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RPGs with moderate difficulty and depth?

Hi all, first time poster here. I'm looking for any RPG recommendations with moderate difficulty and depth. I have previously played a lot of MMOs over the years in raid guilds, but now I am looking to slow down as I get older.

My preferences:

  • Ideally, I don't want something too easy, but also something not too hard. I'm looking for something more chill (probably single-player) nowadays.
  • In terms of gameplay, I'd love something with a medium amount of depth whether that be class and/or character skill customization, but not something too complex (such as PoE). I loved the recent Star Wars Jedi games and FF16 because they provided enough depth + challenge that I could feel like I was making meaningful progress while not requiring me to be the best gamer ever.
  • I generally prefer 3rd person to 1st person.
  • Less interested in shooters, anime games (genshin impact), dark fantasy/horror (souls games), or turn-based games (too slow, I need something a bit more engaging.)
  • Regular fantasy and sci-fi is more my jam, but I'm open any suggestions.
  • I have both a PC and PS5 although I generally prefer to play on PC even though my system specs are a few years old at this point (Intel i5-9600k @ 3.7 Ghz, GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, 16 GB RAM)

Games I have played + enjoyed include:

  • Jedi Fallen Order
  • Jedi Survivor
  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • WoW
  • Guild Wars 2

Thanks in advance!

02:40 UTC


A raider rpg?

I've recently played expeditions:viking which kind of created an itch for playing a game where raiding and pillaging is a major part of the experience. Are there any rpgs that you would recommend to scratch this itch? Doesn't matter if it's top down or first person, I like everything from Pathfinder to Fallout 4.

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20:26 UTC


Recommend me a game like this.


I am looking for an RPG that has a vast open-world, where character progression is a primary factor. This would include a levelling system for both character and skills, like mining, fishing, cooking, etc.

I’ve played 90% of the main ones, Skyrim in my opinion is the game that comes closest to this, and now I suppose I am looking for something new that scratches the same itch.

Bear in mind, I am on console (PS5).

Thank you guys!

19:23 UTC


Unforetold: Witchstone - Early Access Release Date Announcement Trailer

Unforetold: Witchstone is coming to Steam Early Access on January 25, 2024. Experience the living, reactive lands of Kalsundia through unprecedented options to roleplay your character, influence others, set your own goals and shape the fate of the world in this CRPG sandbox.


19:23 UTC


Seeking older RPG Game

I used to play this older game that was a top-down hero following game.

I don't believe it was an RTS where you could build an army, I believe it was a hero and/or companions. There was some dungeon aspects as well vs. open-world.

I thought it was a Heroes of Might and Magic game but I don't believe the game I'm thinking of was turn-based.

14:39 UTC


A tale like high fantasy game?

I have a weird request please read before typing your recommendation I don't want to sound ungrateful English isn't my first language and I suck at explaining stuff even in my native language

Anyway I'm looking for game that has lord of the rings or the hobbits vibes(too much colorful magic and magical creatures) but I want it a relaxing game with story focus

idk if something like that even exist but if it does it'll make the wait for elden ring dlc much easier thank you so much in advance

I played the Witcher 3 and Skyrim they're amazing games but they lack the childish touch that LOTR has

13:07 UTC


SWTOR as an MMORPG could do something that KOTOR 3 an hypothetical single player RPG would not have done. It Gave us an imperial campaign.

In the gaming world since 2011 there is a saying that SWTOR should have been KOTOR 3 and it was a missed opportunity to have SWTOR instead.

I can imagine why some people would have preferred a single player dedicated game rather than a MMO. I would just like to explain why an MMO structure is perhaps the only way to get an RPG with dedicated storyline for an imperial campaign with cinematics in the SW universe... and why I subjectively prefered that to a single player game IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.

Now I am already hearing some of you saying "A star wars single player RPG with a Sith protagonist fighting the republic as his main ennemy is not impossible to make, why are you pretending that it can't be done?".

While it is true that such a game can be produced, the fact is that developpers and publishers would never make an "Evil faction" campaign unless it's convenient to do so. And when it comes to a single player RPG, they prefer to put all of their ressources into only ONE campaign. Why bother make 2 when you can just centralise everything into a single campaign and just make variations depending on the allignment

And when there is only 1 single player story in an rpg, most of the time your protagonist is fighting another evil as his main goal regardless of your own allignment.

Even if you play dark side to it's fullest in both KOTOR 1 and 2, you still have to fight Malak, Nihlus and the other Sith lords during most of the game. It's the same thing with the game Infamous, regardless if you are good or bad, you fight the same villain at the exact same time of the story, just with different powers, different cut scene and dialogues.

Even if you are evil in Baldur's gate 1 you still have to fight Sarevok. The archdemon is still the final boss of Dragon age origins regardless of the morality of your main character.

When a single player game RPG is made, it is produced with ONE campaign in mind. One that needs to adapt to both allignment, if you play as a hero you are a good guy fighting the villain, classic and convenient. If you are dark sided, evil vs evil is a recurring tropes in Media. 2 Villains fighting each other for power is nothing new so it easily fits a storyline for single player RPG.

It would not be convenient if your main ennemy is a good guy, not a well intentioned extremist but an actual hero. As Many people would be uncomfortable with fighting good guys, it is much more preferable for writers to just have a villain antagonist.

Yes in KOTOR you can take evil decision, but you are not fighting on behalf of the empire since you have to kill members of the Sith order all the time. Sure you can kill jedi along the way in KOTOR 2, but it's kind of "after the action decision" since the point of the story is to fight the empire. If you are dark side, you are fighting for yourself and maybe at the end you take your throne back at the end of KOTOR 1 as dark lords of the Sith...

BUT then the game ends. That is not what I am interested in. When I am fighting as an evil protagonist in star wars, I do not want to fight other villains. I want to kill heroes left and right, jedi, rebels, republic soldier, etc.

And I do not want to kill them as a Subterfuge or backstab them. Do any of you remember that scene in KOTOR where you have to lie to the republic about your true intentions before attacking the Star forge if you are dark sided?

Well that's not what I want to do, I very much prefer the conversation between my imperial characters and Satele Shan before I assault Brental's star.

This is a conversation between a Villain and a heroes, where both characters take each other seriously (no "your mom" jokes like the one from TLJ) and the hero antagonist archknowledges that I am part of the Sith empire. I am not hiding my allegiance, the imperial treat me like one of their own and the jedi considers me an ennemy. THIS is an imperial campaign with full cutscenes and voice acting.

Bullying a shop owner so that he drops the price of his droid, or stealing from helpless civilians is not refreshing at all (like you can do in KOTOR). I don't care about having jerkass or bully choices, I want to conquer the Galaxy AS the empire.

I want to attack a republic base where the republican soldier and the jedi are fully aware I am from the opponent faction, and I want to fight THEM as my main ennemy with dialogues and full cinematics.

When people claim "OH this rpg allows to be evil", I have to tell them NOPE. It's not the type of evil I want to play. I want to play as the evil FACTION not be a jerk.

There is a tropes that exist that specifically talks about this differences : https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/JerksAreWorseThanVillains

In games like KOTOR I am allowed to be a jerk and a bully, which is not satisfaying in the least. I don't want to play as that kind of character, I want to have a campaign on the EVIL faction.

I would even argue that playing as a light side sith lords is significantly more interesting to play than be a dark sided jedi. It is a breath of fresh hair to have a full cinematic game with cutscenes voice acting that allows for an imperial campaign where I am just a patriotic imperial without any sadism and this possibility was only available because SWTOR was an MMO with multiple factions.

The type of game where you actually have an evil campaign fighting against heroes are the one where you have multiple playable factions. Because otherwise, when there is only ONE campaign, you get to play as the heroes fighting villains in most cases (and I insist on the word MOST, there are of course exception).

Real time strategy like Empire at war or SW galactic battlegrounds are exemple of such games, where you get campaign for the galactic empire in both of them. And the reason why is because the game is made from the ground up to have different gameplay for different factions.

Since the gameplay is made to accomadate these factions playing differently, the tools are already made for multiple story perspective, therefore allowing us to have an evil FACTION campaign.

And it's the very same thing for an MMO, contrarly to single player game like KOTOR who has only one campaign with variations, SWTOR has 2 factions and it needs to take into account the PVP aspects. It needs to make one storyline for each faction (republic and empire).

And since it is a very story driven game, the game has to justify our imperial characters moving from a planet to an other and write lots of cutscenes and cinematics to accomade it.

The MMO nature FORCES EA and Bioware into investing tons of ressources (programming and voice acting), time and money in order to give us an imperial campaign. As otherwise, they would have made a conveninent "you play as a jedi fighting Sith" storyline where you can be evil from time to time if you wish.

This imperial perspective is something I would have never gotten if SWTOR was KOTOR 3.

In the end, to the people that would have prefered a single player sequel, I am not saying your desire to see kotor 3 is invalid. My goal is to explain why subjectively SWTOR gave me something nearly unique (yes I know about the Tie fighter game) in SW video games. And I am glad I got it.

06:46 UTC


Finished Disco Elysium and thinking about playing Planescape, how big of a world is it?

One thing I loved about Disco Elysium wasnt that the world was too massive. It had a good amount of npcs to talk to but each was memorable and they did quality over quantity I think. There were still a good chunk of secrets to it but I like how it wasn’t too big. How much bigger is Planescape do you think than Disco? Thanks to those who respond.

05:12 UTC



Minecraft fantasy RP realm for bedrock, 18+, modded, survival

Faarfell is a multi-raced fantasy Kingdom, forged from 6 fearsome factions that spread across the land. Legendary battles, woeful tales and great delight await you.

The lore from this world is shaped by the imagination of its players, documented in full, in our expansive life library.

We will be using Bedrock Tinker’s Construct and Strat’s food expansion pack to open up new and exciting RP potential.

This realm will be opening on the 8th December, and applications are now open for factions.

Please drop me a message if you’re interested!

19:50 UTC


Early RPGs with trap laying?

I can think of a few right now:

Baldur's Gate II which isn't even that early

Shadowrun (MD ver.) - Only the barrier spell

Tecmo's Deception series

Dungeon Keeper 1-2 - Not exactly RPGs but your creatures do level up and some can be carried over to the next level

System Shock 2 - Metacreative barrier and unarmed proximity grenades (shot in bounce mode they can be caught to change their behaviour)

Jagged Alliance 1-2 - SRPGs

Anything else?

18:49 UTC


New RPG Enthusiast Excited to Join! Let's Talk Favourite Characters

Hello r/rpg_gamers!

I'm absolutely thrilled to become a part of this like-minded RPG community. RPGs have always held a special place in my gaming heart, and I'm eager to connect with fellow adventurers.

My all-time, can't-get-enough RPGs include Baldur's Gate (especially 2), Planescape Torment, Fallout (2 holds a special spot), Dragon Age, and Mass Effect. These worlds have taken me on unforgettable journeys.

Speaking of journeys, let's chat about our favorite characters! In my RPG adventures, Viconia, Morrigan, and Aria T'Loak have left a lasting impact. Who are your cherished characters, and what makes them special to you? I can't wait to hear your tales!

17:48 UTC


Recently we announced the RPG turn-based strategy game Lords of Ravage. Now we want to share some early content of the game, any thoughts on our map design?

16:58 UTC


'What have you been playing?' Wednesday - Talk about the games you are playing

Please use this thread to share and discuss which RPGs you have been playing recently (old or new, any platform, AAA or indie). Please don't just list the names of games as your entire post, make sure to elaborate with your thoughts on the games. Writing the names of the games in bold is nice, to make it easier for people skimming the thread to pick out the names.

Please also make sure to use spoiler tags if you're posting anything about a game's plot that might significantly hurt the experience of others that haven't played the game yet (no matter how old or new the game is).

12:00 UTC


The Term RPG Has Lost All Meaning

09:10 UTC


Would like to get into tactical rpgs

Turn based and combat that makes you think

Would like games on pc, Nintendo switch and xbox

Don't have access to a playstation

Looking for long games that have variable combat situations.

I do like fantasy and scifi

Would prefer more hack and slash combat maybe

And permadeath as well as an option

07:31 UTC


Newer console games that play like “true” RPG’s

The last few years has been insane for video games that it’s been hard to keep up. That being said, most of the games being tagged as “RPG” on console do not feel like RPG’s in the classic sense. There’s very little choice, very little customization, and each play through feels more or less the same. There’s practically zero role-play involved besides what the game decides for you.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is the closest to a true role-playing game that’s been released on console in the last few years that I can think of. A ton of choices that affect the story, a ton of customization, you can tackle the story however you choose to, and each play-through will feel different.

Besides that, what are some games that you would recommend?

02:01 UTC


Games like Ogre Battle 64

One day in the 90s I walked into an EBGames store and bought a video game, but for some reason that I don’t recall, I was allowed to choose another one in BOGO fashion. I had recently finished Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time and the fantasy themed game box of a game called “Ogre Battle 64” caught my eye, so I picked it up.

I played it for 15 minutes and just like the meme, I found myself saying “what the heck is this piece of sh**” and I shelved it for probably a year.

Was bored one day and forced myself to give it another chance and it turned out to be one of my all time favorite RPGs. I downloaded it on my galaxy many years later and played it for countless hours again.

The fantasy setting, the characters, managing an army down to the weapons, staffs and spellbooks of each soldier, upgrading classes, recruiting members, having a diverse army with different bands of soldiers (a band of gorgons, a team of annihilating archmages, zombies lead by a vampire, dragons of all kinds ) and just wrecking the enemies on the map was the funnest fantasy experience I’ve had with a game. Not to mention the story is one of my favorites. The theme song of main character Magnus brooding every chapter still plays in my head.

Anyone know games similar in nature? Fantasy setting, army management, great story.


22:58 UTC


Indie dungeon crawler games like Dungeons of Sundaria and Rune Knights

Hello everyone,

I loved those games, are there more like them? I never realized I needed more dungeon crawlers in my life.

Having tons of loot is great. Randomness is also great. Preferably in third person. Even better if there is lots of replay value (like the ones in the title), as games are extremely expensive in my country right now.

I'm on PC.

Western RPGs only please, I don't like Asian RPGs.

21:34 UTC


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15:42 UTC


Do you know this RPG?

I've played this RPG in the past but I can remember very little about it and can't find it online.

Here's what I remember:
It's an RPG, indie, extremely difficult combat. I believe it had permadeath. First person. I think there was no magic. Name I believe has "on" in it, like "onward", I think it was a 1 word title.
The story was that you have some sort of debt to pay, I think the character was on a ship and when he comes home something went sideways. It's a town close to/on a beach.

15:21 UTC


RPG recommendations

I have kind of unusual taste, some of my favorite RPGs are Maplestory, Paper Mario TTYD, and I'm really interested in Hogwarts Legacy. What are some other RPGs that you would recommend? I would consider myself a casual gamer and am not looking for another mmorpg at this time. PC would be preferred. Thanks!

15:15 UTC


Some time ago I puisblished a list of CRPGs to play in release order, but it was meant to be a a Fantasy only list. I've updated it

Originally it was meantto be a Isometric CRPG fantasy only list, excluding Ultima (to play separately).

Since I couldn't left out games as Disco Elysium and Wasteland 3, I added back Fallout and other games.

I didn't find anything interesting between 2006 and 2013. If you have suggestions they are welcome.

Here it is my list in play order:

FALLOUT                     (1997)
BALDUR'S GATE               (1998)
FALLOUT 2                   (1998)    
PLANESCAPE: TORMENT         (1999)    
BALDUR'S GATE 2             (2000)    
ICEWIND DALE                (2000)    
ARCANUM                     (2001)    
NEVERWINTER NIGHTS          (2002)    
NEVERWINTER NIGHTS 2        (2006)    
SHADOWRUN RETURNS           (2013)    
SHADOWRUN: DRAGONFALL       (2014)    
WASTELAND 2                 (2014)    
DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN      (2014)    
PILLARS OF ETERNITY         (2015)    
SHADOWRUN: HONG KONG        (2015)    
UNDERRAIL                   (2015)    
TYRANNY                     (2016)    
DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2    (2017)    
PILLARS OF ETERNITY 2       (2018)    
PATHFINDER: KINGMAKER       (2018)    
DISCO ELYSIUM               (2019)    
WASTELAND 3                 (2020)    
SOLASTA: Cotm               (2021)    
BALDUR'S GATE 3             (2023)    

08:02 UTC


Best fantasy RPG on PS5

Looking for something that scratches an itch. Money is tight with the kiddo so no gaming PC right now, PS5 only. Wife and I just finished BG3 twice and I want another classic RPG experience. Open world, wizards, knights, the whole nine. I’ve poured hundreds of hours into the Witcher games and Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. Elden Ring scratched the itch of the “feeling” I wanted, but I’ve never liked Soulsbornes. Thinking about jumping back into Dragons Dogma since I never beat it, but looking for other suggestions.

Edit to say Ive been playing RPGs since KOTOR. I’ve also played and loved Kingdom Come. Huge thing I’m looking for is a deep levelling and gear system, along with worldbuilding. Really want a big game that I can spend a decent amount of time in

Editing again to say thank you all for the suggestions. I have simply purchased the Witcher 3 again, on PS5 this time.

02:26 UTC


What games do you think nail telling stories about extremely compelling characters from the last decade or so?

When I think of games that nail telling stories about extremely compelling characters, I think:

Pathfinder: Kingmaker: My personal favorite indie game. From what I understand it really nails the tabletop rpg experience, and very much feels like you're playing the Kingmaker Campaign.

Fair warning though: This probably has the longest main quest out of any story focused game, and there is a LOT of reading, although I think it more than makes up for it because like Planescape: Torment the story is pretty coherent and well paced, and the combat is so much fun!

Shadowrun: Dragonfall: Cyberpunk Roleplaying at its finest. My pick for the most consistantly great conversations, with several characters talking to each other at once constantly, something that I think is sadly still far too uncommon in rpgs.

21:22 UTC


Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Shadowrun: Dragonfall, my 2 favorite indie rpgs which nail their story are on sale right now for dirt cheap!

I can't recommend these games enough, both are on sale for around 4 bucks each! They're the 2 games I think of when I think rpgs from the last decade that nail storytelling. Please check them out!



21:10 UTC


I have the Sega Mega Drive Classics Collections and was wondering how many out of these are decent

Beyond Oasis

Fatal Labyrinth

Phantasy Star II, III and IV

Shining in the Darkness

Shining Force I and II

Sword of Vermillion

I don't know anything about these games but i do know the Phantasy Star name ofc, I want to try older RPGs after playing FFVII and FFVIII (and actually preferring VIII weirdly)

I know these will be harder games to understand and they will be more guidey but I think it still could be fun, it's learning about the past

20:48 UTC

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