Total Nerd The Best Nintendo DS RPGs  

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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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421 142
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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521 188
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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578 214
Radiant Historia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
IchikaOrimura added

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398 145
The World Ends With You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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288 107
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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269 99
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the He... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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255 93
Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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251 92
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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269 107
Pokémon Platinum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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212 82
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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189 72
Pokémon Black and White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
RenanGenerali added 2011

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204 84
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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102 25
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
Vincent Huang added 2010

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184 80
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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150 60
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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113 38
Suikoden Tierkreis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
John Ghottio added 2009

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117 45
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Rev... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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148 67
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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148 69
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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166 84
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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140 67
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Jo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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86 42
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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77 38
Final Fantasy Gaiden: 4 Warrio... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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115 70
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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89 50
Digimon World Dawn and Dusk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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89 50
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harves... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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82 45
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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64 31
Avalon Code is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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85 50
Etrian Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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64 34
Ni no Kuni is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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27 4
Pokémon Conquest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
Tuvy added 2012

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80 49
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Tim... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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76 47
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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57 31
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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66 40
Infinite Space is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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64 39
Pokémon Ranger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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56 32
Luminous Arc is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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41 19
Tales of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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49 27
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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71 49
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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44 24
Summon Night: Twin Age is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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56 36
Digimon World DS is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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57 37
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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43 24
Sands of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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45 27
Phantasy Star 0 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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47 30
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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41 26
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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44 31
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of L... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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31 18
7th Dragon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
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31 18
Soma Bringer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs