Total Nerd The Best Playstation 2 Characters  

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List Rules Vote 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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83 36
Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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64 32
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added God of War III, God of War, God of War II

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65 38
Dante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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48 34
Ratchet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

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40 32
Jak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3

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37 29
Prince is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added

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31 23
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added

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43 36
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2

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43 36
Daxter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

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35 28
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts

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40 34
Clank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

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42 40
Sora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts

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29 26
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Max Payne 3

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37 36
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3

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29 27
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush

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38 38
Ryu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3

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38 38
Raiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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26 24
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added

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19 17
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10

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28 28
Wakka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X-2

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29 31
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X

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27 29
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Final Fantasy XII

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22 23
Miles
CheckinaCoulibaly added Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

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22 26
Seymour Guado is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X

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29 35
Parappa The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Parappa The Rapper Parappa The Rapper 2

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20 25
Otacon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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0 0
Monica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
BrandonWilliamsMeeks added Monica

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0 0
Shion Uzuki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
BrandonWilliamsMeeks added

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0 0
KOS-MOS is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
BrandonWilliamsMeeks added

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0 0
Jin Uzuki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
BrandonWilliamsMeeks added Jin Uzuki Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra

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0 0
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
BrandonWilliamsMeeks added Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2

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12 16
Ken Masters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Street Fighter IV

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1 2
Vayne Aurelius is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
SebasLSCP added Vayne Aurelius

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1 2
Vayne Aurelius is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
SebasLSCP added Vayne Aurelius Mana Khemia

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21 32
Blanka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3

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18 28
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Yami Yugi Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses

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18 29
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!

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19 32
Vaan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Final Fantasy XII

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12 22
Minato Arisato is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

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12 22
Akira Yuki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virtua Fighter 4

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12 22
Virginia Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virginia Maxwell Wild Arms 3

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23 38
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!

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11 21
Jacky Bryant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virtua Fighter 4

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22 37
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
InuYasha Inuyasha: Feudal Combat

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12 23
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Bomberman Bomberman Land 3

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9 19
Crow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Crow 10, 000 Bullets

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12 24
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!

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14 31
Jubei Yagyu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jubei Yagyu Onimusha II

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11 27
Brandeau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Brandeau Suikoden IV

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9 24
Snowe Vingerhut is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Snowe Vingerhut Suikoden IV