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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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: Role-playing, Text Based / Visual Novel, Turn-based

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: Action, Role-playing

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

Fabled Lands App

1.0.4 (23 Jun 2010)
FLApp is an adaptation of the Fabled Lands gamebook series, an interlinked set of single-player RPG books.
Genre: Role-playing

DccNiTghtmare

0.8 (19 Dec 2011)
DccNiTghtmare (aka DNT) is a project to make a Free (as in free speech) 3D single player RPG in a satirical post-apocalyptical world.
Genre: Role-playing

Dragon Hunt

3.56 (5 May 2007)
Dragon Hunt is a graphical role-playing game written in Python.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Dink Smallwood

1.08.20101114 (FreeDink) (14 Nov 2010)
Dink Smallwood is an adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda (2D top view), made by RTsoft.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Atrinik

(1 Jan 2014)
Atrinik is a free open source Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MORPG) with 2D isometric graphics.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Epic! Monster Quest: Hyper

040809 (3 Aug 2009)
Epic! Monster Quest: Hyper is a blend of the rogulike and RTS genres.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing, Strategy

Naev

0.5.3 (15 Apr 2012)
Naev is a 2D space trading and combat game, in a similar vein to Escape Velocity.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing, Shooter