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The 50 Best RPG On PC

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An entirely objective ranking of the 50 best PC RPGs ever released. Covering the entire history of computer role-playing games is a daunting task and attempting to place the best games in such a broad genre in any kind of order is even more daunting. Thankfully, we are equal to all tasks and below, you will find the best fifty PC RPGs of all time.

50-41

40-31

30-21

20-11

10-6

5-2

Number One

Complete List & Postscript

Creating this list involved a great deal of debate and disagreement, primarily over what we mean by the term RPG. A game in which you play a role. In Doom do we not play the role of a space marine? In Football Manager are we not one with the fictional football manager who represents us in the game’s world?

For our purposes, as with all of our Best Of features, the scope of the genre is considered to be broad rather than narrow. Character development is important, as is a world with interactive qualities other than things to kill. Inventory management of some form is preferred, as is a setting that establishes a solid sense of place in which to play the role you develop and inhabit.

With that said, let’s get on with the games. You can click the links above to move through the feature or read through in sequence using the arrows at the top so that tension and indignation can reach a peak as your favourite game fails to appear (and then is, inevitably, either in the top 5 or ended up being 51st on our master list). There are additional notes below the write-up for each game, informing you where you can buy it (or download it for free in several cases), what else we’ve written about it and where to look next if you’re hankering for something similar.

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