15 Best PS2 Action RPGs

Tired of grinding through dungeons non-stop? Want to take a break for once in your life? No worries. Check out the best PS2 action RPGs.

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vTuro2446d ago

Didn't expect to see Drakengard in a list like this, considering the awful gameplay. Still, it's the best terrible game I've ever played. 10/10 would recommend

Would love to see a remake one day, but only if they don't censor the fucked up story and characters. That and a Drakengard 3 remake, of course.

Vits46d ago

Drakengard made it onto the list mainly because Nier gave it a cult following later on. Honestly, it wouldn't have made the cut for any ACTION RPG list on its own. The characters are cool, the story is mess up in a good way, the lore is confusing and great, but the gameplay alone kill any chance of it being a recomended ACTION RPG.

Would love a remake of the series with updated gameplay. Drakengard 3 with Automata's hack and slash would be gold.

DarXyde46d ago

Some absolute gems on this list. Wholeheartedly agree with Rogue Galaxy, Dark Cloud 2, Radiata Stories, Odin Sphere, and Devil Summoner 2.

Some others, I can't comment on because I've never played or I didn't feel particularly strongly about them.

But hot take: I don't think Kingdom Hearts II really survives the test of time.

RavenWolfx46d ago

I cannot recommend Rogue Galaxy enough. It is on PSN+ as part of the subscription, so definitely check it out.


Square Enix Classics We’d Love to See Remastered

Square Enix suggested they might remaster more games from their storied archives—here are the classics we’d like to see get a new coat of paint.

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raWfodog310d ago

I would definitely enjoy a Xenogears remaster. Recently finished Legend of Dragoon again (this time with platinum trophy) and would love to dive back into Xenogears with Fei and the rest of the crew.

closed_account309d ago

Came here to say Xenogears as well. Great taste, raWfodog!

notachance309d ago

It needs more than a remaster though, I hope they can turn disc 2 into a full game..

Kneetos309d ago (Edited 309d ago )

I wonder how they would even handle a xenogears remaster

Would they give it to monolith soft (the original developers) to handle, and more then likely make it a Nintendo exclusive, cue the endless bitching from Sony fans...

Or will they do it themselves, thus not finishing the original story as intended

raWfodog309d ago

"... and more then likely make it a Nintendo exclusive"

I would think it'd eventually hit all the platforms much like the Front Mission 1st Remake. That way no one would be 'bitching' regardless of your platform preference lol.

Miraak82 309d ago

They don't need the original people , they already have the foundation of characters ,world and lore to work off of.
Honestly it's not that big of a game if you really examine it by modern standards , it's how they present everything that makes it seem so grand especially with how epic the story/music is . SE have good writers that could incorporate post release lore of perfect works and such if they ever remade it from the ground up.

gold_drake310d ago


scares me everytime i play it haha

Godmars290309d ago (Edited 309d ago )

Maybe this time around it could be good/playable?

Becuzisaid309d ago

Lol! What a game. Had a lot of fun with it. Beat it multiple times!

Marcello310d ago

Square Enix classics? dont they mean Squaresoft. Square Enix dont make classic games, just games with pretty graphics, no heart & soul, boring & over stuffed with woke Gen Z cockiness.

But while were on the subject i would love too see a remaster of Front Mission 3.

ZeekQuattro310d ago

They already announced a Front Mission 3 remake. Doubt they'll also do a remaster.

Marcello310d ago

I will get the remake but i still want a remaster cos with all remakes they lose a lot of the original magic the original game had.

Godmars290309d ago

Pretty sure its going to be a remaster of the game, similar to what's been done with the first two games, not a remake.

FF7r is certainly more a remake of FF7 than a remaster for instance.

Now, if they did Gun Hazard remaster...

raWfodog309d ago (Edited 309d ago )

Yeah they call it a remake like "Front Mission 1st Remake" but I'd consider it more of a remaster as it doesn't change any of the core gameplay but basically just sharpens up the graphics. I think they added a couple of new features also but I still think it's more of a remaster.

Like @Godmars290 suggested, FF7Remake fits the mold of a remake since they 'remade' the game from the ground up, changing the battle system completely, and retelling the story with a lot of different elements added.

But I guess they can call it what they want since they're making it lol.

DeadManMMX309d ago

Exactly. SquareSoft merged with Enix shortly after Final Fantasy X and it has never been the same.

Gardenia309d ago

I miss the old Squaresoft games. So much quality back then.

Terry_B310d ago

Almost all of the listed games are not Square Enix Classics lol

AdventurerDonLocke310d ago

Quintet Gaia Trilogy: Soulblazer, Illusion of Gaia & Terranigma.