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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1,745 966
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

2
1,296 487
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

3
1,355 411
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

4
1,077 327
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

5
775 358
Star Ocean: Till the End of Ti... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

6
1,230 476
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

7
1,186 479
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

8
1,349 481
Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

9
695 259
Suikoden V is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2006

10
674 292
Rogue Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

11
521 213
Tales of the Abyss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

12
475 207
Tales of Symphonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

13
489 186
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

14
527 194
Suikoden III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

15
438 164
Shadow Hearts: Covenant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

16
335 147
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

17
492 212
Dark Cloud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

18
343 153
Shadow Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

19
335 162
Xenosaga Episode III: Also spr... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

20
400 162
Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2000

21
357 149
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

22
271 131
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital De... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

23
290 156
Wild Arms 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

24
359 163
Radiata Stories is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

25
332 152
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

26
263 151
Grandia III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

27
284 184
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

28
277 91
Dark Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Luc Dhertefelt added 2002

29
270 178
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

30
441 388
Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

31
290 173
Suikoden IV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

32
175 150
Suikoden Tactics is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

33
216 83
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

34
207 115
Tales of Legendia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

35
263 124
.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

36
174 131
Wild Arms 5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

37
223 122
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

38
178 139
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the S... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

39
207 133
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

40
153 88
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

41
132 110
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

42
164 114
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

43
95 75
Tales of Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

44
173 99
.hack//MUTATION is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

45
171 99
.hack//OUTBREAK is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

46
160 122
Drakengard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
2003

47
159 128
Shadow Hearts: From the New Wo... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

48
147 79
Ico is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Siobhán Jade Newton added 2001

49
142 190
Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

50
105 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