To start off CRPG is short for computer RPG. While this may seem like a redundant name there is a reason its called that. CRPGs are RPGs that take after Tabletop RPGs (TTRPGs) the main difference between them being the former is played on a computer while the latter is played at a physical location like a table. The most popular example of a TTRPG is Dungeons & Dragons, while a popular example of a CRPG is Baldurs Gate 3.

My favorite CRPGs in descending order are:

My favorite games have two things. One is a system of progress akin to Tabletop games and another is a large amount of variety in how you interact with your environment. CRPGs tend to fullfill these roles better than other games with one notable exception.

Of course, there are other factors that influence how much I love a game. Personally, I am tired of the medieval fantasy setting. This can be attributed to the fact that when I had a Tabletop group the only thing we would play was medieval fantasy D&D. This group went on for four years and it left me really tired of the medieval fantasy genre as a whole. This is why Arcanum is not my all time favorite game. As for Fallout 1, well the apocalyptic genre has been done to death in movies and tv shows. Remember The Walking Dead? The zombie apocalypse craze makes Fallout 1's setting seem stale to me, but not as stale as Arcanum because I didn't get burned out of it as recently.

On the other hand, VtMB feels like a breath of fresh air. I've never seen anything quite like it before in vidya or any other media. The only thing that comes close is the Tabletop version; Vampire: The Masquerade, which I'm also really into. (PS: The background for this page comes from that game.)