Best PlayStation 2 Games
The Top Ten
A huge map.
Lots of gameplay.
Variety of vehicles.
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
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. - kingmjmj
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..
Me and my Sister both love playing this Game.
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
Kingdom Hearts 2 is the greatest PS2 game of all time.
- Lots of improvements (objective menu, reaction commands, new abilities, etc.)
- Fantastic and emotional story
- New worlds from classic disney movies
- New attacks (limit forms, drive forms, etc)
- 10/10 soundtrack
- Lots of great characters from Final Fantasy and Disney - VenomxShocker
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. - kingmjmj
Best the best
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
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. - mohitchauhannn
awesome. I like when it comes to kicking the enemies, suplex them, or just cut their heads off. hahaha!
the bestV 114 Comments
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!
Endless combos, amazing spectacle, cinematic story, good fun.V 107 Comments
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
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!V 20 Comments
I loved the original version that had Lionel Richie - Gehenna
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
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 wayV 22 Comments
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 is the type of game you can assimilate to art.V 38 Comments
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
No words to define this masterpiece...V 76 Comments
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);
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
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...
My favourite franchise and the best of the playstationV 24 Comments
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.
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.V 2 Comments
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
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.V 42 Comments
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
A little bit better than san andreas in my opinion
It is very god than Grand Theft Auto SA its missions also very easy I finish that all with in 4 daysV 65 Comments
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.
Best Jak game in my opinionV 2 Comments
Best game of all time aka game of fame
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
Star Wars is amazing and this is also the first game I ever owned for PS2 - RichKid24
I love this game so much! Great graphics for the PS2. And Online rocks! Make number 3V 25 Comments
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
It has a great storyline and one of the best theme songs ever!
The best horror game of all timeV 7 Comments
The emotions that this game makes you feel are just amazing.
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.
Fun when your a little kid.V 12 Comments
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? - salvaged123
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.
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 MOVIEV 2 Comments
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 - carrac111V 8 Comments
As good as the second was, this topped it. - Cooper
Even better than the second one
Great game but in my opinion it is way too easy
Best jak gameV 3 Comments
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.
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
This was one of my favorites the story was good and everythingV 29 Comments
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!
We waited a long time for a good PS2 Tomb Raider, and Legend was awesome! It's not hard, but difficult enough that you have fun while playing it. - HonestKeil17V 8 Comments
The best game soundtrack in existance
This is the greatest game I have ever played. Graphics are awesome, great story line, good amount of strategy required. It's a must must try game. I'm lovin' it...
Best Action and Best story... I love it
This is the best game that I have played. It has best story line ever
Awesome game got try this one this must be in first placeV 5 Comments
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. - kingmjmj
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. - Hades4
Ultra best double player gameV 5 Comments
Love the mobile version.
Should be in the top 10
Head radio was the best station.
The fact that cars(game based on movie) is ranked higher than this makes me want to say "i don't want to live in this universe anymore" - Sonyfan666V 2 Comments
rock band has the best songs in any music game
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 - decorulez97
This Sould Be NO. 1... Yeh - theferbinator
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.
A silent protagonist and a scared princess who speaks an unknown tongue must escape a nearly-barren castle filled with uniformly shadowy figures. Somehow, it comes together as one of the most engaging adventures ever. Ico forges such a strong narrative and memorable characters with little dialogue and the simplistic gameplay come together into an unforgettable stylized storybook tale. - kingmjmj
SSX 3 is a great game to play! I played it and it was super fun! I can't wait until SSX Tricky comes out!
Ahh this game is definitely a special game from my childhood memories. I loved playing this game with all my friends. I'd say I liked the soundtrack the most.. just gave the game a good experience.
BEST GAME EVER! This is all I can say
The best game
Vote for this game guys
I respect db bt2 but HOW ON EARTH is it better than this OG game!?!
This game was the gem of my childhood.
Every character in this game has awesome moves. There is also lots of events to participate in
The best game and my favorite with epic graphics and epic story. Almost all characters present to be unlocked. Awesome moves and transformations
And survival and multiplier modes. It especially would be loved by the dragon ball z kai fans.
A great game and certainly is the best dbz game for ps2 it deserves to be way upV 2 Comments
It was better than the first. I wish they'd bring it back
I loved this game - 8chAnonymous
#69? I know this isn't the best ps2 game ever, but it is so underrated. Should be in top 15 at least.
The newer ones are way better but this just rocks! - C-BEAR
when I play this game I really feel like playing the guitar - dira
No question this should be at the top of the list - ccrox1995
sweet child o mine. nough said - gunsnroses44V 1 Comment
One of the best game ever made.
THIS WAS MY FAVORITE GAME ON MY PS2! It's SO MUCH FUN! You can explore the whole Springfield do lots of funny missions. Its one of the best openup world games ever. It could even be better than Grand Theft Auto...
For me personally, the first game I've ever played was sly cooper 1, since then I've been invested in video games and wanting to make video game related videos, especially this franchise
but what makes sly 2 a great sequel? besides better graphics, the story, villains, writing, play-ability of bentley and murry, and probably the first end to the franchise even before they though of sly 3, and the open world upgrade
This is one of my all time favorite games. I’m so glad I grew up with it to see just how execellent of a game it was. From story to gameplay to characters to villains to the music everything was top notch it is the best in the series and holds up fifteen years later.
Fun Game, great boss battles.
Best platform game and one of the best games for the PS2.
How is this not in the top ten! Excellent story and voice acting, exciting fight scenes, fun stealth missions, and top notch gameplay. Overall this is the ideal PlayStation 2 game!V 5 Comments
Should Be In Top 5, Made Playstation A Must Buy - rjhype
BEST PS2 GAME EVER CANT WAIT TILL GRAN TURISMO 5 COMES OUT - carrac111
The best game in the Gran Turismo series and The best game on ps2 - guitarguy
The best Gran Turismo gameV 1 Comment
One of my favorite PS2 games!
Best Roster, Soundtrack, coolest wrestlemania (wrestlemania 23) and one of the few to feature jeff hardy
It is very very very"""""""bad game
I love thes game he is my favorit video game
That this game isn't in the top 15 at least is a crime. Anyone who knows about this game would agree this is far better game than most (if not all) of the titles above it on this list. This is my second favorite game of all time, and though I certainly don't think it's popular enough to be considered the best it should just be way higher. Fact.
omg, this is the best videogame ever made, pure genious - BostonCeltic
Such a beautiful game. Such a poor rank.
This game deserve higher rank than this!
The graphic, music, and story is PERFECT!
Completely different used inspiration from Zelda and made its own story.V 8 Comments
The game have fatality and different moves attack
This game is so fun because you can play chess with the characters and a puzzle. My 2nd favorite Mortal Kombat game - JCchrom3
Best Mortal Kombat! I own a ps4 but I bought a ps2 only to play this game
Picking a reason why Devil May Cry 3 is a frickin' awesome game is kind of like picking a single reason why you like pizza. Maybe it's good cheese, a tasty sauce or crispy crust that draws you to a good pie, but it's the sum of the parts that keeps you coming back.
Devil May Cry 3 is like a great pizza - a pizza comprised of 32 missions, five difficulties, tons of monsters and multiple weapons.
Following Dante, a half-man half-demon who just can't seem to stay out of trouble, Devil May Cry 3 puts gamers through one of the most challenging games PS2 owners ever popped a memory card in for as the hero blasts bad guys, solves puzzles and tries to meet up with his brother.
Armed with his guns and sword - and four styles of play - Dante breaks out dozens of attack combinations on his missions and leaves you in that funky-place between challenged and frustrated. - kingmjmj
Should be in top 5
This game is one of my favorites. This game should be in the top 10 at least.
Devil may cry 3 is very nice gameV 7 Comments
One of the worst ps2 games I have ever played.
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