Role-playing video games are commonly called RPG games, from the English role-playing game. These are titles in which the player controls a character or a group of actions throughout different scenarios. Like all the others, the genre has evolved over the last few years, presenting new features and having different subgenres such as tactical or action.
The role-playing genre, also known as the RPG genre, has evolved over the last few years and currently encompasses different sub-genres. In this way, making a list of the best games in history is usually a challenging but possible task. In this way, we have tried to make a historical top with the best role-playing proposals in history throughout the different platforms and generations of video games.
World of warcraft
Release date: 2004
You can play it on PC
The most controversial entry on the top maybe World of Warcraft. Most purists will think that RPGs should be games destined to the singleplayer concept, but what happens when a studio like Blizzard adapts the genre to perfection by taking it to the MMO? Until Wrath of Lich King, World of Warcraft was a true RPG from head to toe, and which, in addition to the marked role-playing style, it highlighted the need to be in constant contact with our friends and colleagues to form a team. From our point of view, the perfect definition of a role-playing game with an online component.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Release year: 1991 You can play it on: Switch | Nintendo 3DS | Wii U
An undisputed masterpiece of Super Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, presents an adventure in which a young Link must rescue Princess Zelda after being kidnapped by an evil wizard who wants to free Ganon, the king of the darkness. Being one of the most praised proposals of the saga, the title is famous for its immersive graphics and sound, along with its ingenious dungeons. At the time, he introduced essential objects, such as Master Sword itself.
Baldur’s gate 2
Release year: 2000 You can play it on Xbox One | PS4 | Switch | Pc
Bioware managed to bring the Dungeons & Dragons board game rules to video games like no other study. The title, considered the best adaptation of the rules of this well-known role-playing game, reflected the intense fighting but also a plot in which the decisions left their impact on the primary and secondary missions. Despite having more than 20 years behind him, he is still one of the greatest exponents of his genre.
Release year: 2011 You can play it on: Switch | PC | Xbox Series | Xbox One | PS4 | PS5
The first Dark Souls, original to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, was praised by critics and gamers for being From Software’s game with the deepest combat, accompanied by fair difficulty and deeply ingrained mythology. On the journey to Lordran, a landmarked by a dark curse, the player faces Hollows, demons, and all manner of monsters. The ultimate goal is to ring the Bells of Awakening and discover why the kingdom has fallen into decline.
Divinity: Original Sin II PC
Divinity: Original Sin II is the sequel to the hit classic aerial view role-playing game Larian Studios, released in 2014. Like its first part, this new game has been funded by crowdfunding in a successful Kickstarter campaign that reached all your extra funding goals after exceeding two million dollars. This new adventure will be much bigger and more ambitious than its first part, although the playable bases will remain intact, allowing us to fight complex strategic turn-based battles in which we can interact with the environment in many different ways. This time it will offer multiplayer, both cooperative and competitive, for up to four players.
Tree of Savior for Computer
Tree of Savior is a free online multiplayer role-playing game that follows in the footsteps of the classic Ragnarok Online. In it, we will embark on a journey to search for the goddesses of a world that is mired in chaos. The title is full of battles against all kinds of enemies, which will help us to level up and obtain the necessary equipment to prepare us for battles against the more than 200 bosses that inhabit your world. In addition, it includes a complex and deep customization system that will allow us to develop our style of play.
Mass Effect 2 PC
Commander Shepard returns from the dead in an adventure for PC in which he will have to fight again.
I evoke against the Reapers to prevent them from extinguishing humanity. Improves the combat system of the first game and includes new features such as automatic health regeneration. It has a new cinematic system that makes the characters’ faces more accurate, and again the decisions we make will affect the development of the story and the rest of the characters that accompany us throughout the galaxy.
Undertale is a game that mixes role-playing, a narrative inheritance from the most classic video games of the genre, and presents them under a visual and nostalgic appearance close to 8 bits, but with its personality and identity. In Undertale, we will play a boy who, after falling down a mysterious well, ends up wrapped in a fantasy world, full of creatures and monsters, in which he will have to survive, make friends and make decisions that will change the course of history.