List of role-playing video games

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This is a comprehensive index of commercial role-playing video games, sorted chronologically by year. Information regarding date of release, developer, publisher, operating system, sub-genre and notability is provided where available. The table can be sorted by clicking on the small boxes next to the column headings. This list does not include roguelikes, MUDs or MMORPGs. It does include action RPGs and tactical RPGs.

For more details on the history of roguelikes, see Chronology of roguelike video games.
For more details on the history of MMORPGs, see History of massively multiplayer online games.
For more details on the history of table-top role-playing games, see Timeline of pen and paper role-playing games.


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Video game platforms
APPII Apple II
Arcade Arcade game
CROSS Cross-platform
DC Dreamcast
DOS DOS / MS-DOS
DG32 Dragon 32
DS Nintendo DS
FLA Adobe Flash
FDS Famicom Disk System
FM7 FM-7
FMT FM Towns
GB Game Boy
GBA Game Boy Advance
GBC Game Boy Color
GCN Nintendo GameCube
GEN Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
INT Intellivision
iOS iOS
LIN Linux
MAIN Mainframe computer
MOBI Mobile phone
MSX MSX
MSX2 MSX2
N64 Nintendo 64
NES Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom
PC60 NEC PC-6001
PC88 NEC PC-8801
PC98 NEC PC-9801
PCD TurboGrafx-CD / PC Engine CD
PCE TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine
PET Commodore PET
PLATO PLATO
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSN PlayStation Network
PSP PlayStation Portable
OSX Mac OS X
SAT Sega Saturn
SCD Sega Mega-CD
SG1K Sega SG-1000
SMS Sega Master System
SNES Super NES / Super Famicom
VC Virtual Console (Wii)
VITA PlayStation Vita
X1 Sharp X1
X68K Sharp X68000
Wii Wii
WiiU Wii U
WIN Microsoft Windows
WIN9X Windows 9x
WINNT Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
XBOX Xbox
X360 Xbox 360
Types of releases
Rerel The game was re-released on the same platform with no or only minor changes.
Port The game first appeared on a different platform and a port was made. The game is like the original, with few or no differences.
Remake The game is an enhanced remake of an original, released on the same or different platform, with changes to graphics, sound and/or gameplay.
Compl A compilation, anthology or collection of several titles, usually (but not always) belonging to the same series.
Limit A special release (often called "Limited" or "Collector's Edition") with bonus collector's material. Often provided to people who pre-order a game.
Genre notes
Action RPG Action role-playing game.
Tactical RPG Tactical role-playing game.
Roguelike Roguelike.
MMORPG Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
MUD MUD.
FPS/RPG First-person shooter / RPG hybrid (role-playing shooter).
RTS/RPG Real-time strategy / RPG hybrid (real-time strategy RPG).
WRPG Western-style role-playing game.
JRPG Japanese-style role-playing game.
Eroge Japanese game featuring erotic content.


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