5 Reasons: Why Skyrim is Best RPG of all TIME?

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, third installment in the Elder Scrolls universe, is vying for the title of Best Game of the Year. Many already consider it the winner despite numerous other big titles that have come out not only this year but even having been released the same week as Elder Scrolls: Skyrim


Sorry it's fifth not third, apologies for mistake.

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Army_of_Darkness2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

Hellz Nooo! Final fantasy 7 is still the best! because I put in over 100+ hrs. into it! Both times I played it!! :)

Laxman2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

Final Fantasy VII best of all time???
Hellz Nooo! Morrowind is still the best. becuase I put in over 300+ hrs. into it!
Both times I played it through (plus countless times started new characters for various reasons which clocked anywhere between 2-20 hours).

But ignoring silly logic that best means most playtime, Final Fantasy VII is far from the best RPG of all time. I wouldnt agree that Skyrim is, but its definately up there. I wouldnt say there is one single best RPG, but between Skyrim, Fable: The Lost Chapters, Morrowind, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Witcher 2, Demons Souls, among others, RPG fans have a great many to choose from. All better than that generic JRPG rubbish.

slayorofgods2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

Best rpg of all time.... I'm not sure, there has been so many good ones especially if we include jrpgs from the ps1/ps2 era. I do think Skyrim puts wrpg's over the top in competing with that era of rpg's though.
.....and it is my game of the year as well.

Laxman2162d ago

Majority of JRPG's are terrible video games.

slayorofgods2161d ago (Edited 2161d ago )


That is a lot easier to say the newer you are to gaming.,, I've been around since the NES days, and until recently jrpg's were the only rpg's (minus Dungeons and Dragons, but that wasn't really a big video game), when the ps1 came out they were huge, FF was like CoD during those days.

DonaldBeck2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

one of them, imo skyrim/dark souls/demons souls/mass effect2/fallout new vegas/fallout3/ oblivion are all equal.

49erguy2162d ago

FInally an RPG fan who doesn't think Mass Effect 2 is an "abomination" compared to 1.

Laxman2162d ago

Only hipsters cling to that foolish belief. Their reasons are usually so void of logic they carry absolutely no weight whatsoever. The RPG elements are even stronger in ME2 than in 1, but just becuase ME2 delivered a really overhauled action compnenet too, people just jumped on the toned-down bandwagon to seem like 'real' RPG fans.

Bigpappy2162d ago

You statement is false. Those games are not equal and skyrim is miles more of an RPG than a average game like either of those souls games. RPG's are about a lot more than tacticle boss fights and save points.

slayorofgods2162d ago

It's been a very solid generation for wrpg's.

Son_Lee2162d ago

"Third installment in the Elder Scrolls universe."


Tony P2162d ago

Well, for some people the series began with Morrowind.

We call these people idiots.

slayorofgods2162d ago (Edited 2162d ago )

Are most people are idiots then?
I don't know very many people that played elder scrolls 1 or 2. Wrpg's weren't even cool until Oblivion came along so the people that started with Morrowind are usually considered more hardcore rpg fans...

gcolley2162d ago

it says it on the damn box.

Tony P2161d ago


Well, tbh it's hard to not think less of the player that sees "The Elder Scrolls III" on the box and assumes it's the first game in the series.

It's also hard to see gamers write off games they haven't played just because they weren't as popular. I was under the notion that gamers were interested in games, not whatever game is "cool" at the moment.

I mean, there were a lot of great WRPGs long before they found new popularity on consoles. Maybe it's a mark of age that makes me kinda bummed people see them as games that just didn't matter.

darthkai2162d ago

Personally I prefer demon souls and mass effect. More killing and less looking for items in barrels. But to each their own. Skyrim has some pretty awesome features. Dual wielding magic in one hand and an axe in the other is just epic.

jianaprent2162d ago

When you say of "all time", you're mentioning the game even beat those godly RPGs made on the early nineties like Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy franchise, Diablo even those other Elder Scroll titles as well.

Likewise, the answer is simply No. Skyrim is an amazing RPG for its generation this year and perhaps even next year but to put it in larger terms adding "of all time" makes this article really hard to be taken seriously.

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