Total Nerd List of All Console Role-playing Games

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List of console role-playing games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these console role-playing games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all console role-playing games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new console role-playing games. Various bits of information are available for these top console role-playing games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game. In some instances you can click on the names of the games to get an even more in-depth description of them. These aren't necessarily the best console role-playing games, but there are a lot of popular console role-playing games listed here.

The list you're viewing is made up of games like Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VI.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best console role-playing games?" and "What are the most popular console role-playing games?"

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Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Chrono Trigger 1995 Chrono Trigger is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995. Chrono Trigger '​s development team included three designers ...more

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 1996 Super Mario RPG, subtitled Legend of the Seven Stars in the North American release, is an action role-playing game developed by Square and published by Nintendo for the Super Famicom and Super ...more

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Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life 2004 Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is a video game that was released in Japan on September 12, 2003 for the GameCube, and on November 11, 2004 for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by Marvelous ...more

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Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy VI 1994 Final Fantasy VI is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System platform. Released in 1994, it is the sixth title in the mainline ...more

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Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy X 2001 Final Fantasy X is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square as the tenth entry in the Final Fantasy series. Originally released in 2001 for Sony's PlayStation 2, the game was ...more

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Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy VIII 1999 Final Fantasy VIII is a 1999 role-playing video game developed and published by Square. It is the eighth major installment in the Final Fantasy series. The game was the series' second 3D ...more

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Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Secret of Mana 1993 Secret of Mana, originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 2, is a 1993 action role-playing game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the ...more

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Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy 1987 Final Fantasy is a fantasy role-playing video game created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, developed and first published in Japan by Square in 1987. It is the first game in Square's Final Fantasy series. ...more

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Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature 1999 Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is a video game in the farm simulation series Harvest Moon, developed by Victor Interactive Software. It is the first Harvest Moon game for a non-Nintendo console. ...more

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 1987 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is an action role-playing video game with platforming elements. The second installment in The Legend of Zelda series, it was developed and published by Nintendo ...more

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Final Fantasy I-II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games

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Final Fantasy II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy II 1988 Final Fantasy II is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square in 1988 for the Family Computer as the second installment of the Final Fantasy series. The game has ...more

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Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy XII 2006 Final Fantasy XII is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 platform. Released in 2006, it is the twelfth title in the mainline Final ...more

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Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy IX 2000 Final Fantasy IX is a role-playing video game developed and published by Squaresoft for the Sony PlayStation video game console. Originally released in 2000, it is the ninth title in the Final ...more

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Virtua Quest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Virtua Quest 2004 Virtua Quest, known in Japan as Virtua Fighter Cyber Generation: Ambition of the Judgement Six, is a Virtua Fighter spin-off title co-developed by TOSE and Sega AM2, and published by Sega for ...more

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Parasite Eve II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Parasite Eve II 1999 Parasite Eve II is an action role-playing survival horror video game released exclusively for the PlayStation. The game was developed by SquareSoft and published in Japan in 1999 and in both ...more

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Final Fantasy XIII is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy XIII 2009 Final Fantasy XIII is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and later for Microsoft Windows. Released in Japan in December 2009 and ...more

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Harvest Moon GB is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Harvest Moon GB Dec 18 1997 Harvest Moon GB is the second game in the Harvest Moon series of video games, and was developed by Victor Interactive Software. Harvest Moon GB is the first portable Harvest Moon game, developed ...more

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Harvest Moon 3 GBC is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Harvest Moon 3 GBC Sep 28 2000 Harvest Moon 3 GBC is a farm simulation video game for the Game Boy Color developed by Victor Interactive Software, part of the long-running Harvest Moon series of video games. Harvest Moon 3 ...more

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Harvest Moon: Save the Homelan... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland 2001 Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland, released in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari 3: Heart ni Hi o Tsukete, is a 2001 farm simulation game, part of the popular Harvest Moon series of video games. It was ...more

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Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Harvest Moon: Magical Melody 2005 Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is a social simulation video game for the Nintendo GameCube developed by Marvelous Interactive. It is an updated version of Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta, which ...more

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Final Fantasy V is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy V 1992 Final Fantasy V is a medieval-fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square in 1992 as a part of the Final Fantasy series. The game first appeared only in Japan on Nintendo's ...more

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Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Parasite Eve Parasite Eve is an action role-playing survival horror video game developed by Square. The game is a sequel to the novel Parasite Eve, written by Hideaki Sena. It is the first game in the ...more

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Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Pokémon Red and Blue Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red & Green, are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published ...more

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Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy X-2 2003 Final Fantasy X-2 is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation 2 video game console. The direct sequel to Final Fantasy X, the game's story follows the ...more

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Tales of Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Tales of Destiny 2 2007 Tales of Destiny 2 is the fourth mothership title in Namco's popular Tales RPG series, a true sequel to Tales of Destiny that takes place in the same fictional world. Tales of Destiny 2 is ...more

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Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Demon's Souls 2009 Demon's Souls is a 2009 action role-playing video game developed by From Software, with production assistance from SCE Japan Studio, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It was released in Japan ...more

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EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
EarthBound 1994 EarthBound, known as Mother 2 in Japan, is a 1994 Japanese role-playing video game co-developed by Ape and HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System ...more

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Final Fantasy Legend II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy Legend II 1990 Final Fantasy Legend II, originally released in Japan as Sa・Ga2: Hihō Densetsu, is a role-playing video game developed by Square Co. for the Game Boy handheld console as the second game of their ...more

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Cross Edge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Cross Edge 2008 Cross Edge is a role-playing video game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game was developed by Idea Factory with characters from games by Capcom, Nippon Ichi Software, Namco Bandai and ...more

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Valkyrie Profile is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Valkyrie Profile 1999 Valkyrie Profile is a role-playing video game developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix for the PlayStation. It was released on December 22, 1999 in Japan and on August 29, 2000 in North ...more

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Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Pokémon Gold and Silver crystal 2000 Pokémon Gold Version and Silver Version are the second installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game ...more

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Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen 1990 Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, known in English speaking parts of Europe and in Australia as Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen and originally published as Dragon Warrior IV for ...more

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 2004 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, originally released in Japan as Paper Mario RPG, is a role-playing video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo ...more

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Xenogears is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Xenogears 1998 Xenogears is a science fiction role-playing video game developed and published by Squaresoft for Sony's PlayStation. It was released on February 11, 1998 in Japan and on October 20, 1998 in ...more

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Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Tales of Symphonia 2003 Tales of Symphonia is a Japanese role-playing game released for the Nintendo GameCube on August 29, 2003 in Japan. It is published by Namco and is the fifth core product of the Tales series. The ...more

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Mother 3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Mother 3 2006 Mother 3 is a 2006 role-playing video game in the Mother series, developed by Brownie Brown and HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. The game, intended to be the ...more

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Shenmue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Shenmue 2000 Shenmue is an open world action-adventure video game, developed by Sega AM2, produced and directed by Yu Suzuki, and published by Sega for the Dreamcast in 1999. Suzuki coined a genre title for ...more

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Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Wild Arms 3 2002 Wild Arms 3, known in Japan as Wild Arms Advanced 3rd, is a role-playing game developed by Media.Vision and Contrail for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console, and is the sequel to Wild Arms ...more

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Breath of Fire II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Breath of Fire II 1994 Breath of Fire II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Capcom. First released in 1994, the game was licensed to Laguna for European release in 1996. It is the second entry in ...more

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Dragon Warrior III is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Dragon Warrior III 1988 Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation, known in Japan as Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e... and previously released as Dragon Warrior III in North America, is a role-playing video game ...more

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Star Ocean: The Last Hope 2009 Star Ocean: The Last Hope is an action role-playing video game developed by tri-Ace and Square Enix who also published the game, initially only for the Xbox 360, and the fourth installment in ...more

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Mega Man Legends is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Mega Man Legends 2005 Mega Man Legends, known in Japan as Rockman DASH Hagane no Bōkenshin, is an action-adventure game released by Capcom. It is the first game in the Mega Man Legends sub-series of Mega Man games ...more

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Wild Arms is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Wild Arms 1996 Wild Arms is a Western-themed role-playing video game developed by Japanese software company Media.Vision. Originally released in Japan in 1996 for the Sony PlayStation video game console, it ...more

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Final Fantasy Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Final Fantasy Chronicles 2001 Final Fantasy Chronicles is a compilation of Square's role-playing video games Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger, released for the North American Sony PlayStation on June 29, 2001. TOSE ported ...more

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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the He... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1992 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, known as Dragon Quest: The Hand of the Heavenly Bride in Europe, is a role-playing video game and the fifth installment in the Dragon Quest video game ...more

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Star Ocean: The Second Story is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Star Ocean: The Second Story 1998 Star Ocean: The Second Story is an action role-playing PlayStation video game developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix. It is the second game in the Star Ocean series and the first game in the ...more

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Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Radiata Stories 2005 Radiata Stories is an action role-playing game. It was developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2. It was released on January 27, 2005 in Japan and September 6, 2005 ...more

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Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time 2004 Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is the third main game in the Star Ocean series. The game was developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 console. It was released in ...more

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Eternal Sonata is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of All Console Role-playing Games
Eternal Sonata 2007 Eternal Sonata is a role-playing video game developed by tri-Crescendo and published by Namco Bandai Games. The Xbox 360 version of the game was released on June 14, 2007 in Japan, September 17, ...more