Total Nerd The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games  

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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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1
253 80
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
294 102
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
290 89
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
234 80
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

5
201 54
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
214 58
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
160 55
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
139 55
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
141 62
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

10
142 56
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
107 44
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

12
142 59
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

13
92 31
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
120 50
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

15
98 43
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

16
115 50
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
72 25
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
97 49
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

19
97 42
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

20
93 31
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
91 40
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
101 47
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
79 32
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
127 53
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
68 31
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games