Role-playing games comprise some of the best video games ever created. Giving players the opportunity to develop characters in worlds that react to their choices, RPGs offer a depth of experience (get it) like no other genre.
While many of the best role-playing games have been released for the PC, consoles too have offered a multitude of great RPGs, with many popular series being console-exclusive.
This decade's RPGs are looking strong and the games poised to come out in the next few years look every bit as great as the titles we're playing right now. In this list, we take a look back at all the RPGs that have come before and celebrate their greatness.
Here are the Gameranx picks for the top 25 RPGs of all time. If you feel like we left out something, feel free to tell us in the comments.
For a related article, be sure to check out the top 10 best RPGs of 2015.