The Nintendo Entertainment System and Famicom are known for housing many of the best known role-playing games of all time. Being the initiator for many video game series such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Mother, Fire Emblem and more. The following are a list of role-playing games released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Famicom and Famicom Disk System.

The list

Developed in Japan and localized

These include the start of many successful series:

Standalone titles (in chronological order):

Developed in Japan and ports localized

These include titles from many successful series. Many have been patched and translated by fans.

Developed in USA or UK

USA exclusive:

American computer role-playing games localized in Japan for the Famicom and later translated back to the United States:

NOTE: The Silver Box games (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame) are not role-playing games. In fact, instead of using the "tabletop D&D" rules, they are just action-platform adaptations of the Dragonlance novels.

American computer role-playing game ported to the NES and released in the United States only:

Japan only

Some of these have been patched and translated by fans.

Strategy/tactical games with role-playing elements