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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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Dragon Quest VIII: Journ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
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Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2001 (Square)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Pers... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2006 (Atlus)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Pers... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2008 (Atlus)
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Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2005 (Square Enix)
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Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2005 (Level-5)
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Star Ocean: Till the End... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2004 (tri-Crescendo)
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Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2000 (Level-5)
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Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2002 (Square)
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Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2006 (Hudson Soft)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Noct... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2003 (Atlus)
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Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2003 (Namco Tales Studio)
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Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2005 (tri-Crescendo)
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Shadow Hearts: Covenant ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2004 (Sacnoth)
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Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2002 (Konami)
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Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2006 (Square Enix)
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Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2002 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
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Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2005 (Namco Tales Studio)
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Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2000 (Game Arts)
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Xenosaga Episode III: Al... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2006 (Monolith Soft)
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Disgaea: Hour of Darknes... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2003 (Nippon Ichi Software)
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Shadow Hearts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2001 (Sacnoth)
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alli... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2004 (Black Isle Studios)
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alli... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Released: 2002 (Magic Pockets)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Digi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time