My top 3 RPGs.

Well everyone else was doing it so I will!

1. Halo 3
2. Metal Gear Solid 2
3. Wii play

Yeah, no. Here is the real list:

1. Morrowind
2. Chrono Trigger
3. Deus Ex


Posted by deathfury

Well everyone else was doing it so I will!

1. Halo 3
2. Metal Gear Solid 2
3. Wii play

Yeah, no. Here is the real list:

1. Morrowind
2. Chrono Trigger
3. Deus Ex


Posted by HT101

My list is:
1. Mass Effect
2. Tales of Symphonia (GC)
3. Paper Mario (N64)

You may say that these are not the best, but I have not played any Final Fantasies, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, or any big JRPGs.  I am playing Oblivion right now but since I haven't finished it, I can't really comment on it.

Posted by Maxszy

3? That's way too hard! Even 5 is really difficult to me so in no particular order I am going to say the top ones that first come into my head without thinking too much:

  • Balder's Gate
  • Diablo 2
  • Knights of the Old Republic
  • Neverwinter Nights
  • Oblivion
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Fallout 3
  • Mass Effect
  • Hell I could go on for a long time without thinking too much of really good RPGs that come into my head.
Posted by Icemael
For me it's Tales of Eternia, The World Ends With You and Fallout 3.
Posted by Geno

No FFVI completely discredits this list.

Posted by Id
  • Xenogears
  • FF VII
  • Mass Effect
Posted by deathfury
Geno said:
"No FFVI completely discredits this list. "
I have played FFVI and I like it, but never beat it so I cant put it on the list.
Edited by EntwineX

I'm still ashamed I've missed out on Deus Ex, didn't care much for Morrowind, it was better than Oblivion tho, great gameworld.

Mine would be:
- Fallout
- Fallout 2
- Kotor

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Damn.  Narrowing it down to three RPG's is rough.  Here goes...

Fallout 3
Final Fantasy VII
Suikoden 5

Edited by Al3xand3r

Mine (atm) are.

Panzer Dragoon Saga
(Best & most underrated gem that only true fans, pretentious journalists, and douches that just go after rare games played. I'm the 1st!)


(Square's best 32bit game imo, right above Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Tactics. Great story, battles, exploration, everything.)

(Masterpiece with excellent characters, humour, and an incredible battle system. Love the cancel dynamics and cheery yet foreboding story.)

Shining Force III
(A grand JRPG with proper and just as grand SRPG battles, enough said. Oh God, I need part 2 & 3)

The videos don't really do any of these justice, though some are nicer than others. But, you know that already, you can't sum RPGs in 5-10 mins.
Posted by RichardLOlson
My list would have to be...

1. Fallout 3
2. Chrono Trigger
3. Secret of Mana
4. Secret of Evermore
5. Elder Scrolls Morrowind - Oblivion
6. Xenosaga
Posted by Sticky_Pennies

I can't pick only three! Practically every game I had on my PS1 was an RPG, too, which is kind of sad but mostly awesome.

In no particular order:

  • Final Fantasy 6
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Disgaea and Disgaea 2 (no PS3, so I can't play the third, sadly)
  • Fallout 3
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Diablo 2
  • Parasite Eve 1 and 2
  • Chrono Cross
  • Legend of Dragoon
  • Oblivion and Morrowind
  • Mass Effect
  • Tales of Vesperia
  • The original Star Ocean
  • SaGa Frontier II

I should stop typing.
Posted by EberKain

System Shock 2
Final Fantasy VII

Posted by GamerGeek360

There were probably people that thought your first list was the list of your favorite RPGs. lol

Posted by Hausdog

Oh dear, I can't narrow it down to just 3.

Mother 3
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy VI

Oh wait, yes I can.

Posted by AndrewGaspar
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Oblivion
Edited by AgentJ

My favorite RPGs...

Final Fantasy II (not IV, II)
Tales of Symphonia
Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Posted by ValkyrieGoddess

Odin Sphere
Chrono Cross
Shinning force 1 and 2

Posted by BoG

Wii Play is the uncontested greatest RPG of all time, it is blasphemous to place it at #3.

Posted by Scheds

I think I'd have to go with...

  1. Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door
  2. Final Fantasy VIII
  3. Oblivion
Posted by Diamond

All time total enjoyment, because some of these really don't hold up well today :
1. Everquest
2. Chrono Trigger
3. Secret of Mana

Posted by inkeiren

Top 3 RPGs (How long and how intensely I have enjoyed them spanning across all time between today and the day I got them)
Final Fantasy X
Tales of Symphonia

Posted by gla55jAw

3) Kingdom Hearts
2)Final Fantasy VII
3)Final Fanasy VIII

Posted by PenguinDust

1 - Knights of the Old Republic
2 - Dark Cloud 2
3 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

There are some 'also rans' like Mass Effect, Fable 2, Oblivion, and  Diablo 2, but while I enjoyed them, they didn't really change my opinion of the genre like the games in my top three did.  Also, I'm working my way through Persona 3 FES with 4 in the wings, so I am willing to bet one of those will knock out one either DC2 or ES:M by the time I am done.

Posted by natetodamax

Mass Effect and Fallout 3 are really the only RPGs I've put time into.

Posted by crunchUK

the correct answer is kotor, kotor and... kotor

Posted by Tireyo

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Paper Mario
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Secret of Mana
Chrono Trigger - I never played it, but I wanted a 5th one to be listed! :P

Posted by AgentJ

There is an interesting amount of difference in taste throughout this topic. Some people have almost exclusively JRPGs, others have almost all western RPGs, and still others have interesting mixes of the two.

Posted by GnaTSoL

Three in no order:

  • Golden Sun
  • Tales of.... series
  • Pokemon

If you can't tell, I haven't played much RPGs. Don't even remember some of the ones I've played in the past, but I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple good ones.
Posted by Cygnus_X89

Gah, way too difficult.

- Mass Effect
- Jade Empire
- Neverwinter Nights
- Baldur's Gate
- Fallout 3
- Fable
- Fable 2
- Tales of Vesperia
- Persona 4
- Eternal Sonata