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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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God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2007 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
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Shadow of the Colossus ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2005 (Team Ico)
3
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2005 (Capcom)
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God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2005 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
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Grand Theft Auto: San An... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2004 (Rockstar North)
6
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snak... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2004 (Kojima Productions)
7
Grand Theft Auto: Vice C... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2002 (Rockstar North)
8
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2005 (Capcom)
9
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2006 (Rockstar Toronto)
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Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2003 (Rockstar North)
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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2001 (Konami)
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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2002 (Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo)
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Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2002 (Square)
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Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2005 (Square Enix)
15
Jak and Daxter: The Prec... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2001 (Naughty Dog)
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Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2001 (Capcom)
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Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2006 (HexaDrive)
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Prince of Persia: The Sa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2003 (Ubisoft)
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Jak II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2003 (Naughty Dog)
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Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2004 (Namco)
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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2001 (Rockstar Toronto)
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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin M... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2005 (Midway Games)
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Star Wars: Battlefront I... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2005 (Savage Entertainment)
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God Hand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2006 (Clover Studio)
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Resident Evil Code: Vero... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Released: 2000 (Capcom)