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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Kamyran's Eye

1.3 (13 Aug 2006)
Save your home town from three mighty wizards and their insatiable greed sparked by the discovery of an ancient ruin.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Teemu

1.21 (24 Sep 2010)
It's one of those days you wake up on a beach of small island without clothes.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Daimonin

(9 Jan 2014)
Daimonin is more than a game...
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Dungeons of Dredmor

1.0.10 (16 Feb 2012)
Step into the Dungeons of Dredmor and embrace your destiny.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Heroes of Might and Magic III

0.95 (VCMI) (1 Feb 2014)
Murdered by traitors and resurrected as an evil lich Erathia's undead king leads an invasion of his former kingdom.
Genre: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

A Tale in the Desert

(31 Aug 2013)
A Tale in the Desert is a Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMO) set in ancient Egypt.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing, Social

FLARE

0.19 (3 Dec 2013)
Free Libre Action Roleplaying Engine is a simple game engine built to handle a very specific kind of game: single-player 2D action RPGs.
Genre: Action, Role-playing

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness

Episode 1 r5 / Episode 2 r3 (20 May 2008)
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is an RPG-Adventure game set in the comic-book-meets-pulp-horror-meets-H.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Turn-based

Majesty

1.4.03 (14 Sep 2009)
Majesty is a unique sim putting you in the crushed velvet hot seat of your own kingdom.
Genre: Role-playing, Simulation, Strategy

Gorky 17

1.0.1 (11 Aug 2006)
Gorky 17 (released as Odium in North America) is a horror conspiracy game mixing elements of strategy and RPG gameplay.
Genre: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Planet Stronghold

1.0 (27 Feb 2011)
Planet Stronghold is a space RPG with elements of Visual Novel.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Text Based / Visual Novel

Telepath Psy Arena 2

1.813 (21 Feb 2012)
The Grand Tournament of Ravinale has become highly popular, drawing warriors from across the continent.
Genre: Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based