Top 25 RPGs

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #1: Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #2: Planescape: Torment

The Nameless One stalks another list of the best RPGs ever.

Axe of the Blood God 200: RPG Bests

We pick the best RPG story, soundtrack, developer and more in the 200th episode of our RPG podcast!

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #4: Final Fantasy 6

Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #6: Ultima 7

The lost classic that laid the groundwork for Fallout, Skyrim, and every other modern RPG.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #7: Fallout

Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #8: Dragon Quest 5

An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #9: Persona 4

Persona 5 came close, but you can't change our hearts on this one.

Persona 4 vs Persona 5: Which One Should be on our Top 25 RPG List? We Want Your Thoughts!

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!

We're in the Final Stretch of the Top 25 RPG Countdown!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 10 is here!

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #11: The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind

The best-loved Elder Scrolls game was a moment of transition for both Bethesda and RPGs in general.

Why Diablo 3 Works So Well on Switch

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.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #12: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

BioWare polished its craft with Mass Effect, but the studio's push for mainstream appeal started here.

Axe of the Blood God Returns to Persona 5 and Celebrates Knights of the Old Republic

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.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #13: Fallout: New Vegas

Bethesda made Fallout mainstream, but its follow-up represents the franchise's narrative peak in the 3D era.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #14: Pokemon Gold and Silver

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.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #15: Mass Effect

Commander Shepard begins their legendary journey right here.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #16: Earthbound

The kids are all right, but the adults sure aren't.

Listen to Our PAX West LIVE Celebration of Mass Effect!

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Mass Effect to our Top 25 RPG countdown LIVE from PAX West.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #17: Deus Ex

Warren Spector's magnum opus set the bar in more ways than one.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #18: Diablo 2

Click. Click. Click. Click. Jackpot!

How the Second Wave of RPGs in the 1980s Set the Stage for the Amazing Games to Come

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We remember Wizardry, Bard's Tale, and Diablo 2 in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #19: Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

The Genesis didn't have Final Fantasy, but Phantasy Star IV is one heck of a consolation prize.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #20: Divinity Original Sin

Larian Studios surprised the world with this Kickstarted throwback to older PC RPGs.

Axe of the Blood God Reviews Banner Saga 3

PODCAST | The well-regarded indie trilogy ends on a dark note.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #21: World of Warcraft

Fourteen years later, Blizzard Entertainment's adventure in Azeroth is still putting up a good fight.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #22: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

It spelled the end of a great RPG studio, but Vampire: The Masquerade lives on.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #23: NetHack

Where are we "@" on our list? One of the most deceptively simple yet influential dungeon crawls.

Initial Thoughts on Octopath Traveler Ahead of the Review

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Nadia shares her initial thoughts on Octopath Traveler, and our Top 25 RPG countdown continues.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #24: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

One of the greatest tactics RPGs ever outshines its better-known successor.

Exploring Ultima and Teletype RPGs, Plus #24 on Our Top 25 RPG Countdown

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Jeremy Parish returns as we discuss #24 on our Top 25 RPG countdown.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #25: Final Fantasy V

We begin our list with an underrated classic.

USgamer's Top 25 RPG Countdown Begins!

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.