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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233 74
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
188 59
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
238 76
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
190 66
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

5
167 47
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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168 50
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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118 49
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
127 51
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
121 55
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

10
75 25
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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110 55
Bully is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

12
90 41
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

13
116 52
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
82 37
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

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87 41
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

16
11 0
Prince of Persia: The Two Thro... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones 2005

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98 45
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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90 41
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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86 38
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

20
78 35
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
59 28
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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94 49
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
49 21
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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53 19
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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105 47
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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71 25
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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65 29
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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71 28
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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88 41
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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59 29
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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88 42
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

32
46 37
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
55 26
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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77 44
Ico is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

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35 19
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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43 19
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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46 30
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

38
33 11
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added Twisted Metal: Black 2001

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41 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
44 34
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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

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50 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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23 4
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

44
32 24
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
51 30
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
28 22
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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30 19
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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38 29
Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005

49
33 25
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Manhunt 2003

50
29 15
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games