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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo DS at some point.

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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732 300
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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575 237
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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515 245
The World Ends With You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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391 175
Pokémon Platinum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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355 155
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the He... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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393 177
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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297 122
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
9
381 172
Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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286 121
Pokémon Black and White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
RenanGenerali added 2011
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276 122
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
12
306 146
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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250 117
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
14
159 59
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
Vincent Huang added 2010
15
99 22
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added 2010
16
197 90
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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213 101
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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166 72
Suikoden Tierkreis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
John Ghottio added 2009
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159 70
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Rev... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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182 91
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Jo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
21
194 100
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
22
214 119
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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171 90
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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115 60
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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116 64
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harves... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs