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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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God of War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2005
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Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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God of War II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2006
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004
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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2001
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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Jak II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2003
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
2004
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Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan KonĨar added 2006
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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
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Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games