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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1,752 973
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

2
1,304 488
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

3
1,364 414
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

4
1,081 330
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

5
777 362
Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

6
1,234 480
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

7
1,190 482
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

8
1,352 486
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

9
702 260
Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2006

10
677 292
Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

11
525 213
Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

12
478 207
Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

13
493 187
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

14
532 197
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

15
441 166
Shadow Hearts: Covenant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

16
339 147
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

17
494 212
Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

18
346 154
Shadow Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

19
339 162
Xenosaga Episode III: Also spr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

20
403 162
Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

21
357 150
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

22
274 131
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

23
292 157
Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

24
361 163
Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

25
335 152
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

26
264 152
Grandia III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

27
288 184
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

28
278 92
Dark Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Luc Dhertefelt added 2002

29
273 179
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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446 390
Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

31
295 174
Suikoden IV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

32
177 150
Suikoden Tactics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

33
220 83
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

34
209 116
Tales of Legendia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

35
266 125
.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

36
175 131
Wild Arms 5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

37
223 123
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

38
209 133
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

39
180 140
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the S... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

40
154 89
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

41
134 111
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

42
167 115
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

43
96 75
Tales of Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

44
176 100
.hack//MUTATION is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

45
173 100
.hack//OUTBREAK is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

46
161 122
Drakengard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2003

47
160 128
Shadow Hearts: From the New Wo... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

48
148 79
Ico is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Siobhán Jade Newton added 2001

49
144 191
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

50
106 71
Wild Arms Alter Code: F is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Steve Chizmar III added 2003