Top PC Rpg Games of All Time

Putting yourself into the shoes of someone else, taking on a new role, perhaps as a troll or orc, or a member of the opposite sex, is a key part of role-playing. If you’re after a system to play rpgs on, the PlayStation 3 is a great choice, home to many of the best Japanese and Western games the genre has ever seen.

The Final Fantasy series took a bit of a beating on PS3, with FF XIII getting three titles despite many fans feeling that it was the worst the long-running franchise had ever been. It was left to other devs to pick up the slack, with Mass Effect showing how Western devs do it and Level 5 smashing it out of the park with Studio Ghibli tie-in, Ni No Kuni.

PS3 owners will be sad that Monster Hunter didn’t make the leap from the PSP, but at least the Souls games provided some brilliant RPG action crossover gameplay. Here are the best PS3 role-playing games of all time.

  • 30.

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

    Final Fantasy XIII-2

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 is not a watershed for the genre, nor is it a return to the franchise's glory days. What's in a name? In the case of Final Fantasy XIII-2, the answer is quite a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 29.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Reckoning is a workmanlike interpretation of what makes an RPG tick, placing a spotlight on all the right mechanics and features that most titles struggle to perfect. Back in 2006 baseball's Curt Schilling did the impossible and managed to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 28.

    Torchlight II Review

    Torchlight II

    Torchlight II is up there with the best examples of the genre, but Runic Games makes very little attempt to advance the genre beyond what we were already comfortable with a decade ago. Torchlight II is a game that plays by the rules, and most of those rules are... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 27.

    Diablo III Review

    Diablo III

    A great console version of a great game. After a falling star plummets through the cathedral of the town of New... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

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    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Review

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

    A nice remaster as well as a comprehensive package, fans of the originals won't feel short-changed. A nifty polish of one of the most popular titles in the most... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Review

    Dragon Age: Inquisition

    A worthy addition to the Dragon Age series, but it takes some time to prove it. Dragon Age: Inquisition had me worried. As soon as the prologue wrapped up... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 24.

    Final Fantasy XV review

    Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV is about adventure and excitement. There are oddities, and it's not the FF you're used to, but it's a good time with some good boys, and has an unexpected emotional resonance to it. Sometimes it seems like it shouldn't work, but it does. Getting a handle on Final Fantasy XV's combat In Final Fantasy XV the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 23.

    Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

    Torment: Tides of Numenera

    Great writing and environment design, combined with an epic story and wide range of player choice, make Tides of Numenera a wonderful RPG. The reliance on text won't be for everyone, but fans of the genre are going to love it. For more thoughts on Torment: Tides of Numenera check out the video and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 22.

    Octopath Traveler review

    Octopath Traveler

    Octopath Traveler is a deep, diverse, interesting, sometimes risque and sometimes funny JRPG that you should play. In many ways, Octopath Traveler is the JRPG I’ve been long dreaming... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    Cyberpunk 2077 review

    Cyberpunk 2077

    The scenes that have lodged most deeply in my memory are not those devoted to the chases, the shootouts, or the narrow squeaks, but those possessed of a quiet empathy. Ripperdocs, rockerboys, braindances, screamsheets. Highriders, hotdoggers,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 20.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Knights of the Nine

    The Knights of the Nine is well worth the 800 Microsoft points or bargain price on the PC, and is one of the best examples of downloadable content to date. When The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was finally released earlier this year,... more

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  • 19.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

    While it's a shame that this expansion is the first and last, Oblivion's swansong was well worth the wait and fans of The Elder Scrolls will not be disappointed. After untold hours exploring the realm of Daedric Prince and general nasty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 18.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    With hundreds of hours of gameplay, and an unprecedented amount of quests to be completed, I couldn't possibly recommend Oblivion enough. Great job Bethesda. Sorry social life. The sequel to 2002's Morrowind is such a remarkable accomplishment, not even... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 17.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition Review

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition is incredible value. If you want one game to deliver the goods until the flurry of new releases hit later in the year, this is it. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is without doubt one of the finest games to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 16.

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Review

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    Thanks to the extra time and attention given to it by CD Projekt, The Witcher Enhanced Edition is a truly excellent RPG. Without doubt, The Witcher was one of the most controversial PC titles of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 15.

    Fallout 3 Review

    Fallout 3

    Fallout 3 is packed with interesting places, with choices to make, with that nebulous sense of adventure you only find in the best RPGs. And after a long wait, it's finally here. The past 10 days have been very busy for me. I've broken into countless... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Chrono Trigger Review

    Chrono Trigger

    Chrono Trigger is brilliant for loads of reasons, but what impresses most is how great it plays despite the fact it's 14 years old. Somehow, the Nintendo DS has become the number one games console for fans of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 13.

    Fallout 3: The Pitt Review

    Fallout 3: The Pitt

    The Pitt just about makes up for the snore-fest that was Operation Anchorage, and will have Fallout 3 fans dribbling with anticipation for the level-cap raising third add-on Broken Steel. Now this is more like it. After the disappointing Operation Anchorage... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 12.

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel Review

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel

    Put simply, if you love Fallout 3, Broken Steel is an essential purchase. IMPORTANT NOTICE! The following review contains SPOILERS relating to the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 11.

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope: International Review

    Star Ocean: The Last Hope

    Last Hope International is the definitive Star Ocean 4 experience, and as far as we're concerned, the best next-gen RPG money can buy. Last summer, when I probably should have been frolicking on a beach... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 10.

    Fallout: New Vegas Review

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Despite the numerous bugs, New Vegas is a magnificent RPG, one that stands head and shoulders above its predecessor. More importantly, it's also the game that Fallout fans have been waiting for. For years now the Fallout games have been telling us that war never changes.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Review

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

    With a combination of additional content and cutscenes The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 is one of the most lovingly crafted fan-services you'll find. For better or for worse The Witcher has developed a status in the West as... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 8.

    Bastion Review

    Bastion

    Bastion is the perfect game to kick off Microsoft's Summer of Arcade, capturing that certain something that Limbo and Braid had in previous years. "A proper story's supposed to start at the beginning. It ain't so simple... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Skyrim is easily one of the strongest and best examples of the Western RPG, and it further establishes Bethesda's reputation as one of the most talented and creative forces in the gaming industry. Because we at VideoGamer.com care about our audience, we'd like to offer... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 6.

    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

    It's taken years of craft and - likely - a hell of a lot of money, but Ni No Kuni is a wonderful, wondrous experience and will keep you captivated and enchanted for dozens of hours. Ni No Kuni reminds you just why you fell in love with the JRPG. I mean, it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 5.

    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Review

    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

    Fixes problems, buffs loot, nerfs boredom. A worthy expansion. Make no bones about it, Reaper of Souls is what Diablo 3 should have been to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 4.

    Child of Light Review

    Child of Light

    A beautifully-presented and surprisingly deep RPG that is deserving of everyone’s attention. Child of Light is bloody brilliant. Mixing a wonderful aesthetic with combat... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 3.

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3 is vast, intriguing, and enthralling. Update: Having now spent time with the retail, patched versions of the game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 2.

    Jade Empire Review

    Jade Empire

    With masterful art direction and a flawlessly executed script, Jade Empire is a genuine masterpiece of the genre. There are times when you play a game and know that you're playing something... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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    Mass Effect Review

    Mass Effect

    BioWare, with a little help from a friend, has made one of the best RPGs ever made even better. November last year I gave the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 10-out-of-10... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC