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Top 10 Modern RPG Video Game Franchises

While gamers have moaned about how JRPGs are a thing of the past, these 10 franchises have bloomed like a sunflower.

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Final Fantasy has fallen off the RPG totem pole. It's been a tragic sight to see, but it's afforded other franchises the opportunity to define themselves as prolific in the modern gaming landscape. This begs the question: what are the top modern RPG franchises of today?

First off, our criteria for a modern RPG franchise is that it must have a recent new release (modern) and have multiple releases and/or more to come in the future (franchise). Yes, this disqualifies The Legend of Dragoon and Chrono. That's their fault not ours.

We've compiled a list of 10 series that have done the RPG genre justice, and should continue to do so heading into the future. You can find out what they are in the gallery below:

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