Top PC Role Playing Games of All Time
Role-playing goes way back, a long time before video games were a thing. The first commercially available table-top RPG was Dungeons and Dragons in 1974, a game which inspired the first video game RPGs of the mid to late '70s.
The PC RPG scene truly got going in the '80s with the Might and Magic, the Ultima series and Wasteland. Move into the '90s and all of a sudden you begin to see the origins of major franchises, including Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Diablo.
Whilst the likes of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls and Diablo continue to do gang-busters, modern RPGs such as Mass Effect and Dragon Age have also established themselves as genre heavyweights.
With so many role-playing games to choose from which games will make the list of Top PC RPGs of all time? Read on to find out, but beware that whatever game you play it's sure to take over your gaming life for a considerable amount of time.
If the only thing that prevented you from picking up the game on 360 was the technical issues, then The Last Remnant on PC is for you.
It's an old-fashioned, sometimes archaic, other times deeply engrossing game that rewards and satisfies according to how much effort you're willing to put in.
As Mass Effect 3's first post-release chunk of single-player downloadable content, Leviathan leaves a bittersweet taste.
Buggier in places than the Chester Zoo Insect House, but equally as interesting and much more rewarding. Bloodlines isn't a game that should be overlooked
Titan Quest delivers a lengthy, polished, accessible and hugely enjoyable single and multiplayer adventure. The promise of future fan-made content is the icing on the cake.
Immortal Throne is a worthy expansion. Don't expect any big innovations but if you enjoyed Titan Quest then you will love Immortal Throne.
The Witcher is one of the best single-player RPGs since Oblivion - and it's hard to think of a better recommendation than that.
The quality of the main quests is beyond dispute. If you’re a Fallout fan with 800 points to spare, there’s really no reason not to pick this up.
This trip back in time to the glory days of the PC is welcome, but it makes you appreciate the advances made by modern day RPGs Mass Effect and Fallout 3.
Dragon Age enthusiasts should consider Awakening an essential purchase. It offers more of the same - no bad thing - in a great value package.