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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Grandia II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Grandia II 2000

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

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

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

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Grandia III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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

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Final Fantasy X-2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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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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Dark Chronicle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Luc Dhertefelt added Dark Chronicle 2002

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

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

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

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.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Wild Arms 5 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
stephenharris810 added Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht 2002

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

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

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Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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

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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Tales of Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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.hack//MUTATION is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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

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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Ico is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Siobhán Jade Newton added Ico 2001

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Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Drakengard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time
Drakengard 2003

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Shadow Hearts: From the New Wo... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time

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Stella Deus: The Gate of Etern... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 RPGs of All Time