Top 25 RPGs archive
Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.
The lost classic that laid the groundwork for Fallout, Skyrim, and every other modern RPG.
Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.
An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.
Persona 5 came close, but you can't change our hearts on this one.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia and I discuss which Persona game deserves to be in the #9 slot in the Top 25 RPG list, and we want your thoughts, too!
The best-loved Elder Scrolls game was a moment of transition for both Bethesda and RPGs in general.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia talk Diablo 3, Blizzcon announcements and Deltarune before adding another entry to the Top 25 RPG list.
BioWare polished its craft with Mass Effect, but the studio's push for mainstream appeal started here.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia dig into their backlog, remember Mother 3's excellent fansub, and add another game to the Top 25 RPG list.
Bethesda made Fallout mainstream, but its follow-up represents the franchise's narrative peak in the 3D era.
Pokemon Gold and Silver aren't just the best games in the series, they have an argument for being the best Game Boy games ever.
Commander Shepard begins their legendary journey right here.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Mass Effect to our Top 25 RPG countdown LIVE from PAX West.
Warren Spector's magnum opus set the bar in more ways than one.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We remember Wizardry, Bard's Tale, and Diablo 2 in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.
The Genesis didn't have Final Fantasy, but Phantasy Star IV is one heck of a consolation prize.
Larian Studios surprised the world with this Kickstarted throwback to older PC RPGs.
PODCAST | The well-regarded indie trilogy ends on a dark note.
Fourteen years later, Blizzard Entertainment's adventure in Azeroth is still putting up a good fight.
It spelled the end of a great RPG studio, but Vampire: The Masquerade lives on.
Where are we "@" on our list? One of the most deceptively simple yet influential dungeon crawls.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia shares her initial thoughts on Octopath Traveler, and our Top 25 RPG countdown continues.
One of the greatest tactics RPGs ever outshines its better-known successor.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Jeremy Parish returns as we discuss #24 on our Top 25 RPG countdown.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia talk about Ys 8's localization woes before diving into number 25 on their list of the best 25 RPGs to date.