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?

This is the best game! You get so many choices! You can be different species, different genders, you can be a warrior, an assassin, a thief, a wizard, a vampire, or a werewolf! You can choose from so many different quests! It is the absolute best

This is the first game in the Elder Scrolls series where you actually fight dragons - ElSherlock

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2 Chrono Trigger

On the surface, nothing's different. But it's SO GREAT!
I still haven't beaten it but it still deserves to be considered the best.
Unlike other RPGs, I look forward to encounters. You know, in final fantasy or pokemon (or almost any other rpg) I'm always like : damn it, an encounter. In this game, I'm always like: YEAH! Time to fight!

I'm 15, and I heard about the game 3 months ago. I just want to warn people of the older generation that newer gamers DON'T KNOW AT ALL about chrono trigger and it's greatness. I had to do some digging (top 10 snes games lists. and I'm also among the very few who are interested in games before the current console) to find out about the game. It was about 2 months later that I heard about how much people loved the game. Even now I still don't realize how much this game is known and loved. It's not even part of the snes classic (BIG TRAGEDY BY THE WAY)! AT one point in my english class, my teacher presented a plt diagram with chrono trigger ...more

This game has multiple endings - ElSherlock

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.

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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.

Best game ever

This game has a great plot - ElSherlock

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4 Fallout 3

There are many side quests to do in this game - ElSherlock

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.

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5 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

The game introduces a villain, Darth Malak, who is an awesome villain, who almost did a same thing as Darth Vader does - ElSherlock

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

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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

This game has a large map - ElSherlock

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.

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7 Final Fantasy VI

The music in this game is awesome - ElSherlock

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

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8 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

By all means jaw dropping

The voice acting in this game is well done - ElSherlock

Masterpiece, what else is there to say?

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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9 Earthbound

The final boss Giygas is considered as one of the most bizarre and disturbing video game enemies of all time that it was became one of well known urban legends - ElSherlock

Underrated

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.

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10 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.

Pokemon red is the best on the entire list

This is a good JRPG

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The Contenders

11 Mass Effect 2

The combat system is hugely improved over the first game - ElSherlock

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.

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12 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..

The IGN review says all that needs to be said

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

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13 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

This game started the RPG sub-franchise of the Mario games, with its "sequels" being the Paper Mario series and Mario & Luigi series - ElSherlock

Geno for Smash 5.

Great game. New characters. Awesome story line. Great use of Mario characters. What's not to love?

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

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14 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

15 Morrowind

This game is so good, and it's actually an RPG unlike Skyrim. Also I played Morrowind for the first time in 2018 so it's not nostalgia.

Good game - ElSherlock

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
- Gameplay which requires you to ...more

This game is a better RPG than Skyrim

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16 Mass Effect

The graphics of this game are good - ElSherlock

YESSS I used to play his game all the time. I think its probably better that call of duty

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

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17 Fallout: New Vegas

First Fallout I played, this game will always have a special place in my heart especially after Fallout 76

The Karma mechanic is back in this game - ElSherlock

Personally I think and believe that this game is better than all of the other elder scrolls and fallout games at least in terms of story and play style. You have a lot of options for what you want to do in this game. you can choose your own paths and how you want to play the game. The only thing that I think sucks about this game is the slow pace of it, the poor graphics, and the bugs

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.

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18 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

19 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

What the heck is this game

This game has ton of likable characters - ElSherlock

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.

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20 Final Fantasy VIII

The rivalry between Seifer and Squall is one of the best of this video game - ElSherlock

Ultimecia is the only reason I played the friggin game, I mean who else can have so much cleveage and get away with it? - sapphirewhirlwind

One of the best stories ever created, this Final Fantasy deserved more than what it received.

Compelling storyline with in depth character customization. Best of the series.

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21 Pokemon Gold

I enjoy the remake of Pokemon gold

Best Pokémon game of all time!

22 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This isn't a RPG game - ElSherlock

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

Not exactly and rpg but whatever,

Lol not even an rpg but still good game

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23 Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

This game has more characters to choose from compared to the original game, each with unique abilities - ElSherlock

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.

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24 Fallout

This game has a very complex combat system that allows for lot of combat strategies and ways to defeat enemies - ElSherlock

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.

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25 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

I'm sorry but this over P5? EXCUSE ME WHAT? - fwed

The game has a much more modern setting than most RPGs which are often set in medieval or sci-fi settings - ElSherlock

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!

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26 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

27 Runescape

This game has 45 different characters available for recruitment over the course of the game - ElSherlock

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.

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28 Dark Souls

The DLC offers lots of quests, equipment, bosses, etc - ElSherlock

8% of this forum are just Skyrim casuals

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

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29 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

One of the best games I have ever played. This is one of the few games I have played where everything is polished to perfection. The sounds, music, dialogue, gameplay and most of all the story are all just amazing. If I had to pick a game as the best game ever, this would definitely be it.

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30 Chrono Cross

45 different characters available for recruitment over the course of the game - ElSherlock

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.

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31 Mother 3

The game takes place hundreds of years after Earthbound - ElSherlock

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.

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.

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.

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32 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.

33 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

34 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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35 Tales of Symphonia

The soundtrack of this game is great - ElSherlock

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.

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36 Secret of Mana

The graphics of this game are colorful and vivid - ElSherlock

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! ;)

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37 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..

38 Xenoblade Chronicles

Should be in top 10. This is my best video game of all time. I choose this game because other RPGs are overrated.

Despite the not so great graphics, this game is one of the best gaming experiences I've had. All the environments are astonishing beautiful, that is, if you don't look at anything very closely. The world is gigantic and has a ton of places to explore. The story is also amazing and imersive, and will keep you entertained for something like a hundred hours. The game also offers hundreds of quests to keep you busy after finishing the story. The battle mechanics are a little different, but after some 10 battles you'll feel confortable with this amazing battle style.

Hands-down the best JRPG of all time. Amazing story, great characters, and an intense battle system. If you have a Wii, you'll be doing yourself a favor when this gets released on April 6th, 2012!

This game damn rocks

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39 Suikoden II

The game´s battle system involves six-person parties - ElSherlock

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.

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

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.

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40 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.

41 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Not an RPG game - ElSherlock

The Legend of Zelda games are always the best, especially this game. It has an amazing plot and great controls. It takes a long time to beat the entire game. That is why I think it is the best game.

It's not an RPG, but a great game nonetheless.

What the frick?! The top 51 RPG's don't include Twilight Princess? Has the world gone mad?

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42 Undertale

My favorite rpg if not game ever. Mettaton papyrus flowey and sans are my favorite game characters ever

What is this doing at #115?

Oh no - ElSherlock

Undertale undeniably has the best plot of any RPG. EVERYTHING in the game is incorporated into the story. In this way, the game is untraditional, and it's a relief from all the other generic RPGs out there. What other game calls EXP Execution Points, or includes save points into the plot? And there are so many options! You don't have to fight your opponents. Instead, you can win combats by having conversations with them. You literally decide Frisk's (the protagonist) personality. Will he be the savior of the game, or the mass murderer antagonist? Every choice you make is reflected in dialogue, as well. And don't even get me started on the characters! Every single one has their own personality, their secrets, and you become so attached to them. Considering Undertale's incredible plot mechanics and characters, it definitely deserves the fandom it's amassed.

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43 Paper Mario

The final boss fight is simply epic and amazing - ElSherlock

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?

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44 Fable: The Lost Chapters

There are numerous weapons to obtain in this game - ElSherlock

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".

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45 Panzer Dragoon Saga

It's an RPG non for children, one of the most original worlds that spawned in all RPG, the battle system so original that none have cloned, the history itself is captivating to the last scene, the enemies are so original that many have made brute copies of them and the music is unique as beautiful, that is why the US copies have reached $400.00 this game should be first for their legacy to the RPG's!

This list is fixed by popularity not quality, this game should be number 1

This game goes up to $600 on eBay.

Simple AMAZING!

46 Fire Emblem: Fates
47 Diablo

It was the first rpg game who had fans! Great atmosphere great music good gameplay and story for its age! The cornerstone of rpg videogames!

Fresh meat!

48 Dragon Age II
49 Grandia

Interesting story that starts off slow and funny, but gets real serious later on. A lot of grinding on weapon and magic levels might bring it down though. - NuMetalManiak

50 Final Fantasy IX

This is the best looking Final Fantasy game for the PlayStation 1, with overall great graphics for the console - ElSherlock

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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