Best RPG Video Games

The Contenders: Page 2

21 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.

I liked Suikoden I better than this, but it isn't a bad game. Full of customizable parties, several different combat options all at once, and an amazing storyline. Not to mention using Suikoden I data to continue off. What stops this from being any better is the bad dialogue lines at points. - NuMetalManiak

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22 Kingdom Hearts II
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

The Best RPG of all time - IdubbbzTV

Best game ever!

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24 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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25 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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26 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

27 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.

Greatest RPG off al time.

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28 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

29 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

30 Morrowind

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

Ok this game is much better than Oblivion and Skyrim combined. I can;t imagine why this is 16th and not first!

Everything from the art direction, writing, character modeling, etc made this the most immersive and addictive game I have ever played. Not having enemies scale gave a real sense of gaining power over time. Love this game!

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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 Pokemon Gold

Best Pokémon game of all time!

33 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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34 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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35 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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36 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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37 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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38 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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39 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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40 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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