120°
Submitted by SilkBD 422d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Action RPG Games Of All Time

The action role-playing game or action RPG is a type of role-playing video game which incorporates elements from action games or action-adventure games. Known has “hack and slash” games, Action RPGs are typically more action than roleplaying.

Action RPGs feature a heavy emphasis on raw combat, simplified stats or character customizations, and collecting mad loot. Combat is in real time, which is where the action part of the name comes from, so there is a real degree of player skilled involved in selecting the right action or combo at the right time in the appropriate setting. For example, shooting a magic missile at the darkness rather than at a target. (Borderlands, Culture, Dev, Diablo, Path of Exile, PC, The Witcher, Torchlight)

whamlollypop7  +   421d ago
Not a bad list very debatable. Having played Diablo I and II, Torch Light, and now with POE they are all so similar I think they should kind of knock each other out. I think Soul's and Scrolls deserve a nod.
SilkBD  +   421d ago
I agree, they're all VERY similar with a few subtle but meaningful difference, mostly related to community or logistics of running the game.

Whamlollypop7, can you make a comment on the page referring readers to Souls and Scrolls, maybe include a link to their site for reference?
DeathProof  +   421d ago
Great list, my mind is blown.
kiwipunk  +   421d ago
baldur's gate?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Target holding buy 2, get 1 free sale on all games starting November 9

22m ago - Target's annual "buy 2, get 1 free" sale on video games will be taking place early next month. | PC
20°

PlayStation Vita Manga Making Game Helps You Write And Draw Out Stories

22m ago - Once you start, you’ll have blank frames, or koma, in the Manga Edit Mode. It’ll prompt you to st... | PS Vita
20°

The Blizzcon 2014 Charity Auction for CHOC Children’s Hospital kicks off on November 5th

24m ago - The Gamer Headlines wrote: Every year at Blizzcon they hold a charity auction in aid of a selecte... | Culture
40°

Let’s Play Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 3: Sierra 117

34m ago - EB's Matt Heywood writes, "The third entry in our Let’s Play Halo: The Master Chief Collection se... | Xbox One
Ad

Win Outlast and Whistleblower Codes!

Now - It's no trick, Outlast 2 is in the works - and to celebrate Red Barrels has given us Outlast and Whistleblower treats! | Promoted post
20°

Review: Paper Monsters Recut (Pure Nintendo)

35m ago - Pure Nintendo: "This game is pretty easy, I don’t think it will take you to long to beat it, unle... | Wii U