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This is a list of the best fantasy games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated fantasy games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest fantasy games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these fantasy games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging fantasy games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new fantasy games.

List ranges from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to World of Warcraft and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best fantasy games?" and "What is the greatest fantasy game of all time?"

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
frank-westcoatt added The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2014 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an upcoming action role-playing video game set in an open world environment, that is currently in development by Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED. It is ...more

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 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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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 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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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Dark Souls 2011 Dark Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games. A spiritual successor to FromSoftware's Demon's Souls, the game is the second installment ...more

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a 1998 action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development division for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was ...more

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Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Dragon Age: Origins 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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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 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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Planescape: Torment is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Planescape: Torment 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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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 2002 2003 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a high fantasy real-time strategy video game released by Blizzard Entertainment on July 3, 2002 in the U.S. It is the second sequel to Warcraft: Orcs & ...more

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Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Diablo II 2000 2002 Diablo II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 2000 for Windows and Mac OS computers. The game, with its ...more

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Ki... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 2011 2010 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Polish studio CD Projekt RED for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, OS X and Linux. The game was ...more

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Warcraft III: The Frozen Thron... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 2003 2003 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the official expansion pack to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, requiring Reign of Chaos to ...more

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Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer 2007 Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Atari. It is an expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights 2. It was ...more

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Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
wiabux added Final Fantasy VII 1997 Final Fantasy VII is a 1997 role-playing video game developed by Squaresoft. It is the seventh installment in the Final Fantasy series and the game is the first in the series to use 3D computer ...more

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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added The Witcher 2007 2008 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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Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
pharaun-mizzrym added Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 23, 2013. This game has the best character creation in a console game!  Many elements that make it like Skyrim.  More dungeon crawling than Skyrim.  Quests can be done or ignored.  Some rules concerning the trading system with other players.  Unique pawn system which requires befriending people on your Xbox 360 or PS3.  End game goals.  Easy, Medium, and Hard modes with different benefits.  The monsters in this game come to life on the screen!  Best mob UI I've seen in any game anywhere.  Character movements are fluid and skill ups make your character practically dance in battle. 

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Fable is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Fable 2004 2005 Fable is an action role-playing open world video game in the Fable series. It was developed for Xbox, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms, by Big Blue Box, a satellite developer of ...more

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The Bard's Tale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
The Bard's Tale 2004 The Bard's Tale is an action role-playing game created by InXile Entertainment, and published by Vivendi Universal Games in 2004. Vivendi marketed the game as a humorous spoof of fantasy ...more

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Icewind Dale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Icewind Dale 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 Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
frank-westcoatt added The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda, subtitled The Hyrule Fantasy in its original Japanese release, is a 1986 action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo, released in North America in 1987 ...more

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World of Warcraft: The Burning... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 2007 World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, often referred to as TBC or BC, is the first expansion pack for the MMORPG World of Warcraft. It was released on January 15, 2007 at midnight in Europe ...more

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Dragon Age: Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Dancer Anthony added Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragon Age: Inquisition is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, the third major ...more

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Divinity: Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Divinity: Original Sin

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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
wiabux added World of Warcraft 2004 World of Warcraft (commonly known as WoW) is a pay-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It is Blizzard Entertainment's fourth game set in the fantasy Warcraft Universe, first ...more

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Dark Souls II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Dark Souls II 2014 Dark Souls II is an action role-playing video game. The third game in its series, Dark Souls II was developed for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by From Software, which also ...more

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Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
frank-westcoatt added Final Fantasy X 2001 Final Fantasy X is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square as the tenth entry in the Final Fantasy series. Originally released in 2001 for Sony's PlayStation 2, the game was ...more

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Fable II is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Fable II 2008 Fable II is an action role-playing open world video game in the Fable game series developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360. It is the sequel to Fable ...more

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Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Path of Exile 2013 Path of Exile is an online action RPG developed by New Zealand based independent developer Grinding Gear Games. It is a downloadable free-to-play game supported by "ethical ...more

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Geneforge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Geneforge 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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Torchlight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Torchlight 2009 Torchlight is an action role-playing game developed by Runic Games and published by Perfect World, released for Windows in October 2009. The fantasy-themed game is set in the fictional town of ...more

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Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Diablo II: Lord of Destruction 2001 2003 Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is an expansion pack for the hack and slash action role-playing game Diablo II. Unlike the original Diablo '​s expansion pack, Diablo: Hellfire, it is a ...more

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Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
frank-westcoatt added Mass Effect 2 2010 Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on January 26, 2010, and for ...more

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Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
wiabux added Final Fantasy VI 1994 Final Fantasy VI is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System platform. Released in 1994, it is the sixth title in the mainline ...more

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Demon's Souls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Demon's Souls 2009 Demon's Souls is a 2009 action role-playing video game developed by From Software, with production assistance from SCE Japan Studio, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It was released in Japan ...more

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Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Dishonored 2012 Dishonored is a 2012 stealth action-adventure video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was released worldwide in October 2012 for Microsoft Windows, ...more

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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars 2006 SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars is a video game which employs both real time strategy and role-playing game elements, created by German game developers Phenomic. It is a sequel to their 2003 release ...more

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
PaulOlsen added The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 201 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. A part of The Legend of Zelda series, the game ...more

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a single-player action role-playing video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 developed by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios, who together with ...more

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Neverwinter Nights 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Neverwinter Nights 2 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) 40 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Gothic II 2002 2004 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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Divinity II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Divinity II 2009 Divinity II is an action role-playing game developed by Larian Studios. Its first release in 2009 was subtitled Ego Draconis, and was published by DTP entertainment and in the United States by ...more

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Torchlight 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Torchlight 2 2012 Torchlight II is an action role-playing game developed by Runic Games, released on September 20, 2012. It is the sequel to Runic's 2009 ARPG, Torchlight, and features peer-to-peer multiplayer ...more

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Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Jade Empire 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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Age of Wonders is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Age of Wonders 1999 Age of Wonders is a turn-based strategy video game often likened to Master of Magic. Originally titled World of Wonders, the game incorporated several role-playing video game elements that were ...more

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Heroes of Might and Magic III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Dancer Anthony added Heroes of Might and Magic III 1999 Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia is a turn-based strategy game developed by Jon Van Caneghem through New World Computing originally released for Microsoft Windows by the ...more

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Dark Messiah of Might and Magi... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Dark Messiah of Might and Magic 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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Risen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Risen Risen is a single-player fantasy-themed action role-playing game, developed by the German company Piranha Bytes and published by Deep Silver. The series is continued by Risen 2: Dark Waters and ...more

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Gothic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Gothic 2001 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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The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014 The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game developed by ZeniMax Online Studios. It was released on April 4, 2014 for Microsoft Windows, OS X and on Steam ...more

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ZanZarah: The Hidden Portal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
ZanZarah: The Hidden Portal 2002 ZanZarah: The Hidden Portal is an action-adventure video game by the German company Funatics Development, released in 2002 by the publisher THQ. An expansion was in development in 2002, but was ...more