Here you have landed in the HQ of Thalictrum, where open world RPG games are bread and butter. Here we do comprehensive reviews on the most popular and prevalent titles that have come out in recent years and some classics of the past.
Brief History of the RPG Genre
RPGs, or Role Playing Game, had their beginnings as board games or in a paper version. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the popularity of these games increased. Players had the ability to embody one or more characters during a game and to evolve them during the game. All the players conceived and participated together during the development of fiction, each one playing a defined role in a simulation. His adventure evolved depending on the narration and the limitations of the game that would be imposed on him.
At the end of the 90s, video games lived a period of apogee. The field of video games was professionalized and the developers of these showed their great creativity and power of invention. In this context, many RPGs are created to be played on computers. An example of this is the game Wasteland, released in 1988 by the Interplay society, and which consisted of an open world RPG game developed in a post-apocalyptic universe, whose primary objective was to survive.
Best RPG Games
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Another of the most awarded games on the list is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We consider it to be the best of 2015 and it’s not for nothing, because the third and last installment of the saga starring Geralt of Rivia has it all, an exciting plot, a wonderful open world, impressive graphic quality and gameplay that have made it probably one of the best RPGs ever developed.
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This is masterpiece needs no explaining. Nintendo really nailed this one to the bone and yet again established themselves as the top dogs in the industry. The new open world RPG game of the Zelda series is a real breath of fresh air that everyone rated with a perfect 10.
- World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft, Blizzard’s popular MMORPG, is a game with legendary status. 14 years have passed since it was originally released and since then Alliance and Horde soldiers have gone through numerous legendary battles that have left their mark. This game has inspired a culture nobody anticipated, spawned dozens of inspired creations, including online casino games and WoW themed slot games fused with the magic of Blizzard artistry.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Skyrim also deserves a special mention for being one of the most emblematic deliveries of the entire saga that has gone through all kinds of consoles, has received many different versions, has won awards of all kinds and the truth is if you have not yet played it you are already taking time to acquire it for PC or any of the consoles you have. This way you will be able to go through its huge world and see first hand why it is one of the most popular open world RPG game of all time.