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The Best Role-playing Video Games of All Time

List Criteria: Vote up the best video games in the role-playing video game genre.

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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    Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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    Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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    JoWooD Entertainment, Atari

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    Electronic Arts

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    Peach Princess

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    Bethesda Softworks

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    Black Isle Studios, Interplay Entertainment, Virgin Interactive ...

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    Aspyr, Deep Silver, Koch Media

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    Namco Bandai Games, Bethesda Softworks

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    Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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    Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

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    Black Isle Studios, Interplay Entertainment

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    Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

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    Interplay Entertainment, MacPlay

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    Sierra Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment

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    Aspyr, Square Enix, Eidos Interactive

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    Black Isle Studios, Interplay Entertainment

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    From Software, Namco Bandai Games

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    Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Electronic Arts Victor

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    Namco, Nintendo Australia

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    Nintendo

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    Infogrames Entertainment SA, Atari, MacSoft Games

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    Interplay Entertainment

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    Capcom

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    Vivendi, Interplay Entertainment, Vivendi Games

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    Interplay Entertainment

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    Microsoft Studios, Feral Interactive

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    Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

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    Valve Corporation, Microsoft Studios, TransGaming Inc.

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    Electronic Arts

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    Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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    Square Enix, Square

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    The 3DO Company, Loki Software

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    Square Electronic Arts, Square

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    MicroProse, Microprose Software, Inc

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    Aspyr, JoWooD Entertainment

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    Strategy First, Akella, Kalypso Media

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    Enterbrain, Agetec

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