The Elder Scrolls series
Elder Scrolls chapter 1 : Arena, The Elder Scrolls 2
: Daggerfall, The
Elder Scrolls 3 : Morrowind, and The Elder Scrolls 4 : Oblivion are
amongs the best RPG games ever published on pc. The serie's highlights
are the freedom enjoyed by the player, the fantasy atmosphere as well
as the storyline.
a side note, the excellent modder LuciusDXL is trying to remade
Daggerfall with better graphics and improved gameplay elements. The
name of this still unfinished excellent mod is : Dagger XL.
The Ultima series
The Role-playing games Ultima 1, Ultima 2, Ultima
3, Ultima 4, Ultima 5, Ultima
6, Ultima 7, Ultima 8 and Ultima 9 are classic pc
games. With The Elder
Scrolls serie developped by Berthesda Softworks, it is one of the mots
famous RPG games serie.
Neverwinter Nights 1 and Neverwinter Nights 2
The pc games Neverwinter Nights 1 and Neverwinter
2 are RPGs which take places in a heroic fantay universe. Both theses
games are very good and are supported by an important fans community
who have made a lots of mods to improve the games.
Guild War (MMO)
Wars 1 and Guild War 2 are MMO which are renowned for their gameplay
and their graphical quality.
Titan Quest is a Hack'n Slash game which feature
aspects and actions in a mythological universe. The game has good
graphics and soundtracks and the places to visit are wide. Only if you
play in the normal level, it is a little too easy. Otherwise, it is a
very good game.
Everquest 2 (MMO)
Everquest 2 is an online Role-playing game which
is renowned for its gameplay and storyline.
Everquest 2 has a particular place in the video games history because
it is the first RPG game where all the dialogues where voice-acted.
The Witcher 1 and the Witcher 3
Witcher is an excellent Role-playing game with a great storyligne, good
graphics and gameplay. Also, what the player does as an effect on the
story. If you want to buy this game, prefer to buy the Witcher :
Enhanced Edition which solve glitches and provides additional contents.
As for The Witcher 3, it is an amazing game which takes place in a more
"open world" environement. Also, since the Witcher is a trilogy, it is
advised to play all 3 games if you want to understand all the story's
Dale 1 and Icewind Dale 2 are Role-playing games which use the rules
from Dungeons & Dragons, a very famous game from the 1970s.
Baldur's Gate 1 and Baldur's Gate 2 are classic
Like Diablo 1 and Diablo 2, published at the same period, the Baldur's
Gate games have met a lots of success with players.
Baldur's Gate hightlights are the storyligne, the excellent gameplay
and soundtrack. Also the game is long.
Ex 1 is one of the best all-time pc games and
cyber-punk RPG. Deus Ex 1 is far better than Deus Ex 2 : Invisible War,
which isn't a classic pc game despite a very good story plot because of
issues like: Too small maps, the disappearance of many RPG aspect of
Deus Ex 1's
gameplay, common ammos for all firearms, ect....
for Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution, it is a classic game with a scenario
which is nearly as good as Deus Ex 1 and which marks the introduction
of the main protagonist Adam Jensen, who is very appreciated by a lots
of player (voice, style, ect...). As for the next episode of the serie : Deus Ex Mankind
Divided, it is an excellent game but not a classic game, mainly because of bad choices from the editor.
Arcanum is another great classic pc game and a
very particular RPG
game because it features classic heroic fantasy characters as well as
futuristic characters who can use firearms.
Omikron : The Nomad Soul
Just after Arcanum and in a different genre, here
comes another very
particular Role-playing game : Omikron The Nomad Soul which features
Adventure, FPS, fighting and Role-playing aspects. In Omikron : The
Nomad Soul, the player enjoys a lots of freedom and can use a body
change ability several times during the party. The atmosphere and the
lasting appeal are huge, same as the city where the story takes place.
The Gothic series
The video games Gothic 1, Gothic 2 and Gothic 3
are excellent RPG
games but have had little success in some European countries like
France because they were published in theses countries a long time
after their initial release.
The Stalker Trilogy
With Stalker, here comes a very particular RPG
series which take
place in the Tchernobyl area. Stalker : Shadows of
Chernobyl, Stalker : Clear Sky and Stalker : Call of Prypiat are
classic role-playing games with a very particular atmosphere and a good
gameplay which allows the player to visit the Tchernobyl area.
Excepting some annoying bugs, this is a great RPG serie.
Arx Fatalis is an innovative game, mainly because
to launch spells,
you will have to tracer signs in the screen with the mouse. In Arx
Fatalis, the character can also cook foods (like puting bread on top of
fire) before eating them, granting him additional positive effects. The
size of the maps is average but since all the game takes place
underground after a natural catastrophe, it is coherent and the whole
game has a unique atmosphere.
Diablo 1 and Diablo 2
Diablo 1 and Diablo 2 are classic pc role-playing
games and with the
Baldur's Gate serie, the Diablo serie has made a huge impression on
players. Diablo's gameplay is so excellent that many games have
included gameplay elements seen in this serie and have been labelled
Diablo-like. Diablo's highlights are an excellent gameplay (quest +
killing monsters to obtain xp points to level up). The best is to buy
Diablo plus its add-ons to profit from improved graphisms and some
Dungeon Siege 1
Siege 1 is an excellent role-playing game (far better than Dungeon
Siege 2) and a classic pc game. Also, depending what abilities the
player uses the most, the character he controls will evolve
differently. If the player use magic abilities, he will earn magic xp
points, if he uses fighting abilities, he will get warrior points and
if he uses the bow, he will get xp archer points which make the
levelling up interesting. However, the game isn't very long.
Dark Messiah of
Might and Magic
Dark Messiah takes place in the Might
Magic universe and features Role-playing elements and FPS elements in a
medieval world. It is a very good game, perhaps more FPS oriented than
RPG oriented but since the universe depicted is totally Heroic Fantasy,
it has his place in the RPG section. Dark Messiah of Might &
Magic's highlights are the different possibilities to get ride of
enemies as well as the game's atmosphere and the gameplay.
The Final Fantasy series
And here comes one of the best series of all times
which began in
the 1980s and which still continues today. The Final Fantasy games
which have met an enormous succes on computer systems are Final Fantasy
1, Final Fantasy 2 and Final Fantasy 3 on MSX systems and
Fantasy 6 and Final Fantasy 7 on pc.
Dark Age of Camelot (MMO)
Dark Age of Camelo is a MMO which takes
place in an heroic
fantasy world and which has proven to be one of the best online games
from the early 2000 before being outdated by even more famous games
like for example Guild War. Still, it is a classic which has made a
great impression on the players.
Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout New Vegas
Fallout is a serie of futuristic and
games. The first episodes of the serie, Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 are
Turn by Turn 2D games and Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas are in 3D.
Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout New Vegas are classic pc games but
Fallout 3 isn't a classic due to a too basic storyligne and the removal
of many gameplay elements from Fallout 1 and 2. The serie offers a
great amount of liberty when it comes to the world in which the story
takes place as well as the gameplay possibilities and choices offered
to the player. Also The post-apocalyptique atmosphere is very good.
Planescape : Torment
Planescape : Torment is a particular role-playing
game which is
based on Dungeons & Dragons. It is a big hit from the early
Nox is a very good role-playing Diablo-like game
published in the early 2000s.
Also, depending the class (Mage, Druid or warrior) chosen by the
player, the gameplay is very different.
Silver is a classic pc game which was published at
the end of the
2000s. Silver is a Role-playing / action game on pc which has met a
lots of success. Les points forts de ce jeu en 2D disposant de
personnages 3D sont le scénario, la jouabilité, les musiques et la
durée de vie assez grande, sans parler de l'ambiance général du titre
qui est excellente. Un grand jeu.
World of Warcraft (MMO)
World of Warcraft is a very popular MMO but which
suffers from some
not so good add-ons. Still it is a classic pc game which allowed
millions of player to pass a good time against the AI and others
Eschalon Book 1
Eschalon Book 1 is a Turn by turn RPG game which
targets players who
want a pure RPG gameplay and heavy customization. Well, Eschalon Book 1
is all but a casual Role-playing game.
Depths of Peril
Depths of Peril is an innovative RPG game in
which, in top of usual
monsters, the character controlled by the player will have to face
characters controlled by the AI who level up through the story and who
act like human players would in an MMO. The only difference is that
theses characters are npcs.
Zelda Classic : The Legend of Zelda
The Zelda serie is one of the most renowned rpg
serie and some of
the games from this serie like Zelda Classic : The Legend of Zelda are
all-time best pc games. Zelda Classic ehas been published on pc in 2000
on dos systems before being ported on windows systems.
Darkstone is a role-playing game published in
early 2000s on pc who use improved Diablo-like gameplay elements.
Mount and Blade
Mount and Blade is a unique RPG game which doesn't
have a main quest
and where the player does what he wants : Commerce, build an army, take
over castles, ...) in a medieval universe. Well, mount a horse and
fight others npcs or do other things. As for the fights, there are very
Fable : The Lost Chapters
In Fable : The Lost Chapters, the player controls
a character who
begins the story as a child and who age during the story (At the end of
the end, he is old). The player has many choice to make (good or evil)
which impact how his character will growth. The storyligne is
interesting and the gameplay is good.
2 is a role-playing and hack'n slash pc game. Featuring 4 characters
class types (Berserker, engineer, Outlander and Embermage), the player
has to pursue a character nicknamed The Alchimist in open-air areas.
Dark Souls : Prepare to Die Edition
Souls : Prepare to Die Edition is a dark medieval role-playing game
which is very difficult and features an amazing level-design. The areas
to visit are filled with traps and
enemies, there are secret paths, .... Firstly published on games
consoles, the success of Dark Soul
was so great that it was ported on pc. The PC version of the game
features an additional chapter with new enemies and bosses.
As for Dark Souls 2, it is a very good game but the level design isn't
as good as Dark Soul 1's and the various places where the
story takes are too varied (there is no links between the stages). In
the end, Dark Souls 2 is less epique than Dark Souls 1.
The Legend of Grimrock 1 and the Legend of
The Legend of Grimrock is a very well done remade
of the popular video game Dungeon Master. In the Legend of Grimrock 1,
the player controls a team of four characters and has to make them
escape a dungeon filled with traps, enemies and secret paths. And in
The Legend of Grimrock 2, available only online, four characters have
to escape a strange island after their ship stranded.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park : The Stick of Truth on pc is a
where the action takes place in the South Park World. The RPG
mechanisms are OK but what makes this game excellent is the game's
atmosphere : Graphisms, soundtrack and funny little references to
events seen in the anime serie.
Divinity : Original Sin
Original Sin is a very good turn by turn Roleplaying game where the
story takes place in a Heroic Fantasy era. In Original Sin, the player
(or two players) controls a duo of characters that he can creates with
an integred ingame editor which offers a wide ranges of possibilities.
As for the others hightlights, the freedom enjoyed by the player in
this excellent RPG game is big and the difficulty is also important :
Divinity Original Sin isn't a casual game but a truely classic
Roleplaying pc game so if you send your characters too far away without
being prepared, they will get killed. Divinity : Original Sin is truely
one of the best RPG games of theses last years.
Eye of the Beholder
Eye of The Beholder is a RPG game for computer and
game consoles published by Strategic Simulations in 1991 for MS-Dos
systems (and also on console) and which was very well received by the
public and the players.
In the Eye of the Beholder, the player controls a team of four
adventurers who have been hired by the leaders of the city of
Waterdeep to eliminate an evil presence from beneath the city.
The number of teammtes the player team has can be increased to
6 characters with finding new team members through the visited places
and by resurrecting dead team members)