Total Nerd The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation at some point.

If you owned a PlayStation 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 PlayStation RPGs of all time. Some of the best RPGs ever made were released for the Playstation system, including one of the most popular RPGs ever made, Final Fantasy VII.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling RPGs that were released for PlayStation. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This poll contains items like Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger. 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
820 264
Suikoden II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

2
1,028 499
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

3
872 325
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

4
685 260
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time
Dsoon Mendes added 1995

5
614 172
Final Fantasy Tactics is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

6
575 160
The Legend of Dragoon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

7
628 241
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

8
580 136
Xenogears is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time
1998

9
542 226
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

10
403 103
Suikoden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time
1995

11
364 105
Breath of Fire IV is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

12
334 91
Star Ocean: The Second Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

13
346 76
Breath of Fire III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

14
312 95
Lunar: Silver Star Story Compl... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

15
368 137
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

16
375 143
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

17
241 102
Valkyrie Profile is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

18
264 85
Grandia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time
1997

19
282 107
Parasite Eve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

20
220 63
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

21
258 91
Legend of Legaia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

22
245 70
Wild Arms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time
1996

23
244 103
Vagrant Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time

24
152 80
Persona 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time
1999

25
193 82
Legend of Mana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation RPGs of All Time