
    • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    • Metal Gear Sold 3:Snake Eater
    • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    • Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy X
    • Need for Speed: Underground 2
    • Baldur's Gate
    • Dark Alliance II



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