Best PlayStation 2 Games

The Top TenXW

1Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Great story.
Superb characters.
A huge map.
Lots of gameplay.
Variety of vehicles.
Freedom.
Your other negative arguments are invalid.

It's loads of fun & a great story. Should be made into a movie. - moparchris

Nothing Better Than Bunny Hoppin Flying Planes And Hitting The Gym

Great game played it before

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2Kingdom Hearts II

I love this game... It is so creative... Kingdom hearts is the combination of Final Fantasy and Disney characters... Explore new and familiar worlds featuring over 200 Disney characters or more.. But you should also beware of Disney villains and their devious intention... You can also team up with Disney heroes as you battle evil... And the greatest is you can see stunning graphics and authentic voice overs... Created by squareenix and Disney interactive..

Simply one of the best games ever released on the PS2, two unlikely worlds combine to make a result that turns out to be absolute genius, but be warned the game is extremely difficult at points but just as rewarding at others. - Reggaesauce93

Best story line ever, don't focus only on Disney characters, the main storyline is just awesome and has great characters, simply the bes

Its as good as it gets for an RPG

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3Shadow of the Colossus

This game is the leading example of how video games can be changed from a mere form of entertainment to a refined beautiful art form. Shadow of the Colossus is the number one game for anyone who is not sold on the idea that video games are not art or are still kid's toy or adult's why to escape life. This game is so great that Roger Ebert said that if he were to play any game to get the full video experience he would play Shadow of the Colossus.

This game and Silent Hill 2 are some of the games that make anyone slap themselves in the face for not taking video games for seriously. I love this game. It's challenging, it looks great, the world is huge, its fun to play, and even though it may not have much of a story but even that is still memorable.

Why this game is at NUMBER NINE is a testament to people who haven't played good games. AND WHY IS TOMB RAIDER EVEN ON THIS LIST!
- masongilbert74

Shadow of the Colossus has what is perhaps the most risky on-paper design we've ever seen. With only 16 enemies to fight in the game and an enormous world that is practically devoid of any actual tasks to perform, it doesn't sound like the making of one of the best adventure games ever released.

But Shadow's beauty lies in these empty spaces. It was designed much like a fairytale -- you're left to fill in the gaps with your own ideas of how things came to be, what the reason for the events are and so forth. The battles and events that are there are some of the best we've ever seen, with characters and creatures that look like they're straight out of a dream. Shadow of the Colossus is touching, mysterious, beautiful, desolate and even tragic, and these elements make it one of the most original and awe-inspiring games all of time. - kingmjmj

If I could name one game that shouldn't be out of that list, that is Shadow of the Colossus for sure! But I still think it should be higher on the list, since it was (and still is) one of the few games that I can call pieces of art. This one however is a masterpiece, since it has a unique design, and the imagination of the creators of the game has no end, espessially the colossi are amazing!

Just to say, if you haven't tried it so far, you should. I still remember how much time I' ve spend playing this game again and again, and I've never regretted it! - NicktheGreek

The greatest adventure game ever that isn't a Zelda game. - Lord28

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4God of War

It has got the best story, best soundtrack, the moves are perfect, in action games it must be on top, really an awesome game I have ever played.

gta and resident evil are epic, but god of war is the best in ps2.

Awesome game play, awesome story, awesome graphics, 'EASILY' the best ps2 game ever made!

Too good better than any other game

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5Resident Evil 4

its a best ps2 game ever.
its more interesting than gta.
no other game can defeat this game. - mohitchauhannn

awesome. I like when it comes to kicking the enemies, suplex them, or just cut their heads off. hahaha!

This best game I have ever played in my entire life. I spend my 3 months to complete this game. I was fully admitted in this game. Even in my school my brain was thinking that how to get to the next level. This is the best game of ps2. Excellent graphics, story and lot's of time to play. I this game is the ladder of the outstanding games this game is idol for many other games. And I will give 10 out of 10.

This game was awesome

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6Final Fantasy X

Grand theft is cool... But this is MUCH BETTER... This should be in number 1... Or maybe they haven't played this yet... Poor guys

The PS2's first blockbuster RPG is still one of its best. Final Fantasy X, as we could only expect from Square, was an utterly gorgeous looking game, with stunning landscapes, a wild array of color and artistic license, and some incredibly attractive-looking character and monster designs. Still, these aspects have become the status quo for the FF series. But this time, we got voice-acting for the first time in the series, and it didn't suck!

We got a huge modification/upgrade/alteration to the battle system and the supporting cast delivered a slew of cool, goody accents. Best of all, the storyline and its ending are among the best of any game in any genre of the last generation. All in all, Final Fantasy X pretty much delivered flawlessly on the PS2, and we loved every minute of it. - kingmjmj

Should be #1... Grand Theft Auto was not even that good, so why is it on top of the list? - AntonSaidWhat

This game is number 1. The players are number one. The moves are number one everything about this game is number one.

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7God of War 2

It is a best action game. I like this game very much. I like in game is we want find secerts and powers. Because of this extras are to find ways to go and to find many greek powers.

I still can't believe how good this game is; the production values are through the roof and it's never anything less than epic. Get it in the top 10! - JesusCommando

It got best ps2 game of the year and I can't believe its not even in the top ten. - M3ta1G3ar501id

Very very very harder game and had a nice animation

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8Grand Theft Auto Vice City

Best Grand Theft Auto game of all time! Tommy Vercetti stomps on cock-a-roaches like CJ!

Great game and fun gameplay, if you like to jack golf carts and mortocycles, then this is the game for you. THIS GAME RULES - pedroperfecto

Take it off the list. PTC founder Tim Winter says this game is one of the worst PlayStation 2 games of the decade and pulls Vercetti from store shelves. Any PlayStation 2 owner (including myself) must trade their copies of "Grand Theft Auto Vice City" in and purchase Aussie & Ted's Great Adventure on DVD. - playstationfan66

Good time pass game

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9Jak II

Combines perfect amount of platforming and guns and zoomering and everything in one game. It's hard, but just so much fun

I got this thing on my 13th Christmas and I have to say I'm glad I did. Comedy. Technology. and War packed in one disc. It had everything. good soundtrack, good plot, and an awesome timeline. Oh, and the characters and environment's are outstanding. Thank you Naughty Dog. Thank you. - Persian

The Jak series are great games. No questions asked - EmceeBlood

Jak is so badass in this game

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10Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Played and beat this game for the first time this week. The current generation consoles are still waiting for a game of this caliber and will likely continue waiting until the release of MGS4.

I COMPLETED IT IN THREE HOURS THE WHOLE GAME BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S RUBBISH WILL ALWAYS LOVE MGS3

I don't understand why it is so high. It is much better then some other games on the list. I mean number 11, it deserves to be in the top three. I mean it has an awesome storyline, much better then some others. Addictive gameplay, you can't get enough of it. Awesome boss battles, such as The Sorrow and Revolver Ocelot. Anyways, it surprises me to see it this high up, and it deserves better. - mtndew37

I love Grand Theft Auto san andreas but this game is the best in my opinion

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11Tomb Raider: Legend

Mad game! definitely deserves the current spot in the top 5!

It's the very best game I have ever played on pc lets see on ps2 the end begins from now I want this game on ps2 wholeheartedly let's see...

Tomb Raider LEgend is the best of the series! It is also good on the PS3 HD Remake!

The game that got me started on gaming. Look how far I've come...

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12Bully

Best game ever created in ps2... This should be seriously in the number 1 spot

I love this game so much because you can do the stuff you can't do in school in real life! It's even better on the wii because you actually punch - Giusti97

It is very god than Grand Theft Auto SA its missions also very easy I finish that all with in 4 days

Should be in top 5

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13Jak & Daxter

While there's a massive fault line that gamers gather 'round to holler and scream at each other about when it comes to naming the great platformers of our era (or any era for that matter), Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is among the elite. It represents a stellar culmination of 3D platforming elements, many of which are have been used before, and yet it still feels fresh and new even after all these years. The words "endearing" and "likeable" don't even begin to do it justice.

Besides, even if Jak hadn't spawned two successful sequels and a couple of cool offshoots, Naughty Dog's excellent PS2 rookie would still have made our list because it warmed our hearts, and created a game that was raucous, subtle, beautifully animated, and never made us feel as if we were collecting things... just how a platformer should be. - kingmjmj

Better then the second and third one.

There are no words to describe how good this game is.

14Silent Hill 2

Does not need and introduction, It is the game all other horror games want to be and deserve to be in the top 20 at least! - masongilbert74

Among the greatest games ever created and one of the best stories to grace the medium, it's a crime that that this game is so far down the list

This may not be my favorite Silent Hill game, but for what it is Silent Hill 2 is an utterly fantastic masterpiece. - regularshowman

My mom was play it when she was a kid with my uncle she said it was a hard game

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15Mortal Kombat Armageddon

I voted for Resident Evil 4 and Grand Theft Auto but now I must support this awesome game. MK Armageddon had some monotonous fatalities but the whole gaming, konquest mode, graphics, arenas were cool. This is one of the best MK games - Magnolia

Best Game Ever. I LOVE MORTAL KOMBAT! - Metallicakid_136

Good game but it is very bloody witch is a good thing because I like bloody games

AWESOME GAME! - theundertaker132

It's a good game but because of all the characters that they have it would pretty much be impossible to add different fatalities to every one of them so you make your own and its just not that good not only that but through deception and deadly alliance all characters sort of look and play the same it would have been better if they were at least trying to add a different gameplay style

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16Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Though Insomniac Games hit pay dirt instantly with the first Ratchet & Clank game, it wasn't until all the concepts of a platformer, a weapons-based shooter and the lightest of RPG elements that let all those weapons and health level-ups come to a head that the series really became a must-have. Make no mistake; if you own only one of the Ratchet games on the PS2, make sure it's Up Your Arsenal. The sequel, Deadlocked, lost much of the charm of the first three games, and earlier efforts just didn't gel as completely as Up Your Arsenal, nor did they sport its online modes.

The game's length, storyline, weapon variety, different modes and ability to re-play the story through a second time were all a hoot. As if that weren't enough, you could unlock a neat little peek behind the scenes of the game's underlying tech in the Insomniac Museum (a returning feature from the previous game). - kingmjmj

It is a really fun game with challenging opponents and levels I think it is the best game EVER! It is real fun it could even make top 3 in my opinion (y)

Ratchet and Clank by far was the best game ever. Got the full collection and still buying the games to this day, however multiplayer elements ruined it after 'A Crack In Time', heres hope for Q-Force!

Should be number 1! - Garythesnail

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17Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Without a doubt, in the 3 greatest games of all time list! and also a gripping story line, deserves to be in the top two! screw Resident Evil 5!

This is a very good game besides the fact that you are Raiden instead of snake - mgsgh109

This is a great game, I'm a ps3 player and can't wait till number 4, metal gear solid guns of the patriots.

Best game in genre...Best game in console.

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18Kingdom Hearts

Great gameplay, and amazing storyline. If you haven't played this yet, play it. It will change your life. Just because there are Disney characters in it does not make it a game for just kids, it is so much more than that.

I fell in love with this game. Usually when 100% is too tough, I ignore it, but here I felt a civic duty to 100% percent.

I don't think there is any fantasy and rpg game better than this (except final fantasy)

Better than #2. This game is nostalgic every time you play it

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19Jak 3

Jak II was better, krimsion gaurds not the freedom league and just a lot more butt jak 3 was still great its in my top 10 favorite games

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20Star Wars Battlefront II

Fun game where you get to choose your class and play on all of the Star Wars planets. Also, you are able to play as Jedi and Sith. - NoobPwner

I love this game so much! Great graphics for the PS2. And Online rocks! Make number 3

Star Wars is amazing and this is also the first game I ever owned for PS2 - RichKid24

For a long time this was my favourite game. Along with Star Wars Battlefront 1. - IronSabbathPriest

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