Role-playing Game

A role-playing game (RPG) is a genre of video game where the gamer controls a fictional character (or characters) that undertakes a quest in an imaginary world. Defining RPGs is very challenging due to the range of hybrid genres that have RPG elements. Traditional role-playing video games shared three basic elements:

  • Levels or character statistics that could be improved over the course of the game
  • A menu-based combat system
  • A central quest that runs throughout the game as a storyline

Modern and hybrid RPGs do not necessarily have all of these elements, but usually feature one or two in combination with elements from another genre. 1)Janssen, Cory. “What Is Role-Playing Game (RPG)? – Definition from Techopedia.Techopedias. Web. 27 Aug. 2015.


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