Evolution of RPG Games 1975-2020
- Published on: 10/5/2020
- Evolution of Role-Playing Games 1975-2020
1979 Akalabeth: World of Doom
1981 Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
1982 Dungeons of Daggorath
1983 Ultima III: Exodus
1984 The Black Onyx
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
1998 Baldur's Gate
1999 Planescape: Torment
2000 Diablo II
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
2003 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
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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We’re lifelong video game enthusiasts with a passion for showing the world how our favorite hobby has grown with us, from individual series to industry-wide retrospectives.
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