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Action RPGs (ARPG)

ARPG games (the acronym stands for Action Role-Playing Game) borrow gameplay elements from the action genre and mix them with real-time gameplay still retaining core RPG concepts that makes a CRPG (Computer Role-Playing Game) what it is. Combat is often dependent on the players' own reflexes while combat tactics usually play a minor role.
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System Shock 2

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1999protected4.2/5 Irrational Games
System Shock 2 is a Windows science fiction cyberpunk game developed by Irrational Games, designed by Ken Levine and published by Electronic Arts in 1999. System Shock 2 is a blend of more than one genre: RPG, action-adventure, shooter, stealth game.
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

DOS19923.7/5 Millennium Interactive
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The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall

DOS1996freeware4.3/5 Bethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall is an old school first-person 3D RPG developed by Bethesda Softworks and released in 1996 for DOS. Daggerfall is the second chapter in popular The Elder Scrolls series. The open world gameplay, the procedural generation of dungeons and the freedom of exploring and taking on the quests at your own pace are some of the...
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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Windows XP/98/952002protected4.1/5 Bethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is a critically acclaimed open-world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2002 and is the third installment in the Elder Scrolls series. The game is set in the fantasy world of Tamriel, on the island of Vvardenfell in the province of Morrowind.The game offers a vast a...
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The Elder Scrolls: Arena

DOS1994freeware4.2/5 Bethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the first installment in the highly acclaimed Elder Scrolls series of fantasy ARPG (action role-playing games), developed and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was initially released in 1994. Arena is set in the continent of Tamriel, which later becomes the central location for all the Elder Scrolls games (Skyrim,...
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The Faery Tale Adventure: Book I

DOS19873.8/5 MicroIllusions
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Times of Lore

DOS19894.1/5 Origin Systems
Times of Lore is an abandoned action RPG designed by Chris Roberts, developed and released by Origin Systems in 1989 for DOS and many more 8 bit and 16 bit platforms. Compared to Ultima (the much more popular franchise also by Origin) Times of Lore is a washed down RPG, more similar to a NES game. In fact, Roberts was inspired by The Legend of Zelda.
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Ultima 8: Pagan

DOSMac1994protected4.2/5 Origin Systems
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Ultima 8: The Lost Vale

DOS1994canceled3.8/5 Origin Systems
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Ultima 9: Ascension

Windows XP/98/951999protected4/5 Origin Systems
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Ultima Underworld 2: Labyrinth of Worlds

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Looking Glass Studios
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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Blue Sky Productions
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is one of the first free-roaming first-person 3D ARPG (action RPG) ever created. The Stygian Abyss is the dungeon of the same name, part of the land of Britannia, and it's set in the Ultima universe created by Richard Garriott. Ultima Underworld was designed by Paul Neurath, developed by Blue Sky Productions and...
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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4.3/5 Nihilistic Software
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Vengeance of Excalibur

DOS19913.9/5 Synergistic Software
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Warriors of Legend

DOS19934/5 Synergistic Software
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Windwalker (Moebius 2)

DOS19892.8/5 Origin Systems
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X-Men 2: The Fall of the Mutants

DOS19914.2/5 Paragon Software
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Ys: The Vanished Omens

DOS19894.1/5 Nihon Falcom
Ys: The Vanished Omens (also known as The Ancient Land of Ys) is an abandoned top-down open-world action RPG designed by Masaya Hashimoto, developed by Nihon Falcom and released by Kyodai Software Marketing for DOS in 1989. Ys: The Vanished Omens was published (earlier) for quite a few other home computers and console.
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Zeliard

DOS19904/5 Game Arts
Zeliard is a fantasy platformer - JRPG hybrid with metroidvania gameplay elements developed by Game Arts and released for DOS in 1990. Zeliard is a single-player game.