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
Solid Snake Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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53 25
Dante is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Dante Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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47 20
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Kratos God of War III, God of War, God of War II

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33 22
Clank is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Clank Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

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28 17
Prince is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Prince

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35 25
Ratchet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Ratchet Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

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35 26
Daxter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Daxter Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

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30 22
Jak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jak Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3

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24 18
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Max Payne Max Payne 3

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34 29
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Yuna Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2

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33 29
Raiden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Raiden Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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21 16
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush

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15 10
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Mega Man Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10

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25 22
Tidus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Tidus Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts

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31 29
Ryu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Ryu Street Fighter EX3

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21 18
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Lulu

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32 31
Sora is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Sora Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts

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19 17
Balthier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Balthier

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30 30
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Chun-Li Street Fighter EX3

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23 24
Jecht is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Jecht Final Fantasy X

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Otacon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Otacon Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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Miles
CheckinaCoulibaly added Miles "Tails" Prower Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

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23 28
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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19 23
Wakka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Wakka Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X-2

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8 10
Ken Masters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Ken Masters Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Street Fighter IV

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11 15
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Bomberman Bomberman Land 3

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18 25
Blanka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Blanka Street Fighter EX3

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11 16
Virginia Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virginia Maxwell Wild Arms 3

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17 24
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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19 27
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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8 13
Crow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
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10 16
Minato Arisato is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Son Goku added Minato Arisato Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

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13 21
Seymour Guado is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
AlexanderRay added Seymour Guado Final Fantasy X

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9 16
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Brian Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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17 27
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
InuYasha Inuyasha: Feudal Combat

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11 19
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Stewie Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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13 23
Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Yami Yugi Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses

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13 24
Jubei Yagyu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jubei Yagyu Onimusha II

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7 16
Jacky Bryant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jacky Bryant Virtua Fighter 4

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13 26
Vaan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Vaan Final Fantasy XII

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10 22
Brandeau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Brandeau Suikoden IV

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9 21
Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
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6 17
Nephilim is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Nephilim Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

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6 17
Snowe Vingerhut is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Snowe Vingerhut Suikoden IV

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6 17
Akira Yuki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Akira Yuki Virtua Fighter 4

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8 22
Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
CheckinaCoulibaly added Meg Griffin Family Guy Video Game!