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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1
205 65
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
169 52
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
218 69
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
173 58
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

5
154 40
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
153 44
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
84 33
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

8
113 46
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
99 45
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

10
108 46
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
102 49
Bully is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

12
108 47
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

13
80 36
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

14
64 21
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The Best Playstation 4 Action Games

15
76 30
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

16
71 32
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

17
83 35
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
79 34
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

19
88 41
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

20
55 24
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
44 17
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The Best Subarus of All Time

22
87 45
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
98 43
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
65 21
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
59 25
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
48 17
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

27
22 2
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

28
67 26
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

29
83 38
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
84 39
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

31
54 25
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

32
42 33
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
74 42
Ico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

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

35
41 17
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
30 8
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added Twisted Metal: Black 2001

37
33 18
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
30 21
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

39
37 16
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
17 2
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003

41
39 31
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

42
47 34
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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43
36 17
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

44
12 1
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
The Thing 2002

45
28 18
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
22 18
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
37 29
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

48
35 27
Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005

49
45 29
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

50
27 13
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games