25 Great, must-have PlayStation 2 RPG's

A Listmania! list by Tony Wihlen (Stockholm, Sweden)
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.hack: Infection (Part 1)
1.  .hack: Infection (Part 1) by Namco Bandai
The list author says:
  ".dot HACK is one of those game-series that really stand out. The story is very original and interesting."
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.hack: Mutation (Part 2)
2.  .hack: Mutation (Part 2) by Namco Bandai
The list author says:
  ".dot HACK part 2"
£47.95   Used & New from: £12.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

.hack: Outbreak, Part 3 (PS2)
3.  .hack: Outbreak, Part 3 (PS2) by Namco Bandai
The list author says:
  ".dot HACK part 3"
Used & New from: £39.99
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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.Hack Volume 4 (PS2)
4.  .Hack Volume 4 (PS2) by Namco Bandai
The list author says:
  ".dot HACK part 4"
Used & New from: £40.00
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Xenosaga (PS2 US - NTSC)
5.  Xenosaga (PS2 US - NTSC) by Namco
The list author says:
  "Xenosaga is another fantastic story. The creators' expertise in making RPGs really shines through in every detail. Incredible game."
Used & New from: £34.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Xeno Saga Episode II (PS2)
6.  Xeno Saga Episode II (PS2) by Sony
The list author says:
  "Xenosaga pt 2. The space epic continues in grand style."
£32.90   Used & New from: £13.34
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Bradygames Signature Series)
7.  Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Bradygames Signature Series) by Michael Lummis
The list author says:
  "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)"
Used & New from: £15.66

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Xenogears (Playstation US - NTSC)
8.  Xenogears (Playstation US - NTSC) by Square Enix/Mecca
The list author says:
  "Xenogears is the PlayStation 1 pre-cursor to the Xenosaga trilogy. Well worth a play-through before you dig in to Xenosaga."
Used & New from: £42.38
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Final Fantasy X: Platinum Edition (PS2)
9.  Final Fantasy X: Platinum Edition (PS2) by Sony
The list author says:
  "In classic Square style they deliver another Final Fantasy that will give you countless hours of RPG fun"
£10.91   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
10.  Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "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."
£10.95   Used & New from: £0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
11.  Final Fantasy XII (PS2) by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "The last Final Fantasy to grace the ever-popular PlayStation 2 console. As usual the in-game movies are nothing short of spectacular."
£11.15   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2)
12.  Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2) by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "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."
£15.65   Used & New from: £5.70
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Rogue Galaxy (PS2)
13.  Rogue Galaxy (PS2) by Sony
The list author says:
  "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."
£42.95   Used & New from: £23.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Star Ocean: Till The End of Time (PS2)
14.  Star Ocean: Till The End of Time (PS2) by Ubisoft
The list author says:
  "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."
£39.95   Used & New from: £9.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
15.  Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (PS2) by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "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."
£34.95   Used & New from: £12.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
16.  Kingdom Hearts (PS2) by Sony
The list author says:
  "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."
£10.43   Used & New from: £4.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
17.  Kingdom Hearts II (PS2) by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "The oddness continues."
£9.95   Used & New from: £3.20
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Suikoden 3 / Game
18.  Suikoden 3 / Game by Konami
The list author says:
  "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."
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Suikoden IV (PS2)
19.  Suikoden IV (PS2) by Konami
The list author says:
  "Suikoden continues unabated."
£44.95   Used & New from: £25.00
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Suikoden V (PS2)
20.  Suikoden V (PS2) by Konami
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: £20.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Grandia 2 / Game
21.  Grandia 2 / Game by Ubisoft
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: £19.99

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Grandia 3 / Game
22.  Grandia 3 / Game by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "No reason not to get Grandia III since it holds the same level of quality as its predecessor. Bueautiful and imaginative."
Used & New from: £44.99
2 customer discussions

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Wild Arms 3
23.  Wild Arms 3 by Ubisoft
The list author says:
  "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."
£49.99   Used & New from: £13.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Wild Arms 4 (PS2)
24.  Wild Arms 4 (PS2) by 505 Games
The list author says:
  "The sixshooters and barbrawls contiues. Dem's fightin' words!"
Used & New from: £32.77
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Wild Arms 5 (PS2)
25.  Wild Arms 5 (PS2) by 505 Games
The list author says:
  "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."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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