Total Nerd The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing 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 role-playing 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 role-playing games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling action role-playing 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. This list contains items like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Dark Cloud. 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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Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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125 45
Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
2000

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Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
Luan Markos added 2006

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84 27
Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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64 17
Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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92 35
Dark Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Odin Sphere is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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32 15
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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34 18
Musashi: Samurai Legend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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36 20
Champions: Return to Arms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Champions of Norrath is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fanta... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Drakengard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
2003

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Tales of Legendia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Way of the Samurai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apoc... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Shining Force EXA is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Chaos Legion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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24 15
Monster Hunter 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
kitteness added 2005

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.hack//G.U. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
Amar Nahdi added

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Monster Hunter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Steambot Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Monster Hunter G is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse o... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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30 24
Deus Ex is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
2000

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Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
kitteness added 2003

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Drakengard 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Shadow Hearts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
zzdu69 added 2001

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20 17
Namco × Capcom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Fullmetal Alchemist and the Br... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crac... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games
Austin Clardy added 2009

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Warriors Orochi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Phantasy Star Universe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Shining Force Neo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miy... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Graffiti Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

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Digimon World 4 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games