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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Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

0.A.2 (2 Mar 2014)
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead (aka Cataclysm DDA or CataDDA) is an open source roguelike set in a post-apocalyptic and fictional New England.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Wander

frequently updated
Wander is a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive game focused on exploration and joy.
Genre: MMO, Social, Role-playing

Dark Matter

Release (17 Oct 2013)
Dark Matter is a 2.5D side-scrolling survival horror game, set in a derelict spaceship besieged by a sinister alien presence, and infested...
Genre: Shooter, Role-playing

The Bard's Tale

Release (17 Jun 2005)
The Bard's Tale is the modern interpretation of the original Bard's Tale, the grandfather of all role-playing games, by its original...
Genre: Role-playing, Action

Bionic Dues

(8 Oct 2013)
Bionic Dues is a tactical, turn-based roguelite with mech customization.
Genre: Roguelike, Turn-based, Strategy, Role-playing

Discoverie

1.0 (17 Aug 2013)
Discoverie is a First Person Roguelike developed in 7 days for 7DFPS 2013.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Heroes of Umbra

frequently updated
Heroes of Umbra is a 2D side-scrolling online RPG in-progress that plays similar to side-scrolling RPGs like MapleStory and Castlevania.
Genre: MMO, Platform, Role-playing

Iesabel

Release (15 Sep 2013)
In the times of darkness, only the mightiest of heroes can save the world.
Genre: Roguelike, Role-playing

Elliot Quest

0.05 (31 Aug 2013)
Elliot Quest is an adventure / exploration Zelda style game.
Genre: Platform, Adventure, Role-playing

Knights of Pen and Paper

+1 Edition (Steam only) (18 Jun 2013)
Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's.
Genre: Turn-based, Adventure, Role-playing

FORCED

Release (24 Oct 2013)
Forced is a one- to four-player co-op arcade action RPG with puzzle and tactical elements.
Genre: Role-playing, Action

QuestRun

by Cuve
Alpha (1 Aug 2013)
You love RPGs but you don’t care about dialogues and scenarios? QuestRun is for you! Run through various dungeons in this tactical...
Genre: Role-playing