FPS Vs RPG's: Which Genre has the Greatest Games?

GamerFitNation's Gregory Laporte ask gamers which genre has the greatest games? Rpg's or Fps titles? "First Person Shooters are some of the most awe inspiring innovative titles ever created, RPG's are also some of the most time consuming but personally rewarding games in terms of story and combat. This brings us to the article that I am writing about today. FPS titles and RPG's have created waves of new ideas in gaming but, which has really created the greatest games?

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Nevers2570d ago (Edited 2570d ago )

RPGs are my pick as well.

I play FPSes sometimes cuz I play videogames... but RPGs are what got me hooked into playing videogames at all.

Skip_Bayless2570d ago

Life would be boring if one of the genres did not exist, but I must say in the modern day the FPS is dominant. I'm not a relic so I'm not going to back to the PS2,PS1, and SNES to play old games with visuals that don't stand up to today.

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GameTavern2570d ago

I don't think there's any way to really compare which has the better games.

What makes a great FPS isn't the same thing that makes a great RPG and vice versa.

HeavenlySnipes2570d ago

at least, that's how I approached the question. I saw it as "Which genre has the best games". My immediate response was RPG because my favourite games ever are RPGs (Chrono Cross and FFXII). Add to that the numerous well received RPGs like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, most of the Final Fantasies, Dark/Demons Souls, Chrono series, Xenogears etc..

GameTavern2570d ago

You also get a ton of well-regarded FPSes as well.

And more often than not, you get something like Goldeneye, Halo and Modern Warfare which are seen as hallmark games that changed the industry.

For RPGs, I can only really think of Final Fantasy 7.

BitbyDeath2570d ago

Don't forget Elder Scrolls

iamnsuperman2570d ago (Edited 2570d ago )

I personally not a fan of RPG so I would have to go with FPS even though FPS (to me) hasn't got the best games I have played. Its all about personal choice and preference.

off topic but I like the photo. Looks really good

Relientk772570d ago (Edited 2570d ago )

RPG's are hands down better than FPS's

Final Fantasy series
Breath of Fire series
Grandia series
Dark Cloud series
Legend of Zelda series
Legend of Dragoon
Rogue Galaxy
Diablo series
Pokemon series
Dragon Quest series
Wild Arms series
Lunar series
Chrono Trigger/Cross
Tactics Ogre
Ogre Battle
The Elder Scrolls series
Brave Fencer Musashi
Star Ocean series
Tales of (series)
Suikoden series
Saga Frontier series
Threads of Fate
Legend of Mana
3D Dot Game Heroes
Valkeria Chronicles
Vagrant Story

xtheownerzx2570d ago

you bring a lot of great titles that I haven't played in years relientk77. There are a lot of great series both past and present my only concern is why haven't we seen such greatness this gen. It seems like FPS titles are catching up in terms of quality and the experiences that they are providing.

There have been several great FPS titles this gen that are better than a lot RPG's this generation.

MariaHelFutura2570d ago

There has been some pretty good RPGs this gen

-Tales Of Vesperia
-Lost Oddessy
-Fallout 3
-Mass Effect 1
-Demon Souls
-Dark Souls
-Final Fantasy Versus (looks to be amazing)
-Deus Ex

Thats pretty good.

Kalowest2570d ago

"It seems like FPS titles are catching up in terms of quality and the experiences that they are providing." Lmao, sorry i just had to laugh.

Nerdmaster2569d ago


I love RPG and hate FPS. But your post made me realize how the RPG genre has fallen this generation. I think the last great RPG I played was Final Fantasy X.

Capt-FuzzyPants2570d ago

You forgot kingdom hearts. But yea rpg's are definitely better then shooters

Pikajew2570d ago (Edited 2570d ago )

Zelda is not an RPG, it's an action adventure game. Just because they are long doesnt make them an RPG

I like JRPGs, turn based RPGs and some action RPGs. I usually get borde with shooters half way threw

The only shooters I actualy finnish are adventure shooters like Halflife and Metroid Prime

_Aarix_2570d ago

Zelda has health, currency for items an side quests.. Yea it's an rpg.

Capt-FuzzyPants2570d ago


shooters have health and currency too.those aren't the elements that make up an rpg

_Aarix_2570d ago (Edited 2570d ago )

Zelda has had all of those before any shooter did. What exactly makes a rpg then that Zelda hasn't had for 30 years. Never mind the fact that that's it's official genre other than a puzzle/action game.

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kma2k2570d ago

Im a RPG whore its no comparison for me, but that is IMO its not fact!

Relientk772570d ago

Same with me. I love RPGs. They truely give you an incredible experience and suck you into a whole fantasy world. It is easily my favorite genre of video games.

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