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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

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Fallout is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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 II: Shadows of A... is listed (or ranked) 5 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 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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Baldur's Gate is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloo... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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Betrayal at Krondor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 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

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Ultima VII: The Black Gate is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Darklands is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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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

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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

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Icewind Dale is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Gothic is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Divinity: Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
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Neverwinter Nights is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmo... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Neverwinter Nights 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2006 Neverwinter Nights 2 is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Atari. It is the sequel to BioWare's Neverwinter Nights, based on the Dungeons & ...more

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Gothic II is listed (or ranked) 25 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

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Dark Sun: Shattered Lands is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
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

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Icewind Dale II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2002 Icewind Dale II is a role-playing video game developed by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay Entertainment, released on August 27, 2002. Like its 2000 predecessor Icewind Dale, the ...more

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks and the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary 2K Games. It is ...more

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Geneforge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2001 Geneforge is the first video game in the Geneforge series of role-playing video games created by Spiderweb Software. Players assume the role of an apprentice Shaper, a sect of mages who can ...more

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Champions of Krynn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1990 Champions of Krynn is the first in a three-part series of Dragonlance Advanced Dungeons & Dragons "Gold Box" role-playing video games. The game was released in 1990. The highest ...more

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Eye of the Beholder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
Davide Pesce added 1990 Eye of the Beholder is a role-playing video game for computers and video game consoles developed by Westwood Studios. It was published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1991 for the MS-DOS ...more

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Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2001 Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter is an official expansion pack to the role-playing video game Icewind Dale developed by Black Isle Studios. It introduced many changes and additions to the original ...more

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Wasteland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
Sean Griffin added 1986 Wasteland is a science fiction role-playing video game developed by Interplay Productions and published by Electronic Arts for the Apple II in 1987 and Commodore 64 and DOS in 1988. The game is ...more

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Ultima VIII: Pagan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1994 Ultima VIII: Pagan is a video game, the eighth part of the role-playing video game series Ultima. It was not as well-received as its predecessors, Ultima VII and Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent ...more

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Shiverin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2007 The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles is the largest official expansion pack for the role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Announced on January 18, 2007, the expansion was developed, ...more

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
midnightq2 added 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more

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Wizardry 8 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
Saber King added 2001 Wizardry 8 is the eighth and final title in the Wizardry series of role-playing video games by Sir-Tech Canada. It is the third in the Dark Savant trilogy, which includes Wizardry VI: Bane of ...more

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Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2008 Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir is an expansion pack for the role-playing video game Neverwinter Nights 2, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Atari. It was released in ...more

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Jagged Alliance 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1999 Jagged Alliance 2 is a tactical role-playing game for PC, released in 1999 for Windows, and later ported to Linux by Tribsoft. It is the third game in the Jagged Alliance series, and was ...more

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Ultima III: Exodus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1983 Ultima III: Exodus is the third game in the Ultima series. Exodus is also the name of the game's principal antagonist. Released in 1983, it was the first Ultima game published by Origin Systems. ...more

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Anachronox is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added 2001 Anachronox is a third-person role-playing video game produced by Tom Hall and the Dallas Ion Storm games studio. It was released worldwide in June 2001 for Microsoft Windows. The game is ...more

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Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2005 Jade Empire is an action role-playing game developed by BioWare. The game was first published in 2005 by Microsoft Game Studios and was released worldwide for the Xbox. On May 10, 2006, BioWare ...more

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Death Knights of Krynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
RickKreitlein added 1991 Death Knights of Krynn is the second in a three-part series of Dragonlance Advanced Dungeons & Dragons "Gold Box" role-playing video games, published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. ...more

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Dark Messiah of Might and Magi... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2006 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, additionally subtitled Elements on Xbox 360, is a first-person action game with role-playing elements developed by Arkane Studios and Floodgate Entertainment. ...more

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Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1994 Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager is a role-playing video game developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1994 for the MS-DOS operating system. It is the sequel to Dark Sun: Shattered ...more

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Curse of the Azure Bonds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
RickKreitlein added 1989 Curse of the Azure Bonds is a role-playing video game developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc in 1989. It is the second in a four-part series of Forgotten Realms Advanced Dungeons ...more

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Wasteland 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
xordiw added Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game developed by inXile Entertainment with additional development by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft ...more

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Drakensang: The Dark Eye is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
2008 Drakensang: The Dark Eye is a 2008 role-playing video game developed by Radon Labs and published by dtp. It is the first video game in The Dark Eye universe since Attic's Northlands Trilogy from ...more

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Might and Magic V: Darkside of... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1993 Might and Magic V: Darkside of Xeen is a science fantasy role-playing video game, published and developed for multiple platforms by New World Computing in 1993. Based on the Might and Magic III: ...more

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Realms of Arkania: Blade of De... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Computer Role-playing Games of All Time
1993 Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny is a role-playing video game developed by Attic Entertainment Software. It was the first game based on the German pen & paper RPG system Das Schwarze Auge ...more