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Top 10 RPGs of All Time

It is hard to argue for a better video game genre than the RPG. No genre before or after has instilled such wonder and nostalgia in the video gamer. When playing the likes of racing or fighting games, one is enveloped by the momentary pleasure of winning a fight or driving as fast as you can to finish a race. The RPG though is quite the opposite of these genres. Anyone accustomed to RPG's knows what they're in store for before the game even starts; Endless hours of game play, always-evolving story lines, and perennial character development. The RPG is for the tortoise, not the hare, and would always prove to bring the most satisfaction to the gamer who was willing to let the parables of patience surround their being. In this list, we go through the 15 greatest RPG's of all time with a focus on the games that were not just games, but timeless pieces of art.

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Big City2247d ago

THREE final fantasy games? REALLY?

marcleary2247d ago

3 FF and niether are FF7, how was this list composed.

BaronBullion2247d ago

Final Fantasy 1 was unnecessary. And where the hell are the Dragon Warrior games???

Nicholas Cage2247d ago (Edited 2247d ago )

it should be number 1 on the list.

Danteh2247d ago

Amazing, I think they put a title from 1999 :O

Maybe in the next article they will even put a game from the last decade!

halojunkie2247d ago

demons souls and zelda ocarina of time.

Julie2247d ago

On my list i would add Morrowind , Ocarina of Time and KOTOR and for me Baldur's Gate SoA is close to number one with Morrowind , but of course this is a personal opinion :3

DDP2247d ago

Ocarina of Time isn't an RPG. Its an adventure game.

Darkstorn2247d ago

Good for them for remembering the original Diablo. I played the hell out of that game in 1996.
Oh, and KOTOR too.

FragGen2247d ago (Edited 2247d ago )

If you're not old enough to remember Ultima, you're not grown up enough to make an "ALL TIME" RPGs list.

I'm guessing the guy who wrote this is 25 years old max. He clearly only remembers JRPGs from when he was in middle school.

Sky Sentry2247d ago

@FragGen - LOL! You speak my mind. We are truly of older times for I don't see too many mentions of the Ultima series. Granted, it is made during the early life of PC but I find its gameplay and storyline very deep and satisfying. I was very attached to the Avatar and was sad that it was over in Ultima IX. My personal favourite was Ultima V and Ultima VII. Ultima VIII and IX was disapointing, though.

MountainMaverick2247d ago

What a badge of honor being older than 25. I guess the guy who wrote it should write about games he never played that YOU like, right?

Son of Odin2247d ago

I'm over 25 and Ultima sucks. If you think that's better than Chrono Trigger then you need to grow up and start liking games that actually have storys.

BigSwede2247d ago

Agreed. Ultima is NOWHERE near as good as Chrono Trigger or Secret of Mana. If you don't like those games, you don't like big stories. Pretty much means an unimaginative gamer who probably plays Joust for fun.

vhero2247d ago (Edited 2247d ago )

How the heck does Diablo keep getting in these things?? It's a very niche title.. FFVII is also missing.. the sales do not lie and you can't say it sold on it's name as the Final Fantasy name wasn't huge especially on playstation brand back then. FFVII launched the FF brand into a new stratosphere. Also no breath of Fire? No Suikoden? Terrible list..

The ironic thing is they even did a poll on the same site for top rpg of all time and guess which game has majority of votes?? FFVII.. out of nearly 300 voters too.. Just shows how bad it is.

BigSwede2247d ago

Actually looks like Chrono Trigger is #1 on the poll.

Stoneroses63002247d ago

If you're going by sales, then Grand Turismo is better than the Legend of Zelda, New Kids on the Block is better than the Who, and hamburgers are better than Steak.

TheThrills4Life2247d ago

Uh...the Sims has outsold FFVII. Just to let you know.

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Kriller2247d ago

I don't think Diablo is really an rpg. Good game though.

destructomaximo2247d ago

You collect various item, and you level up. There are character classes. How is it NOT an RPG?

Optimus Prime12247d ago

Its a hack and slash. That's all.

Walternate2247d ago

Chrono Trigger at #1 FTW.

TheThrills4Life2247d ago

I liked the list a lot. No one can deny that all of these games are amazing.

PrimordialSoupBase2247d ago

Secret of Mana should have been #1. But how are these games missing:

FF Tactics
KOTOR 2
Neverwinter Knights
WoW

Elwenil2247d ago

* Neverwinter NIGHTS, not Knights...

Tony240ZT2247d ago

Or what secret of mana so corny it distracted from the game play? I didn't even get to a point where I could make use of the monsters I grew/collected before turning it off. And being able to make your own map was cool, but also disorganized.