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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238 77
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
282 86
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
282 100
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
223 79
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

5
195 52
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
202 56
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
157 53
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
135 53
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
133 60
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

10
136 55
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
137 57
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
104 44
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

13
90 31
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
117 50
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

15
94 43
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

16
113 50
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
95 48
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

18
96 41
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

19
91 30
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

20
67 24
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
122 51
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
98 47
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
87 40
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
66 31
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
55 23
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
75 32
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

27
104 43
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

28
100 44
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

29
77 30
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
65 32
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

31
34 5
Black is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added 2006

32
60 31
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

33
32 5
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2002

34
52 41
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

35
60 28
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

36
51 21
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

37
48 19
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
39 12
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added 2001

39
50 35
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
57 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
39 20
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

42
47 19
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

43
81 46
Ico is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

44
57 31
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
35 26
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
55 30
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
37 16
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

48
43 30
Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

49
38 26
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

50
32 20
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games