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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223 71
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
270 94
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
267 84
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
216 75
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

5
189 51
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
192 55
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
149 53
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
132 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
86 28
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
129 55
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
130 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
111 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
61 21
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
85 38
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
64 29
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
117 50
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
52 22
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
71 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
76 29
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

29
65 31
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
94 44
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

31
51 40
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

32
51 20
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
59 27
Silent Hill 4: The Room 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
46 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

36
39 20
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

37
29 5
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2002

38
38 12
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added 2001

39
26 4
Black is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added 2006

40
55 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
48 35
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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 26
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
56 31
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
52 28
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
30 24
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

48
37 26
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

49
23 6
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2003

50
31 20
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games