Everyone enjoys playing through a great RPG from time to time, and lately the PC gaming crowd has been picking up some great ones. Now that the focus has shifted away from consoles, we’re even seeing Japanese developers bringing their games to the PC platform. There has never been a better time for those who love RPG’s to consider ditching their console in favour of a gaming computer. So, let’s take a look at some of the best RPG games from steam released this year.
Fairy Fencer FOnce assumed by most to be a Playstation exclusive, Fairy Fencer F has recently seen a release on steam. Offering some super cute characters this JRPG is a great game for those who like their RPG games in the traditional on-rails style. Featuring a hybrid battle system somewhere between action and turn-based, this game has something which will appeal to everyone.
Pillars of EternityFamously crowd funded for almost $4,000,000 this is the spiritual successor to the extremely popular Baldur’s gate series. Very different to Fairy Fencer F, this is a western RPG with immersion as its most important feature. With extremely in-depth character creation and a world absolutely teeming with quests and dialogue, you can expect to take close to 100 hours to fully complete this game. Perhaps the best game of 2015 for players seeking to fully immerse themselves in another reality for a week or two.
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntA series with its roots in PC gaming, The Witcher is based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Already having a rich and gritty backstory established in the books, this game sees the player guiding Geralt (the aforementioned witcher) through various increasingly dangerous monster hunts, sometimes finding the real monsters to be his employers. This is an action RPG with a strong emphasis on twitch fighting skills, perhaps best suited to players interested in taking a more hands on approach. Also one of the most graphically demand games available, this is perhaps the most visually appealing video game released this year.
There are also browser RPG games available on Steam, for example – Stick RPG 2 hacked and stickman rpg, I know browser games are not decent it terms of graphics, but they still can be very entertaining while you are at work.
2015 has been an amazing year for PC gamers, and 2016 is already looking to be just as good with games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Maybe it’s time to consider upgrading that gaming PC?