If you owned an NES 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 NES RPGs of all time. NES is the console that invented modern gaming as we know it, and put out the first RPGs ever made.
This list features the most popular and best-selling RPGs that were released for NES. 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 poll include Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior III. Vote for your favorite video games below.
Developer: Chunsoft, Tose Co., Ltd.
Developer: Nintendo Software Technology, SNK Playmore
Developer: Micro Cabin, Square, Tose Co., Ltd.
Developer: Square Enix, Heartbeat, Artepiazza, Chunsoft
Developer: Ape, Inc., Nintendo, Pax Softnica
Developer: Square Enix, Matrix Software, Square
Developer: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development
Developer: Nihon Falcom, Hudson Soft
Developer: Square Enix, Square, Tose Co., Ltd.
Developer: Square, Tose Co., Ltd.
Developer: Origin Systems, Sega
Developer: Culture Brain
Developer: KID, Technōs Japan, Million
Developer: Origin Systems, Richard Garriott
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Developer: Interplay Entertainment
Developer: MicroProse, Microprose Software, Inc
Developer: Strategic Simulations, Inc., Marionette
Developer: Nihon Falcom, Quintet