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 Except for maybe one games, all the games in this list will be us releases.  It's also listed sort of listed like a top 100, so not exactly my opinion of a top 100, but give or take 5-10 places.  I do have a few, but didn't include most action games where RPG is the sub genre, like Ys Oath in Felghana, Demon's Souls, etc.  

As I play other games or remember games that I've missed adding maybe I'll update the list.  Maybe include a seperate list of games that got knocked off the list and a list of popular games that I really didn't like.  Might also add a video showing gameplay of each game.

 Brigandine Legend of Forsena

 Brigandine Grand Edition

 Tactics Ogre Let Us Cling Together

 Arc the Lad 2

 Wild ARMs 3

Final Fantasy 6 (SNES version is best.  GBA version has the most content with some slight lag when using auto crossbow.  PS version has long load times.)

 Grandia

 Xenogears

 Wild ARMs 2

 Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne

 Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga 2

 Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga 1

 Breath of Fire 3

 Final Fantasy Tactics

 Breath of Fire 4

 Tales of Eternia

 Final Fantasy 4 (Of the original game, PS version is best.  Poor load times is a false assumption because the other PS Squaresoft ports.)

  SaGa Frontier 2

 SaGa Frontier

 Suikoden

 Star Ocean the Second Story

 Dragon Warrior 7

 Final Fantasy (PS is best version.  It has load times, but average damage is closer together.)

 Dark Wizard

 Legend of Legaia

 Front Mission 3

  Vandal Hearts

 Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter

 Phantasy Star Online (Episodes 1 and 2 on Gamecube. 1, 2, and 4 on PC.)

Final Fantasy 9

 Suikoden 2

 Persona 4

 Final Fantasy 7

 Chrono Trigger (PS version is worse.  Load times.)

 Shin Megami Tensei 4

Wild ARMs

 Wild ARMs Alter Code F

 Grandia 2 (PS2 version is worse.  Lots of slowdown and sound glitches.)

 Ms Saga

 Breath of Fire 2 (GBA version is best.  Less grindy with double exp.)

 Phantasy Star 4

 Legaia 2

Final Fantasy 5 (PS version is worse.  Load times.)

 Lufia 2
 
 Ogre Battle

 Ogre Battle 64

Skies of Arcadia

 Final Fantasy Legend 2

 Xenosaga 3

 Secret of Evermore

 Secret of Mana

 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

 Kartia

 Legend of Mana

 Vanguard Bandits

 Azure Dreams

Tales of Graces F

 Chrono Cross

 Dragon's Crown

 Yggdra Union

Dragon Quest 8

 Brave Story

Crimson Gem Saga

Half Minute Hero

 Parasite Eve

  Final Fantasy 10-2

 Star Ocean First Departure

 Golden Sun

 Earthbound

 Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones

 Shadow Hearts

 Tactics Ogre Knights of Lodis

 Valkyria Chronicles

 Tales of Destiny

 Final Fantasy Legend 3

 Bravely Default

  White Knight Chronicles 2

 Guardian's Crusade

Dragon Warrior 3

 Chocobo's Dungeon 2

 Torneko the Last Hope

 Arc the Lad

Faxanadu

 Etrian Odyssey 4

 Wild ARMs XF

 Arc the Lad 3

Arc the Lad Twilight of Spirits

Xenosaga

 Phantasy Star Portable 2

 Thousand Arms

  Threads of Fate

 Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7

 Suikoden 3

 Wild ARMs 4

The Magic of Scheherezade

 Dragon Warrior Monsters

 Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

 Breath of Fire (GBA version is best.  Less grindy with double exp.)

Devil Summoner Soul Hackers

Contact

Games dropped off the list since updated with other games(currently because I overlooked a few games rather than played any others.)

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Final Fantasy 8
Vandal Hearts 2



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Glad to see Skies of Arcadia and Chrono Cross on this list! They simply don't get enough love nowadays!



 

                   
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Never played Contact, but always got interested in it.



Get rid of Suikoden 3 and put in 5.

Wild Arms 5 also deserves a spot on this list.


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Xenosaga ^_^

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Too much stuff missing on that list.

I don't think that way, I just type that way.

My first bet.

I'm Not a Square Enix Whore.

Soriku said:
Get rid of Suikoden 3 and put in 5.

Wild Arms 5 also deserves a spot on this list.

I've played Suikoden 5 for 10 hours, but quit after the first war battle but before I got the castle.  I've heard afterwards that the beginning of the game is really slow and it gets really good once you get your castle.  I just couldn't play through it anymore.

Wild ARMs 5 is the only one in  the series I haven't played.  I probably would have included it because of that since it's the same as the fourth but better apparently.  Also haven't played Tales of Xillia yet and I'm sure that one would makes its way up there as well.

vivster said:
Too much stuff missing on that list.

When you find a way to add 150 games to a list of 100 games without going over 100, you let me know.  There are also some highly praised games that I don't think are that enjoyable.  Valkyrie Profile, Final Fantasy 12, Vagrant Story(overall it's good but if you don't train your weapons on dummies you hit a brick wall in terms of difficulty 40% into the game,) Tales of the Abyss, etc. 



No Vagrant Story? did u even ps1 rpg bro


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You think vandal hearts 2 was a good game? Really?

Didnt think that was something anybody considered good...