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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221 69
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
268 91
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
266 82
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
214 74
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

5
188 50
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
191 54
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
148 53
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
131 53
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
126 59
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

10
84 27
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
128 55
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
129 56
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

13
93 40
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

14
97 44
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

15
109 47
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

16
110 50
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
88 28
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
91 47
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

19
96 44
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

20
92 41
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

21
85 38
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
117 49
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
60 21
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
63 29
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
51 22
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
70 32
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

27
97 43
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

28
75 29
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

29
64 31
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
93 44
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

31
25 3
Black is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added 2006

32
51 40
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
50 20
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

34
53 31
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

35
58 27
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

36
29 5
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2002

37
45 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
38 20
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

39
55 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
48 35
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
37 12
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added 2001

42
79 46
Ico is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

43
45 19
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

44
35 25
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
56 30
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
51 28
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
23 6
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2003

48
29 24
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

49
36 26
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

50
30 20
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games