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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Freeminer

0.4.10.4 (24 Nov 2014)
Freeminer is a Minecraft-inspired sandbox game.
Genre: Construction and management, MMO, Role-playing, Simulation

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition

by Beamdog
(30 Oct 2014)
In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the region of icy tundra known as Icewind Dale.
Genre: Role-playing

Pier Solar and the Great Architects

(30 Sep 2014)
Being a turn-based RPG with state-of-the-art aesthetics, Pier Solar is a story-based RPG about the journey of three young heroes from...
Genre: Turn-based, Role-playing

Darklands

(2 Jan 1992)
Deep in the twilight of the Black Forest, you and your companions crouch before the robber-knight's tower.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

DROD: The Second Sky

(11 Jun 2014)
The Second Sky is the fifth major title in the DROD series and the climactic chapter in Beethro's adventures in the Great Beneath.
Genre: Puzzle, Turn-based, Role-playing

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok

AGS (26 Dec 2013)
In desperation, the jarl of Jarnvidr has called for a Heroine, to stand against the forces of frost and put an end to the lasting winter.
Genre: Point & Click, Adventure, Role-playing

Vangers

by K-D Lab
(19 Jun 1998)
Vangers is a mixture of various, yet consistent gameplay components.
Genre: Driving, Role-playing, Action

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut

(18 Sep 2014)
Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut is a standalone release of Harebrained Schemes' critically-acclaimed Dragonfall campaign,...
Genre: Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing

System Shock 2

(11 Aug 1999)
From deep space comes a terrifying first-person role-playing game from the award-winning creators of System Shock.
Genre: Shooter, Role-playing, Action

Song of the Myrne: What Lies Beneath

1.7.2
What Lies Beneath is a short action-RPG in which you’ll explore a dungeon full of traps and monsters (and some other silly things...
Genre: Role-playing

OpenMW

0.33.0 (27 Oct 2014)
OpenMW is a new and modern engine based on the one that runs the 2002 open-world RPG Morrowind.
Genre: Role-playing

Halfway

(22 Jul 2014)
In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath.
Genre: Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing