RPG Games

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, ...



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 ...

Loop Hero


Loop Hero is a retro-inspired fantasy rogue-like game available for PC. While it is being called a rogue-like, Loop Hero is more than that. Deckbuilding, idle game, clicker, and RPG could also be ...



Released right at the end of 2020, OMORI is one of the best RPGs I have played in a very, very long time. The game draws clear inspiration from Earthbound and maybe even a little bit of Undertale. ...

Persona 5 Strikers


I put so much time into Persona 5 that my wife would often say “are you playing that again?”. Persona 5 Strikers is one of my most anticipated titles of 2021. It is quite interesting that the game is ...

Tales of Berseria


I have been a dabbler in the long-running Tales series for quite a while now and Tales of Berseria is one of the best. I will go one better than that and say that this is one of the best JRPGs I have ...

Trials of Mana


Originally released for the Super Nintendo in 1995, Trials of Mana was the third game in the series, but it never made it out of Japan. Square-Enix did eventually localize the game a year before ...

Genshin Impact


Genshin Impact is a free to play action RPG that I have put a ton of time into on the PlayStation 4. Even though it is a free-to-play game and pretty much has a loot box system, this is still well ...



It’s rare that a game can surpass its original inspiration. But, in many ways, Torchlight (released in 2009) does just that with its Diablo-inspired gameplay. Offering up an interesting mix of the ...

Yakuza: Like a Dragon


As I am a massive fan of the series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a game I have had quite an interest in. This is a bit of a departure for the long-running series and in all honesty, it is a breath of ...

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.