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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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2,091 1,500
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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1,464 348
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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1,343 770
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,315 653
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
anurag added Dark Souls 2011

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919 757
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
bball.fletcher16 added Dragon Age: Origins 2009

6
1,238 742
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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718 293
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,283 816
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fallout 3 2008

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1,118 700
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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512 375
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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550 610
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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868 499
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

13
564 370
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
but chickens double d added Red Dead Redemption 2010

14
624 519
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

The Best Wii U RPGs You Should Be Playing

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413 322
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
AdamSzczybielkieiwcz added The Witcher 2007

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700 341
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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491 418
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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679 417
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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382 246
Dragon's Dogma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
bball.fletcher16 added Dragon's Dogma

20
845 445
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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526 379
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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1,263 500
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo II 2000

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483 367
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,242 633
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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753 425
Fable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable 2004

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864 437
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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486 221
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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302 148
Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made

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395 144
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Chrono Trigger 1995

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519 429
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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765 462
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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507 375
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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398 247
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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541 367
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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711 418
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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237 135
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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503 310
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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316 225
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 38 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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148 109
Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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289 157
Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
autopsychotic added Borderlands 2009

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374 299
Gothic II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Gothic II 2002

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307 230
Fable II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable II 2008

The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now

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306 183
Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Secret of Mana 1993

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450 314
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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258 226
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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488 290
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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146 116
Deus Ex is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
xordiw added Deus Ex 2000

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124 66
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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569 372
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo III 2012

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189 188
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
but chickens double d added Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004