25 Best PC Role-playing Games!
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
Thank heavens for remasters. This critically acclaimed entry from Square Enix grants us the opportunity to revisit a love story that spans decades. Follow the adventures of our favorite Blitzball MVP, his partner Yuna and their friends as they embark on a quest to save their world. The game comes with X-2, the sequel to the heartbreaking finale X offered. If you want to get a taste of Yuna and her gurl friends.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
A charming 2D Metroidvania game in a world filled with anthropomorphic creatures. Join Dust and his sentient sword as he tries to recollect the memories of his forgotten past. Players are required to acquire power ups in every journey to unlock new areas and progress the story. It’s one of the first successful indie games of its time.
Set in a fictional land of Europa, get caught in the middle of a civil war between two warring nations: The Empire and the Federation. Immerse in a gripping political story and feel the rush of the BlitZ combat system. Originally a PS3 game, this JRPG has achieved critical acclaim due to its fun tactical gameplay and a memorable cast of characters.
Legend of Grimrock 2
Inspired by Dungeon Master, this real-time dungeon crawling adventure revisits the golden years of this genre. It’s a non-linear open-world gameplay filled with persistent injuries that strike your party at any given time. It’s first person view only makes it fitting to survive with your badass friends.
From the developer that brought us Stardew Valley, create your own story in an uplifting game that speaks nothing but exploration and imagination. Build your own world and discover the mysteries in the vast cosmos. The only limitation is your imagination! Team up with a friend, or mess around the game with its mod support.
Mount & Blade: Warband
Who doesn’t love Mount & Blade? This standalone expansion pack from the epic Medieval warzone thrusts you into the battlefield with the clashing of swords and galloping of horses. Manage your legion of brazen soldiers because it’s a sandbox enthusiast’s playground. This expansion adds a variety of new stuff including the Sarranid Sultanate Faction and the ability to create your own. Imagine the silly things you could do.
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition
Just reading this can cause a million souls weep onto the ashes of their dead bodies. Not only this is the most definitive Dark Souls game to date, it’s also another gauntlet of unmitigated difficulty spikes and pure satisfaction. It’s packed with the original game, an exclusive PC content and all the game’s DLC. For beginners, it’s your first step towards loving (or hating) the Souls series.
Action-RPG’s have come a long way since Diablo’s arrival. Grim Dawn’s fantastic visual design, exciting combat and a huge world to discover makes it a worthy rival to Blizzard’s dungeon-crawling hit. Play with up to four people, or you can do it alone. It’s an adventure that one should not take lightly.
An award-winning RPG that feels like a trip back to the simpler days. This sequel to the original makes all the necessary improvements including a better world filled with more secrets and bloodthirsty monsters that creep in every corner. Multiplayer makes a return to give the most fun experience for you and your friends. Not to mention MOD support.
Hyper Light Drifter
This indie game feels like an art trip to the fifth dimension. It’s also a gorgeous action-RPG. Set in a world where doom and gloom covers the purple skies and technological ruin of a bygone era. It captures the beauty of 2D Action RPG’s from the days of old. It’s widely praised for its combat and pixel-filled wonder.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Director’s Cut)
Just when you thought you had enough of Deus Ex, Square Enix decides to add at least 8 hours of Directors Commentary in this definitive edition to the most popular entry of the franchise. It features improved boss battles, UI and a more powerful Adam Jensen. What’s not to love about more Augmentations?
Divinity: Original Sin
Larian Studios’ takes a deep approach to modern RPG. Instead of following through a linear story with predictable scenarios, Original Sin LETS you create your own and see how your actions affect the world. It’s a massive game with a unique turn based combat system, fun quests, and glorious freedom. It brings out the curiosity within you. In short, it’s a rewarding experience.
No, it’s not Overwatch’s adorable Omnic. This is Supergiant Games’ first entry that received a ton of awards. Just like most Indie games, it’s clearly made with passion. From the fluid hack and slash action, to the badass narrator’s voice, it’s a wonderful game with tons of replay value and customizations.
Dragon Age: Origins
From the team that brought us Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect brings us another dose of RPG goodness. Save the world from the evil Archdemon and witness BioWare’s potential to make good games with story. Step into a fantasy-filled world packed with memorable characters, gripping dialogue and fun real-time combat.
Pillars Of Eternity
A successful crowdfunded game that delivered. Obsidian Entertainment’s game has been hailed as one of the highest-rated PC games of all time. It’s a spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate and it shares similar gameplay elements. It’s praised for its impressive writing and strategic combat. It also has two expansions called The White March and Deadfire.
Fallout: New Vegas
Two Obsidian games in a row? Dive into this post-apocalyptic wasteland once more as the ideals of man collide into a serious civil war in New Vegas. Being a regular guy, get caught up in a spiral of political turmoil in a radioactive mess. They say it’s better than Fallout 4. But you be the judge of that.
It’s more like a puzzle-adventure game than role-playing, but it still has the RPG element presented in it. This fourth wall breaking game gives you a quest to restore the power of a long-dead Sun. It’s surreal, haunting and beautiful at the same time. And remember, you only have one shot.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s brainchild puts you in an adventure of a lifetime to reclaim the Stick of Truth from evil hands. Use your powerful fart-bending powers and meet the iconic cast of characters from the South Park universe. It’s a turn-based RPG with a mix of R-Rated goodness. Well what do you expect from South Park?
Ahh, this game. Made by one guy. How is it even possible to make a game with so much heart? It’s an adorable Farm Simulator that speaks so much about simple everyday life. It’s how Harvest Moon should be on the PC. It’s addicting, remarkable and it has a ton of content for a price so cheap.
Welcome to Pandora, a land where random generated loot and sense of humor are considered essential. Steal the biggest treasure along with your fellow Vault Hunters in this action-packed first-person shooter with RPG elements.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Bethesda has ascended with their brilliant open-world design in Skyrim. Be the Dragonborn and slay dragons in a game so open, you’ll be lost in its medieval-fantasy setting. One moment you could be fighting ghouls, then giants, then crabs. It’s the perfect adventure defined only by your own. And Skyrim did it so well. Just mind your knees.
The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth
After the success of McMillen’s popular flash game, its Steam release breathed new life to this creepy roguelike adventure. After his mom’s dubious divine intervention, Isaac’s in danger of being sacrifice. Help him escape his deadly fate by sneaking out through his monster-infested basement. Conquer hundreds of dungeons, and fend off creatures with your cowardly tears.
A game that gave every little kid a fanbase to dwell in. It’s filled with the determination of Toby Fox as he creates a world so charming, delightful, yet also slightly haunting. It’s an RPG game that doesn’t necessarily let you kill anyone. Instead, just go about your own pace and watch it unfold before your eyes. Meet lovable characters and listen to the game’s fantastic soundtrack.
Mass Effect 2
BioWare’s space opera has transcended to new heights. This sequel to Mass Effect was considered as the greatest of the franchise. With new and improved third-person combat, beautiful worlds, captivating story and an ending so amazing, you’ll rethink your life choices. Commander Shepard has come a long way.
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
There’s nothing better than CD Projekt Red’s multi-awarded RPG game. This third and final installment of the Witcher series is absolutely stunning. Explore breathtaking worlds, take hundreds of side-quests, slay monsters, save Ciri, and take gorgeous screenshots. It’s the perfect send-off to Geralt of Rivia’s story.