Role-playing

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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KeeperRL

Alpha9 (9 Aug 2014)
KeeperRL is an opensource dungeon simulation game inspired by Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress.
Genre: Adventure, Construction and management, Roguelike, Role-playing, Simulation, Strategy

Evol Online

Escape into the world of Aemil! Join a guild and make new friends that will help you become stronger and a better adventurer! Explore...
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Seasons Of The Wolf

0.75 Beta (2 May 2014)
The game starts in Ninim, a village in the Northern region of Aravorn (the fantasy world where Loren and other games of mine take place).
Genre: Role-playing, Text Based / Visual Novel

Planescape: Torment

GemRB
Sigil... A place with gates that lead anywhere in existence, provided you have the proper key.
Genre: Role-playing

Icewind Dale II

GemRB
The worst fear of the civilized realms has come true.
Genre: Role-playing

Icewind Dale

In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the frozen and untamed region known as Icewind Dale.
Genre: Role-playing

Baldur's Gate 2

by BioWare
GemRB
Will you resist the evil within you and forge a legend of heroic proportions? Or will you embrace your monstrous inner nature and carve...
Genre: Role-playing

Wasteland 2

(19 Sep 2014)
Wasteland 2 reintroduces the concept of party driven adventuring, a style of game-play untapped for many years.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Turn-based

Paper Dungeons

Paper Dungeons is a fantasy board-game mixing tactics and roguelike, boosted by online content.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Fight The Dragon

Steam only!
Fight The Dragon is a 3D Mini Action RPG in which players journey on short form adventures, hacking and slashing their way through...
Genre: Action, Role-playing

A Wizard’s Lizard

Release (22 Jan 2014)
Conquer the forces of Death in A Wizard’s Lizard, an action RPG for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Genre: Action, Roguelike, Role-playing

Deliantra

3.0 (31 May 2010)
Deliantra is a thrilling MMORPG in a retro, pixel art world where magic and monsters abound.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing