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The 20 greatest role playing games of all time

By Kate Gray

The platforming genre has always been dependable. First-person shooters have their high points. But it's the genre of role playing games that's spoilt us more consistently than any other during our years of obsessing over video games. 

From last year’s Witcher 3 to the timeless Chrono Trigger, we’ve had decades of excellent game design, superb story telling and a limitless choice of haircuts to pick for our characters. It's the little things that matter.

So here are our 20 best RPGs of all time - and if your favourite isn’t in here, it was probably our 21st best RPG. We had to stop at some point...



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