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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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1,281 297
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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1,267 693
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,227 601
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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849 690
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

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1,153 695
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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640 244
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,227 764
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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1,055 659
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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467 330
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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522 566
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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819 472
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

13
518 340
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

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377 285
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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575 483
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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658 316
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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459 390
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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483 333
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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349 219
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

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643 394
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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799 423
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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454 331
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,200 475
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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1,194 611
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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717 405
Fable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable 2004

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822 414
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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457 205
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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268 131
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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501 407
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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364 136
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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490 361
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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518 354
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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376 235
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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689 406
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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215 119
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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474 296
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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305 214
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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136 101
Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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365 288
Gothic II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Gothic II 2002

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276 148
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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293 218
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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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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438 304
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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252 216
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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138 107
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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476 284
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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112 59
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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541 359
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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227 238
Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time