Top 10 Strategy RPG Games

BimmyJim
These are the top 10 Strategy or Tactical RPG Games (ex: Zelda is not a strategy RPG).

The Top Ten

1 Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

This is NOT a strategy RPG, it has an active-time battle system, but is not a full-blown strategy game. Final Fantasy Tactics is more of a strategy RPG. - NuMetalManiak

Agreed by most that this is the best and most classic console RPG of all time. - BimmyJim

0% tactical

Take one of the romanic ones out and I agree.

2 Fire Emblem VII: Blazing Sword (GBA)

Fire Emblem, released in Japan as Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken (ファイアーエムブレム 烈火の剣) is a tactical role-playing game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The game was released on April 25, 2003 in Japan, November 3, 2003 in North America, February 20, 2004 in Australia, and July 16, 2004 in Europe.

It is the seventh game of the Fire Emblem series, the second in the series to be released for the Game Boy Advance and the first to be released in either North America or Europe. It is the prequel to Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi, taking place twenty years before, and was the highest rated Fire Emblem game on Game Rankings with an 88.3% rating until the release of Fire Emblem Awakening a decade later.
-Wikipedia - BimmyJim

3 Shining Force II (Sega Genesis)

Shining Force II (シャイニング・フォースII 古えの封印), is a tactical role-playing game for the Mega Drive/Genesis console developed by Sonic! Software Planning in 1994. The storyline is not directly connected to the original Shining Force, although a Game Gear title Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict links the two games' plots.

The game is much longer than the first, and more free-roaming. There is no chapter system, so the player can return to previously visited parts of the world. There are also two different ways of promoting many characters.
-Wikipedia - BimmyJim

4 Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)

This is an awesome game that has the greatest storyline and twists.
I really don't see why people haven't heard of this.
The job system in this game is by far the best I have ever seen

Final Fantasy Tactics (ファイナルファンタジータクティクス) is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation video game console. It is the first game of the Final Fantasy Tactics series and was released in Japan in June 1997 and in the United States in January 1998. The game combines thematic elements of the Final Fantasy video game series with a game engine and battle system unlike those previously seen in the franchise. In contrast to other 32-bit era Final Fantasy titles, Final Fantasy Tactics uses a 3D, isometric, rotatable playing field, with bitmap sprite characters.

Final Fantasy Tactics is set in a fictional medieval-inspired kingdom called Ivalice created by Yasumi Matsuno. The game's story follows Ramza Beoulve, a highborn cadet who finds himself thrust into the middle of an intricate military conflict known as The Lion War, where two opposing noble factions are coveting the throne of the ...more - BimmyJim

5 Phantasy Star IV (Sega Genesis)

Phantasy Star IV, released in Japan as Phantasy Star: The end of the millenium (ファンタシースター 千''の終りに? ), is a role-playing video game released for the Mega Drive in Japan in 1993 and Europe and North America in 1995. It is the fourth and final game in the original Phantasy Star series, concluding the story of the Algol Star System. The game was also made available on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan on June 24, 2008, in the PAL regions on November 14, 2008, and in North America on December 22, 2008, for the price of 800 Wii Points. Phantasy Star IV is also part of the Sega Genesis Collection on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable and on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Phantasy Star IV kept many of the gameplay elements of the previous game, including turn-based battles, overhead exploration, and magic spells. This game is seen as the last of the original Phantasy Star series of games, closing the Algol ...more - BimmyJim

6 Pokemon Red & Blue & Yellow [Gen1] (Gameboy)

This defined a new era of RPGs.
Going with it.

7 Fire Emblem: Awakening
8 Bahamut Lagoon (Super Famicom)
9 The Legend of Dragoon (PS1)

The Legend of Dragoon is a role-playing video game developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. It was released in Japan on December 2, 1999, in North America on June 11, 2000, and on January 19, 2001 in Europe. - BimmyJim

10 Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced 2 - Grimoire of the Rift (Nintendo DS)

The Contenders

11 Langrisser II
12 Lunar: The Silver Star (Sega Saturn)

Lunar: The Silver Star (ルナ ザ・シルバースター) is a role-playing video game developed by Game Arts and Studio Alex for the Mega-CD console. Originally released in Japan on June 16, 1992 to critical acclaim, the game was translated and released in English by Working Designs the following year. Designed as a "different kind of RPG", Lunar: The Silver Star made use of the up-and-coming disc format by featuring CD-quality audio, video playback, and voice acting to narrate a fantasy story set in a magical world. As the number one selling Sega CD title in Japan, the game sold nearly as many copies as the system itself, and remains the second highest-selling Mega-CD title of all time. The first game in the Lunar series, it set the standard for other follow-up titles, and was followed by a direct sequel, Lunar: Eternal Blue in 1994.

The game centers on the exploits of Alex, a young boy from a small town who dreams of one day becoming a great hero like his idol, ...more - BimmyJim

13 Xenogears - PlayStation
14 Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GameCube)
15 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
16 Undertale
17 Gunlok (PC)
18 Final Fantasy Vi
19 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
20 Advance Wars
21 Fire Emblem
22 XenoBlade Chronicles
23 Xenosaga - PlayStation 2
24 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
25 Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance

Hundreds of hours of gameplay if you are willing to 100% it.

BUY IT

26 Pokemon Emerald
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Top Remixes

1. Langrisser II
2. Xenogears - PlayStation
3. Lunar: The Silver Star (Sega Saturn)
StealthRUSH
1. Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)
2. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
3. Fire Emblem VII: Blazing Sword (GBA)
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1. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
2. Fire Emblem VII: Blazing Sword (GBA)
3. Shining Force II (Sega Genesis)
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