Single-player PC RPGs?
Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:20 AM
Posted 10 January 2009 - 07:48 AM
If you like traditional RPGs, then I recommend the Baldur's Gate series. It is a classic, and will keep you busy for over 200 hours. In a similar vein, I would say Neverwinter Nights would keep you busy for a while, and Icewind Dale is great, but focuses more on encounters than storyline. Similar games are Dungeon Siege, and Lionheart. If you like a little strategy with your RPG, then I suggest Temple of Elemental Evil, or if you like a lot of strategy with your RPG, then Warcraft III or Dragonage are great. If you're into 3rd person games, then Fable: The Lost Chapters is a lot of fun, and if you like 1st person RPGs, then Morrowind is a healthy pre-Oblivion dose of the Elder Scrolls world.
Now, if you're anything like me, you get a little tired of the high fantasy genre in your Role Playing goodness, and want to branch out a bit. I have the cure:
Troika, the now defunct game company, made an excellent original App called Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. It combines the fantasy setting with a good dose of steampunk, and the results are incredible. It's probably my favorite RPG. They also put out a game near the time of their demise called Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines, which is a brilliant 1st person RPG where you actually have to do some role playing. One of the greatest games ever made, Planescape: Torment, is a story-based RPG that also uses the Infinity Engine, which Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale share. Now, if you like RPGs, then you've most likely heard of Bioware. Bioware puts out continuously quality RPGs, and combines a bit more action. A few of their greatest ones are: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, (A space opera) and Jade Empire (A traditional Asian action/RPG.)
Speaking of action RPGs, Diablo and its sequel were such hits, that they spawned their own genre: the Diablo Clone. There are a lot of these around, but a sad few of them are worth playing. Three of them off the top of my head are Titan Quest, Sacred, and Seal of Evil.
There are so many great single player RPG experiences out there, that I know I'm forgetting some. Do a little searching for companies and you're bound to find more.
Edited by Holkeye, 10 January 2009 - 07:50 AM.
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