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Story-Driven RPG Games for PC

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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.

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.
Honkai Impact 3rd

Anime action roleplaying game developed for the mobile platforms


Sci-fi space survival horror with a huge open world and procedural generation of game content

Dungeon Lords

Classic third-person roleplaying game set in the fantasy universe

Hollow Knight

2D action-adventure roguelike metroidvania with souls-like elements

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is an isometric action roleplaying game in fantasy setting

Styx: Shards of Darkness

Stealth-action game series featuring RPG elements and unique story about the adventures of a goblin thief

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 5

The latest instalment in the legendary series of slasher games about demon hunter

Victor Vran

Isometric action RPG game about the adventures of a famous vampire hunter

Tales of Zestiria

Anime-inspired Japanese Action-RPG game with action combat system

Styx: Master of Shadows

Stealth action game with roleplaying elements set in a dark fantasy universe

Tales of Berseria

Japanese action-adventure RPG game with anime-inspired graphics


Isometric old-school styled RPG with immersive nonlinear gameplay

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


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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.