7 RPG's all gamers need to play

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The Role-Playing Game (RPG) has evolved over the years. There are turn-based, western, strategy, action, and many other forms and sub-forms of RPGs that players and gamers enjoy. Not every type of RPG is suitable for players, but there are definitely games out there that all gamers should play. Here is my list for the 7 RPGs that gamers should play. 

Published Jul. 22nd 2015
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  • Mathenaut
    I thought that last line was KOTOR, which was a good game.

    SWTOR though? Of all MMOs? Way to go out with a whimper, I guess.
  • Kristian Wilson
    Thank you for including Super Mario RPG! I think it gets overlooked in the grand scheme of things, when it's really a fantastic title.
  • Fireboltz_7795
    Featured Contributor
    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I have to admit, when you mention games like Mass Effect, Final Fantasy 6, King's Quest, and Pillars of Eternity, it makes me realize how difficult it is to put a list like this together.
  • ge97aa
    And here's my top 7, which incidentally do not overlap with yours at all:

    1. Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
    2. Might and Magic: Secret of the Inner Sanctum
    3. Wizard's Crown
    4. Mass Effect
    5. Ultima VI: The False Prophet
    6. Betrayal at Krondor
    7: Final Fantasy 6
  • Ainyan
    I'm disappointed. No King's Quest or Quest for Glory? Those are the cornerstones of the RPG and Action/RPG genres.
  • Jay Ricciardi
    Aww, sad to not see any of the Infinity Engine games like Baldur's Gate 2 or Planescape Torment :(

    I'd also toss in Pillars of Eternity in here! The top-down isometric RPGs still hold up.
  • Landon Sommer
    I was thinking Fallout. Mainly because the SPECIAL system is such a fantastic system requiring a player to figure out balances of their stats. There is no one answer that leads you to success. In fact, you can play one way trying to kill everything and another trying to talk your wait out. Fallout 3 and beyond add even more methods for success with hacking and stealth.

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