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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Arx Fatalis

1.1.2 (Arx Libertatis) (17 Oct 2013)
Arx Fatalis is a critically acclaimed first-person RPG that takes the player on an amazing journey into the fantasy world of Arx.
Genre: Role-playing

Goblin Hack

1.18 (23 Mar 2009)
Goblin Hack is a roguelike opengl-based smooth-scrolling ASCII graphics game! Inspired by the likes of NetHack, it opts for a simple...
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Seraphine: Into the Wind

by Aleema
2.5 (18 Nov 2010)
"Seraphine" was the name of a child who held a unique ability to destroy demons plaguing the land.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

Mythruna

Build 2012-05-08 (8 May 2012)
Mythruna is a game under construction combining extensive world building, crafting, and sandbox elements with just a touch of role-playing.
Genre: Role-playing

Story of a Lost Sky

0.9.2 (7 Oct 2013)
Story of a Lost Sky is a Turn Based Strategy RPG with gameplay that is similar to Fire Emblem.
Genre: Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

Expedition: The New World

0.5 (13 Oct 2012)
Expedition will be a turn based sandbox of the XV Century World.
Genre: Roguelike, Turn-based, Role-playing

Legends of Yore

frequently updated (16 Aug 2011)
As with all young adventurers you crave a dungeon to explore and monsters to slay.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Monster RPG 2

2.0 (25 Mar 2013)
Monster RPG 2 is a role playing video game with a lot of depth and old-school character.
Genre: Turn-based, Role-playing

Invertika

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Invertika is a german open source 2D Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) which is inspired by the old SNES games like Zelda.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

The Legend of Sword and Fairy

仙剑奇侠传 "Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan" (aka "The Legend of Sword and Fairy" or "PAL") The most well known RolePlayingGame to Chinese.
Genre: Turn-based, Role-playing

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: Turn-based, Role-playing

Tales of Maj'Eyal

by DarkGod
1.2.5 (4 Nov 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