The Role-Playing Shooter wiki last edited by Jagged85 on 11/28/13 10:01PM View full history

Overview

The term Role-Playing Shooter (RPS) was first coined by Borderlands in 2009, but games combining RPG elements with shooter combat can be traced as far back as the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, with early examples including Wibarm (1986), War of the Dead (1987), and Star Cruiser (1988), for example.

Role-playing shooters gained mainstream popularity in the 21st century, with titles such as Parasite Eve II, Deus Ex, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Mass Effect, Valkyria Chronicles, and Fallout 3. This has led to even traditional First-Person Shooter (FPS) titles such as the Call of Duty series incorporating RPG elements; though this somewhat blurs the line, Role-Playing Shooters can be distinguished from such games with their greater emphasis on RPG elements.

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