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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The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians

v1.0a (10 Nov 2015)
The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians is an RPG Dungeon Crawler game, in First Person View, inspired by classics like Dungeon Master and...
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Endless Sky

0.8.4 (6 Oct 2015)
A space exploration and combat game similar to Escape Velocity.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Else Heart.Break()

Sebastian has just landed his first job in the distant city of Dorisburg.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing


Deadnauts, so named because they’re unlikely to return, must explore, investigate and fight their way through the derelict ships...
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing

Satellite Reign

Release (28 Aug 2015)
Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game.
Genre: Strategy, Role-playing, Action

Crypt of the NecroDancer

rypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game.
Genre: Music, Roguelike, Role-playing, Action

Celestian Tales: Old North

Celestian Tales: Old North is a turn-based role-playing game with lush hand-painted environments, emotive character portraits, memorable...
Genre: Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

Mount & Blade: Warband

Linux Release (28 Aug 2014)
In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray.
Genre: Role-playing, Action

Lords of Xulima

Lords of Xulima is an original Fantasy RPG set on the mythical continent of Xulima, where Gods and humans once walked side by side.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Breach & Clear: DEADline

A deadly new breed of human monster is on the rise, and it’s up to you to stop the infestation before it spreads.
Genre: Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing

Dragon Wars

The designers of the Bard's Tale series, Wasteland and Battle Chess pooled their talents to create the ultimate role-playing fantasy.
Genre: Roguelike, Turn-based, Role-playing

Hand of Fate

Beyond the thirteen gates at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played.
Genre: Card game, Adventure, Role-playing