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The Best PS3 RPGs Available Right Now

It's the end of October 2009 and above all else for RPG fans Final Fantasy XIII looms on the horizon with the anticipation for that title eclipsing even some of the AAA titles of this holiday period making the wait agonizing for many.

Have no fear, though! RPGSite have rounded up our list of the very best PS3 RPGs that are on the market right now so you can go and pick one up to help tide you over. If nothing else, this is hard proof that the myth about the PS3 having no RPGs is just that - a myth. ( Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, Borderlands, Demon Souls, Demon's Souls, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Endless Crisis, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XV, Oblivion, PS3, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Valkyria Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles DLC)

y4cub  +   2169d ago
i read the full article of this on RPGsite.com but seeing as i dont have an account on that said site, i shall comment here. okay, so here is my two cents: i think you chose the top 5 very well. ) i have played, beaten, and currently own demon souls. it is an all around amazing games. though a handful of things in the game could be worked on, the overall gameplay puts other RPG's to shame (with the exception of final fantasy franchise) i my self find demon's souls to the the absolute hardest RPG title i've ever played. but, any core RPG gamer will tell you a difficulty and challenge level at near impossibles of completion is far better than the easy stuff. therefore demon souls is this particular gamers favorite =]
i unfortunatly havnt played any others but trust trust chose well. thanks for reading
raztad  +   2169d ago
Given you already beaten Demons Souls you absolutely need to play Valkyrias Chronicles now. It's a Tactic RPG, with a very good story and awesome gameplay.
Raf1k1  +   2169d ago
I too recommend Valkyria Chronicles.

edit: It's a shame the game doesn't have multiplayer as the strategic nature of the game would be perfect for playing against other people.
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WildArmed  +   2169d ago
I loved DS.. and would place is head to head with VC.
Both are legendary RPGs of this geN :)
Saaking  +   2169d ago
The PS3 has the best RPGs this gen.
blusoops  +   2169d ago
yup i agree
I simply love Valkyria Chronicles!!! Any fan of rpg's should give this game a shot....there's a demo on PSN, but the game is awesome!!
Haven't tried DS yet
Alvadr  +   2169d ago
Where the F is Fallout
JoySticksFTW  +   2169d ago
"The PS3 has the best RPGs this gen."
That's a shaky statement to make. I didn't say untrue; it's just not a slam dunk...

360 has Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, and Infinite Undiscovery as front-runners. Those are some great games. I also played Blue Dragon but it got way kiddie.

For PS3 I've personally played VC (it's amazing!!) and I STILL haven't been able to put Demon's Souls down to play through Uncharted 2 yet. No Joke...

The first Uncharted and MGS4 were my two favorite games this generation so far. I preordered Uncharted 2 from Gamespot to get the Revenge perk, so I had the game Day One. And I can't put Demon's Souls down to beat UC2. Was gonna do it this weekend, but DS announced their special in-game event for Halloween (all Black WT) and there went UC2's chances.

Now if 360 keeps beta-testing "exclusive" RPG's that eventually get ported over to PS3, then PS3 will be the top RPG console

And that's not even counting the MMORPG's that are still on schedule for PS3, but seem to be faltering on 360.
sikbeta  +   2168d ago
All of you guys are forgeting about X Edge (lol?)

DS and VC are Really Awesome

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vhero  +   2168d ago
lame list they are not all real rpgs but RPG variations like borderlands. It has RPG elements but its by far an RPG!
SlyGuy  +   2168d ago
Where the F is
AP  +   2169d ago
Oblivion over Fallout, eh? Hmm.
swiftshot93  +   2169d ago
Fallout 3 is better than Oblivion, IMO.
Saaking  +   2169d ago
I do prefer Fallout 3. My main problem with Oblivion is the leveling system, but I can see how most people would like Oblivion better. After playing both, Fallout 3 is kinda like Oblivion with guns.
The XBOT  +   2169d ago
What platform do you use for fallout? Dont tell me PS3, PC is the greatest, I have heard you say you have a PC, what specs do you have? no lying eh ;)
kraze07  +   2169d ago
Oblivion >>> Fallout 3 IMAO
Alvadr  +   2169d ago
Oblivion is great but no trophies :(((
bjornbear  +   2168d ago
After playing both quite a lot
I'd say they both stand hand in hand. One is old school fantasy and the other is quasi-sci-fi. I don't compare them, one is guns the other is swords and magic.

I love them both and just think that FO3 should have been on that list.
xLordOblivionx  +   2168d ago
I loved Oblivion, but could never get into Fallout 3, stopped about 6 hours in.
densai  +   2169d ago
lol @ all xbox fans who said there were no rpgs for ps3. shame all the xbox exclusive ones suck like lost odyssey. lol

no demons souls for xbots.
AP  +   2169d ago
True enough, there are a lot of good rpgs on xbox too, though. The winner owns both consoles.
densai  +   2169d ago
the winner doesnt own a wii, lol

lost odyssey does suck tho
MGSR THE HD VERSION  +   2169d ago
you guys never even played lost odyssey, you're just going by the ratings it got.
densai  +   2169d ago
sakaguchi is a tired old dev who trots out the same crap every time just like square. lost odyssey was tired and old and boring like ff. ill take my PS3 EXCLUSIVE INNOVATIVE RPGS like demosns souls and valkyria over those thx.
AP  +   2169d ago
There are still some Innovative RPGs on the 360, y'know.
y4cub  +   2169d ago
thanks for the suggestion ill definetly look into valkyria chron. and i say fallout over oblivion. oblivion is good. but its no fallout
y4cub  +   2169d ago
sky i would agree with you but ive never play vc. but from all the hype i definetly want to agree with you =]
swiftshot93  +   2169d ago
Valkyria Chronicles and Demon Souls are the obvious picks for the best RPG exclusives on PS3. We still got White Knight Chronicles coming up, and then FFV13.

And its about time we get an announcement from Atlus on Shin Megami Tensei PS3.
AP  +   2169d ago
Would love a new Persona. Or even Persona 4 FES on PS3 in HD.
cmrbe  +   2169d ago
I really really hate the majority of PS fans for not buying VC. Its a better game that ME and yet PS fans are still crying for ME. Pathetic really. Now VC2 is not on PS3 dam it. Those how haven't played it missed out on the best RPG this gen sofar.
AP  +   2169d ago
I dunno. ME and VC are really like chalk and cheese. They're so different they're not even worth comparing. VC is definitely the best SRPG out there, ME is definitely the best plot & choice driven RPG out there.
y4cub  +   2169d ago
wat is ME im not familiar with that abbrev?
GUNS N SWORDS  +   2169d ago
"wat is ME im not familiar with that abbrev? "

Mass effect.

you know, as of this generation i believe Japan has been doing rather poorly of coming up with something entirely unique. apparently, it's becoming visible that a lot of European RPG developers are coming up with intriguing projects with their own unique art styles to them, Bethesda with fallout, lionhead studios with Fable, bioware with mass effect and knights of the old republic, and gearbox with Borderlands.

as of yet, SE, Tri ace, and namco bandai have been running a muck with some mediocre games, it would help if they took notice on some of the new ideas that are tossed around with some of Europe's Rpg developers.
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calis  +   2169d ago
"as of this generation i believe Japan has been doing rather poorly of coming up with something entirely unique."

Except for Eternal Sonata.
AP  +   2169d ago
Eternal Sonata has a unique story idea at least with the chopin stuff. The game itself is pretty standard I think.
Saaking  +   2169d ago
You want Good RPGs? Get a PS3
densai  +   2169d ago
you have to remember demons souls is really to hard for xbabies
hatchimatchi  +   2168d ago

demon's souls is hard for anyone

i think the game was developed by Satan himself.

It's one hell of a game though (pun intended) ha.
shopsmartash  +   2168d ago
Get a ps3 for RPG's?
I think you have your head screwed on backwards Saaking. The best RPG's this generation have been Mutliplatform IMO. Not to be a fanboy, like you Saaking, I do actually believe the 360 has had a better round of RPG's, but only barely.
Johnny Rotten  +   2169d ago
Demons Souls makes me feel like I've been abused my whole life and now need attention.
SynGamer  +   2169d ago
Fallout 3 trumps Oblivion in every way shape and form. Aside from that, the other 4 games are worthy for this list, accept perhaps Borderlands, but it's still new so I want to wait and see how they support it with DLC.
AP  +   2169d ago
They have already announced DLC for Borderlands... and the base game is incredible anyway!
kaveti6616  +   2169d ago
I disagree about Borderlands being a better game than Fallout 3. Borderlands is pure loot RPG, and not as much story, and definitely not as much depth. Fallout 3 has plenty of loot, maybe not as many guns but it's balanced overall in the loot area, and it has a pretty good story, up until the end.
kraze07  +   2169d ago
Oblivion is way better than Fallout 3. The only thing Fallout does better is the graphics.
Tex117  +   2169d ago
Demon's Souls and VC are excellent RPGS. Makes you think Sony knew what they were doing when they let FF go multiplat.
Oldsnake007  +   2169d ago
My list
1. Demon Souls
2. VC
3. Fallout 3
4. Oblivion
5. i dunno
Obama  +   2169d ago
VC is my fav game of 2008. Going to get demon souls pretty soon.
AP  +   2169d ago
VC is good, but it isn't even the best RPG of 2008. That title belongs to Persona 4. ;)
Obama  +   2169d ago
I just finished persona 3 FES not too long ago. Great game! I heard persona 4 is even better. Going to get a copy for sure.
skabias  +   2169d ago
Where is folklore?
that game was sweet!
Pumbli  +   2169d ago
I agree, shame they left it out. It's easily one of my favorite RPGs.

I think it deserves at least a mention.
AP  +   2169d ago
Good game, doesn't stand up against the others on this list, though..
Silber  +   2169d ago
If you want all great RPG´s you shoud own both Consoles...

So Lost Odyssey is a great Pearl too, and for me better than the Last 5 Final Fantasy Parts.

Blue Dragon is also a great Game, but with a strange Art-Concept.

Demon Souls is hard but it will suck everyone in it for at least 50 hours.

You shoud not miss Divinity 2: Ego Draconis. I loved that Game very much. Some of my favorite RPG´s in the last Years.

Valkyria Cronicles - Really cool Art Style and Tactical Concept

Mass Effect - Very short but never the less a wonderful movie-like expierence with many choices an clever dialoges.

So if you are a real RPG Fan you want to play all this Games above:)
densai  +   2169d ago
well the site says that theyre doing the same again next week w/ 360 rpgs. will see how good the 360 line up is then.
dorron  +   2169d ago
I would put Oblivion on top, but gotta agree Valkyria is great too...
gamingisnotacrime  +   2168d ago
Fellow gamers
how the fk do you have the time to finish multiple games that clock over 30 hours??????
I want to do that also, i am hurting with VC, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Folklore, Demons Souls all of them almost untouched, damn it i want to play RPGs, stupid college interferes with my gaming life.
Seriously, VC is such an under rated gem, the story, the art style, The Quality of that game is second to None.
Demons Souls just makes me feel like im playing video games for the very first time, is such a unique experience. Then again I need more gaming time, oh well back to studying...
Bodyboarder_VGamer  +   2168d ago
Play a game for at least 1 to 2 hours daily and you'll gonna beat it in like 1 week maybe 2 max.

That's not too much time, even if you have a job and go to college... But if you have a girlfriend? Forget it. You don't even have time for yourself.
gamingisnotacrime  +   2168d ago
My problem is that i usually play for less than an hour period, and RPGs require one hour and a half to two hour periods to get the game flowing
Lavalamp  +   2168d ago
You can't go wrong with Tales of Vesperia. It is already available for the PS3 in Japan and I'm confident that it will hit western retail. I think it would have made that list if had been available everywhere by now. A brilliant game.
maskedwarrior  +   2168d ago
Folklore should be there.
The_Zeitgeist  +   2168d ago
How can they give Oblivion and Borderlands a nod over Fallout 3? I just don't understand that one. And I agree with the dude above. Folklore should be on there. It is such a under appreciated game.
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