Top 100 RPGs of All Time #20-1

This is it. IGN released the last entries of their Top 100 RPGs of All Time List today. The entire list of all 100 has now been revealed. This last installment is showing you the top 20 RPGs of all time, according to IGN.

Relientk773918d ago

Glad to see

Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy VII on here

Ranma13918d ago

FF10 is my first FF and my number 1 RPG

Relientk773918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )

Definitely an amazing game, I love Final Fantasy VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X. They are actually all on this list too.

Final Fantasy IX and X are my favs

Blastoise3918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )

I think Knights of the old republic was better than mass effect though.

Also glad to see Dark Souls was relatively high, a truly great game.

Deputydon3918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )

Personally I think Dark Souls should be in the top ten, preferably even the top five.

This list is great for two reasons though, #1 and #2 are arguably the greatest RPG's of all time. I would put CT ahead of FF6 personally, but I've never seen a major gaming site put CT or FF6 over FF7, thank God it finally happened.

I would also argue that Xenogears should be A LOT higher. #47th best RPG of all time? It's in my personal top ten, but once again I'd be okay with a top 20 at least, but 47? Sigh.

EDIT: Also, I didn't look through the whole list thanks to IGN's love for money from ads, so they put articles like this one game a page, but I don't remember seeing Chrono Cross in the top 50 at all, which is a disappointment. I'd also say that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night should easily be in the top 20.

gamejediben3918d ago

The thing about Xenogears is that it was unfinished after the first disc. It was an amazing RPG but still an incomplete masterpiece. Thats why its at #47.

Oh and Chrono Cross is at #61 which isn't bad but I'd have personally put it above games like tales of Destiny or Dragon Quest V.

Irishguy953918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )

Yeah the second disk of Xenogears really brings it down. No matter how much you like it(as do I). The second disk pulls it's quality down in alot of ways, including pacing and well...the fact that it's a game, not a book. Or at least it shoulda been. The first disk is a masterpiece though/

Wow...20 pages/ **** you Ign. **** you.

knifefight3917d ago

What hurts even more is that the development team had the best *intentions* to add more to that game -- in the second disc -- and flesh out all those parts you just end up reading about, but they ran out of time and ran out of budget. The publisherman said the game had to be out the door, so they had to rush and do what they could with a suddenly limited amount of time and money >_<

Deputydon3917d ago

@Knifefight, if I remember correctly, a lot of the dev team was shifted over to the FF7 team in the beginning of development, so once FF7 was complete and finally allowed the dev team to go full force again, it was too late to finish such a long, detailed game.

But still, even in it's incomplete state, the game is a masterpiece. And if there is one game that I'd like to see a remake of, even if they kept the PS1 quality graphics, it would be Xenogears, just to see how the dev team really wanted the game on that 2nd disc.

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Outside_ofthe_Box3918d ago

I'm disappointed that Summon Night Swordcraft Story didn't make the list at all.

doogiebear3918d ago

Anyone who's owned Persona 4 would say it should be #1. Giving it to FF again is an easy cop out. Persona is considered by many to be the greatest. If only more people had played it.

HarryMasonHerpderp3918d ago

Never played Persona 4 before, waiting for P4 golden on the Vita. Needless to say you have raised my expectations up for it now!

3-4-53917d ago

A lot of people aren't interested in dating and playing highschool kids.

That isn't what makes an RPG great. hence every jrpg that doesn't involve dating being rated higher on the list.

HarryMasonHerpderp3918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )


If I could live in a Final Fantasy game it would be IX.
Just putting that out there! lol
Amazing game.

Relientk773918d ago

Me too, the world in Final Fantasy IX is simply vast and beautiful. Actually I think I'm gonna play Final Fantasy IX today


Aceman183917d ago

FF6 was and will always be my favorite make in the series and im glad they recognized it as one of the best rpgs around.

JC_Denton3917d ago


IGN should have to change the G in their name to S (for shit, that is).

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HiddenMission3918d ago

FF7 is one of my favs of course

Relientk773918d ago

Actually I am suprised at how low they put Final Fantasy VII

majiebeast3918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )

Dark souls in top 20 is a bit much there are other games that should be in that spot but hey this is ign who didnt even put mgs 4 in the top 20 ps3 games.

Deputydon3918d ago

Coming from someone that has put hours upon hours upon hours into Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Final Fantasy 6, Demon's Souls, and Dark Souls, I'd argue that Dark Souls should be much, much higher on the list.

I have so many hours on the game it's incredible. I have more total hours between multiple characters than most Skyrim fanatics. I have two with 120+ hours, four characters with 70+ hours each, three with 50+ hours, two with 40+.

It's addictive, it's fun, it's got stellar online, it's got atmosphere, it's got incredibly tight controls.

Even what little music the game has, it's perfect.

Irishguy953918d ago

Agreed, Dark souls is my fav game this far.

kwyjibo3918d ago

Planescape: Torment is at number 13.

Mass Effect at number 9.

Let's not pretend that IGN have any idea about RPGs. It's essentially a random walk through 100 random games that they've phoned in, because list articles are easy.

You don't actually have to invest any time in doing in depth research or offer fresh insight. You just take a pack of playing cards and give them a good shuffle.

There's about as much depth, and less entertainment, than a buzzfeed top 10 fat person fails slideshow. lol! He's stuck in a well!

Xperia_ion3918d ago

Yeah, IGN failed hard on this countdown.

Imalwaysright3917d ago

Planescape Torment at number 13 is a huge fail. Its arguably the game with the best storyline in the entire industry and for that reason alone it warrants at least a top 3 spot on any best RPG list. Huge fail.

cozeh3918d ago

FFVI deserved winner. 7/OoT shouldve been closer I thought. Seeing WoW in there just made me sad.

wishingW3L3918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )

IDK, I think Chrono Trigger should have been #1 and FF6 #2 while FF4 shouldn't even be in the top 10 if FF7 isn't in there. Pokemon red/blue is a joke to be in top 5m it should be top 20 at most.

specialguest3918d ago (Edited 3918d ago )

I can accept FF6 as winner. The game was the pinnacle of RPG at the end of the 16bit era. It had one of the richest content with lots of side quest, customizing the menu look, tons of weapons/armor, hauntingly memorable music, deep character back story, and very strong character development for its time. It was solid 10 in my opinion for an RPG. I couldn't find one thing about the game that bothered me as an RPG fan from that time.

Aceman183917d ago

absoultely agree with you 10000000% for me its the best rpg ever made.