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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1
275 95
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
271 84
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
225 74
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
217 76
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

5
191 51
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
194 55
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
153 53
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
133 53
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
129 59
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

10
130 55
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
86 28
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
131 56
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

13
100 44
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

14
93 40
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

15
114 48
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

16
111 50
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
93 47
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

18
94 41
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

19
63 21
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

20
88 29
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
98 46
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
87 39
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
65 30
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
118 51
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
53 22
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
73 32
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

27
98 43
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

28
77 29
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

29
97 44
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

30
65 32
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

31
60 27
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

32
54 31
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

33
51 41
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

34
51 21
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

35
30 5
Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added 2006

36
30 5
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added 2002

37
46 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
39 20
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

39
38 12
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added 2001

40
56 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
80 46
Ico is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

42
48 35
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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
53 28
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

46
56 31
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
36 16
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

48
20 3
Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added 2008

49
42 30
Gun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

50
30 24
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games