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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221 71
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
182 56
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
229 74
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
185 63
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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163 44
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
162 47
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
108 48
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
116 50
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
117 51
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

10
87 38
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

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112 49
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
71 24
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

13
105 54
Bully is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

14
83 40
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

The Best Playstation 4 Action Games

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77 36
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

16
78 34
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
83 37
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

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92 44
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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87 41
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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58 28
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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103 46
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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47 20
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
52 19
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
71 25
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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91 49
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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62 29
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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86 40
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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68 28
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

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58 29
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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86 42
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

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9 0
Prince of Persia: The Two Thro... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones 2005

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46 37
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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55 26
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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8 0
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Call of Duty 2: Big Red One 2005

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75 44
Ico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

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

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33 10
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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42 18
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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34 19
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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44 34
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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40 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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40 18
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

42
23 4
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

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44 30
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

44
32 24
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
49 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
51 30
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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30 19
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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12 1
Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Call of Duty: World at War 2008

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27 22
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

50
38 29
Gun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005