The 12 Best Classic Style JRPGs on Steam

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Romancing Saga 3

I'll be honest: I don't think Square Enix is the company it once was, at least in terms of RPGs. I don't expect it will ever return to those heady days of Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy Tactics, but thankfully, many of those old favorites are seeing re-releases and/or remasters.

Granted, some of those amazing games have received appallingly lazy ports over the years, but on the flip side, we're now seeing fantastic RPGs from the SNES-era that never made it to the U.S. Thanks to the digital revolution, entries like Romancing Saga 3 are officially available in English for the first time.

The level of freeform options available in Saga 3 is sort of staggering. You can approach any quest from any angle in pretty much any order. Of course, as a Saga game, you've got to realize there are some very obtuse, very archaic systems implemented here that will be a challenge for modern audiences. That being said, try it anyway! It's one of the best JRPGs on Steam right now. 

Published Jan. 6th 2020

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