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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
296 77
Dragon Warrior III is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES RPGs
2
385 132
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES RPGs
3
305 94
Dragon Warrior is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES RPGs
4
377 134
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES RPGs
5
249 76
Crystalis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1990
6
199 53
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES RPGs
7
181 58
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES RPGs
8
160 44
Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989
9
171 60
Dragon Warrior II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES RPGs
10
222 97
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES RPGs
11
149 42
Final Fantasy I-II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES RPGs
12
170 68
Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1987
13
112 33
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Javier Dom Ac added 1990
14
110 50
Willow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989
15
108 58
Final Fantasy II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES RPGs
16
95 41
Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES RPGs
17
80 44
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES RPGs
18
85 54
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES RPGs
19
57 39
The Magic of Scheherazade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES RPGs
20
50 34
Swords and Serpents is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES RPGs
21
61 46
The Bard's Tale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES RPGs
22
50 39
Ultima III: Exodus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES RPGs
23
48 41
Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES RPGs
24
43 36
Pool of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES RPGs
25
44 43
Sweet Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989