The Best Rpg classic old-school Games for Linux

Update : Ludus Mortis added at rank #24.
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ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game (2021)

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Atom RPG is an old school post-apocalyptic game set in Russia. The character creation is reminiscent of games like Fallout, with skills, stats and traits that affect the game's difficulty. Combat is turn-based and action point based, while crafting gives players the chance to create objects using various pieces of rubbish found in the wasteland. There are plenty of NPCs with their own stories, as well as a main storyline to follow.


What we like:
  • Rich character customization options
  • Turn-based combat system
  • Variety of NPCs with stories
  • Crafting system based on scavenging for resources
  • Main storyline and side quests
What could be improved:
  • Aiming at body parts rarely has an effect
  • Speechcraft skills are essential for success in some situations
  • Some NPCs have more personality than others

  • rpg
  • post-apocalyptic
  • turn-based
  • old-school
  • isometric
  • atom
  • classic
  • survival
  • combat

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Tower of Time (2018)

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PC Windows Linux Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Tower of Time is a story-rich dungeon crawler with innovative real time combat. Set in the world of Artaria, you play as an anonymous character who has no name and seemingly little history. Explore the Tower with your party, discover various narrative threads that tie back to the present and foreshadow the future. With RPG tropes such as upgrading buildings to level up your heroes, finding blueprints and crafting special equipment also included, Tower of Time offers an incredibly varied gaming experience.


What we like:
  • Innovative real time combat system
  • Story-rich narrative
  • Varied team members with unique skills
  • Deep exploration encourages full discovery
  • RPG tropes included
What could be improved:
  • Occasional graphical hitches
  • No shortcut to select all heroes at once

  • rpg
  • real-time
  • pause
  • combat
  • dungeon-crawler
  • tactical
  • story
  • old-school
  • classic
  • strategy
  • battle
  • exploration
  • fight

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Quest for Infamy (2014)

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Quest for Infamy is a humorous and nostalgic point-and-click adventure game with a twist - you get to play the charming villain. Choose from three different characters, each with their own storylines, and become the bad guy who cheats, lies, and steals your way through multiple endings. With hand-drawn graphics and customizable spells, skills, and adventures, this game gives you the ultimate retro RPG experience that has never felt so good!


What we like:
  • Humorous dialogue with great writing and exploration
  • Modernized old school adventure games with good story, quests, and humor
  • End game achievements accessible to any character class
  • Huge open world with good animations and decent voice acting
  • Wonderful homage to Sierra On-Line games and perfect for fans of the point & click genre
What could be improved:
  • Frustrating design issues
  • Occasional offensive humor
  • Some puzzles require arbitrary actions to be triggered
  • Combat system is repetitive and lackluster with simple mechanics

  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • puzzle
  • classic
  • stealth
  • villain
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • inventory
  • fight
  • picaresque
  • retro
  • funny

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Pillars of Eternity (2015)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Pillars of Eternity is an RPG homage to classic titles like Baldur's Gate, played from an isometric perspective. You explore a richly detailed dioramas, engage in conversations with town folk, and battle through all kinds of fantastical monsters as a Watcher - a person able to "read" souls. Make moral choices against a backdrop of a fantasy world gone mad and create your own character with the Deceptively deep creation suite.


What we like:
  • Complicated moral choices
  • Engaging writing & voice acting
  • Deep character creation suite
  • Smart mapping of controls for easy combat commands
  • Over forty hours of excellent RPG gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Frame stutters in dense environments
  • Characters can be difficult to locate on screen when playing in handheld mode

  • rpg
  • isometric
  • old-school
  • dungeon
  • pause
  • combat
  • fantasy

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Wasteland 3 (2020)

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Wasteland 3 is a post-apocalyptic turn-based game from Inxile Entertainment, set in the snowy area of Colorado. Combat is turn-based on a grid area, rewarding you for cleverly using your surroundings. The backdrop has an eye for detail and you can explore it in the Kodiak - a snowmobile/truck hybrid.


What we like:
  • Great story
  • 80-100 hours of gameplay
  • 120 hours of voice work
  • Challenging moral dilemmas
  • Variety in how to go about things
  • Co-op option available
  • Rewarding combat system
  • Detailed backdrop and exploration options
What could be improved:
  • No eyepatch found yet
  • Hats make characters bald
  • Limited replayability depending on playthrough choice

  • rpg
  • post-apocalyptic
  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • combat
  • squad
  • isometric
  • skill
  • cover
  • old-school
  • battle

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Evoland Legendary Edition (2019)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

Evoland Legendary Edition brings you two great and unique RPGs, with their graphic style and gameplay changing as you progress through the game!


  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • adventure
  • dungeon
  • classic

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ATOM RPG Trudograd (2021)

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ATOM RPG: Trudograd is a turn-based post-apocalyptic roleplaying game, which continues the story of ATOM RPG as a stand-alone sequel/expansion, and follows the traditions set by classic cRPGs such as the early Fallout and Wasteland titles.


  • rpg
  • post-apocalyptic
  • turn-based
  • old-school
  • atom
  • isometric
  • classic
  • survival
  • immersive
  • sandbox
  • open-world
  • roleplaying
  • stand-alone
  • combat

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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut (2019)

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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut is the triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.


  • rpg
  • dungeon-crawler
  • dungeon
  • old-school
  • grid
  • turn-based
  • fantasy
  • classic
  • combat
  • party

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Vaporum: Lockdown (2020)

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Experience the danger and secrets of the steampunk world as Ellie Teller in Vaporum: Lockdown. With challenging combat, puzzle-solving, and RPG-style upgrades, immerse yourself in the intriguing world of the tower of Arx Vaporum. Uncover hidden secrets, unique enemies, and thrilling adventures in this first-person game. Are you ready to escape and survive?


What we like:
  • Fun and rewarding gameplay with dynamic combat and exploration
  • Simple skill tree system that allows for unique builds
  • Engaging story with interesting collectibles
  • Accessible to players unfamiliar with the genre
  • Great style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Puzzles can become tedious and repetitive
  • Boss fights can be long and dissatisfying
  • Use of present-day language clashes with the game's historical setting
  • Character progression options can feel experimental and not worth investing in

  • dungeon-crawler
  • steampunk
  • grid
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • gadget
  • real-time
  • reflexes
  • puzzle
  • tactical

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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (2019)

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Delve into a role-playing game of horror, loss and madness set in the strange worlds of HP Lovecraft. Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones offers a mix of rich role-playing and turn-based tactical combat, represented in an illustrative visual style. Can you find salvation in a dead world?


  • rpg
  • lovecraftian
  • horror
  • turn-based
  • old-school
  • combat
  • fiction
  • classic
  • post-war

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