Top 10 Best PS3 Role Playing Games of All Time

"The PlayStation 3 makes a good home for role-playing games and titles close to the genre. Find out the best RPGs the PlayStation 3 has in store."

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guitarded774077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

Demon's Souls at number 9? Author should be prepared for incoming hate mail (comments).

I_LOVE_MYSELF4077d ago

a lot of the stuff on this list is questionable. The PS3 version of Skyrim at number 3?, Mass Effect 3 at number 4 (even though ME1 and 2 are on PS3), New Vegas is better than Fallout 3 apparently.

Not the best list in the world, in my opinion, but then again it isn't my list. It does go against a lot of the more vocal gamers opinions, though. I still respect the list and Dark Souls and Ni No Kuni hitting the top 2 is a good choice.

guitarded774077d ago

I agree, but the majority of the PS3/RPG community will see Demon's Souls at #9 first, and the rest of the list will be invalid after that. IMO and in the opinion of many I know, Demon's Souls is a better game than even Dark Souls. Of course a top 10 is subjective, but this list seems off indeed.

MadLad4077d ago

"New Vegas is better than Fallout 3 apparently. "

It is from a writing, depth and choice/consequence standpoint.

The only things that Fallout 3, arguably, handled better was setting and the open world itself. The first of which can be debated, being that that would be from a gamer to gamer basis.

Irishguy954077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

New Vegas is vastly superior to Fallout 3 in every way that counts. Mainly at being an RPG and not a simple exploration game.

Don't forget SlapHappy, New Vegas had the balls to take out that god awful level scaling system bethesda started implemented to make their games cater to exploration over progression. And to cater to a wider audience who don't like being challenged. Not to mention the companions were vastly superior to F3 and Skyrim. And the combat was superior to F3.

I mean...imagine if Dark Souls and Demons had level scaling...It would just be a pointless game.

abzdine4077d ago

i only like JRPG and there were two this gen on PS3!

Valkyria Chronicles
Ni no Kuni

abzdine4077d ago

i forgot 3D Dot Game Heroes!



Do you mean PS3 only got 2 JRPGs or that there are only 2 you like?

Cause, aside from Ni No Kuni and Valkyria Chronicles, there's actually plenty of PS3 RPGs made in Japan, ranging from action, turn based crossovers and strategy/tactical RPGs:

Demon's Souls/Dark Souls
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2
White Knight Chronicles I and II
Eternal Sonata
Tales of Vesperia, Graces f, Xillia and Xillia 2
Disgaea 3 and 4
Enchanted Arms
Cross Edge
Record of Agarest War
Atelier Rorona, Totori, Meruru and Ayesha
Hyperdimension Neptunia, Mk2 and Victory
Mugen Souls
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Ar Tonelico III
Trinity Universe
Resonance of Fate
Last Rebellion
Rainbow Moon (PS Store game)
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Justice (PS Store game)

And those are only the ones that I'm sure got released in western, I have no idea how many other are still in Japan only.

ShaunCameron4077d ago

@ abzdine

3D Dot Game Heroes isn't an RPG. It's an Action-Adventure game.

TooTall194077d ago

I would agree with New Vegas being better. I think the story and main missions were much better.

jrbeerman114077d ago


I'm pretty sure Tales of Graces F is the only western Tales release for Ps3. Vesperia is xbox only in west, and Xillia 1 hasn't been released in english yet despite Japan already having Xillia 2.



Yup, I messed up, was putting Tales Of on the list and remembered Graces f readily followed by Vesperia, which I played the japanese version borrowed from a friend, didn't remember it wasn't on PS3 on western 'till it was too late to edit... The others (Xillia and Xillia 2) just followed in without much consideration. Again, my bad.

Also (as -GametimeUK- brought to my attention) Rainbow Moon is not made in Japan, it only borrows a lot from JRPGs, but it's actually German.

Anyway, I guess I still have my point clear, there's 30 some PS3 JRPGs, so I don't get the "only two JRPGs" argument, unless he meant the "only two I liked".

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dedicatedtogamers4077d ago (Edited 4077d ago )

Author lists three Bethesda games (PS3 versions are the worst, unfortunately). Mass Effect 3 (worst in the trilogy) and Eternal Sonata (a delayed port of a 360 game).

No Resonance of Fate? No Folklore? No Disgaea 3 or 4? No 3D Dot Game Heroes (that's more action-adventure, admittedly)?

And no Valkyria Chronicles? Really?

DigitalRaptor4077d ago

I just don't imagine he's played all those games. They are pretty niche. Valkyria Chronicles and Folklore are such brilliant underrated gems.

StockpileTom4077d ago

Valkyria Chronicles was a brilliant hybrid of a game but I would classify it more strategy than RPG though it does have some heavy RPG elements.

I can't believe Sega sent such a game out there with almost no marketing... I am confident if it were better advertised VCII and III wouldn't have been PSP games...

I_LOVE_MYSELF4077d ago

Dark Souls should be number 1 in my opinion. As far as I'm concerned it is probably the best game of the generation.

DemonSlayer4204077d ago

Demon's Souls should be 1, Dark Souls should be 2.

MysticStrummer4077d ago

I went back and forth with the voices in my head about which was better, Demon's or Dark Souls, and I came to this same conclusion. Demon's Souls has the edge, mainly because I felt like I was in danger most of the time while I was playing. It made me nervous. Dark Souls did that too at times, and there were things I liked better about it, but overall I have to give it to Demon's Souls. They are possibly my two favorite games of any generation.

_QQ_4077d ago

Tales of Vesperia should be on the list, the co-op mode was amazing.

I_LOVE_MYSELF4077d ago

Does the Japanese version have English subs or voice acting / text?

I_LOVE_MYSELF4077d ago

Guess I could always try the 360 version, but I would rather of had a PS3 version. :(

jrbeerman114077d ago

i heard that you can actually use flynn in japaneze ps3 version of Vesperia. Why they couldnt have a western release for a game that was already translated escapes me.

vakarian754077d ago

It was only on the ps3 in japan that's probably why it didn't make the list.

young7yang4077d ago

of all the Mass Effect games 3 was the most linear

MysticStrummer4077d ago

I got the trilogy and enjoyed ME1, but ME2 bored me for some reason so I traded the whole thing in without finishing it.