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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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184 55
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
206 58
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
158 46
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
161 51
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

5
148 33
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
141 35
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
108 42
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
93 39
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
79 30
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

10
78 33
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

11
95 46
Bully is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

12
101 44
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

13
101 44
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
75 28
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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15
67 29
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

16
80 33
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
88 39
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
77 32
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

19
43 14
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

20
59 21
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
18 1
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

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22
51 22
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
86 43
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
95 40
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
65 20
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
46 16
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

27
56 25
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

28
80 36
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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29
66 26
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
51 23
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

31
81 38
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

32
15 1
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003

33
39 31
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

34
51 24
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

35
72 42
Ico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

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36
29 7
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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37
32 18
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
38 17
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

39
28 21
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
36 17
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
35 16
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

42
37 31
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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44 33
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

44
28 18
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
26 13
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
19 17
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
43 29
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

48
34 29
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

49
38 25
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

50
29 24
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Manhunt 2003