RPG Index: Single player Role Playing Games

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Single player RPG recommendations- PC turn-based

It can be a little difficult to find a PC RPG to satisfy your needs. On the PC it can be a real challenge. With my extensive playtime on many games, I am in a good position to give provide some suggestions. If you're looking for a good slower paced RPG that's turn based, take a look at this list and click on the links for a more in-depth review:

PC turn based RPG recommendations:

1- Dragon Age

Dragon Age games aren't completely turn based, but if you rack it up to a difficulty level that will challenge you it becomes a strategical pause-fest that will have you reaching for the quick save button indefinitely. If you're looking for a good game to play, Dragon Age: Origins and 2 should be one of your first stops.

2- Baldur's Gate

If you haven't heard of this legendary franchise yet, Baldur's Gate is one of the best. It is old, unforgiving, and hopelessly addictive. Once again, it's not entirely turn based- but if you don't consistently pause the game during combat to order your party around you won't make it very far at all. If you can handle the outdated mechanics and graphics, Baldur's Gate is one of the greatest experiences a gamer can partake in. Not to mention, the new Enhanced Edition makes it a little easier to bear the old nature of the engine.

3- The Last Remnant


The Last Remnant is a JRPG which is rare to reach the PC. Nevertheless, it has crisp graphics and turn-based action in the fashion you would expect from Square-Enix. It's not a perfect game, but when you're looking for a turn-based RPG on PC your options are limited in comparison to console. Regardless, a lot of the complaints about low framerates and resolution issues only apply to the Xbox edition, so you're dodging a bullet grabbing it for the PC.

4- KotoR

As far as legendary games go, Knights of the Old Republic is one of the greatest Star Wars productions in existence. Many avid RPG players reserve a special place in their hearts for this title. The combat feels like realtime at first, but it becomes very turn-based when you play for a few hours. If you like Star Wars, you will love KotoR. If you don't, you will still enjoy it. I'd advise you to play this game over all of the others on the list.

5- Legend of Grimrock

Striking new graphics on a deceptively oldschool game, Grimrock is a glorious dungeon crawler that brings back the epic feeling from the 90's with new graphics and a modern interface. With a maze of corridors, traps, monsters and puzzles- you'll be playing this for quite some time.

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