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Games based on a tabletop RPG

Video games and tabletop RPGs (TRPG) players often share an affinity. Video gaming companies took advantage of that and the result is quite some games based on pen and paper RPG systems. The most popular of them all is Dungeons & Dragons, but it's not the only one. Megatraveller, Space 1889 and Realms of Arkania are just some of the licensed games based on a non D&D TRPG.

Most popular based on a tabletop RPG games

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Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
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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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Baldur's Gate

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac OS1998protected4/5 BioWare
Baldur's Gate a fantasy RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe which is regarded as the RPG that brought new life in a dying genre in the late 90s. Baldur's Gate was developed by BioWare and released by Black Isle Studios in 1998 for Windows, Lunux and Mac. Some of the innovations that Baldur's Gate introduced to the RPG genre are the ...
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Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2000protected4/5 BioWare
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn is a party-based real-time with pause CRPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe that shares the same gameplay as the sequel: the much acclaimed Baldur's Gate. Shadows of Amn was developed by BioWare and released by Black Isle Studios in 2000 for PC (Windows) and Mac.
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Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound

Windows2003canceled3.5/5 Black Isle Studios
Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound was an unreleased role-playing video game that was intended to be the sequel to the critically acclaimed Baldur's Gate series. It was initially announced by Black Isle Studios, a division of Interplay Entertainment, back in 2002. The Black Hound was being developed using the Infinity Engine, the same engine used i...
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

DOS19884/5 Westwood Studios
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge is a turn-based strategy game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom in 1990. It is the sequel to "Crescent Hawk's Inception" and is set in the BattleTech universe, a fictional universe where noble houses and mercenary groups vie for power using giant robotic vehicles known as BattleMe...
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.
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Champions of Krynn

DOS1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Dark Queen of Krynn

DOS1992protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Dark Sun 2: Wake of the Ravager

DOS1994protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

DOS1993protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Death Knights of Krynn

DOS1991protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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DND

DOS19844.1/5
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Dragons of Flame

DOS1989protected3.9/5 U.S. Gold
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Dungeon Hack

DOS1993protecteddemo4.2/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Dungeon Hack is a dungeon-crawling role-playing game (RPG) developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was released in 1993 for MS-DOS and is known for its randomly generated levels, making each playthrough a unique experience. The game is set in a first-person perspective, and players explore dungeo...
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Eye of the Beholder

DOS1991protected4.3/5 Westwood Studios
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Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon

DOS1991protecteddemo4.3/5 Westwood Studios
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is a first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) developed by Westwood Associates and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was released in 1991 as a sequel to the successful "Eye of the Beholder" game.Set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, specifically the Forgotten Realms ...
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Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures

DOSMac OS1993protected4.1/5 MicroMagic
After publishing a plethora of Gold Box titles, SSI decided to release a fantasy RPG based on the Forgotten Realms scenarios of Dungeons & Dragons where the player could create its own adventures. Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (FRUA) is the ultimate Gold Box RPG and received praise from everyone who played it. If you loved Dark Knights ...
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Gateway to the Savage Frontier

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Stormfront Studios
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HeroQuest

DOSMac OS19913.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
HeroQuest is a classic video game adaptation of the popular board game HeroQuest, released in 1991 by Gremlin Interactive. HeroQuest faithfully recreates the turn-based, dungeon-crawling, and role-playing gameplay of the board game. Players take on the roles of different heroes, including a barbarian, dwarf, elf, and wizard, as they explo...
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Hillsfar

DOS1989protected3.8/5 Westwood Studios
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Icewind Dale

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2000protected3.9/5 Interplay Productions
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Icewind Dale 2

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2002protected3.9/5 Black Isle Studios
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MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software.MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a c...
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MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients

DOS19913.7/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients is the sequel to MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy. It is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1991, developed by Paragon Software. Like its predecessor, MegaTraveller 2 is set in the expansive Traveller universe.In MegaTraveller 2, players continue their journey in the Third Imperium, ...
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Menzoberranzan

DOS1994protected4/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Menzoberranzan is a old DOS fantasy first person perspective RPG developed by DreamForge Intertainment in 1994 from an original idea by John McGirk. Menzoberranzan setting is based on the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaing setting. Menzoberranzan gameplay is party-based and class-based.