10 Computer RPGs That Defined the 1980s

March 12th, 2012 by Benj Edwards

10 Computer RPGs That Defined the 1980s

Over the weekend, PCMag.com published a slideshow I put together covering 10 classic computer RPGs of the 1980s. Here is a passage from the introduction that excited Slashdot recently:

Throughout our story, we’ll cover 10 classic computer games that both defined and extended the definition of the RPG in the 1980s. You’ll see names like Ultima, The Bard’s Tale, and Might and Magic, which may seem familiar, but you’ll also find a few surprising titles that you may never have heard of.

It’s funny — I was going to try to sneak this one past the Internet populace with a modest, unassuming title instead of something like “THE TEN MOST IMPORTANT RPGS OF THE 1980S.” But nooo, someone found it anyway, dug out the interesting kernel of truth buried in the introduction, and put it on Slashdot for all to see.

I bet if I had titled it something like “10 Games,” we would be hearing about it on the CBS Evening News tonight.

All that being said, I hope you enjoy it.

Read “10 Classic Computer RPGs” at PCMag.com

3 Responses to “10 Computer RPGs That Defined the 1980s”

  1. Eagles409 Says:

    Great article, as always. My favorite RPG from the 80’s was a hard to find Intellivision game called Tower of Doom. It was supposed to be a D&D game, but Intellivision didn’t want to pay for the rights anymore.

  2. gnome Says:

    Ah, that was brilliant. And I haven;t even played Might and Magic II…

  3. Subby Says:

    I’d love to be able read the article, but PCMag’s ads don’t like my iPad. I can’t get past the blank screen. Oh, we’ll.

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