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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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

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


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


(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


Set in a fantasy interpretation of ancient India, Unrest is an adventure RPG focused on story and choices.
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing


Beta 4 (2 Jul 2014)
As Captain Kayto Shields, embark on a galactic voyage of heroism and survival.
Genre: Text Based / Visual Novel, Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing

Destination Sol

1.0.2 (26 Jan 2015)
Destination Sol -- 2D Space Arcade/RPG with Planets Pilot your ship in the open world made of space, planets, and more.
Genre: Arcade, Role-playing

Steam Marines

Steam Marines is a Squad-Based Tactical Roguelike being developed by Worthless Bums.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)

1.2.0p23 (10 May 2014)
ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) is one of the most successful roguelike games ever created.
Genre: Roguelike, Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing

Another Star

Another Star is a console-style RPG with a fast-paced battle system and a world that encourages players to explore and discover hidden...
Genre: Role-playing