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15 Best RPGs available for the PC

What is an RPG? RPG stands for role-playing-game, this is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) in a unique, immersive and deep world.

In the early days, RPG games were played with pen-and-paper
Like dungeons & dragons, nowadays they have been upgraded to PCs and consoles, but they still have the same origins. As a big fan of RPGs here is my top 15 best RPGs available on the PC.

 

Here are our 15 picks for best RPG games on PC.

 

1- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Release date: May 18, 2015witcher3 best rpg games on pc
Available on: Amazon

Description: Witcher 3 is the third and final installment in the series featuring Geralt of Rivia. This game is set in a visually stunning, open world. You play as Geralt, the monster hunter. You are tasked to find a child of prophecy in this vast world.

Key features:

  • A standalone adventure
  • Meaningful choices with consequences
  • A vast open world
  • Great combat mechanics
  • Detailed and visually impressive graphics.

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Controller support

 

 

2- Fallout 4

Release date: November 10, 2015fallout4 best rpg games on pc
Available on: Amazon

Description: Bethesda Game Studios brings us another great installment in the Fallout series. You are the sole survivor of vault 111, as you enter a world destroyed by a nuclear war, you will have to make harsh choices to survive.

Key features:

  • Post Apocalyptic world
  • Collect and build
  • Explore an amazing open world
  • Rich story-line
  • Intense first/third person combat

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Controller support

 

 

3- The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition

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Description: The fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series. Skyrim is a single player role-playing-game set in an epic open world inhabited by dragons and all kinds of different monsters.

Release date: October 27, 2016
Available onAmazon

Key Features:

  • Remastered art and effects
  • Includes all Downloadable content
  • Dynamic depth of field
  • Screen-space reflections
  • Still the same amazing game

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Partial controller support

 

 

4- Pillars of Eternity

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Description: This game is the spiritual successor to the Baldur’s Gate series. In this amazing world, the paths and choices you make will forge your own unique destiny.

Release date: March 26, 2015
Available onAmazon

Key Features:

  • Six different races to play as
  • Overcome any situation with unique game mechanics
  • Intense character customization
  • Decide your own story
  • Explore a rich and beautiful world

Notes:

  • Single-player

 

 

5- Dark Souls III

Release date: April 11, 2016
Available atAmazondarksouls3 best rpg on pc

Description: New challenges await you in this third installment. This game is played in the third-person perspective, to survive you will have to use your mechanics and skills to fight off monstrous creatures.

Key features:

  • Intense combat
  • Challenging fights
  • Amazing graphics
  • Various Weapons/Armors

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Co-op
  • Controller support

 

 

6-  Undertale

Release date: September 15, 2015
Available at: Steamundertale best rpg on pc

Description: Welcome to the wonderful world of Undertale, in this game you control a human who falls into an underground filled with monsters. To survive, you will have to find a way out!

Key Features:

  • You don’t need to kill, just negotiate
  • Original art and soundtrack
  • Rich storyline
  • You can date a skeleton

Notes:

  • Single-player

 

7- Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition

Release date: October 27, 2015divinity best rpg on pc
Available at: Steam

Description: Your goal in this wonderful RPG is to eradicate a dangerous magic named “the Source” and its adepts, the “Sourcerers”. If you play single player, you will control two heroes at once, if you play co-op each player will control one hero.

Key features:

  • A complete revamp of the game
  • New game modes for extra-play
  • Freedom to explore an amazing world
  • Play single or in co-op mode
  • Rich storyline

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Co-OP
  • Shared Screen
  • Controller support

 

8- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

 

Release date: November 16, 2004
Available atAmazonvampire best rpg games on pc

Description: An old game but a classic. It takes place in the gritty and dark vampire underworld of modern day L.A. Players will develop their powers, interact with other characters and embark on a rich storyline.

Key features:

  • Play as a vampire
  • Dark atmosphere
  • Rich story
  • Choose your clan

Notes:

  • Single-player

 

9- South Park: The Stick of Truth

 

Release date: March 3, 2014
Available at: Amazon

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Description: As a fan of both South Park and RPGs, I had to include this masterpiece. This game is set in the world of South Park. You will have to arm yourself with weapons and fight vs. hippies and other deeply evil forces.

Key features:

  • Intense combat
  • Great character customization
  • Become cool
  • RPG in the world of South Park

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Controller Support

 

 

10- Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition

 

Release Date: October 26, 2016

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Available atAmazon

Description: You are one of the last legendary guardians known as a Grey Warden. You are tasked with defeating an ancient foe and saving a kingdom engulfed in a bloody civil war.

Key features:

  • Epic Main campaign
  • Complex Skill tree
  • Differents origins stories
  • Great Characters

Notes:

  • Single-player

 

 

11- Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut

Release date: September 19, 2014
Available at: Steam

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Description: From the producers who brought you Fallout, here comes Wasteland. This game takes place in an alternate universe, in which a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union has destroyed civilization, to survive you will need to loot and fight for your life.

Key features:

  • Decision making with consequences
  • Amazing customization
  • Complete graphic revamp
  • Perks & Quirks

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Captions available
  • Partial controller support

 

12- Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

 

Release date: January 15, 2016
Available at: Steamdragon dogma best rpg games on pc

Description: Welcome to the huge open world of Dragon’s Dogma. Players embark on an epic adventure with 3 AI players referred to as pawns. You will have to fight monstrous foes to survive.

Key Features:

  • Dynamic combat mechanics
  • Heavy Customization
  • Amazing graphics
  • Controller support

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Controller support

 

13- Final Fantasy X/X-2 Hd Remastered

Release date: May 12, 2016
Available at: Steam

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Description: Brought to you by Square Enix, two of the most loved and cherished RPGs previously only available on console are now playable on PC! Both of these games are based on the international versions that were only released in Japan and Europe.

Key Features:

  • Remastered graphics
  • Unique PC features
  • International version content
  • Auto-save, five-game booster.

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Partial controller support

 

14-Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Release Date: November 15, 2013
Available at: Steam

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Description: You have been kidnapped, tortured and imprisoned by the evil Irenicus Wizard. You will embark on an epic adventure and fight terrifying foes to get revenge in this amazing RPG.

Key Features:

  • Challenging Combats
  • Different difficulties
  • Many hours of gameplay
  • Great remake of a classic RPG

Notes:

  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Co-Op
  • Cross-platform-multiplayer

 

 

15- Mass Effect 2

 

Release date: January 26, 2010
Available at: Amazon

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Description: The second installment of the epic Mass Effect series. This time Shepard must assemble a team of super-elite warriors to stop the most terrifying threat mankind has ever faced.

Key features:

  • Stunning graphics
  • Decision making with consequences
  • Deep character customization
  • Epic storyline

Notes:

  • Single-Player

 

Conclusion

I am a big fan of RPGs, I’ve even managed to complete most of the Final Fantasy series, if you’re like me and love RPGs then this list might let you discover new ones or replay old classics.

If you liked our list or if you want us to add another epic RPG to our list you can comment below.