IGN's TOP 100 Rpgs of All Time


100) Ys Book I & II
99) Lunar: Eternal Blue
98) Shadow Hearts: Covenant
97) Final Fantasy VIII

96) Phantasy Star
95) The Legend of Dragoon
94) Vagrant Story
93) Tales of Phantasia
92) Diablo III
91) Fable II
90) Persona 4
89) Fallout: New Vegas
88) Final Fantasy IX

87) Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
86) Shadowrun
85) Breath of Fire III
84) Kingdom Hearts

83) Fire Emblem
82) Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heasven
81) Dragon Warrior VII
80) Dungeon Master
79) Icewind Dale 2
78) The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
77) Tales of Symphonia
76) Illusion of Gaia
75) Front Mission 3
74) Wizardy 8
73) Final Fantasy
72) Grandia II
71) The Bard’s Tale
70) Demon’s Souls
69) Persona 3
68) Kingdom Hearts II

67) Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced
66) Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
65) Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door
64) Final Fantasy X

63) Skies of Arcadia
62) The World Ends with You
61) Chrono Cross

60) EVE Online
59) Phantasy Star IV
58) Freedom Force
57) Mass Effect 2
56) Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
55) Monster Hunter Tri
54) Neverwinter Nights 2
53) Ultima VII: The Black Gate
52) Odin Sphere
51) Wild Arms

50) Golden Sun
49) Dragon Quest V
48) Tales of Destiny
47) Xenogears
46) Pool of Radiance
45) Disgaea
44) Suikoden II

43) Valkyria Chronicles
42) Lunar: Silver Star Story

41) Xenoblade Chronicles
40) Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen
39) Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
38) Phantasy Star II
37) Guild Wars
36) Shining Force II
35) Pokemon Black/White
34) Fallout
33) Ultima Online
32) The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
31) Neverwinter Nights
30) Jade Empire
29) Dragon Warrior
28) Fallout 2
27) Dragon Quest VIII
26) Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
25) Deus Ex
24) Baldur’s Gate
23) Phantasy Star Online
22) The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
21) Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
20) Everquest
19) System Shock 2
18) Dark Souls
17) Earthbound

16) Diablo
15) Secret of Mana

14) Final Fantasy Tactics
13) Planescape: Torment
12) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
11) Final Fantasy VII

10) Fallout 3
9) Mass Effect
8) World of Warcraft
7) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
6) Diablo II
5) Final Fantasy IV
4) Pokemon Red/Blue

3) Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn
2) Chrono Trigger

1) Final Fantasy VI

So UTTERLY happy that Final Fantasy VII was NOT the top game on this list. Don't get me wrong, it's a good game, I have much love for it, I would scream out "WANT THAT" every time I saw a commercial for it until it came out, but people need to realize that it is not the be all/end all of RPGs. VI deserves to be at the top of the list, because it is the king, Kefka is better than all your faves, ETC. The top 2 makes a lot of sense. In my mind, Secret of Mana is the best RPG and video game of all time, but this is my hugely biased opinion and if I take away opinion, I can respect the placement on the list.

Things I don't appreciate? The low ranking of Kingdom Hearts, even if Sora is one of the most annoying protagonists in gaming (and please, never let Haley sing again!), the core games are wonderful. I REALLY don't understand the low ranking for FFX, the sphere grid and the epicness of the ending alone put it way above that in my mind. Also, people need to stop hyping up Skyrim. Ugh. No thank you. I want a game with story, please. Though the leveling up system in that game is a lot of fun.

Surprised there are only two Pokemon games on here, and that Black/White makes the cut if Gold/Silver don't. And where are the Metroidvania games? If games like Illusion of Gaia are allowed, I'd presume Symphony of the Night would be.

Overall, I'm not a PC gamer, so my preference would be to ditch most of the PC games on this list, but the only thing that would have made me rage was if VII was number one, or higher than VI, and that didn't happen, so overall I'm quite pleased.

Side note: I spent a good 10 minutes looking for a song from Suikoden that has been used in several of the series... in V it was played the night before the final battle, but I don't know what it's called and I love the hell out of that song. Anyone know it?

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