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RPG, or role-playing game, is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making regarding character development.

This fascinating world of RPGs contains so many subsections.

Single character modernized RPGs:

Witcher series, Elder Scrolls series, new Fallout games, Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect series, and more.

Action RPGs:

Diablo series, Path of Exile, Titan’s Quest, Grim Dawn, and more.

Classic RPGs:

Baldur’s Gate series, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment, old Fallout games.

Japanese RPGs:

Final Fantasy series, Dragon Quest series, Ys series, Ni No Kuni series, and many more.

New classical RPGs:

Pillars of Eternity, Divinity Original Sin series, Tyranny, and more.

Massive Multiplayer Online RPGs:

World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy XIV, and many more.

Depending on what kind of RPGs you want, we can recommend different good RPGs. Gamera delivers the latest news on RPGs to you as well as provides our collections for video game recommendations.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the Best RPG List by Gamera:


1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Studio: Bethesda Game Studios

Year: 2011

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Skyrim is a completely open world that you can play in forever. You don’t have to do the quests as they are scripted and you can take your own sweet time about doing the ones you choose. There are Easter Eggs everywhere and you can pick them up or leave them alone.

For example, I don’t like stealing stuff, but if you pick up three perks in pickpocketing you can carry an extra 100 pounds of stuff. If you kill a dragon, its bones and scales add up to 75 pounds and without the extra carrying capacity, you have to make a quick trip home to dump the stuff.

You can’t make it up with stamina alone because each time you level up if you choose stamina, that only gives you 5 pounds extra that you can carry.

The beauty of Skyrim’s landscape is often breathtaking. One thing though, you often have to climb a mountain, and it’s impossible without a horse and the horse often kills itself and you by jumping off a cliff.

You have at least half a dozen races to choose from, each with its own set of skills. You can also choose which sex you play. There’s nothing quite like watching a petite girl wipe out a room full of monsters.


2. Pillars of Eternity

Studio: Obsidian Entertainment

Year: 2015

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The gameplay is similar but with more party members and magic uses a more traditional RPG system.

The main differences are, of course, the setting and the length. PoE is much longer (goes for both games). Its setting is closer to a traditional fantasy with its particularities/twists. What I love most in PoE is the writing, story, and tone.

Odds are you'll like the games. Just keep in mind that the first one was released before Tyranny, so it's bound to have some less polished stuff. Meanwhile, PoE2 was released afterward and is the best out of them imo and the Beast of Winter DLC has what is probably my favorite writing out of all of these games.

All in all, they have a serious/grim tone like Tyranny does, though expressed in different ways.


3. Dark Souls III

Studio: FromSoftware

Year: 2016

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The thing that I really love about this game, is that it doesn't treat you like a child. Yes, it is difficult, but it's never insurmountable.

I really harken back to a time when I was playing Super Mario Land on the Game Boy, and it was about you, the player getting better, not because Mario had all these different powerups and you became unstoppable due to game design.

So when I clear an area, defeat a boss, or even punish an invader or successfully invade, it comes down to my skill as a player, and how I built my character for success.


4. The Witcher 3

Studio: CD Projekt RED

Year: 2015

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It is an amazing experience, one of the best games ever made. A real masterpiece in gameplay, graphics, and story.

It came to me at a time when I was starting to get bored of games in general. I was starting to wonder, “have I outgrown video games?” I hated that, because I have loved games from when I was very little, and I wish to play games my entire life. But this doubt was creeping up on me. I just couldn't finish games recently, play them a few hours get bored, and leave them altogether. But that was because those games just weren't good!

Witcher 3 hooked me straight up within the first few hours, after the griffin fight I was sold on the game. I played it straight for the next week and finished it and the DLCs. It was one of the most satisfying games I have ever had the pleasure of finishing. It is perfect in all aspects. A benchmark has been set for every future RPG that will ever be made.


5. Fallout 4

Studio: Bethesda Game Studios

Year: 2015

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If you want an RPG but have had quite enough of all the swords and sorcery nonsense, Fallout 4 needs to be on your to-buy list. As any Fallout fan will know, the game is set in a nuclear apocalypse, where every puddle of water pumps radiation into your skin and even the cockroaches are deadly.

Well, if you’re rubbish at the game anyway.

This time around, you wake up from cryostasis in one of the bunker Vaults to find your spouse killed and your son kidnapped. You have to find him(your son), even though he was taken 60 years before you wake up.

Throw in some great quest writing and the ability to design your own little towns, and you have a bit of a role-playing winner.

Hope you have tons of fun in the world of RPGs and with Gamera!

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