What are Action RPG Games?

Action Role-Playing Games (aka action RPG or ARPG), are games that have gameplay similar to the action or hack and slash genre, but include role playing elements such as leveling or statistical upgrades.

 

Most Action RPGs employ a real-time combat approach with the game being augmented with quests, missions, or additional tasks that the player can complete to earn better gear or increase their stats - a staple of the RPG genre.

 

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The player fighting a demon in Unawake

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Unawake is a new action RPG from Turkish studio RealityArts, and it's got some pretty heavy Doom-meets-Skyrim vibes. It's coming in late 2023.

Lost Ark Header Photo, Lost Ark Fall 2022 Roadmap

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The Lost Ark Fall 2022 roadmap has been revealed, and it looks as if there will be a whole lot of interesting and exciting content to come.

Lightedge

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Lightedge is an RPG set in a medieval fantasy world that goes out of its way to be strategic and highlight the player's tactical choices.

Alaloth Key Art Review

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Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms is a solid, mechanical RPG where players looking to reward their character sheet will thrive, but for other

Header for the ‘Trials of the Dragon King’ Strangers of Paradise DLC

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The Strangers of Paradise DLC, ‘Trials of the Dragon King’, is coming this month. Let's take a look at what new features it brings.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is an ARPG that's based in and around the city of Baldur's Gate. The game features 5 playable classes and 80 levels.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2

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The Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 remaster will be launching next week on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

A woman standing with her arms outstretched amid flames in Forspoken

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Another Forspoken delay has been announced by Square Enix, this time owing to "ongoing discussions with key partners", apparently.

Screenshot of player in the game Last Oasis on the desert next to a cactus.

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Last Oasis developers have made the decision to give the game a massive makeover after vast amounts of negative feedback. One of the developers has

The Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup

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The Xbox Games with Gold July 2022 lineup has been revealed, with four more games available if you're a Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate subscriber.

Forspoken Key Ary

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Frey Holland is a young woman from New York City who finds herself trapped in the world of Athia in Forspoken, a unique action RPG by Luminous

The Wrath of the Covetous Legion

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The latest Lost Ark update celebrates players with gifts and new store stock.

Alaloth Preview Key Art 2022

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Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms is a CPRG that blends the more action-oriented combat of Diablo with more traditional, CRPG sensibilities.

Alaloth Key Art 2022 Demon

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From indie developer Gamera Interactive comes Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms.

The player riding a Hippogriff in Hogwarts Legacy

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A user has datamined what appears to be upcoming Hogwarts Legacy DLC, and it includes a new mount, a new battle arena, and more.

Dark Souls

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Michael Stackpole, a video game designer and publisher author, is writing a Dark Souls novel: Dark Souls: Masque of Vindication.

Elden Ring Vyke

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People digging into Soulslike Elden Ring have discovered more cut content, including a questline.

Guards and a townsperson in Daggerfall Unity: GOG Cut

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A group of modders and GOG.com have released Daggerfall Unity: GOG Cut, a heavily modded and modernized version of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.

Kratos and Atreus in God of War Ragnarok

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Contrary to rumors, God of War Ragnarok is still on track for a 2022 release and won't be delayed to 2023, according to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier.

The main artwork of Steelrising

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In Steelrising, you play as an automaton dispatched by Marie Antoinette to kill the robo-armies of Louis XVI. Is the game as good as that premise is

Byleth attacking in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

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A Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes demo is now available on the eShop, giving you a taste of this hack-and-slash RPG before its launch on June 24th.

A vast cityscape in Lost Ark

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A new Lost Ark roadmap for June and July has been revealed, showing off a new Advanced Class, new Raids, and lots more upcoming content.

Dark Souls Servers Restoring cover

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Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dark Souls servers are coming back, although it has not yet stated how long it would take to restore online

Prinny Presents Vol 2 Key Art

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NIS America is back with a section entry into their new NIS Classics Collection.

Lost Epic

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Lost Epic is a 2D souls-like side-scrolling action RPG that has players in the shoes of the God Slayer. As the God Slayer, players will explore the

Lost Epic

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Lost Epic is a 2D souls-like side-scrolling action RPG that's releasing this summer for PS4 and PS5. It will also receive a 1.0 patch on Steam.

Elden Ring

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The Elden Ring Seamless Coop mod will remove all multiplayer boundaries and allow for connections to persist after death. Game progression is also

Dolmen Game

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If you want to craft some of the best gear, you'll need to respawn Dolmen bosses and defeat them multiple times. Here's how!

Dolmen Game

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Need help with the Dolmen Dementula boss fight? We've got some tips and tricks to help you take down the first boss in Dolmen.

A group of characters in Babylon's Fall

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Square Enix has announced that Babylon's Fall won't be getting any new content for three extra months in season 2 to allow devs to fix some of its

A boss in Valtan, the first Lost Ark Legion Raid

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Amazon and Smilegate have released the new Lost Ark patch notes for May 19, detailing two new Raids, a new Advanced Class, and some imposing new

The 505 Games spring showcase banner

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505 Games just held its inaugural digital showcase, at which it revealed three brand new games: an action RPG, a survival game, and a tactical

Elden Ring

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Elden Ring has displaced Call of Duty: Vanguard as the best-selling game over the past 12 months, reaching 13.4 million copies shipped in under 3

Key art for Dolmen, which depicts its main character and one of the antagonists

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In our Dolmen review, we take a look at Brazilian studio Massive Work's first foray into the Soulslike genre. Will the developer's reach match its

Salt and Sacrifice hub area

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If you're looking to survive Ska Studios' latest grim adventure, our Salt and Sacrifice Starter Guide is here to help you get started.

Achilles: Legends Untold Skills

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If you are struggling to take down all its tough enemies and hardcore encounters, this is what you should know about Achilles: Legends Untold Skills.

Achilles: Legends Untold

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Achilles: Legends Untold is a pretty brutal game. If you need a little help, our Achilles: Legends Untold Starter Guide should have you covered.

Salt and Sacrifice

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The Salt and Sacrifice price has gone up significantly in some countries, with Brazil seeing nearly a 3x price increase over its original price due

Achilles: Legends Untold

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Achilles: Legends Untold is a brave new attempt at the souls-like formula but not all its work pays off. Our Preview:

Red Hood in Gotham Knights

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The Gotham Knights PS4 and Xbox One release has been canceled, with the action RPG now set to arrive only on current-gen consoles and PC.

Steelrising Image

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Looking for the latest info about Steelrising? TechRaptor has all the latest news and articles about this game by Spiders and Nacon.

Salt and Sacrifice Header

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Looking for the latest info about Salt and Sacrifice? TechRaptor has all the latest news and articles about this game by Ska Studios.

Salt and Sacrifice character creation screen

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Our guide will help you make a better choices when it comes to Salt and Sacrifice character creation.

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 - Key Art

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Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 is a collection of two classic NIS strategy titles shined up for a modern audience.

The hero slays a beast.

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While trying to make it across the Loot Rover with all the discoveries and treasure you can carry, you'll come across many foes. However, since some

Reaching the Matron...

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Loot River is a roguelike that asks you to explore a river by sliding pieces of stone along its waters. While you're doing that, you'll have to

Prepare to fight!

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Loot River is a roguelike with a lot of the staples that come with the genre. Even so, it introduces a lot of its own mechanics that you'll need to

Achilles Legends Untold Key Art

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Take part in the journey of Achilles, who stands in the middle of the centuries-long conflict between Hades and Ares in Achilles: Legends Untold.