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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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207 66
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
171 52
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
220 70
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
176 58
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

5
156 42
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
156 45
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
116 47
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
102 45
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
85 35
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

10
111 47
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
110 47
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
103 50
Bully is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

13
68 21
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
81 37
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

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15
73 33
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

16
76 31
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
85 38
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
89 42
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

19
79 35
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

20
46 17
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
56 25
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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100 44
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
67 22
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
49 17
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
89 47
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
60 27
Spider-Man 2 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
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28
84 38
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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67 26
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
85 39
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

31
56 27
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

32
53 24
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
43 35
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

34
74 43
Ico is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

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

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36
31 9
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 22
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

39
37 17
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
37 17
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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40 33
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

42
47 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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43
12 1
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
The Thing 2002

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

45
29 13
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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47 29
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
38 29
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

48
36 27
Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005

49
17 3
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003

50
23 20
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games