Best RPG Series Of All Time

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41Mount & Blade

How is this not here?

Mount&Blade is a single-player, action-oriented role-playing game without any fantasy elements, which takes place in a medieval land named Calradia. The game features a sandbox gameplay style, in which there is no storyline present. The player is able to join one of the five battling factions, fight as a mercenary, assume the role of an outlaw, or take a neutral sideReception on Mount&Blade has overall been positive.

Reviewers praised the game for its innovative combat mechanics, complex character skill system, and large modding community

42Dark Cloud

First Adventure RPG game on the PS2. It set the bar pretty high, had a different take on things with the building system.

43Dungeons and Dragons

I'm extremely shocked that D&D isn't at the top of this list. How quickly people forget their roots, and this series is what started it all. - MovieSounds

D&D gave us the world that Baldur's Gate is set in, it gave the mechanics used in KOTOR, and is the RPG that set the standard for the entire genre and is still used in RPG's today.

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45Dark Souls

Is everyone else kidding me? The things on the first page, Skyrim and all that anime themed stuff... is nowhere near as well produced and atmosphere inducing as this game... the difficulty of those games is also incredibly easy, making the player pretty much a god. Dark souls makes it so that you are weaker than others, and you can feel that coming down on you as a 1 ton hammer. It makes you get good. It motivates you because it is shrouded with mystery. Zelda? Oh that game with the polygons moving around and the most boring gameplay of all time? oh yeah... THAT Zelda... and somehow it's second...

While many hate it for its difficulty Dark Souls is one of the best RPGs around with amazing combat, cool bosses and dungeon and awesome weapons. You can mild your character however you want and play however you want. Even though you don't get much story or side quests the ones you get are basically a reward for the time you put into a boss. Plus there are actually a lot of side quests and such you just have to find them!

Superb melee combat, brutal difficulty, extreme sense of achievement when progress is made.

Dying is how you progress no other game has anything like it it's brilliant

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46Grand Theft Auto

Why isn't this higher? One of the best selling series of all time. Great characters, modern land, and a great, cynical look on modern America. Maybe it's not the traditional dungeon and dragon RPG, but it's certainly as open and fun as any traditional RPG.

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47Phantasy Star

yes i agree phantasy star is one of the greatest rpg games i am a level 91 and the game never gets boring with online

The characters were solid, the mazes amazing, the puzzles difficult

The god_father of all RPG's should never get a rating of this kind of "disrespect. " Who decided this list anyway, my 11 year old.

Phantasy Star was the first RPG I played and also the best!

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If you are referring to ARCANUM of steamworks and magick I refuse to believe anyone whose actually played it would put it this low. If this was not the game intended get off your butt and give the game a try. It will blow your little RPG mind with the creativity and redefining game tactics.

It was really fantastic! They diverse set of skills your character could master was astounding. Sure it was isometric, but the world was very skillfully made. Hurling fireballs or firing a Tesla gun? Using a full plate set or a magnetized top hat to stop projectiles? Alchemy or chemistry? So many choices. Plus you could switch between real-time fights or turned based in the blink of an eye.

This RPG with a really original world, a mix of industrialization and medieval magic, should be rated a lot higher. I spent days and days hooked on it.

Wish they made Arcanum 2

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50Baten Kaitos

Baten Katios for the gamecube has to be some of the most innovative and fun rpgs I have ever played.


Why I like this rpg so much is the epicness, I love how they put Hitler near the final boss in persona 2 inoccent sin.

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53World of Warcraft

Be serious, best selling, largest community on the Earth, biggest in game world, good graphics, easy control, most addicted game, BUT, is not RPG is the best MMORPG.

That's nice. I myself play world of warcraft.
I must say it is very good. I just started playing it!

All it needs is to drink more from magic the gathering in next expansions and it will be perfect!

Clearly the most comprehensive rpg ever designed

54Monster Hunter

Really awesome and really hard to get into. That's probably why this serie isn't that popular.


The level cap of 9999 makes this game very interesting. The story is very childish with little adult humor but it is worth playing for its unique leveling system. Every item, weapon, and piece of armor can be leveled up. There are unlimited plays through and you can build your team any way you choose. This is one of the best tactics games available.

57Breath of Fire

Why is this ranked so low? Maybe because it's just not as commercially popular, but Breath of Fire 2 was THE TRUTH! It had the best characters, the story went at a great pace, awesome graphics... it was simple, but interesting at the same time. This should be higher.

One was awesome, Two was just plain alright....

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I Remember finding this game by chance. (always been a a fan of square's games) Tried it out and damn was I surprised? The in depth storyline and character progression! The problems the in game world had was almost like an mirror to our own ''world'' anyways the game itself was so great that I (A great FF fan at that! ) must say it kind of beats some of my old favorites.

Most epic story I've ever seen in a video game, and this game only tells Episode V out of six episodes in the entire Xenoverse! If you're like me and value story in an RPG, this game has a really high re-playability.

The best RPG game on the PSX! And one of the greatest games of all time!

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59Dragon Age

Wizardry VII is by far the best RPG there ever was. It mixes rpg and adventure genres into a perfect blend. So many items, so many special abilities, great automapping system and a huge world with unique atmosphere.



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