Top PS2 Action Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PS2 Action games of All Time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    LEGO Star Wars

    You can call Lego Star Wars a kid's game if you like, but it has a universal appeal to children of all ages. When you were a child, a parent or teacher probably told you "Stop that.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 29.

    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

    The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is almost exactly as you'd hope a game based on the Incredible Hulk would be. Being the Hulk should be fun and the game delivers it in spades. If ever there was a game that played just as you'd imagine it's The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 28.

    Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks

    It's good to see that Midway's streak of solid Mortal Kombat titles hasn't been put to an end. Shaolin Monks is a game that console owners have been waiting for, ever since the franchise's birth. What surprises me the most about Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is the fact... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 27.

    Ratchet: Gladiator

    Fans, particularly those who wish to play online matches, won't be disappointed, but the focus on one area of gameplay has highlighted how familiar the series has become. Ratchet & Clank are now well established on the PlayStation 2, with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

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  • 26.

    Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams

    Series heritage aside, this is a pleasingly lengthy adventure spread across two DVDs that's most definitely worth a look. It was only 18 months ago that Onimusha 3 was supposed to mark the final... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 25.

    Rogue Trooper

    t would be easy to dismiss Rogue Trooper as the game where you play as a blue man with a talking gun, helmet and rucksack, but that blue man deserves a place in your Wii collection. It's amazing when you sit down with a game that you had the lowest of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 24.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

    Slight control issues mean this isn't quite as much fun to play as the console versions, but few handheld action games reach Tomb Raider: Legend's overall quality. After years of waiting, Tomb Raider: Legend finally gave Lara fans the game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 23.

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

    This isn't a follow-up to San Andreas, and as long as you go into the game knowing that you're playing a game originally designed for the PSP, you'll find this an essential summer purchase. GTA: Liberty City Stories was released in October last year, and has since... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 22.

    LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

    If you have any fondness for Star Wars you'll find Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy incredibly hard to resist. It's the best Star Wars game, well, since Lego Star Wars. Try to avoid Star Wars fans, at least the ones that were "there when it was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

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  • 21.

    Canis Canem Edit

    Bully is a surprisingly simple and rather tame game by Rockstar's standards, but that's part of its charm. It's fun from start to finish and is good enough to shine through the controversy. Somewhere hidden amongst the controversy surrounding Rockstar's Bully... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 20.

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

    It's not a great port but with another PS2-only GTA being highly unlikely, fans yet to enter the PSP market should find a highly enjoyable game. For many people Vice City is the best GTA game to date. While it might not... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 19.

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    omb Raider: Anniversary is everything a remake should be. It makes the most of modern technology to bring a classic game world up to date, and doesn't rely on constant fire-fights to bring excitement. Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a remake of the original game that made such a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 18.

    Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

    Dark Mirror is yet another swansong for the PS2, and gives those who have stuck by their last-gen console one more reason to smirk at the PlayStation 3. The Syphon Filter series has suffered a bumpy ride in contrast with its... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 17.

    The Simpsons Game

    If you're a DS owner then you should definitely give this one a look. If you're a DS owner AND a Simpsons fan then get down your local software emporium now! Once upon a time in what many older gamers nostalgically look back on as the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 16.

    LEGO Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures Review

    LEGO Indiana Jones - The Original Adventures

    If you loved the last games and you like Indiana Jones, then you're more than likely to love this one too, although you might start to feel that you've played it all before. When I was a kid growing up, LEGO as a toy was pretty basic. You had various... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 15.

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Review

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a great looking title which should thrill younger gamers no end, particularly if they're fans of the film. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 14.

    WALL.E Review

    WALL.E

    WALL.E on the PS2 is definitely the most accomplished version available. The emphasis on platforming and puzzles suits the character and makes for a more thoughtful game. You might have noticed that this review looks slightly different to other... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 13.

    Lego Batman: The Videogame Review

    Lego Batman: The Videogame

    It doesn't make particularly good use of the stylus, and the graphics won't blow you away, but if you're a Batman fan you won't find a better Batman game on the system. The word fun is overused when it comes to video games. It's probably... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2,PlayStation 2

  • 12.

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

    If you go in not expecting to play the game of the year then you're going to get a hell of a lot of fun out of MUA2. In the wake of Disney's purchase of Marvel, we thought it would be fun to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 11.

    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Review

    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier

    High Impact Games missed the mark with its Ratchet and Clank spin-off "Secret Agent Clank", but The Lost Frontier more or less nails the Jak and Daxter formula. There hasn't been a Jak and Daxter game for ages. After the duo made such an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 10.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    San Andreas is worthy of nearly all the hype it received, and is definitely worth your attention. Everyone should enjoy San Andreas. Everyone over the age of 18 anyway. One of the most celebrated series of recent times has to be Rockstar North's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 9.

    Ratchet & Clank 3

    Fans of the previous games will love the new missions, while newcomers to the series will find a game that is a joy to play, either by yourself or with friends. Part one of Sony's two part action platformer double whammy this Christmas... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 8.

    God of War (2005) Review

    God of War

    God of War is one of the greatest games this generation of consoles has seen. The fact that you are playing it on a PlayStation 2 makes it even more unbelievable. You simply must experience God of War Special games are rare; the kind of game that grips you from the start and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 7.

    Shadow of the Colossus

    The premise of Shadow of the Colossus is so simple, yet the way it's been pulled off verges on the sublime. I remember talking to a friend a few months ago about how a game based... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 6.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

    With people still unsure over what they think the next-generation consoles should bring, GRAW is perhaps the best example to date, delivering on all fronts. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter's delay near the release of the Xbox 360 was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 5.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

    Buying Subsistence should be a no-brainer, even for those of you who have spent countless hours already mastering the original. How do you make one of 2004's best games better? For Hideo Kojima, that's an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 4.

    Okami

    The world of Okami is so lush, visually stunning and complete within itself that you just want to lose yourself in it. One of the last great games for the PlayStation 2. It seems a shame that the release of such a beautiful game as Okami should... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 3.

    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice Review

    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice

    Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is one of the best PSP games I've played. Get into gear, and get this game. Is it me or is the PSP getting a whole lot more interesting now, some two... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 2.

    God of War 2

    There's nothing particularly new about what God of War 2 brings to video games but as a popcorn game nothing but its older brother comes close to being as epic and downright entertaining. There's only one thing better than a great game and that's a great cheap... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2

  • 1.

    Quantum of Solace Review

    Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace is GoldenEye for a new generation and by far the best Bond game we've had in years. Praise really doesn't come much higher than that. Bond, James Bond. That phrase - those three words - are enough to send a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 2