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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Blue Saga

frequently updated
A free indie mmorpg currently in development but released in a beta-version, so just download the game and start playing! The game...
Genre: MMO, Adventure, Role-playing

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

(25 May 2012)
The player is Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, a witcher.
Genre: Role-playing, Action


Alpha11 (15 Oct 2014)
KeeperRL is an opensource dungeon simulation game inspired by Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress.
Genre: Construction and management, Roguelike, Strategy, Adventure, Role-playing, Simulation

Evol Online

frequently updated
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: Text Based / Visual Novel, Role-playing

ManaPlus (26 Sep 2015)
ManaPlus is a free OpenSource 2D MMORPG client for Evol Online, The mana world and similar servers.
Genre: Role-playing

Planescape: Torment

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

Icewind Dale II

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
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


0.8.3 (23 Jul 2015)
GemRB (Game engine made with preRendered Background) is a portable open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine.
Genre: Adventure, 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: Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing