Best RPG Video Games

The Top Ten

1 Elder 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 ...more

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

This is obviously the best console game in the world. This tops off all the Elder Scrolls games at Number One.

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2 Chrono Trigger

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.

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.

This is simply one of the best RPGs made ever and it owes that to several characters with great particularities and abilities, the great tech combination system, awesome characters that make you feel the game and an incredible story that shouldn't ever be forgotten due to it's awesomeness. It's probably my 3rd favourite.

Skyrim is hardly even an rpg and by now it's dated to hell. Unlike Chrono Trigger which despite being almost 25 years old still holds up today and has everything that makes an RPG great: choices, great characters, an amazing storyline, and of course, this game has the best soundtrack of any video game ever. - wizardlarry

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3 Final 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

Get this higher. - RevolverOcelot

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4 Star 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

There should be a team of people working to create a game like this every year

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5 Fallout 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

I was completely engrossed in this game. I would arrive home from football and just play for hours and hours. The Story is incredible. The options boundless. The history extensive beyond belief. This game was my second life, and that my friends is the epitome of the rpg.

To be honest this game is pretty bad. I don't get to the appeal, especially since there are much better fallout games.

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6 The 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 ...more - 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.

It’s made by Bethesda

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7 Earthbound

I jut finished playing it for the first time, and I must say that I was enamored by it! The graphics may be simple given the time of release, but they get the job done. I mean, I think they pull of a lot with what little they have by setting an appropriate mood for each section of the game. The story in of itself is simple, but it's the best kind of simple. By that I mean that the basic plot is pretty straightforward: A group kids must unite on a quest to defeat an evil force. However, the complexity comes from the character dialogue, and the symbolism/undertones created. The battle system would be run-up-the-mill if it weren't for two key features that make you wonder why they aren't a part of every RPG. When any amount of damage is delivered, instead of it immediately being subtracted from the HP meter, it slowly ticks down. If the battle ends before all of the damage is delivered, the excess damage is forgotten about. Also, if your party easily outnumbers an enemy in terms of ...more

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

I loved this game

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8 Final Fantasy VI

The greatest, most influential mainstream rpg ever. This game contains many rpg tropes that later became a staple to the genre. ATB system was mastered on this final fantasy while prior releases were still buggy. There's more than meets the eye in this rpg gameplay wise and quite customizable. Characters are not officially job classed but certainly lean stat/skill wise to particular classes. Its only a matter of equipping the right gear and levelling stats with espers to tweak your characters to your preference. With the varying gear and relic options, battles become something vary unique of its time. For completionists you can easily grind over 100hrs getting secret items/gear, mastering your party and their skills. The characters are engaging as was the storyline. Having a whopping 14 playable characters with no defined lead was something of a first. Music is a class ahead, not many games today put near as much effort into the variety and quality of in game tracks. Aspects like the ...more

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

Kefka is the best villain of Final Fantasy series! While Sephiroth kill girlfriends,Kefka try to destroy the world and himself!

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9 Dragon 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

The IGN review says all that needs to be said

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10 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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

It's one of the most underrated Mario games of all time. You usually don't see this criminally underrated masterpiece on people's lists of best Mario games. Why? Probably because of how witty the overall game is. It's not just a Mario version of Final Fantasy. This is my favorite Mario RPG game. Paper Mario: Sticker Star is my most hated, though.

I played part of it on the emulator it was awesome except tablet controls made me go in directions I didn't want to go to. I will try to get it on my Wii U sometime so I could play it. Overall rating: Infinite/1

Geno for Smash 5.

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The Contenders

11 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Rpg that has fun fights, characters you care about, and the sense of fear so you will need to prepare for each big fight instead of going straight at it

I know it hasn't made its debut yet but go check the game trailer out on youtube... Simply amazing. It's an RPG fan's dream come true! Must check out the trailer

Don't think anything will ever top the elder scrolls for me, but Wild Hunt deserves much higher than #16 so it gets my vote.

Literally the best game I've ever played.Playing it for the first time left a nice taste in my mouth.

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12 Mass 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.


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13 Mass Effect 2

Amazing hybrid of RPG and FPS. In addition to an incredibly engaging cast of characters, the game builds up to the single greatest endgame of any RPG ever made.

Try to list 27 RPG games better than this one that you've played. Best game I've ever played anyhow. The dialogue is realistic and it's actually fun to pick what you want Shepherd to say. Endless replayability, amazing storyline, great graphics, and overall just really fun.

One of the most epic games bioware has made. Feels like you are playing a movie full of epic moments. Has a lot of replay value, which is a must for every decent RPG.

Really awesome

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14 Fallout

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.

Although there are RPG games I personally prefer such as Fallout 3, PS:T, Earthbound and FF6/7. This is the quintessential isometric RPG for me and in my eyes, is the best, of all with little to no faults.

It was between this and Earthbound for me. Both are wildly original, masters of their respective sub genres and unbelievably memorable, Fallout wins due to a more enjoyable combat experience whilst I find Earthbound's lacking somewhat and the setting of the wastes is my favourite of any game series.

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.

How is this not number 1?

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15 Pokemon 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.

*clap's* Pokemon is my favorite.

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16 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Amazing game. Although, I don't consider this game as an RPG really. - thatnormalguy

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.

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

One of the best videos ever made but not an RPG and shouldn't be on the list - germshep24

Lol not even an rpg but still good game

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17 Dragon Age: Inquisition

I loved this game. I have played it 3X, and usually by the time I get to the end of one of these games I've had enough, and shelf them. It's what I have compared everything else to since. I thought that the story was good, the changing characters in your party and playing as those characters was great.

Played this game it was good, I mostly liked the cutsense - bjinmaro64

I love dis gaem it should be on the top 10 list fu

18 Deus Ex
19 Diablo 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.

This game is a masterpiece. - Aguythatpeopleignores

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20 Tales 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.

The only reason this is not number one is because most people have never played it. Best characters: ". Best storyline: ". Great audio and graphics especially for the time: ". Replayability: ". Get this to #1

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21 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

I really wish more people knew about this game. If you're scrolling by this list and see this game, don't dismiss it or pass right by looking for some newer or edgier game, or for any other reason. Even if it turns out that you don't like this game, you have to give it a chance, since it is a masterpiece! I could talk about each individual good thing about it, but that would take way too long, and I've already done that on enough lists and it gets pretty repetitive. I just want everyone to know how great this game is. It's my favorite Paper Mario game, my favorite RPG Mario game, my favorite Mario game, my favorite RPG, and my favorite game of all time! I really wish I could erase my memories of this game and then play it again so I could discover this game for the first time all over again and be surprised by it's greatness. This game is worth your time!

The best game on the Gamecube, and the best RPG ever. It has the best storyline of any Mario game, plus better humor than most games today. And I would like to take advantage of this moment and say: Call of Duty sucks.

This game takes more than just button pressing to beat you really need to think to beat it. It can be hard at times best game I have ever played on any video gaming console. Must play

Such a great game. It's a tragedy that Paper Mario franchise had to fall as low as it has.

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22 Suikoden II

I'm yet to come across a game with a story line as powerful as this one. Couple that with the unbelievably deep characters and it makes one of the greatest games of all time. This game will stay with me forever, just like a great book or movie. Even though the characters and story would definitely be the game's strengths, but it's also difficult to find any weaknesses. Gameplay, soundtrack, minigames, all are equally as good. I could see some people disliking the 2-D, but the trade off (as it's a PS1 game) would be a crisper and cleaner looking game than some of the 3-D titles, not to mention the hand-drawn character portraits.

Not perhaps... but rather is the best game ever. As a gamer, I have played so many games in my life and Suikoden 2 is the best game that I have ever played and will play. It's a game that touches your heart. All the emotions are so lively; and the game will stick with you forever. Personally, I do not understand why others are not voting for Suikoden, it is sad how the best game ever is underrated. While in fact, we should be cherishing it's perfection.

The best RPG game ever, especially for it's story line.

It's not a classic legend like a hero who defeats the villains, nor about saving the world or humanity from destruction.
It's about the lost childhood, cruelty, casualties of war, warfare, friendship, sacrifice, and the interwined fate of people, and many more.

Try it, and I believe you will agree if this one is really underrated.

Easily my favorite RPG and close to my favorite game. A classic.

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23 Fallout: New Vegas

How is this not here? It plays like fallout 3 but with a few more perks etc. The only difference is the setting and the story. Instead of being set in Washington, it's set in Nevada Las/New vegas. It has more content, more quests, better open world, more weapons, armor, you name it. It has great voice acting and your choices in game actually matters. There are several different endings and more.

Yeah it's good but I still think the madden football series is a better rpg. - DJRainFlame

This game sucks!...said no one ever

Best game ever!

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24 Dark Souls

I used to play skyrim a lot... Then I decided to buy this game for $20 all my friends told me not too because it is supposed to be extremely unfair, since that day (quite a long time ago) I have not even thought of touching a single other game because this is just so perfect. People say Dark Souls sucks cause it's to hard, I have two things to say to that 1. GIT good CASUAL 2. Actually try the game and uncover the masterpiece that it is

This game is off the wall. This game is so awesome. It the best game. This games as hard boss. It go to 794 level. If you love super hard game this is it. This game is a amazing storyline this game is the best gaming game ever this game will train your brain this is the best game to train your brain. I will buy this game and if you do buy it you will have fun

I think Dark Souls is the best RPG ever made, no, the best game period. It has the most engaging, touching, and interesting lore in all of gaming, the mechanics are perfectly simple to pick up, and reward you for mastering them. Dark Souls isn't about beating you down and laughing at your broken beaten body, it rewards you for learning it. The game celebrates player achievement.

8% of this forum are just Skyrim casuals

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25 Morrowind

Having Morrowind so low is an utter tradgedy; it's by far the best game in the Elder Scrolls series. The only fronts on which Oblivion and Skyrim surpass Morrowind are:
- GRAPHICS! 11! ONE! - which, nedless to say, do not make the game. If you're playing an RPG primarily for the graphics... You're doing it wrong.
- Voice acting instead of text - this is the main advantage the two other games have going for them. However, despite a lack of voice acting, the world in Morrowind is far more realistic than the relative "theme park" worlds of its 2 successors. And I strongly believe reading text is preferable to sub par voice acting, of which the other 2 games have had their fair share.
- Character customisation (aesthetic only) - so basically, you don't get to adjust the shape of your character's eyebrows. Get over it.

Fronts on which Morrowind surpasses its 2 successors:
- More skills
- More weapon types
- More armour types
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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.

I tried morrow ins on my Xbox. I didn't like it for some reason. I don't know, maybe it's because I was six - cdxtreme

It is 2018 and I still play it. If they remade this game, with a modern graphics, I'd buy it for $500 without any hesitation. From its times there were hundreds of better looking games. But the climate, mood, characters, freedom of choices of the Morrowind are incomparable.

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26 Kingdom Hearts II

Love It! (This is inroinic is is higer on the best video games list) Whis was higher (better than Tales of Symphonia)!

This is truly the best videogame ever.

1: Kingdom Hearts II
2: Kingdom Hearts I
3: The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim - Alpha101

27 Suikoden

My favorite in the series, very good use of 108 characters, and the combat isn't bad either. Simple RPG, yet it does a lot. - NuMetalManiak

28 Kingdom Hearts

A game that shows both the bitterness and gleeful side of our hearts. The graphics and the music are sublime and their work of art are even better than many great artists and composers. The miraculous game that God has created!

How could this not be number 1! Is one of the best RPG games ever and has had many platinum awards!

I love this game so much! Needs to be on top!

Kh is a game that will last through the hearts of fans and will live on forever.

29 Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy Tactics was single handedly the best game I've ever played. Over at least the past ten years, I've been able to pick it up and play it anytime and actually enjoy. It's a shame the style of the game died out. The only other game I know of that relatively matched the style was Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits which was pretty good. But Tactics has it all, except for a challenging last boss, which is why I never actually tried to beat it.

What can I say, this game is just amazing. If not the best plain rpg, it is easily the best strategy rpg.

Yes yes and yes

30 Breath of Fire III

I really love to play this game, but unfortunatelly, the disc was broken and I couldn't continued my saved game... I love to spend my time for fishing... I hope I can still finished this game...

It has its moments, and Garr is a great character in this game. But the story sort of falls apart after Ryu becomes an adult and it was hard to follow. I enjoyed the first half of it though, the parts involving the horsemen duo in particular, and the jazz soundtrack is unique. - NuMetalManiak

31 Fable II

I really loved this game. Storyline and everything really think in should be in top ten but not to high

Its an amazing game I played it through 5 times each time was unique I have a special place for this game in my heart

32 Secret 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! ;)

Multiplayer rpg!

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33 Final 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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34 Pokemon Gold

I enjoy the remake of Pokemon gold

Best Pokémon game of all time!

35 Planescape: Torment

Maybe my favourite RPG. The idea of it is just mad : taking away all the traditional RPG characteristics. No sword, no armor, impossibility to die. So what's left? A huge universe, a vast philosophical and poetical meditation about death, about memories, about the essence of man. This is the kind of game that broadens your world. - Bentham

Planescape: Torment is the best RPG ever! Even Baldurs Gate 2 is not so good as this masterpiece. Sure it depends how you describe a "good" RPG. Planescape is a game like a book. You read and read and read. There are not many battles in the game, so if a good RPG must be with many battles for you, than Planescape isn't the best. But it's the story of Planescape that is so fantastic. The setting is a different one like in other RPGs. Here you are no hero saving the world. You are only a man who doesn't know who he is and doesn't know why he can't die. All in the game is so badass. I cried as I played it the first time. AD&D at its best. Really this game must be the number one. You learn so much about the multiverse of D&D here. I could explain so many details of the game but I'm not in the mood to do so. Buy this game and play it! Feel it! This game could change your real life! Trust me!

What can change the nature of a man? That question has always stuck with me after playing this game. Can't believe rubbish like final fantasy 7 has more votes than this masterpiece {and yes I have played both}. This game is truly a unique and never tried again approach to RPGs, a truly life changing experience, I really cannot recommend this enough do yourself a favour and get it now.

The best story in rpg of all time

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36 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

On of the best RPG ever! The most incredible storyline, awesome soundtrack and the most vivid characters I saw in video games. That's not a simple game - it's a true masterpiece!

Let Japan handle the RPG business, Persona 4 is the best RPG ever!

Just play this amazing game best game of all time enough said

Whoever don't pick P4 has a bad taste. This is the first game that I've found has literally almost everything. You got the tense, you got the Joy, you got the adventure, and the most important you got the awesome music. So why not play P4? It's worth Your 80 hours man!

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37 Fable III

This game, simply put, wasn't great. It was worse than the second, which was in turn worse than the original. But if you were to play it without the first one as a baseline, it's not a necessarily bad game. Don't get me wrong, I would never recommend it over the original and after playing it twice, the only reason I will replay it is if I were really REALLY bored, however it could have been worse.

This game was a waste of time. I did every possible quest and repaired everything and I beat the game in 3 days. This game is 3 times worse than the second fable game, its a disgrace. Horrible storyline and choices

One of the best RPG games I ever played. The free will: The choice to be Good Or Evil they give you is what makes this game one of a kind of the genre.

This game sorta sucks except it has a few perks.

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38 Chrono Cross

It hard to find the similar game like chrono trigger, but this game almost have the same experience like that game. I love those both game, is there any game which have the same topic, like time machine, parallel world, dream perhaps?

BETTER than Chrono Trigger, especially the soundtrack and art style. It's a tragedy to the rpg world this is not in the top 10. My god, and what a HUGE tragedy. I voted for this even though it's not my #1 choice just so it can get more recognized... What a shame for it to have 0.2% - big time ouch! Not only one of the best rpgs but one of the finest games ever created! A forgotten masterpiece lost in time by the gaming community.

Probably the greatest soundtrack I've heard in a video game.

41 on the list? this is madness, without a doubt, the greatest rpg of all times, surpassing chrono trigger

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39 Runescape

This is a great game, I've been playing for years, it might not have the best graphics but the game is full of things to do. You're bored? Try it.

This game is underestimated, Looked down apon as a kids game, yet it is the opposite. It's a great game, with endless material. If your looking to get your head wrapped around something for a little bit, this will get you busy for years.

I have played this game for may years and it's one of the best medieval games out of all the other ones that I have played.

Great graphics and a awesome story the perfect rpg to play on a computer for free. - DJRainFlame

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40 Fable: The Lost Chapters

Fable Lost Chapters is the most incredible title release in the series. I love the original leveling system & the numerous boss battles. My favorite being both of the Jack of Blades battles & I love how if you choose you can wear Jacks Sick Mask & That tight purple Pimp Hat! Oh the memorys this game can bring to your life are of epic proportions! All enjoy! Peace & Love

this is a great game... I love how you can choose whether your good or evil. - Batgirl

This game should be above Fable 2 and 3 on the list. This was the best game I've ever played. Their will be a remake of Fable:The Lost Chapters for Xbox 360, it will be called "Fable: Anniversary".

Awesome game, with great gameplay mechanics

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41 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Words cannot describe this masterpiece. You must try it before you can say it's no good. I swear that at first glance it doesn't look too good but after 1 hour of playing, man I felt like I was changing the whole story, your actions have repercussions, and the atmosphere is just gloomy and supernatural.

This game is really good. It just makes you keep playing, it intrigues you with the storyline, which is at your choice. I love that I have to choose between options and I still love the fact that I am in control of the story. Shame Troika isn't between the Greats of Gaming. Should have worked side by side with Bethesda for Skyrim.

What to say?
It sticks with you and you wanna play it all over again, even if it's just to wander in that amazingly achieved environment and to hear all the characters again! Even the sound effects and the music are awesome!
Simply unforgettable, really! - Condotierre

It is amazing to see such an unknown game at the top 20 just says that he is the greatest (because it has a great succes to playerss ratio)
Best game I have ever played

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42 Borderlands 2

Should be much higher on the list! Definitely one of the best games so far in this decade in my opinion! Best of the series, had a good story, hilarious writing & characters, and overall really fun RPG elements! All 4 characters are very fun to use, and extensive amount of weapons and gear to earn all throughout the game!

How is this so low? It should be up there with skyrim. - MetalPope

Very fun, but I always feel limited to where I can go - imabigpotato

43 World of Warcraft

Depending on the time you play you can play this game without an end, I have been playing for 6 years now there has been plenty expansion packs but I conclude this covers all of WoW and its expansions, The goal in this game is to level up and follow quest learning more about the lore of the world of warcraft which is mostly based on the warcraft RTS games but then as MMORPG, once you hit the max. level you get the chance to endlesly "raid" = do dungeons with 10-25 people to get better gear and higher damage per second, healing or be the one who takes the mobs and bosses on you as "tank" which they call ingame that needs a lot of health points. With new, better stronger and harder bosses after every room or gate. All together this is a great game wich easely beats the 100 hours rpg offline games I read about cause you can spend thousands inhere with other people socialising and advancing in the game with other real living players. The only downside is the ...more

Click the tick if you are a nolife. Seriously world of warcraft is for those who don't want a girlfriend or have no friends outside internet. Good when you are 10 though!

Although WoW has it's draw backs its still one of the best MMORPGs out there, the subscription is a pain just for a game but I feel its worth it because you can never truly beat it

Just like age of empires but a race twist in it which is exciting! For fiction lovers n RPG game lovers.
It is so much more fun with the expansion 'Frozen Throne' and then the DotA maps.
It is full awesomeness and pure thrill throughout till the end of every game, practically for one hour!
Its not like other games where everything is setup for the user to make the game play simple n convenient. it is the most differenf game, with a combination of unique heroes, each having special abilities, bu which you have to kill opponent heroes and ultimately win the epic battel to defend the ancients!

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44 Mother 3

Elder scrolls oblivions? I'm surprised to say the least I was expecting to see Final fantasy 7 number one. Also some of these games really don't seem like rpgs namely fallout which really seems more like a sandbox game with karma involved. Matters not, for none of them can even remotely compete to the genius of this game. It has quirky characters, fantastic battle sequences, a large amount of things to do, and a story that will leave a bigger impact on your life than any video game, and quite possibly any movie as well. You simply cannot buy a more fantastic game, and currently you can get it for free.

A masterpiece. It has some of my favorite characters and it's very emotional. I teared up. And I don't do that often. The enemies are weird, the story is great and the characters have different personalities, and they might be relatable.

This is personally known to me as the only game in the world to leave an emotional mark. The ending really leaves you with an extremely special feeling.

Amazing Rpg with a great cast of characters and nice soundtrack with a cool story and graphics.

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45 Dark Souls III

Honestly the best game I've ever played and a great ending for the Souls series.

The last souls game and it's amazing should be higher From software Tried their Absolute Best to make this the perfect souls game. The combat is the perfect combination of Bloodborne and Dark Souls 1 - Aguythatpeopleignores

Just beat this game. It's one of the best RPGs ever made. Someone who never played any Souls game will never understand why the Souls franchise is one of the best franchiseses of gaming history.
Should be at least top 5 in my opinion

46 Fallout 4

Not an RPG - IdubbbzTV

This beautiful game puts you into your own character personality be it a vigerlante, helpful friend or just a dick. I can't stress how good this game is so if you haven't bought it then do yourself a favour by getting this now. Please, if you'll keep shooter RPGs then this is the God of them and probably all games (opinion)

This is by far the worst Fallout game in the main series. It's been gutted of its roleplay elements and turned into a boring FPS.

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48 Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

One of my all time favorite console RPG's. Great story, very likable characters that grow on you, classic game.

This really should be in the Top 10. The characters, story, and gameplay are wonderful. - NuMetalManiak

Most people nowadays think Call of Duty ^^ halo are the best games ever... But I'll never forget this game, it had the best story I've seen... Amazing game, surely the greatest RPG..

49 Paper Mario

Amazing game. Not as good as it's successor in my opinion, but still great. Perfect if you're looking for a fun RPG with quick-time elements.

The first Paper Mario was pretty decent, showed some pretty fun RPG combat while remaining on the easy side most of the game. - NuMetalManiak

This needs to be waay higher! Come on people it's paper Mario, who doesn't love this game?

This game is awesome compared to Color Crash... err... I meant Splash. - computerfan0

50 Final Fantasy IX

The best game I have ever played. Amazing story, awesome characters, great gameplay, and of course the amazing music. This game somehow encompasses both the old school ff-feel and the awesome storytelling of newer ff's. It also has the best sidequests I have ever seen in a jrpg, the chocobo quest was almost a game by itself.

Unlike... every other game created by mankind (at least that I've played) this game is literally flawless. Not a single problem with it that can't be justified. - arbeZameniC

The best game ever. It is a work of art that examines the philosophy of life in an exciting and thought provoking way. The characters and music are immense.

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