The Best PlayStation 2 Shooter Games

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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 shooter 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're ranking the best PS2 shooter games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best-selling shooter 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. Games on this list include Resident Evil 4 and Grand Theft Auto III.

Vote for your favorite shooters that were released fo the PlayStation 2 below.

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  • Black
    1

    Black

    2006
    675 votes
    • Developer: Criterion Games

    A first-person shooter set in a gritty, war-torn world, Black offers players an adrenaline-fueled experience as they take on the role of Sergeant Jack Keller, a black ops agent tasked with bringing down a terrorist group. Featuring destructible environments and an arsenal of powerful weaponry, the game remains a standout within its genre due to its intense gunplay and groundbreaking visual effects. Alongside the thrilling campaign mode, players can also enjoy numerous challenges that test their skills at close-quarters combat and precision shooting. With its engaging storyline and visceral action, Black delivers a pulse-pounding gameplay experience that continues to resonate with fans of the shooter genre.

  • Medal of Honor: Frontline
    2
    240 votes
    • Developer: Electronic Arts, DICE Los Angeles, 2015, Inc.

    Stepping into the boots of Lieutenant James Patterson, players will navigate the treacherous battlegrounds of World War II in Medal of Honor: Frontline. Among its genre contemporaries, this title stands out due to its immersive, historically accurate setting and intense single-player campaign that has players infiltrating Nazi-occupied Europe on a series of daring missions. The game boasts memorable moments such as the iconic D-Day landing and stealthy assignments involving sabotage or assassination. Frontline's gripping narrative, authentic sound design, and challenging mission objectives combine to create a truly unforgettable, cinematic gameplay experience.

  • Call of Duty 3
    3
    Nov 07 2006
    192 votes
    • Developer: Exakt Entertainment, Treyarch

    Taking the fight to the European front of World War II, Call of Duty 3 delivers an action-packed experience where players are thrust into the boots of a diverse group of Allied soldiers. Among its defining features are the inclusion of multiple nationalities for player characters and a robust multiplayer mode, which boasts several different game types and supports up to 24 players simultaneously. The game's intense, well-paced single-player campaign showcases iconic battles such as the Falaise Gap and the liberation of Paris. With its captivating story, dynamic squad-based combat, and immersive gameplay, Call of Duty 3 represents a high watermark for World War II shooters on the PlayStation 2.

  • Resident Evil 4
    4
    473 votes
    • Developer: Capcom

    Revolutionizing the survival horror genre with its third-person, over-the-shoulder perspective, Resident Evil 4 sees protagonist Leon S. Kennedy navigating a mysterious European village in search of the president's kidnapped daughter. The game's haunting atmosphere, relentless enemies, and engrossing narrative make it a standout among its peers. Featuring memorable boss battles, intuitive gameplay mechanics, and an innovative inventory system, Resident Evil 4 remains an influential and beloved classic among fans. The intense combat, stunning visuals, and exceptional sound design have solidified this title as one of the definitive PlayStation 2 experiences.

  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
    5
    368 votes
    • Developer: Savage Entertainment, Pandemic Studios

    Inhabiting the expansive universe of George Lucas's iconic film series, Star Wars: Battlefront II provides fans with the opportunity to engage in massive, sprawling battles featuring their favorite heroes, villains, and locations from both the original and prequel trilogies. Boasting a robust set of game modes, including the immersive Galactic Conquest and the objective-based Campaign, Battlefront II stands out within its genre for its sheer variety and scope. Players can also enjoy exhilarating space combat and the ability to control legendary characters such as Darth Vader and Yoda. With its unparalleled range of gameplay options and fantastic representation of the Star Wars universe, Battlefront II is a must-play for fans of both the genre and the franchise.

  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
    6
    154 votes
    • Developer: Crytek UK

    Building on the success of its predecessors, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect delivers a unique blend of fast-paced, time-traveling action as players take on the role of Sergeant Cortez to prevent the eponymous alien race from altering human history. The game is notable for its animated art style, zany humor, and diverse cast of characters, which include a variety of historical and fictional personas. Future Perfect also offers an extensive multiplayer component, including a MapMaker feature that allows players to design their own levels. With its inventive story mode, frantic gameplay, and seemingly endless replay value, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect is a distinctive and entertaining shooter on the PlayStation 2.