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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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863 181
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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692 535
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
bball.fletcher16 added Dragon Age: Origins 2009

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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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977 591
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,060 595
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,069 668
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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902 568
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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450 176
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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326 239
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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460 469
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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707 410
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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490 394
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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392 333
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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550 336
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Diablo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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359 251
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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546 279
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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353 252
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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389 283
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
but chickens double d added Red Dead Redemption 2010

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1,072 428
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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1,048 554
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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621 358
Fable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable 2004

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
AdamSzczybielkieiwcz added The Witcher 2007

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Dragon's Dogma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
bball.fletcher16 added Dragon's Dogma

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717 371
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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365 166
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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Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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

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

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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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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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318 198
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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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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

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157 73
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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412 257
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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325 253
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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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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243 180
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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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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99 74
Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
autopsychotic added Borderlands 2009

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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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221 180
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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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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430 257
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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269 239
Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time