Category description: RPGs have been a staple of PC gaming since the early days. Similar to adventure games, RPGs primarily differ in their emphasis on stats, leveling, and character building. The Ultima and Wizardry games were early favorites, and countless others have challenged players in fantasy, sci-fi, and real-world settings.
The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games
Spread over more than 500 pages, The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games is a beautiful, hardcover book which reviews over 400 seminal games from 1975 to 2015, covering the role-playing classics we all know and love such as Ultima, Wizardry, Diablo, Fallout and Mass Effect.
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If you enjoy Roguelike games, you'll want to try ADOM. (Its full name is "Ancient Domains of Mystery".) It features … VIEW
The Aethra Chronicles is an in-depth roleplaying game where you build a party of three adventurers (somewhat … VIEW
AlphaMan is a detailed and intense Roguelike game that differs from many of its ASCII-graphics peers in numerous ways. … VIEW
Amulets & Armor is an interesting first-person perspective RPG game that unfortunately never got much attention, … VIEW
I'm not particularly fond of this type of RPG, however, if you like the old-style 1st person hack'n'slash type, you … VIEW
Angband began as a variant of the Roguelike game Moria, and eventually became so modified and unique that it now stands … VIEW
Aspetra is a console-style RPG in the veign of classic RPGs like Dragon Quest and the older Final Fantasy games. It … VIEW
Beneath Apple Manor is one of the earliest examples of what now is usually termed a "roguelike" game. It's a primitive … VIEW
Bob's Dragon Hunt (technically the full name is "VirtualDungeon I: BOB'S DRAGON HUNT") is a game intended to show off … VIEW
Bones is a hybrid text-mode adventure game that plays a little like a cross between a roguelike, a text adventure, and a … VIEW