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There are GOOD RPG Maker games out there? Of course not, that's a stupid question.

OH WAIT, the games on this page are actually pretty good, and made with RPG Maker 2003/XP/VX. Yeah, almost everyone that got their hands on this engine as a kid tried to make a retarded video game out of it. However, a few games successfully managed to escape this massive ocean of incessant garbage.

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200px .flow .flow is a Yume Nikki fangame, and probably the most famous (along with Yume 2kki). It is everything that Yume Nikki is, but with even more disturbing stuff. If you liked the original, this is going to be a nice experience. Check the game out!
200px A Blurred Line A futuristic sci-fi RPG by legendary Lysander86. One of the best RPG Maker 2000 games out there. Check the game out!
200px Ao Oni Looking for a scary game? Don't be fooled by the cheap, basic RPG Maker sprites. They are only there to make you laugh when you are not screaming from the Ao Oni coming at the worst (but in a good way) opportune moments. Highly recommended. Check the game out!
200px Alter A.I.L.A Genesis Side-scrolling cyberpunk mixed with traditional JRPG gameplay. It's so good it doesn't even look that much like an rpg maker game. A planned sequel was in the works but has been scrapped as the creator retired from making games. Check the game out!
200px Aveyond RPG Maker german game. Check the game out!
200px Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa May be one of the the greatest (freeware) RPGs ever made. You play as Charles Barkley, a once-great B-Baller who lives in the dystopian city of Neo New York, who goes on an epic quest to stop a second Ballocaust from the evil organization B.L.O.O.D.M.O.S.E.S., aided by the octoroon great-grandson of Lebron James, Balthios, a space-traveling dwarf with a skin made of basketballs named Cyberdwarf, and his son Hoopz, and bring back the slams and the jams once more. The battle system is turn-based with special action commands that determine the effectiveness of your attacks. The writing is bound to make you laugh and leave you wanting more. CBoyardee is part of the development team, so you know it's good. The only flaw is that it ends. The game started out being made on RPG Maker 2003, but ended up moving to Game Maker. Also, where is my sequel. Check the game out!
200px Brave Soul An RPG hentai game (not turn based) with a good plot, enjoyable killing-everything-you-see gameplay and some sim-dating in it. Also, professional CG. Check the game out!
200px Calm Falls Horror german rpg maker game. No translation around, also sequel. Check the game out!
200px Cherry Tree High Comedy Club This game is so heavily scripted that you would never guess it's a rpg maker game if I didn't told you so. It's also officially published by Capcom. You go around your new school, explore stuff, chit chat with japanese girls and such. Check the game out!
200px Clock of Atonement Short game where you play as a mad guy who just killed his girlfriend beloved obsession. He later gets a clock that lets him fuck with the time and so he immediately goes sane and tries to save her from the past himself. Short and cheap but it's worth a shot, especially for the creepy dialogues and sounds that provide a good atmosphere. Check the game out!
200px Corpse Party Japanese horror game made in 1996. A group of kids at school are having fun with ghost stories until they get teleported to another dimension and shit gets real. It was so successful that it got a a remake called Corpse Party: Blood Covered, (released for Windows in 2008); later ported for PSP and released on the PSP american/european store simply as "Corpse Party". There is also a sequel on the PSP called Corpse Party: Book of Shadows and two manga adaptions. If you want to enjoy the original version though, completely translated in english and with nothing more than a few CG tweaks, check out Corpse Party: Rebuilt. Also check out the neat final boss music. Check the game out!
200px Cotton Blanket Some cute game. There are six games in the series, and none of them has been translated yet. "Cotton Blanket" is the Google Translator version by the way. Check the game out!
200px Desert Night Taking place somewhere in California, the game follows Sandra Richmont, who was traveling with her parents to visit their uncle. After an argument and a bathroom stop, her parents appear to have driven off without her. Thinking that her parents plan to stay overnight in the nearest city, Dusty Creek, Sandra heads towards there. However, after meeting two others who are stranded, she realizes that they are trapped and the city has some dark secrets. Check the game out!
200px Doraemon - Nobita no Biohazard Japanese spoof of Resident Evil with Doraemon characters. Nice graphics, well done gun gameplay, great music and sounds, funny lines... still untranslated, though. Here's a bit of gameplay. Check the game out!
200px Embric of Wulfhammer’s Castle RPG Maker game popular for its ecchi-lesbian theme. Check the game out!
200px Exit Fate An RPG made by the creator of "Last Scenario", but far more developed this time. It is heavily inspired by the Suikoden series, allowing you to recruit dozens of playable characters. The battle system is very unlike the traditional RPG Maker battles, and there are also some strategy battles at certain points in the game that are very well made, if somewhat difficult to A-rank. A very good RPG that you should check out if you're a fan of Suikoden. Check the game out!
200px Fifth Era: Pieces of the Holy Stone HUGE and kinda old italian classic rpg game. Sadly, untranslated. Check the game out!
200px Ghost Party Short game where, as a ghost, you wander around a huge mansion and help other people. It has a nice touch to it and it's overall a sweet game, but it may get repetitive after a while. Check the game out!
200px Gingiva From the maker of Middens, another surreal game originally planned to be part of a larger project. Story is "An amboeboid landscape threatens to engulf civilization and all its plastic bottles. Disembodied mouths live in the walls of municipal buildings like household pests. Packs of human-headed dogs rove the lands between formless space and concrete reality. A king bureaucrat who's image is everywhere but his body no-where." Game's huge, with several endings and different playable characters. Check the game out!
200px Halloween Flop Rpg game with lovely art-style. Check the game out!
200px Ib You are the little girl visiting an art gallery with your parents but decided to check out paintings by yourself. Strange things begin to happen and now you're stuck in some eldritch place looking for a way out. You found a rose but be careful, if the rose gets hurt, so will you. Very enjoyable game, albeit short. Can be completed in an hour or two. Get it here
200px Kanye Quest 3030 You play as Kanye West taking the garbage out one day, when he suddenly travels through a wormhole. Emerging on the other side, Kanye finds himself in the year 3030. In a dystopian city filled with clones of hip-hop musicians and under the control of a god-like dictator, you are tasked with helping Kanye get back home. This one's made in the newest engine: RPG Maker VX Ace. Currently still in alpha. Already out! Check the game out!
200px Killer Bear A horror game made in 2005 and translated only on May 2013 where you are invited to some bitch's party and shit goes down in mere seconds. Game's pretty cheap and there is nothing worth being afraid of, but the sprites are nice and the different endings makes the ten minutes invested kinda worth. Check the game out!
200px Last Scenario A quality RPG that starts out with a very clichéd plot, but several twists turn it into a decent story. The magic system consists of equipping spellcards that grant different magics, and there is an interesting card minigame called Hex that is rather fun. Overall a good RPG, if somewhat simple. Check the game out!
200px Legend of Queen Opala An RPG eroge game. Aside from using the RPG Maker XP basic rtp, the art and the sounds in the game are original, plus the plot is not so bad. Check the game out!
200px Legionwood: Tale of the Two Swords Traditional role playing game, worth to play if you are a fan of the genre. This one's over 20 hours long and it's been in production since 2007. Check the game out!
200px Legion Saga(1-3) Three RPGs heavily inspired by the Suikoden series. Take on the role of "Legion Master" recruit tons of characters, and lead an army. Has a very well thought-out political story. Check the game out!
200px Lisa Surrealistic game without any guide or help, with Earthbound-style graphic. You uncover the past of this girl called Lisa. This game can be extremely triggering for a lot of people, please be aware of this before playing. Check the game out!
200px Mainichi Horrible game where you play as some random woman and that's it because it's a fucking game where you are a boring woman. Only worth mentioning because they made an article on Shitaku (pic here) just to bitch about feminism and videogames. Don't play it, it has nothing interesting or redemable in it. Check the game out!
200px Master of the Wind A Fantasy Superhero RPG, where our heroes Shroud (a masked wind user) and Stoic (a walking skeleton with two swords and a chip on his shoulder) fight to protect their hometown and the world from the evil that is Equipment King, the Wall-Mart of equipment shops. Although the premise sounds silly, it actually has a well thought out story, with plenty of character development. It does became somewhat linear towards the middle of the game, but it's overall a good game. Check the game out!
200px Middens Surreal game that focuses on both exploration and combat. Both dialogues and graphic makes this game totally worth to play. Check the game out!
200px Misao A Japanese survival horror game made in Wolf RPG Editor (for those who never heard of it, it's pretty much another rpg maker program, but free). A few days after the strange disappearance of a student, your school is transported to the spirit realm and its up to you to find out what happened and why. Great game, a bit short but has some extras to do after the main story and the chance to replay it but using a male character. Some elements of the story are taken directly from Corpse Party, but it's way shorter and way cheaper. Following the success of Misao and Mad Father (another short horror game made by the same author and set in the same universe), a wave of short horror game made in Wolf Editor appeared on the internet, all translated in english by Vgperson. Those includes Mermaid Swamp, Paranoiac and The Crooked Man, and they are all okay-ish if you are looking for simple games with a bit of a story. Check the game out!
200px Moonlight Labyrinth Japanese survival horror made with RPG Maker 2000. The object of the game is to escape from a castle filled with monsters and deathtraps. No translation exists. Check the game out!
200px Miserere Atmospheric game where you explore the dreams of a lonely space station occupant. Check the game out!
200px Noradrénaline Silent hill-ish french rpg maker game. It's completely dead, which is a pity, since it looks kinda interesting. See it here
200px Off A fantastic French RPG game, similar to Yume Nikki in some aspects. Very revered in the French RPG Maker community, and finally got translated in 2011. Godly atmosphere, mostly created by the ethereal visuals and a fantastic soundtrack. Check the game out!
200px One Night Series of acclaimed survival horror games made in Rpg Maker VX. Check the game out!
200px Parasitic Joker Horror game that has yet to be translated. From the gameplay of it, it looks fun enough, but nothing too special. Still, lots of people have lots of free time on their hands and someone should get the job done. Check the game out!
200px Pen Pals Cheap-looking adventure game that sure looks amateur and trying-too-hard-to-be-deep, but in the end is just a little game that creates a nice atmosphere and it should be taken for what is it. Check the game out!
200px Pokémon: The Evil Inside 2 Old RPG Maker game that parodies the Pokémon series. Gameplay is going around and shooting Pokémon, but the game is pretty big. Boss battles, lots of different weapons, lots of minigames, cheats and so on. Worth a shot. Check the game out!
200px Polymorphous Perversity In Polymorphous Perversity, you are a young male with an unknown sexual disorder captured by a mysterious agency and thrown into a bizarre parallel reality where everything gravitates towards sex. This game should not be seen as some "cheap hentai game" or anything like that, since is more a introspection about sexuality based on Freud's theories (hence the title, based on the term of the same name). Check the game out!
200px Professor McLogic Saves The Day Simple puzzle game, randomly generated every time you play. Nothing too special, and kinda cheap, just don't expect nothing like Professor Layton. Check the game out!
200px Re:Kinder Gore horror game, kinda cheap and as a result humorous. Check the game out!
200px Shrink High This game is something completely retarded about a guy shrinking size, with incredible CG and funny game play. A must-play for all the people out there with a shrinking-size fetish. The basic RPG Maker graphics are not tolerable, just to let you know. Check the game out!
200px Schuld German psychological horror game (also translated in english) about a man who finds himself in a dying world, without knowing how he got there and why he is there. The game's really short, since it was made for a Ten Word Contest. Check the game out!
200px Seven Mysteries The game is about groups of “special” students: The inquisitive, the mysterious, and the insane. Among them, there is one particular student who seems to be very interested in the school’s secrets. One by one, the forbidden knowledge unveils before his curiosity. But... "When you know something, you will have to exchange something for it..." Check the game out!
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Shattered Hourglass It's a Time Traveling JRPG style game inspired by Breath of Fire, Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger. Contains over 20 hours of gameplay, challenging bosses, lots of items and skills. There are 6 different endings that depends on your actions. You can be good, bad, neutral or careless, it's your choise. Check the game out!
200px Space Funeral Absolutely surreal game. Think of it as a hybrid between Yume Nikki and Earthbound, or something of the sort. Praised for its incredible soundtrack and commendable writing. Unforgettable experience. Check the game out!
200px Star Stealing Prince Rpg make that uses 100% original assets, drawings and music. Well made and very solid, even though it plays as any other Rpgs. Check the game out!
200px Starless Umbra In Starless Umbra, you play as Andoru in a quest to attempt to return home to save your sister after bandits raid your village. This simple task complicates itself quickly, as a strange phenomenon leaves you not only away from your village, but with little direction in a completely new continent. Standard rpg game, and surprisingly still on the work (as of February 2013 is still updated frequently after 3 years). Check the game out!
200px Super Columbine Massacre RPG Old RPG Maker game that parodies the real-life event of the Super Columbine Massacre. Game's just a basic RPG, but it sure got a lot of popularity and controversy for its satirical commentary. Check the game out!
200px Tales of the Drunken Paladin An RPG with bits of Comedy thrown in, you play as a Paladin known as Anaebriate who loses his memories and skills. Check the game out!
200px Taut Taut is a german horror game (game's completely translated in english, do not worry) about a girl stuck in her home town, though the streets are empty and everything seems so unfamiliar. It brings a lot from Silent Hill and the pace is really, really really slow. You are advised. Check the game out!
200px The Way An RPG divided into 6 different games/chapters. Lots of custom content, old school 3D Blender landscapes, and a great plot. A must-play if you like RPG Maker. Check the game out!
200px Time machine over the sea A parody of the Neutral Milk Hotel song "In the Airplane Over the Sea". Check the game out!
200px To The Moon Great game about an old man who's dying and his last desire is to go to the moon. The original soundtrack is pure gold and the story is the best story you'll ever read in a video game: be ready to cry like a little girl. Game's 12$ on the website (the soundtrack is $5 and half of the proceeds go to charity for autism). The game is also out on Steam. Check the game out!
200px Touhou Mother Homages several games, but concentrates on the Touhou and Earthbound crossover. References aside, it's a fun, solid story (a bit back-knowledge helps though). Although made in RPG Maker 2000, the designer, "S", replicated Earthbound's battles and effects quite well. For the masochist in you, there's even multiple difficulty levels to take on! Unsurprisingly, it garnered enough love for S to make a sequel. This game really knows how to push RPG Maker to the limit, an outdated one even! English version
200px Touhou A Live A Touhou and Live A Live crossover, many references from Live A Live, and some other games are in it, it also uses the same battle system as the original game, it even uses the same scenario system from the original as well. The person who translated Touhou Mother also worked on translating this (which is vgperson, as usual). English version
200px Violated Heroine An awesome (but still incomplete) hentai game: a huge RPG where you control Nanako, an adventurer. Awesome sprite art. This game is a pain to play: set the PC on Japanese settings, install RPG Maker RTP, patch the game... get all the info here. Check the game out!
200px Witch's House Rpg Maker VX game about a little girl entering a big, spooky house in the middle of the forest. Basic horror game full of puzzles, scares (some are creative enough, some are just little jumps) and a bit of story which eventually turns out in a big, crazy plot twist by the end. Check the game out!
200px Whiter Short game with retro Game Boy graphics. You have to find 12 flowers for a dead guy or some shit like that. Nothing too special, but it's kinda enjoyable. Check the game out!
200px Yume Nikki Unique game based around traveling in a young girl's dreams. Expect a trade of action for atmosphere as the gameplay revolves around exploring and experimentation. However, the atmosphere is indeed incredible. Has quite a fanbase as well. There are numerous fangames based off Yume Nikki, though the only particularly notable ones are Yume 2kki and .flow. Check the game out!
200px Unterwegs in Düsterburg German RPG game. Check the game out!

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