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The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best computer RPGs of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated computer role-playing games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest computer RPGs are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these computer role-playing games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging computer role-playing games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new computer role-playing games.The list you're viewing is made up of many different games, like Deus Ex and Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness.This list answers the questions, "What are the best computer RPGs?" and "What is the greatest computer role-playing game game of all time?"
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Planescape: Torment is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1999
Planescape: Torment is a computer role-playing game developed for Microsoft Windows by Black Isle Studios and released on December 12, 1999 by Interplay Entertainment. It takes place in ...more
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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2002
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is an open world fantasy action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and published by Bethesda Softworks and Ubisoft. It is the third ...more
3
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of A... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2000
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a computer role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Black Isle Studios. It is the sequel to Baldur's Gate, and was released for Microsoft ...more
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Fallout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 1997
Fallout is an open world role-playing video game developed and published by Interplay Entertainment in 1997. The game has a post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic setting, in the aftermath of a ...more
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2004
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords is a role-playing video game released for the Xbox and Microsoft Windows. It is the sequel to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ...more
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Baldur's Gate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1998
Baldur's Gate is a fantasy role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published in 1998 by Interplay Entertainment. It is the first game in the Baldur's Gate series, and takes place in the ...more
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Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1998
Fallout 2 is a role-playing open world video game developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay in 1998. While featuring a considerably larger game world and a far more extensive ...more
8
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Mag... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 2001
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a 2001 role-playing video game developed by Troika Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. It was released in North America and Europe in August ...more
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2003
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by LucasArts. Written by Drew Karpyshyn, the soundtrack for the game was composed by Jeremy ...more
10
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 2004
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is a 2004 action role-playing game set in White Wolf's World of Darkness; it was developed by Troika Games and released by Activision for Microsoft Windows. ...more
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Ultima VII: The Black Gate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1992
Ultima VII: The Black Gate is the seventh installment of the Ultima series of role-playing video games, released in 1992. The Black Gate was critically acclaimed and commercially successful, ...more
12
Betrayal at Krondor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added Jun 22 1993
Betrayal at Krondor is a DOS-based role-playing video game developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra On-Line in the summer of 1993. Betrayal at Krondor takes place largely in Midkemia, the ...more
13
Icewind Dale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2000
Icewind Dale is a role-playing video game developed for Windows by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay Entertainment. It was released on June 30, 2000. It takes place in the Dungeons ...more
14
Divine Divinity is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 2002
Divine Divinity is a single-player fantasy role-playing video game created by Larian Studios which was released on September 22, 2002. It has two spin-offs, Beyond Divinity and Divinity: Dragon ...more
15
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1996
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall is a fantasy open world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1996 for MS-DOS. It is a sequel to The Elder Scrolls: ...more
16
The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2007
The Witcher is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by CD Projekt RED and published by Atari, Inc. The game is based on the book series of the same name by Polish author ...more
17
Darklands is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
RickKreitlein added 1992
Darklands is a role-playing video game developed and published by MicroProse in 1992 for the PC DOS platform. Darklands is set in the Holy Roman Empire during the 15th century. While the ...more
18
Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2009
Dragon Age: Origins is a role-playing video game developed by BioWare's Edmonton studio and published by Electronic Arts. It is the first game in the Dragon Age franchise. The game was released ...more
19
Divinity: Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added
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Gothic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 2001
Gothic is a single-player action role-playing video game for Windows developed by the German company Piranha Bytes. It was first released in Germany on March 15, 2001, followed by the English ...more
21
The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2003
The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon is the second expansion pack for Bethesda Game Studios' The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. While it was originally released as an expansion set for Microsoft ...more
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Gothic II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 2002
Gothic II is a role-playing video game and the sequel to Gothic, by the German developer Piranha Bytes. It was first released on November 29, 2002 in Germany, with North America following almost ...more
23
Neverwinter Nights is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2002
Neverwinter Nights is a third-person role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Atari. Interplay Entertainment was originally set to publish the game, but financial ...more
24
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
Jan 01 1993
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands is a turn-based role-playing video game that takes place in the Dungeons and Dragons' campaign setting of Dark Sun. It was released for DOS in a somewhat unfinished ...more
25
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2008
Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and is the third major installment in the Fallout series. The game was released in North America, ...more