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Fallout 3 will be an introduction to the Fallout series for many. Bethesda brought the CRPG Classic back in 2008, but for a wider gaming audience, thanks to a first-person perspective and intuitive open-world exploration.
Technically, Warband is an expansion to the original Mount and Blade, but it serves as a standalone title, and is the highest-rated version of the game. Developed by Tailworlds Entertainment, it is a sandbox RPG set in a fictional medieval land inspired by Dark Ages Europe.
Hidetaka Miyazaki has become one of the most iconic game directors over the past decade, thanks in part to pioneering the spirit genre, beginning with Demon's Souls.
Our first MMORPG to make the list, Eve Online, is renowned for its free-form gameplay, massive scale, and sheer complexity. It is a space-based game that allows you to choose your own goals, allowing the player to perform a variety of occupations.
Obsidian Entertainment is a titan of video game RPG development and this list has more than a few entries. In recent years he has focused on CRPGs during its revival in mid-2010, beginning with the Pillars of Eternity series.
Possibly the most successful RPG of all time, and one that Bethesda has been riding to success for a decade. Anyone who has invested time in the game can easily understand why it has become such a cultural underpinning of video games.
After a few years of the isometric ARPG genre stagnant, with very few notes being released, some fans decided to come together to create their own game, and thus Path of Exile was born.
The Mass Effect series became a mainstream AAA success in the late '00s and early '10s, captivating gamers with its rich sci-fi universe, action-packed third-person combat, and chronicle of protagonist Commander Shepherd.
Cyberpunk settings are the trendy thing all over the media landscape right now, but it's been a popular setting and theme in gaming for years.