10 Most Played RPGs of All Time
Timeless RPG classics that will never be forgotten
Ah, the kings, the Big Kahunas, the chiefs, the <insert generic royal title here>. These are the RPGs that everyone has heard of, almost everyone has played and most of us played more than once - the most played RPGs of all time. Now, before we begin the list, let's get a few things out of the way.
First and foremost, this is a PC website and these are PC titles. Sorry to all the console players, but at least some of these games are multiplatform. Second - no MMOs. If I start listing MMORPGs then they would completely dominate, as it's their goal to keep players playing more and more. These are single player (optional multiplayer) games, that were not made to leech players' time, but are made so well that they do anyway.
Of course, making a list like this is very tough. There are no statistics that can keep track of how many people play said game or have played over the years. We have to take into account how many people have at least tried the game if not bought it, how many have played it more than once, for how long they played it, whether they came back to it after a while and so on. I kept all these factors in mind when drafting the list, but ultimately this is just a rough estimate and guesswork. So, here goes!
10. Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
Baldur's Gate was all the rage with RPG fans back in its day. After Baldur's Gate 2 came out, it had the old players running for it, as well as many new comers too. The expansion, Throne of Bhaal, simply perfected what was already a great game. It was popular enough that if someone asked for a good RPG game on the PC, they will always get at least one "Baldur's Gate" suggestion.
After the entire older generation of gamers lost many hours to this gem, Overhaul Games decided to rerelease the titles for newer systems (including tablets). These Enhanced Editions not only brought many of the old players back, they added another slew of players from the new PC generation, all eager to see what all the fuss was about. Too bad it's not flashy enough to keep the players of today enticed, so it gets a low spot on the list.
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