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Community The RPG Codex's Top 101 PC RPGs (With User Reviews!)

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by felipepepe, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Greetings traveler. I hope your mouse wheel / PgDown key are in good shape, because is this one MASSIVE piece of content!

    About 5 years ago we made a voting to determine the Top RPGs of all time. We had 234 codexers voting on 223 RPGs. After we got the ranking, we asked people to write why short reviews for each title. That was the RPG Codex Top 70 PC RPGs, one of my favorite things of the Codex and what later led to the CRPG Book.

    But new games are released every day now, and we decided to make an updated version, with the same rules. This time 361 codexers voted on 278 RPGs. And instead of a Top 70, we made a Top 101! With reviews!

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    As with the previous one, the rankings after the Top 20-30 are not as important, this should really seen as a list of interesting games to try out. Few people will enjoy niche titles like Elminage Gothic or Tales of Maj'Eyal, but those that do will absolutely love them.

    You can check the full results of the voting HERE (plus a comparison with the previous poll), or just scroll down to start reading! OBS: Some entries share the same number, that's because they were tied in the voting.

    Thanks to everyone who voted and wrote reviews, have a good reading!
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    Read the full article: The RPG Codex's Top 101 PC RPGs (With User Reviews!)
     
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  2. Mark Richard Arcane

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    Didn't feel like sleeping tonight anyway. Thanks for all the work put into this list (and the CRPG book), you're a treasure.
     
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  3. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Nice touch ending the list with Oblivion. :D
     
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  4. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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    Don't agree with the rankings, but most of the reviews are well-written. Good job, overall.
     
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  5. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    The fact that Underrail is only #16 is criminal. Either way, great job!
     
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  6. Kev Inkline Arcane

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    What's the best way to give feedback on spelling in the new entries? PM to felipepepe or?

    Anyways, thanks for the fun piece.
     
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  7. conan_edw Learned

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  8. Gregz Arcane

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    Nice work as always.
     
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  9. S.torch Learned

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    Story-based RPGs remain on the top, above every other type of games. Good.

    "Gameplay focused" stays below, just like it should be.
     
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  10. sullynathan Magister

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    Delete this man
     
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  11. Danikas Learned

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    Every game from Top 10 has shitty combat that's true but gameplay is more than just combat.
     
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  12. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Reported felipepepe for brofist harvesting.
     
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  13. S.torch Learned

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    I know, but people that bash story focused games think that gameplay is just combat.
     
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  14. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Yeah, to be honest I don't like the rankings either, but they are not that important IMHO. I think the Top 10 are the all-time classics (and basically the exact same games from the 2014 poll), the #11-#50 are all-around great games, while the rest of the list is basically a bunch of cool games that some people really love, in no real particular order.

    And that's why I like to make these, games like Elminage Gothic, Tales of Maj'Eyal, Geneforge or Sengoku Rance would never be on any other ranking. I only found out about Drakensang: River of Time thanks to the 2014 poll.
     
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  15. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    I think I already said this in the review thread, but it is worth repeating: The fact that we have new games getting high ranking in the poll really shows that our hobby is healthy at the moment. Rejoice!
     
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  16. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    While I agree, 2019 has been a really bad year. We are in August and what's the best we got so far? Outward? Operencia?
     
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  17. Jacob Hey, it's me, I Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
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  18. Danikas Learned

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    2019 is a shit sandwich nothing interesting came out so far, hope that 2020 will be a fat year.
     
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  19. samuraigaiden Educated

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    So what you are saying is Grimoire is better than Wizardry 7?
     
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  20. Lemming42 Arcane

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    Oblivion beat Skyrim, good job everyone.
     
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  21. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Let's hope it is just a yearly fluctuation and 2020 will make all of us happy.
     
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  22. ShaggyMoose Learned

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    Thanks for taking the time to compile this, it was an enjoyable read and had me looking up a few games on GoG.
     
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  23. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    This was quite a monumental undertaking to not only do another Top 100 poll, but to collect a couple Codex reviews for each of the entries.

    If there is ever another poll, I would kick out some of the games due to not being RPG's but other genres with RPG elements. Especially the action games with RPG elements do not deserve to be on this list.
     
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  24. mindfields Learned

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  25. Benthran Novice

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    It's nice to see Kenshi in the list. One of the few games that does sandbox right.
     
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