Dragon Quest is one of the cornerstone JRPG series that helped make the genre what it is today, and these are the best games.
Thanks to their innovative approach to gaming, RPGs like Dark Souls, Final Fantasy VII, and Dragon Quest left a significant impact on the genre.
In Japan, Dragon Quest is a cultural phenomenon. In the U.S., it's that "other" JRPG franchise. What caused such a massive difference in the game's global reception?
The publisher's big three includes Final Fantasy, which has shipped and sold 173 million units across a multitude of games spanning 35 years; Dragon Quest, a 36-year old beloved RPG series that has sold 85 million copies on all platforms; and Kingdom Hearts, a relatively newer franchise released in 2002 on the PlayStation 2 that has since moved over 36 million copies on a number of releases across multiple console generations.