Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
RPG 31 October 2006
Final Fantasy XII is the twelfth installment of the best-selling jRPG series created by Square Enix. Game producers rejected many of the fixed elements of the series, offering a new combat system, a unique way to develop heroes, and a huge and fantastic looking three-dimensional world.
Deus Ex (PS2)
RPG 25 March 2002
A cyberpunk first-person perspective action RPG developed by Ion Storm, studio led by the legend of the video game industry, Warren Spector – co-creator of such cult series as Ultima and Wing Commander. Deus Ex takes place in the middle of XXI century, in a world filled with terrorism, corruption, poverty and a mysterious disease called the Gray Death. The player assumes the role of agent JC Denton and discovers that a secret organization named Majestic 12, which eventually intends to rule the world, is responsible for the deadly virus. The gameplay mechanics of the game combine FPS, stealth and RPG features. Thanks to special nanotechnological augmentations the protagonist has inhuman abilities that can be gradually improved as the game progresses. Denton can use various weapons which can be also modified. The story of the game is non-linear, and depending on the choices made by the player it might led to one of three alternative endings.
Persona 4 (PS2)
RPG 10 July 2008
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is another part of the Japanese cRPG series, created and released by Atlus. The game, which is longer, more complicated and intriguing than the previous versions of the series, throws us into the rural landscapes of Japan.
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (PS2)
RPG 02 November 2004
The Lord of the Rings returns! The Third Era has come. An era of chaos and doubt. History has made a circle. Gather your team and embark on another expedition for truth and justice. But beware of the ominous eye - it won't rest until it annihilates you.
Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
RPG 16 September 2002
It used to be a game named after Zelda. It turned out to be beautiful and it was remembered forever. After all, the creators of the equally captivating Final Fantasy series combined their world with the Disney universe, following the example of many elements in Zelda.
Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
RPG 28 March 2006
This is a combination of two worlds: animation by Walt Disney, which has been known for decades, and the universe of "Final Fantasy", a brilliant series of video games. In this way, in the field of entertainment and pop culture, America meets Japan.
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2)
RPG 27 August 2003
The first installment in the tactical jRPG originally released on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. After a decade, an improved port has finally made its way to PC. In Disgaea PC you assume the role of a demon prince named Laharl, who having awakened from two-years’ sleep learns about the death of his father. As his successor, he decides to regain the throne and his subjects’ trust by setting out on a dangerous journey during which he will meet many allies and foes. The campaign is divided into episodes resembling a typical anime TV series. During the game you will spend most of the time fighting on tiled maps. You have a diversity of units under your command, offering different attack combinations, spells, combos, and special abilities that, just like in any classic RPG, can be further developed during the course of the game.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
RPG 01 November 2005
Another installment in the bestselling jRPG series which has been in development since the mid-80s. It is the first game in the franchise to be available for PlayStation 2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is set in a well-known fantasy universe. The player controls a party of adventurers who have to stop the evil Dhoulmagus and remove the curse he placed on the king and his daughter. As we progress, the protagonists gain new abilities and items and become stronger. In combat, played in a turn-based system, they use not only typical medieval weaponry but also magic. They also encounter friendly NPCs with whom they can trade and talk. Visually, Dragon Quest VIII resembles Dark Cloud 2: it has three-dimensional graphics combined with cel shading rendering which gives them cartoonish looks. The characters' were designed by a famous mangaka, Akira Toriyama, known primarily for his work on the Dragon Ball franchise.
Knights of the Temple II (PS2)
RPG 13 January 2006
Sequel was released in March 2004 as an action-adventure (hack-and-slash) game. Again, we play the role of Paul de Raque, a knight of the Templar Order, entangled in the eternal struggle against the demonic forces of Hell that attack humanity. The authors reduced the linearity of levels, added a trading option and RPG elements in the form of a character development system.
Persona 3 (PS2)
RPG 14 August 2007
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 is a jRPG game. Player directs the actions of a teenage student gifted with the power to summon demons and fights against the threatening monsters led by Shadov.
Grandia II (PS2)
RPG 28 January 2002
Sequel of the famous cRPG game Grandia, released only for SEGA Saturn and Playstation consoles. The player becomes a young mercenary named Ryudo, entangled in a fight to prevent the evil god Valmar from reborn.
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (PS2)
RPG 13 January 2004
A hack-and-slash action RPG and a console spin-off to Fallout, the popular series by Interplay. The action of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is set between the first and the second installment in the series, and the player’s task is to serve in the eponymous Brotherhood of Steel as it tries to contain the chaos spreading throughout the post-apocalyptic wastelands. In the game, we assume control of a team of mercenaries that traverse deserts, sunken villages, ruined cities, and abandoned military complexes to perform various tasks, facing hordes of enemies at the same time. The entire game is played in real time. In combat, we can also perform dodges and use long-rage weaponry. As befits an RPG, as we progress, the team members gain experience, develop their skills and make use of a wide variety of equipment as well as over 50 types of weapons.
Shadow Hearts (PS2)
RPG 11 December 2001
An interesting RPG with an original combat system and an addictive storyline. An indirect way to continue the game of Koudelka. Horror in a lighter edition, the plot revolves around legends and myths of the Far East.
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
RPG 19 July 2001
This is the first part of the series to appear on PlayStation 2. Choc doesn't bring many breakthrough solutions, but it takes full advantage of the possibility of a console where you can get into it.
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2)
RPG 12 October 2004
Three-dimensional RPG with turn-based combat system. The plot of the game places the action in an apocalyptic Tokyo post, full of demons, spirits and occultism.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2)
RPG 03 December 2001
RPG action game from the series, which debuted on PCs. In the console version we received a faster and battle-oriented production, but still unusually atmospheric. The adventure takes the player to the world of Forgotten Realms and allows you to play one of the three daredevils. Tasks, powerful artifacts and mythical monsters - in the game you will find all the typical motifs known from other RPGs.
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (PS2)
RPG 22 February 2005
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is a simple jRPG with a hack&slash combat system and a manga/anime environment. This is another part of the series with a rich history - its first part, Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished, was published in 1987. Ys: The Ark of Napishtim talks about the same hero as his predecessor, Adol Christin with red hair.
King’s Field: The Ancient City (PS2)
RPG 26 March 2002
In the Ancient City even monsters are afraid of evil, which as a result of the curse begins to exist here. What is worse, it does not intend to remain only in these ruins. The Ancient City is waiting for someone to explore its depths.
Eternal Ring (PS2)
RPG 01 February 2000
A young magician named Kain Morgan is sent by the king to an island from which no one has ever returned. Its task is to explore its secrets, defeat eight dragons and recover the magical ring.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 (PS2)
RPG 20 January 2004
The second installment of the side Baldur's Gate series, directed at the console. Unlike the original PC, the game represents the "action RPG" genre in the Diablo style. The production takes us back to the world of fantasy, where we play one of the available characters and perform tasks, fight monsters and gain powerful artifacts.
Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
RPG 19 February 2004
A Japanese Roleplaying game which is a direct continuation of the themes from Final Fantasy X. Thanks to it we can learn what happened to the characters of this production. The game has changed significantly compared to the previous edition. The fight took on a certain tactical character and the campaign gained in non-linearity.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (PS2)
RPG 15 September 2009
A sequel to the action RPG by Activision, set in the Marvel’s superhero universe. The game was initially released in 2009 and then remastered with PC and the 8th-generation consoles in mind. The plot of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 starts when the S.H.I.E.L.D. comes across traces of dangerous criminal activity. Mysterious creatures equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and advanced technology stand up to a team of superheroes that consists of Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Daredevil, among others. The player’s task is to discover who is behind the entire scheme. Mechanics-wise, the production does not deviate significantly from the solutions of its predecessor. The most important novelty is the fusion system that allows two different superheroes to use one special power. The game’s plot can also develop non-linearly, depending on the choices made during dialogues.
Suikoden V (PS2)
RPG 21 March 2006
Suikoden V is another part of the world-renowned series of RPG games. This position is the work of designers from the Konami studio, headed by the irreplaceable Junko Kawano.
Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)
RPG 07 March 2006
Shadow Hearts: From the New World is the third game in the series Shadow Hearts. This Japanese RPG was produced by Nautilus, also responsible for the two previous titles.