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Story-Driven RPG Games focus on an immersive plot that motivates the players to complete missions and progress through the campaign. Various role-playing aspects allow you to customize most of the tools and characters, and some projects even add an option to choose how you affect the main storyline. The plot takes the players to most parts of the virtual worlds; however, some of them can be explored while you don’t have an active quest. The story may change various environmental features and affect familiar characters in different ways.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

Nioh 2

An action souls-like RPG in Japanese mythology setting

Nioh

An action RPG in traditional Japanese setting developed and published by KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.

Gothic Remake

A reworked version of the famous classic dark fantasy RPG

ArcaniA: Gothic 4

Spin-off of the original CRPG series of dark fantasy games Gothic

Gothic 3

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

ELEX

Sci-fi action RPG game developed by Piranha Bytes

Stardew Valley

Indie roleplaying video game in a farming simulator genre

Darksiders 2

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

Darksiders

The first game in a series of slasher Action/RPG

Tempest: Pirate Action RPG

An open-world action roleplaying game in pirate setting developed by Lion's Shade

Gothic 2

A continuation of the classic third-person RPG in dark fantasy setting

Baldur's Gate 3

A long-awaited continuation of the classic fantasy RPG series in Dungeons & Dragons setting

Atom RPG

Tactial roleplaying indie game in post-apocalyptic Soviet Wasteland

Gothic

The first game in the famous series of third-person ARPG in dark fantasy setting

Diablo

Classic isometric action/RPG that has started the genre of Diablo-like games

Divinity II: Ego Draconis

The third part of the famous fantasy action / RPG Divinity

Divine Divinity

The first instalment in the Divinity series developed by Larian Studios

Fable 3

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

Fable

An open-world fantasy action RPG with unique karma mechanics

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Story-Driven RPG Games start the experience of the players with describing the current situation in the game world and allows them to meet essential characters that you may encounter over its course. Often these games provide a tutorial to explain various in-game mechanics, and after the players are given one or a few options on how to progress through the story. The setting of the games affects gameplay mechanics, the development of the plot, and how you may interact with them.

Role-playing aspects play a crucial role in Story-Driven RPG Games. Some projects allow you to create a unique character, and others offer a premade avatar involved in the main plot of the game. You may choose different weapons and equipment to affect the overall power level, and Skill Trees allow you to change various mechanics of the abilities to suit your playstyle more. Experience points help the players to level up and acquire more perks and a boost to the attributes.

Story-Driven RPG Games focus on the main plot, and most of the time, the games provide all the necessary tools to complete it. The games may have additional side activities for skilled players, and multiple side questlines add more depth to the virtual universe.

Best Story-Driven RPG Games

  • Assassin’s Creed features an alternative version of the real world with familiar characters and locations. Various progression systems allow you to customize the gameplay and progress through the main storyline.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a massive fantasy world, and the game is based on multiple novels. Each character in the game has a story, and an intriguing plot keeps the players engaged during the whole time.
  • Diablo 3 is a hack-and-slash RPG that features multiple Acts that are connected to the main storyline. Various customization systems are available to the players, and you may choose from a variety of classes to find a unique way of progressing through the game.