Meaning Role-playing game
Type Acronym
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Usage General (not just online)

In video game terminology, "RPG" stands for role-playing game. An RPG is a type of adventure game in which you take on the role of a character and complete various missions or conquests. Some popular examples of RPGs include Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, and Final Fantasy.

Everyone knows that Final Fantasy III for Super Nintendo was the best RPG of all time.

Example "Which RPG did you like better: Mass Effect or Elder Scrolls?"
Updated September 28, 2016