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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218 66
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
264 89
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
261 81
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
210 73
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

5
186 49
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
187 54
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
147 51
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
131 51
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
84 26
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

10
93 39
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

11
121 58
Bully is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

12
128 55
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

13
126 54
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
95 43
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

15
108 45
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

16
108 49
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
96 43
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
90 46
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

19
91 40
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

20
85 28
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
84 37
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
59 20
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
116 49
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
62 28
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
51 21
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
24 2
Black is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added 2006

27
69 31
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

28
96 43
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

29
74 28
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
63 30
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

31
92 43
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

32
53 30
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

33
49 39
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

34
49 19
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

35
27 4
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2002

36
57 27
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

37
37 11
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added 2001

38
79 45
Ico is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

39
47 34
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
44 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
44 18
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

42
54 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

43
37 20
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

44
35 24
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
54 30
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
17 2
Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added 2008

47
23 5
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2003

48
29 23
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

49
36 25
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

50
30 19
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games