Felipe Pepe’s list of influential CRPGs

Felipe Pepe, CRPG historian, wrote an article listing 35 CRPGs one should play to get a general outline of the history of the genre.  In the article, the list is displayed as an image, which is good for sharing on Twitter and the like.  Here’s a version with links to buy or play them.

Title Year Price Platform
dnd 1975 free web
Rogue 1980 free browser
Wizardry I: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord 1981 free browser
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985 free Win, Mac
Dragon Quest 1986 $2.99 Smartphone port
Starflight 1986 $5.99 Win, Mac
Dungeon Master 1987 Atari ST
Pool of Radiance 1988
Wasteland 1988 $5.99 Win, Mac, Linux
Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero? 1989 $9.99 Win
Darklands 1992 $5.99 Win, Mac, Linux
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss 1992 $5.99 Win, Mac
Ultima VII: The Black Gate 1992 $5.99 Win, Mac
Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol 1995 free Win
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall 1996 free Win
Diablo 1996
Final Fantasy VII 1997 $11.99 Win
Fallout 1997 $9.99 Win
Baldur’s Gate 1998 $19.99 Win, Mac, Linux
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven 1998 $9.99 Win
Planescape: Torment 1999 $9.99 Win, Mac, Linux
System Shock 2 1999 $9.99 Win, Mac
Deus Ex 2000 $9.99 Win
Gothic 2000 $9.99 Win
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 2001 $14.99 Win
Neverwinter Nights 2002 $9.99 Win
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003 $9.99 Win
Fable 2004 $9.99 Win
Mass Effect 2007 $19.99 Win
Fallout 3 2008 $9.99 Win
Dragon Age: Origins 2009 $19.99 Win
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 $19.99 Win
Dark Souls 2011 $19.99 Win
Divinity: Original Sin 2014 $39.99 Win
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2015 $39.99 Win

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