Offline RPG for PC recommendations?

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    Nov 13, 2013 10:00 AM GMT
    Hi guys,

    Can anyone recommend some good RPG games for PC that will not require being online? I play mostly single player Final Fantasy series on PS3, so very clueless when it comes to other franchises and PC games in general.

    Found out I will be stuck at a place where internet may not be reliable or even available; so I'd like to be able to have something I can kill time on my lowly i3 Win7 laptop offline.

    Tried the Fate demo (a Diablo-like dungeon crawler) that came with my laptop -- thought it was OK, but not great. I realize the offline requirement won't give me too many choices, and probably have to stick with older games... But thought I'd reach out to the more experienced RJ gamers here. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


  • krsraven

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    Nov 13, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    Skyrim its too popular today. You can also try Diablo or Never Winter Nights.
  • invisigay10

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    Nov 13, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Mass Effect 1-3 though parts 2 and 3 have strong shooter elements. Part 3 also requires you to be online for a certain part, though this can be patched.

    Risen 1 and 2

    Fallout 3

  • An0n12

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    Nov 13, 2013 6:39 PM GMT
    Dragon Age
    Mass Effect
    Knight of the Old Republic
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    I loved Oblivion and Skyrim. Very deep. I love how you can do whatever you want; it's entirely open ended.

    http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Skyrim
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    demon's souls, dark souls
    kingdoms of amalur wasnt bad, was kinda a skyrim rip tho
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    demon's souls, dark souls
    kingdoms of amalur wasnt bad, was kinda a skyrim rip tho
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    Nov 13, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    I hope Bethesda Software licenses the Skyrim engine to other game companies. Fallout: New Vegas was interesting. Since I grew up during the fear of the nuclear armageddon in the 60s and 70s I couldn't enjoy Fallout 3; it was too grim and depressing.
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    Nov 14, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Fable and Final Fantasy are all pretty good series of RPGs.
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    Nov 14, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    spiffy said I realize the offline requirement won't give me too many choices, and probably have to stick with older games...



    Actually, the offline requirement shouldn't be that difficult to work with, most RPGs (with the exception of MMOs) are still mainly offline. The bigger problem will be the fact that you are using a laptop, which will likely exclude games with higher quality graphics due to limitations with your graphics card.

    All the same, here are some suggestions:

    More graphics intensive:

    Skyrim/Elder Scrolls series
    Dragon Age series
    Deus Ex Human Revolution
    Mass Effect series
    Witcher series
    Risen/Risen 2
    Gothic series
    Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning
    Darksiders 2
    Diablo 3
    Divinity 2 Dragon Knight Saga
    Fable 3
    Fallout 3/New Vegas
    Dark Souls 2
    Last Remnant


    Less graphics intensive:
    Torchlight series
    King's Bounty series
    Titan Quest series
    Deathspank series
    Legend of Grimrock
    Neverwinter Nights 2
    On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness series
    Spellforce series
    Two Worlds 2
    Ys - Origin
    Shadowrun Returns

    Look for Steam sales or Humble Bundle sales to get many of the above for between $5-$10.
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    Nov 16, 2013 12:25 PM GMT
    Thanks everybody for all the suggestions, I really appreciate them!

    Can't believe how difficult it is to find some of these older titles in physical copies though -- all download only. Guess I'm too old-school... icon_sad.gif

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    Nov 23, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    Dark Souls is a great one, but frustratingly hard. I've always been rather fond of the Neverwinter Nights series as well, but moreso because of the D&D universe. All other classics have already been mentioned.