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 City3000d ago

THREE final fantasy games? REALLY?

marcleary3000d ago

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

BaronBullion3000d ago

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

Nicholas Cage3000d ago (Edited 3000d ago )

it should be number 1 on the list.

Danteh3000d 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!

halojunkie3000d ago

demons souls and zelda ocarina of time.

Julie3000d 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

DDP3000d ago

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

Darkstorn3000d ago

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

FragGen3000d ago (Edited 3000d 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 Sentry3000d 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.

MountainMaverick3000d 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 Odin3000d 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.

BigSwede3000d 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.

vhero3000d ago (Edited 3000d 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.

BigSwede3000d ago

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

Stoneroses63003000d 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.

TheThrills4Life3000d ago

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

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Kriller3000d ago

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

destructomaximo3000d ago

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

Optimus Prime13000d ago

Its a hack and slash. That's all.

Walternate3000d ago

Chrono Trigger at #1 FTW.

TheThrills4Life3000d ago

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

PrimordialSoupBase3000d ago

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

FF Tactics
Neverwinter Knights

Elwenil3000d ago

* Neverwinter NIGHTS, not Knights...

Tony240ZT3000d 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.