Best PlayStation 2 Games

The Top Ten
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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

Great location, gameplay, and characters. The setting was great on the west side of America in 1992, where hip-hop music was at its finest! Radio Los Santos was the best station, from Tupac to Dr. Dre. The story was very good too and was clearly the best Grand Theft Auto game out of them all.

Playing this on PlayStation was a way better feeling than on PC. Grand Theft Auto is just a game you play from the couch, lying down, relaxed, unless you're on some difficult mission. There were many great PS2 games and exclusives, and maybe even Pro Evolution Soccer 6 could hit the top of the list. This game is immortal.

The gameplay is better than Vice City because there is more to do, like flying 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!

2 God of War

It's the best game I have ever seen. It has a story that is incomparable to any other game. The graphics are awesome, and the sound effects are excellent. The moves, combos, and magical powers are just awesomely designed. The 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 greatest game in the history of games.

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

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

I have completed this game, and I am very happy with its gameplay and graphics. All the enemies, all the gods are superb. The magic that it gets with time, like Medusa's gaze and Army of Hades, is very awesome.

3 Kingdom Hearts II

This was the game that started it all for me. I have a deep psychological connection to this game. I always told myself that Kingdom Hearts 1 and especially 2 was the height of my childhood. I waited years for KH3. I was always telling myself that my childhood would not end until Sora's story ended. Today, I am 24 years old and have finally played KH3; sadly, it was not anything compared to the all-around greatness that was Kingdom Hearts 2. Nonetheless, this series defined me in many ways as a child and its lessons continue to linger even as an adult.

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 intentions. You can also team up with Disney heroes as you battle evil. And the greatest thing is that you can see stunning graphics and authentic voiceovers. Created by Square Enix and Disney Interactive.

My favorite game of all time, fantastic characters, legendary gameplay, beautiful graphics, breathtaking music, show-stealing voice work, complex and smooth story, and perfect controls add up to deserve the number one spot.

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.

4 Shadow of the Colossus

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, especially 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 spent playing this game again and again, and I've never regretted it!

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, it's 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!

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 its 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.

Amazing, wonderful, breathtaking! This game shows you beauty in the form of landscapes, creatures that you would only think of in your nightmares, and much more. This game offers you so much in the form of its simplicity. It's a must-have, and I am proud to say that on the day of its release many years ago, I got my copy.

5 Resident Evil 4

This is the best game I have ever played in my entire life. I spent three months to complete this game. I was fully immersed in this game. Even at school, my brain was thinking about how to get to the next level. This is the best game on the PS2. It has excellent graphics, a great story, and plenty of gameplay time. This game sets the standard for outstanding games and serves as an inspiration for many other games. I would give it a 10 out of 10.

Leon is an awesome character. Resident Evil has an awesome story and awesome graphics for the time. Maybe it's the game that changed the style of survival horror games, whether it's Resident Evil or not. Now, they always have the gameplay introduced in this game and faster enemies.

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!

This is the best! I will never get tired of playing this game over and over again! And I really love the characters. They're all good. The best Resident Evil game and the best story ever! I love Leon so much!

6 Final Fantasy X

I loved this game the minute I started playing and still play it, 10 years after the release. I love the characters and the story, and most of all, the Sphere Grid! The only complaint I have is that there is a lot more grinding towards the end of the game, and the story plot should have continued with grinding interspersed. You suddenly finish the main plotline 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 whole life. It's not only the best PS2 game, it's the best video game ever! The story, the world, the characters - everything about this game is so awesome! And this is not a game that you finish in a day or two. You can put up to 500 hours of gameplay into this game! And you can replay it again, and again, and again because you will never get sick of it! Ahh! Such a wonderful game!

Yes, this is better than Grand Theft Auto in my opinion. In terms of the quality of graphics, story, music, and gameplay, this game wins big! And above all, it is proper and does not contain bad morals.

It's actually a shame to see more people enjoying Grand Theft Auto (violent type games) these days.

My all-time favorite game from the Final Fantasy series. The story was both amazingly epic and very sad. I liked the main character a lot and was surprised by the strange twist at the end of the story. I became so drawn into the romance of the story that I obsessed over it in Final Fantasy X-2.

7 Grand Theft Auto Vice City

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

Great game and fun gameplay. If you like to jack golf carts and motorcycles, then this is the game for you. This game rules!

Honestly, I found this one much better than San Andreas, don't quite know why though.

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

8 Jak II

One of the best, I don't know why some complained about the attitude of Jak. Remember that each duo features two protagonists with different attitudes. Sadly, due to the poor popularity of the franchise overshadowed by more popular games with little interest, the series doesn't have a sequel. But I think this is better than milking a franchise for years.

The Jak and Daxter series aged very well. The transition from the old world to a futuristic environment was a good idea. I'm glad they put a voice for Jak because a silent protagonist isn't enough to appeal. It gets old quickly. So, humor mixed with serious comments is definitely worth a try.

One of the greatest games in computer game 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 you enjoy in this game is mostly like that of a Grand Theft Auto. The graphics 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.

Best PS2 game I've ever played. I'm still playing it. The difficulty makes it better because some missions are so hard that I actually rage. The storyline 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 trilogy where Jak actually speaks.

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, 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!

9 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

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.

One of the most perfect Ratchet and Clank games ever. I have all PS2 games, 100% of the Ratchet and Clank series, but this one has so many cool weapons and secrets. I always try to find new glitches that could make the walkthrough so fun, faster, and maybe (at some points) harder.

Ratchet and Clank by far was the best game ever. I got the full collection and am still buying the games to this day. However, multiplayer elements ruined it after A Crack In Time. Here's hoping for Q-Force!

A good game needs the urge to play it three times or more. Get it cheap, and you'll be wishing you could play all the games of Ratchet and Clank.

10 God of War 2

It is a great action game. I really enjoy playing this game. One of the things I like about it is the ability to uncover secrets and gain powers within the game. Due to these extras, players have to explore and discover various Greek powers.

Hey, what the hell! This is the 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 be rated at the first place on every list. Man, this is not done! Please vote, people. Are you sleeping, huh? Take a look at it, no one. See the powers it's got, the dragons, heroes, warriors, magic...

This is the best game ever made. I like the story so much because it is so touching. The anger of Kratos to kill Zeus is 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.

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!

The Newcomers

? Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
? Sonic Gems Collection
The Contenders
11 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

I don't understand why it is so high. It is much better than 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 than 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.

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.

12 Bully

This is the game of the school life. This was the best game I ever played. The Rockstar company was really proud to release it, and Rockstar company gave me and us a real and dashing game. So, thanks to Rockstar company... by Rath... come on Rockstar game, release 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.

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

This is what we call game all others are only if names. This is what everyone want. I can't explain how brilliant this game is

13 Silent Hill 2

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

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

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

Now... what is wrong with Silent Hill? I love the story and the graphics! Please consider...

14 Jak & Daxter

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

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

Better than the second and third one.

Fun platform game.

15 Mortal Kombat Armageddon

It should be one of the world's best games ever. It's purely mature and has the best characters like Stryker, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Frost, Sonia, Raiden, and lots of beautiful girls and males.

By Jafar Ali.

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 experience, Konquest mode, graphics, and arenas were cool. This is one of the best MK games.

Last good Mortal Kombat game... It was one of the only good ones. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Mortal Kombat: Deception, and Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks were the others.

This game has everything that made the previous MK games great, and this one also lets you design your own character with it's own custom move list.

16 Kingdom Hearts

Great gameplay and an 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 Fantasy... Who would have thought? All those people voting on Grand Theft Auto were probably thinking that this game is for little kids, but it's not! It really isn't. They should really try it!

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

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.

17 Star 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.

This is the only game I play on the PS2. Its gameplay is amazing even when you compare it to new shooters.

For a long time, this was my favorite game, along with Star Wars Battlefront 1.

Class game and you can play space and ground and is multiplayer as well.

18 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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, today's average gamer! The twists get a little crazy towards the end, but it is all worthwhile in this thought-provoking experience. Game mechanics are also the best out of the three MGS games.

Without a doubt, in the three greatest games of all time list, and also a gripping storyline, it deserves to be in the top two! Screw Resident Evil 5!

This is a great game! I'm a PS3 player and can't wait for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

The best game in the genre is the best game on the console.

19 Ratchet & Clank

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

My childhood was complete when I played the Ratchet & Clank series.

Fantastic game! It needs to be in the top 20. Are you serious... 48?

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****.

20 Gran Turismo 4

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 PlayStation 2, it provided a whole lot more graphical support for the players.

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

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

This had 1080i support and has amazing graphics!

21 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

A great sequel to the first Ratchet and Clank game! But this game topped it with its upgraded weapons and new locations. An awesome game, one of the best on the PS2.

Probably one of the best Ratchet and Clank games. There is so much to do, and it's all just so much fun.

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

22 Tekken 5

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

Very, very, very good game.

It's great... Oh yeah!

23 Okami

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.

I was angry to see both great metal gear games so low, but I am even angrier to see okami so low. The references to Japanese ghost stories, the cel-shaded graphics, the incredible soundtrack. This game might not have the best gameplay, and presentation, but it exceeds at everything else.

The only reason this game is so low on the leaderboards is because it is not very well know. If I had enough money I would buy the entire world this game. It is also the only video game with a sad enough ending to make me cry.

Such a beautiful game. Such a poor rank.
This game deserve higher rank than this!
The graphic, music, and story is PERFECT!

24 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

This game got me to become a fan of DBZ at a young age. I can't thank this game enough. Without it, I would have missed out on one of my deepest childhood loves: Dragon Ball Z.

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

I have this on Wii, but I still love this game. I love DBZ games.

25 Jak 3

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

As good as the second was, this topped it.

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