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The Best PlayStation 2 Characters

Updated July 13, 2020 4.4k votes 470 voters 6.4k views52 items

List RulesVote up your favorite PlayStation 2 video game characters. Must be on PlayStation 2 only.

The second iteration of the PlayStation console has proven to be one of the more popular consoles in history. As it staved off competition from Microsoft and Sega, it also incorporated online multiplayer -- something that hadn't been done before on a console, which is a very weird thing to say. Yes, at one point, video game consoles did not connect to the Internet. This list is all about those characters from these video games that appeared only on the PlayStation 2 (for consoles; we're not counting PC or Mac). 

Sony had a great number of exclusive titles that went on to great commercial and critical acclaim, and from those titles came a number of video game characters that many consider iconic today. Whether a popular RPG that's since won awards, or a tactical stealth shooter in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, that showed the original in this era of Metal Gear was no fluke, there is many a character that has affected us in impactful ways. 

When you look through this list, get ready to enjoy the trip down memory lane, with game series that were just beginning to become a household name, and series that have since died out and remain on the dustbin to this day. Vote for your favorites and see what games it might be time to revisit after a long absence! 

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  • 1
    140
    52

    Daxter

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
  • 2
    120
    43

    Jak

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II
  • 3
    120
    56

    Solid Snake

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • 4
    85
    34
  • 5
    107
    59

    Kratos

    God of War III, God of War
  • 6
    99
    54

    Dante

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
  • 7
    69
    48

    Ratchet

    Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • 8
    60
    47

    Peter Griffin

    Family Guy Video Game!
  • 9
    54
    40

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
  • 10
    38
    28

    Virginia Maxwell

    Wild Arms 3
  • 11
    50
    43

    Tidus

    Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts
  • 12
    47
    40

    Stewie Griffin

    Family Guy Video Game!
  • 13
    49
    43

    Vaan

    Final Fantasy XII
  • 14
    50
    45
  • 15
    53
    50

    Yuna

    Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2
  • 16
    38
    34

    Miles "Tails" Prower

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush
  • 17
    30
    28

    Akira Yuki

    Virtua Fighter 4
  • 18
    50
    54

    Sora

    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II
  • 19
    34
    34

    Brian Griffin

    Family Guy Video Game!
  • 20
    36
    37

    Max Payne

    Max Payne 3
  • 21
    32
    33

    Otacon

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • 22
    42
    47

    Ryu

    Street Fighter EX3
  • 23
    34
    37

    Jubei Yagyu

    Onimusha II
  • 24
    13
    12
  • 25
    31
    43

    Chun-Li

    Street Fighter EX3