Role-playing video games (commonly referred to as role-playing games or RPGs, as well as computer RPGs or CRPGs) are a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a protagonist (or several adventuring party members) immersed in a fictional world. Many role-playing video games have origins in pen-and-paper role-playing games(such as Dungeons & Dragons) and use much of the same terminology, settings and game mechanics. Other major similarities with pen-and-paper games include developed story-telling and narrative elements, player character development, complexity, as well as replayability and immersion. The electronic medium removes the necessity for a gamemaster and increases combat resolution speed. RPGs have evolved from simple text-based console-window games into visually rich 3D experiences. A common criteria for whether a game is an "RPG" is whether the game has a complex storyline, and whether the character goes through different places, fighting bosses and communicating with both friends and enemies. Read the full article at the Wikipedia.

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Deadnauts, so named because they’re unlikely to return, must explore, investigate and fight their way through the derelict ships...
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing

Satellite Reign

Release (28 Aug 2015)
Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game.
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing, Action

Crypt of the NecroDancer

rypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game.
Genre: Music, Roguelike, Role-playing, Action

Celestian Tales: Old North

Celestian Tales: Old North is a turn-based role-playing game with lush hand-painted environments, emotive character portraits, memorable...
Genre: Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

Mount & Blade: Warband

Linux Release (28 Aug 2014)
In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray.
Genre: Role-playing, Action

Lords of Xulima

Lords of Xulima is an original Fantasy RPG set on the mythical continent of Xulima, where Gods and humans once walked side by side.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Breach & Clear: DEADline

A deadly new breed of human monster is on the rise, and it’s up to you to stop the infestation before it spreads.
Genre: Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing

Dragon Wars

The designers of the Bard's Tale series, Wasteland and Battle Chess pooled their talents to create the ultimate role-playing fantasy.
Genre: Roguelike, Turn-based, Role-playing

Hand of Fate

Beyond the thirteen gates at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played.
Genre: Card game, Adventure, Role-playing

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

(20 Aug 2015)
HONG KONG. A stable and prosperous port of call in a sea of chaos, warfare, and political turmoil.
Genre: Turn-based, Role-playing

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

by Beamdog
Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured.
Genre: Role-playing

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

by Beamdog
Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur's Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe and has received countless awards.
Genre: Role-playing