computer role-playing game

A screenshot from Final Fantasy VII, showing the n. computer role-playing games; abbrev. CRPG, CRPGs; also computer RPG, computer RPGs; also video game RPG, video game RPGs
n., in general, any computer game or video game based upon traditional tabletop role-playing games; in particular, games (usu. produced in Japan) with role-playing elements (player characters, stats, skills, encumbrance, etc.) that rely on turn-based and menu-based combat, such as the Final Fantasy series. See also MUD, roguelike.

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