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Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
RMN's (New) Favorite RM Games of All Time List (2016 Edition)

What Is This?
List your Top 10 Favorite RPG Maker games and I will aggregate the scores and add them to this list.

In 2014, I created a topic called THE TOP RM GAMES OF ALL TIME. This went successfully, but after a while I realized that a lot of newer games were being neglected from the list, because many had already placed their chips in as to which they liked, before new ones came along. In short, the aim was to collate a list of the greatest RPG Maker games of all-time... but everyone has different opinions. The question has been asked before, but I want to be able to create a shared list aggregated by everyone's collected views. Plus, there have been many excellent games released since that thread was active, so I have decided to create a new one to attempt to fill that gap.

How it works
  • You are to post your Top 10 RPG Maker Games (in your opinion) as a comment in this thread, or as many as you can think of.
  • They must be in order of greatness, otherwise I will just assume you listed them in order of greatness.
  • Games on your list must be made using any engine made by Enterbrain. The list does not include games made in Wolf Editor, Unity, Game Maker, or other engines made by third parties just because the list might grow very broad, very quickly.
  • Free and commercial games are both allowed.
  • Episodic games will be judged on a case-by-case basis whether they should be grouped together or not. It will usually be judged by factors such as the length of each episode, and how they are packaged as a whole.
  • Votes for your own game won't be counted lol

When users post their top 10 lists, I will use their lists and edit this top post to include the globalized list of all the most highly ranked games. The games will be ranked according to a simple scoring system, which I will explain below.

Scoring system
Each Top 10 list posted in this thread contains 10 entries, which are in order from #1 (the best in the list), to #10 (the worst in the list). The points awarded to the game for the ranking in each persons' list are as follows:

  • 1st place -- 10 points
  • 2nd place -- 9pts
  • 3rd place -- 8pts
  • ...
  • 10th place -- 1pts

These points will be added to each respective game's total, and the globalized Top RM Games of All Time List will be sorted in order of points the games have earned, from highest to lowest.

RMN's Favorite RM Games of All Time List

1To the MoonXPFreebird Games201146
2The Way2kLunCasari200645
3Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis2k3Neok201142
4Oneshot2k3mathew, Nightmargin201441
5Luxaren AllureVXAunity201540
6=Exit FateXPSCF200938
8Space Funeral2k3catmitts201035
9Hero's Realm2k3kentona200934
10=Last ScenarioXPSCF200733
10=A Blurred Line2kLys86200033
12Free SpiritsVXAPentagonBuddy, emmych201531
13Yume Nikki2k3Kikiyama200430
14Dhux's Scar2kErilex200929
15=Remnants of IsolationVXARed_Nova, unity, Sooz201428
15=Star Stealing PrinceVXDiedrupo, Ronove201228
17Three the Hard Way2kiishenron200326
18OFF2k3Mortis Ghost200722
19=Corinne Cross's Dead & BreakfastVXAbadchalk201519
19=Nocturne: RebirthXPCogwheel200919
19=Sunset Over Imdahl2kTeo Mathlein200519
22=Leo & Leah2k3Strangeluv201118
22=Helen's Mysterious Castle2kSatsu201218
24=I Miss the SunriseXPDeltree201217
24=Paradise Blue2k3Ocean200917
27=Brave Hero YuushaVXASgtMettool201516
27=Wine & RosesVXACraze201216
29=Last Minute GiftVXAunity201415
29=Suzy and freedom2k3calunio201315
31=Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer2k3calunio201014
31=Hellion2k3kentona, Ephiam200914
31=Forever's End2k3NicoBOngoing14
34=Kinetic Cipher (Again)2k3The Real BrickroadCancelled12
34=Romancing Walker2kFlare200112
34=Sunken SpireVXAIndra,Fomar0153,MakioKuta,Racheal201412
38=Ara Fell2k3BadLuck201611
38=Demon Legacy2k3Nightblade200811
38=Weird and Unfortunate Things are HappeningVXAunityOngoing11
38=Stray Cat CrossingVXAjurlo, jetpackgoneOngoing11
42=Angels of Exodus2k3Illustrious200010
42=Crystalis: Sonata of the Far-Away Sky2k3AveeOngoing10
42=Devil Hunter 2: Seeker of Power2k3Ski200410
42=Halloween BashVXARacheal, MakioKuta201310
42=Master of the WindXPArtbane, Volrath201110
42=Seraphic Blue2kTempura200410
42=Soul SunderVXARed_Nova201410
42=Spirit in the Mirror2kMirroredSpiritOngoing10
42=The Book of True WillXPNeverSilent201410
42=The Sword and the Fish2kScumdrop200610
42=Chrono Trigger 22k3?200810
54=Last WordXPMerlandese20149
54=Notes on the Etgoesian Crisis: Plus2k3Eike20139
54=Pandora's PresentVXAByah20159
54=Phantom Legacy (Redux)2k3Nighblade20139
54=Prayer of the FaithlessVXARed_NovaOngoing9
54=The Amber ThroneVXmissile20159
54=The Heart Pumps ClayVXAHousekeeping20149
54=Memories of Mana?Atelier RGSS20109
54=Touhou - Wandering SoulsVXEstheone20139
54=LiEat 2VXAMiwashiba20149
64=Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle2k3Saint Bomber20108
64=Halloween FlopVXARacheal, MakioKuta20138
64=Legion Saga Series2kKamau20018
64=Love and War: Act I2kAdmiral Styles20128
64=Revenant Gods - Ragnarok ChronicleXPLuZi, Neoz Kaho, BoNAlliance, Tasuku13Ongoing8
64=X-NoirVXAArtbane, Volrath20158
64=The Sacred Tears TRUEVXAAlphaNuts20148
74=Clouded Heart2kkarlmh20067
74=Legend of Shenja - Genesis Innocens2k3Sky Render20087
74=Oh! Ko!VXAGeoff Moore20147
74=Quintessence: The Blighted VenomXPReivesOngoing7
74=Set DiscrepancyXPGibmakerHiatus7
74=Sorceress Quest2knetwarriorOngoing7
74=Starless Umbra2k3dragonheartmanOngoing7
74=The ReconstructionXPDeltree20097
74=Visions & VoicesVXCraze, Karsuman20097
74=I'm Scared of Girls2k3CARRIONBLUE20117
74=Pokemon: Insurgence???7
87=cat game2k3halcy20136
87=Super Mario RPG: The Seven Sages2k3udivision20106
87=The LogomancerVXAEdoAnimus20136
87=Whisper of a RoseXPRosePortal Games20146
87=Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy2k3UPRC20126
87=Kindred Saga2k/2k3??6
87=Subterranean StarfieldVXAArcheia_Nessiah, Rhyme20156
87=Happy BirthdayVXATearsOfNightfall20126
96=Dragon Fantasy2kEphiam20105
96=Epic Elf (2013)2kspirit_young20125
96=Eternal EdenVXBlossomsoft20085
96=Heresies of DiscordVXAAegix_Drakan20155
96=Mogeko Castle2kMogeko20125
96=Razed are the PowerfulVXAGourd_Clae, Minnow20145
96=The Astonishing Captain SkullAGScatmitts20105
96=Jay's Journey2kHeroicJay20025
96=Rose Chronicles2k3Legacy001?5
96=The Witch's HouseVXFummy?5
107=A Butterfly's Song?Natrius20034
107=Cope Island (IGMC Version)VXAzDS20144
107=Do You Remember My LullabyXPReives20094
107=Dreaming MaryVXaccha20144
107=Homework SalesmanVXADiedrupo, Ronove20134
107=Legend of Heroen2kSoeufans20124
107=Perspective: Extended EditionVXAoutcry312, Seiromem20144
107=The DropVXADeltree20134
107=Think Outside the BoxVXPokemaniac20134
107=Until My Finest Hour???4
107=Standstill Girl2kSky Scraper Project?4
120=Aurora Wing2kDfalcon20073
120=Chrono Alter2k3Lance VII20103
120=Labyrinthine DreamsVXAArtbane, Volrath20133
120=Lost Legacy2k3MayorAnime20093
120=Speak No Evil2k3LouisCyphre20093
120=The Age of DeliveranceVXAextravaluemenu20143
120=Touhou Mother2kS20093
120=Vampires Dawn - Reign of Blood2kDaniNineTeenEightyFive20023
120=Obelisk: DevilkillerVXACraze20123
131=A Bird StoryXPFreebird Games20142
131=Cyber Factor2k3Leric20042
131=Finding EdenXPSailerius, HireiOngoing2
131=Iron Gaia series2kMax McGee20042
131=Lands of Lunori2k3JennaCancelled2
131=Legend of the Philosopher's Stone2k3xxNemesis29xx, Litearc20082
131=Okiku, Star ApprenticeVXAMarrend20142
131=Resonate ~call out my angel~VXAJosephSeraph20152
131=The God of Crawling EyesVXHousekeeping20132
131=Wilfred, the Hero2k3maladroithimOngoing2
131=NigSek: A Monster's Tail2kSovanJedi20072
131=Always Sometimes MonstersVXAVagabond Dog20142
144=Backstage2k3Mac McGee20051
144=Fleuret Blanc.XPMerlandese20121
144=Legendary Legend2k3Sibhod20081
144=Legion Saga2kKamau20011
144=Reality Breakdown2kkamain?1
144=The Book of Three2kLys8620071
144=Cosplay CrisisXPPuddor20111
144=Legionwood 2: Rise of the Eternal's RealmVXADark Gaia20141

Latest user list included: DaniMally 07/25/2016 11:21 PM
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
Just for posterity, here is my list of top 10 fave games in descending order:

1. Wither
2. Suzy and freedom
3. Soul Sunder
4. Remnants of Isolation
5. Corinne Cross's Dead & Breakfast
6. Last Minute Gift
7. Perspective: Extended Edition
8. Last Word
9. To the Moon
10. Ib
1. Angels of Exodus
2. The Way
3. Kinetic Cipher
4. Space Funeral
5. Three The Hard Way
6. A Blurred Line
7. A Butterfly’s Song
8. Dhux's Scar
9. Cyber Factor
10. Legion Saga

My list hasn't changed.
The TM is for Totally Magical.
Me in the other thread
Luxaren Allure
Notes on the Etgoesian Crisis
C. O. A. T. S.
Remnants of Isolation
Hero's Realm
Epic Elf (all of them)
Free Spirits
Ara Fell
Weird and Unfortunate Things are Happening
Prayer of the Faithless

Honorable mentions:
Myriad Cypher
Ruin Frontier
Chase for Divinity
So, to post my revised Top 10 that I regard as the very best (hard to rank them actually, but I'll give it a try):

1) Seraphic Blue*
2) Nocturne: Rebirth*
3) Romancing Walker
4) Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis
5) Last Scenario
6) Exit Fate
7) Dhux's Scar
8) Demon Legacy
9) Helen's Mysterious Castle
10 The Way

Honorable mentions:
- Luxaren Allure
- Hat World (a Japanese RPG Maker VX game)
- Hero's Realm
- Three the Hard Way

*I didn't create these games. I only translated them, and I certainly feel they are great games. No bias here :)

P.S. I may most likely put in Ara Fell to replace one of the Top 10 games once I get to play through it (I enjoyed the original, but since the current version is very different from the original, I can't possibly put it in the Top 10 until I've finished playing it).
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
Cool. I've updated the list.

Latest user list included: eplipswich 06/08/2016 01:01 AM
I tried to think of all the RM games I like and could only think of just 10. It's a bit weird of a list because I haven't played many of the old legendary titles (i.e. ABL or Hero's Realm), but if I can change the list later anyway then what the hell!

1. To the Moon
2. Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer
3. Free Spirits
4. Oh! Ko!
5. cat game
6. Oneshot
7. Think Outside the Box
8. The Age of Deliverance
9. The God of Crawling Eyes
10. The Book of True Will
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
The fact that games I've had anything to do with is on this list is incredible and humbling. Thanks so much!

Anyway, my list ranked starting from most favorite:

1) Luxaren Allure
2) The Book of True Will
4) IB
5) Corrine Cross' Dead and Breakfast
6) Last Minute Gift
7) Cope Island
8) Enelysion
9) Okiku, Star Apprentice
10) Catharsis*

*: I'm very hesitant to put an incomplete game on this list, but literally everything I've seen from it has me hyped, and the demo was very solid. That's why it's at the bottom of the list as a sort of compromise.
Got any Dexreth amulets?
10. The Book of True Will
2) The Book of True Will

Wha-? This has to be some kind of misunderstanding, right?
Thanks so much, both of you!

Here's my take on this:
1. Master of the Wind
2. I Miss the Sunrise
3. X-Noir
4. The Reconstruction
5. Sunken Spire
6. Heresies of Discord
7. The Drop
8. Labyrinthine Dreams
9. Last Minute Gift
10. Soul Sunder

Games I wanted to include but had no spots left for:
- In Search of Immortality
- To the Moon
- Illusions of Loyalty
- Homework Salesman
- Weird and Unfortunate Things Are Happening
Here's my list:

1. Yume Nikki
2. Leo and Leah
3. Off
4. Ib
5. Oneshot
6. Hero's Realm
7. Dhux's Scar
8. Space Funeral
9. Miserere
10. Alter A.I.L.A. Genesis
I haven't plaid enough RM games to be anywhere close to have a right to throw my list in here. I would probably include lot of Ocean's and Kenton's games alongside with Sunken Spire and Free Spirits (and something from Calunio fer sure).
It would be interesting to make an additional thread for commercial RM games only.
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
1) Last Scenario
2) Exit Fate
3) Helen's Mysterious Castle
4) Hero's Realm
5) Brave Hero Yuusha


10) Three the Hard Way
1) The Way

(that's the only RM game I've beaten from start to finish)
Guardian Ghost of the Description Thread
Thanks again for the honorable mention piano, not to mention my surprise in regards to #9 of Red_Nova's list!?

Anyway, putting a ranking on these was actually really hard. Anyway, my list at the moment:

1) Luxaren Allure
2) Weird and Unfortunate Things Are Happening
3) Prayer of the Faithless
4) Sorceress Quest
5) Remnants of Isolation
6) The Astonishing Captain Skull
7) Romancing Walker
8) Last Minute Gift
9) Aetherion
10) Soul Sunder

Honorible mentions:
Dreaming Mary
MANOS: The Hands of Fate
~Memories Neverlasting~
Dare I mention it? I will: Wyrm Warriors
I won't rank games if they are demos and if I have not beat them.

1. Brave Hero Yuusha
2. To The Moon
3. Remnants of Isolation
4. Legend of Shenja - Genesis Innocens

Those top 3 are pretty damn good. Legend of Shenja was a game I played when I was like 14-15 back in the good ol' days when I posted on Gamefaqs a lot and Sky Render pretty much mentored me. I learned a LOT from him and that game as well. Fond memories of it. Super surprised he had the patience to deal with the obnoxious asshole that the 14-15 year old version of me was.

Super honorable mentions of demos I played and thoroughly enjoyed:
Weird and Unfortunate Things are Happening
Prayer of the Faithless

Games that I have yet to beat but are definitely great experiences so far:
Ara Fell
Soul Sunder
Luxaren Allure
"It's frustrating because - as much as Corf is otherwise an irredeemable person - his 2k/3 mapping is on point." ~ psy_wombats
edit: I made a joke list at the expense of others (namely harmonic) as a goof. I've since realized the error of my ways and I apologize. In its place, my original list from the previous thread.

1. Spirit in the Mirror
2. Everlong
3. Legion Saga II
4. Clouded Heart
5. Super Mario RPG: The Seven Sages
6. Dragon Fantasy
7. Dhux's Scar
8. Chrono Alter
9. Hero's Realm
10. Reality Breakdown
User was warned for this post
why would i heal when i could equip a morningstar
oh yeah #5 Brave Hero Yuusha. I'll put that into my original post.
1. Crystalis: Sonata of the Far-Away Sky
2. Oneshot
3. Love and War: Act I
4. Last Scenario (Autor: SCF, RPG Maker XP, last update: 2012)
5. Witchworks
6. Aedemphia (Autor: Sylvanor, RPG Maker 2003, last update: 2016)
7. SkyE
8. Dreaming Mary
9. Lands of Lunori
10. Three the Hard Way

Honorable mentions
Forever's end
Hero's Realm
Everlasting Journey
Self-proclaimed Puzzle Snob
Added all the new lists. Got some really cool new entries representing the new generation - Luxaren Allure, Remnants of Isolation, Oneshot, Brave Hero Yuusha, Last Minute Gift, Corinne Cross's Dead & Breakfast, Free Spirits, and Weird and Unfortunate Things are Happening, just to name those with a score >10. I love the diverse range of new classics that's turning up. It's quite nice, indeed.

edit: Had to add Irog's list, which turned up while I was editing the list and posting this. Now it's up to date.
Sir Redd of Novus: He who made Prayer of the Faithless that one time, and that was pretty dang rad! :D
How will this list be updated if one of us decided to change our list? I'm sure looking through each of our posts to check what scores we gave to which games would be pretty tedious for you.
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