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

RPG 13 June 2000

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Azure Dreams (PS1)
Azure Dreams (PS1)

RPG 13 November 1997

Hybrid jRPG and roguelike production, enriched with elements taken from dating simulators. As we play, we take control of Kohem, a warrior who travels the floors of the Monster Tower, in search of answers about the mysterious disappearance of his father. During his voyages, heros gains not only more and more powerful equipment, but also eggs from which monsters hatch - these can accompany him in his struggle and help in clashes with more and more powerful adversaries.

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Torneko: The Last Hope (PS1)
Torneko: The Last Hope (PS1)

RPG 15 September 1999

Spin-off series Dragon Quest, in which the main character is a wandering merchant Torneko. The game is a two-dimensional Japanese action RPG that focuses on exploring dungeons, collecting treasures and eliminating hordes of enemies.

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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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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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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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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 IV (PS1)
Breath of Fire IV (PS1)

RPG 27 April 2000

The fourth installment of the series of Japanese RPGs, which are characterized by people endowed with extraordinary power and able to turn into dragons. The game is distinguished by its graphic design, which combines two-dimensional, hand-drawn sprites of characters with detailed three-dimensional backgrounds, as well as a unique turn-based combat system with several elements.

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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 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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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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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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Arc the Lad (PS1)
Arc the Lad (PS1)

RPG 30 June 1995

Tactical jRPG maintained in old-school 2D graphics. One of the first representatives of the genre released on PlayStation 1. The production tells the story of a group of heroes who try to save the world from the forces of darkness.

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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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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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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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Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins (PS1)
Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins (PS1)

RPG 18 October 1999

Continuation of the Japanese RPG action, which largely breaks with the original, offering a new graphic style, better audio-visual setting and much less serious styling. The title, unlike many other species representatives, offers many logical challenges.

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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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