Best RPG's for people who hate RPG's

In no particular order. Feel free to comment with any I may have missed and I'll be happy to add them to the list.

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Edited by ahoodedfigure

What's your criteria for an RPG for non-RPG players?  Thing I want to see most is an expansion of what your angle is, even it's just "I usually hate RPGs but these work for me for some reason."  Might be easier to suggest titles, then.
 
Be sure to put your criteria up in the main description.
 
I've heard Vagrant Story is good, but haven't played it.  I was a Phantasy Star Online fan, and I've spent a ton of time on Diablo, as others have spent theirs on Torchlight.  League of Legends, too, has a lot of RPG feel to its RTS roots.  Dawn of War II has unit upgrades that feel really small scale and tactical, but maybe that's going too far away from clear character differences.

Posted by martin31406

Vampire: The Masquerade -Bloodlines

Posted by ex_machina
@martin31406: added!
Posted by martin31406
@ex_machina: How 'bout X-Men Legends II?
Posted by ex_machina
@martin31406: yup!
Edited by Ravenhoe

I think Diablo is a very "casual" and streamlined approach to RPG gaming and introduced many non-RPG players to the general area of RPG gaming.

Posted by ex_machina
@Ravenhoe: 
Added!