My Top 10 Ps1 RPGs

These are my top 10 ps1 RPGs i have played! Feel free to comment and discuss. What are your favorites?

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Posted by Nyghtlei17

T_T you haven't played Threads of Fate?!

Posted by Abelard

for me :

10. Jade Cocoon

------pro : Collecting Minnions

------cons : Lack of Storylines, Short Time Gameplay

9. Digimon World 3 (PAL)

------pro : try evolved many digimons, card game, fishing, kicking trees

------cons : The Battle just annoying, Too Slow and crap

8. FF Origins

------Pro : in FF I you can explore a classic RPG , in FF II you char stat is depending how much hit, magic they take or the blow

------Cons : Shitty Graphic

7. Breath of Fire IV

------Pro : Evolution Dragon, Combo Skill, Better Storyline

------Cons : come on, i wanna more after the last battle

6. Final Fantasy Tactics

------Pro : Many Job Classes

------Cons : World Map Ecounter

5. Valkyrie Profile

------Pro : Cool Gameplay, Voice Clip, Storyline

------Cons : Why just why lezard isn't avaible from the begining of the game

4. Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross (try to play CC first and then CT if you want some Story with Better Graphic)

-----Pro : CT is the Game Prequel where you control Crono, Boy who travelling time to save the world from Lavos with some paradox effect. in CC you paly as Serge, boy who travelled to another dimension where in this world he is dead

----Cons : CT maybe lack of graphic, and CC is when you have to decide between Gleen and fairy(i forget her name)

3. Brigangine : Grand Edition

----Pro : Much Classes, and monster, quest

----Cons : When you want to recruit the Shadow (shiraha and Kazan) and you didn't get it..just try to reset enter the battle map and try another move

2. Suikoden I & II

---Pros : S I is

1. Final Fantasy VIII

Posted by Mento

For me, it's probably:

  1. Final Fantasy Tactics
  2. Suikoden 2
  3. Tales of Destiny
  4. Grandia
  5. Vagrant Story
  6. Final Fantasy IX
  7. Suikoden
  8. Vandal Hearts 2
  9. Mega Man Legends
  10. Wild ARMs

Man, lot more contenders than I remembered though.

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Edited by GiantLizardKing

The over world map screen from Chrono Cross is the best RPG on the PS1.

In all seriousness though, damn that system had it's share of excellent RPGs. I wish there was a decent way to replay those games now with some of the jaggies cleaned up a bit and the load times decreased. I haven't tried my hand at PSX emulation in quite some time.

Posted by zootds

Hey can someone help me remember an rpg from ps1. I never had a chance to play it but I really want to. It had something to do with a group trying to stop a green fog from taking over the world. Anyone know?

Posted by patchlingzoon
Posted by zootds

@patchlingzoon: Thank you! That was the game that made me want a Ps1 so bad, but my parents got me n64. I am going to find it online and finally, after all these beers, play the game!

Posted by patchlingzoon

@zootds: that's awesome to hear! it shouldnt be hard finding the titles these days (cough internet perks) but i'm glad to hear. i'm actually drinking a beer myself and playing psx titles i never got the chance to play in my youth. best of luck!

Edited by AdamMcBridePSN

My TOP PS1 RPG List..

11. FF Tactics

Great story, strategy based, alot of jobs. Memorable characters

10. Legend of Dragoon

Great game, wish it had more to th Dragoon powers than a handful of tehniques for each one, and a better magic system, but nonetheless, a good story, turn based combat, and memoable characters. RIP Lavitz

9. Tales of Destiny

Reminded me alot of Star Ocean, great action rpg.

8. Final Fantasy IX

Memorable characters, old scool final fantasy infused battle system. Funny at times, very superb RPG.

CON: My only regret on the game is the last boss didnt fit in with the story at all.

7. Grandia

Great action rpg. Skill system rocks, graphics were alright as well. Horrid voice acting.. If you can get past the intro to the game it gets very addicting. :)

6. Lunar 1 & 2

Both of these games as a set is really a nice achievement to play through, and the ability to play after you beat the game really shined as well. Turn based action, cool graphics, and a awesome story.. Must have for rpg fanatics.

5. Final Fantasy 8

Great story, summons, world to explore. Characters are top notch as well.

CONS: Junctioning made the game too easy.. Could 1 attack kill everything until the last disc. Hence the flawed but fun junction system. RIP

4. Chrono Cross

Travel back and forth through time to manipulate the threads of fate. Who wouldnt enjoy that? HUGE cast of characters, uniqu battle system, and alternate endings amde this one of many gamers favorite rpgs.

3. Star Ocean: The Second Story

Characters, space travel, exploration, crafting,side quests, awesome battle system. This is a game of champions.

CON: Last boss seemed kind of weak.

2. Xenogears

Should be on everyones top 10 list. As good as ps1 RPGs get.

Characters, battle system, the awesome story and how everything ties together.. EPIC. Who wouldnt want to ride in MECHS and battle huge enemies including monsters, enemy mechs, and god himself?! Really impressive game.

1. Final Fantasy 7

The music is epic, my favorite villain of all ps1 RPGs, awesome cinemas for its time, epic storytelling, massive world to explore, many sidequests to take on, and oh did I forget to mention MATERIA?! Three Baamut summons, KOTR, optional bosses that really shined , ah yes memories. Hands down the best RPG IMO for the ps1.

CONS: No remake yet

FF Origins/Chronicles/Wild Arms/Sudoken..Koudelka... Also great games for the ps1!!!