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Best Single Player RPG Games of ALL TIME

Many of the best video games ever released were RPGs, many of these single player. This may sound shocking considering the 9 million sales of Modern Warefare 3 that have been sold in just the past few days. But the truth of the matter is that at the heart of gaming remains the RPG – Role Playing Game.

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Gam3rSinceBiRTH1692d ago

Chrono Trigger!!!! Fable: Lost Chapters. One of my fav RPG's of all time. Fallout 3 was my number 1 until Skyrim. Skyrim destroys all. They should of added Lost Odyssey in there for best Jrpg.

GameOn1692d ago

I'd take Vesperia over Lost Odyssey any day.

Fylus1691d ago

Chrono Cross. Just sayin'.

maawdawg1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Fable and DX:HR being on that list without having either of the Baldur's Gate games or Torment: Planescape on it kind of makes that list laughable to me. Deus: EX HR could barely be considered an RPG at all and shouldn't be on the list in the first place. If you are going to make a slot for a shooter RPG on the list the Mass Effect series kills DX:HR anyway.

I can see the rest being there, especially Chrono Trigger, though I prefer FF3 (or 6, whatever you want to call it) to 7 as my favorite Final Fantasy.

I would put any of Diablo 2, WoW, Neverwinter Nights 2, or even the original 2 Bard's Tale games on it before Fable got a sniff of the list.

All that said Skyrim is quickly moving up my list of favorite RPGs ever. It would have a hard time dethroning Baldur's Gate 2 as my top spot though, the BG story was just at another level from anything we see now.

SolidGear31692d ago

DX:HR is the best RPG since Fallout 3 and the only thing coming anytime soon that could match it is Mass Effect 3.

maawdawg1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Just because Deus Ex had some thrown in skillups to put points in doesn't make it an RPG, except in the very broadest and most diluted sense. To me that is the equivalent of calling Splinter Cell Conviction a great RPG, Team Fortress 2 a loot RPG, and COD multiplayer a grindy action RPG.

Fallout 3 was very good, and new Vegas was just OK to me. Oblivion was solid but Skyrim is hands down the best RPG on this console generation and it isn't close, as far as I am concerned.

Still, for story, characters, and emotion, games like Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, and most of the other old Black Isle games were light years ahead of what we get in the genre now.

SweatyFlorida1692d ago

The title should be changed to "This Gen" instead of "ALL TIME" -_-

Pintheshadows1692d ago

Planescape Torment, Baldurs Gate 2, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 2.

maawdawg1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

Thinking of all these great old RPGs is making me want to go back and replay them all again. Amazon has a box out that gives you Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 with all expansions, Icewind Dale 1 and 2 with all expansions, Planescape: Torment, and Temple of Elemental evil, all in one box for $20.

I think I am going to have to re-buy them for whenever I get done my playthroughs of Skyrim.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...

Pintheshadows1692d ago (Edited 1692d ago )

I actually still have all of them. I played Planescape Torment, about 2 months back and it's still thoroughly excellent.

I miss that era of gaming so much. Those were glorious days.

gnb20031691d ago

Totally agree. It seems that the days of isometric, top down RPGs are all but over.

Its really unfortunate. The developers paid less attention to graphics and more attention to story. I find it odd that games like Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, which came out many years ago, seem so much bigger than most RPGs today.

Tex1171692d ago

Secret of Mana, FFVI, Chrono Trigger

Souls games

Elder Scrolls

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