Total Nerd The Best Nintendo DS RPGs  

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If you owned a Nintendo DS at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few RPGs in your collection. There's something about role playing games that really capture your imagination and make you feel like you're part of another world. Your party always has colorful characters, the abilities you gain along the way are amazing, and boss battles are usually nothing short of epic. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Nintendo DS RPGs of all time. 

This list will feature the most popular and best selling RPGs that were released for Nintendo DS. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Examples of items on this list include Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and Dragon Quest IX. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Radiant Historia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
IchikaOrimura added

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622 257
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added Solatorobo: Red the Hunter 2010

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506 214
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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455 208
The World Ends With You is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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322 142
Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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313 137
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the He... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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345 156
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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324 148
Pokémon Platinum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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288 132
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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250 112
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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241 110
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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230 106
Pokémon Black and White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
RenanGenerali added 2011

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221 107
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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131 51
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
Vincent Huang added 2010

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178 83
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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148 65
Suikoden Tierkreis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
John Ghottio added 2009

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139 63
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Rev... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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168 84
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Jo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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174 91
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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175 92
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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188 108
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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143 80
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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102 52
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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103 53
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs