The Best Role-playing Video Games of All Time Video Games
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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 items 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, Eidos Interactive, Square More
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    Bethesda Softworks More
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    Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square More
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    Black Isle Studios, Interplay Entertainment, Virgin Interactive ... More
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    Bethesda Softworks More
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    Electronic Arts More
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    Nintendo More
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    Square Enix, Nintendo, Infogrames Entertainment SA More
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    Square Enix, Square More
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    Square Enix, Square More
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    Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts More
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    Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment More
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    Konami More
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    Square Electronic Arts, Square More
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    Square Enix, Nintendo More
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    Square Enix More
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    Nintendo More
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    Microsoft Studios More
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    Blue Byte Software More
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    The 3DO Company, Loki Software More
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    Electronic Arts More
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    Interplay Entertainment More
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    Electronic Arts More
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    Tecmo Koei, Koei More
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    UTV Ignition Entertainment, Nippon Ichi Software, NIS America More
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    THQ More
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    Blockland

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    Image Works, Konami More
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    Tezuka Productions, Sega More
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    Konami More
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    Rising Star Games, Hudson Soft More
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    Activision Blizzard, Activision, Hudson Soft More
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    PopCap Games More
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    Namco More
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    Nihon Falcom, Tecmo Koei, NEC More
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    Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square More
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    Peach Princess More
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    Marvelous USA, Sony Computer Entertainment More
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    Capcom More
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    Ubisoft, Capcom More
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    Capcom More
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    Capcom More
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    Illusion More
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