The Top 10 Western RPG's Of All Time

Gamefaqs writes.... If there is one constant in the gaming world it's that nerds love RPG's. Whether it's 5 guys sitting around a table dressed as elves and eating Frito's or one kid grinding for 2 hours to beat that "impossible" boss fight RPG's have had a large place in the lives of people without lives. Within the past 15 years or so, however, RPG's have gotten mainstream acceptance. No, beyond acceptance, mainstream desire. They've become some of the highest rated and best selling games of all time. And it's all thanks to a little series called Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy brought RPG's out of the basement and into the living room.

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Bnet3433124d ago

Glad to see KOTOR 1 and Mass Effect. My two favorite WRPG's.

Jpinter3124d ago

Most of those titles were by Bioware or Bethesda. Funny.

kaveti66163124d ago

Kotor is my favorite game of all time. Such a vast story with many satisfying side-quests and interesting characters. I cannot believe that Bioware let Obsidian make the sequel. I'm still waiting on Kotor 3.

Poopface the 2nd3124d ago (Edited 3124d ago )

DEUS EX is my favorite(RPG) ever.

The only game I liked as much was HL1 but taht isnt an RPG.

PrimordialSoupBase3124d ago


Where's Planescape Torment?

Pebz3124d ago (Edited 3124d ago )

Played all those games except Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, and while I definetly agree that most belong on a great games list, the lack of Planescape Torment is dissapointing to me, that game should be right up there with Baldur's Gate II for 1st place.

Gothic 1 and 2 (not 3) should also definetly be on the list, the open world exploration and faction system in those games is just awesome.

But well, such lists are always subjective.

AnttiApina3123d ago

I think Deus Ex should be higher. But yeah, great choices!

gaffyh3123d ago

Deus Ex should be near the top, that game is awesome, much better than Mass Effect imo.

MagicAccent3123d ago

Good list. I kinda figured it'd be monstly BioWare stuff with Baldurs Gate 2 on top^^

Although, I didn't think Mass Effect was 'that' great.

TheDude2dot03123d ago

What does the author have against Mission? Her sneak attack ability made her the most useful and powerful character in the game.

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dktxx23124d ago

Id say Fable 2 over the first one.

-Mezzo-3124d ago

Completely agree with every game on the list. boy did i loved Deus Ex.

Saaking3124d ago

Can't wait to play Mass Effect on my PS3.

Stryfeno23124d ago (Edited 3124d ago )

Of course you can't wait...There are no good western RPGs on the PS3.

Edit: @ below...Droids are begging to taste what we have been playing months ago. If I only own a PS3, I would be begging EA and Bioware too.

SlumTheoRy3124d ago

Has a PS3 version of Mass Effect been announced yet?

JasonPC360PS3Wii3124d ago

Let em dream all they have is Killzone 2

-Mezzo-3123d ago

All we have is Killzone 2. lets see.

Killzone 2.
MGS 4.
Heavy Rain.
Uncharted, Drake's Fortune.
Heavenly Sword.
God OF War III
Uncharted 2.
Fat Princess
Quantum Theory
Yakuza 3
Valkyria Chronicles
Resisitance 2
Ratchet & Clank 2 games.
Siren Blood Curse.

You want more coz i've still got more.

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Saaking3124d ago

I never played the original Fable, but Fable 2 is awesome (still haven't finished it). Mass Effect is also great.

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