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1. Arc the Lad Collection - PlayStation
ARC Entertainment. Working Designs. 2002.
Released as PSOne Classic on PSN.
Sequels on PS2.


A compilation of three RPGs and one add-on previously unreleased in NA. AtL1 is a short and sweet set-up to an extremely fun series. AtL2 ups the ante with a new protagonist and a huge cast of playable characters, new and old. AtL3 kinda does its own thing, but still has an enjoyable cast of characters with some friends you may know popping up from time to time. It's been released on PSN as PSOne Classics, but the best way to experience it is in the oversized goodybox Working Designs put out!

Hero's name: Arc (AtL1, playable in AtL2), Elc (AtL2), Alec (AtL3)

Tropes: direct sequel (AtL2), max level 1000 (AtL2), monsters battle (AtL2), more than 10 party members (AtL2), srpg lite (All)
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People who added this item 59  Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
2. Azure Dreams - PlayStation
Konami. Konami. 1998.
Alternate version on GBC.
Spiritual sequel on DS.


Azure Dreams is a monster battler, roguelike dungeon crawl, dating sim, world builder in one! Believe it or not, coming from someone who's not a fan of those genres, this is actually kinda fun! I guess the "being everywhere" genre approach works for it. Your monster retains levels, but the main character (Koh) does not. You find items and such in the dungeons and rebuild houses and impress girls. You also want to work your way to the top to figure out what happened to your papa (Guy). It's a unique little game with a whimsical art style and a sense of humor. This game has a bit of a spiritual sequel in a little known DS game entitled Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal. Unlike this game, it's not very good unfortunately.

Hero's name: Koh (mute)

Tropes: affection levels, level reset, monsters battle, world building

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
3. Battle Hunter - PlayStation
Success. Agetec. 2001

Battle Hunter is another game that's really one of a kind. That doesn't mean it's good, though! But, I suppose it isn't necessarily bad. It's just... there. You are a hunter and you fight in grid-based, card-based, turn-based battles to find relics or some sort. It's a pretty boring concept made into a budget game that was shipped over to NA when Agetec started releasing all those $10 at the end of the PS1's life cycle. Going out with a bang, eh?

People who added this item 14  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 2.6  IMDB Rating
4. Beyond the Beyond - PlayStation
Camelot. Sony. 1996.

Beyond the Beyond is an odd game. It was released after such mega hits as FF3 and Chrono Trigger, but it's still feels like it's about a decade behind them. The first RPG on PS1 in NA isn't much, but it's the precursor to Golden Sun. It's not a bad game, it just suffers from abounding nothing. There's nothing happening in the game. You're Finn and you left to be a knight and met a cursed knight and are helping him. Suddenly there's a....zzzzzzzzzz.

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
5. Blaze & Blade: Eternal Quest - PlayStation

People who added this item 142  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
6. Breath of Fire III - PlayStation
Capcom. Capcom. 1998.
Ported to PSP in Europe.
Sequel on PS1.


BoF3 is when Capcom really stepped the story up a notch. You have death, betrayal, and a little romance after 2 (pretty good) cliche adventures. Little Ryu's voice is adorable "EE DEE WOO!". The random battles get on your nerves a bit, but it's par for the course when it comes to older RPGs. I love games where the characters age, so this one has a special place in my heart.
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People who added this item 140  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
7. Breath of Fire IV - PlayStation
Capcom. Capcom. 2000.
Sequel on PS2.


What a pretty game BoF4 is! I love the muted colors, the stunning art, and the wonderful sprite work. It really is a marvel to look at. The game isn't to shabby as a game either! It's nothing new if you've played BoF3, except battles seem a bit less frequent. There was a big deal over censorship in this game, but whatever. It's still a wonderful title.

People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
8. Brigandine: Legend of Forsena - PlayStation
Hearty Robin. Atlus Co. 1998.

I've never actually played this game. I hear it's more strategy than most, but still has the RPG trappings. A "Grand Edition" was released in Japan with extra stuff. Oh phooey! Whenever I wanna drop $50+ on a strategy RPG (...never) maybe I'll pick this one.

People who added this item 14  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
9. Chocobo's Dungeon 2 - PlayStation

People who added this item 431  Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
10. Chrono Cross - PlayStation
Square. Square. 08/15/2000

Sequel to Chrono Trigger.
45 playable characters.
Includes very minor monster hunting (Sprigg).
Released as Greatest Hits.
Released on PSN (11.08.11).
Last Chrono Game (12 years ago).
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People who added this item 66  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
11. Digimon World - PlayStation

People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
12. Digimon World 2 - PlayStation

People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
13. Digimon World 3 - PlayStation

People who added this item 71  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
14. Dragon Warrior VII - PlayStation
Heartbeat/Artepiazza. Enix. 11.01.2001.

Last to be titled Dragon Warrior in US.
Main quest takes 100+ hours.
Has changeable class system.
Includes monster hunting.
Has a manga adaptation.

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
15. Eternal Eyes - PlayStation

People who added this item 334  Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
16. Final Fantasy Anthology - PlayStation
Compilation of Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI.

Port History: SFC(J)-PS1-GBA (Final Fantasy V)
Notable to this port is CGI cutscenes.

Port History: SNES-PS1-GBA (Final Fantasy VI)
Notable to this port is CGI cutscenes, and script tweaks.
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People who added this item 302  Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
17. Final Fantasy Chronicles - PlayStation
Compilation of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy IV.

Port History: SNES-PS1-DS (Chrono Trigger)
Notable to this port is animated cutscenes, gallery mode, and script tweaks.

Port History: SNES-PS1-GBA-DS-PSP (Final Fantasy IV)
Notable to this port is CGI cutscenes, difficulty rebalancing, and script tweaks.
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People who added this item 858  Average listal rating (531 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
18. Final Fantasy IX - PlayStation
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People who added this item 236  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
19. Final Fantasy Origins - PlayStation
FF1 Port:
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People who added this item 540  Average listal rating (285 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
20. Final Fantasy Tactics - PlayStation

People who added this item 1142  Average listal rating (823 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
21. Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation
Square. Square. 09.08.1997.

Has a canon link with the FFX universe.
Includes very very minor monster hunting (Chocobos).
The fan favorite Final Fantasy.
Spawned many spinoffs.
A remake is inevitable, but denied.
Released on PC (06.24.1998).
Released on PSN (06.02.2009).
To be released on PC again (2012?).
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People who added this item 940  Average listal rating (627 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
22. Final Fantasy VIII - PlayStation
Port History: PS1-PC
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People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
23. Front Mission 3 - PlayStation

People who added this item 155  Average listal rating (75 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
24. Grandia - PlayStation
Port History: SAT(J)-PS1
SAT(J) version was compatible with an also Japanese exclusive bonus disc titled: Grandia: Digital Museum. In this bonus disc, you play as Justin, Feena, and Sue through four dungeons finding artifacts used to unlock items in the galleries.
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People who added this item 9  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
25. Guardian's Crusade - PlayStation

People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
26. Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth - PlayStation

People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
27. Jade Cocoon: The Story of Tamamayu - PlayStation

People who added this item 40  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
28. Kartia: The Word of Fate - PlayStation

People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
29. King's Field - PlayStation

People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
30. King's Field 2 - PlayStation

People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
31. Koudelka - PlayStation

People who added this item 88  Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
32. Legend of Legaia - PlayStation

People who added this item 149  Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
33. Legend of Mana - PlayStation

People who added this item 101  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
34. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete - PlayStation
Port: SCD-SAT(J)-PS1
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People who added this item 133  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 9.1  IMDB Rating
35. Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete - PlayStation
Port: SCD-SAT(J)-PS1-GBA-PSP
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People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating
36. Master of Monsters: Disciples of Gaia - PlayStation

People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
37. Monster Rancher - PlayStation

People who added this item 37  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
38. Monster Rancher 2 - PlayStation

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
39. Monster Seed - PlayStation

People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
40. Ogre Battle - PlayStation

People who added this item 246  Average listal rating (124 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
41. Parasite Eve - PlayStation
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People who added this item 50  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
42. Persona - PlayStation
Port: PS1-PSP

People who added this item 91  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
43. Persona 2: Eternal Punishment - PlayStation
Port: PS1-PSP

People who added this item 53  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
44. Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure - PlayStation

People who added this item 52  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
45. SaGa Frontier - PlayStation

People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
46. SaGa Frontier 2 - PlayStation

People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
47. Saiyuki: Journey West - PlayStation

People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
48. Shadow Tower - PlayStation

People who added this item 166  Average listal rating (84 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
49. Star Ocean: The Second Story - PlayStation
Port: PS1-PSP
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People who added this item 154  Average listal rating (82 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
50. Suikoden - PlayStation
Port: PS1-PSP(J)
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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Dec 22 0:01
In my opinion this was the golden age of JRPGs mostly because of Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX. Three of the best games of all-time.
Posted: 2 years ago at May 15 6:33
I know some people claim the SNES was when RPGs started taking off, but I mean just look at how many good RPGs there were on the PS1. The only bad thing was this flood of games severely burned me out... I wasn't too big on the genre after this generation. I find it kind of hard to replay some of these games now due to the time commitment they require.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at May 29 10:26
Compounded by the fact that PS2 had twice as many total, but 1/4 as many as great.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at May 29 12:40
Awesome list! I still have my PS1 and PS2, so I might have to get some of these games.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jul 20 18:02
Maybe FF VII have the same valor as FF VI, but FF IX isnĀ“t soo great in my opinion, Zidane and Garnet are the worst characters of the game (yeah, I count with Kina) and they are the 2 main of the game tsc,tsc. I would like more background story for the others, the game would be much better.

But, I agree that PS1 have many aweasome games. Many of my favorites by the way.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Jul 21 19:32
I have to disagree. I found FFIX flawless. Coming out of FF7/8 I can see the dissention, though. I found Zidane and Dagger to be fantastic leads with a real developed love story, much better than the trainwrecks in 7/8. Steiner (and Quina) was about the only character I didn't much care for. Fealty versus what's right was done better in Beatrix. Vivi and Freya were especially moving and tragic. RPGs are so polarizing, eh? 8 is my favorite, btw.

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