Total Nerd List of All Role-playing Games

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List of role-playing games, listed alphabetically with photos of the game's cover art when available. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these role-playing games have been enjoyed by millions. This list includes all role-playing games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure, future or new role-playing games. Various bits of information are available for these top role-playing games, such as when the game was released and who developed the game. In some instances you can click on the names of the games to get an even more in-depth description of them. These aren't necessarily the best role-playing games, but there are a lot of popular role-playing games listed here.

This list has a variety of games in it, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best role-playing games?" and "What are the most popular role-playing games?"

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.hack//INFECTION is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Role-playing Games

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.hack//MUTATION is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Role-playing Games

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.hack//OUTBREAK is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Role-playing Games

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.hack//QUARANTINE is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Role-playing Games

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Blazing Souls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2007 Blazing Souls is a tactical role-playing game developed by Idea Factory and released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006. It was ported to the Xbox 360 in 2007 as Absolute: Blazing Infinity and to the ...more

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: H... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1988 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance is a video game released in January 1988 for various home computer systems and consoles. The game is based on the first Dragonlance campaign ...more

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Hillsfar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1993 Hillsfar is a role-playing video game released for MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 in 1989. It features a combination of real-time action and randomly generated quests. It also includes ...more

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Age of Conan: Unchained is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2007 Age of Conan: Unchained is a fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Norwegian computer video game developer company, Funcom, and is published by Eidos ...more

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Akuma-kun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1990 Akuma-kun is a manga series written and illustrated by Shigeru Mizuki. Several versions of the manga exist, one of which was adapted into a live-action TV show, and another into an anime TV ...more

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Albert Odyssey: Legend of Elde... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1996 Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean, known in Japan as Albert Odyssey Gaiden ~Legend of Eldean~ is a role-playing video game developed by Sunsoft for the Super Nintendo, but cancelled and ported to ...more

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Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2005 Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano, known in Europe as SCAR, is a Gran Turismo-style racing for the PlayStation 2, Windows and Xbox. It was developed by Milestone S.r.l. and released in 2005. It is ...more

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Anachronox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
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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Animal Crossing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2001 Animal Crossing, known in Japan as Dōbutsu no Mori, is a life simulation video game developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo. It was originally published for the Nintendo 64 in Japan ...more

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Ape Quest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2008 Ape Quest is a role-playing video game spinoff from the Ape Escape series by SCEA. It is a PlayStation Portable title and was released in North America & Europe exclusively on the ...more

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Ar tonelico 2: Sekai ni Hibiku... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2007 Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, known in Japan as Ar tonelico II Sekai ni Hibiku Shōjo-tachi no Metafalica is a role-playing video game, developed by Gust for the Sony PlayStation 2 which ...more

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Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2006 Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia, released in Japan as Ar tonelico: The Girl Who Continues to Sing at the End of the World is a role-playing video game developed by Gust Corporation for the ...more

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Arc Rise Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2010 Arc Rise Fantasia is a fantasy role-playing video game developed by Imageepoch and published by Marvelous Entertainment for the Wii. Arc Rise Fantasia was released in Japan on June 4, 2009, and ...more

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Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2006 Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm, released in Japan as Atelier Iris: Grand Fantasm is a role-playing video game developed by Japanese developer Gust for the PlayStation 2.

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Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2004 Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana is a role-playing video game developed by Japanese developer Gust for the PlayStation 2. This game is the first of the Atelier Iris saga to be released on the ...more

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Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2009 Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Gust. It was first released for PlayStation 3 on June 25, 2009, in Japan and re-released as a Japanese ...more

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Atsumare! Power Pro Kun no DS ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2006 Atsumare! Power Pro Kun no DS Koushien is an role-playing video game baseball game for the Nintendo DS. It is developed by Power Pros Production, the development-unit from Konami developing the ...more

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Autoduel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1985 Autoduel is a 1985 role-playing video game published by Origin Systems for the Atari 400 and 800, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, and DOS. It was released in 1987 for the Atari ST and ...more

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James Cameron's Avatar: The Ga... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2009 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game is a 2009 third-person action video game prequel to James Cameron's film of the same name. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and released on the ...more

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Azure Dreams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1998 Azure Dreams, released in Japan as Other Life: Azure Dreams, is a PlayStation video game developed by Konami and was originally released in Japan on November 13, 1997. A stripped down version ...more

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Baldur's Gate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
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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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of A... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
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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Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bh... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2001 Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal is the expansion pack for the role-playing video game Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, and is the final chapter in the Baldur's Gate series. It adds a ...more

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2004 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is a 2004 action role-playing/hack and slash video game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Developed by Black Isle Studios, the game was published by Interplay ...more

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Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sw... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1999 Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast is a role-playing video game in a high fantasy setting, developed by BioWare and published by Interplay in April 1999. Released as an expansion pack for ...more

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The Bard's Tale is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1985 Tales of the Unknown: Volume I, better known by its subtitle The Bard's Tale, is a fantasy role-playing video game created by Interplay Productions in 1985 and distributed by Electronic Arts. It ...more

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The Bard's Tale Construction S... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1991 The Bard's Tale Construction Set is computer software that allows the user to create simple dungeon crawl video games using The Bard's Tale game engine. It was created by Interplay Productions ...more

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The Bard's Tale II: The Destin... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1986 The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight is a fantasy role-playing video game created by Interplay Productions in 1986. It is the first sequel to The Bard's Tale. It is the last game of the series ...more

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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1988 The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate is a computer fantasy role-playing game created by Interplay Productions in 1988. It is the second sequel to The Bard's Tale. It was designed by ...more

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Baten Kaitos Origins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2006 Baten Kaitos Origins is a 2006 role-playing video game first unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Game Show by Namco and Monolith Soft. The official name was revealed at E3 2006 on May 10, 2006. It is the ...more

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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings an... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2003 Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean is a 2003 role-playing video game that was developed by tri-Crescendo and Monolith Soft and published by Namco in Japan, North America and Europe ...more

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Battle Hunter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2001 Battle Hunter, known in Japan as Battle Sugoroku: Hunter and in Europe as The Hunter, is an anime-styled tactical role-playing game, released for the PlayStation in 1999. It was released in ...more

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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk'... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1989 BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is a turn-based adventure/role-playing video game game released in 1988 by Westwood Studios and based on the BattleTech franchise. It was one of the ...more

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Betrayal in Antara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1997 Betrayal in Antara is a Windows 3.1 role-playing video game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1997, after the success of their previous RPG, Betrayal at Krondor. Sierra had lost the ...more

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Beyblade: Super Tournament Bat... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2002 BeyBlade: Super Tournament Battle, also known as BeyBlade VForce: Super Tournament Battle and Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002: Nettou! Magne-tag Battle! in Japan is a 2002 role-playing video game ...more

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Beyond the Beyond is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1995 Beyond the Beyond, known in Japan as Beyond the Beyond: Harukanaru Kanān he, is a role-playing video game that was developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Sony Computer ...more

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BioForge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1995 BioForge is an adventure game developed by Origin Systems and published by Electronic Arts for DOS and Windows. The game was marketed as a movie-like production, because of its in-depth plot and ...more

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Black Isle's Torn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
Black Isle's Torn was a role-playing video game developed for Windows by Black Isle Studios, announced on March 22, 2001 and cancelled in July of that year. The game was to use a modified ...more

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Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2006 Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light, released in Japan as Blade Dancer: Thousand-year Promise, is a video game made exclusively for the PlayStation Portable. It is a turn-based role-playing video ...more

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Blood of Bahamut is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2009 Blood of Bahamut is an action role-playing video game developed by Think & Feel and published by Square Enix. It was released for the Nintendo DS in Japan on August 6, 2009.

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Blue Dragon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2007 Blue Dragon is a role-playing video game developed by Mistwalker and Artoon and published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360. Blue Dragon is based on a design by Final ...more

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Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2010 Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow is a role-playing video game developed by Mistwalker and tri-Crescendo and published by Namco Bandai in Japan and Europe and D3 Publisher in North America, for the ...more

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Bokosuka Wars is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
1985 Bokosuka Wars is a 1983 action-strategy role-playing video game developed by Kōji Sumii and released by ASCII for the Sharp X1 computer, followed by ports to the MSX, FM-7, NEC PC-6001, NEC ...more

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Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2008 Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar is a video game released on December 18, 2008 by Marvelous Interactive in Japan, and released on August 24, 2010 by Natsume in North America. It was also released ...more

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Bomberman Tournament is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2001 Bomberman Tournament was a game in the long standing Bomberman series for the GBA. The game contains a fully realized multiplayer battle mode between linked Game Boy Advances. The player and up ...more

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Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of All Role-playing Games
2009 Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game that was developed by Gearbox Software for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is the first game in ...more