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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Telepath RPG: Servants of God

(9 Aug 2011)
Part Japanese strategy RPG, part free-roaming Western RPG, there is no RPG out there quite like Telepath RPG: Servants of God.
Genre: Role-playing, Turn-based

Tales of Maj'Eyal

by DarkGod
1.1.5 (10 Jan 2014)
Tales of Maj'Eyal (ToME) is an open-source, single-player, tactical role-playing roguelike and action game set in the world of Eyal.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Project Zomboid

2.9.9 (4 Jul 2013)
Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox.
Genre: Role-playing

Manic Digger

2011-02-12 (12 Feb 2011)
Manic Digger is an open-source implementation of block-building games as made famous by Minecraft.
Genre: Role-playing

Vulture

2.3.67 (5 Apr 2011)
Vulture is an isometric graphical user interface for NetHack, SLASH'EM, and UnNetHack.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Cute Knight Deluxe

1.1.4 (1 Jul 2010)
An orphan girl searches for her destiny.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Minetest

0.4.10 (6 Jul 2014)
Minetest is a computer game inspired by Minecraft, Infiniminer, and others.
Genre: Role-playing

Ultima IV

1.0beta3 (XU4) (3 Oct 2005)
XU4 is a remake of the computer game Ultima IV.
Genre: Role-playing

Hack, Slash, Loot

1.7.3 (13 Mar 2012)
Hack, Slash, Loot (HSL) is a coffee break graphical roguelike.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Wakfu

by Ankama
Fiesta in Bilbiza (30 Jul 2013)
Wakfu is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) which takes place in an original fantasy world.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Spiral Knights

frequently updated (31 Jul 2013)
You have crashed. You are stranded.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

The A.Typical RPG

1.0 (9 Apr 2011)
The A.Typical RPG is a turn based role playing game, centered around the lives of a bunch of friends trudging through college.
Genre: Role-playing, Turn-based