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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Legend of Dungeon

Release (13 Sep 2013)
Legend of Dungeon is a randomly generated action RPG Beat'em'up with heavy Rogue-like elements, striking visuals, and dynamic music.
Genre: Beat 'Em Up, Roguelike, Role-playing

The Castle Doctrine

It's 1991, and things are bad. You're a guy with a wife, two kids, and a house.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

UnReal World RPG

3.19 (26 Sep 2014)
UnReal World, or UrW, is a unique graphical roguelike RPG taking place in the Far North long, long ago.
Genre: Roguelike, Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

Erebus

0.13 (10 Feb 2014)
Erebus is an Open Source RPG (Role-Playing Game), for PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing, Action

Delver

Beta (Update #4) (6 Apr 2014)
Delver is a first person action roguelike in development for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Relics of Annorath

frequently updated
Relics of Annorath is a MMORPG that uses the Unigine Engine.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Legend of Grimrock

(21 Dec 2012)
Legend of Grimrock is a dungeon crawling role playing game with an oldschool heart but a modern execution.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

NEO Scavenger

(18 Jan 2013)
How long can you survive the post-apocalyptic wastelands of NEO Scavenger? In the near-future, supernatural activity and human...
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Windward

Beta (15 Dec 2012)
Windward is a fast-paced naval combat game set in the fantasy time period similar to the mid-17th century.
Genre: Naval, Role-playing, Action

Ancient Beast

0.2 (15 Jun 2013)
Ancient Beast is a turn based strategy game played online against other people, featuring a wide variety of items and creatures to...
Genre: Card game, Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing

Dungeon Defenders

Steam only (20 Dec 2012)
Dungeon Defenders is a Tower Defense Action-RPG where you must save the land of Etheria from an Ancient Evil! Create a hero from one...
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing

Legends of Aethereus

(26 Jul 2013)
Legends of Aethereus is a high action, low fantasy RPG with four player co-op, a variety of PvP game types and a full single player...
Genre: MMO, Role-playing