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#1 Edited by HawkeExp (13 posts) -

I love rpgs and would love to hear peoples top 5, for me the first that come to mind would be 
-Oblivion
-Fallout 3
-Dragon Age 
-Borderlands(it is original)
-Torchlight is also really fun to play.
Please list your favourites :D

#2 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

- Madden 
-Gears of War 
- Halo 3 
-Killzone 3 
-Street Fighter 4

#3 Posted by BUCK3TM4N (549 posts) -

final fantasy 10  
oblivion  
mass effect (its pretty much an rpg) (PC)
dragon age (PC) 
Fable (the first one)

#4 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Torchlight isn't RPG, it's hack-slash.  Much like how Diablo isn't RPG to me.   
 

  • Final Fantasy Tactics 
  • XenoGears
  • Chrono Cross
  • Kingdom Hearts II FinalMix+
  • Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System
#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

My Top 5 games from My Personal Favorites list are all RPGs, so this was pretty easy to answer.  

My Favorite Games of All Time ~ 2010 edition

This is a best of list for right now.  I tried to limit myself to 10 originally, but there were just too many unmentioned to I bumped it up to 20.  Of course, like life, this list is a work-in-progress.  [Newly Updated: Ha-ha, I look like such a Bioware fanboy.]  [Second Update: I switched some of the order around. Sept.-24]

1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

This was my previous number one game. It had occupied this spot since 2004. EDIT: Switched back to #1 spot after I replayed it recently

2. Dragon Age: Origins

This has moved to my number one spot in a relatively short period of time. EDIT: Dropped to the #2 spot recently.

3. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES

This game enthralled me for hours upon hours. It touched me more emotionally than any other game.

4. Mass Effect 2

A spectacular space adventure full of unique settings, engaging characters, and high action. Simply one of the most fun games ever. This is what we dreamed gaming would be like in the future when I was in short pants.

5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Replayability is what earns this games place on my list.


#6 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne
Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
SMT: Persona 4
Alpha Protocol
Resonance of Fate

#7 Posted by NathHaw (2760 posts) -
Persona 4
Final Fantasy VII 
Persona 3
Final Fantasy VI
Chrono Trigger
#8 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Mass Effect
KOTOR
Borderlands
Diablo
Fallout 1 & 2

#9 Edited by CandiBunni (465 posts) -

Wild Arms 
Threads of Fate (kind of an action/adventure rpg thingie) 
Legend of Dragoon 
Chrono Trigger 
Monster Hunter Tri (action/adventure rpg thingie too)

#10 Posted by TwoLines (2788 posts) -

-Planescape
-Chrono Cross
-Chrono Trigger
-Final Fantasy IX
-Final Fantasy VII

#11 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

Chrono Trigger

Final Fantasy VI

Fallout 2

Icewind Dale 

Dragon Age: Origins

#13 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

Straight from my head: 
-Planescape: Torment
-Fallout 1
-Fallout 2
-Diablo 2
-System Shock 2

#14 Posted by TwoLines (2788 posts) -
@CandiBunni said:
" Wild Arms Threads of Fate (kind of an action/adventure rpg thingie) Legend of Dragoon Chrono Trigger Monster Hunter Tri (action/adventure rpg thingie too) "
I love Threads of Fate, but I played it not long ago and it doesn't hold up all that well...
#15 Edited by N7 (3573 posts) -

1. Knights Of The Old Republic
2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed Kingdom
3. Mass Effect 2
4. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker(?)
5. Fallout 3
 
AH! HOLY CHRIST! THANKS FOR REMINDING ME!!
 
I had a complete brain-fart. I forgot some of the RPG's that meant the most to me!!

#16 Posted by Badhands (399 posts) -

Starwars: KOTOR 2 
Mass effect (Whole series) 
Oblivion 
Borderlands 
Fallout 3

#17 Posted by HawkeExp (13 posts) -
@BUCK3TM4N: 
I forgot to put Mass effect 2 lol.
#18 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

1. Dragon Age: Origins
2. Dragon Age 2
3. Mass Effect 2
4. Mass Effect
5. Dungeon Siege 2

#19 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

1.  Dragon Age: Origins 
2.  Fallout 3 
3.  Mass Effect 2 
4.  TES III: Morrowind 
5.  Fable 2

#20 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -
  • Pokemon Blue 
  • Pokemon Silver 
  • Pokemon Sapphire 
  • Pokemon Pearl 
  • Pokemon Black
#21 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@rjayb89: ...funny.  
#22 Posted by BaneFireLord (2909 posts) -

1. Oblivion (also, coincidentally, my favorite game ever) 
2. Morrowind 
3. Puzzle Quest 1 (it counts!) 
4. Guild Wars/WOW tie
5. Mass Effect

#23 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (1945 posts) -

Diablo II - Loot, loot, loot! Yeah, that. I've spent days and days and days in this game simply because of how fun the loot is. 

Persona 3: FES - I love SMT games, but this is just the right combination of combat depth, monster creation, and pure ass-fuckery (at least on hard) that creates easily the best experience on PS2, ever.  

Fallout 1 - This game showed me how open an RPG can be, and how to do it correctly: give the player a heavy incentive to do the main quest, but when they have free time the openness should be OPEN as all hell  

 (just in case someone cares...) 

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn - Oh gawd. This is BioWare's fucking pinnacle in the same way Persona 3 is an SMT apex: hard as shit if you want it to be, very appealing and strong characters and storyline, and plenty of fun side quests to go around. Yum.

Final Fantasy Tactics - Best FF game. I also love Strategy games, so a combination of the two makes for a great game. Easily broken, but still fun without the Calculator/Ninja.  
 
Edit: That's what I get for the first spoiler tag :/ 
Online
#24 Posted by Pabsi9 (202 posts) -

1. Oblivion
2. Mass Effect 2
3. Fallout 3
4. PSP 3
5. Morrowind

#25 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

1. Oblivion 
2. SMT nocture 
3. Mass effect 
4.persona 3:fes 
5. dragon age: origins
#26 Posted by MonetaryDread (1991 posts) -
  1. Chrono Trigger
  2. Disgaea 1+2 (PSP) / 3 (PS3)
  3. Fallout 3 / New Vegas
  4. Diablo 2
  5. Wizardry 8
 
Damn that is tough to choose. I put the three Disgaea (Fallout 3 as well) titles under one label because they really are just variations on the same game. 
 
Honorable Mentions:
  • Arcanum
  • Wow
  • Stonekeep
  • D&D Forgotton Realms Collection (Hillsfar, Menzoberanzan, Eye of the Beholder, etc.)
  • Final Fantasy 9
  • Wild Arms 1 + 3
  • Breath of Fire 4
  • Tactics Ogre [(PSP) The only reason this isn't on the list is because of how new it is to me)
  • Etrian Odyssey 3
  • Dragon Quest 5 + 8
#27 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
"
  • Pokemon Blue 
  • Pokemon Silver 
  • Pokemon Sapphire 
  • Pokemon Pearl 
  • Pokemon Black
"
This guy knows his rpgs.
#28 Edited by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -

Fallout Franchise
SRT: OG Saga: Endless Frontier 
Pokemon FireRed/White
Final Fantasy 8/12
Earthbound
 
People listing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG make me chuckle.

#29 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -
Western 
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 
Mass Effect 1 and 2 
Neverwinter Nights 
Icewind Dale 
Dragon Age: Origins 
 
Japanese 
Final Fantasy IX
Secret of Mana  
Legend of Mana
Final Fantasy VI 
Super Mario RPG  
 
I feel like I need to play Chrono Trigger soon. 
#30 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -
@Zippedbinders said:
" People listing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG make chuckle. "
And when I see commments like yours I think of the many "facepalm" pictures on the internet.
#31 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

Persona 3
TES: Morrowind
SMT: Nocturne
Tactics Ogre PSP
Mother 3
 
SO MANY 3's ON THIS LIST

#32 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
" @Zippedbinders said:
" People listing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG make chuckle. "
And when I see commments like yours I think of the many "facepalm" pictures on the internet. "
nothing wrong with earthbound bro
#33 Posted by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
" @Zippedbinders said:
" People listing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG make chuckle. "
And when I see commments like yours I think of the many "facepalm" pictures on the internet. "
I just have an incredibly hard time seeing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG when the only remaining components that resemble an RPG are superficial features that are present in things like most modern multiplayer shooters. 
 
Ratchet and Clank has more RPG features than Mass Effect 2 does.
#34 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

In no particular order: 
Mass Effect 2
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 
Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones 
Persona 4 
Golden Sun: The Lost Age

#35 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -
@Zippedbinders said:
" @phrosnite said:
" @Zippedbinders said:
" People listing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG make chuckle. "
And when I see commments like yours I think of the many "facepalm" pictures on the internet. "
I just have an incredibly hard time seeing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG when the only remaining components that resemble an RPG are superficial features that are present in things like most modern multiplayer shooters.   Ratchet and Clank has more RPG features than Mass Effect 2 does. "
You are one of "those" people, eh? I feel sorry for you.
#36 Posted by kariyanine (216 posts) -

When I started reading this thread I was afraid I was going to date myself but plenty other great "older' choices have been thrown into the mix.
 
My list, in no particular order: 
 
Final Fantasy
Fallout
Icewind Dale
Diablo II
Xenogears

#37 Edited by falling_fast (2183 posts) -

western

Planescape: Torment

Baldur's Gate II
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Arcanum
Deus Ex

japanese

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
Final Fantasy VI
Lost Odyssey
Parasite Eve
Persona 4
#38 Posted by biospank (648 posts) -

1.Diablo2
2. ff6
3.oblivion
4.the witcher 
5.baldurs gate   
these are the game I have spent most time with

#39 Edited by Deeveeus (479 posts) -

1. FF 7 
2. Dragon Age: Origins 
3. Parasite Eve 
4. The Longest Journey 
5. Valkyria Chronicles 
 
HON MENTIONS: 
Shining Force, FF 6, KOTOR, Fallout 2

#40 Posted by DallasTheGamer (154 posts) -

Final Fantasy VII
Dragon Age: Origins
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Star Ocean: The second Story/ Second Evolution

#41 Posted by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
" @Zippedbinders said:
" @phrosnite said:
" @Zippedbinders said:
" People listing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG make chuckle. "
And when I see commments like yours I think of the many "facepalm" pictures on the internet. "
I just have an incredibly hard time seeing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG when the only remaining components that resemble an RPG are superficial features that are present in things like most modern multiplayer shooters.   Ratchet and Clank has more RPG features than Mass Effect 2 does. "
You are one of "those" people, eh? I feel sorry for you. "
Never said I didn't like it. I still played it and bought the first 3 DLC. I love the story and the characters and playing as my Shepard, it was a good game, just not what I could call a RPG.
#42 Posted by falling_fast (2183 posts) -

the longest journey was an amazing game, but not an rpg.  it's a point and click adventure game.

#43 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

Skies of Arcadia

Dragon Quest VIII
Fallout 3
Chrono Trigger
Pokemon Gold/Silver
#44 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

Resonance of Fate 
Persona 3 
Dragon Quest 8  
Final Fantasy IV  
Skies of Arcadia 

#45 Edited by Kelswitch (141 posts) -

Knights Of The Old Republic 
Final Fantasy VIII 
Final Fantasy IX 
Mass Effect 2 
Deus Ex. 
 
Honorable Mentions. 
Dragon Age: Origins (and to a lesser extent, 2) 
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 
Chrono Trigger 
Persona 3 FES and 4 
Final Fantasy Tactics 

Skies Of Arcadia
Valkryia Chronicles
#46 Posted by amir90 (2154 posts) -

I dunno how to pick top 5.
Ill just mention 5 games I like a lot.

The Witcher
Baldurs Gate 2
Mass Effect 1/2
Dragon Age
Diablo 2 (at least in my definition of RPG :))

Probably a lot more l like, but these are the first that comes to my mind.
I think FFX and Fallout 3 are great games, just not for me.

#47 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -
  • Deus Ex
  • Baldur's Gate 2
  • Mass Effect 2
  • TES: Morrowind
  • Final Fantasy IV
#48 Posted by Atlas (2430 posts) -

- Oblivion
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Fallout 3
- Mass Effect
- Tales of Vesperia

#49 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -
@Zippedbinders said:
" @phrosnite said:
" @Zippedbinders said:
" @phrosnite said:
" @Zippedbinders said:
" People listing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG make chuckle. "
And when I see commments like yours I think of the many "facepalm" pictures on the internet. "
I just have an incredibly hard time seeing Mass Effect 2 as an RPG when the only remaining components that resemble an RPG are superficial features that are present in things like most modern multiplayer shooters.   Ratchet and Clank has more RPG features than Mass Effect 2 does. "
You are one of "those" people, eh? I feel sorry for you. "
Never said I didn't like it. I still played it and bought the first 3 DLC. I love the story and the characters and playing as my Shepard, it was a good game, just not what I could call a RPG. "
You still don't get it? By "those" people I meant people who don't know what is the thing that makes a game RPG. I don't have the time nor the will to try to explain it to you. There has been a lot of talk on this very subject in the past few months. I will just say this... ME2 is more RPG than Diablo 2.
#50 Posted by MikkaQ (10268 posts) -

In no real order:


KOTOR
Mass Effect 2
Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (I know, people didn't like this one, well I did so shaddup)
Morrowind
Persona 3 or 4, they're kinda the same anyway.