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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Ultizurk (alternately titled "The Great Ultizurkian Underland") is obviously heavily influenced by the Ultima series of … VIEW
Another Roguelike. This one is very indepth, and includes many different features that make it involving to play, such … VIEW
Vampyr is an RPG with EGA graphics that is set squarely in the mold of the Ultima CRPG games. Developed in one summer by … VIEW
Walls of Bratock (or just "Bratock") is a very old-school overhead RPG which closely sticks to the conventions of the … VIEW
Winged Warrior is an interesting "action-packed role playing game" (according to the developer) which blends aspects of … VIEW
The Wizard's Castle (aka "The Temple of Loth") is a simple text-mode based role playing game where the player is led on … VIEW
Wizard's Lair is an ASCII RPG game that is surprisingly indepth given its simple appearance. It plays similarly to … VIEW
Wraith is a simplistic RPG in some respects, and rather advanced (for its time) in others. The view is a three-quarters … VIEW
Wrath of Sona is a classic-style turn-based RPG developed in QuickBasic (as is evident by the fact that the source code … VIEW
Yendorian Tales is an in-depth party based isometric perspective RPG, a "fantasy role playing game, similar to the … VIEW