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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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959 206
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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723 579
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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1,050 506
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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1,013 613
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,098 611
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,098 698
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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927 594
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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484 197
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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351 267
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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474 496
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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735 422
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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505 410
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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411 344
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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731 381
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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568 351
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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572 288
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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384 278
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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408 301
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

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375 279
Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,098 441
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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1,082 565
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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640 370
Fable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Fable Sep 14 2004

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319 250
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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295 178
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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731 380
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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382 172
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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195 94
Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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439 363
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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677 414
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Kingdom Hearts II Dec 22 2005

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293 111
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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476 323
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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330 204
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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636 385
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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454 324
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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166 80
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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422 262
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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341 260
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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270 151
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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253 185
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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405 278
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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106 80
Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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223 123
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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249 199
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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230 185
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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122 80
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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438 260
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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274 241
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
Jade Empire Apr 12 2005

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84 39
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time