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21 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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22 Deus Ex Deus Ex
23 Dragon Age: Inquisition 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.

24 Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

* Easily the most underrated game of all time! Thank IGN for finally including this masterpiece in their Best PC Games of All Time List- it deserves the recognition.

* Before KOTOR. Before Mass Effect. Before Dragon Age. Before Oblivion and Skyrim. THIS GAME. BG2 had it all: incredible story, beautiful/immersive world, superb music/voice acting, memorable companions, and epic gameplay.

* The game is over 10 years old now, and it's still wildly entertaining (even with today's cutting edge graphics). It's a game you can pick up time and time after again and still find refreshing.

* Did I mention plot already? This is early Bioware with its full creativity and without any modern gaming constraints (having to rely heavily on reading text). As a result, BG2 has enormous scope (I've lost track of how many hours of gameplay it has). It has a very unique and epic-defining plot that's still riveting today after all the RPGs that have been produced since.

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The best rpg out there. I have played it more times then I can count, I just picked it up again not long ago, and I still think no other rpg can even compare to the story line, game play and in the depth characters. They can even fight others in your party if they get pissed enough at them! What other rpg has done that? The game can range wildly from very easy to insanely hard depending on how you set it up, making it a good game for all.

THE best game I have ever played. My first RPG ever and I love it! I discovered it on the DVD for Dungeons and Dragons and fell in love! The story is amazing, the plot makes me feel epic, and I love that the companions you meet have their own personalities. Mods make the game different every time. You can play a new person with every play through. The game can entertain you for a very long time. And the battles can be epic. If you're someone who cares about story more than graphics you will LOVE this game! - Lizardbitch

Simply the best RPG in the world.

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25 Suikoden II 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.

Greatest game of all-time. Amazing and compelling storyline. Who cares if it's a PS1 game. Still better than anything before or since.

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26 Kingdom Hearts 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!

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

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27 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

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

Ah, badass characters, wild soundtrack, fun interactive fighting with almost 50 moves with different commands, and a good story. Oh and it is actually fun.

What!? Only 1%?!?! This totally overcomes Halo and Call of Duty. Dummies.

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28 Suikoden Suikoden
29 Final Fantasy Tactics 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.

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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...

31 Dark Souls Dark Souls

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 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

I love this game because you can make whatever you want of the story. Also the difficulty is high but it is also balanced. Also I made my character look like stalin so I can invade as a red phantom to seize the means of soul production as a red menace

This game set the limits of every tryhard RPG lover. It simply doesn't give you any chance of underestimating opponents, every mistake is paid in full. Pretty hard and challenging.

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32 Fable II 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

33 Fallout: New Vegas 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.

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34 Pokemon Gold Pokemon Gold V 1 Comment
35 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 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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36 Planescape: Torment 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.

How the hell is this AMAZING game only Number 47?! Games that aren't even RPGs are ahead of this! Words cannot express how disappointed I'm feeling.

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37 Fable III 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 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 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!

Everyone must experience this game. The only reason why it's not as well known is because it came out in late 2008 on the PS2 in America and has its remake on the PS Vita. I got a Vita for Persona 4: Golden alone and it was worth every penny. - Zeebs

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39 Chrono Cross 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.

It's a shame Chrono Cross was compared to Chrono Trigger. They expected something different from CC, and that is what hurt its reputation so much.

This game deserves so much more love.

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40 Fable: The Lost Chapters 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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