I have been playing video games for over 20 years and I have put a lot of time in playing role playing games (RPGs) such as Final Fantasy (FF). I have compiled a list of my top 20 RPGs of all time that can be found on video game consoles. No PC games are included in this list.
Overall, I enjoy playing RPGs because of their rich development of characters and storyline. With a RPG you can tell the developer put in some time and effort into the development of the game. This is the unique feature that makes playing these games more exciting and enjoyable than your regular shoot'em up game.
Top 20 Role Playing Games:
20. Grandia – PlayStation
19. Lunar: The Silver Star – Sega CD
18. Dragon Warrior III – Nintendo
17. Xenogears – PlayStation
16. Phantasy Star 4 – Sega Genesis
15. FF II – Super Nintendo
14. Suikoden – PlayStation
13. Fable – Xbox
12. FF X – Playstaton 2
11. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – Super Nintendo
10. Chrono Cross – PlayStation
09. Secret of Mana – Super Nintendo
08. FF IX – PlayStation
07. FF III – Super Nintendo
06. Fallout 3 – The Xbox 360
05. Legend of Zelda – Nintendo
04. Final Fantasy – Nintendo
03. Fable II – Xbox 360
02. FF VII – PlayStation
01. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on Xbox 360
As you can see there are several titles that come up quite often in the RPG world. Typically any Final Fantasy game will be a good play because there is a lot of development from each title to the next. Final Fantasy has a long lineage leading back to the eighties. The same long lineage can be said of Legend of Zelda. The newer games such as Fable, Morrowind, and Fallout are the newest breed of RPG with more development focused on the formation of the character.
This is my list of top 20 role playing games of all time. If you have not heard of one of these games and you are a big fan of RPGs I would suggest you check them out.