About the RPG Database

I started creating a database of every RPG, RPG hybrid, and MMORPG in existence shortly after launching GameBanshee in 2000, but due to time constraints and technical limitations, it took me a full nine years later to put it all online. Yes, nine years. The good news is that it's here, and it's here to stay.

At the time of its launch in September of 2009, there were a total of 1540 games in the database. If there are a handful of role-playing elements to be found within the game, you'll most likely see it in the database. There are a few exceptions to this rule (such as my reluctance to add anything but the most popular JRPGs), but for the most part I've stuck to the same entry requirements over the years.

This RPG database now forms the foundation of GameBanshee. All of the news, editorials, previews, reviews, and interviews that we've ever published are now assigned to one or more games in the database, allowing you to browse any of our non-spoiler type content from the assigned games' profile pages.

And while you're browsing, you'll no doubt notice that a small percentage of the games have been inducted into what we call the GameBanshee Hall of Fame. Games that are fortunate enough to be emblazoned with our custom gold shield icon come with our highest recommendation and shouldn't be missed by any role-playing game fan.