Most Underrated JRPGs of All Time

Some JRPGs, like Pokémon or Final Fantasy are known around the entire world! Others are pretty unknown, these are some of them!

The Top Ten

1 Skies Of Arcadia
2 Valkyrie Profile
3 Tales of the Abyss

This game is absolutely amazing! It had the best character development in any game I've ever played!

4 Tales of Xillia
5 Ultima III: Exodus
6 Persona 5

Go Persona!


7 Grandia
8 Xenogears
9 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
10 Hybrid Heaven

The Contenders

11 Evolution Worlds
12 Vagrant Story
13 Tales of Vesperia
14 Enchanted Arms
15 Panzer Dragoon Saga
16 Shadow Hearts: Covenant
17 Xenoblade Chronicles
18 Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
19 Earthbound

I don't feel like this game gets enough love. The battle system is unique and easy to use, and the battles don't get boring. - Dawscr

20 Drakengard
21 Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time

Why do people hate this movie so much

So underrated

22 Eternal Sonata

I personally think that this is the most underrated JRPG of all time. The graphics, art, characters, battle system, and story are great. The soundtrack is easily the best part about the game.

23 Phantasy Star Online
24 Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution
25 Undertale

Sorry, but Undetale isn't a JRPG. JRPG means Japanese Role-Playing Game. Undertale is American. - Dawscr

26 Live A Live

This game is really fun. Going through time lines. The checker styles battle system is very interesting. I wish this was localized officially.

27 Rudra no Hihou
28 Treasure Hunter G
29 Romancing SaGa
30 Seiken Densetsu 3
31 Chrono Trigger

Best Jrpg of all time. You cannot overappreciate this game.

32 Drakengard 3
33 I Am Setsuna

To everyone saying "Oh this game is alright but not bad" I think this game needs more praise than it has. It's an amazing game and my very first JRPG I've played. I am playing it on Switch and no matter on which platform you play it it's an amazing game with a lot of common things with Chrono Trigger. When I finish this game I might play Chrono Trigger, I've heard a lot of good things about this game.
I've never been a big fan of JRPGs (Except Pokemon, if you count it as a JRPG) but this game is really good. - MaxPap

34 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Not only one of the most underrated games but also one of the best JRPGs to date.The series never got the praise it deserved and its late release in the west might be the cause of that.Great music,great story,great characters,great world,interesting battlesystem,it had all the elements of a great JRPG.In terms of story,this game is simply the best in my opinion.
If you give it a try,which you absolutely should,you will not be disappointed.

35 The World Ends With You
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