Our new list contains a collection of the best RPG games for PC which we think you should have in your game libraries if you’re a fan of the genre. Good role-playing games, be they those with fantasy settings or futuristic ones, always succeed to get you totally involved thanks to the various elements that are common to the genre. These include grand storytelling, character development, non-linearity, multiple endings and more. All these entries to this list can provide you with unforgettable role-playing experiences, so without further ado, let’s take a look at them.
1 – World of Warcraft
The MMORPG created by the geniuses over at Blizzard has stood the test of time since its release in 2004, with four big expansions having been released for it, constantly evolving its offerings. Moreover, a fifth expansion is slated to be released next year as well. Taking place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, it presents you with frenzied online battles that encourage quick thinking.
2 – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Human Revolution enjoys great popularity thanks to its immensely open-ended nature in terms of its gameplay as well as its narrative. You can choose to play this game with four different approaches, with each one having its own consequences. This cyberpunk-themed sci-fi action-RPG is the third entry to the Deus Ex series, but acts as prequel to the legendary first game which came out in 2000.
3 – Mass Effect 2
While its sequel too was an awesome game, Mass Effect 2 was the highlight of BioWare’s trilogy. It advanced the series’ storyline in an interesting direction, all while asking you to decide its course. Player choices play a big role in Mass Effect 2 since these decisions will ultimately decide not only how the story of this game will turn out, but also its successor’s. An intergalactic setting, plenty of optional missions, brilliant third-person shooter combat and a lot more characterize the game that’s Mass Effect 2.
4 – Diablo 3
A perfect blend of action-RPG, dungeon crawling and hack and slash elements is what Diablo 3 truly is. This fastest-selling PC game of all time allows you to choose from five hero classes, even as you attempt to save the game’s dark fantasy setting called Sanctuary from an invasion from hell.
5 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Bethesda Games Studios is considered one of the masters in delivering exciting role-playing experiences. With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Skyrim as its generally called, the developer took things way too forward. This awe-inspiring title transpires in a massive universe with a ton of things to do, and renders a captivating atmosphere with the help of its superb visuals and a splendid soundtrack.
6 – Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
The classic that Baldur’s Gate II most definitely is, has been re-released a number of times, and this is its latest version which should be out within a few days from now. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn was an iconic game in more ways than one. Its brilliantly designed gameplay, its vibrant visuals, an engaging story and much more contributed towards making it one of the most admired games of all time.
7 – Fallout 3
Fallout 3 is set in a massive post-apocalyptic sandbox universe which is populated by some insanely memorable quests. This game should particularly be appreciated for the amount of freedom it renders you with, thus enabling you to do what you will in its brilliantly designed environments.
8 – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Also referred to as Kotor, this game blew everyone away when it came out back in 2003. Set in the ever so lovable Star Wars universe, this BioWare offering has enough in it to satisfy fans of the movie series as well as the role-playing genre. The critically acclaimed title should not be given a miss by you.
9 – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
In 2011 came The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings from Polish developer CD Projekt RED, and it absolutely blew everyone away with its novelty. As we’ve observed in our review of the game, it presents you with realistic fantasy, and has politics form a part of its narrative. This mature title even features an excellent combat system and a brilliant branching storyline.
10 – Planescape: Torment
The epic story-driven adventure which Planescape: Torment is, makes it a must have for all RPG fans. A cult classic, it throws you in the shoes of The Nameless One, an immortal who has lived many lives but has forgotten all about them. Some incredible writing has gone into making this title a standout one, and that’s what makes it such an emotionally memorable experience for all those who play it.
11- Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
Dark Souls was initially a console-only offering, but following a huge protest from PC gamers, it was released for Windows in the form of the Prepare to Die Edition in 2012. This game boasts of grand boss battles and high difficulty, but it rewards you for your perseverance like no other. Its online system is worth appreciation as well.
12 – Dragon Age: Origins
Our next entry to this roster is another BioWare offering which hit the PC platform back in 2009. It requires you to assume the role of a warrior, mage or a rogue from an elven, human or dwarven background, and embark on a quest to unite the kingdom against an invasion by demonic forces. This overwhelming title shows its character through each and every aspect of it, be it gameplay, visuals, story or anything else.
These are all the best RPG games for PC which we’d like to present to you today. See which one fits your needs the most, and go buy it without any hesitation, as all these titles are definitely enjoyable ones.