Best PlayStation 2 Games

The Top Ten

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Product Image

Rockstar's enormous follow-up to its smash-hit GTA series, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, was one of the most evolved sequels we've ever seen. The revamped and more responsive gameplay mechanics, the brand new vehicle physics, a ton of upgradeable skills, more than 100 different missions, and some of the best production values around proved that through and through.

But that isn't the only reason it made our top slot. Once you factor in the excellent storyline, the open-ended gameplay structure, and even two-person multiplayer elements, this one became a no-brainer. If you're looking for the most fun and flat-out best PlayStation 2 game ever created, GTA: San Andreas delivers the goods as no other game offers so much variety and ways to make it your own than Rockstar North's creation.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS GAME! I can't even tell you how many hours I've spent playing it over and over and over again... It's so entertaining! I love the story line, the characters, the missions, everything about it! Just remember not to imitate anything you see in any video game, obviously. Anyway, there are SO many cars, you can customize them, there are so many different safe houses, weapons, vehicles, missions that pay a LOT, setting, HUGE map, lots of space, country, city, ghetto, suburbs, it's got anything and everything you can think of. You want to go to the beach? This game makes that possible. You want to play basketball? Play all night! Do missions like there's no tomorrow? There's TONS! Tattoos? Has that too. Really cool clothing and clothing stores too. I could go on and on forever and ever about how awesome this game is. My favorite video game of all time for sure.

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

The gameplay is better than Vice City because there is more to do like fly a plane. Plus, you don't die if you accidentally hit the water. If you are looking for games to buy on your PS2 this is the one to get! Oh, did I mention that the world is absolutely huge? Buy this game if you have a PS2!

Kingdom Hearts II Kingdom Hearts II Product Image

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..

I Think This Should Be On Top 1 Because It Mix Stories From Disney movies And Final Fantasy 6, 7, 8, 9 And 10
A Very Long Game To Finish Very Happy At The First And Very Sad Until The End
I Can Still Remember Some Places That Are On The Game

Twilight Town
Hollow Bastions
Mulan Place
Beauty And The Beast Place
Hercules Place
Mickey Mouse Palace
Black pearl
Pride Islands
Halloween Blah Blah
The Pooh Book Place
And The Final Place That I didn't Even Finished
I Wish There's A Remake Of This

I can explain the greatness of this game in 2 words: great story. ok so the story was fantastic no one whos played this can deny it and the combination of final fantasy and Disney is amazing together who wouldve known but the plot is your trying to find your best friend riku at first but then it just keeps on getting more evil as your trying to find him you keep on running into more and more problems like the guys in hoods that keep on following you this my favourite game of all time and if you played it you would probably agree too

Are you kidding me! This game should be number one without a shadow of doubt!
The graphics were amazing. The gameplay so smooth that you actually feel one with the character you're controlling. The characters are all unique each with a personality that you can't help but be interested in and fall in love with.
If you want more proof go check out there are around 65,000 Kingdom Hearts fanfics!

Shadow of the Colossus Shadow of the Colossus Product Image

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!

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.

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!

This game showed me that video games could be art as well.
This game, based on visuals alone, should be top 5. Gameplay, Story, Controls, and the ability to ride Agro while shooting the Bow were all mind-blowing at it's time of release.
You're doing yourself a disservice if you haven't sat down and played this game.
This is a game even the casual gamer will play for hours on end.

Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4 Product Image

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.

Why os san andreas in the top spot? For the horny cutscenes? This game is the best and what a shame that it is no 2, it have many awesome weapons and 3 minigames not to mention that I have played it 20 times yeah belive it I played it 20 times and feel excited while playing every time leon is the best looking dude in all games and in the universe and I am a male saying that!

This is my all-time favorite game to play. When you get bored with the main game, switch over and play the Mercenaries in the Extras for hours, or Separate Ways with Ada. The slowness of the players' movements is the only frustrating part but you get used to it after a while. Love it!

Leon is an awesome character, Resident Evil has a awesome story, awesome graphics for the time, and maybe the game that changed the survival horror games style, being Resident Evil or not, now they always have the jogability introduced in this game, and faster enemies.

God of War God of War Product Image

It's the best game I have ever seen. It has got a story that is incomparable with any other game. Graphics are awesome and sound effects are excellent. The moves, the combos and the magical powers are just awesomely designed. Hero is given the ultimate capability of being a god. The game is for those who love action more than anything and in my opinion it is the best and the greatest game in all the history of games

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.

One of the best games I ever had a chance to play. Epic story, great combat system and good graphics, are the elements that make this probably the best game for the PS2, only the sequel can be better then this (still haven't played the sequel)

It's one of the best games I have ever played. It should be at the first. Some mad people give it to number 3 because they are goat, evil, coward, ugly and stupid. If they had brains they would give it to number 1. They are a goat

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Grand Theft Auto Vice City Product Image

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.

Still my favourite Grand Theft Auto and one of the best games ever made in my opinion. The Soundtrack changed my music interests in a long run by the way

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

Final Fantasy X Final Fantasy X Product Image

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.

I loved this game the minute I started playing and still play it, 10 years after the release. Love the characters, and the story and most of all, the spheregrid! Only complaint I'd have would be that there is a lot more grinding towards the end of the game, and the story plot should have continued with grinding interpersed. You suddenly finish the main plot line largely within 20 hours and suddenly need to grind for about 50-80 hours, or whatever... also the voice acting is about 1000% better in the Japanese version, trust me.

This is the best video game I have ever played in my whoul life. It's not only the best PS2 game, it's the best video game ever! The story, the world, the charcters, everything about this game is so awesome! And this is not a game that you finish in a day or too. You can put up to 500 hours of gameplay in this game! And you can replay it again, and again, and again because you will never get sick of it! AHH! Such a wounderfull game!

Yes, this is better than Grand Theft Auto in my opinion. In term of quality of graphic, story, music, and game play, this game win big! And above all it is proper and not containing bad morale.
It s actually a shame to look more people enjoy Grand Theft Auto(violence type games) these days

Jak II Jak II Product Image

Best ps 2 game I've ever played. I'm still playing it. The difficulty makes it better 'cause some missions are so hard that I actually rage. The story line is perfect and there's a lot of amazing stuff you can't do in the first game. This game is the first game in the trrilogy where jak actually speaks.

One of the best, I don't know why some complained about the attitude of Jak, remember that each duo feature two protagonists with different attitude,

sadly, due to the poor popularity of the franchise, overshadowed by more popular games with little interests.. the serie don't have a sequel, but I think this is better than milking a franchise for years.

the Jak and Daxter serie aged very well, the transition from the old world to a futuristic environnement was a good idea, I'm glad they put a voice for Jak, because a silent protagonist isn't enough to appeal, it get old quickly, so, humoristic mixed with serious comments worth definitely a try.

The best game ever. All of the jaks are good (OK, tlf was a bit of a letdown) but jak renegade was far the best, and by far the best game ever, let alone ps2. THIS IS THE EVOLUTION OF FREE ROAMS, PEOPLE. NO AC, NO BATMAN, NO INFAMOUS, NO Grand Theft Auto, NO SAINTS ROW, NO- you get my point. But, the thing that makes this game, is NOT the crimson guards coming after you if you hurt them, is NOT the funny script and immense story, is NOT the hijacking vehicles and going insane with them- but the levels. The insane, god damn fun levels, that gave you a challenge, yet a proper sense of epicness after you've done it. The fights, the simple jump and punch- just gives you that incredible feeling that no other game has been able to give yet. J^^D is coming back february to ps3, with jak 1, 2 and 3 on one disc, with trophies and 3-D. YEES!

ONE OF THE GREATEST GAMES in computergame history! The Series is so thrilling and Powerful, that you have to think about it, even days after you've finished the game. I would place Jak 2 & 3 on the same level. The freedom which you enjoy in this game, is mostly like that of a Grand Theft Auto. The Grapics were great back then, but even today I wouldn't change it, because it fits the Game. It is one of those games where you feel sad after you played through it.

God of War 2 God of War 2 Product Image

Hey what the hell! This is the best, best game i, ve ever played in my life. And surely it should be because it has the best ps2 graphics. The action in this game is totally faadu. It should rated at first place in every list. Man this is not done! Please vote people are you sleeping huh? Take it at no one. See the powers its got, the dragons, heroes, warriors, magics...

This is the best game ever make. I like the story so much. Because the story is so touching, the anger of Kratos to kill zeus because zeus has betrayed kratos but the true thing is kratos is the one who betrayed zeus. And blablabla I think you have to play it yourself.

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.

It is very interesting game. I like this game very much the no one collection of list. It is no one place. I think this an is an real story of our earth. More of the in our family like this game very much

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Product Image

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.

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.

While Metal Gear 4 is one of my favorite games of all time, this game has a special place in my heart, the story is excellent and it has many new elements, that unlike Metal Gear V's dramatic changes worked very well.

Best MGS game of them all. This game is insane! You have people with odd powers (Such as controlling hornets, turn into a spider.. ). This game is insane. I highly suggest playing this. You won't be disappointed.

The Newcomers

? Pac-Man World Rally Pac-Man World Rally Product Image
? Mojo!

The Contenders

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Product Image

One of the most perfect rachet and clank games ever. I have all ps 2 games 100% of the rachet and clank series but this one has so many cool weapons and secret. I always try to seek new glithes who could make the walktrough so fun, faster and maybe (at some points) jarder.

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).

Great things about this game:
- The controls works very well;
- Amazing levels with a delicious difficult;
- Lot of things to do in story mode;
- Cool minigames and Insomniac museum;
- An awesome multiplayer mode;
- Cool bosses (except the Biobliterator robot because it sucks);
- An awesome soundtrack;
Bad things about the game;
- Galactic rangers are very weak (especially after you beat the story mode once);
- A few glitches (some are fun, others are fatal);

Hey everybody here is Courtney Gears! Can you hear me robots? I can hear you! I see a future,what can I see? Robots going crazy across the galaxy and all organics who are soft and squishy,the time is now then robots must be free!
I'm sorry if the text is wrong...

Bully Bully Product Image

This is the game of the school life this was the best game ever I played the Rockstar company was really proud to relace the and Rockstar company give me and us a real and dashing game so..thanks to Rockstar company... by Rath... come on Rockstar game relace the part 2 of 'BULLY' we all are waiting... for 'JIMMY HOPKINS'...

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

This game is the greatest game out there, it's grand theft plus a fantastic storyline, definitely a top contender for a great game

Game is not that difficult and you can throw a brick at the police and jump on a car and after 30 seconds they'll give up I mean what?

Star Wars Battlefront II Star Wars Battlefront II Product Image

Easily my favorite game on any PlayStation console ever. Fantastic graphics, amazing gameplay and game modes, amazing variety of ways to play (such as heroes, vehicles, star fighters, etc.), and most importantly: infinite replayability.

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.

Better game than the other 81. Kingdom Hearts is for babies. Star Wars Battlefront II is the best FPS for Ps1 Ps2 and Ps3. So awesome, this game is better than most of them, so if you say this game sucks, then go play Kingdom Hearts, babyface.

One of Ps2's best shooters. Not much of a fan of Star Wars but this game is AMAZING. Wish they made a battlefront 3 though

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Product Image

Considered by some to be the first postmodern video game, Sons of Liberty takes everything gamers loved about the original MGS and flips that upside-down. You don't play as Snake, instead you play as Raiden, a wimpy looking character that reminds me of somebody I know... hmm, todays average gamer! The twists get a little crazy towards the end, but it is all worth while in this thought provoking experience. Game mechanics are also the best out of the 3 MGS games.

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

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

Jak & Daxter Jak & Daxter Product Image

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.

I've had so many raging times while playing this game but it was so fun to play, if I started, I could play a whole day long.

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

Better then the second and third one.

Silent Hill 2 Silent Hill 2 Product Image

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

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!

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

Looking back at this comment, I couldn't disagree more. Silent Hill 2 is my favorite Silent Hill game. It's in my top five favorite games of all time. I believe this is the greatest game ever made. The symbolism is masterful, the story is masterful, the characters are masterful, the visuals are masterful, the atmospheres, the monsters, the incredible music, all masterful. This is the ultimate proof that video games are art. As far as I'm concerned, Silent Hill 2 deserves to be in a museum.

Only the greatest horror game of all time, and often considered one of the greatest games of all time, period.

Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts Product Image

I shouldn't have bought a pre owned copy, the game stopped working multiple times during my few minutes playing this, then it stopped working and wouldn't work after I killed Darkside in the Awakening area. I eventually got it's Final Mix on the PlayStation 3 and I loved it...I miss my saved data... - Gehenna

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.

Disney and Final fanatasy... Who would have fought! All those people voting on Grand Theft Auto was probably thinking that this game is for little kids but its not! It really isn't they really should try it!

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.

Mortal Kombat Armageddon Mortal Kombat Armageddon Product Image

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

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

I love Mortal Kombat. It is my favorite game series ever. But I hate this game. The fatalaties are crappy, the graphics aren't great, the gameglap isn't great either, I don't see how this is on the list for the best. Mortal kombat deadly alliance maybe but not this one.

It should be in one of world best games ever. It's purely mature it has best characters like stryker scorpion subzero frost sonia raiden and lots of beautiful girls and males

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Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando Product Image

A grate sequel to the first Ratchet and Clank game. But this game topped it with its upgraded weapons and new locations. Awesome game. One of the ps2's best.

Probably one of the best Ratchet and clank games. There is so much to do and its all just so much fun.

The best Ratchet & Clank game made. Fun, funny, and satisfying.

Why is ratchet and clank up your arsenal on this list?

Jak 3 Jak 3 Product Image

Jak 3 gives me a feeling of freedom in middle of a big war where you just can race trough the desert. You need to pay attention to the story line, 'cause in this game, a lot of secrets get revealed

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

As good as the second was, this topped it.

Great game but in my opinion it is way too easy

Gran Turismo 4 Gran Turismo 4 Product Image

Gran turismo 4 is the best driving style game among all consoles and by the time it arrived it was almost a revolution in its group. Because although the console was play station 2 but it provided a whole lot more graphical supports for the players.

This is really driving simulator, more than 700 cars added to this game, and I like the B-Spec. You can play for 24hours endurance, or switch it to B-Spec mode, and you must to train your driver to driving consistently..

Gt4 is the realest ps2 game from all the sides... Driving style or graphics

One of the greatest racing games in history if you ask me.

Ratchet & Clank Ratchet & Clank Product Image

I thought this would be number one, it's an amazing game! So full of freedom and variety, and imaginative too! Modern games have become reality's b****.

While this is still a good game I think the lack of the ability to strafe hurts the combat

Epic, absolutely epic, and even they are releasing a movie in 2015 for it, yes A MOVIE

My childhood went complete when I played the Ratchet & Clank series

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Product Image

The second Dragon Ball fighting game I ever owned (the first being Dragon Ball GT Final Bout for the Original PlayStation) I loved this game, but it also gave me a strong dislike for Cell and Cell Games Hardest Difficulty. The only characters I needed were Grandpa Gohan and Kid Goku. Sadly, the game quit working, and my PlayStation 2 is having technical problems. That's sad for me... :( - Gehenna

awesome game the fighting is amazing
its well worth the buy because the 2nd hand game is only 3 euro

I have this on wii but I love still this game. I love dbz games.

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Tony Hawk's Underground 2  Product Image

Best skateboarding game ever! So much fun. The levels are epic and they get better as you complete the game. You can unlock awesome characters to play as, (my favourite being Shrek) and customize pretty much everything. You can build your own skate park which (my favourite feature) and explore others. Its so much fun and freemode allows you to discover all sorts of new tricks which uses most of the buttons on the controller, what most games fail to do. GREAT FUN. Played this for hours on end as a kid.

It's so fun and could never get bored with this game

This game is fun I played it on gamecube and xbox, might have on ps2

By far the best skateboarding game ever. Controls are smooth; it responds well.
Had so much fun playing it. Totally deserves to be on this list.
Not the best game of all time, but it's fine.

Tekken 5 Tekken 5 Product Image

Whereas every PS1 Tekken game was a bona-fide hit, the series didn't fare as well on the PS2. Tekken Tag Tournament, a launch title, felt less like a true sequel and more like Tekken 3. 5, and Tekken 4 was an aberration in the series that threw away many of the features of the past by including slower gameplay and environments that were walled and tiered. Tekken 5 brought the series back to its roots and nearly perfected the gameplay. With lush matching graphics to boot (the game managed to impress on the PS3, too! ), Tekken 5 is one of the best fighting games of all time.

It's the best fighting game in PlayStation. I love its characters & moves. Easy to learn, not so hard to master and you can't get enough of it.

This is the best fighting game ever made to PS2 and I can't belive it's not in the top ten

The game and series as a whole is amazing

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