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The Best Fantasy Games of All Time 

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Updated February 11, 2020 12.6k votes 1.6k voters 69.2k views 151 items

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 Released: 2014 (CD Projekt RED)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Released: 2011 (Bethesda Game Studios)
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Dragon Age: Origins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2009 (Edge of Reality)
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Ob... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Released: 2006 (4J Studios)
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The Elder Scrolls III: M... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Released: 2002 (Bethesda Softworks)
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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The Legend of Zelda: Bre... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
PaulOlsen added Released: 2017 (Nintendo EPD)
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The Legend of Zelda: Oca... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 1998 (Grezzo)
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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
JohnSmith1519997324812 added Released: 2011 (From Software)
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The Witcher 2: Assassins... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2011 (CD Projekt RED)
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Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2000 (Blizzard North)
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Warcraft III: Reign of C... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2002 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Dragon Age: Inquisition ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
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Warcraft III: The Frozen... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2003 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Fable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2004 (Big Blue Box Studios)
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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
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Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
wiabux added Released: 1997 (Eidos Interactive)
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The Witcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2007 (CD Projekt RED)
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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
wiabux added Released: 2004 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Dragon's Dogma Dark Aris... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
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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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Planescape: Torment is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Black Isle Studios)
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Star Wars: Knights of th... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Rackandroll added Released: 2003 (Aspyr)
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Fable II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
tylersloeper added Released: 2008 (Lionhead Studios)
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Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
frank-westcoatt added Released: 2001 (Square)
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Neverwinter Nights 2: Ma... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Obsidian Entertainment)
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World of Warcraft: The B... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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