Top 10 rpg games for PC
I am a long time fan of rpg games. What I like about them is that you get attached to your character as well as the world they occupy. If you care about what happens to your character, the game becomes a lot more fun. In my list of: top 10 rpg games for PC, I have include some of my old favorites as well as a few great new role playing games..
Dragon Age: Origins
Once in a while a game comes along and takes the rpg world by storm. Dragon Age Origins is just such a game.
The elements which I liked in the game where: The worlds interesting and rich background story, great voice acting (this is where rpg games frequently fall flat on their face), lots of skills, spells and equipment which increases your character's depth, many great quests and a compelling main story line.
Just a friendly warning, your choices do affect how the game develops, right from the beginning.
In my opinion Dragon Age is the best game since Baldurs Gate 2, way back in the early days of rpgs.
This is not a game for kids. The rating on Fallout 3 is M and for good reason.
Fallout 3 is set in a post nuclear apocalyptic Washington DC. The radiation hasn't been kind to the minds or bodies of the survivors. You where fortunate enough to grow up in a bunker called Vault 101. One day your father goes missing under mysterious circumstances. This forces you out of the safety of the bunker and into the wasteland.
The game is played from a first person perspective. The same as first person shooters like Quake.
If I where to sum up Fallout 3 in one word, it would be intense.
Guild Wars Platinum
Guild Wars is a MMORPG which means that it uses the internet to let thousands of RPG gamers get together online and play in a persistent fantasy world. Most MMORPGs charge a monthly fee for gamers to play on their servers. Guild Wars doesn't charge a monthly fee, you pay to buy the game and then you can keep playing it indefinitely.
I feel I should include a warning here. Guild Wars is fairly addictive and unlike other rpgs there is no end to the game.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
This rpg is good, but a little older than the other ones here. I would only recommend it to fans of Star Wars.
The Sith Lords takes place thousands of years before the Star Wars movies. It is focused on some of the initial struggles between the Jedi and their power-hungry enemies, the Sith.
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
If lot's of questing and roleplaying isn't for you try Sacred 2. In Sacred 2 it's all about hacking and slashing your way through seemingly endless enemies. It's the same kind of fun I had with the Diablo series.
The game is a real looker, the graphics and sound backs up the action nicely.
Mount & Blade
Mount and blade's strongest feature is it's combat engine. However they don't force you to play a warrior you can be a merchant, a rebel, a mercenary, a vassal or even a tournament specialist.
You can do several of these one after another, defining your character by your choices.
The game has some very nice distractions from the main plot like boxing and gambling.
The Dark Eye: Drakensang
The Dark Eye made the top ten list, because it's great value for money. It offers a lot of satisfying rpg gaming for very little cash.
This game is from a German gaming company, but it gives you everything you want in a rpg. With just the right amount of heroes, looking to make a name for themselves and wizards in pointy hats.
The Witcher 2
In the Witcher you use both sword and magic to damage your enemies. The magic is fairly limited though. The alchemy you use is far more interesting. Your hero can whip up a number of potions and oils to heal and improve your weapons.
I have to say the Witcher has great graphics and audio.
The original Witcher had quite a bit of nudity which they cut out of the USA version. There is still plenty of violence though.