Submitted by Rudo 1820d ago | article

Top 20 RPGs of the Last Decade

RPGFan writes:

"What a decade the '00s was! For RPGs, it was ten years of transition, featuring the rise and fall of the Playstation 2: the genre's most dominant system to date, and in its later years, a big upswing in the popularity of Western RPGs. In addition, as gaming hardware grew more powerful, many games started stepping outside of the rigid genre boundaries of the past, adding "RPG elements" to their gameplay.

Of course, change is not necessarily a bad thing. RPGFan reviewed 643 games released between 1/1/2000 and 12/31/2009, and there are more than enough great games to keep you busy year round, no matter what flavor of RPG you prefer. Beyond great games, though, are the classics: the games on our Top 20 list. Every one of them comes with RPGFan's stamp of love, not just approval." (GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Count  +   1820d ago
Interesting list.
-Ikon-  +   1820d ago
Good list DS should be higher but this is a very respected site..
aceofspades  +   1820d ago
demons souls
JoySticksFTW  +   1820d ago
demons souls

and ME2 and Oblivion and FFVIII (yeah, I said FF8 NOT FF7) and FFX

FFVI's is still my favorite though :)
SHOTGUNOWNAGE   1820d ago | Spam
BldyShdw  +   1820d ago
Love ALL of those games. (RPG Whore)
XXXCouture  +   1820d ago
demons souls
pxpxp  +   1820d ago
I wish level 5 made a Dragon Quest exclusive for PS3. Dragon Quest VIII is one of my fav RPGs
-Ikon-  +   1820d ago
didnt care for some parts but the huge open world and gameplay was awesome.. also took way over 100 hours to do everything
pxpxp  +   1820d ago
i agree that there were some parts that were not as good as the others, but the amount of exploration and side missions kept me busy for over 100 hours.
JohnApocalypse  +   1820d ago
Fallout 3 at 13!?!
TheDeadMetalhead  +   1820d ago
Fallout 3 there at all!?!
DA_SHREDDER  +   1820d ago
Exactly what i was thinkin metal head. Bubbles for you.

Oh and btw, Skies of arcadia should have been at least in the top 3.
ChronoJoe  +   1820d ago
I agree Shred.

I'm not sure why Fallout is on the list. Bestheda games have such terrible stories. Thankfully Bioware prove that WRPGs can be just as good if not better than JRPGs.
ActionBastard  +   1820d ago
That list proved to me the site earned its name. Great list of games I have and am interested in playing.
Honest_gamer  +   1820d ago
i never thoguht i would be so happy to see a top something list of RPG without mentioning FFVII

good point that could be the reason haha XD
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Taggart451  +   1820d ago
FF7 didn't come out between 2000 and 2009
Da One  +   1820d ago
FFVII 1997
FFT 1997/1998
FVIII 1999
FFIX 2000/2001
darthdevidem01  +   1820d ago
Misses FF12
lolzers  +   1820d ago
Greatest rpgs of the last decade and Baldurs Gate 2 doesn't even get a mention?
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Count  +   1820d ago
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn DID get a mention.
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lolzers  +   1820d ago
3 people in their whole team acknowledge it. Well, there I was thinking the site had a huge jrpg bias. How wrong I was.
GusBricker  +   1820d ago
Count  +   1820d ago
KOTOR is also in it.
GusBricker  +   1820d ago
Oh crap...
I forgot to scroll down. lol

Thanks, man.
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lastdual  +   1820d ago
Gah, I need to actually beat a Persona game...

I own both P3(FES) and P4, but despite the countless hours I've sunk into them, I have yet to actually finish either. You can lose a big chunk of your life in those games :)
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Relientk77  +   1820d ago

woo, so amazing

one of the best RPGs of all time

Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1820d ago
Love both FFs and both KH's
dylandurden  +   1820d ago
I agree with most of the pics, although I would have put them in a different order. Good list anyway.
Lightel0s  +   1820d ago
good list but im my personal rpg favorites shin megami tensei dont have such love.
TheColbertinator  +   1820d ago
Excellent list apart from the missing Deus Ex
Silly Mammo  +   1820d ago
Skies of Arcadia got #8 slot. Love that JRPG! Someone please make a sequel.
yamzilla  +   1820d ago
wow.....that list was off for me...
top ten; in no real order


the witcher-pc

baldurs 2 -pc

demons souls -ps3

diablo 2-pc


neverwinter nights 2- pc

mass effect 1 only- pc...why this putz put 360 i have no idea, the 360 version was crap, crappy interface, long loads, low res, horrible pop-in and jaggies freaking everywhere, terrible shadow glitches.....none of that on the pc version


age of conan-pc

there are many more, but, unless you like jrpg's, the consoles are a terrible place to play them, and am i the only one who thought fallout was a HUGE step backwards from oblivion, the only reason i finished fallout 3 was because my wife liked it alot, uggg, that game was do ugly, repetitive and boring.
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shotgun_ps3  +   1820d ago
No love for FF12 is upsetting but Dragon Quest 8 and both Kingdom Hearts more than made up for it. My favourite RPG of all is, and probably always will be, Pokemon Red/Blue with Kingdom Hearts coming a close second and Fallout 2 coming third.
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VinnieMac  +   1820d ago
No Morrowind or Pokemon games? :( I'm kinda surprised.

I'll have to give what you chose as number 1 a shot, I don't even think I've heard of it.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1820d ago
Chrono Cross is better than FFIX..
I and DAMN STRAIGHT Persona 3 made the top 3.
juniorpop  +   1820d ago
rpgfan is crazy over atlus games
and there are no flaws in their tastes.
Maywell  +   1819d ago
did rpgfan post the another top rpgs of the last decade for 1990s decade??

cause I want to read any article about Xenogears.... :)

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