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PlayStation 2 RPG of the Year - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Despite the prowess and the promise of the current generation of consoles, Sony's venerable PlayStation 2 is still the place to be for RPGs. 2008 saw the likes of Mana Khemia- The Alchemists of Al-Revis, Persona 3: FES, and our winner Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. Persona 3 was a masterpiece among console RPGs and Persona 4 enhanced what made Persona 3 great while also smoothing out its flaws. The result was an RPG as refreshing as Persona 3 but with a more involved storyline, smoother gameplay and a modern-day rural Japan setting unique to the entire Shin Megami Tensei series and RPGs as a whole. The unique visual design, the fun gameplay, the modern music, and the often bizarre storyline made for an RPG experience just as memorable, if not more memorable, as Persona 3.

Runner-up: Persona 3: FES
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