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The Best Tactical Role-Playing Games Of All Time

Updated October 5, 2020 30.5k votes 5.0k voters 305.3k views156 items

These are the best tactical role-playing games of all time for any console or system, ranked by gamers everywhere. These highly rated RPGs are ordered by popularity, so only the biggest and most talk-about titles are at the top of the list.

Franchise series like Fire Emblem and modern tactical RPGs like XCOM are among the top games in the genre, but there plenty of underrated TRPGs that deserve more attention. Fortunately, this list includes the most challenging and popular tactical role-playing games that have ever hit the shelves, though some of the more obscure releases may not be included.

Classic series like Final Fantasy Tactics to cult classics like Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, this list answers the questions, "What are the best tactical RPGs?" and "What is the greatest tactical role-playing game of all time?" Vote up all your favorite releases throughout the years.

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