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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Nuvie

Nuvie, pronounced 'New-Vee' is an open sourced game engine for playing Origin's games Ultima 6, Martian Dreams and Savage Empire on...
Genre: Role-playing

Ultima VI

Several years after having restored Lord British to his rightful position as the monarch of Britannia, the Avatar is captured by demon-like...
Genre: Role-playing

Iris 2

Iris 2.0 is a cross-platform open-source 2D/3D client for playing the MMORPG Ultima Online on Freeshards
Genre: Role-playing

XU4

XU4 is a remake of the computer game Ultima IV.
Genre: Role-playing

Pentagram

Pentagram is a project aiming to create an Ultima 8 engine for use on modern operating systems, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
Genre: Role-playing

Exult

As computers evolve, we risk losing classic games from the not-so-distant past.
Genre: Role-playing

Albion

Albion for Linux
It is the year 2227, and the gigantic interstellar factory ship, Toronto, cruises toward a lifeless planet endowed with a wealth of minerals.
Genre: Role-playing

Albion for Linux

1.55
A port of an all time classic RPG.
Genre: Role-playing

xoreos

xoreos is an ongoing FLOSS project to reimplement BioWare’s Aurora engine (and derivatives) as used in their 3D games, beginning...
Genre: Role-playing

Hard West

Welcome to the Wild West like you’ve never seen it before.
Genre: Turn-based, Role-playing

Victor Vran

Victor Vran is an isometric Action-RPG with a massive selection of weapons, items, outfits, demon powers and destiny cards.
Genre: Role-playing, Action

Divinity: Original Sin

In Divinity:Original Sin you take on the role of a young Source Hunter: your job is to rid the world of those who use the foulest of magics.
Genre: Turn-based, Role-playing