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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1,708 941
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

2
1,267 471
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

3
1,327 395
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

4
1,053 312
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

5
757 346
Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

6
1,206 465
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

7
1,158 469
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

8
1,311 474
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

9
676 255
Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2006

10
667 285
Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

11
515 207
Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

12
467 199
Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

13
478 180
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

14
513 191
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

15
429 161
Shadow Hearts: Covenant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

16
328 142
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

17
480 206
Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

18
337 152
Shadow Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

19
324 160
Xenosaga Episode III: Also spr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

20
391 159
Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

21
353 147
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

22
264 127
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

23
281 154
Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

24
346 162
Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

25
322 151
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

26
259 148
Grandia III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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280 179
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

28
269 89
Dark Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Luc Dhertefelt added 2002

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435 378
Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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264 176
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

31
173 146
Suikoden Tactics is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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282 169
Suikoden IV is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

33
202 113
Tales of Legendia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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207 82
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

35
256 121
.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

36
173 126
Wild Arms 5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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217 121
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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201 130
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

39
172 136
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the S... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

40
151 85
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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128 108
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

42
160 111
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

43
92 71
Tales of Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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169 95
.hack//MUTATION is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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167 96
.hack//OUTBREAK is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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156 118
Drakengard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2003

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155 127
Shadow Hearts: From the New Wo... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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139 187
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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140 76
Ico is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Siobhán Jade Newton added 2001

50
139 113
Drakengard 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time