The role-playing game RPG is a game in which players take on the roles of characters in a fictional setting. As players within the narrative, they are responsible for assuming these roles, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making regarding character development. The newest and most popular games from this category are available on Steam.
The combat systems of these games are often similar to those of action games. A role-playing game may also be an action or adventure game, which uses a mission system and RPG mechanics, or a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) using real-time combat.
Real-time combat is emphasized, where the player controls the characters directly rather than by using a turn-based system, while still focusing on the stats of the characters as a means of determining their relative strength, power, and special abilities.