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

2
58 31
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

3
61 37
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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44 32
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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42 33
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2

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34 25
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts

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38 30
Jak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3

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29 21
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added

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37 30
Clank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

10
39 34
Daxter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

11
33 28
Prince is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added

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39 37
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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38 36
Raiden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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38 36
Ryu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3

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27 25
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Max Payne 3

16
26 24
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush

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25 23
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added

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35 36
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3

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27 28
Wakka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X-2

20
28 30
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X

21
17 17
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 21 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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20 22
Miles
CheckinaCoulibaly added Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

23
25 29
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Final Fantasy XII

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28 34
Parappa The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Parappa The Rapper Parappa The Rapper 2

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20 24
Otacon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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12 15
Ken Masters is listed (or ranked) 26 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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20 26
Seymour Guado is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X

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0 1
Vayne Aurelius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
SebasLSCP added Vayne Aurelius Mana Khemia

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0 1
Vayne Aurelius is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
SebasLSCP added Vayne Aurelius

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17 26
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!

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17 27
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Yami Yugi Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses

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22 34
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
InuYasha Inuyasha: Feudal Combat

33
12 21
Virginia Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virginia Maxwell Wild Arms 3

34
12 21
Minato Arisato is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

35
19 31
Vaan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Final Fantasy XII

36
19 31
Blanka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3

37
9 17
Crow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Crow 10, 000 Bullets

38
22 36
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!

39
11 21
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Bomberman Bomberman Land 3

40
11 22
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!

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10 21
Akira Yuki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virtua Fighter 4

42
9 21
Jacky Bryant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virtua Fighter 4

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14 29
Jubei Yagyu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jubei Yagyu Onimusha II

44
9 22
Snowe Vingerhut is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Snowe Vingerhut Suikoden IV

45
11 25
Brandeau is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Brandeau Suikoden IV

46
7 22
Nephilim is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Nephilim Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

47
10 28
Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!

48
9 30
Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy Video Game!