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The Best PlayStation 2 Characters

Updated July 13, 2020 3.7k votes 454 voters 5.8k 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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  • Kratos1
    109
    56

    Kratos

    God of War III, God of War
  • Solid Snake2
    115
    65

    Solid Snake

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Dante3
    103
    57

    Dante

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
  • Jecht4
    72
    43

    Jecht

    Final Fantasy X
  • Ratchet5
    74
    50

    Ratchet

    Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca6
    65
    46

    Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca

    Final Fantasy XII
  • Clank7
    62
    47

    Clank

    Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • Sonic the Hedgehog8
    56
    41

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
  • Daxter9
    59
    53

    Daxter

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
  • Prince10
    52
    45
  • Miles "Tails" Prower11
    41
    32

    Miles "Tails" Prower

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush
  • Jak12
    51
    45

    Jak

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II
  • Tidus13
    49
    48

    Tidus

    Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts
  • Yuna14
    55
    56

    Yuna

    Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2
  • Sora15
    55
    58

    Sora

    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II
  • Raiden16
    48
    50

    Raiden

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Max Payne17
    37
    37

    Max Payne

    Max Payne 3
  • Balthier18
    36
    36
  • Ryu19
    47
    51

    Ryu

    Street Fighter EX3
  • Lulu20
    45
    48

    Lulu

  • Otacon21
    33
    33

    Otacon

    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Mega Man22
    32
    31

    Mega Man

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10
  • Ken Masters23
    20
    25

    Ken Masters

    Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
  • Parappa The Rapper24
    31
    42

    Parappa The Rapper

    Parappa The Rapper 2
  • Chun-Li25
    33
    46

    Chun-Li

    Street Fighter EX3