1. Phantom Dust
Probably one of the strangest games I ever played. It's more or less a card game made into an action game with a compelling story formed around two characters on a dusty planet.
Though Breakdown was not the best game game-play wise it's still a great game that features dimensional and temporal travel. This would fall into the category action.
3. Gothic II
I loved the second installment in the series. It's a good looking western rpg which has an awesome German voice cast and a great story.
4. Mass Effect
Most people surfin' on GB will probably know this game since it's also one of the more recent. Though I didn't love the combat I sure liked the story. An action rpg.
Rebuilding the world piece by piece is your goal in this SNES classic. It's a jrpg mixed with western characteristics. You battle in real time but gain levels.
6. Indigo Prophecy
A very fast paced story to tell and worth to be played. This game can be counted to the action-adventure genre
7. Shenmue II
A game which had a great atmosphere and a story worth telling. To bad this story was never finished. An action-adventure like Fahrenheit.
8. Valkyria Chronicles
One of the best told and looking stories ever packed into a strategy game.
9. Final Fantasy X
A lot of unexpected events happened in this game and I never ceased to love it. One of the best jrpgs ever made.
10. Lost Odyssey
A game that proved to me that a game with a looooot of text doesn't have to be bad, on the contrary the short stories in the game were really deep and thoughtful. A jrpg at its best.