This article attempts to answer that eternal question…
Unfortunately I tend to agree with the comments after the article itself – apart from the couple of older games, the best all seem to be the ones that have come out most recently (Oblivion, Fable 2, Fallout 3 and Mass Effect are all mentioned). Definitely cannot agree with Oblivion – playing it just made me want to wish for Oblivion! I can’t really comment about Fable 2 or Fallout 3 but, while definitely good, I wouldn’t consider Mass Effect to be in the best 10 computer role-playing games ever created. And for good measure, I agree with the first poster that World of Warcraft shouldn’t really be included in this – where’s the role-playing?
I would certainly agree with Planescape though – easily one of the best pc rpg games ever written. I would also include Baldurs Gate 2 and Ultima Underworld (even though these days the interface does suffer – it can still stand with the best). Add The Witcher to the list and I think we are really getting somewhere and for my next game in the list I will have to include Fallout.
This leaves one game left for our new, improved best 10 list, so what would you include to complete this list?