When RPG Maker first came out, most people thought it was just a simple tool for people who wanted to learn how to make games on their own before moving on to more complicated software. As a result, the RPG Maker development tool is a lot more complicated than it looks. Most people are able to make great games that have lasted for a long time, though.
There are a lot of great games on this platform, from full-blown RPGs to linear adventure games that have great stories and characters. People put a lot of love and effort into their games on this platform. A look at fifteen of the best RPG Maker games ever made is in this post.
At least one game on this list is likely to be well-known to avid gamers.
1. Ara Fell
Ara Fell is a great game for people who want to play a classic RPG without any modern features that might be annoying to people who play it.
Ara Fell isn’t just a tribute to the RPGs of the past. The story and combat are both great in their own right, and the classic art style is the perfect cherry on top of a well-rounded package.
Skyborn is a great game for people who want to see the RPG genre evolve in a way that doesn’t require a lot of grinding or a lot of time managing your inventory.
In this list, this game isn’t the longest one. Most people finish it in about eight hours or so. But the quality of its combat and story make it a great game regardless.
3. Star Stealing Prince
Star Stealing Prince is a free, indie RPG Maker game that has a great art style, a great story, and fun combat. It’s a great game for anyone who likes RPG Maker games.
The snowy setting of this game makes for a tasty premise that will keep gamers interested until the end.
4. Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis
ALT A.I.L.A. Genesis is a side-scrolling RPG set in a world that has been changed by a virus. Though the game looks simple, it has a lot of interesting ideas, especially when it comes to fighting. The sprite work is also very good and will likely be a hit with fans of old 8 and 16-bit games.
Because most of the work was done by just one person, it’s hard to judge the game too harshly. Besides, none of these problems are even close to being enough to make the whole thing less fun, which is fun from start to finish.
5. Finding Paradise
Freebird Games has made a lot of great RPG maker games over the years. Finding Paradise is a sequel to the developer’s best game. Even though it doesn’t live up to the original, it’s still a great game with a story that would be better suited for a big-budget AAA title.
A beautiful piece of music just like the one from the game’s predecessor will help you feel the emotions in the story. The visuals are also very good, making the game look better than it did in the original version without going too far from the game’s art style.
6. Pokemon Uranium
Over the years, there have been a lot of Pokemon fan games and ROM hacks. Pokemon Uranium is one of the best of them all. Created with RPG Maker and a template from Poccil, the game is one of the biggest unofficial Pokemon games ever made. It’s also one of the most ambitious.
Also, the team behind the project made its own Pokemon-type, which had its own moves, as well as a new region and a lot of new Pokemon. Nuclear-type Pokemon aren’t all that easy to use due to their innate weaknesses, but they’re some of the coolest looking Pokemon in the game and contribute a lot to its fantastic story.
7. The Endless Empty
Most people think of RPG maker games when they think of games like Final Fantasy 6 and Chrono Trigger when they think of them. The Endless Empty shows that the engine can do a lot more than just look like classic RPGs. The game looks more like a cyriak video than a NES or SNES game.
If you recently died, you play as a spirit who is having a hard time coming to terms with being dead. The Endless Empty lets you play as this spirit. They’re then taken on a journey that’s both visually and audibly stimulating, as well as philosophically interesting. They learn about death and the afterlife in this way. It’s a great place to go because it gives you a unique experience that you won’t get anywhere else.
8. The Crooked Man
The Crooked Man is a 2D horror game made by an indie developer. It has a strong story and expertly leads players to its many different endings. When you look at it, it might not be very impressive. But the dark and foreboding environments made by the game’s developer really draw players into the game’s world and make for an exciting and scary adventure in the process!
When it comes to tone and narrative, none of the other games in Uri Games’ The Strange Man series can match the developer’s first game, which was called “The Strange Man.” However, the other games are worth looking into as well, especially because they’re all so cheap on Steam.
Like many games made with RPG Maker, Skyborn isn’t very long. What it doesn’t have in length, however, it more than makes up for with its overall value. The game’s story is very good and has a group of characters that are both likeable and interesting. Also, the soundtrack has a lot of different types of music, and the combat is easy to learn, but a little boring at times.
It’s the lack of grinding that makes the game unique, though. Players can fight as much or as little as they want on their way to the game’s end. Take on all the challenges in the game’s short story by going through all of its challenges in the battle arena. This can help fill out the game’s short story.