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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888 309
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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893 220
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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719 205
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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893 337
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Kingdom Hearts II Dec 22 2005

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537 232
Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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854 346
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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993 361
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Final Fantasy XII Mar 16 2006

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510 185
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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515 210
Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Rogue Galaxy Dec 06 2005

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373 126
Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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381 147
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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318 122
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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229 92
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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340 132
Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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350 142
Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Dark Cloud 2000

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Shadow Hearts: Covenant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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240 113
Shadow Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Shadow Hearts Jun 28 2001

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292 119
Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Grandia II Jan 01 2000

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181 85
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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211 115
Xenosaga Episode III: Also spr... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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324 264
Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Final Fantasy X-2 Jan 01 2003

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186 104
Grandia III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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255 120
Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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193 119
Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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186 128
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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256 106
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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221 117
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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185 131
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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206 128
Suikoden IV is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Dark Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Luc Dhertefelt added Dark Chronicle Nov 28 2002

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131 95
Suikoden Tactics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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179 87
.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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156 77
Tales of Legendia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Tales of Legendia Jan 01 2005

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166 95
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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128 95
Wild Arms 5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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115 52
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
stephenharris810 added Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht Feb 28 2002

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112 58
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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121 72
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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141 100
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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89 83
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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99 140
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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96 36
Ico is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Siobhán Jade Newton added Ico 2001

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129 105
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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117 62
.hack//MUTATION is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
.hack//MUTATION Sep 09 2002

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118 64
.hack//OUTBREAK is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
.hack//OUTBREAK Dec 12 2002

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78 85
Tales of Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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69 44
Wild Arms Alter Code: F is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Steve Chizmar III added Wild Arms Alter Code: F 2003

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73 85
Grandia Xtreme is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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114 98
Shadow Hearts: From the New Wo... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time