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

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816 285
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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822 200
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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655 187
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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833 312
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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800 323
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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496 216
Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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936 339
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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466 167
Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Suikoden V 2006

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489 190
Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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348 119
Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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358 132
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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297 108
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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205 82
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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317 124
Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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323 130
Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Dark Cloud 2000

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

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271 106
Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Grandia II 2000

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197 102
Xenosaga Episode III: Also spr... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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243 107
Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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162 79
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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185 106
Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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171 94
Grandia III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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299 255
Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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172 116
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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206 107
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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174 119
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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238 99
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Suikoden Tactics is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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194 117
Suikoden IV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Suikoden IV Jan 01 2004

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Dark Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Luc Dhertefelt added Dark Chronicle Nov 28 2002

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167 80
.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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125 83
Wild Arms 5 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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143 72
Tales of Legendia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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105 41
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
stephenharris810 added Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht 2002

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151 89
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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136 88
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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99 53
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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106 67
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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83 70
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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92 122
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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65 31
Wild Arms Alter Code: F is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Steve Chizmar III added Wild Arms Alter Code: F Nov 27 2003

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122 94
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the S... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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71 73
Grandia Xtreme is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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74 73
Tales of Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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99 74
Wild Arms 4 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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82 28
Ico is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Siobhán Jade Newton added Ico 2001

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109 58
.hack//OUTBREAK is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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107 57
.hack//MUTATION is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time