Role-playing games, also known as RPGs, are a type of game in which the player takes on the role of a specific character in the game and is responsible for all the actions as well as the direction of the character's development or improvements. Download RPG Category apps for free. Go on an adventure with your favorite character. RPGs often have a very compelling story, and the plot often involves the role of the player. RPGs have one of the earliest development histories, as the world's first RPGs such as Dungeon, DND, etc. appeared in the early 1970s. Between 1984 and 1988, RPGs can be played online, essentially changing the genre that is still popular today.