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The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time

Updated May 16, 2020 28.0k votes 1.3k voters 53.8k views256 items
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: Torment1

    DeveloperBlack Isle Studios

    Planescape: Torment is a computer role-playing game developed for Microsoft Windows by Black...  more
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  • Mass Effect2
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    DeveloperEdge of Reality, BioWare, Demiurge Studios

    Mass Effect is a 2007 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game...  more
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  • Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss3

    DeveloperBlue Sky Productions, Looking Glass Studios

    Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is a first-person role-playing video game developed by...  more
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  • Mass Effect 24
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    DeveloperBioWare

    Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by...  more
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  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines5

    DeveloperTroika Games

    Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is a 2004 action role-playing game set in White Wolf's...  more
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  • Wizardry 86
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    DeveloperSir-Tech

    Wizardry 8 is the eighth and final title in the Wizardry series of role-playing video games by...  more
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  • Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura7

    DeveloperTroika Games

    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a 2001 role-playing video game developed by...  more
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  • Mass Effect 38
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    DeveloperStraight Right, BioWare

    Mass Effect 3 is a 2012 science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game...  more
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  • Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant9

    DeveloperSir-Tech

    Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant is the seventh title in the Wizardry series of...  more
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  • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn10

    DeveloperBioWare

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a computer role-playing game developed by BioWare and...  more
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  • Fallout: New Vegas11

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    Fallout: New Vegas is an action role-playing video game in the Fallout video game series. The...  more
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  • Deus Ex12
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    DeveloperIon Storm Inc.

    Deus Ex is a series of cyberpunk-themed first-person action role-playing video games. The...  more
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  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic13

    DeveloperAspyr, BioWare

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a role-playing video game developed by BioWare and...  more
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  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords14

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords is a role-playing video game...  more
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition15

    DeveloperBioWare

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and...  more
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  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind16

    DeveloperBethesda Softworks

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is an open world fantasy action role-playing video game...  more
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  • Torment: Tides of Numenera17

    DeveloperinXile Entertainment

    Torment: Tides of Numenera is a 2017 role-playing video game developed by inXile Entertainment...  more
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  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer18

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian...  more
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  • System Shock 219

    DeveloperLooking Glass Technologies, Inc., Irrational Games, Looking Glass Studios

    System Shock 2 is a first-person shooter action role-playing survival horror video game for...  more
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  • Fallout20
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    DeveloperBlack Isle Studios, Interplay Entertainment

    Fallout is an open world role-playing video game developed and published by Interplay...  more
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  • Arx Fatalis21
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    DeveloperArkane Studios

    Arx Fatalis is a partially open source first-person role-playing video game for the Xbox and...  more
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  • Dark Sun: Shattered Lands22

    DeveloperStrategic Simulations, Inc.

    Dark Sun: Shattered Lands is a turn-based role-playing video game that takes place in the...  more
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  • Betrayal at Krondor23

    DeveloperDynamix

    Betrayal at Krondor is a DOS-based role-playing video game developed by Dynamix and published...  more
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  • Darklands24
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    DeveloperMicroProse

    Darklands is a role-playing video game developed and published by MicroProse in 1992 for the...  more
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  • System Shock25
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    DeveloperLooking Glass Technologies, Inc., Looking Glass Studios

    System Shock is a 1994 first-person action role-playing video game developed by Looking Glass...  more
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