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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Zelda Classic

Rev. 1402 (1 Jul 2011)
Zelda Classic is a tribute to (what we think is) the greatest video game of all time: Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Will Fight for Food

1.0 (9 Apr 2012)
Will Fight for Food is a Role Playing Brawler where you control Jared, a wrestler whose career took a nosedive after losing in a WFF tournament.
Genre: Arcade, Beat 'Em Up, Role-playing

3089

1.3.3 (13 Dec 2012)
3089 is a futuristic, procedurally generated, open-world action role-playing game.
Genre: Roguelike, Shooter, Stealth, Adventure, Role-playing, Action

Epic Inventor

1.0 (30 Apr 2012)
Epic Inventor combines side-scroller, RPG and RTS elements into one random ball of Epic!
Genre: Arcade, Platform, Strategy, Role-playing

Brogue

1.7.4 (3 Jul 2014)
Brogue is a Roguelike game for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux by Brian Walker.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Wizorb

1.0.1 (10 Apr 2011)
The once peaceful Kingdom of Gorudo is threatened by an evil presence.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Towns

by SMP
14c (2 Apr 2014)
Towns brings a fresh new take on the citybuilding/management genre by introducing many RPG features.
Genre: Construction and management, Strategy, Role-playing

Magarena

1.56 (29 Nov 2014)
Magarena is a single-player fantasy card game played against a computer opponent.
Genre: Card game, Role-playing

The Binding of Isaac

1.0 (20 Dec 2012)
The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements.
Genre: Roguelike, Shoot 'Em Up, Role-playing

Lords of Uberdark

Alpha 37 (10 Oct 2011)
Lords of Uberdark is a 3D mining & building game.
Genre: Role-playing

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