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
260 84
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
300 105
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
295 93
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
241 84
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005

5
203 57
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
217 59
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
162 58
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
140 59
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
143 63
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006

10
144 56
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
143 60
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
107 46
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001

13
93 33
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
122 51
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

15
99 46
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

16
115 52
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
73 26
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
98 51
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003

19
83 34
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

20
98 44
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004

21
111 43
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

22
70 32
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
94 33
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
92 42
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
102 49
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games