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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215 66
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
263 89
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
260 81
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
209 73
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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185 49
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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186 54
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
146 51
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
130 51
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
93 39
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

10
82 26
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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128 55
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
120 58
Bully is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

13
125 54
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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108 45
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

15
94 43
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

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108 49
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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96 43
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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89 46
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

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90 40
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

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59 20
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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83 37
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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83 28
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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62 28
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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115 49
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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51 21
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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68 31
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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74 28
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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95 43
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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63 30
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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22 2
Black is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Black 2006

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91 43
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

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49 39
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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51 30
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

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57 27
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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47 19
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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79 45
Ico is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

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36 11
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added Twisted Metal: Black 2001

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26 4
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

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47 34
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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35 24
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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43 18
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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53 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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36 20
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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42 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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54 30
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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29 23
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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22 5
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003

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30 19
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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16 2
Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Call of Duty: World at War 2008

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39 29
Gun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005