Total Nerd The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time  

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List Rules Only RPGs that were released on the PS2; they do not need to be PS2 exclusives. No platformers or beat-em-ups. Vote up the top games.

If you owned a Playstation 2 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 PS2 RPGs of all time. This list will feature the most popular and best selling RPGs that were released for Playstation 2.

While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list features items like Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XII, and many more. 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 X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

2
1,439 545
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

3
1,519 468
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

4
1,227 372
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

5
850 417
Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

6
1,377 543
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

7
1,323 545
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

8
1,496 529
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

9
784 280
Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
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10
753 314
Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

11
579 238
Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

12
541 228
Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

13
561 204
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

14
498 180
Shadow Hearts: Covenant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

15
583 219
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

16
377 162
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

17
538 230
Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

18
388 164
Shadow Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

19
384 172
Xenosaga Episode III: Also spr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

20
438 168
Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

21
328 164
Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

22
306 143
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

23
404 173
Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

24
376 170
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

25
365 163
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time