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Most of the modern gaming community members experienced different sophisticated projects that were released during their teenage years. At a young age, games leave more lively impressions, and this is why people often tend to go back and replay the old games that we used to enjoy years ago. Many Classic RPG Games examples are still great to this day, despite ageing graphics, because they delivered original and unique stories that immersed the community, creating a massive interest around them.

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a role-playing game developed by Troika Games and published by Sierra On-Line in 2001. The game takes place in a Victorian-era world where magic and technology coexist and the player assumes the role of a customizable character who must navigate various quests and challenges.
Tales of Vesperia

Classic adventure Japanese Action RPG game set in the fantasy anime universe

Tales of Symphonia

Tales of Symphonia is an atmospheric Japanese RPG game made in anime-inspired style

Devil May Cry 4

Hack-and-slash action adventure game with intense and hardcore combat system

Devil May Cry 2

Continuation of the hack-and-slash action shooter game series Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

First part of the famous hack and slash video game series Devil May Cry

Torchlight 2

Second instalment in the hack-and-slash action/RPG game series Torchlight

Torchlight 1

Old-school hack-and-slash action RPG game from the developers of Diablo

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The last action/RPG game in fantasy setting which ends the story about Geralt of Rivia

Gothic 3

Third part of the famous open-world CRPG in the unique dark fantasy setting

Darksiders 2

A second part of the slasher Action/RPG game series Darksiders

Divinity II: Ego Draconis

The third part of the famous fantasy action / RPG Divinity

Fable 3

An open world Action / RPG fantasy game with a deep storyline and non-linear gameplay


An open-world fantasy action RPG with unique karma mechanics

Titan Quest

Classic action RPG based on Ancient Greece and Egypt mythology

Beyond Divinity

An old-school diablo-like isometric RPG featuring an in-depth roleplaying system

Batman: Arkham Knight

An action-adventure computer game in setting of the Gotham City from the DC Universe

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

A fantasy-themed single-player action RPG with unique fate mechanics and deep storyline

Dragon Age II

Sequel of the famous dark fantasy roleplaying game with deep storline and huge living world

Risen 3: Titan Lords

Fantasy action role-playing video game with a vast open world, immersive storyline and deep character customization


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More about Classic RPG Games

The majority of classic RPGs is based on a famous tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, which brings various customization opportunities. Character development can be performed either skill-based when the character has to practice the abilities to become better or by obtaining experience points and managing the skill tree. Most of the time multiclassing becomes a favourite feature which happens to vary the gameplay in the way that participants wish. The best RPGs present rich storylines that tell about exciting quests and dungeons, in which elite enemies sit upon their treasures.

Classic RPG games present a complicated character-building system that allows shaping the protagonist as the player feels comfortable. This feature grants an opportunity to get fully immersed into the game's storyline because most of the time, the environment reacts to the hero appropriately. Thieves and other rogues are often looked down upon; mages are viewed as wild and lawless dangers in many universes, and noble light-bringing wardens can find their way into every home and castle (most of the time using the front door).

Best Classic RPG Games

  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion is one of the most successful role-playing projects of all time. Unique and detailed for its time, Oblivion has told an action-filled story about the mysterious demonic realm and the Hero of Kvatch that fights off the enemies of the Tamriel Empire. It is widely considered one of the most beloved in the genre, as it delivers an excellent visuals-to-experience ratio, allowing to get sucked in for many hours on end.
  • Baldur's Gate is a role-playing game, that was released in 1998. It's dark fantasy gameplay takes place in the world of Ed Greenwood's Forgotten Realms and tells a story about a world, where iron is a material which is running low, and all of the things made of metal inevitably break. Heroes travel in the massive world while defeating various enemies, clearing dungeons and experiencing profound lore that tells an exciting story.
  • Fallout is also the one that represents a pool of classic RPG games. The game brought a blow of fresh air to the industry, filled with fantasy projects. It tells a story about a nuclear war survivor that has to leave the haven of the Vault to gather a crucial water filtering detail that broke the day before. The player will have to encounter the dangerous Wastelands which are filled with hazardous monstrosities and bandits, all of which crave to take something from the lone traveller.