This great gallery has more than 13,000 screenshots of CRPGs

Do you remember what Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura looks like? What about the original Fallout? For many classic PC games older than 10 or 20 or 30 years, finding decent screenshots online can be all but impossible. Sure, there will be a few, but you'll likely run into the same images over and over, or find a blurry mess of pixels half-obscured by a watermark. 

While working on his CRPG book project, Felipe Pepe decided that wouldn't do at all. He started taking fresh .png screenshots of every CRPG he played for the past three years, and recently uploaded the results into a flickr album that now contains more than 13,000 images.

The crpgbook flickr is a treasure trove of screenshots from PC RPGs, often dozens per game showing off combat and dialogue and menus. How many official screenshots are out there of Ultima 4's menus? I'm going with: not very many.

There are close to 400 games in the archive so far, including newer games like The Banner Saga and ancient RPGs like Tunnels of Doom from 1982. There are also screens from a few non-RPGs, like Warcraft Adventures and X-COM: UFO Defense.

If you're looking for images of a specific game or just want to browse through thousands of screenshots, keep the crpgbook flickr in mind.

Wes Fenlon
Senior Editor

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.

When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).