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Top Ten RPGs Of This Generation... So Far

Gaming Union writes: "This console generation has seen a remarkable shift in what it means to be a role-playing game. Elements that have traditionally been exclusive to RPGs - such as leveling / upgrading characters and equipment, branching, non-linear plots, and collectible items - have begun to be incorporated in numerous other genres, blurring the lines between them. However, the core RPG genre remains intact, featuring a wide variety of the best Western and Eastern game designers have to offer. This is Gaming Union's top ten RPGs of this console generation (roughly 2005 to present)."

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Coramoor_5046d ago

I have to say this is a very good list, all the games i've played on this list were top notch

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Chubear5046d ago

Ah FO3, it should be about $20bucks now right. I've heard such great things about it so I hope I'll enjoy it before the onslaught of games come in this Fall.

Is there Goty edition or something for FO3?

GWAVE5046d ago

This is a pretty good list, but keep in mind that there are a ton of great RPGs on the handhelds and on PC, too.

DORMIN5046d ago

Valkyria Chronicles is still my fav RPG this gen. VERY happy to see it on the list!

Can't wait for VC2 and the VC3 announcement. XD

Perjoss5046d ago

Don't like the way they have Mass Effect 2 there but Mass Effect 1 only makes it into the honorable mentions. The first Mass Effect is more of an RPG than 2, 2 focuses much more on combat and has much less RPG elements.

DasBunker5046d ago

lol glad to see people agreed with my "c" comment.. i was gonna edit it but i forgot :P

im gonna try demons souls soon... people positive comments are overwhelming.. i dont have many games that im looking forward this year anyway

JDouglasGU5046d ago

@ GWAVE: the list does include some games on PC, PSP, and DS. the console generation is more of a time reference.

Myze5046d ago


It's kind of a tricky thing. ME1 is definitely more of an RPG, but ME2 IS still an RPG, and to me (and the majority of people) it is still a better game, even if the RPG elements aren't as common. Then again, RPG is not a clearly defined genre, either.

Overall, great list, but also shows that this generation, so far, does not come close to measuring up to past generations in terms of RPGs. I'm not saying some of the games don't measure up, but in the past, I could make a top 50 list with quality RPGs, easily.

jeseth5046d ago

That game was magic. Arguably the most underated game this gen.

ChineseDemocracy5046d ago

Solid list, played and loved every single one of those titles.

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darkcharizard5046d ago

And if you consider that last gen,

Metal Gear Solid 4 or Super Mario Galaxy 2

Kingdom Come5046d ago

My Opinion, I won't disagree with others...

jalen2475046d ago

Easily GOW III
Kratos rules them all

dragon825046d ago (Edited 5046d ago )

I can't decide so I will give my top 5:

Fallout 3
Heavenly Sword
Heavy Rain

flyingmunky5045d ago

Demon's Souls

That game more than any other reminds me of old school gaming. Amazing sense of atmosphere, nothing else really like it this generation.

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Imperator5046d ago

If you have a 360 and are interested in JRPGS, there's no better choice than Lost Odyssey. IMO, it's miles better than FFXIII. Such a great game. Probably one of my favorite 360 games.

mrcash5046d ago

I was hoping for a sequel but I doubt we'll see one.

Umbrella Corp5046d ago

Im with you guys LO was a master piece.Turn based system and amazing graphics with he creator of the original Final Fantasy.The story was so touching and Jansen hahaha that mofo was funny.

heroprotagonist5046d ago

Lost Odyssey is awesome. It's underrated in my opinion. I agree with what I heard in some article that everybody judged earlier RPGs harsher because they all assumed Final Fantasy XIII would come along and blow all those games away. Now that FFXIII has turned out to be below expectations I realize even more how awesome Lost Odyssey is.