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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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Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Dragon Warrior III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Jan 01 1988
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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Dragon Warrior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Crystalis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1990
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Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989
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Dragon Warrior II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Jan 01 1987
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Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Final Fantasy I-II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1987
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StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Javier Dom Ac added 1990
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Willow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989
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Final Fantasy II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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The Magic of Scheherazade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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The Bard's Tale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Swords and Serpents is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Ultima III: Exodus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Sid Meier's Pirates! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Pool of Radiance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NES RPGs
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Sweet Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Dec 15 1989