Button Mash 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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94 44
Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
2
78 42
Dante is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
3
73 40
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added God of War III, God of War, God of War II
4
54 40
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
5
46 39
Clank is listed (or ranked) 5 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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44 38
Jak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3
7
43 37
Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added
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48 43
Daxter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
9
48 44
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2
10
40 36
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts
11
34 30
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added
12
33 30
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Max Payne 3
13
46 46
Sora is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts
14
34 32
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush
15
42 43
Raiden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
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23 21
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10
17
40 43
Ryu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3
18
38 41
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Street Fighter EX3
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27 28
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added
20
30 32
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
21
25 26
Miles
CheckinaCoulibaly added Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
22
30 35
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Final Fantasy X
23
31 38
Parappa The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Parappa The Rapper Parappa The Rapper 2
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27 33
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Final Fantasy XII
25
23 28
Otacon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty