CRPG is short for computer role playing game and is a specific genre of gaming. It came about to describe role playing game games that were adapted from the table top pen and paper style to run on computers. The earliest of CRPG’s were game such as Altima, Wasteland and Might and Magic. Later on games such as Fallout, Baldur’s Gate and Darklands lead the genre.
Currently there is a resurgence of CRPG’s found within the current trend of successfully Kickstarted games such as Divinity: Original Sin, Shadowrun and Wasteland 2.