ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
PSXAlundraMatrix SoftwareSpiritual successor to Landstalker (GEN), ARPG featuring dreamwalking and platforming
PSXAlundra 2: A New Legend BeginsMatrix SoftwareStandalone sequel, more lighthearted than the first, but similar gameplay
PSXArc the Lad CollectionG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentCollected SRPG series, contains Arc the Lad I, II, III, and Arc Arena
JP PSXAsuncia: Matsue no JubakuE.O. ImaginationRandomly generated maps with a score-based objective, sort of an SRPG?
PSXAzure DreamsKonamiRoguelike with town building, romancing, and familiar collecting
JP PSXBaroqueStingA port of the original Saturn version, with tank controls and a first-person perspective to explore macabre dungeons in roguelike fashion
PSXBattle HunterSuccessSRPG of sorts with card-based movement and attack
PSXBeyond the BeyondCamelot1st turn-based JRPG to be localized, also the lamest
PSXBlaze and Blade: Eternal Quest (PAL/JP only)T&E SoftMultiplayer ARPG- better to find IRL friends than to let the horrible AI act as party members
JP PSXBomberman WarsMetro CorporationSRPG with Bomberman flair, different types of units have different bomb-placing abilities (which can be increased)
PSXBrave Fencer MusashiSquareARPG with day/night cycle, elemental sword attacks
JP PSXBrave ProveData WestGeneric ARPG, but anything translated is a plus
PSXBreath of Fire IIICapcomMore Ryu, but with more dragon forms! Intoduces the Master System and Faerie Town features
PSXBreath of Fire IVCapcomEven more Ryu, pretty sprites, and a new combo system
JP PSXBrigandine: Grand EditionHearty RobinAn enhanced, expanded version of Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena
PSXBrigandine: The Legend of ForsenaHearty RobinSRPG with upkeep and semi-RTS elements
PSXCastlevania: Symphony of the NightKonamiTHE Metroidvania
PSXChocobo's Dungeon 2SquareMystery Dungeon, but with 100% more Kweh
JP PSXChocobo no Fushigi na DungeonSquareChocobo's first roguelike experience with some town-building elements; spells are leveled with repeated use
PSXChrono CrossSquareMasterful soundtrack, confusingly related to Chrono Trigger
JP PSXCommunity PomFill in CafeThe cutest Zelda clone ever, with XP and little fuzzy buddies to raise to help you
PSXDeception III: Dark DelusionTecmoDark story with trap creation
PSXDigimon WorldFlying Tiger DevelopmentMonster-collecting and raising game
PSXDigimon World 2BECMore emphasis on dungeon crawling and monster battling than the first
PSXDigimon World 3BEC/Boom CorpMore of the same
PSXDragonseedsJalecoWho needs plot when you're combining dragon DNA?
PSXDragon ValorNamcoRemake and sequel to Dragon Buster (FC), arcade-like 2.5D ARPG
PSXDragon Warrior VIIHeart BeatLooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong Dragon Quest game
PSXEhrgeiz: God Bless the RingDreamFactoryIt's mostly a fighting game with some FFVII characters, but it also has an ARPG quest mode!
PSXElemental GearboltAlfa SystemThe only light-gun shooter/RPG hybrid you'll find!
PSXEternal EyesTamTamSRPG with a monster-collecting theme
PSXFinal Fantasy AnthologyTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy V (first localized appearance) and Final Fantasy VI
PSXFinal Fantasy ChroniclesTose/SquareContains inferior versions of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger
PSXFinal Fantasy IXSquareTakes the series back to its fantasy roots, lots of callbacks to older entries
PSXFinal Fantasy OriginsTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II (first localized appearance)
PSXFinal Fantasy TacticsSquareOften imitated, never duplicated
PSXFinal Fantasy VIISquareTook the FF series into 3D and made a huge mark on the genre as a whole
PSXFinal Fantasy VIIISquareBest card game, not-best stat/leveling system
JP PSXFront Mission 2SquareMore mechs, more drama!
PSXFront Mission 3SquareFirst localized title in the series, greater focus on learning abilities from mech parts
JP PSXGanbare Goemon: Uchuu Kaizoku AkoginguKonamiMore Goemon ARPG action, XP serves to level weapons
PSXGrandiaGame ArtsTraditional JRPG with an emphasis on attack interruption in combat
PSXGuardian's CrusadeTamsoftAnother candidate for baby's first JRPG
PSXHarvest Moon: Back to NatureVictor Interactive SoftwareDo ALL the farming!
PSXHoshigami: Ruining Blue EarthMax FiveSRPG with interesting battle mechanics but unforgiving difficulty
PSXJade Cocoon: Story of the TamamayuGenkiIt's like Persona, but all the demons are bugs!
PSXKagero: Deception IITecmoString together traps to make your own Rube Goldberg of death!
PSXKartia: The Word of FateAtlusSRPG initially localized as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, uses cards to manipulate battle
JP PSXKing's FieldFromSoftwareThe actual King's Field I - still in first-person
PSXKing's FieldFromSoftware1st-person dungeon crawler, FromSoftware's second game (this is actually King's Field II)
PSXKing's Field IIFromSoftwareActually King's Field III, a good look into where Dark Souls eventually came from
PSXKoudelkaSacnothHorror-themed JRPG, the precursor to the Shadow hearts series
JP PSXLangrisser IVNCSMostly similar to the others, features an uneven turn system; remake of the Saturn version
PSXLegend of LegaiaProkion/ContrailTurn-based JRPG with a battle system focusing on combos and directional striking
PSXLegend of ManaSquareGorgeously 2D, beautiful soundtrack, disjointed story with an offbeat structure
PSXLunar 2: Eternal Blue CompleteGame ArtsIf you loved the first one, you'll love this- and how could you not?
PSXLunar: Silver Star Story CompleteGame ArtsArguably the most charming cast of characters you'll ever meet, good OST, standard combat
PSXMaster Of Monsters: Disciples of GaiaSystemSoftSlow-paced SRPG, remake of Master of Monsters (GEN), critically panned
JP PSXMedarot RNatsumeIt's a Medabots game! Destroy the enemy's parts to make them useless!
PSXMonster RancherTecmoUse CDs to unlock monsters that you train and fight!
PSXMonster Rancher 2TecmoUse CDs to unlock more monsters that you train and fight!
PSXMonster SeedNK SystemMonster-raising and battling SRPG, where the monsters have a limited lifespan
PSXOgre Battle: Limited EditionQuestEnhanced port of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES)
PSXParasite EveSquareHorror JRPG based on a novel, positioning-based combat system
PSXParasite Eve IISquareMore of a survival-horror slant than the first game, including tank controls!
PSXPersona 2: Eternal PunishmentAtlusHalf of the Persona 2 story- the other half wasn't officially localized until years later
JP PSXPersona 2: Innocent SinAtlusThe missing half of Persona 2 in the Americas
JP PSXPoPoLoCrois MonogatariSugar & RocketsBased off an anime adaptation of a manga with super cute characters and semi-SRPG grid based combat
JP PSXRacing LagoonSquaresoftTHE street racing/JRPG hybrid, stylish and jazzy
PSXRevelations: PersonaAtlusA questionably localized game/spinoff of the SMT series; Mark danced crazy!
PSXRhapsody: A Musical AdventureNippon IchiSRPG with painfully easy battles and a musical theme
PSXRPG MakerKuusou KagakuIncluded due to presence of sample RPG Gobli's Quest, a short romp with notable difficulty spikes
PSXSaGa FrontierSquare7 scenarios with complicated leveling mechanics, woefully left unfinished
PSXSaGa Frontier 2SquareWatercolored, hand-drawn backgrounds and complex leveling with only 2 scenarios
PSXSaiyuki: Journey WestKoeiSRPG based on the Journey to the West novel
PSXShadow TowerFromSoftwarePlays similarly to King's Field, but killing particular enemies determines stat growth
JP PSXShin Megami TenseiAtlusVisually overhauls the SFC version, but is otherwise no different than the original
PSXStar Ocean: The Second StoryTri-AceFirst localized Star Ocean game with two different scenarios
PSXSuikodenKonamiAmazing NTSC cover art, loads of different playable characters, and a highly political story
PSXSuikoden IIKonamiSweeping political epic-
PSXTactics OgreQuestSRPG with an alignment system and turn-based gameplay (in contrast to Ogre Battle)
PSXTail of the SunArtdinkBe caveman. Go hunting. Build tower of mammoth bone. More of a life-sim really
PSXTales of DestinyWolf TeamFirst localized Tales title with a similar 2D real-time combat system to its predecessor
PSXTales of Destiny IIWolf Team/NamcoActually Tales of Eternia - the real Tales of Destiny 2 is a Japanese exclusive
JP PSXTales of PhantasiaNamcoArguably the best way to play the game, despite lack of official translation
JP PSXTear Ring Saga: Yutona Eiyuu SenkiASCII EntertainmentIt's pretty much Fire Emblem, down to the creator of the series
PSXTecmo's Deception: Invitation to DarknessTecmoMake deals with the devil and use traps to kill your enemies!
PSXThe Granstream SagaShadeARPG, Successor to the Quintet trilogy, unsettling faceless 3D models
PSXThe Legend of DragoonSony Computer Entertainment JapanTiming-based combat, some funny voice acting, neat concept
PSXThousand ArmsRED Entertainment/AtlusJRPG with heavy dating sim elements
PSXThreads of FateSquareTwo-scenario ARPG with unconventional stat-increasing mechanics
PSXTobal No. 1DreamFactoryA fighting game with an additional quest mode with roguelike dungeon crawling
PSXTorneko: The Last HopeChunsoft/Matrix SoftwareRoguelike sequel to Torneko no Daibouken (SFC), second localized Mystery Dungeon game
PSXVagrant StorySquareDarker-themed ARPG with the same setting as Final Fantasy XII and Tactics, heavy crafting focus
PSXValkyrie ProfileTri-Ace2D dungeon exploration, grim themes, and a combo-based battle system
PSXVandal HeartsKCETStandard SRPG gameplay with non-set classes
PSXVandal Hearts IIKCETSRPG with non-set classes and turns in which the player and enemy move simultaneously
PSXVanguard BanditsHuman EntertainmentFantasy/mech hybrid SRPG with a system balancing actions and resting
PSXWild ArmsMedia.VisionAmazing theme song, standard turn-based combat, tool-focused dungeon exploration
PSXWild Arms 2Media.VisionOld Western setting, plays similarly to the first
PSXXenogearsSquareAlmost unlocalized due to heavy religious/philosophical themes, action point-based combat