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

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450 170
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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521 203
Radiant Historia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
IchikaOrimura added Radiant Historia

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353 132
The World Ends With You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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220 81
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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237 90
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the He... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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252 98
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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215 81
Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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231 93
Pokémon Platinum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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180 74
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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183 76
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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99 28
Suikoden Tierkreis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
John Ghottio added Suikoden Tierkreis 2009

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153 62
Pokémon Black and White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
RenanGenerali added Pokémon Black and White 2011

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166 74
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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132 56
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
Vincent Huang added Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 2010

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129 57
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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154 74
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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105 43
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Rev... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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130 65
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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126 63
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Jo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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78 38
Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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107 63
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Avalon Code is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harves... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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68 34
Final Fantasy Gaiden: 4 Warrio... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Ni no Kuni is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
sergiio added Ni no Kuni 2011 - YA esta el parche en español al 100%

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79 47
Digimon World Dawn and Dusk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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

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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Tim... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Infinite Space is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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52 29
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Tales of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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67 44
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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58 36
Pokémon Ranger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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43 23
Phantasy Star 0 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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44 24
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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Digimon World DS is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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67 46
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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40 22
Summon Night: Twin Age is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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45 27
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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46 28
Luminous Arc is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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52 34
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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38 21
Sands of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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39 24
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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42 31
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicl... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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30 20
Custom Robo Arena is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs

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26 17
7th Dragon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
7th Dragon 2009

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38 30
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of L... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs