David Lloyd
Famitsu Readers Have Chosen the Top-20 RPGs of the Past 20 Years
Clearly not enough Famitsu readers have played Final Fantasy VIII.
04.24.19 - 10:11 PM

This week's issue of Famitsu unveiled the results of a reader poll asking which RPG is the greatest of the Heisei period (Jan 1st, 1989 - May 1st, 2019). Below is the ranked list, as well as our corresponding review to get reacquainted with each title.

1: Chrono Trigger

2: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

3: NieR: Automata

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4: Final Fantasy VII

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5: Okami

6: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

7: Final Fantasy X

8: Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow

9: Dragon Quest V

10: Xenogears

11: Vainglory
12: Suikoden II

13: Mother 2 (Earthbound)

14: Splatoon 2
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15: Tactics Ogre

16: Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Monster Hunter Freedom Unite)
17: Kingdom Hearts
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18: (tie) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
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19: Final Fantasy XI

20: Pokémon Diamond & Pearl

Most of the list is what you would expect: however, a few surprises are sprinkled in. The poll had 7,158 participants and it's clear a few decided to have a little fun with it.