Evolution of RPG Games 1975-2020

  • Published on:  10/5/2020
  • Evolution of Role-Playing Games 1975-2020

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    1979 Akalabeth: World of Doom
    1980 Rogue
    1981 Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
    1982 Dungeons of Daggorath
    1983 Ultima III: Exodus
    1984 The Black Onyx
    1985 Phantasie
    1986 Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord
    1987 Dungeon Master
    1988 Pool of Radiance
    1989 Phantasy Star II
    1990 Eye of the Beholder
    1991 Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra
    1992 Ultima Underworld
    1993 Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
    1994 The Elder Scrolls: Arena
    1995 Chrono Trigger
    1996 Super Mario RPG
    1997 Final Fantasy VII
    1997 Fallout
    1998 Baldur's Gate
    1999 Planescape: Torment
    2000 Diablo II
    2001 Gothic
    2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    2003 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
    2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
    2005 Fable
    2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    2007 Mass Effect
    2008 Fallout 3
    2009 Dragon Age: Origins
    2010 Fallout: New Vegas
    2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    2012 Dragon's Dogma
    2013 Path of Exile
    2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
    2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    2016 Persona 5
    2017 Nier: Automata
    2018 Kingdom Come: Deliverance
    2019 The Outer Worlds
    2020 Cyberpunk 2077

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