Total Nerd The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy 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 strategy games in your collection. Using your brain to solve puzzles and battle opponents is a ton of fun, and with turn-based games, puzzles, tower defense games and more, there are unlimited options to explore. With so many choices to pick 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 strategy games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling strategy 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 poll contains items like Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and La Pucelle: Tactics. 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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24 9
Front Mission 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

2
29 14
Suikoden Tactics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

3
32 17
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

4
26 12
Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2006

5
21 9
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

6
23 11
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

7
18 9
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

8
15 7
Stella Deus: The Gate of Etern... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

9
18 10
Dynasty Tactics 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
Dynasty Tactics 2

10
16 10
Kessen II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2001

11
16 11
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

12
19 15
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2003

13
11 7
Kessen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2000

14
10 6
Dynasty Warriors 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

15
11 8
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

16
11 9
Army Men: RTS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

17
10 8
Gladius is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2003

18
9 7
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

19
8 6
Kessen III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2005

20
8 6
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

21
11 10
Shining Force EXA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

22
8 7
Jurassic Park: Operation Genes... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

23
7 6
Monster Hunter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

24
6 5
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

25
5 4
Harvest Moon: Save the Homelan... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

26
9 9
Star Trek: Conquest is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

27
7 7
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Su... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

28
7 7
GrimGrimoire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

29
6 6
Phantom Brave is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

30
6 6
Future Tactics: The Uprising is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

31
5 5
P.T.O. IV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

32
5 5
Full Spectrum Warrior is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

33
5 5
La Pucelle: Tactics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

34
9 10
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combine... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

35
8 9
Soul Nomad & the World Eaters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

36
5 6
Thrillville: Off the Rails is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

37
4 5
Naval Ops: Warship Gunner 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

38
4 5
Naval Ops: Commander is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

39
3 4
Metropolismania is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

40
11 13
Sega Genesis Collection is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

41
2 3
Armored Core: Nexus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

42
8 10
Taito Legends 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

43
6 8
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

44
6 8
Worms 4: Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

45
6 8
The Adventures of Cookie & Cre... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

46
6 8
Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of t... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

47
4 6
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

48
4 6
Eternal Poison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

49
10 13
The Sims 2: Pets is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

50
10 13
The Urbz: Sims in the City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games