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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
359 123
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NES RPGs

2
281 73
Dragon Warrior III is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NES RPGs

3
285 91
Dragon Warrior is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NES RPGs

4
348 130
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NES RPGs

5
188 49
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NES RPGs

6
228 73
Crystalis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1990

7
167 54
Final Fantasy III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NES RPGs

8
146 40
Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989

9
166 56
Dragon Warrior II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NES RPGs

10
209 94
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NES RPGs

11
160 63
Faxanadu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1987

12
136 40
Final Fantasy I-II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NES RPGs

13
102 29
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NES RPGs
Javier Dom Ac added 1990

14
102 55
Final Fantasy II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NES RPGs

15
102 48
Willow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NES RPGs
1989

16
88 40
Destiny of an Emperor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NES RPGs

17
75 41
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NES RPGs

18
78 52
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NES RPGs

19
53 37
The Magic of Scheherazade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NES RPGs

20
59 44
The Bard's Tale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NES RPGs

21
47 33
Swords and Serpents is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NES RPGs

22
47 38
Ultima III: Exodus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NES RPGs

23
43 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
33 27
Faria: A World of Mystery and ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NES RPGs