Best RPG Series Of All Time

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Well, I'll be. Chrono Trigger is just better than anything here except for Final Fantasy, but we can debate that all day. Chrono trigger revolutionized the RPG genre, and is still known today as the greatest SNES game of all time. Then again, Cross doesn't live up the expectation in my opinion. Still, Trigger alone deserves AT LEAST Top 5. It is one of the Top Ten greatest video games of all time.

Way underrated game in my opinion. How could compare to this game's awesome gameplay, lovable characters, and amazing music? If you can find a better game than you are either insane or just stupid.

In my opinion chrono trigger is the best rpg ever made, the story is awesome, the musics are wonderful. Akira Toryama made the characters, there are several ends. This game should be more famous.

Takes home a Solid #4 Best game Ever.

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Very good quality game play, it should be at least 4th on this list because it is free and there is no download whatsoever required to play, it has the largest base of players which also means it is the most popular and the graphics have really improved over the last couple years.!

Played runescape for 10 years off and on and never even came close to trying everything in the game... Definitely a game for anyone to play but be aware that once your hooked you wont ever want to let go of it. Hence why I played for ten years..

The world's most popular free MMORPG and not even in the top ten! Runescape is a game for a serious and committed gamer who wishes to explore 26 skills combat and non-combat wise. With thousands upon thousands of hours of gameplay and limitless paths to take, you can never fully take it all in. That's what makes Runescape unique and worthwhile.

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Too underrated, the only reason why its not #1 because its not popular, In fact Suikoden 2 is actually one of the best ever made well for me at least. The emotions of the story are just too powerful definitely the best game ever.

My two favorite games are Final Fantasy VII and Suikoden 2. I think out of those two Suikoden II is the better game. I also enjoy the original Suikoden and Suikoden V, and yes I own every Final Fantasy game and Every Suikoden game. The best thing about Suikoden is that it's a continuing story in a large and interesting world, with many mysteries yet to be uncovered. The series as a whole has a much much deeper world and and story than any single FF game can ever accomplish.

"as far as I played all rpg, suikoden 2 is the best I have played. Suikoden 2 is the game that make me know how great rpg are. Suikoden have very great world and we can't imagine how big it's world is? The world have great history, much nation and some unknown nation that still not discovered and have the 27 true rune, which some still unknown and mysterious. Cannot wait to see another series of this game, especially suikoden 6"

Don't need suikoden 6, I just need suikoden 2 to finish it with perfection complete...

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This game is so underrated. Not only is the game actually good but the characters are funny and the story lines are always good stories.

This is a game when you actually get some good choices and the characters look amazing alright some havethe games haven't met there standards but I played skyrim and it did not really meet my standards so this game is better than most

Fable 3 might be just OK, but Fable and Fable 2 are two games that I replay on a regular basis. They are easily done if the most enjoyable games I've part partially for their sense of humor

only game other than ffVII that has been able to pull me in and keep me for years!


Far too underappreciated. When played from start to finish, you'll find one of the most complex universes created, and an epic tale that cannot be missed!

best futuristic rpg, with awesome real rpg combat and battlesequence, every maker should learn from this!!

26Mario & Luigi

I'm pretty shocked at Mario and Luigi being this low. Out of all the RPGs I've played, it's the funnest. Instead of blocking attacks (Like Paper Mario and Super Mario RPG) you can jump and hammer your way through- and even counter attack. I love the nostalgia of Superstar Saga and Partners in Time, but I personally liked Dream Team and Bowser's Inside Story more. Mainly because you can have Giant battles and X Bosses (Optional, except Grobot X), where as the other games had no secret bosses.

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Cars in Gothic? Did you really played it dude ;)?
Nevertheless - Gothic 1 and 2 are maybe the best genuine RPGs ever made, 100% open world gameplay.. enjoy it

Great story, easy interface, steering a little bit too complicated. But 100% open world just put me to my knees. The game still rocks! Enjoy

As in my opinion, this game was and will be the best rpg ever. The innovation brought by Gothic 1 with the Day/Night cycle and the script of the AI were unique in those days. Also, the binding between the storyline of Gothic 1 and Gothic 2+Night of the raven is the best I've ever seen.

Do not play Gothic. Once you will finish it you will want more and there is no such equivalent today. All other RPG games after Gothic will be childish in your mind, the game is so good...

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28Dragon Quest Monsters

The first RPG game I ever played. The game that made me like RPG games. Better than Dragon Quest because you have the monsters on your side and there are so many cool ones like Rain Hawk, Great Drak, and Gold Slime. Plus the monsters in this game are better than the Pokemon characters. And I love the mystery of the? Family.

29Shining Force

Though I never played the games to follow shining force 2 which came out for the short lived sega saturn, Shining Force 1 and 2, and to a lesser extent - Shining in the darkness, were as bang on for their time in terms of how RPGS were evolving and I'd recommend anyone to DL a sega genesis emulator and play the games on your computer and you'll see what I mean.

Good lord I played this a lot as a kid. I turned it on thinking that it wouldn't be as good in retrospect but here I am talking about it! Top ten material.

Shining Force III in par with FFVII counterwighted through battle-system, storyline and replay value.

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30.Hack Series

... How is this not higher. Probably one of the best stories ever created. And the characters? So in depth. Battle system is the most insane though. God this deserves way way betteer than.2% :( breaks my heart


um... have u guyz ever even played grandia...ok the first one is alrite, but the second and the third are sick. Think i should belong in 1st place. If u disagree then play it then think again.

Lolz this list sucks, if you have played all of the above you KNOW that grandia does not belong at the bottom, morons

The first grandia for psx is a game I looked for, for around 4 years before finding it again, and that was the whole search worth. I've only recently tried Grandia 2, but it didn't live up to expectations, so in my heart, Grandia 1 is by far the best


Unlike a lot of games on this list, the Ultima games are actually RPGs... Not on-the-rails melodramas with loads of fighting (JRPGs) and Zelda, which is an action/adventure! There is no doubt that JRPGs were originally influenced by games like Ultima I and IV, but they never developed beyond it, and while they may be fun for a while, they ultimately become tedious and boring. There are notable exceptions like Chrono Trigger, but even some of the most celebrated JRPG titles like FFVII don't stand up to scrutiny when you come back to them with more gaming experience and shrug off the nostalgia. So why are the Ultima games RPGs? It's mainly because you get plonked into a big, bad world and can do what you like. I don't consider the on-the-rails linear nature of most JRPGs to really give you the chance to roleplay at all... When I'm controlling a character and being forced by the game to attempt to kill an ally as part of an exploitative and contrived adolescent plot (you know what game ...more

Ultima VII I & II = Complete Freedom. Great history and plot, rune alphabet is something awesome... the real sensation to be there is unique... ships, weapons, hidden treasures... all at the reach of your hand for the first moment if you know where to find them... no linear or level restriction to use a weapon...

This were truly RPGs...

How can someone vote something else? Ultima is by far the best ROLE-PLAYING-GAME EVER MADE.

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34Far East of Eden
35Golden Sun

Here is why Golden Sun is the BEST and the MOST EPIC RPG I love most:
-The Story is just... Epic, the characters are growing into your heart, and the story makes your courage stronger.
-The music is so awesome: it makes your courage and adrenalin much stronger, and you can't stop hearing it! For example: Venus Lighthouse. And the music makes the game ambiance and atmosphere epic and stronger.
-Battle system and GBA graphics: normally, I don't care about graphics, but CAMELOT always uses the best graphics. The battle system is one of the best as well.
-Long Gameplay:
Well, the name says everything: The game is very long and you'll spend much time playing it.

Finally this game is mentioned, its one of the best rpg I've ever played

this is not only the best RPG I've ever played it's the best game ever

I'm still waiting impatiently for the 3DS one.

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36The Witcher

With the best story, deep characters and epic, mature lore this should be in the top 10.

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37Dragon Quest

I loved to play dragon quest when I was a child an never played something I would compare to it ever again, what is the reason why I still play it 10 years later, it deserves way more than place 36

Dragon Quest really is a RPG Series, unlike many listed here, and deserves much better than 32nd place

I play tested Dragon Warrior I for NES. I hated it at the time, but played it some months later and ended up enjoying it.

How is this not higher on this list?

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38Panzer Dragoon
39The Legend of Dragoon

Best RPG I've ever played. The story is great, and the battle system is very refreshing. My cousins and I had a hard time beating the final boss, we all took turns trying to take him down, I finally got him on my third try. It's worth beating him just to see the ending, which pulls on your heart strings.

This is Sickening this is the only rpg game I have ever "beat" I've been stuck on the final boss for like 4years I was trying daily for like 2 weeks then sorta gave up and have been doing it off and on this game is #1

So underrated. Great game and after I beat it I was begging for a sequel. If you give it a chance you will be begging for another game as well! It definitely tops Final Fantasy. Swag

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40Might and Magic

I have found the best games in the series to be: MM6, MM8 and MM9, but I loved all MM6-MM9 games. I recommend them to any RPG fun. The characters' skills are well balanced, the quests are numerous. Too bad that 3DO does not exist any longer to develop the series. UBISOFT just destroyed the series with that so called MM10 which has nothing to do with any previous game and also Heroes of Might and Magic V is far bellow IV in strategy (except graphics which is better)

Loved these games. Darkside of Xeen (no.5) kept me mesmerised for years as a kid, it was such a harsh and unforgiving environment, with epic adventure music and beautiful imaginative 256 colour graphics. The quests, characters, items were all very engrossing and well balanced. plenty of humor and riddles strewn along the way make this one of my all time favourites. Might and magic 3,4 and 6 also deserve mention, being of excellent calibre, though not quite on the same level as the epicness of MM5.

5 great games, 3 ok games and dozens of related games (like Heroes of Might and Magic I-V) for computers and consoles. A decade of RPG fun.

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