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A role-playing game or traditionally called rpg games, are those games in which the player controls the actions of a character within a fairly detailed virtual world, where the character grows by increasing levels or learning new skills or trades; As the history of the game progresses, after the success of large copies of this genre such as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy the popularity of games of this genre increased in the 90s a decade in which advances in technology allowed the development of many innovative rpg games that marked the story, born popular video games like Secret of Mana and Diablo.

Similarly, the advent of the Internet, many multiplayer games have grown to become famous online mass role-playing games, for example, Lineage, "World of Warcraft", Final Fantasy XI or Ragnarok Online. Here are the top 5 RPG games of the 90s:

Chrono Trigger


Developed and published by Square for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It is the first of the titles that make up the Chrono saga. It was first released on March 11, 1995 in Japan and on August 22, 1995 in the United States.

At the time of its launch, several aspects of Chrono Trigger were seen as revolutionaries including these multiple endings, secondary adventures related to the plot that focused on the development of the characters, a unique battle system, and very detailed graphics, these characteristics They make Chrono Trigger considered the best RPG game of the decade.

The game's story centers on a group of young adventurers who were accidentally transported through time and discovered that the world was going to be destroyed in the distant future. Swearing to prevent this disaster, they travel through different eras to discover how to save the planet.

Final Fantasy VI


Developed and published by Squaresoft in 1994 for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). game that is part of the famous saga of this genre Final Fantasy. In the first release in America, the game was titled Final Fantasy III, although this title was later corrected and replaced by the original title for later editions.

It is considered an unprecedented milestone within the saga and the RPG genre. With more options in the battles than its predecessors and the longest cast of playable characters in the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy VI begins with the "War of the Magi", in which humans and espers, creatures that possessed magical powers, clashed., The story is based on a group, called The Replicators, which fights against the tyranny of the Empire, a Bonapartian-inspired militarist regime ruled despotically by Emperor Gestahl.

Planescape: Torment


Developed for Windows by Black Isle Studios and published in 1999 by Interplay Entertainment. Planescape: Torment emphasizes dialogues and plot plot rather than combat. This time we bring a PC game where the story of the game begins in La Colmena, where the protagonist (an immortal full of scars known as The Nameless One, wakes up in the Mortuary without any memory of who he is or his experiences. Assuming the role of The Nameless, players embark on a quest to solve the mysteries that surround him. According to game designer Scott Warner, approximately 400,000 copies of Planescape: Torment were sold, and he received great praise.

Phantasy Star IV


Published by Sega for Mega Drive in Japan in December 1993. In 1995, it came out in North America and Europe. This time we find a game for Sega Mega Drive. It is the fourth installment in the Phantasy Star series and the last in the Algol star system series. Its history occurs between the events of Phantasy Star II and Phantasy Star III, both with 1000 years of difference each.

Final Fantasy Tactics


Usually abbreviated FFT, it is a tactical role video game developed and published by Square Co., Ltd. for the PlayStation video game console, of the company Sony, Released on June 20, 1997 (Japan); and later on January 28, 1998 (America).

The game is a variation of the current Square Enix saga, Final Fantasy, and is aimed at a special type of players, those inclined to strategy. Final Fantasy Tactics takes place in the fictional kingdom called Ivalice, during a period of wars in which the protagonist, a young man of noble blood named Ramza Beoulve, is involved in a world of political intrigues, religious lies and betrayals.

The game combines thematic elements of other editions of Final Fantasy with a game and battle system never seen before in the saga. In contrast to many 32-bit games, FFT is developed in an isometric three-dimensional rotational environment, with bitmap figures representing the characters, scenes and landscapes, this being one of the characteristics that makes it stand out compared to others.