Best Namco Tales Games

What is your top favorite mothership title. This does not include the escort titles or Tales of the World.

The Top Ten

1 Tales of Symphonia

This is by far the best "Tales of" I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. This game has all qualities that make this not only a classic, but a monumental achievement in RPG history. Although I may be bias, for I have played this game since I was young, I have never failed to discover more reasons to love it as the years go by. Character development that forces you to love them, story line that is awe-inspiring and in depth, and loads of side quests and little Easter eggs to keep you entertained. The story line and relationships in the game changes with the choices you make. There are so many other characteristics of this game I could ramble on about, but the short version of it is simply this: This game is a must have for those who love timeless stories and not fancy graphics that look good just because its in new wrapping paper.


Best Tales Of!

My favorite so far and it introduce me to the tales of series so its really special to me plus I think Scott Menville did an amazing job on Llyod

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2 Tales of the Abyss

I got the 3DS version of this for my birthday this year. I should maybe start playing it. - PerfectImpulseX

Shamoom-ba-loom I love this game, best tales games after symphonia. It's because of the town's and battles I vote this too shelf

This is by far one of the best RPGs I have ever played. It has everything: well-developed characters, and interesting storyline, excellent battle engine, a huge map (that's an important one for me: a realistic world size), and more. This game really got me involved with the story. I laughed along with the hilarious antics of the cast, I cried during the more emotional scenes, and I was even torn between loving and hating lots of characters throughout the game. I feel like other Tales of games simply don't match up to this one. The only complaint I have is that what you're supposed to do or where you're supposed to go can be confusing sometimes, but that's part of the game I suppose. Also: if you play this one, please play the 3ds reboot. It has improved graphics, a lot less glitches, faster loading times, and I think it even has full voice acting. Please please play this game! You will love it.

I wish there is another series of this game :(

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3 Tales of Vesperia

A Tales Of that does not stand out in anything, but that is complete in everything.

Best in the series. Play the Definitive Edition when it comes out!

This Tales game simply made me say wow. This is my favorite for many reasons. For one, it has one of my favorite cast of characters in any video game. Also the music is phenomenal. There battle system is fast and it rocks. Each dungeon is creative in their own special way. The story was fantastic. It explained everything, there were epic moments, and moments that almost made me cry. I never expected one major thing in this game. Also you can experience the magic with your friends just like every Tales game, but when you played this one, it felt different. That epic moment when you beat a super tough Giganto Monster or when you beat a major boss was so satisfying. Also every time you think the game's going to end, it keeps on getting better. This is and always will be my favorite Tales game of all time.

Story: Easily my favorite story of any RPG, let alone any game, enjoyable characters, enjoyable plot twists, tearjerk moments and a great moral at the end.

Gameplay: Simple yet fun, when we got Burst and Altered arts as well as critical finishes, it got up a little bit more complex and fast-paced. And the weapons are quite big in number and character that gameplay wise have flaws and good things that balance them out

Graphics: Models are great with the exception of the month models. They feel... Weird. Environments look great and the World map is MASSIVE and I love massive overworlds.

Music: I love it I love it just fantastic, my favorites being the opening, first battle theme, Alexei boss battle theme and 2nd Overworld music and the 3 final boss themes

Overall: I've only played this Tales game but I highly enjoyed. Fantastic story and music, great gamelay and graphics and overall a great presentation, making this one of my favorite games made (Top15-10)

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4 Tales of Xillia


While it may not seem like an authentic reason, I choose this game solely because of her.

I like the fact that you can choose two different perspective from the very beginning of the game.

It has great drama scenes, twists, and reactions to death scenes.

An amazing cast from top to bottom, and excellent overall voice acting make the story quite enjoyable, and smooth, well-paced combat really make this special.

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5 Tales of Graces

Being this is the first "tales of" game I ever played and fell in love with the series. I have every ps3. ps4. and psvita "tales of" game that came to the USA

This is the best game in the universe I love it to death I play every day I never get tired of it I laughed at funny parts got shocked at surprising parts had fun in battles it is my happiness I can never love any other video game better TALES OF GRACES FOREVER I even want to ask Namco to make another tales of graces and a tales of graces anime I want to ask them so bad got to go play tales of graces now bye

Honestly it was kind of boring. The premise of the story is you find an alien girl who doesn't know who she is. Your best friend turns evil (for absolutely no reason) and you try to stop him. The story is okay but the character development is non-existent. The game looks nice, though, and the battle system was kind of fun.

Great gameplay lovely story and funny characters

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6 Tales of Phantasia

Tales of Phantasia had a classic story. The music was amazing and the game was just great overall. The replay value was excellent and the bosses were quite a challenge. It is an amazing classic with endless fun and tons of side quests.

First Tales game, easily best Tales game.

Yes, this game was amazing. Even the bad port (gba) was quite nice.

The original was the best. - NuMetalManiak

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7 Tales of Destiny

I love this game because of a number of reasons. First off, the characters, the whole team and "the swords" have a lot of personality and diversity resulting in a fantastic group dynamic with seriously funny and charming dialogue. Secondly, the intro, and the pace of the story. Starting with Stan, as a stowaway trying to escape the ship, waking up paperless in an foreign land. From there there is always something that makes you keep going. I stopped playing "Tales" series after Tales of Symphonia. It was so mundane in comparison

This one is incredibly nostalgic for me. This started it all for me. Also, DEEN is probably my favorite band and they did the title track


8 Tales of Eternia

Tales of Eternia is my favourite game of all time. I love its story, its characters (except Reid), its world and its gameplay to bits. It upsets me to see this so low, and to see it as one of the lesser popular Tales games when it truly is outstanding. - Meredy

My favorite video game of all time. This game made me fall in love with JRPGs and sparked a gaming addiction which is nearly 20 years strong and still going. I hear so many people complain about the graphics, game play, etc... But you have to think, it's nearly 20 years old and it's not fair to judge it by today's visual standards. It has a solid and deep story line, rich characters, and authentic character development and relationships.

I've played a few of the earlier "Tales of" games but I think that this is the one to beat them all. I'll most definitely have to look at the newer releases but the characters, the animations, the music - it was all so beautiful.

For any tales of game on the PS1, this one demolishes it. Yes due to the fact that it was release really late on the PS1 the Storyline and gameplay is so wonderful.

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9 Tales of Legendia

Extremely underrated game. I'd place this above Symphonia. It covers everything from love (pretty much every character is in love with the main character), friendship, family, human-pet relationships, parenting.. It's also extremely funny and my favorite cast of any Tales game. You get to delve deep into each character, as they all have sections of the game heavily focused on them. All are amazing, especially Chloe and Norma.

Honestly, Symphonia was my LEAST favorite. Legendia was highly addictive. A perfect length and an addicting battle system.

Simply put: best storyline of any tales game I have played as well as the best character evolution.

I played two times. Really good game!

10 Tales of Berseria

Amazing story starts off a little slow but when the real fun starts you keep wanting more and more, the characters grow troughout the story simply amazing piece of work.

By far my favorite in the series now. The characters are extremely entertaining, and many of them are also very deep, with very involving character development. I also really enjoy how it took a lot of fantasy conventions and turned them on their head. The legendary hero is actually the villain, and a party of rogues, pirates and demons have to stop him before he can remove all of humanity's free will in his quest to save it from itself. There were many times when I laughed out loud at the banter between the characters, and there are some very heart-wrenching and emotional scenes that I just haven't seen in other Tales games. Velvet is officially my all-time favorite Tales character.

Velvet is the bae.

The 8-line comment that's currently at the top is actually a perfect explanation of why I am completely & totally obsessed with this game. It's fun to play & just as fun to watch someone else play! The obsession is real, people!

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The Contenders

11 Tales of Zestiria

I heard all the crap about it and honestly, I took it for it's own game and I'm really enjoying it! The characters are fun and I'm happy to see female characters not designated to the role of 'romantic interest' for the main!

A magnificent game and a step forward for the series, with a well written story and engaging characters, the best combat in the series, amazing presentation values, it's everything I could hope for from the series. My favorite Tales game, and my favorite game.

Personally my number one game for tales! I love the character dynamics and plot!

2nd tales game for me and it's already one of my favorite games, really love everything about this game

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12 Tales of Xillia 2

An interesting, darker story, and some amazing character interactions and personal choices, along with more refined combat make this a must buy for a Tales fan in my opinion.

The story is just so good it made me cry. I love the characters and the gameplay is fantastic!

Fantastic story that left me in tears because how it ends (actually it has 3 endings) and great battle system, which is not as good as Graces f's but is really fast paced and offers a lot of different combinations thanks to the linking mechanic. Ludger is one of my favourite characters ever, and the rest of the team brings back some memories of Tales of Xillia.

Its just the bees knees

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13 Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Although all say bad things about it, is one of my favorites!

This game is boss. The fights are epic

I don't know I just really love this game! I love Emil's personality (s). I love how the other symphonia cast, came into the game! Its just amazing! The story didn't bore me at all!

Marta is the best

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14 Tales of Destiny 2

Great sequel for Tales of Destiny. This game make me fall in love with tales games.

15 Tales of Rebirth
16 Tales of Innocence

I like the characters, the skits and the battle system. I also like the guild quest system. The dungeons was bleh though, since it just an endless walk through a massive confusing place. It was a bit painful for someone like me who couldn't remember road, and there aren't even a single switch, hidden room or mechanism to make it interesting. The story is simple and straightforward, not so great, but I guess it suit my taste. I only played the DS version.

I like the intro

17 Tales of Hearts

I think tales of hearts r is sweet

Its very good, better than others like innonce or rebirth

18 Tales of Pancake Mix

This should be #1 in the list, it's my favorite Tales game and I play it every morning. Opening the box for the first time, before I even played the game I could tell it had all the ingredients to be amazing.

This game will give you everything you need to get you through your day. It may take some work, but when you are through you will feel full and satisfied.

I can't feel my face when I'm with this game, but I like it.


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19 Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2

I play both tales of the world nariki dungeon 2 and 3 and so far I mostly enjoy 2. Tales of the world let you control the past tales characters and even make them as your primary character by tailoring their dress for you to able to control them. The story is not as good as other tales games but if you like to control other characters in other tales games you should play this one. I am currently playing tales of the world radiant mythology 3. This game has the same aspect as nariki dungeon and very nice to play.

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