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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Fable Gets New, Pretty Weird Trailer During Xbox Games Showcase

Xbox has unveiled a brand new Fable trailer at today's Xbox Games Showcase. The trailer isn't what you might expect a Fable trailer to look like; it stars British comedy legend Richard Ayoade and…

June 11, 2023 | 01:10 EDT

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Future Games Show Summer Showcase - Here Are All the Trailers, News, & Reveals

The Future Games Show Summer Showcase has just been aired, bringing forth many trailers, news, and reveals from all over the gaming industry. In case you don't have the chance to watch the show live…

June 10, 2023 | 01:09 EDT

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Remnant 2

The sequel of the successful Remnant: From the Ashes, Remnant II is a Souls-like action-adventure RPG with a twist. Instead of fighting with melee weapons and spells, players have an arsenal of…

June 10, 2023 | 12:19 EDT

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Blizzard Releases Entire Diablo IV Soundtrack, and it's Awesome

Diablo IV isn't just an awesome game. It also has a fantastic and massive soundtrack. Today Blizzard made it available to enjoy for everyone for free. The entire 2.5 hours of music can now be…

June 9, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Coming in Early 2024, but Shines With Spectacular Trailer; Will Have 2 Disks

Today, during the Summer Game Fest show, Square Enix had a new reveal in store for the Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. We get to see both cutscenes and gameplay, showing…

June 8, 2023 | 04:51 EDT

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Tetsuya Nomura Promises Final Fantasy VII Rebirth News Coming "Soon"

Square Enix has promised more information about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, coming "soon." We get another post on the game's official Twitter account,…

June 8, 2023 | 09:06 EDT

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Diablo IV World Boss Guide

Diablo IV's switch to a persistent open world brings with it some features often found in MMOs. One of these is world bosses, which can be fought throughout Sanctuary. Follow our Diablo IV World Boss…

June 7, 2023 | 12:13 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Soundtrack Includes Many New Tracks & Some New Arrangements From FF7 Remake

Square Enix is continuing to share more details about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, this time focusing on the music. Singned by music supervisor Keiji…

June 7, 2023 | 09:08 EDT

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Honkai: Star Rail Celebrate Version 1.1's Release With Silver Wolf Gameplay Trailer

HoYoverse's super-popular free-to-play RPG Honkai: Star Rail is getting its first major update today, and the developer is celebrating with a trailer. The trailer showcases the abilities of Silver…

June 7, 2023 | 12:46 EDT

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How to Claim Diablo IV Twitch Drops

Do you wish your characters in Diablo IV had a few more customisation options? Activision Blizzard has you covered, with 4 sets of Diablo IV Twitch Drops being offered across June. Read on to find…

June 7, 2023 | 11:36 EDT

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Remnant 2 Shows More of its Eerie but Beautiful World in New Trailer

Today Gearbox Publishing and Gunfire Games released a brand new trailer of their upcoming game Remnant 2.  This trailer is dedicated to the game's world, and more specifically, to showcasing two of…

June 6, 2023 | 01:07 EDT

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Diablo IV Is Blizzard's Fastest Selling Game Ever, Likely Surprising No One

The hype building up to the launch of Diablo IV was definitely through the roof, so it's likely not surprising for many that it's selling very, very well.  While Activision Blizzard did not announce…

June 6, 2023 | 11:56 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Will Let You Cooperate With Party Members in Closer Ways than FF7 Remake

Square Enix has shared more details about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, this time focusing on the battle system.  With a post on the game's official Twitter…

June 6, 2023 | 09:16 EDT

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Celebrate Diablo IV Release With Song "Lilith" Performed by Halsey& SUGA in a Deconsecrated Church

With tonight's release of Diablo IV closer than ever, Blizzard Entertainment has picked a special way to celebrate, publishing a music video for the game's anthem "Lilith."  The video features the…

June 5, 2023 | 10:50 EDT

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You'll Be Able to "Fully Enjoy" Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Without Playing Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix has been sharing more and more details about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.  With a post on the game's official Twitter account, director Motomu…

June 5, 2023 | 09:21 EDT

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First Enshrouded Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Combat Mechanics

The first gameplay trailer for upcoming survival action-RPG Enshrouded has been released. The devs say this will be the first in a series of videos examining the game's mechanics, and this one's all…

June 5, 2023 | 09:42 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Writer Teases What You Can Look Forward to in the Story

Square Enix is continuing to share more details about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, this time focusing on the story.  Via a post on the game's official…

June 4, 2023 | 10:13 EDT

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Will Feature "Wide and Multifaceted World" & "High Degree of Freedom"

Square Enix has shared more details about the world that you'll be able to enjoy in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake sequel Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.  According to a post on the game's…

June 3, 2023 | 10:21 EDT

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Square Enix Breaks Silence on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: "Nailing Down a Release Date"

Today Square Enix has broken its silence about the upcoming JRPG Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, which will serve as a sequel of Final Fantasy VII Remake.  The news, shared on Twitter and signed by…

June 2, 2023 | 09:46 EDT

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Honkai: Star Rail Trailer Is All About New Character Silver Wolf

Today Honkai: Star Rail developer HoYoverse released a new trailer featuring the next five-star character who will be featured in the game's gacha. This time around we get to see Silver Wolf in…

June 2, 2023 | 12:45 EDT

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New Diablo IV Lore Video Recaps the Story of Diablo 3

Diablo IV's early access is less than a full day away, and Blizzard Entertainment released a new lore video to help you get caught up with the story. This time around, following the video about the …

May 31, 2023 | 08:12 EDT

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Diablo IV Gear Guide

You get a lot of choice in how you play each class in Diablo IV, though none are arguably as important as the gear you choose. Follow our Diablo IV Gear Guide to learn more about how equipment is…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Alchemy Guide

Potions and other consumables are a constant necessistiy in Diablo IV, but they don't work exactly the same as they did in previous Diablo titles. Follow our Diablo IV Alchemy Guide to find out more…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Paragon Guide

Leveling doesn't end in Diablo IV once you've finished choosing your skills and passive abilities. Your character can become even more powerful during endgame via the Paragon system, offering more…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Nightmare Dungeons Guide

Mowing your way through many dungeons has always been a key part of the Diablo franchise, and this is still the case in Diablo IV. Nightmare Dungeons are a new type of endgame content that tasks you…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Helltide Guide

Diablo IV features a number of endgame ways to get gear an improve your characters. Helltide is one of these, appearing periodically and offering up lots of rewards if you put the time in. Follow our…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Whispers of the Dead Guide

Endgame in Diablo IV features a number of ways to improve your character, be it through giving you experience or useful equipment. Whispers of the Dead is one such way, available right after you beat…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV World Tier Guide

Difficulty levels in Diablo IV take the form of World Tiers, and do more than just make enemies stronger. In our Diablo IV World Tier Guide, well go over each World Tier in the game, how to unlock…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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New Muv-Luv Dimensions Gets New Commercial; Release Date Confirmed for Late June

Publisher Anchor and developer NextNinja released a new commercial for the upcoming Muv-Luv mobile game Muv-Luv Dimensions. This commercial, which you can watch below, is pretty special, as it will…

May 31, 2023 | 12:11 EDT

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Blizzard Builds Sanctuary in a "Much Darker Lens" for Diablo IV

The world of Sanctuary, home to the Diablo series, is vast and full of rich lore. With Diablo IV, we have a huge chunk of the Eastern continent to explore, which is divided into five separate regions…

May 30, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

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Honkai: Star Rail Gets Actual Dedicated Steam Train in Japan

HoYoverse has been hosting launch events for Honkai: Star Rail all over the world, but as usual, Japan went a step further.  The developer secured a collaboration with the Chichibu Railway in…

May 28, 2023 | 04:04 EDT

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Diablo IV Review

It's been over a decade since Diablo III was released to the masses. It was met with significant anticipation, but it soon became an extremely divisive title among the fanbase. Over time, Diablo III…

May 30, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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New Diablo IV Lore Video Is All About the Dark Story of Diablo & Diablo 2

Blizzard released another Diablo IV video featuring the lore of the Diablo series, and this one is perfect for those who have not played the first two chapters. While the first two lore videos…

May 27, 2023 | 02:31 EDT

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Diablo IV Class Quests Guide

Our Diablo IV Class Quests Guide will tell you what Class Quests are, how to unlock them, and how to complete them for every Class! Quicklinks: Barbarian | Druid | NecromancerRogue | Sorcerer There…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Strongholds Guide

In this guide, we'll tell you where to find all 15 Diablo IV Strongholds, how they work, and how to beat these unique challenges in Sanctuary's overworld. Quicklinks: What Are Strongholds? |…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Hawezar Altar of Lilith Locations Guide

This Diablo IV Hawezar Altar of Lilith Locations Guide will show you where you can find every single Altar of Lilith in the swampy hellscapes of Hawezar. Altars of Lilith: Fractured Peaks |…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Kehjistan Altar of Lilith Locations Guide

Our Diablo IV Kehjistan Altar of Lilith Locations Guide will show you where to find all of the Altars of Lilith in this desert land. Altars of Lilith: Fractured Peaks | ScosglenDry Steppes |…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Dry Steppes Altar of Lilith Locations Guide

In our Diablo IV Dry Steppes Altar of Lilith Locations Guide, we'll show you where you can find every single Altar of Lilith in the Dry Steppes! Altars of Lilith: Fractured Peaks | ScosglenDry…

June 1, 2023 | 07:07 EDT

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Diablo IV Scosglen Altar of Lilith Locations Guide

Our Diablo IV Scosglen Altar of Lilith Locations Guide will show you where you can find every single Altar of Lilith in the rainy north! Altars of Lilith: Fractured Peaks | ScosglenDry Steppes | …

June 1, 2023 | 07:07 EDT

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Diablo IV Map and Locations Guide

Our guide will show you the full Diablo IV Map including Waypoint Locations, Dungeon Locations, Stronghold Locations, and more! The world of Diablo IV has a lot to explore. There are terrifying…

June 1, 2023 | 07:07 EDT

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Honkai: Star Rail Reveals Version 1.1 With Release Date, New Characters, Events, & Stellar Jade Codes

Today, following a delay of a few hours due to "technical reasons," developer HoYoverse revealed update 1.1 of its popular RPG Honkai: Star Rail. The update is titled "Galactic Roaming" and is…

May 27, 2023 | 12:08 EDT

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Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Gets Release Date & Xbox Series X|S Version

Today Square Enix announced the worldwide release date of its upcoming action JRPG Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai.  The game will release for PS5, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and…

May 26, 2023 | 09:40 EDT

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Ys X: Nordics Gets Gameplay Trailer & Japanese Release Date; New Characters Revealed

Today Nihon Falcom shared the Japanese release date, a new trailer, and new details about the upcoming action JRPG Ys X: Nordics.  The game will release in Japan on September 28, 2023, for PS5, PS4…

May 26, 2023 | 01:41 EDT

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Diablo IV Early Access & Launch Times for All Regions & Live-Action Trailer Revealed

Today Blizzard Entertainment released a new trailer for Diablo IV on top of revealing the early access start times and launch times around the world.  Since two launch trailers (we already got one…

May 25, 2023 | 02:07 EDT

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Waifu RPG Shooter Snowbreak: Containment Zone Reveals Fritia Ignis With New Trailer

Seasun Games released another character new trailer of its free-to-play game titled Snowbreak: Containment Zone.  The trailer introduces another of the playable characters who are featured in the…

May 25, 2023 | 01:50 EDT

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Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree, Vol. 1 Review

I know what you might be thinking: "There's a new Elden Ring DLC out? What is Road to the Erdtree?" No, we've still got an undetermined amount of time before we can play some new Elden Ring content,…

May 27, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Remnant 2 Trailer Shows Off the Challenger Archetype in Action

Today Gearbox Publishing and Gunfire Games released a brand new trailer of their upcoming game Remnant 2.  The video focuses on the Challenger, another of the archetypes that you'll be able to play…

May 23, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

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New Muv-Luv Dimensions Trailer Showcases Chizuru Sakaki

Today publisher Anchor and developer NextNinja released a new trailer for the upcoming Muv-Luv mobile game Muv-Luv Dimensions. The trailer focuses on one of the original Muv-Luv heroines, Chizuru…

May 23, 2023 | 10:51 EDT