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

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

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

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

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

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

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Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

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Bully is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The Best Playstation 4 Action Games

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

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Jak II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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

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

The Best FX Original Shows

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

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

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Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Black 2006

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

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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

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Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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

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

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Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

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Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

Freedom Fighters of India

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

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

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

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

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The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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Prince of Persia: Warrior With... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Prince of Persia: Warrior Within 2004

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Prince of Persia: The Two Thro... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones 2005

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Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Call of Duty: World at War 2008