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Party-based games sorted by release date

A party based system allows the player to create, customize and play with a party of adventurers at the beginning or during the game. The vast majority of old RPGs were party based: Ultima, Eye of the Beholder, The Magic Candle are just a few.

Most popular party-based games

Jagged Alliance 2
strategyWindows XP/98/95, Linux, Mac OS
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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

DOS19813.9/5 Sir-tech Software
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is a role-playing video game that was first released in 1981. It's one of the pioneering titles in the dungeon-crawling genre and one of the first computer role-playing games (CRPGs).Developed by Andrew C. Greenberg and Robert Woodhead, and published by Sir-Tech, Wizardry was initially released for the ...
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Wizardry 2: The knight of diamonds

DOS19823.8/5 Sir-tech Software
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Oubliette

DOS19833.3/5
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Ultima 2: Revenge of the Enchantress

DOS19834/5 Origin Systems
The second chapter of the Ultima saga is much similar to the first one (same top down visual, same dungeon 3d visual, same gameplay), although there are many small improvements. The series begins to take the shape of the detailed, deep, rpg saga that gamers will always remember.
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Wizardry 3: Legacy of Llylgamyn

DOS19833.8/5 Sir-tech Software
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Ultima 3: Exodus

DOSMac OS19854.2/5 Origin Systems
Ultima III: Exodus is a role-playing video game developed by Richard Garriott and published by Origin Systems. It was released in 1983 for the Apple II and later ported to various other platforms such as the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and NES.The game is set in the fantasy world of Sosaria, where the player controls a party of adventurers on a quest to ...
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Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar

DOS1985freeware4.1/5 Origin Systems
Ultima IV is remembered as one of the best Ultima games ever released, designed as usual by Richard Garriott. Garriott took the Ultima series to a whole new level by introducing the eight virtues: honesty, compassion, valor, justice, sacrifice, honor, spirituality, humility. Ultima IV started the trilogy known as "Age of Enlightenment".
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Psi 5 Trading Company

DOS1986protected4.1/5 Distinctive Software
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Le Maitre Des Ames

DOS19873.6/5 UBI Soft
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Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

DOS19873.9/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a classic first-person role-playing video game (RPG) released in 1986 for DOS and other platforms. It was developed and published by New World Computing and designed by Jon Van Caneghem. This game is considered one of the pioneers of the RPG genre.
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Phantasie 1

DOS1987protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Phantasie 3: The Wrath of Nikademus

DOS19874.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Bard's Tale

DOS19874/5 Interplay Productions
The Bard's Tale 1 is the first chapter of a popular first person RPG series by Interplay. You control a group of six adventurers with the task of defeating the evil wizard Mangar the Dark. You will fight monters, explore the city of Skara Brae, solve riddles and guide your party into earning levels, gold and glory.
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Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness

DOS19874/5 Origin Systems
This is the first of the very popular RPG saga Ultima. The setting is the land of Sosaria, the enemy to defeat is Mondain. It's a classic cRPG. The wilderness and cities are represented from a top down perspective, while dungeons can be explored in a first person 3d view.
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Where Time Stood Still

DOS1987protected3.9/5 Denton Designs
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Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

DOS19884/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is a classic role-playing video game developed and published by New World Computing. It was originally released in 1988 for various home computer platforms, including the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Commodore 64. The game is part of the long-running Might and Magic series and is known for its deep gameplay, and ...
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Pool of Radiance

DOSMac OS1988protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Scavengers of the Mutant World

DOS19883.9/5 Interstel Corporation
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The Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight

DOS19884/5 Interplay Productions
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Ultima 5: Warriors of Destiny

DOS19884.2/5 Origin Systems
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Wasteland

DOS1988protected3.9/5 Interplay Productions
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Wizardry 4: The Return of Werdna

DOS19883.6/5 Sir-tech Software
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Wizardry 5: Heart of the Maelstrom

DOS19883.5/5 Sir-tech Software
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Bloodwych

DOS19893.8/5
Bloodwych is an abandoned RPG set in the fantasy world of Trazere. Two players can play at the same time in split screen mode, a feature that was unusual at the time, especially for an RPG. Bloodwych was released in 1989 by Image Works for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum.
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Demon's Winter

DOS1989protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Don't Go Alone

DOS19894/5 Sterling Silver Software
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Dragons of Flame

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
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Drakkhen

DOS19893.8/5 Infogrames
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Dungeons of Kairn

DOS19893.6/5