There are many quality RPGs for PC, and several are offline. We made a list of the top 20 for those who do not want to play online and want single-player campaigns with great quality. Get ready for hundreds of hours of gameplay with the games below, from Dark Souls to Horizon: Zero Dawn!
- Dark Souls III – 2016
- The Witcher 3 – 2015
- Deus Ex – 2000
- Shadowrun: Hong Kong – 2015
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – 2004
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 2011
- Mass Effect 2 – 2010
- Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn – 2000
- Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines – 2004
- Planescape: Torment – 1999
- Fallout: New Vegas – 2010
- Disco Elysium – 2019
- Neverwinter Nights 2 – 2006
- Pillars of Eternity – 2015
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Horizon: Zero Dawn – 2017
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018
- The Bard’s Tale Trilogy – 2018
- Greedfall – 2019
- The Outer Worlds – 2019
Dark Souls III – 2016
Dark Souls III is one of the main action RPGs ever made. The graphics are beautiful, and even the very high level of difficulty in combat does not keep players away. With an even extensive campaign and unforgettable bosses, you simply have a masterpiece of the genre here.
The Witcher 3 – 2015
The Witcher 3 has a total of over 200 hours of gameplay, divided between the base game and its two expansions. There are hundreds of missions, extra activities, and an incredible main campaign. Collect cards, search for legendary weapons, and take on the most powerful creatures by controlling the witch Geralt of Rivia.
Deus Ex – 2000
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a futuristic game, with noir graphics and a campaign full of good times. Missions can be completed stealthily or by playing Rambo, with your finger on the trigger at all times. It is a game considered by many to be almost a film, with its cutscenes that seem to have come out of a Hollywood film.
Shadowrun: Hong Kong – 2015
Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a game inspired by table RPGs, with strong elements of fantasy and magic, but with a visual and also a cyberpunk footprint. It also reminds you of strategy games like XCOM, because you must decide the best approach to keep advancing in the game.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – 2004
Considered one of the best games in the Star Wars franchise! The great success of the game is the fact that the character is fully customizable. From the side of the Force that wants to follow the physical appearance, the color of the Lightsaber. The missions are also a strong point, as there are many, bringing dozens of hours of gameplay to the game.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 2011
Skyrim is and will be the best game of The Elder Scrolls for a few more years. Controlling the Dragonborn and facing angry and giant dragons literally in the scream is a unique experience. There are hundreds of hours of gameplay, many missions to complete, easter eggs, and mysteries that you will love to solve.
Mass Effect 2 – 2010
Mass Effect 2 is both an RPG and a shooter at the same time. You will visit Milky Way planets to collect resources while facing aliens and other creatures. Combat can be hand-to-hand or through elemental attacks, which resemble magic. And you can control your battlements to put them in the position you want.
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn – 2000
In Baldur’s Gate you have the world of Dungeons & Dragons recreated almost entirely. This world is huge, full of magical and non-magical creatures, scenarios with missions and secrets. Take on wizards, explore mines, and discover many famous locations in the RPG world.
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines – 2004
Vampire: The Masquerade is another game based on a board game, in the case of The White Wolf. Your mission is to infiltrate the world of vampires, in a game that shows all the politics and the decadent glamor of cinema Hollywood. The game is quite big, bringing very good references to classic vampires, like Nosferatu.
Planescape: Torment – 1999
Planescape: Torment is a different role-playing game than today’s gamers are used to. There is no system of morality, there are no famous races of games of the genre and the evolution of the avatar can occur in the middle of a philosophical conversation. It is an amazing game for anyone looking for more than just logging monsters.
Fallout: New Vegas – 2010
In Fallout: New Vegas you discover after the start of the missions that you have no indication of what to do. And therein lies the strength of this Fallout: the freedom to explore and to choose the next step. This is the franchise game with the greatest sense of adventure, and if you use mods you can practically create a new game!
Disco Elysium – 2019
An RPG is quite different from what we are used to. You control a detective and build your personality and customize your character on the most diverse levels while having endless choices to make. You can literally do what you want in the game city!
Neverwinter Nights 2 – 2006
Pillars of Eternity – 2015
Voted one of the best games of 2015. It mixes Baldur’s Gate and Planescape, but improves both by giving the player unrestrained freedom. The whole world of the game affects its evolution, and its choices cause changes in the universe where the game takes place. Build your reputation as you see fit in this adventure that has one of the best stories on this list.
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: Origins has the same footprint as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, an RPG classic. Assemble an army and face a demonic invasion and leave as the great hero of the kingdom of Thedas. It is an RPG with many options for character customization, with beautiful graphics and a well-constructed narrative.
Horizon: Zero Dawn – 2017
Horizon: Zero Dawn won a PC version after its success on PS4. The protagonist and hunter Aloy is deep, strong and has very original combat mechanics. At her command, you explore a giant open world, 1,000 years after the current era. Facing deadly robotic creatures, you’ll have to find out what happened to Earth.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018
Odyssey is the most extensive Assassin’s Creed of all. The campaign is huge, and the map is a very well-built Greece, which takes hours to be covered on foot, on horseback, or by boat. The story is quite good, and the references to gods and mythological creatures are very good!
The Bard’s Tale Trilogy – 2018
The Bard’s Tale Trilogy is a remastered of the original 80’s trilogy, considered by many to be the cornerstone of RPGs in digital games. The coolest thing is that you can choose which character to play with, which was not the case in the original versions. And if you’re a fan of classic table RPGs, this game looks a lot like this type!
Greedfall – 2019
Greedfall is an RPG with an original background. The colonial forces of several countries have discovered an island, on which monsters and supernatural forces inhabit. You control De Sardet, a human who can ally himself with the settlers or the island’s natives while seeking a cure for illness in his family.
The Outer Worlds – 2019
The Outer Worlds is an action RPG that resembles Fallout. You can recruit companions who have their own stories and missions. You build your protagonist from scratch and evolve him as you unlock new gadgets and skills. The game is very political, bringing factions scheme and system of choices.