1. Chrono Trigger
I have no idea why this didn’t put this one on there by default, but it is the most classic of classic RPGs. It’s an RPG that transcends being an RPG — gamers of all stripes love this little gem. It was created by a ‘dream team’ of devs which included members of the Final Fantasy team and Dragon Ball artist Akira Toriyama, and it tells the story of silent protagonist Crono as he travels through time to prevent the end of the world with a princess, a frog, a robot, a cave woman and many other rad characters. It’s a relatively quick playthrough and it has one of the best soundtracks ever in games.