Best RPG Video Games

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1Final Fantasy VII

Unforgettable game. Storyline is engraved into your head. I play this game again every couple years just to relive the experience.

Great story, great characters, great gameplay. This game was one of the best uses of graphics and FMV sequences to TELL A STORY. The ATB battle system was classic. Turn based combat, how I miss you. And Sephiroth. Sephiroth never hurt, either.

it's so cool and awesome but it isn't free aheahe aheahe ahe and that's make it a bit bad but that's okay I wish if it will be free that's will be awesome and cool haha

Compared to the breathtaking storyline of Final Fantasy VII every other games's storyline can be called simple, the character design bad and halfhearted for it's hard to keep up with the masterpiece called Final Fantasy VII...

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2Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

SKYRIM! Definitely the greatest game in the invention of games. Seriously though, there are reasons that this game is the amazing.

1. Graphics. Graphics are not extremely important to me, they are more of a perk. Skyrim really has a realistic look that helps you feel like it's not just a character, but really you living in this world.

2. Story. The story of this game is divers and expansive, not to mention that there are actually 2 paths to take in the main quest.

3. Character Creation. You can literally make your character look just like you if you take the time. The more realistic looks and the ability to add war paint and dirt rocks.

4. Content. There is so much to do in this game that you may never run out of quests to do.

This game is amazing, but there are a few things that I wish they had addressed when creating the game. The main problem for me is the house. You have an option in houses and they look amazing compared to Oblivion, but you cannot decorate them. If I collect an awesome sword and I want to place it on a table or shelf it wont stay there. Also I would like to point out that shouts are worthless. I have never used them in battle and I have collected them all. Even with these annoyances I give the game and A.

Skyrim will be the game to transcend the Elder Scrolls series. Varied environments and improved combat mechanics definitely set it apart from it's predecessors. One can assume the soundtrack will be a big improvement over oblivion, and the graphics make the game look exceedingly presentable. And who doesn't want to slay a big dragon by themselves?

best date ever 11.11.11!, can't wait to experience the game! a World like we never have seen before

Have been playing this since it came out. Love it, but they did change one of my favorite classes. I enjoyed being a thief in both previous games, but in this one I felt like a thug. However, everything else is great so I just don't join the guild of thieves.

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3Chrono Trigger

The utmost best RPG game ever created! This game would never get old. The whole story behind it, Just.. So... Ugh. It's the best one ever! How to describe this game in one word? EPIC.

Quite possibly the best game, much less best RPG of all time. The real down and dirty details of this game make it surpass all others that I have had the chance to play. With 24 years of hardcore gaming under my belt I have yet to stumble across another game that has attached itself to my heart and mind the way that this snes classic has. FF7 was a great game and it took me for a ride as well but, never got my attention the way the original Chrono Trigger did.

I would call myself a huge fan of RPG games, mostly because a lot of them seem repetitive, but Chrono Trigger is a huge exception. No other RPG game can even come close to this masterpiece of a video game. Incredibly well written story, lovable characters, fluent battling, memorable boss battles, stellar music, and even the graphics look nice even to this day. I don't care if you aren't a fan of RPGs, you have to give this game a try, because it is unlike any other RPG game you will ever play. One of the best games of all time, and by far, the best RPG ever created!

If feels to me that putting Chrono Trigger's brilliance into words is a sin, because nothing truly can describe it besides the experience itself. Just give it a go, you won't regret it. It might actually change your life.

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4Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

Best game ever, I've played it every way you can. Light side melee, light side force user, dark side melee, dark side force user, all different characters. Just the best game

So long of a story and so fun! Best game I have EVER played! - gage_beal

The finest game from the finest RPG company ever. A perfect RPG. - afpabon

One of the best games ever created. If you love this game continue with Mass Effect series

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5The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

Graphics, gameplay, exploration... It has everything you can wish for... Okay, the main storyline is not the best out there, however you also have Guild-Storylines which are as long as the main one... It's older than half a decade now, but I still play it with great joy...

With no doubts or second thoughts, this is the best Roleplaying game of all time.

Let's start with how it looks. The game looks incredible... Its amazing graphics suck you into the world of Tamriel, making you feel that you are a part of it. A well taken screenshot can be INCREDIBLE.

The music is the best music you'll find in ANY videogame. It was composed by the king of videogame music, Jeremy Soule. It even won an MTV award! Incredible tracks.

Sound effects are incredible too. A big part of the game is the voice acting, since it includes fully lip-synched dialogs. Many starts made it into the cast, such as Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) and Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings).

Oblivion ain't a game, it is a world you live in. Everywere, there is something you can do. It's probably the only RPG game were you can randomly go and hunt deer!

The NPCs are governed by the ground-breaking Radiant A. I. which gives every NPC a life of their own. THAT'S RIGHT

I believe I conviced everyone that Oblivion is an incredible game and it deserves to be crowned the best RPG of all time. - Rigas

Oblivion is so good it made me realize I REALLY DO like RPG games, after playing shooters for YEARS. This is the standard other games are compared to.

I know Morrowind is just the best, but Oblivion holds a special place in my heart. It also fits role playing better than other games in the series, as you can easily be the character and not be forced to do something you don't want to to either survive (Morrowind) or because you simply have no choice (Skyrim). Morrowind is brilliant for survival, but I feel more comforted with Oblivion. - Aeterna

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6Fallout 3

How can a game like fallout 3 is on number 13. Awesome storyline with great game play experience. I never get tired of playing this game

The best to me, many, many things to do and the best history ever

Best game I'v ever played... Can't stop, they packed the with so much... Just keep playing til the next installment... When is that? Please perfect it... Don't hurry it, but anxiosly waiting. Great story line... All ten of them. Hey the bodies in uniform look great... Love my beret, etc. Etc.

I'll admit the first time I played I loved it and then the ending came and I was going to pitch it. But then I heard about broken steel, played it and the other dlc, now it's one of my favorite games. Playing it now.

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7Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Great game, great story, great replay value, great soundtrack. All-around just an incredible source of entertainment.

Great story, great music, funny and memorable characters, and a very good battle system. - jessleonhart

One of my all-time favorite games! - PikaRamsay

Great music in forest maze

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8The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

One of the most influential games of all time, this game definitely deserves to go in the top ten. No one had ever done many of the things introduced in this game, and the storyline is one of the most complex in video game history. The depth of the game is what makes it so charming and fun to play... in addition, the gameplay and hand to hand combat along with the Z-targeting method made for spectacular gameplay in the time... the Zelda series remains the greatest as far as gameplay goes.

Best game ever. Although, I don't consider this game as an RPG to be honest. - thatnormalguy

This is the best RPG ever. It has one magic moment after the next it basically is a huge magic moment. This game ruined every other Rpg after it because nothing could compete. - MrDungeonMasta

This is a spectacular game, but come on. This is Action-Adventure, not RPG. No level system and no experience points = no RPG.

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9Final Fantasy VI

The fact that Final Fantasy VI is ranked 29th with 0.4% of the total vote is depressing to say the least.

It just goes to show that this site caters to the younger audience, the Playstation Kids that started with FF7 and refused to try any of the SNES ones.

The characters actually were interested and not just emo.

simply the best story that square did... awesome game with the freakest vilain : Kefka! - pierrerock

This is by far the best Final Fantasy game. Way better than VII: better story, better characeters and the best villain in the series. Only people who haven't played VI can say VII is better

The characters, the art direction, the story and dramas, the music!
This game has everything needed to still be enjoyed for a long time. The graphical palette and designs were stunning at the time, and they still have their charms...

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10Earthbound

This is one of the best games of the golden era of games, the SNES era. While being a so called "flop" in the western world it however gained a cult following and retains it to this day. I can't believe how some skyrim that has been around for one year can top this one. And it can't. This game is a part of history.

This... was one of the greatest game in history. it basically constructed most of the rpg games of the modern world... plus the amazing memories this game brings back. It really is the structure of all Nintendo rpg games

Easily the best Rpg on any Nintendo system. Should at least be top 5.

It was tough between skyrim Pokemon chrono trigger and earthbound but earthbound is so funny and interesting it won.

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The Newcomers

?The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
?The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
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The Contenders

11Fallout

Ahh, thinking of Fallout brings on nostalgia. I remember playing fallout when I was younger, It was amazing then and it still is, it never gets old. Fallout is a masterpiece, a game I'll always remember. For me, fallout isn't just a game, it's a memory, a memory to look back on and remember awesome things like first discovering places The Hub or Junktown. Good memories, great game.

It's quality, it's beauty in video game form. Especially sitting down with some classic/early jazz, and going spelunking and exploring the wastelands either as a Lone Wanderer (Get it? ) Or with your faithful, emotion-filled companions. 1 and 2 were the best games I've ever played, and I enjoy New Vegas, Tactics, and 3 almost as much.

On their own, Fallout 3 and New Vegas wouldn't cut it. Thankfully, we have the true originals, Fallout and Fallout 2. This franchise created a genre of gameplay and storytelling that will forever be mimicked. Rich stories, cunning tactics, deep lore, rewarding exploration... the list goes on. The mechanics were brilliant and the graphics revolutionary.

While Fallout 3 and New Vegas bare the franchise name, they pale in comparison to the depth of the originals. Still, for 1 and 2 alone, they belong in the 10 Ten Best RPGs of All Time.

In my opinion it should have been 4 or 5

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12Dragon Age: Origins

never play a game like this before.. searching for more games like this.. I just love this game because this game is unbeatable and the story of this game is just awesome if you once play this game you get addicted and that's the best thing about this game.. this game get your attention when you make your character and start your journey.. this game is simple the maps and environment is very simple to understand the characters are too friendly when ever you want to quit the game you feel like to play more another best thing is character customization which was awesome it lacks hairstyles and I lot of stuff but was ok to go first time.. play this game and you will forget other games.. 10/10 for this game.. my favorite game..

storyline is great, graphics are great, gameplay is great everything's just great! I thought it was great that your companions could either hate or like you, and that they reacted differently depending on how they felt about you.

This game is very awesome. It redefines the usual rpg games. Too bad it is only in the top 17 when this game is awarded as one of the best games of its time

Should be in top ten

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13Mass Effect

When I first played this game I was completely acquired and captivated by the story, characters and graphics. I've probably played 20 or more times. View of the main actor in the game in to the universe revealed to me that more will follow. I was not wrong. The time has come for the second Mass Effect. Now I'm waiting for Mass Effect 3, and I can only confirm that the game has set all the boundaries in terms of quality of RPG games. I hope that this game is a milestone, or even the standard for future games.

Love this game. Such a huge universe t explore, and so many possibilities to create amazing stories! Many people don't like the final ending, but I think that the unique journeys that players took to get there are FAR more important and fascinating. It gives a sense of awe and wonder to me still, even though I have played the whole series through numerous times already. Can't wait for ME4. - Kazzong

In my opinion the greatest RPG ever made, brilliant story, excellent voice acting and it's Bioware people, they are the kings of RPG's.

Although it does have it's glitches, this is by far a masterpiece.

I wish that they would let us play as whatever race we want. Other than that, it's a an amazing game. Plus, you can play over and over again with a different story just by making different choices.

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14Pokemon Red

Behind the overblown marketing, anime show, and hysteria was actually a very fun game that with a high level of customization and strategy (150 distinct characters to choose from with a huge movepool between them meant a lot of strategic options in building your party). It has since been Nintendo's largest franchise and the #1 best selling series of games on every single Nintendo portable since. A simple kid-friendly game that is easy to pick up, but holds a lot of depth with good replay value.

Best game ever period. It's so simple but so complex. I am 15 now and I beat this game when I was 4 and play-through it every year the replay value is amazing because there are so many things to do and different parties to choose from.

Should be number one! I mean, this is what started the whole Pokemon franchise.

Best game ever. I'm only twelve and this is one of my favorite games.

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15Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Probably the greatest hack n slash rpg of all time. Amazing story, combat, gameplay, re-playability, everything you could ever want in an rpg all wrapped up in some pretty decent graphics, should be number one on the list. It is the greatest game ever created

should be number 1. I played this since I was 10 and still play now but there is ladder resets which pisses me off.

I admit that because of D2, people have high expectations for D3. We all know what happened to Blizzard North. Still, this game will be my number 1 in my list. Blizzard only failed in D3 by the way.

Best game of its time. played for many years

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16Deus Ex
17Tales of Symphonia

This game is the best because of the Free run battle style and the ability to change the techniques you can learn based on which techniques you use most, and the story managed to surpirse me

I LOVE TALES OF SYMPHONIA! ITS SO AMAZING A REALLY REALLY LONG. tales of vesperia is better but still.. there basically the same game just vesperia is about the goverment - Rando

This is most defintly my favorite gamecube game of all time. RPG Or otherwise. This game was so long but I greatly enjoyed every minute of it. although there were plently of parts that I thought would be the end but it turned out not to be laugh out loud.

My all-time favorite game - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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18Secret of Mana

A game for all ages. Multiplayer throughout the game. The story unfolds like a book, but alive. The gameplay is simple yet very enjoyable, a gem never to be forgotten.

Wicked piss of a game! Played it for the first time when I was 10. Still play it once in a while at 29. Best Nintendo rpg, and probably the best rpg period. I would love to see this game number 1. However most may not agree because of Zelda.

Great plot, great battle system and great music. Used to play with my grandpa a lot... Good times! ;)

Right up there with the all time greats!

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19Morrowind

The only game I have gladly done Multiple 200 hour playthroughs of. Best game ever, so of course it's the best rpg ever. Oblivion was good, but it was never quite as engrossing as morrowind. I have high hopes for Skyrim!

Probably the best game of all time, and I mean ALL time. Keep in mind this game was created a like what, 10 years ago? It's deeper than any game of it's time, and a few years to come. Most people still play this over Skyrim.
Also, I'm laughing at Oblivion at number 1. Oblivion was the sore spot of the last 3 games. Most of you probably haven't played Morrowind I'm guessing. You have to give it a try. In my opinion it has the best soundtrack (Theme song is amazing, listen to it on youtube. ) This was the center piece of video games.

Ok this game is much better than Oblivion and Skyrim combined. I can;t imagine why this is 16th and not first!

Only ranked 21? Pfft, kids these days.

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20Final Fantasy X

Love this Game, I really connected with the characters. Great story, great game play, great characters, just an overall great game. My favorite of all time. Shout out to all the Blitzball players out there.

I cried at the end of this game! best story line of all time!

Come on it has to be absolutely the best final fantasy no wait the best role playing game of all time the scenery is beautiful and the gameplay is superb over all it will always be my favorite game of all time Final Fantasy X.

This game is a work of art - flamingsoul

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