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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Icewind Dale II

GemRB
The worst fear of the civilized realms has come true.
Genre: Role-playing

Icewind Dale

In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the frozen and untamed region known as Icewind Dale.
Genre: Role-playing

Baldur's Gate 2

by BioWare
GemRB
Will you resist the evil within you and forge a legend of heroic proportions? Or will you embrace your monstrous inner nature and carve...
Genre: Role-playing

GemRB

0.8.1 (3 May 2014)
GemRB (Game engine made with preRendered Background) is a portable open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing

Wasteland 2

(19 Sep 2014)
Wasteland 2 reintroduces the concept of party driven adventuring, a style of game-play untapped for many years.
Genre: Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

Paper Dungeons

Paper Dungeons is a fantasy board-game mixing tactics and roguelike, boosted by online content.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Fight The Dragon

Steam only!
Fight The Dragon is a 3D Mini Action RPG in which players journey on short form adventures, hacking and slashing their way through...
Genre: Role-playing, Action

A Wizard’s Lizard

Release (22 Jan 2014)
Conquer the forces of Death in A Wizard’s Lizard, an action RPG for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing, Action

Deliantra

3.0 (31 May 2010)
Deliantra is a thrilling MMORPG in a retro, pixel art world where magic and monsters abound.
Genre: MMO, Role-playing

Crea

0.7.3 (30 Jan 2014)
Crea's procedurally generated worlds means that you never run out of places to explore.
Genre: Role-playing

Eldritch

(20 Aug 2014)
A first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Doom & Destiny

Doom & Destiny is an old-school RPG with tons of attitude, content and comedy! Help Nigel, Mike, Johnny and Francis, four nerdy...
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing