ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
PSXAlundra1998ActionMatrix SoftwareSpiritual successor to Landstalker (GEN), ARPG featuring dreamwalking and platforming
PSXAlundra 2: A New Legend Begins2000ActionMatrix SoftwareStandalone sequel, more lighthearted than the first, but similar gameplay
PSXArc the Lad Collection2002StrategyG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentCollected SRPG series, contains Arc the Lad I, II, III, and Arc Arena
JP PSXAsuncia: Matsue no Jubaku1997StrategyE.O. ImaginationRandomly generated maps with a score-based objective, sort of an SRPG?
PSXAzure Dreams1998Dungeon CrawlerKonamiRoguelike with town building, romancing, and familiar collecting
JP PSXBaroque1999Dungeon CrawlerStingA port of the original Saturn version, with tank controls and a first-person perspective to explore macabre dungeons in roguelike fashion
PSXBattle Hunter2001StrategySuccessSRPG of sorts with card-based movement and attack
PSXBeyond the Beyond1996Turn-BasedCamelot1st turn-based JRPG to be localized, also the lamest
PSXBlaze and Blade: Eternal Quest (PAL/JP only)1998ActionT&E SoftMultiplayer ARPG- better to find IRL friends than to let the horrible AI act as party members
JP PSXBomberman Wars1998StrategyMetro CorporationSRPG with Bomberman flair, different types of units have different bomb-placing abilities (which can be increased)
PSXBrave Fencer Musashi1998ActionSquareARPG with day/night cycle, elemental sword attacks
JP PSXBrave Prove1998ActionData WestGeneric ARPG, but anything translated is a plus
PSXBreath of Fire III1998Turn-BasedCapcomMore Ryu, but with more dragon forms! Intoduces the Master System and Faerie Town features
PSXBreath of Fire IV2000Turn-BasedCapcomEven more Ryu, pretty sprites, and a new combo system
JP PSXBrigandine: Grand Edition2000StrategyHearty RobinAn enhanced, expanded version of Brigandine: The Legend of Forsena
PSXBrigandine: The Legend of Forsena1998StrategyHearty RobinSRPG with upkeep and semi-RTS elements
PSXCastlevania: Symphony of the Night1997Action-PlatformKonamiTHE Metroidvania
PSXChocobo's Dungeon 21999Dungeon CrawlerSquareMystery Dungeon, but with 100% more Kweh
JP PSXChocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon1997Dungeon CrawlerSquareChocobo's first roguelike experience with some town-building elements; spells are leveled with repeated use
JP PSXChoro Q Wonderful!1999RacingE-gameA Car-PG in which you upgrade your stats (parts) via exploration and quests
PSXChrono Cross2000Turn-BasedSquareMasterful soundtrack, confusingly related to Chrono Trigger
JP PSXCommunity Pom1997ActionFill in CafeThe cutest Zelda clone ever, with XP and little fuzzy buddies to raise to help you
PSXDeception III: Dark Delusion2000StrategyTecmoDark story with trap creation
PSXDigimon World2000Monster CollectingFlying Tiger DevelopmentMonster-collecting and raising game
PSXDigimon World 22001Monster CollectingBECMore emphasis on dungeon crawling and monster battling than the first
PSXDigimon World 32002Monster CollectingBEC/Boom CorpMore of the same
PSXDragonseeds1998ActionJalecoWho needs plot when you're combining dragon DNA?
PSXDragon Valor2000ActionNamcoRemake and sequel to Dragon Buster (FC), arcade-like 2.5D ARPG
PSXDragon Warrior VII2001Turn-BasedHeart BeatLooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong Dragon Quest game
PSXEhrgeiz: God Bless the Ring1999ActionDreamFactoryIt's mostly a fighting game with some FFVII characters, but it also has an ARPG quest mode!
PSXElemental Gearbolt1998ArcadeAlfa SystemThe only light-gun shooter/RPG hybrid you'll find!
JP PSXEscaform1999StrategyEmotion/Bandai VisualPuts a spin on SRPG combat by giving the option to convert unspent action points (used to move/attack) into a sort of health shield, features a wide variety of toilets in a post-apocalyptic setting
PSXEternal Eyes2000StrategyTamTamSRPG with a monster-collecting theme
PSXFinal Fantasy Anthology1999Turn-BasedTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy V (first localized appearance) and Final Fantasy VI
PSXFinal Fantasy Chronicles2001Turn-BasedTose/SquareContains inferior versions of Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger
PSXFinal Fantasy IX2000Turn-BasedSquareTakes the series back to its fantasy roots, lots of callbacks to older entries
PSXFinal Fantasy Origins2003Turn-BasedTose/SquareContains Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II (first localized appearance)
PSXFinal Fantasy Tactics1998StrategySquareOften imitated, never duplicated
PSXFinal Fantasy VII1997Turn-BasedSquareTook the FF series into 3D and made a huge mark on the genre as a whole
PSXFinal Fantasy VIII1999Turn-BasedSquareBest card game, not-best stat/leveling system
JP PSXFront Mission 21997StrategySquareMore mechs, more drama!
PSXFront Mission 32000StrategySquareFirst localized title in the series, greater focus on learning abilities from mech parts
JP PSXGanbare Goemon: Uchuu Kaizoku Akogingu1996ActionKonamiMore Goemon ARPG action, XP serves to level weapons
JP PSXGinga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna: Final Edition1998StrategyWill/Red CompanyAn enhanced port of the third Yuna game, features magical girls in tacitcal combat, with visual novel segments in-between (not unlike Sakura Wars)
PSXGrandia1999Turn-BasedGame ArtsTraditional JRPG with an emphasis on attack interruption in combat
PSXGuardian's Crusade1999Turn-BasedTamsoftAnother candidate for baby's first JRPG
PSXHarvest Moon: Back to Nature2000SimulationVictor Interactive SoftwareDo ALL the farming!
PSXHoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth2001StrategyMax FiveSRPG with interesting battle mechanics but unforgiving difficulty
PSXJade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu1999Turn-BasedGenkiIt's like Persona, but all the demons are bugs!
PSXKagero: Deception II1998StrategyTecmoString together traps to make your own Rube Goldberg of death!
PSXKartia: The Word of Fate1998StrategyAtlusSRPG initially localized as a Blockbuster Video rental exclusive, uses cards to manipulate battle
PSXKing's Field1996Dungeon CrawlerFromSoftware1st-person dungeon crawler, FromSoftware's second game (this is actually King's Field II)
JP PSXKing's Field1994ActionFromSoftwareThe actual King's Field I - still in first-person
PSXKing's Field II1996Dungeon CrawlerFromSoftwareActually King's Field III, a good look into where Dark Souls eventually came from
PSXKoudelka2000Turn-Based/HorrorSacnothHorror-themed JRPG, the precursor to the Shadow hearts series
JP PSXLangrisser IV1999StrategyNCSMostly similar to the others, features an uneven turn system; remake of the Saturn version
PSXLegend of Legaia1999Turn-BasedProkion/ContrailTurn-based JRPG with a battle system focusing on combos and directional striking
PSXLegend of Mana2000ActionSquareGorgeously 2D, beautiful soundtrack, disjointed story with an offbeat structure
JP PSXLinda Cube Again1997Turn-BasedAlfa System/MARS CorporationTake Noah's Ark, make it a JRPG, but also add violence, a time limit, multiple scenarios/timelines, and a fascinating (for better or worse) woman named Linda
PSXLunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete2000Turn-BasedGame ArtsIf you loved the first one, you'll love this- and how could you not?
PSXLunar: Silver Star Story Complete1999Turn-BasedGame ArtsArguably the most charming cast of characters you'll ever meet, good OST, standard combat
PSXMaster Of Monsters: Disciples of Gaia1998StrategySystemSoftSlow-paced SRPG, remake of Master of Monsters (GEN), critically panned
JP PSXMedarot R1999FightingNatsumeIt's a Medabots game! Destroy the enemy's parts to make them useless!
PSXMonster Rancher1997Monster CollectingTecmoUse CDs to unlock monsters that you train and fight!
PSXMonster Rancher 21999Monster CollectingTecmoUse CDs to unlock more monsters that you train and fight!
PSXMonster Seed1999StrategyNK SystemMonster-raising and battling SRPG, where the monsters have a limited lifespan
PSXOgre Battle: Limited Edition1997StrategyQuestEnhanced port of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES)
PSXParasite Eve1998Action/HorrorSquareHorror JRPG based on a novel, positioning-based combat system
PSXParasite Eve II2000Action/HorrorSquareMore of a survival-horror slant than the first game, including tank controls!
PSXPersona 2: Eternal Punishment2000Turn-BasedAtlusHalf of the Persona 2 story- the other half wasn't officially localized until years later
JP PSXPersona 2: Innocent Sin1999Turn-BasedAtlusThe missing half of Persona 2 in the Americas
JP PSXPoPoLoCrois Monogatari1996Turn-BasedSugar & RocketsBased off an anime adaptation of a manga with super cute characters and semi-SRPG grid based combat
JP PSXRacing Lagoon1999SportsSquaresoftTHE street racing/JRPG hybrid, stylish and jazzy
PSXRevelations: Persona1996Turn-BasedAtlusA questionably localized game/spinoff of the SMT series; Mark danced crazy!
PSXRhapsody: A Musical Adventure2000StrategyNippon IchiSRPG with painfully easy battles and a musical theme
PSXRPG Maker2000Turn-BasedKuusou KagakuIncluded due to presence of sample RPG Gobli's Quest, a short romp with notable difficulty spikes
PSXSaGa Frontier1998Turn-BasedSquare7 scenarios with complicated leveling mechanics, woefully left unfinished
PSXSaGa Frontier 22000Turn-BasedSquareWatercolored, hand-drawn backgrounds and complex leveling with only 2 scenarios
PSXSaiyuki: Journey West2001StrategyKoeiSRPG based on the Journey to the West novel
PSXShadow Tower1999ActionFromSoftwarePlays similarly to King's Field, but killing particular enemies determines stat growth
JP PSXShin Megami Tensei2001Turn-BasedAtlusVisually overhauls the SFC version, but is otherwise no different than the original
PSXStar Ocean: The Second Story1999ActionTri-AceFirst localized Star Ocean game with two different scenarios
PSXSuikoden1996Turn-BasedKonamiAmazing NTSC cover art, loads of different playable characters, and a highly political story
PSXSuikoden II1999Turn-BasedKonamiSweeping political epic-
PSXTactics Ogre1998StrategyQuestSRPG with an alignment system and turn-based gameplay (in contrast to Ogre Battle)
PSXTail of the Sun1997SimulationArtdinkBe caveman. Go hunting. Build tower of mammoth bone. More of a life-sim really
PSXTales of Destiny1998ActionWolf TeamFirst localized Tales title with a similar 2D real-time combat system to its predecessor
PSXTales of Destiny II2001ActionWolf Team/NamcoActually Tales of Eternia - the real Tales of Destiny 2 is a Japanese exclusive
JP PSXTales of Phantasia1998ActionNamcoArguably the best way to play the game, despite lack of official translation
JP PSXTear Ring Saga: Yutona Eiyuu Senki2001StrategyASCII EntertainmentIt's pretty much Fire Emblem, down to the creator of the series
PSXTecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness1996StrategyTecmoMake deals with the devil and use traps to kill your enemies!
PSXThe Granstream Saga1998ActionShadeARPG, Successor to the Quintet trilogy, unsettling faceless 3D models
PSXThe Legend of Dragoon2000Timed Turn-BasedSony Computer Entertainment JapanTiming-based combat, some funny voice acting, neat concept
PSXThousand Arms1999Turn-BasedRED Entertainment/AtlusJRPG with heavy dating sim elements
PSXThreads of Fate2000ActionSquareTwo-scenario ARPG with unconventional stat-increasing mechanics
PSXTobal No. 11996Dungeon CrawlerDreamFactoryA fighting game with an additional quest mode with roguelike dungeon crawling
PSXTorneko: The Last Hope2000Dungeon CrawlerChunsoft/Matrix SoftwareRoguelike sequel to Torneko no Daibouken (SFC), second localized Mystery Dungeon game
PSXVagrant Story2000Dungeon CrawlerSquareDarker-themed ARPG with the same setting as Final Fantasy XII and Tactics, heavy crafting focus
PSXValkyrie Profile2000Turn-BasedTri-Ace2D dungeon exploration, grim themes, and a combo-based battle system
PSXVandal Hearts1997StrategyKCETStandard SRPG gameplay with non-set classes
PSXVandal Hearts II1999StrategyKCETSRPG with non-set classes and turns in which the player and enemy move simultaneously
PSXVanguard Bandits2000StrategyHuman EntertainmentFantasy/mech hybrid SRPG with a system balancing actions and resting
PSXWild Arms1997Turn-BasedMedia.VisionAmazing theme song, standard turn-based combat, tool-focused dungeon exploration
PSXWild Arms 22000Turn-BasedMedia.VisionOld Western setting, plays similarly to the first
PSXXenogears1998Turn-BasedSquareAlmost unlocalized due to heavy religious/philosophical themes, action point-based combat