Total Nerd The Best NES RPGs  

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

If you owned a 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 will feature 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 III and Final Fantasy. 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 Wars is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Dungeon Magic: Sword of the El... is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Hillsfar is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Hillsfar 1993

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Hydlide 3 is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Hydlide 3 1989

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Flying Dragon: The Secret Scro... is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Magician is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Magician 1991

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Flying Warriors is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Spiritual Warfare is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Chaos World is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ō... is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru Jan 05 1990

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Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka... is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihō Jan 03 1992

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DragonStrike is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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The Black Onyx is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best NES RPGs
The Black Onyx Mar 01 1984

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Metal Max is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Metal Max 1991

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Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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3 12
Operation Europe: Path to Vict... is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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L'Empereur is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best NES RPGs
L'Empereur 1989

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Getsu Fūma Den is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Getsu Fūma Den Jan 01 1987

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Captain Tsubasa Vol. II: Super... is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Cowboy Kid is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Hydlide is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Hydlide 1985

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The Magic Candle is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best NES RPGs
The Magic Candle

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King's Knight is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Super Chinese 3 is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Miracle Warriors: Seal of the ... is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Dragon Buster is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Tenchi wo Kurau II is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Esper Dream is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Musashi no Bōken is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Musashi no Bōken Dec 22 1990

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Radia Senki: Reimeihen is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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The Money Game is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Dragons of Flame is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Valkyrie no Bōken: Toki no Kag... is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Dragon Slayer Jr: Romancia is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Tenkaichi Bushi Keru Nagūru is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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Hoshi wo Miru Hito is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best NES RPGs

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The Legend of Sword and Fairy is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best NES RPGs