What are the best retro RPG video games?

asked by Daniel Molina
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    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire


    Guadalupe Quintana
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Terraria is a fabulous 2D pixel graphics minecraft-esque game. It's full of fun and adventure with a bit of retro flair."
  2. 8

    #2Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2

    Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a RPG that centers its gameplay around tabletop gaming. The player controls the party and is also the game master, so you have to make sure that your squad is ready to face every challenge.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ayaan Sengupta
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Apparently this was better before whatever microtransaction update. It gets really grindy really quick. Everything requires gold, but if you venture into the next level area too early and die, it costs increasingly more gold to revive. "
  3. 7

    #3Pixel Dungeon

    Pixel Dungeon
    Pixel Dungeon is an exciting roguelike game where you get to explore the depths of Pixel Dungeon, collect useful items and fight fierce monsters to find the Amulet of Yendor (surprise!) - the ultimate artefact of this game world!  

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nicholas Sanchez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Pixel Dungeon is an android-based RPG that has both adventure and prize gathering. The game's design is professional and the code is fast and well-written. It's a fun roguelike game and unlike most games, is both free and has no advertising."
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    #4Secret of Mana

    Secret of Mana

    Mobile adaptation of the classic game. Secret of Mana is an adventure game starred by Randi and his two friends, Primm and Popoi. Join them as they fight for the control of Mana.  


    Android, iOS, Super NES


    Beverly Wong
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I don't really want a game on my phone. I was looking more for a computer thing."
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    #5Doom & Destiny

    Doom & Destiny
    Developed and published by Heartbit Interactive, the Doom & Destiny is a 2-D game that falls under the category of RPG Maker games. This comedy-themed game of secrets, monsters, and dungeons was released on August 26, 2011. 

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android


    Frank Schmidt
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Doom and Destiny is a an okay came. I gave it a try because I love RPG's and this one was recommended by my friends. I love the Final Fantasy games and I'm an overall RPG fan by heart but this one didn't quite hit the mark for me. I liked the graphics and the flow of the game. It was pretty cool to have that feel back again and especially great to escape all the FPS games out right now. I'll give Doom & Destiny another run through and hope to get more into it."
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    Evoland is an action and adventure role-playing game created by Playdigious. It has both 2D and 3D scenes and works on both Android and iOS devices. It is designed as a tribute to old games like Legend of Zelda.

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Jason West
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "One of the best retro RPG video games is Evoland. It is an action adventure game with RPG elements."
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    Alchemica is a crafted RPG for Android devices with hand drawn pixel art graphics. The game is set in Rochendil, a fantasy realm full of magic and mysteries. Go through dungeons, take part in battles and collect treasures along the way to become a successful merchant.




    Tammy Hughes
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This game is so addictive! I play it way more than I should!"
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    #8The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game in The Legend of Zelda series, and the first and for the Super Nintendo. When an evil magician kidnaps young maidens in a quest to break the imprisoning seal on Ganon, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him.


    Nintendo 3DS, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii U


    Written on April 18, 2018
    "It's the best RPG ever!"


Best What are the best retro RPG video games
1TerrariaGames 11 Paid
2Knights of Pen & Paper 2Games 8 Free
3Pixel DungeonGames 7 Free
4Secret of ManaGames 5 Paid
5Doom & DestinyGames 3 Paid
6EvolandGames 2 Paid
7AlchemicaGames 1 Free
8The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastGames 0 Paid

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