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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36 11
Front Mission 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

2
37 14
Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2006

3
33 14
Suikoden Tactics is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

4
35 18
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

5
25 10
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

6
23 10
Dynasty Tactics 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
Dynasty Tactics 2

7
24 12
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

8
17 7
Stella Deus: The Gate of Etern... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

9
20 10
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

10
19 10
Kessen II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2001

11
15 7
Kessen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2000

12
16 8
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

13
17 11
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

14
13 9
Gladius is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2003

15
11 7
Kessen III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2005

16
11 7
Dynasty Warriors 5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

17
13 11
Army Men: RTS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

18
11 9
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

19
10 8
Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

20
9 7
Monster Hunter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

21
8 6
Phantom Brave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

22
8 6
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

23
7 5
Harvest Moon: Save the Homelan... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games

24
20 19
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games
2003

25
12 11
Shining Force EXA is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Strategy Games