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The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time 

Kyle Townsend
Updated July 13, 2020 848 votes 132 voters 3.1k views 33 items

List Rules Vote up the overlooked gems you think other gamers should pick up and play.

The PlayStation 2 will go down as one of the best consoles ever made, not only as one of the all-time best-sellers to this day, but also because of its legacy in terms of the quality of games it had in its library. From stealth adventures to 3D platformers to JRPGs and more, the PS2 has dozens of classics and hidden gems that gamers are still playing decades later. What are your picks for the most underrated PlayStation 2 games of all time? 

Many of the titles are still well known, as they began or continued on a now popular franchise, but there are plenty of others that deserve a little bit more love. From cult classics like Ōkami to action-adventure games like Red Dead Revolver, the PS2 had an amazing library.

Vote up the all PlayStation 2 games you feel are criminally underrated, that way other gamers can give them a little more love. And if your favorite underrated PS2 gamers are missing, add them below.

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The Warriors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2005 (Rockstar Toronto)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure, Beat 'em up

The Warriors is a beat 'em up video game published by Rockstar Games. It was released on October 17, 2005 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and February 12, 2007 for PlayStation Portable. The Warriors ...more

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Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2006 (HexaDrive)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Role-playing video game

Ōkami is an action-adventure video game developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom. It was released for Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 2 video game console in 2006 in Japan ...more

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Shin Megami Tensei: Pers... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2006 (Atlus)

Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Simulation video game, Role-playing video game

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, originally released in Japan as simply Persona 3, is the third video game in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series of role-playing video games developed by Atlus, ...more

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Red Dead Revolver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2004 (Rockstar San Diego)

Genres (Video game): Western, Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter, Action game, + more

Red Dead Revolver is a western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego, published by Rockstar Games and distributed by Take-Two Interactive for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It ...more
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Gauntlet Dark Legacy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2002 (Atari Games)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Hack and slash

Gauntlet Dark Legacy, released in 2001 for PlayStation 2 and in 2002 for Game Boy Advance, GameCube and Xbox. It is an expansion of the previous title in the series, Gauntlet Legends. The ...more
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Shadow of the Colossus ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2005 (Team Ico)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Puzzle game, Action game

Shadow of the Colossus, released in Japan as Wander and the Colossus, is an action-adventure game published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. The game was released in North ...more

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Psychonauts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2005 (Double Fine Productions)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Psychonauts is a platform video game created by Tim Schafer and starring the voice of Richard Horvitz as Raz. The game was released in April 2005 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox and PlayStation 2. ...more

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Freedom Fighters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2003 (IO Interactive)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Third-person Shooter, Action game

Freedom Fighters, originally titled Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island, is a 2003 third-person shooter video game available for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox and Microsoft ...more
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God Hand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2006 (Clover Studio)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Beat 'em up

God Hand is an action beat 'em up video game developed by Clover Studio and published by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The game was directed by Resident Evil designer Shinji ...more
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Burnout Revenge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2005 (Criterion Games)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Racing video game, Vehicular combat game

Burnout Revenge is the fourth video game in the Burnout series of racing games. It was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and ...more
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alli... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2004 (Black Isle Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, Hack and slash, Role-playing video game

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is a 2004 action role-playing/hack and slash video game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Developed by Black Isle Studios, the game was published by Interplay ...more
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SpongeBob SquarePants: B... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2003 (Heavy Iron Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Adventure

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a 2003 video game based on the animated series of the same name, developed by Heavy Iron Studios, AWE Games and Vicarious Visions and published ...more
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Steambot Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Gabriel Joshua added Released: 2005 (Irem)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Sandbox, Vehicular combat game

Steambot Chronicles, known in Japan as Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki: Bumpy Trot is a 2005 action-adventure role-playing game developed and published by Irem Software Engineering in Japan for the ...more
14
Champions of Norrath is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2004 (Snowblind Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, Action game, Hack and slash, Role-playing video game

Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest is an online-capable action role-playing game for the PlayStation 2, set in the EverQuest universe. It is playable with one single player or cooperative ...more

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Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2005 (tri-Crescendo)

Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Action-adventure game, Action game, Role-playing video game

Radiata Stories is an action role-playing game. It was developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2. It was released on January 27, 2005 in Japan and September 6, 2005 ...more
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Okage: Shadow King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
smidgetimy added Released: 2001 (Zener Works)

Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Action game, Adventure, Role-playing video game

Okage: Shadow King, known in Japan as Boku to Maō, is a role-playing video game developed by Zener Works and co-developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on March ...more
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Viewtiful Joe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2003 (Clover Studio)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure, Beat 'em up

Viewtiful Joe is a side scrolling beat 'em up video game developed by Team Viewtiful for the GameCube. It was originally released in 2003 as a part of the Capcom Five under director Hideki ...more
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Primal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2003 (Guerrilla Cambridge)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Role-playing video game

Primal is an action-adventure video game released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by SCE Studio Cambridge. It tells the story of Jennifer Tate, a 21-year-old woman searching for ...more
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Shadow of Rome is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2005 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Isometric projection, Action game, Adventure, Beat 'em up, Stealth game, + more

Shadow of Rome is a 2005 hybrid hack and slash/stealth video game, with elements of vehicular combat, developed and published by Capcom for the PlayStation 2. The game was released in Europe on ...more
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Rygar: The Legendary Adv... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2002 (Tecmo)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure, released in Japan as Argus no Senshi, is a console game for the PlayStation 2 first released in November 2002. It is based on the original Rygar released for ...more
21
The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2002 (Team Soho)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Racing video game

The Getaway is an action-adventure video game series focused on gang life and the police in the city of London. The series was created by Brendan McNamara and was first developed by Team Soho ...more
22
Extermination is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2001 (Deep Space)

Genres (Video game): Horror, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror, Action game

Extermination(エクスターミネーション)is a survival horror video game for PlayStation 2. Since the title was a first-party game and came out very early in the system's life cycle, it was used as a showcase ...more
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Dirge of Cerberus: Final... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2006 (Square Enix)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII is an action role-playing third-person shooter developed and published by Square Enix in 2006 for the PlayStation 2. It is part of the Compilation of Final ...more
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Jurassic Park: Operation... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2003 (Blue Tongue Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Educational game, Action game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game, Construction and management simulation

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis is a construction and management simulation video game for the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 based on the Jurassic Park series. The main point of the game is to ...more
25
Lifeline is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated PS2 Games Of All Time
Released: 2003 (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Survival horror, Action game, Adventure, Science Fiction

Lifeline, released in Japan as Operator's Side, is a video game released by SCEI and Konami for the PlayStation 2. Its defining aspect is that the player controls the game entirely by using a ...more

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