Best PlayStation 2 Games

The Top Ten

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

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.

Nothing Better Than Bunny Hoppin Flying Planes And Hitting The Gym

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.

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..

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.

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

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
Atlantica
Pride Islands
Agrabah
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

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!

Amazing, Wonderful, Breath-taking! This game shows you beauty in the form of landscape, Creatures that you would only think of in your nightmares and much more. This game offers you so much in the form of it's simplicity. It's a must have and I am proud to say that on the day of it's release many years ago, I got m copy.

Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil 4 Product Image

Very nice game with cool graphics, fight ^^ tough

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

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.

God of War God of War Product Image

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!

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

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

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

Great game no dout about it, it should be in first place.

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

Final Fantasy X Final Fantasy X Product Image

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.

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

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.

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.

The Jak series are great games. No questions asked

God of War 2 God of War 2 Product Image

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!

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

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.

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

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.

This game is so so so so so fun it is my most loved game in this list it is so cool and it is from the 90s it is hard but fun at the same time it is my number 1 game

The Contenders

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

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).

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.

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!

Bully Bully Product Image

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

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

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

Star Wars Battlefront II Star Wars Battlefront II Product Image

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Jak & Daxter Jak & Daxter Product Image

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.

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.

Better then the second and third one.

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

Silent Hill 2 Silent Hill 2 Product Image

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!

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

It has a great storyline and one of the best theme songs ever!

The best horror game of all time

Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Hearts Product Image

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 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

Fun when your a little kid.

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

Mortal Kombat Armageddon Mortal Kombat Armageddon Product Image

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

Best Game Ever. I LOVE MORTAL KOMBAT!

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

AWESOME GAME!

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

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

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?

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.

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

As good as the second was, this topped it.

Even better than the second one

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

SO GOOD ECSPECIALLY B SPEC

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****.

Great a series that gives you many great adventures

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 Sould Be NO. 1... Yeh

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.

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

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.

Ultra best double player game

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