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These are the best action role-playing games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated action RPGs are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest action RPGs are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these action role-playing games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging action role-playing games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new action RPGs.List is made up of many different games, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.This list answers the questions, "What are the best action RPGs?" and "What is the greatest action role-playing game game of all time?"
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,045 230
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Mabie1 added The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2014

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1,113 532
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
anurag added Dark Souls 2011

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759 611
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
bball.fletcher16 added Dragon Age: Origins 2009

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1,056 632
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,144 628
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,138 713
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fallout 3 2008

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959 608
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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525 206
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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381 287
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
armok added Mass Effect 3 2012

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488 512
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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761 431
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

13
531 430
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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426 354
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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753 387
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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594 293
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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587 361
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
AdamSzczybielkieiwcz added The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2011

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413 289
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

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431 310
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
but chickens double d added Red Dead Redemption 2010

20
400 295
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,125 446
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo II 2000

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1,107 581
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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653 379
Fable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable 2004

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317 185
Dragon's Dogma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
bball.fletcher16 added Dragon's Dogma

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331 259
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
AdamSzczybielkieiwcz added The Witcher 2007

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752 387
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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398 179
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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222 100
Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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455 372
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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696 422
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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313 117
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Chrono Trigger 1995

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482 332
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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340 212
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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648 389
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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465 331
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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178 89
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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442 269
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
NoraAus added Path of Exile 2013

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348 267
Gothic II is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Gothic II 2002

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280 156
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Secret of Mana 1993

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261 192
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
but chickens double d added Pokémon Red and Blue

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238 127
Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
autopsychotic added Borderlands 2009

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112 86
Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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410 285
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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256 205
Fable II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable II 2008

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234 195
Torchlight 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
owarvilla added Torchlight 2 2012

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126 86
Deus Ex is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
xordiw added Deus Ex 2000

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442 264
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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213 222
Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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90 43
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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281 246
Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time