Role Playing - RPG
Ar Tonelico : Melody of Elemia
Another RPG by Nippon Ichi Software (most famous for Disgaea), Ar Tonelico has a more futuristic bent and a fairly unique setting.
Arc the Lad : Twilight of the Spirits
The first incarnation of the AtL series on the PS2, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits is a tactical RPG, though more the latter than the former.
Atelier Iris 3 : Grand Phantasm
The third AI game to be translated and brought over from Japan, Atelier Iris 3 retains many of the gameplay conventions and stylistic types used in the previous games. However, compared to previous games in the series, it is actually reduced in quality in many ways.
Atelier Iris Eternal Mana
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is the first game for the PS2 (and the 6th game overall) in a role-playing series by Nippon Ichi Software, the gaming company that made Disgaea and Makai Kingdom. Many of the graphical conventions used in the game are familiar in style and elements.
Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance
We´re big fans of the Baldur´s Gate series and have Dark Alliance for both the XBox and PS2. The PS2 version is fun but not very RPG-ey.
Breath of Fire - Dragon Quarter
Breath of Fire - Dragon Quarter is a challenging RPG that features gorgeous graphics, especially in the cut scenes. You also learn a lesson about power and consequences.
Bully - Virtual Schoolboy Hijinx
People can pick on the Rockstar group for their Grand Theft Auto series, but I actually found the Bully game much more redeeming. You're a schoolboy taking on the stereotypical cliques.
Champions of Norrath - Realms of Everquest
As if the EverQuest juggernaut needed any help, the Champions of Norrath game brings a new chapter to this RPG saga.
Demon Stone Forgotten Realms PS2
Demon Stone Forgotten Realms PS2 is a fully realized RPG written by R.A. Salvatore and voiced in part by Patrick Stewart. The only knock on this game is that it's too short.
Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories
Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories is a fun, cartoony combination of RPG and tactical game. You are Adell, a young fighter, who pairs up with Rozalin in order to defeat the evil Zenon.
Dragon Age Origins
If you're a fan of involved RPGs which let you control multiple characters in your party, Dragon Age: Origins will provide hundreds of hours of absorbing fun.
Final Fantasy Anthology - Relive FF5 and FF6
Are you a huge Final Fantasy fan? Be sure to get Final Fantasy Anthology, and relive the fun of Final Fantasy 5 and Final Fantasy 6!
Final Fantasy IX Walkthrough
Need help with Final Fantasy IX? Here´s a walkthrough to help you get your clues!
Final Fantasy X
I am a HUGE fan of the Final Fantasy series, and FFX really creates a fun, enjoyable game!
Final Fantasy X Walkthrough
This is one of the best games ever for the PlayStation 2! It also can be tricky at times. Here´s a walkthrough to help you out!
A compilation including Growlanser II and III, Growlanser Generations is basically a repackaging of these old games. These games were not formerly available in the US, and now are due to the PS2 adaptation.
Heavy Rain is touted as being "interactive drama" - a game defined primarily by story and choices, rather than combat. While the degree of "interactivity" may be questionable, there's no doubt that as a game this represents an entirely new genre.
The hit game Kingdom Hearts for the PlayStation 2 combines the great characters of Final Fantasy VII, VIII and X with Disney Favorites!
Kingdom Hearts 2 Review
I admit it - I really loved Kingdom Hearts I. The combination of Final Fantasy and Disney characters was really great! How does Kingdom Hearts 2 stack up?
Lord of the Rings : The Third Age
An attempt to cross the Lord of the Rings with a Final Fantasy-style RPG, the Lord of the Rings: The Third Age is in most ways stuck in the shadow of many other greater things.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance PS3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance lets you play with a team of your favorite superheroes. Choose from Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thing, Storm, and many others!
Phantom Brave RPG
Phantom Brave is a story-driven RPG broken into 20 chapters. In it you play Marona, a 13 yr old girl who can talk with phantoms. She goes on quests with her phantom-pal Ash.
A charming PS2 with a lot of unique touches, Radiata Stories is in many ways a standard RPG but distinguishes itself in many ways as well.
A remake of the 1983 Square RPG classic, "Romancing SaGa" for the PS2 attempts to recreate the old-timey charms and deliver them in a new graphic system. While many of the game's story segments seem cliche now, since this is a remake of such an old game these can be forgiven.
RPG Maker 2
RPG Maker 2 for the PS2 brings 3D adventure creation to the consoles. A great improvement over RPG Maker, the depth of games you can create with this is staggering.
RPG Maker 3
RPG Maker 3 is a software program designed to help newbie coders learn how to make their own adventure game. As you might expect, some people think it is great - and others find it very limited.
Scarface - The World Is Yours
Scarface is based on the classic movie starring Al Pacino. In this game, Tony Montana didn't die at the end of the movie. Instead, he has to rebuild his empire piece by piece - and he is VERY angry.
Star Ocean - Till the End of Time
In Star Ocean, you´re a 19 year old guy caught up in a battle on a distant planet. You try to get back to your family and friends, and sort out what is going on.
Suikoden Tactics is a turn based RPG that involves an odd collection of cel-shaded characters. Told in chapters, the story stretches through chance meetings and colossal battles.
Summoner 2 - Queen Style RPG
Ever wonder why RPGs always start you as a cowmaid or a floor sweeper? In Summoner 2 you are the Queen of Halassar - and you´re on a mission!
The Sopranos - Road to Respect
The Sopranos - Road to Respect is a Grand Theft Auto style game where you work your way up through the mob family, mission by mission. There is great voice acting - but less great gameplay.
Untold Legends Dark Kingdom PS3
Untold Legends Dark Kingdom is a traditional role playing game for the PS3 console. You can be a warrior, scout or mage, adventuring and slaying enemies.
White Knight Chronicles - PS3
A mix between a normal JRPG and an MMO-style cooperative game, "White Knight Chronicles" has some interesting ideas, but an abhorrently stapled-together production.
Wild Arms 3
An RPG series with plenty of unique twists, Wild Arms is generally a good series, and Wild Arms 3 is no exception to this stylistic uniqueness. It has as much in common with a Wild West story as it does with a fantasy RPG.
Ys : The Ark of Napishtim
The sixth game in the interconnected Ys series of games, the Ark of Napishtim is the first English release of a Ys game since Ys III. However, that doesn't stop the story from being connected to many older games fairly directly.
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