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  • The best first-person party-based RPGs according to you

    The best first-person party-based RPGs according to you

    18th June 2022RPG, top games and awards
    Party-based role-playing games with a first person perspective became popular after the release of Dungeon Master in 1989. Before Dungeon Master only a handful RPGs used first-person as a point of view, the Bard's Tale and Wizardry series among others.Dungeon Master managed to create a very neat user interface without ...
  • The beginning of Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

    The beginning of Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

    14th May 2022RPG, top games and awards
    Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is a first-person 3D RPG set in the Ultima universe created by Richard Garriott. Ultima Underworld was designed by Paul Neurath, developed by Blue Sky Productions and released by Origin Systems in 1992. It was followed by Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds.More info about ...
  • A classic roguelike: Linley's Dungeon Crawl

    A classic roguelike: Linley's Dungeon Crawl

    29th April 2022RPG
    Dungeon Crawl (also known as Linley's Dungeon Crawl from the name of the original programmer: Linley Henzell) is a classic roguelike: an RPG with permadeath, procedural generation and high replayability. Dungeon Crawl was released on 1997 but it's not maintained anymore. The spiritual successor of Crawl is DCCS (Dungeon Crawl Stone ...
  • The Origin of The Savage Empire

    The Origin of The Savage Empire

    16th April 2022big box PC games, RPG
    After the success of Ultima 6: The False Prophet, Origin decided to "create worlds" not part of the popular Ultima series using the same engine as Ultima 6. They came up with two games: The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. The Savage Empire is set in a stone-age-like time period and features ...
  • The GOG spring sale

    The GOG spring sale

    23rd March 2022RPG
    The GOG spring sale has begun and it's going to stay until April 4th. Deals, demo versions, previews and more.Find out more on GOG.com.Here are some of the best deals:Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete at -75%Cyberpunk 2077 at -50%Nox at -75%Divinity: Original Sin 2 ...
  • Post-apocalyptic RPGs: from Wasteland to Fallout

    Post-apocalyptic RPGs: from Wasteland to Fallout

    13th March 2022remakes and sequels, RPG, strategy
    Wasteland was an early party-based top-down RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world that filled a gap in RPG video games at the time (we're talking about the late 1980s): sci fi RPGs weren't many and post-apocalyptic ones were even less.There are two series of games that are part to ...
  • Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire - Adventure and RPG mixed

    Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire - Adventure and RPG mixed

    5th March 2022adventure, RPG
    Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire is a the second chapter in the Quest for Glory series. Trial by Fire is an adventure game with RPG elements (at the very start the player must choose a class from the three available: fighter, wizard, thief) set in a fantasy setting inspired ...
  • Adventure Construction Set: build your own CRPG

    Adventure Construction Set: build your own CRPG

    12th February 2022adventure, RPG
    Adventure Construction Set is an abandoned application developed by Stuart Smith and published for DOS, Amiga, Apple II and Commodore 64 by Electronic Arts in 1987. As the name suggests, ACS is a game-building system (we're talking about adventure RPGs) that lets you edit maps, items, creatures, etc. Included with ACS is ...
  • Amulets and Armor: a lesser known first-person CRPG

    Amulets and Armor: a lesser known first-person CRPG

    7th January 2022RPG
    Amulets & Armor is a first-person 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 ...
  • A classic RPG for Windows: Castle of the Winds

    A classic RPG for Windows: Castle of the Winds

    6th November 2021RPG
    Castle of the Winds is a perfect example of an atypical roguelike (no ASCII, runs in Windows) turned into a liberated game. Surprisingly, Castle of the Winds is still very playable to this day, if you can make it run under recent Windows editions.Genres: RPG, dungeon crawl, roguelike ...
  • Abandonware spotlight: Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    Abandonware spotlight: Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures

    21st August 2021RPG
    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 ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Ultima 7 part 2 - Serpent Isle

    Retro game spotlight: Ultima 7 part 2 - Serpent Isle

    14th August 2021RPG
    After the well received Ultima 7 The Black Gate, Origin decided that the new Ultima engine could be used for one more game.Enter Serpent Isle.This time the Avatar travels to a whole new land, far away from the usual Britannia. Personally, I prefer The Black Gate, but Serpent Isle ...
  • 1994 in retro gaming: The Elder Scrolls: Arena

    1994 in retro gaming: The Elder Scrolls: Arena

    7th August 2021RPG, deals and free games
    The Elder Scrolls: Arena is the first chapter in the popular fantasy RPG series "The Elder Scrolls" developed by Bethesda Softworks. Like the other games in the series, Arena takes place in the continent of Tamriel and allows the player to roam freely in an open world scenario.The Elder ...
  • Rogue: the first roguelike

    Rogue: the first roguelike

    2nd July 2021play online, RPG
    If you're into roguelikes, you already know what Rogue is. Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 ...
  • System Shock 2: shooter, RPG, action-adventure

    System Shock 2: shooter, RPG, action-adventure

    22nd May 2021RPG, shooter
    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.
  • RPG spotlight - Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

    RPG spotlight - Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

    17th April 2021RPG
    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 ...
  • Circuit's Edge: a cyberpunk adventure-RPG

    Circuit's Edge: a cyberpunk adventure-RPG

    13th February 2021RPG
    Circuit's Edge is a single-player science fiction blend of adventure game and RPG, developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1990. Circuit's Edge is based on George Alec Effinger's cyberpunk novel "When Gravity Fails".Genres: rpg, interactive fiction System: DOS Released in: 1990 Publisher: Infocom Developer: Westwood Studios Keywords: turn ...
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

    J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

    16th January 2021RPG
    J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is an abandoned fantasy top-down DOS RPG game set in the The Lord of the Rings universe. The Lord of the Rings II was developed and released by Interplay Productions in 1992. The Lord of the ...
  • Icewind Dale: better than Baldur's Gate?

    Icewind Dale: better than Baldur's Gate?

    4th December 2020RPG
    When I played Baldur's Gate, I knew that RPGs weren't dead. There was this feeling that a new wave of RPGs was coming. I loved Baldur's Gate, but I found some parts of the story and the NPC's a bit too naive. What I loved of Icewind Dale, was that ...
  • The Magic Candle series: almost like Ultima

    The Magic Candle series: almost like Ultima

    21st November 2020RPG
    The Magic Candle is a series of old school RPGs developed by Mindcraft much like Ultima. You control a party of adventurers in a top-down perspective environment. You can explore towns, fight monsters, talk to people, manage your inventory and even get someone of your party to work for a ...