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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Cute Knight Kingdom

1.0 (20 Jun 2010)
Is destiny what you find, or what finds you? Travel the kingdom to meet new friends, find treasure, and encounter monsters! Choose...
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Project LRNJ: Slime Forest Adventure

Build 131 (14 Oct 2012)
This is a project to make LeaRNing Japanese simple and inexpensive with accelerated training and home immersion.
Genre: Children / Educational, Role-playing

Epiar

0.5.0 (5 Jan 2012)
Epiar (ep-ee-are) is an open source computer game, in which the player navigates space from planet to planet, saving money to buy ship...
Genre: Arcade, Role-playing

Forgotten Elements

1.0.1 (25 Jan 2013)
Forgotten Elements is a totally free MMORPG (Hack and Slay) and runs with JAVA.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

DOFUS

by Ankama
frequently updated
DOFUS is a Flash/Air based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Ankama Games.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Eschalon: Book II

1.05 (29 Oct 2010)
Thaermore has fallen. Despite the efforts of heroes, the once great province now lies in ruin.
Genre: Turn-based, Role-playing

Summoning Wars

0.5.8 (3 May 2014)
Summoning Wars is an open source role-playing game, featuring both a single-player and a multiplayer mode for about 2 to 8 players.
Genre: Role-playing

Sanctuary

1.0 (15 Dec 2009)
You are an archer and initiate monk of the Sanctuary Order.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Haven and Hearth

Haven & Hearth is a MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) set in a fictional world loosely inspired by Slavic and Germanic...
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Science Girls!

1.2.17 (12 Jan 2010)
The girls of the Science Club fight off an alien invasion.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Turn-based, Role-playing

Heroes of Newerth

3.2.5.4 (10 Oct 2013)
Heroes of Newerth, a session-based, multiplayer, Action-RPG, is heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients...
Genre: Role-playing, Action

Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX

1.5.0 (5 Apr 2012)
Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX is an enhanced remake of Mystery of Solarus (which, in fact, a logical continuation of "A Link to the...
Genre: Puzzle, Role-playing