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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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1
368 128
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES RPGs
2
282 76
Dragon Warrior III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES RPGs
3
357 132
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES RPGs
4
290 93
Dragon Warrior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES RPGs
5
194 51
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES RPGs
6
236 74
Crystalis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1990
7
171 57
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES RPGs
8
151 43
Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989
9
167 59
Dragon Warrior II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES RPGs
10
212 96
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES RPGs
11
164 65
Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1987
12
140 41
Final Fantasy I-II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES RPGs
13
106 31
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Javier Dom Ac added 1990
14
105 57
Final Fantasy II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES RPGs
15
104 49
Willow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989
16
92 40
Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES RPGs
17
77 42
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES RPGs
18
82 52
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES RPGs
19
61 45
The Bard's Tale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES RPGs
20
54 38
The Magic of Scheherazade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES RPGs
21
49 33
Swords and Serpents is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES RPGs
22
49 38
Ultima III: Exodus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES RPGs
23
44 42
Sweet Home is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989
24
42 34
Pool of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES RPGs
25
34 27
Faria: A World of Mystery and ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES RPGs