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10 PC Role-Playing Games You Need To Play

PCs are considered the best video game platform because they have the potential to output the best graphics. If you're not a gear head, or can't afford to upgrade your computer to the best, a gaming console is a more attractive option. PC has the most game variety because all games on PC are backward compatible.

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When it comes to PC games, role-playing games are among the most popular. Instead of being linear and focused, role-playing games are convoluted and contain a ton of customization for players to tailor their experience. Chances are, you haven't played all of these role-playing games. These are 10 PC role-playing games you need to play.

10 Undertale

One of the most overlooked role-playing games happens to be an exceptional title. In Undertale, players must navigate their way out of the Underworld: a place inhabited by monsters found underneath the Earth's surface. On your adventure, you encounter monsters who you can choose to pacify or slay. The fact you don't have to kill gives the game depth. The decisions you make in the game influence later events. The game is widely available on platforms, including PC. Undertale can be purchased on Steam for a bargain.

9 Divinity: Original Sin II

Divinity: Original Sin II is similar to Diablo III in more ways than one. However, Divinity: Original Sin II has turn-based combat and has much more depth to its story. Some would consider it to be one of the best role-playing games of all time because of how intricate its combat system is, and because of its lasting appeal. You have the choice of playing Divinity: Original Sin II solo or participating in multiplayer co-op online. This role-playing game is often overshadowed by games like Diablo III, but it has differentiated itself enough to be worth playing.

8 Dark Souls III

By now, many people know that Dark Souls III is an action game. However, not everyone knows that Dark Souls III is a game with RPG elements. There are different character classes, but it's possible to create your own unique class through attribute allocation.

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The amount of player customization gives us enough reason to label Dark Souls III as an RPG. One can choose between different builds, which may hurt or help them on their journey. Players can influence the events in the game by choosing to slay certain NPCs or not.

7 South Park: The Stick of Truth

There is a divide between people who prefer South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Both games are excellent in their own right, but it's hard to top the original. It brought numerous role-playing subtleties and turn-based combat, and the sequel didn't do much to differentiate itself. Still, you can't go wrong playing either, yet it is recommended to play South Park: The Stick of Truth first since it is the first in the series. Including aliens, a government conspiracy, and your favorite South Park characters, South Park: The Stick of Truth is an excellent RPG.

6 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The company behind games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age: Origins, developer BioWare did an impeccable job of setting a new standard for role-playing games. Players can walk the path of a Jedi or fall into the ways of the Sith. The actions you choose in the game influence the powers of your character and the events of the game. With rich dialogue and a top-notch combat system, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a phenomenal PC RPG.

5 Stardew Valley

The idea of combining farming and role-playing into a single game is not a new concept. We've seen farming role-playing games like My Time at Portia, Harvest Moon, and FarmVille in recent years. Farming by itself can be tedious but combined with role-playing, the job becomes so much more.

In Stardew Valley, players can visit the town and talk to various NPCs. They can form relationships and maintain them. Stardew Valley is a microcosm in a charming farming world. The dialogue is well-written, and the various tasks one can perform like fishing keep it engaging.

4 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

We could go on for days about why The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the best role-playing games of all time. Geralt of Rivia is a strong protagonist in a game with a ton of content. It's one of those games you can spend hundreds of hours playing without blinking twice. The storytelling is exceptional, and it plays spectacularly on PC. Despite what many might think, there are multiple endings to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The combat has a learning curve, but it becomes steadily more enjoyable with its extraordinary enemy variety.

3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Of course, it would be hard to make this list and not include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Bethesda Softworks envisioned an open-world game filled with dragons and charming NPCs. The dialogue is rich, and the DLCs add a ton of content to the game.

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Playing the part of the Dragonborn is an enchanting experience. Your player is revered in the land of Skyrim for his part in folklore. Skyrim has an abundance of player customization. One can use magic to defeat enemies or heavy weapons. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is a remaster that includes all the DLC. It is the best way to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

2 Mass Effect 2

Considered to be one of the best role-playing games of all time, Mass Effect 2 has hardly aged since its release in 2010. Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn't do this role-playing game service. The fact that you can import your saved characters from the first Mass Effect game makes the series more cohesive.

In Mass Effect 2, Commander Shepard returns two years after he fought the reaper invasion. A new threat has emerged, and he works with new allies, including an organization called the Cerberus.

1 Pillars of Eternity

From the developer behind games such as Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, comes Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian Entertainment isn't new to the role-playing genre, and this is evidenced by the quality of their games.

In Pillars of Eternity, one can choose between six races: Orlan, Aumaua, Elf, Dwarf, Godlike, and Human. This third-person game's environments are stunning. There is a ton of character customization like most great RPGs.

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