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The Best BANDAI NAMCO RPGs Of All Time

Updated June 16, 2021 847 votes 118 voters 5.3k views21 items

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BANDAI NAMCO is the go-to place to find amazing role-playing games and action RPGs, and you might be surprised to learn just what franchises the company has churned out over the years. With games like Tales of Symphonia, Ni No Kuni, and SCARLET NEXUS, these are just a couple of the incredible franchises BANDAI NAMCO has released in the past 15+ years.

This list features the very best RPG franchises to come from the global publisher, and they are also some of the best role-playing games ever produced. Take a look at the BANDAI NAMCO RPGs listed down below, and be sure to vote up your favorites before you head back to your favorite console or PC to fire up one of these amazing titles for the thousandth time! And don't forget to check out SCARLET NEXUS, played best on Xbox Series X!

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    Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

    Platform(s): PC | PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Nintendo Switch

    Released: 2011

    Series: Ni no Kuni

    Details: Ni No Kuni: Dominion Of The Dark Djinn is a beautifully rendered RPG developed for the Nintendo DS, and while it's an amazing game, it doesn't translate as well to modern consoles as one might hope. Fortunately, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch solves that problem by bringing the game to a new generation!

    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is essentially a remake of the original NDS title released in 2010. Numerous elements are expanded upon for the new release such that it plays like an entirely new game. If you played the original, don't pass this one by because it's a beautiful homage to its predecessor.

  • Platform(s): PlayStation 2

    Released: 2006

    Series: Xeno/Xenosaga

    Details: Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra, or more commonly, Xenosaga Episode III, is the third and final title in the Xenosaga trilogy. The game concludes the narrative that began with the first two episodes and sees Shion Uzuki and KOS-MOS search for the origins of the Gnosis while being hunted down by the Testaments.

    The game manages to perfectly conclude the series, and it's clear that the developers listened to the fans because little to nothing is left out. Originally, the Xenosaga series was designed to be a six-parter, but that was abandoned, resulting in a complete reworking of this title. The game was beloved by fans, but the previous two titles resulted in a mediocre franchise overall. As a result, the devs went on to develop Xenoblade Chronicles.

  • Platform(s): Xbox One | PlayStation 4

    Released: 2020

    Series: Sword Art Online

    Details: If you're a fan of the popular sci-fi anime, then you will enjoy playing as Kirito, while you explore the game's massive world. You'll be making your way through "Underworld," which is set in the anime's third season, Alicization

    Featuring real-time battles, multiple storylines, and your favorite SAO characters, the action-packed game takes the franchise to a whole new level. Rally your trusty allies, and get ready to dive into the latest VRMMO, and immerse yourself in the massive in-game world!

  • Platform(s): PlayStation 2

    Released: 2004

    Series: .hack

    Details: Part 4 of the video game franchise have the characters continue their search for Mia in what is deemed as the final chapter. You'll meet new character and be challenged by daunting enemies. Another great feature this game has to offer is that you can bring over your saved data from .hack Outbreak. This will allow you to start Quarantine without feeling like you're starting from scratch.

    If all of that is not enough to excite you. The game also contains the .hack//GIFT OVA!