Best RPG Series Of All Time

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41 Dark Souls

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

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

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

This has got to be higher up the list. Awesome gameplay, awesome world, awesome game.

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43 Dungeons and Dragons

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

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

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44 Grand Theft Auto

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

This is not an RPG, if it was it would be in the top 10 - venomouskillingmachine

45 Disgaea

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

46 Bioshock

The bioshock series has three stories that will never be forgotten by the player. There's no reason to overlook this game because it's not your basic RPG. It's heavily based on storytelling and has many great characters like an RPG should. WHY ISN'T THIS HIGHER?

This is not even an RPG-game, lol - Bicyclerepairman

47 Baten Kaitos

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

48 Phantasy Star

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

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

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

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

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49 Arcanum

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

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

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

Wish they made Arcanum 2

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50 Monster Hunter

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

51 Xanadu
52 Valkyrie Profile

best rpg series of all time as the title of the thread said with historical, mythological, literature involved - ronluna

Lenneth and Silmeria are not ones to be forgotten...

This game is Difficult, yet interesting mechanics make me love it.

53 Xenogears

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

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

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

In its own way, Xenogears is pretty much evenly matched with Undertale and Xenoblade Chronicles amongst the greatest RPG experiences of all time. - xandermartin98

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54 Dragon Age
55 Wizardry

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



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56 Dragon Force
57 Borderlands

The most unique rpg games and also the best

58 Dragon Warrior
59 Xeno
60 Nippon Ichi Series

Nippon Ichi Software makes great Rpg's but they are underrated.
they deserve WAY more attention then final fantasy and so

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