Skyrim Is #1 in Game Informer’s Top 100 RPG of All Time

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For some peculiar coincidence, two big names in the gaming press have simultaneously (sort of) decided to go ahead and publish a Top 100 RPG of all time chart. You can find IGN's list here, while Game Informer published its own in the latest magazine issue (#290) and we've reported it in its entirety below.

Of course, these charts are always subjective to a degree. Still, quite a few RPG fans may be irked in seeing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at the very top.

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That may sound strange considering the widespread critical acclaim Skyrim received at launch (Metacritic registered a 96 average score on Xbox 360, 94 on PC and 92 on PlayStation 3) as well as the excellent sales (the game had sold 30 million copies in November 2016, and it's fair to expect the figure is now a lot higher considering that the Special Edition had just released on October 28th).

Even so, there's a lot of criticism within the core RPG community towards the latest main entry in the Elder Scrolls franchise, mostly aimed at the very foundation of the game's roleplaying mechanics.

For comparison, IGN ranked Skyrim #25 on its chart, while Sakaguchi's Chrono Trigger got the first place. Skyrim will release on the Nintendo Switch at some point in 2017, meaning you'll be able to hunt dragons on the go; Bethesda didn't confirm yet whether this will be the original or remastered version of the game.

What do you think of Game Informer's chart? Let us know in the comments.

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Final Fantasy VI
  3. Chrono Trigger
  4. Mass Effect 2
  5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  6. World of Warcraft
  7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  8. Diablo II
  9. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
  10. Final Fantasy Tactics
  11. Bloodborne
  12. Fallout 3
  13. Planescape: Torment
  14. Deus Ex
  15. Pokémon Red & Blue
  16. Secret of Mana
  17. Ultima Online
  18. Final Fantasy VII
  19. Persona 5
  20. Diablo
  21. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  22. Everquest
  23. Final Fantasy IV
  24. Dark Souls
  25. Kingdom Hearts II
  26. Dragon Age: Origins
  27. Earthbound
  28. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  29. Suikoden II
  30. Persona 4
  31. Ultima VII: The Black Gate
  32. Valkyrie Profile
  33. Final Fantasy
  34. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  35. Final Fantasy X
  36. Fallout: New Vegas
  37. Diablo III
  38. System Shock 2
  39. Fallout
  40. Neverwinter Nights
  41. Xenosaga: Episode I - Der Wille zur Macht
  42. Shadowrun
  43. Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
  44. Fire Emblem: Awakening
  45. Mass Effect 3
  46. Demon's Souls
  47. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  48. Persona 3
  49. Xenogears
  50. Pokémon Gold & Silver
  51. Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King
  52. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  53. Star Ocean: The Second Story
  54. Grandia II
  55. Skies of Arcadia
  56. Fable II
  57. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  58. Tales of the Unknown, Volume 1: The Bard's Tale
  59. Chrono Cross
  60. Icewind Dale II
  61. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  62. Baldur's Gate
  63. Valkyria Chronicles
  64. Darkest Dungeon
  65. Mass Effect
  66. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  67. Path of Exile
  68. Divinity: Original Sin
  69. Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
  70. Undertale
  71. Jade Empire
  72. Paper Mario
  73. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  74. Monster Hunter Generations
  75. Shadow Hearts: Covenant
  76. Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
  77. Radiant Historia
  78. Wasteland
  79. Dragon's Dogma
  80. Odin Sphere
  81. Destiny
  82. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  83. Xenoblade Chronicles
  84. Horizon Zero Dawn
  85. Might of Magic: World of Xeen
  86. Pool of Radiance
  87. Vagrant Story
  88. Radiata Stories
  89. Tales of Symphonia
  90. Panzer Dragoon Saga
  91. Bastion
  92. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  93. Pillars of Eternity
  94. Golden Sun
  95. The World Ends With You
  96. Lost Odyssey
  97. Dark Cloud 2
  98. Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines
  99. Dragon Quest III
  100. Torment: Tides of Numenera
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