Glossary

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Release date: 2003

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (Known as Arc the Lad: Seirei no Tasogare "アークザラッド 精霊の黄昏" in Japan, and Arc: Twilight of the Spirits in Europe) is a 2003 tactical role-playing video game developed by Cattle Call and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the sixth game released in the Arc the Lad series, and the first game in the series released for the PlayStation 2 and made in 3D. The game was re-released in Japan as a premium box set. The game was also produced by certain member…

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin

Release date: 2002

Genres: Adventure, Role-playing, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Wanadoo Edition, 1C Company

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin is a 2001 adventure video game, developed by Cryo Interactive and published by Wanadoo Edition. Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin follows 2000's Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry. The player takes the role of a knight of King Arthur.

Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4

Release date: 2010

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: JoWooD Entertainment, Nordic Games

Arcania: Gothic 4 is an action role-playing video game, spin-off of the Gothic series, developed by Spellbound. It was published by JoWooD Entertainment in 2010.The game was released on October 12, 2010 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360. In 2013, Nordic Games released ArcaniA and its expansion, Arcania: Fall of Setarrif, as Arcania: The Complete Tale for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, followed by the PlayStation 4 version in May 2015.

Ascend: Hand of Kul

Ascend: Hand of Kul

Release date: 2013

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360

Publishers: Microsoft Studios, Signal Studios

Ascend: Hand of Kul (formerly Ascend: New Gods) was a 2013 free-to-play game for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It was unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012 during Microsoft's press conference. Though the beta version was available in the Xbox Live Arcade for free to Gold members, the game never saw full release. On August 18, 2014 the game was delisted from the Xbox marketplace. On August 21, 2014 it was announced the game's server will be closing November 18, 2014. The PC ver…

Apotheon

Apotheon

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Platform, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Alientrap

Apotheon is an action platformer video game developed and published by Alientrap for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4. The game was released on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 on February 3, 2015 and on OS X and Linux on February 10, 2015. Apotheon is Alientrap's second commercial game and utilizes a unique art style based on ancient Greek pottery, particularly in the black-figure pottery style.

ArcheAge

ArcheAge

Release date: 2013

Genres: Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

ArcheAge is an MMORPG developed by Korean developer Jake Song (former developer of Lineage) and his development company, XL Games. The game was released in Korea on January 15, 2013, Europe and North America on September 16, 2014. ArcheAge is described as a "sandpark" MMORPG, which the developers say is a hybrid of the open content style of a "sandbox" game and the more structured play experience of a "themepark" game.

Avernum: Escape from the Pit

Avernum: Escape from the Pit

Release date: 2011

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

Avernum: Escape from the Pit is a single-player role-playing video game developed by Spiderweb Software. It is the first game in the remade Avernum First Trilogy and the second ground-up rewrite of Exile: Escape from the Pit, released in 1995 (The first rewrite was Avernum, released in 2000). The game was re-released as a graphics and game engine update, as well as addressing Avernum 1-3 incompatibilities with newer versions of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and newer. The game was released for Mac OS X on …

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships

Release date: 2009

Genres: Role-playing

Publishers: Playlogic

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships (Russian: Корсары: Город потерянных кораблей, literally "Corsairs: City of Lost Ships") is a role-playing video game developed by Akella, which was released on May 26, 2009. It is the sequel to Sea Dogs (2000), Pirates of the Caribbean (2003), and Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales (2006). Like Caribbean Tales, it does not boast either of the two former games' names, due to legal reasons. It was later followed by Sea Dogs: To Each His Own in 2012. In 2017, …

Amulets & Armor

Amulets & Armor

Release date: 1997

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Dos

Publishers: United Software Artists

Amulets & Armor is a first-person role-playing video game for the PC, created by David Webster and Eric Webster and United Software Artists and published as shareware in 1997. In 2013 the game was re-released as Freeware and open-source software.

Arcus Odyssey

Arcus Odyssey

Release date: 1991

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: Super Nes, Sega Mega Drive

Publishers: Renovation Products

Arcus Odyssey is an action game video game developed by Wolf Team and released by Renovation Products in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Sharp X68000 and in 1993 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game features an isometric perspective and cooperative gameplay, as well hack and slash gameplay. It tells the story of four heroes trying to thwart the return of an evil sorceress. Arcus Odyssey is part of the Arcus franchise, which also included Arcus in 1988, Arcus II: Silent …

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan

Release date: 2016

Genres: Adventure, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Kiro'o Games, Plug-In Digital

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an action role-playing video game developed by the Cameroonian developer Kiro'o Games. In September 2015 Kiro'o started a Kickstarter campaign to complete their game, which was successfully completed a month later. Aurion was released April 14, 2016, by Plug-In Digital via Steam. The player controls Enzo Kori-Odan, the prince of Zama, who is betrayed by his fiancée Erine's brother. Based upon African mythology, the couple visit other countries to seek help defe…

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Release date: 2001

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Sierra On-Line

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a 2001 role-playing video game, developed by Troika Games, and published by Sierra On-Line for Microsoft Windows. The game's story takes place within a fantasy setting currently undergoing a transformation from its own industrial revolution, in which magic competes against technological gadgets, and focuses on the efforts of a zeppelin crash survivor to find out who attacked the vessel, ultimately discovering a plot by an ancient power to return to th…

Atomic Heart

Release date:

Genres: Action, First-person, Role-playing, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Mundfish

Atomic Heart is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed and published by Russian studio Mundfish (who also developed the VR game, Soviet Lunapark). The game is planned for release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny

Release date: 2005

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers:

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny, released in Japan as Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2, is a role-playing video game developed by Japanese developer Gust Co. Ltd. for the PlayStation 2. The game is the sequel to Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana.

Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage

Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage

Release date: 2001

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Nintendo 64

Publishers: THQ

Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage is a role-playing video game developed by Canadian studio H2O Interactive and published by THQ for the Nintendo 64 (N64) video game console.

Asmodeus: Tajemný kraj Ruthaniolu

Release date: 1997

Genres: Action, Adventure, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Vochozka Trading

Asmodeus: Tajemný kraj Ruthaniolu (English: Asmodeus: Mysterious Country of Ruthaniol) is a 1997 video game by Czech company NoSense. It is an action-adventure mixed with RPG.

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls

Release date: 2015

Genres: Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, Apple IOS

Publishers:

Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is a single-player role-playing video game developed by Spiderweb Software. It is the second game in the Avernum trilogy. The game was released for OS X and Microsoft Windows in January 2015, The iPad version was released on the App Store on April 15, 2015.Avernum 2 was released simultaneously on Steam, GOG.com, and the web site of Spiderweb Software.

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing

Release date: 2001

Genres: Life, Role-playing, Simulation

Publishers: Nintendo

Animal Crossing is a life simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo. It is a localized version of Dōbutsu no Mori (Animal Forest), a Nintendo 64 game that was released in Japan on April 14, 2001. It was enhanced and re-released on the GameCube in Japan later that year as Dōbutsu no Mori+, which was localized worldwide as Animal Crossing. Another version, Dōbutsu no Mori e+, was released in Japan in 2003, adding the improvements made to Animal Crossing plus some additional feature…

Artelius

Artelius

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Publishers: Nihon Bussan

Artelius (アルテリオス) is a Nintendo Family Computer action role-playing video game that was released exclusively in Japan on November 13, 1987.

Albert Odyssey

Albert Odyssey

Release date: 1994

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Publishers: Sunsoft

Albert Odyssey (アルバートオデッセイ, Arubaato Odessei) is a tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Sunsoft and released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan in March 1993. The game features strategy-based combat in addition to traditional role-playing game elements in two-dimensional environments. It is the first game in the Albert Odyssey series, and was followed by two sequels, Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou in 1994, and Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean in 199…