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RPG. This category includes games that put emphasis on progress system for a controlled character (or a group of characters) which is (are) described with many statistics. They also have a multi-plot story and quests. There are classic RPGs with turn-based combat and rules inspired by pen-and-paper RPGs (e.g. Baldur’s Gate, Fallout), action RPGs with dynamic real time combat (Dark Souls) and jRPGs – very specific titles based on Japanese style and culture, especially on manga and anime (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts). more

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Diablo (PS1)
Diablo (PS1)

RPG 01 March 1998

An incredibly popular action RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The story of Diablo is set in a fantasy world called Sanctuary, a realm facing a great danger. The Lord of Terror, imprisoned in a magical soul stone, tries to break free. The demon managed to dominate the minds of bishop Lazarus and king Leoric as well as raise an army of creatures that threatens the citizens of Tristram. The brave prince Aidan steps up to fight the forces of evil. The gameplay of Diablo combines action game with an RPG. Its essence is exciting real-time combat against hordes of enemies. Apart from a single player campaign, Diablo also offers a multiplayer mode via the Internet for a maximum of 4 players.

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Darkstone (PS1)
Darkstone (PS1)

RPG 28 January 2001

Prepared by Delphine Software RPG action studio in fantasy realities, in which players travel the world, eliminating hordes of enemies along the way and developing their character. The ultimate goal is to defeat the demon who wants to take control of the whole land.

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Chrono Trigger (PS1)
Chrono Trigger (PS1)

RPG 02 November 1999

Refreshed version of the classic jRPG game, originally released on the SNES console. The conversion was prepared by Square Enix's development team. Players direct the actions of a boy named Crono, who travels through fantastic lands in search of his lost beloved.

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Front Mission 3 (PS1)
Front Mission 3 (PS1)

RPG 02 September 1999

Tactical Japanese RPG, in which players lead a team of two-legged robotic pilots, vanzers. Production is considered to be one of the best in the history of the species.

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King's Field (PS1)
King's Field (PS1)

RPG 14 February 1996

Characterized by a high level of difficulty RPG studio FromSoftware. The action of the game is shown from the perspective of the first person and presents the story of a warrior looking for a magical sword to save the kingdom from the plague of monsters. The game consists mainly in exploration, fighting and gaining better equipment.

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Chrono Cross (PS1)
Chrono Cross (PS1)

RPG 18 November 1999

The next installment of the Japanese Chrono JRPG series, in which the creators used the motif of a journey between dimensions to tell an original story. The production is distinguished by a deep combat system, a huge number of characters to be connected and an excellent audiovisual setting.

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Vagrant Story (PS1)
Vagrant Story (PS1)

RPG 10 February 2000

Recognized as one of the most outstanding RPGs released on PlayStation, Vagrant Story abandons the assumptions typical of the Japanese genre. In terms of assumptions and presentation of the action, the title resembles a third-person action game.

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Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1)
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1)

RPG 22 November 2000

The next installment of the popular series of unusual jRPG games, in which the player plays the role of a young farmer. Its aim is to transform a decayed farm into a prosperous farm. In order to do this, it is necessary not only to take care of the planted plants and animals, but also to take care of good relations with the inhabitants of the surrounding town.

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The Legend of Dragoon (PS1)
The Legend of Dragoon (PS1)

RPG 13 June 2000

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Grandia (PS1)
Grandia (PS1)

RPG 24 June 1999

Conversion of a Japanese RPG game previously released on Sega Saturn. The production is distinguished by an original system of character development and introducing a bit of freshness to the traditional turn-based model of the clash mechanics.

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Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

RPG 31 January 1997

The seventh installment of the extremely popular series of Japanese RPG games created by Square Enix. The production became famous as one of the most cult parts of the cycle, offering a heart-gripping story and many solutions adopted later permanently into the genre. The title tells the story of Cloud Strife and a group of his friends fighting against the powerful Shinra corporation.

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Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)
Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)

RPG 11 February 1999

Eighth installment of the popular series of Japanese RPG games. This time the protagonist is Squall Leonhart - a cadet of the military academy, involved in warfare with the neighbouring state of Galbadia. The fight is played in a turn-based system, and the game focuses primarily on an extensive feature layer.

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Suikoden (PS1)
Suikoden (PS1)

RPG 15 December 1995

Japanese RPG created by Konami, in which characteristic mechanics of the genre have been mixed with innovative elements. The production tells the story of a young boy who, as a result of a coincidence, joins the rebels and soon becomes the leader of forces that can liberate the empire from the hands of tyrants.

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Wild Arms (PS1)
Wild Arms (PS1)

RPG 20 December 1996

The first installment of the series of Japanese RPGs, which are distinguished by their unusual style, referring to the Wild West and medieval times.

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Xenogears (PS1)
Xenogears (PS1)

RPG 11 February 1998

A Japanese RPG with a complex, difficult and controversial plot, where players can control giant mosses.

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King's Field II (PS1)
King's Field II (PS1)

RPG 20 November 1996

The next installment of a series of role-playing games set in a medieval fantasy land. The action of the game takes place fifteen years after the events of its predecessor and once again tells the player to set out in search of a powerful, magical sword. The game consists mainly in exploring, fighting and acquiring new elements of equipment.

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Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
Final Fantasy IX (PS1)

RPG 07 July 2000

The 9th main entry in a classic jRPG series, originally released in 2000 on PlayStation console, and ported to PC ten year later. After a few games featuring slightly cyberpunkish settings, Final Fantasy IX returns to the roots of the series, where we are once again met by knights, princesses, and dragons. Players take the role of a young thief, who, together with a company of other heroes, faces the evil queen Brahna, who is responsible for the outbreak of a great war. However, as it turns out, the queen has been nothing more than a pawn in the hands of a much more dangerous enemy. In terms of game mechanics, the game is a combination of proven solutions with some limited innovations, such as a redesigned profession system or ATE mode (Active Time Event), which allows us to see what other team members are doing, give access to numerous side quests and a chance to collect various useful items.

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Suikoden II (PS1)
Suikoden II (PS1)

RPG 17 December 1998

The second part of the Japanese RPG series, which is distinguished by the number of available heroes to join and a difficult story, touching on the problems of slavery and tyranny, among others. Suicoden II is considered to be one of the best representatives of the species of all time.

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Breath of Fire III (PS1)
Breath of Fire III (PS1)

RPG 11 September 1997

The third installment of the famous series of cRPG games, this time in a pocket edition. We play the role of a young mercenary named Ryu. Proper fun consists mainly of a series of duels played in the turn-based system.

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Alundra (PS1)
Alundra (PS1)

RPG 11 April 1997

A dark style of an unusual action-RPG, in which the first violin plays a variety of logical challenges. Players take on the role of an elite who tries to help the nightmare tormented inhabitants of a certain town by entering their dreams.

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Vandal Hearts (PS1)
Vandal Hearts (PS1)

RPG 25 October 1996

Tube Japanese RPG prepared by Konami. One of the first representatives of the genre released on PlayStation 1. The production is based on proven mechanics and tries to stand out with a touching story.

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Valkyrie Profile (PS1)
Valkyrie Profile (PS1)

RPG 22 December 1999

Japanese RPG strongly inspired by Nordic mythology, which was prepared by specialists in the genre, Tri-Ace studio. It tells the story of a fight that goes to Midgard to find the warriors needed by Odin. The title is distinguished by the fighting model developed especially for the game, as well as by the combination of 2D and 3D graphics.

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Koudelka (PS1)
Koudelka (PS1)

RPG 30 November 1999

A Japanese role-playing game in the horror convention. The title is embedded in the universe with the time developed through the Shadow Hearts cycle. The action of the game takes place in 1898 and focuses on a young woman exploring the secrets of a gloomy monastery. In terms of mechanics, production combines the exploration of a prerendered environment with real-time, three-dimensional battlefields.

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Final Fantasy Anthology (PS1)
Final Fantasy Anthology (PS1)

RPG 30 September 1999

Compilation of two classic jRPGs, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI, which originally appeared on the Super Nintendo console. Editions placed in Anthology contain some additional elements.

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Vandal Hearts II (PS1)
Vandal Hearts II (PS1)

RPG 08 July 1999

Introducing numerous changes in the fun system and offering improved audio-visual setting continuation of the turn-based Japanese RPG. The production of Konami once again tells a difficult, moving political story.

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Threads of Fate (PS1)
Threads of Fate (PS1)

RPG 14 October 1999

Arcade Japanese action RPG, whose unique element is two characters with different character, goal and style of fight. For each of them, the creators prepared a separate story.

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