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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

DOS19933.9/5 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

DOSMac2000protecteddemo4.1/5 Ion Storm
Deus Ex is a critically acclaimed action role-playing video game developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos Interactive. It was released in 2000 and was designed by Warren Spector, combining elements of first-person shooters, stealth games, and role-playing games. The game is set in a dystopian future where society is fraught with conspiracy the...
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Diablo

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

Windows XP/98/951998freeware3.9/5 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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Divine Divinity

WindowsMac2002protected4/5 Larian Studios
Divine Divinity is a role-playing game (RPG) developed by Larian Studios and released in 2002. It's the first game in the Divinity series, which has since expanded with several sequels and spin-offs. The game is set in a fantasy world called Rivellon, which is threatened by the rise of an evil force known as the Black Ring. Players take on the role...
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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.xMac1995protected3.9/5 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 classic computer game developed by Adept Software and released in 1993. It's a puzzle platformer with a fantasy theme. In the game, you control Thor, the Norse god of thunder, on a quest to save Midgard (Earth) from the evil god Loki and his minions.The gameplay involves navigating through various levels filled with obstacles, e...
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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

DOS19933.9/5 Raven Software
Shadowcaster is a first-person action role-playing game developed by Raven Software and published by Origin Systems. It was released in 1993 for MS-DOS computers.In Shadowcaster, players assume the role of Kirt, a young man who discovers that he is the last of the Shadowcasters, a powerful group of shapeshifters with the ability to transform into d...
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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