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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.

Most popular action RPG games

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Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
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Alien Fires 2199 AD

DOS19883.6/5
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Amulets & Armor

DOS1997freeware4.1/5 United Software Artists
Amulets & Armor is a first-person ARPG (action RPG) with a fantasy setting. It was developed and published as shareware for DOS by United Software Artists in 1997. Amulets & Armor became freeware in 2013. Gameplay is mission-based; the player can take up quests in any order and even complete the same quests over and over.
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An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire

Windows XP/98/951997protected4/5 Bethesda Softworks
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Anachronox

Windows XP/98/952001protected4.1/5 Ion Storm
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Autoduel

DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems
Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.
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Burntime

DOS19934/5 Max Design
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Conan: the Cimmerian

DOS19914.2/5 Synergistic Software
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DarkSpyre

DOS19903.8/5 Event Horizon
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Darkstone

Windows XP/98/951999protected3.8/5 Delphine software
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Deus Ex

DOSMac2000protected4.2/5 Ion Storm
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Diablo

Windows XP/98/951996protecteddemo4.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
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Dink Smallwood

Windows XP/98/951998freeware4/5 Robinson Technologies
Dink Smallwood is an action role-playing video game developed by Robinson Technologies. It was first released in 1997 for Windows and later became freeware. The game was created by Seth Robinson, and it gained a cult following for its humor.The game's plot revolves around the titular character, Dink Smallwood, a pig farmer who embarks on an epic ad...
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Dragons of Flame

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
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Entomorph: Plague Of The Darkfall

Windows XP/98/95Windows 3.xMac1995protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Fairy Tale Adventure 2: Halls of the Dead

DOSWindows XP/98/9519973.8/5 The Dreamers Guild
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God of Thunder

DOSWindows XP/98/951993freeware4/5 Adept Software
God of Thunder is a free computer role-playing game designed by Ron Davis, developed by Adept Software and released by Software Creations in 1993 for DOS and Windows platforms. God of Thunder is an action oriented RPG (sort of...) with strong puzzle elements with a norse mythology theme.
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Hillsfar

DOS1989protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
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ICON: Quest for the Ring

DOS19843.6/5 Macrocom
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Legends of Valour

DOS19924.2/5 Syntetic Dimensions
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Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader

Windows XP/98/952003protected3.9/5 Black Isle Studios
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Moebius

DOS19873.4/5 Origin Systems
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Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight

DOS19924.2/5 Mindscape
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Nox

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4.2/5 Westwood Studios
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Prophecy: the Fall of Trinadon

DOS19893.4/5 Activision
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ShadowCaster

DOS19934.1/5 Raven Software
ShadowCaster is a first-person action role-playing game (ARPG) developed by Raven Software and published by Origin Systems. It was released in 1993 for MS-DOS and later for other platforms such as Amiga and FM Towns.The storyline of ShadowCaster follows Kirt, who discovers that he has the ability to transform into various creature forms. As Kirt ex...
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Sorcerian

DOS19904/5 Nihon Falcom
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Spirit of Excalibur

DOS19903.8/5 Synergistic Software
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System Shock

DOS1994protected3.9/5 Looking Glass Studios
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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.