RPG Games

Gloomhaven

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I have to admit that I am coming into Gloomhaven kind of ignorant. I thought this looked like a cool dungeon crawler-style RPG, but I would then learn it is based on a very popular tabletop game. It ...

Arboria

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There is no shortage of rogue-lite-style games these days, but Arboria is one of the more fun games the genre has to offer. It is a game where you play as a troll (trolls actually) and are trying to ...

Chernobylite

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I am always interested in a game that has Chernobyl as its setting. Chernobylite is a real mixture of game styles offering FPS action, stealth, RPG elements, and survival horror too. It all blends ...

Tribes of Midgard

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Tribes of Midgard is a Viking-themed action RPG that is all about surviving until Ragnarök comes calling! As of right now, Tribes of Midgard is only available on PC and PlayStation. Hopefully, in ...

Tales of Arise

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Sorry Tales of Symphonia I have to say that after all these years, you are no longer my favorite Tales game. Tales of Arise is not just the best Tales game, it is one of the best RPGs that I have ...

Undungeon

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Over the weekend I had a lot of fun with the Kickstarter success story, Undungeon. While it is available on Steam, I played Undungeon thanks to it also being available on Game Pass. It is a ...

Darkest Dungeon II

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I love how the developer of Darkest Dungeon II describes the game as a roguelike road trip of the damned! Currently, Darkest Dungeon II is in early access, but there is more than enough content to ...

Star Stable

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What we have here with Star Stable is an MMORPG that is aimed at a much younger audience. This game is designed for little gamers who love horses and it is more aimed at girls than it is boys. Hey, ...

Bastion

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It is pretty crazy that as I write this Bastion is coming up on 10 years old! This was a massive hit for Xbox Live Arcade back in 2011 and over the years it has been released on pretty much every ...

Computer RPG games are digital renderings of the traditional tabletop role-playing games. The player assumes the roles of the characters he controls. This can be either a lonesome hero or a party of adventurers with different skills and professions.

Character Creation

Thus one of the key elements of the RPG games is character creation system. It is implemented in the majority of the games of this genre. In the classic titles, we can choose gender, determine the outlook, skills, and the profession of our playable characters.

The Quests

The gameplay is based on completing the quest from the main storyline. A number of side quests is also available. We play the game as a lone hero or with a team just like in the pen and paper RPGs. The main quest most of the time is saving the world. The storyline has often many twists and turns.

Experience Points

Another important aspect of an RPG game is earning experience points and leveling up. Normally it means increasing the character abilities and gaining new skills is. The higher the level, the better the gear they will be able to wear or use.

The Game’s World

The settings of the RPG games are usually fictitious. There are fantasy, cyberpunk, horror or science-fiction worlds. Often these are open-world locations that allow for unlimited exploration.

The Subgenres of the Role-playing Games

The game genre evolved bringing several subgenres such as:

  • Action RPGs where dynamic gameplay and the player’s skill play an important role,
  • Hack and Slash games where our goal is to kill hundreds of enemies in a short amount of time,
  • MMORPG games in which we play online in open worlds with many other players,
  • jRPGs – the games with many features characteristic of Japanese culture.

Each of these genres is different as far as the gameplay and game mechanics does but at the core, each of them is a role-playing game.

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