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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.

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SaGa Frontier (PS1)
SaGa Frontier (PS1)

RPG 31 March 1998

The first release for PlayStation and the seventh installment of the popular jRPG series. The production action takes place in a universe consisting of several planets, between which the player can move freely. The story is divided into seven separate stories, presented from the perspective of different protagonists. In terms of gameplay mechanisms, the title is a classic representative of a genre where exploration, role-playing and turn-based duels lead the way.

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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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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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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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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 Tactics (PS1)
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)

RPG 28 January 1998

Developed by Squaresoft, a tactical jRPG set in the realities of a fictional medieval world. The game presents the story of a group of heroes involved in a war intrigue.

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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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SaGa Frontier 2 (PS1)
SaGa Frontier 2 (PS1)

RPG 31 January 2000

Eighth installment of the popular series of Japanese role-playing games SaGa. The production tells two different stories taking place in the fantasy world of Sandail. One of them focuses on the prince banished for his lack of magical abilities, the other draws the fate of several generations of the family of explorers of the mysterious artifact.

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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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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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Tales of Destiny (PS1)
Tales of Destiny (PS1)

RPG 23 December 1997

The Japanese RPGs, which are distinguished by their skillful combat system, tell the story of the inhabitants of the fantastic land. The title is the second in the Tales of series and at the same time the first to be released on PlayStation 1.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PS1)
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PS1)

RPG 28 May 1999

Renewed version of Lunar: The Silver Star, a warm welcome jRPG released in 1992 on the Sega CD platform. The production tells the story of a young boy who sets out on a dangerous journey to become a new defender of the goddess and discover the secrets of the tragic events that took place fifteen years earlier. The improved edition offers numerous changes in mechanics and visuals, including additional intermittent sequences.

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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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