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25 Great, must-have PlayStation 2 RPG's

Tony Wihlen
 
.hack: Infection (Part 1)
.hack: Infection (Part 1)
".dot HACK is one of those game-series that really stand out. The story is very original and interesting."
.hack: Mutation (Part 2)
.hack: Mutation (Part 2)
".dot HACK part 2"
.hack: Outbreak, Part 3 (PS2)
.hack: Outbreak, Part 3 (PS2)
".dot HACK part 3"
.Hack Volume 4 (PS2)
.Hack Volume 4 (PS2)
".dot HACK part 4"
Xenosaga (PS2 US - NTSC)
Xenosaga (PS2 US - NTSC)
"Xenosaga is another fantastic story. The creators' expertise in making RPGs really shines through in every detail. Incredible game."
Xeno Saga Episode II (PS2)
Xeno Saga Episode II (PS2)
"Xenosaga pt 2. The space epic continues in grand style."
Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Bradygames Signature Series)
Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Bradygames Signature Series)
"Xenosaga pt 3 (The game wasn't available when making this list so I linked the strategy guide instead. Do try to find it, though, I know the US Amazon carries it and several retailers will ship to EU)"
Xenogears (Playstation US - NTSC)
Xenogears (Playstation US - NTSC)
"Xenogears is the PlayStation 1 pre-cursor to the Xenosaga trilogy. Well worth a play-through before you dig in to Xenosaga."
Final Fantasy X: Platinum Edition (PS2)
Final Fantasy X: Platinum Edition (PS2)
"In classic Square style they deliver another Final Fantasy that will give you countless hours of RPG fun"
Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
"And for the first time in the history of Final Fantasy they also made a direct sequel. Not quite as good as the first part but definitely good enough."
Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
"The last Final Fantasy to grace the ever-popular PlayStation 2 console. As usual the in-game movies are nothing short of spectacular."
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2)
"The game system has changed quite a bit from the original PlayStation 1 games but it's still one of those games that any RPG connoisseur shold have in their collection."
Rogue Galaxy (PS2)
Rogue Galaxy (PS2)
"Rogue Galaxy sort of came out of the left field and took me by surprise. Very nice game setup with an interesting universe and memorable characters."
Star Ocean: Till The End of Time (PS2)
Star Ocean: Till The End of Time (PS2)
"Star Ocean has seen quite a few consoles by now. But it remains one of the tripple A RPG titles, regardless of system. A classic, must-have game."
Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
"This game has a very nice and unique visual style. Some of the characters are hilarious and the voice acting is actually quite good for a change."
Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
"RPG "light". This is a very odd sort of mix that takes characters both from Square Enix massive library as well as Disney's classics like Donald Duck and Goofy. Very odd - but it works."
Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
"The oddness continues."
Suikoden 3 / Game
Suikoden 3 / Game
"Suikoden is another of those series that seems to never end. This is the first of the PlayStation 2 iterations and it's a top-notch RPG."
Suikoden IV (PS2)
Suikoden IV (PS2)
"Suikoden continues unabated."
Suikoden V (PS2)
Suikoden V (PS2)
"The last of the Suikoden games released on PlayStaion 2. So far, that is. Another must-have game - just like the previous titles on the PS2 system."
Grandia 2 / Game
Grandia 2 / Game
"Grandia is, much like Suikoden, one of those titles that seems to have been around forever. This particular title is a classic (and very well made) JRPG."
Grandia 3 / Game
Grandia 3 / Game
"No reason not to get Grandia III since it holds the same level of quality as its predecessor. Bueautiful and imaginative."
Wild Arms 3
Wild Arms 3
"Wild Arms offers a fresh angle on the classic JRPG genre. While I personally really enjoy the "classic" way of doing it - it really is refreshing to play in the Wild West. A definite buy in my book."
Wild Arms 4 (PS2)
Wild Arms 4 (PS2)
"The sixshooters and barbrawls contiues. Dem's fightin' words!"
Wild Arms 5 (PS2)
Wild Arms 5 (PS2)
"Part five was released in early 2008 and is unarguably the most beautiful. They have managed to squeeze every bit of horsepower out of the PS2."