Total Nerd The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best role-playing video games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated role-playing video games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest role-playing video games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these role-playing video games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging role-playing video games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new role-playing video games.

List games range from BioShock to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best role-playing video games?" and "What is the greatest role-playing video game game of all time?"
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Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty E... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Asheron's Call is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of A... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Fallout 3 2008

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Diablo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Baldur's Gate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Neverwinter Nights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bh... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Diablo III 2012

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Fallout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Fallout 1997

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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Dark Souls 2011

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Gothic 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Gothic 3 2006

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Gothic II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Gothic II 2002

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Deus Ex is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Deus Ex 2000

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Brave Soul is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Planescape: Torment is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Final Fantasy IV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Golden Sun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Golden Sun 2001

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Golden Sun: The Lost Age is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Fable III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Fable III 2010

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Dead Island is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Fable: The Lost Chapters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Breath of Fire III is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Icewind Dale II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Shenmue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Shenmue 2000

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Shenmue II is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Shenmue II 2002

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Tales of Vesperia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time

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Sacred is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Role-Playing Video Games of All Time
Sacred 2004