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Which Suikoden Game Should Everyone Play?

We’re living in a rather fortunate time. Konami is poised to bring original Suikoden game and its sequel back via Suikoden I & II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. Rabbit and Bear Studio released the spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. We felt it would be a perfect time for all of us to share our favorite Suikoden entries and note which game we’d most recommend and consider best for a newcomer.

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Suikoden 2 is probably the most well known, but I’d recommend not skipping the first game. It’s always interesting to watch how a game series develops over time, but honestly its also just a very playable game for its age and the story stands pretty well on its own. –Elliot

I would say Suikoden 3 is the Suikoden game everyone should play. Partially because Elliot already recommended Suikoden 2, which is also in competition for best game in the series. However, Suikoden 2 is very much tied to the original game, with many characters overlapping. Suikoden 3 is fun because we get to see three different main character’s larger stories, as well as some smaller stories from other minor protagonists. It’s a very solid game, and the fact that you choose who gets the initial True Rune and pick your protagonist for when all the stories come together is fun! — Jenni

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Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.