Total Nerd The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 2 at some point.

If you owned a PS2 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few action games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PS2 action games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling action games that were released for PS2. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Shadow of the Colossus are included on this poll, along with many more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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God of War II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Bully is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Jak II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

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Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

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Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

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Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Ico is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

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Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Manhunt 2003

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Gun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005

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Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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TimeSplitters 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Tekken 4 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 4 2001

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God Hand is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

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Sonic Heroes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Monster Hunter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Enter the Matrix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Hitman: Contracts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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The Simpsons Hit & Run is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games