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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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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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672 515
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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962 466
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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954 585
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,037 585
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,051 654
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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885 557
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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309 222
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
armok added Mass Effect 3 2012

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426 165
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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454 453
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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690 403
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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475 387
Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Dishonored 2012

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380 326
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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690 359
Diablo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo 1996

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531 329
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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344 243
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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1,059 422
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo II 2000

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526 276
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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373 278
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
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Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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1,028 552
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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608 354
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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295 235
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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704 366
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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Dragon's Dogma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
bball.fletcher16 added Dragon's Dogma

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

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Bloodborne 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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306 196
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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610 377
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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150 67
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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405 252
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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Secret of Mana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Secret of Mana 1993

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315 250
Gothic II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Gothic II 2002

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236 176
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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Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
autopsychotic added Borderlands 2009

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Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time

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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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215 178
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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106 72
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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423 255
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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Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Titan Quest Jun 26 2006

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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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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Role-Playing Games of All Time
Diablo III 2012