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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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218 68
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
180 54
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
183 61
God of War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

4
225 73
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

5
161 44
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
161 46
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
106 48
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
117 50
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
87 37
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

10
112 48
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
115 50
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
105 53
Bully is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

13
70 24
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
76 36
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

The Best Playstation 4 Action Games

15
81 40
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

16
92 44
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
77 34
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
86 41
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

19
81 37
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

20
47 19
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
58 28
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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22
70 24
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
102 46
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
51 19
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
90 49
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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

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

28
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

30
85 42
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

31
46 36
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

32
55 26
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
33 9
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added Twisted Metal: Black 2001

34
75 44
Ico is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

35
42 18
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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36
34 19
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

37
40 18
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
43 34
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

39
32 24
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
39 18
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
49 35
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

42
43 30
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

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43
22 4
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

44
51 30
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
7 0
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Call of Duty 2: Big Red One 2005

46
7 0
Prince of Persia: The Two Thro... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones 2005

47
29 19
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

48
37 28
Gun is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005

49
26 22
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

50
32 25
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Manhunt 2003