Button Mash 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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765 306
Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
2
801 325
Radiant Historia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
IchikaOrimura added
3
600 239
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
4
412 181
Pokémon Platinum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
5
408 181
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
6
526 248
The World Ends With You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
7
364 157
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the He... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
8
392 176
Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
9
299 123
Pokémon Black and White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
RenanGenerali added 2011
10
304 126
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
11
284 123
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Surv... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
12
315 146
Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
13
168 59
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harv... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
Vincent Huang added 2010
14
257 120
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grim... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
15
226 102
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
16
200 91
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
17
99 24
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
死の恐怖 added 2010
18
170 73
Suikoden Tierkreis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
John Ghottio added 2009
19
162 70
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Rev... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
20
187 91
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Jo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
21
198 105
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
22
218 121
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
23
174 93
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
24
119 60
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs
25
122 65
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harves... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS RPGs