Japan’s Top 100 Video Games

Japan's Top 100 Video Games

Japan's Top 100 Video Games

The Japanese magazine. Famitsu Weekly, polled gamers on Japan’s favorite video games. They’ve gone through the best RPGs, fighting games, FPS shooters, and action games. All of these were top 20 lists of video game fans all over Japan and divided by genres.

Across the board, Japan remains very loyal to their locally made game properties. If you look at the lists there are very few games from America or any other countries that made the cut.

This final list is Japan’s top 100 video games from all genres.

  1. Final Fantasy X (2001)
  2. Final Fantasy VII (1997)
  3. Dragon Quest III (1988)
  4. Dragon Quest VIII (2004)
  5. Machi (1998)
  6. Final Fantasy III (1990)
  7. Tactics Ogre (1995)
  8. Final Fantasy III (1990)
  9. Dragon Quest VII (2000)
  10. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
  11. Dragon Quest V (1992)
  12. Far East of Eden II (1992)
  13. Sakura Wars (1996)
  14. Dragon Quest IV (1990)
  15. Final Fantasy V (1992)
  16. Xenogears (1998)
  17. Dragon Quest II (1987)
  18. Sakura Wars III (2002)
  19. Kingdom Hearts (2002)
  20. Street Fighter II (1992)
  21. Super Mario Bros (1985)
  22. Final Fantasy VIII (1999)
  23. Tokimeki Memorial (1999)
  24. Final Fantasy IX (2000)
  25. Final Fantasy VI (1994)
  26. Metal Gear Solid 3 (2004)
  27. Valkyrie Profile (1999)
  28. Chrono Trigger (1995)
  29. Kingdom Hearts II (2005)
  30. Dragon Quest (1986)
  31. Zelda 3 (1991)
  32. Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)
  33. Resident Evil (1996)
  34. Dragon Quest VI (1995)
  35. F-Zero (1990)
  36. Sakura Wars II (1998)
  37. Mother 2 (1994)
  38. Mother (1989)
  39. Virtua Fighter (1994)
  40. Dragon Quest 5 -PS2 remake (2004)
  41. Zelda Windwaker (2002)
  42. Metal Gear Solid 2 (2001)
  43. Animal Crossing (DS) 2005
  44. Tales of the Abyss (2005)
  45. Ogre Battle (1993)
  46. Legend of Zelda (1986)
  47. Virtua Fighter 2 (1995)
  48. Mysterious Dungeon 2 (1995)
  49. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
  50. Metal Gear Solid (1998)
  51. Pokemon Red and Green (1996)
  52. Ys 1 and 2 (1989)
  53. Romancing Saga (1992)
  54. Toke Meke Memorial (PC Engine 1994)
  55. Super Robot Taisen Alpha (2000)
  56. Resident Evil 2 (1998)
  57. Tales of Eternia (2000)
  58. Digital Devil Story Megami Tensei II (1990)
  59. Shin Megami Tensei (1992)
  60. Final Fantasy II (1988)
  61. Super Mario World (1990)
  62. To Heart II (2004)
  63. Final Fantasy (1987)
  64. Puyo Puyo (1992)
  65. Family Stadium Pro Baseball (1986)
  66. Wizardry (1987)
  67. Hokkaido Murder Mystery (1987)
  68. Fire Emblem (1994)
  69. Super Mario Kart (1992)
  70. Dynasty Warriors 4 (2003)
  71. Monster Hunter (2004)
  72. Best Play Pro Baseball (1988)
  73. Grandia (1997)
  74. Resident Evil 4 (2005)
  75. Gran Turismo 4 (2004)
  76. GTA: Vice City (2004)
  77. Super Monaco GP (1990)
  78. Torneko Mysterious Dungeon (1993)
  79. Tales of Destiny (1997)
  80. Street Fighter II Turbo (1993)
  81. Dynasty Warriors III (2001)
  82. Final Fight (1990)
  83. Monster Hunter Portable (2005)
  84. Final Fantasy Tactics (1997)
  85. Monster Hunter G (2005)
  86. Mysterious Dungeon 2 (2000)
  87. Kung Fu (1985)
  88. Toke Meke Memorial (Saturn) (1996)
  89. Tales of Destiny II (2002)
  90. Kamaitachi No Yoru (1994)
  91. Sakura Wars IV (2002)
  92. Tales of Rebirth (2004)
  93. Sim City (1991)
  94. Saga 2 (1990)
  95. Pro Baseball Family Stadium 87
  96. Tetris (Gameboy) (1989)
  97. Secret of Mana (1993)
  98. Gradius (1986)
  99. Super Mario Bros III (1988)
  100. Resident Evil 4  (2005)

The most telling thing about this big list is how clearly Japan loves the RPG, and sequels have a big advantage in the industry. Another interesting fact from all of this research is that apparently Japan favors the older consoles. The original Playstation and Playstation 2 really dominate this list over any of the newer consoles available out there.


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