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15 Best Tales Games, Ranked with Features and Platforms

The Tales By Males Editorial team plays and watches thousands of games and websites to provide their comprehensive review every year. As you are already aware of the title, this time we are coming up with the best Best Tales Games ranked.

From a wide range of website categories to a wide range of game categories, we are always eager to provide the best for our readers. 

Our Editorial team does the backend work to find the Best Tales Games ranked of its category which allows our readers to save that time and spend it on more useful work.

Each game has been played by our team for hours and selected as we believe in quality over quantity. As we proceed further to tell the best tales of games ranked I would like to share with you a small synopsis that will tell tales of games journey so far.

So to tell the Best Tales Games ranked, it is from Japan. In Japan, it is popular with the name of the Tales of series. This Tales series is owned by Bandai Namco Entertainment and falls in the fantasy role-playing video games genre.

The tales series started in 1995 with the first Tale as Tales of Phantasia now has fifteen different chapters.

Let’s jump right into the ranking of the Best Tales Games ranked from the top to inferior after spending comprehensive-time playing the game with our editorial team. 

Also, to make it easier for our readers to find the Best Tales Games ranked can be played on which platform we have included the platforms on which each of these games is available. You will find a visual table with each game reflecting on which platform that game is available on. 

Table of Contents

1. Tales of Symphonia – Best Tales Games

Tales of Symphonia was released on August 29, 2003. It came out under GameCube exclusively and in the very short period of time Tales of Symphonia became the top-selling game in the series.

An epic, emotionally pumped storyline has 80 hours of gameplay.

Lloyd Irving with his friend, Genis Sage was selected as a chosen one, Colette Brunel and her guardians, Raine Sage and Kratos Aurion on her journey of world regeneration and the story revolves around it.

Features

Real-Time 3D Battle System

This battle system allows up to 4 players to fight simultaneously. PLayers can jumble multiple special attacks and magic spells.

A 3D Masterpiece

It’s high-quality anime cutscenes containing cel-shaded characters were designed by Kosuke Fujishima.

Platforms on which Tales of Symphonia can be played

    No     No       Yes       Yes       Yes
Platforms for Tales of Symphonia

2. Tales of Berseria – Best Tales Games

Tales of Berseria was released on August 18, 2016, which was developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

The plot of Tales of Berseria starts from the childhood of Velvet Crowe and her younger brother Laphicet.

Both of them were rescued by her brother-in-law Artorius on that night when demons had attacked their village. Her pregnant older sister Celica died during the crash that occurred on the demonized night and this is how the Tales of Berseria starts.

Seven years later, Velvet takes care of her sickly brother with Artorius.

Features

Liberation-LMBS( Linear Motion Battle System )

 It allows the gamers to freely move around the arena with a 360-degree rotation motion of the camera.

Soul Gauge

It allows each character with their own gauge consisting of up to five Souls, these souls can be used when Artes (stuns the enemy or causes status ailments) are used.

Platforms on which Tales of Berseria can be played


  No   No   Yes     Yes     Yes
Platforms for Tales of Berseria

3. Tales of Vesperia – Best Tales Games

Tales of Vesperia was released on August 7, 2008. It was developed by Namco Tales Studio and Published by Namco Bandai Games, Atari.

The plot rotates around “blastia”, a device invented by Krytia using the crystallized remains of Entelexeia.

It was powered with the help of a substance known as “aer”. When the “blastia” was abused by Krytia and started causing troubles which made Entelexeia absorb the excess “aer” generated by blastia misuse.

Consuming an excess of “aer” by the group of Entelexeia turned them into a monster called Adephagos and the whole story rotated around it.

Features

The Sorcerer’s Ring

Every party gets this item at a point in the game which allows them to shoot a bolt of energy. Party can use these bolts to activate switches, move objects, and attack enemies from a distance. 

Platforms on which Tales of Vesperia can be played

  Yes   Yes   Yes Yes   Yes
Platforms for Tales of Vesperia

4. Tales of Graces f – The Best Tales of Games

Tales of Graces f was released in December 2009. It was developed by Namco Tales Studio and Published by Namco Bandai Games.

Tales of Graces f is about a world known as Ephinea which consists of three countries named Windor, Strahta, and Fendel. 

Asbel Lhant, Hubert Lhant, and Cheria Barnes are kids from a village of Windor who met a girl Sophie outside their village and the same day the prince of Windor visited their village and got introduced to those four kids.

They became good friends and the prince invited them to his castle when Sophie was attacked by a monster and died in the castle. This is how Tales of Graces f starts.

Features

Style Shift Linear Motion Battle System (SS-LMBS)

This feature creates a positioning known as “Around Step”, It allows characters to sidestep enemies in an incremental arc based on their distance from the enemy.

3D environment

The field map is a realistically scaled 3D environment traversed by foot.

Platforms on which Tales of Graces f can be played

  No   No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of Vesperia

5. Tales of the Abyss – Best Tales Games

Tales of the Abyss was released on December 15, 2005. It was developed by Namco Tales Studio and Published by Namco Bandai Games.

Tales of the Abyss takes place on a planet named Auldrant which is composed of six particles (fonon) known as elements of Shadow, Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, and Light.

Eventually, a seventh fonon was discovered which was controlling sound.

The discovery of the seventh fonon brought big chaos and that takes us with the starting of the Tales of the Abyss.

Features

Music

by most famous Japanese composers like Motoi Sakuraba and Shinji Tamura. The cherry on the cake is the opening theme song “Karma” by Bump of Chicken.

Cooking system

Players collect recipes and ingredients throughout the game and can use them to cook either after battles or between battles. 

Platforms on which Tales of the Abyss can be played

  Yes   No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of the Abyss

6. Tales of Zestiria – Best Tales Games

Tales of Zestiria was released in January 2015. It was developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

At the center of an ocean-dominated world, a set named Glenwood is located. Glenwood is sandwiched between two warring countries.

Alongside the territory, an impurity known as “malevolence” created by the negative emotions of humanity which transforms the livings throughout the time, the dead and even inanimate objects into monsters called the Hellion, they pose a threat to the world.

Features

Fusionic Chain LMBS

Players’ fighting ability during the battle can be affected by the topography and shows environments like ponds and rocks. 

Mystic Artes

This special attack can be performed to deal a high damage, Each character has a unique Mystic Arte of its own.

Platforms on which Tales of Zestiria can be played

  No   No   Yes   No   Yes
Platforms for Tales of Zestiria

7. Tales of Xillia – Best Tales Games

Tales of Xillia was released on September 8, 2011. It was developed by Namco Tales Studio and Published by Namco Bandai Games.

A couple of millennia ago, people had developed a spyrix, It was a source of power and absorbed spirits to supply consumable power.

Against it, the spirit Maxwell gathered people to communicate a symbiotic relationship with spirits, located on an isolated land protected by a barrier; the location named as Rieze Maxia and the outer lands as Elympios.

For the spirits to keep nature safe, Maxwell waits for the day all humans on Elympios die off before dispelling the barrier.

Twenty years later an event occurred where an Elympion cruise ship got trapped in Rieze Maxia which made them form a terrorist group called Exodus and that’s how the Tales of Xillia takes off.

Features

Dual Raid Linear Motion Battle System

In this system four characters from the party are selected to battle and whichever characters are not being controlled by a player can be controlled by artificial intelligence with instructions set by the players beforehand.

Artes

A special attack which consumes Technical Points for magic points and Assault Counter for action points.

Platforms on which Tales of Xillia can be played

  No   No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of Xillia

8. Tales of Destiny – Best Tales Games

Tales of Destiny was released on December 23, 1997. It was developed by Wolf Team, Namco Tales Studio, and Published by Namco Bandai Games.

Once a comet fell into the world, creating huge dust clouds in the sky for a very long period of time and turning the temperature to a very low extent filled with darkness all over.

Due to lack of energy sources, the peoples known as Aethers have invented a new form of energy the core of the meteorite’s that crashed which they named Lens.

As the inventions went on some were able to create cities in the sky and live in them. But the number is very low compared to the people remaining on the surface of the planet.

These people became known as the Erthers and that’s the story of Tales of Destiny takes a start.

Features

Character designs

Designs of anime and manga by a famous personality Mutsumi Inomata.

Three-dimensional environments

In the remaking, the character of sprites were redrawn.

Platforms on which Tales of Destiny can be played

  No No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of Xillia

9. Tales of Hearts R – Best Tales Games

Tales of Hearts R was released on December 18, 2008. It was developed by Namco Tales Studio, 7th Chord, Bandai Namco Studios and Published by Bandai Namco Games.

Two different worlds are known as Organica and Minera on which around a couple of millennia ago the Minera had a war-like situation in themselves meanwhile Organica’s people were being used by the Minerans to supply a food source for a weapon called xeroms.

The xeroms were capable enough to attack Spirias, the crystalline essence of a person’s emotions but actually they destroyed them or infected them with an ailment known as despir.

Many Minerans sympathized with the Organicans’ plight and wishes for peace gave them the weapons for war with the xerom, called Soma. Now, after Minera is no more, the xerom keep threatening the people of Minera. 

Features

Character progression

Players have to manually select the ability to upgrade for their character. It can level up to five different abilities of the character.

Player controls

A player can control one character while the other 3 characters are controlled by an AI bot.

Platforms on which Tales of Hearts R can be played

  Yes   No   No   No   No
Platforms for Tales of Hearts R

10. Tales of Legendia – Best Tales Games

Tales of Legendia was released on August 25, 2005. It was developed by Namco (Project MelFes) and Published by Namco.

The starting of the game shows two characters named Senel and Shirley onshore because their boat got tossed by a storm.

Shirley gets ransomed by a person named Moses, forcing Senel to contact a cop named Will and a female knight named Chloe to rescue Shirley.

Will elaborates about Shirley’s arrival coincided with a pillar of light at the center of the ship, making people think that she is the legendary “Merines”, a person destined to lead the Ferines to prosperity.

Once they find Shirley at a hideout, she gets captured again by a soldier this time and that’s where the story takes off.

Features

Three-dimensional characters

created large monsters with the help of motion-capture technology.

Characters designs

by anime illustrator and animator Kazuto Nakazawa

Platforms on which Tales of Legendia can be played

  Yes   No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of Legendia

11. Tales of Xillia 2 – Best Tales Games

Tales of Xillia 2 was released on November 1, 2012. It was developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Published by Bandai Namco Games.

Tales of Xillia 2 came a year after Tales of Xillia. As her father told her to find the mystical Land of Canaan, Elle Mel Marta boards a train that is hijacked before its departure.

Ludger Will Kresnik has an eye on her on the train and also takes the help of Jude Mathis to release the train from the hands of hijackers. At a point in time, the train crashes, and the resulting medical treatment from Spirius Corporation made Ludger responsible for the event.

Aware of the Kresnik family’s ability to destroy parallel dimensions, Spirius CEO, Bisley Karscy Bakur, hires Ludger to undertake this mission because the spirit Origin couldn’t sustain the abundance of souls in the worlds anymore.

At the same point of time, Ludger searches for his brother, Julius Will Kresnik, who has been declared the train hijacking’s investigator.

Features

Cross Dual Raid Linear Motion Battle System

Characters that are not controlled by the players will be controlled by the Artificial Intelligence bots.

Artes

A special attack that consumes Technical Points for magic points and Assault Counter for action points.

Platforms on which Tales of Xillia 2 can be played

  No   No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of Legendia

12. Tales of Phantasia – Best Tales Games

The released date of Tales of Phantasia was on December 15, 1995, It was developed by Wolf Team and published by Namco, Nintendo, and Namco Bandai.

The starting of Tales of Phantasia takes place with the four heroes locked in battle with a monstrous sorcerer-king named Dhaos.

Just when he was about to be defeated he used his magical travels several years into the future, where he directly met with one of the four warriors’ descendants and three companions, they put the seal on him with two magic pendants.

Twelve years prior, two young men named Cress and Chester return to their village and see it razed to the ground by a dark knight named Mars, his army killed most of the people including Cress’s family and from there Tales of Phantasia takes on.

Features

In the remake

The animated opening sequence produced by Japanese studio Production I.G., re-drawn character sprites and backgrounds, a 3D-rendered world map, and re-recorded character audio.

Modified versions of the battle system

New battle system increases the overall battle speed and combo potential.

Platforms on which Tales of Phantasia can be played

  Yes     No     Yes   No     No
Platforms for Tales of Phantasia

13. Tales of Destiny II(Eternia) – Best Tales Games

Tales of Destiny II was released on November 30, 2000. It was Developed by Wolfteam, Namco Tales Studio, and Published by Namco, Ubisoft.

Tales of Destiny II(Eternia) inherits Reid Hershel as he tries to prevent the Grand Fall, a cataclysmic event that would destroy his planet along with that of newly found traveling companion Meredy.

Specifically, the Grand Fall entails the violent collision of twin planets Inferia and Celestia.

The two planets face one another while being separated by the Orbus Barrier and the tales of destiny story kicks in.

Features

Character design

By artist Mutsumi Inomata and features animated cutscenes by anime studio Production I.G.

Player controls

A player can control one character while the other 3 characters are controlled by an AI bot.

Platforms on which Tales of Destiny II(Eternia) can be played

  No   No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of Destiny II (Eternia)

14. Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology – Best Tales Games

Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology was released on October 12, 2006. It was developed by Alfa System and published by Bandai Namco Games (Japan).

Tales of The World in the radiant mythology of Terresia is being assaulted by a devil, this devil sucks all of its mana and leaves it desolated.

The individuals who have no idea about this situation, this situation occurred because of the actions of two entities named Widdershin and Aurora, the descenders of other worlds.

As nothing is left, the world’s life-giving tree uses the last of its power to create a defender for the world of terresia.

Features

Flex Range Linear Motion Battle System

This system allows the player character to move freely across the field.

Magic Map drops

Magic Maps will open an “Ex” version of a specific dungeon and contain rare items.

Platforms on which Tales of World: Radiant Mythology can be played

  No   No   Yes   No   No
Platforms for Tales of World: Radiant Mythology

15. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World – Best Tales Games

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World was released on June 26, 2008. It was developed by Namco Tales Studio and Published by Namco Bandai.

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World starts with the Church of Martel going on a war against the Vanguard, and Sylvarant’s city of Palmacosta is sandwiched between two cities in the crossfire.

Many innocent people lost their lives in the crossfire and the city was turned into ashes. It was named as the “Blood Purge,” a massacre allegedly led by the exact person who helped in the united power of the world two years back named Lloyd Irving.

Emil Castagnier, a Palmacostan boy who was forced to watch his parents turning into ashes by Lloyd and the story kicks in.

Features

Music

The opening music has been reworked into an orchestral theme for the English version of the game.

Flex Range Element Enhanced Linear Motion Battle System

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World uses the “Flex Range Element Enhanced Linear Motion Battle System” (FR: EE-LiMBS)

Platforms on which Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World can be played

  No   No   Yes   No No
Platforms for Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

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