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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

2
1,298 300
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

3
1,281 698
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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858 696
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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1,234 608
Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
anurag added Dark Souls 2011

6
1,160 702
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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653 245
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,233 767
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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1,061 662
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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474 332
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

11
527 572
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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823 473
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

13
522 343
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
380 289
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
AdamSzczybielkieiwcz added The Witcher 2007

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579 487
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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664 317
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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486 336
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

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459 394
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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353 222
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
645 395
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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804 424
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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458 332
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,204 477
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo II 2000

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1,197 613
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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723 407
Fable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable 2004

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828 416
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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460 207
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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270 133
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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502 409
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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742 446
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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369 136
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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493 363
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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520 355
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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378 236
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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689 407
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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216 120
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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478 296
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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305 215
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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280 148
Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
autopsychotic added Borderlands 2009

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137 102
Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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365 289
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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296 218
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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302 176
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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439 305
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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254 217
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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140 108
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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477 285
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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114 60
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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546 359
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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227 239
Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time