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The Best PlayStation 2 Characters

Updated July 13, 2020 4.4k votes 471 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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    Son Goku added

    Minato Arisato

    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
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    20
    27

    Jacky Bryant

    Virtua Fighter 4
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    11
    14
    BrandonWilliamsMeeks added

    Rikku

    Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2
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    18
    25
    Son Goku added

    Ken Masters

    Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
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    28
    40
    AlexanderRay added

    Jecht

    Final Fantasy X
  • 31
    22
    32

    Nephilim

    Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
  • 32
    5
    10
    BrandonWilliamsMeeks added

    Shion Uzuki

  • 33
    23
    40
    AlexanderRay added

    Seymour Guado

    Final Fantasy X
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    26
    44
    CheckinaCoulibaly added

    Meg Griffin

    Family Guy Video Game!
  • 35
    19
    35

    Snowe Vingerhut

    Suikoden IV
  • 36
    25
    44

    Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca

    Final Fantasy XII
  • 37
    22
    41

    InuYasha

    Inuyasha: Feudal Combat
  • 38
    20
    38

    Blanka

    Street Fighter EX3
  • 39
    18
    35

    Yami Yugi

    Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses
  • 40
    23
    46
    CheckinaCoulibaly added

    Chris Griffin

    Family Guy Video Game!
  • 41
    12
    30

    Bomberman

    Bomberman Land 3
  • 42
    59
    108
    AlexanderRay added

    Clank

    Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • 43
    10
    26

    Crow

    10, 000 Bullets
  • 44
    31
    71
    Son Goku added

    Mega Man

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10
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    45
    106
    AlexanderRay added

    Lulu

  • 46
    45
    120

    Raiden

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • 47
    30
    102

    Parappa The Rapper

    Parappa The Rapper 2
  • 48
    30
    110
    AlexanderRay added

    Wakka

    Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts
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    9
    32

    Brandeau

    Suikoden IV
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    2
    11
    SebasLSCP added

    Vayne Aurelius

    Mana Khemia