The Best Rpg Games

Update : Athenian Rhapsody added at rank #26.
1

Sea Of Stars (2023)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Dive into Sea of Stars, a modernized RPG adventure with a nostalgic charm. Engage in turn-based combat, explore a seamless world, and join original characters on a captivating journey. Sync your actions with animations for maximum impact and enjoy activities like sailing, cooking, and playing tabletop games. With its beautiful pixel art and engaging story, Sea of Stars is a must-play for fans of the genre.


What we like:
  • Excellent music and overall art
  • Engaging combat with unique mechanics
  • Simple yet impactful story
  • Beautiful pixel art and animations
  • Well-designed levels and puzzles
What could be improved:
  • Initial poor writing quality
  • Limited character movesets
  • Some issues with the lock system
  • Generic equipment and lack of buffs
  • Collectibles tied to true ending can be tedious

  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • japanese
  • jrpg
  • classic
  • retro
  • pixel
  • combat
  • battle

2

Persona 3 Reload (2024)

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88
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PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Dive into the Dark Hour and awaken the depths of your heart. Persona 3 Reload is a captivating reimagining of the genre-defining RPG, reborn for the modern era with cutting-edge graphics and gameplay.


  • rpg
  • japanese
  • jrpg
  • remake
  • dungeon
  • turn-based
  • combat
  • dungeon-crawler
  • battle

3

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE (2021)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE - join a group of idealists fighting against the Shinra Electric Power Company, who are destroying the planet for their own gain. With a mix of traditional and real-time action combat and stunning graphics, the classic game has been re-born with new elements and an expanded story. The new DLC episode featuring Yuffie Kisaragi adds more excitement to the game. Get ready to save the world from certain doom!


What we like:
  • Deep and engaging storyline
  • Stunning graphics
  • Fun and exciting gameplay
  • Expansion of original story with character development
  • Exciting DLC with promising plot
What could be improved:
  • Departure from original storyline may disappoint some fans
  • Too much padding
  • Micro-stutters and performance issues on some systems

  • rpg
  • ninja
  • japanese
  • remake
  • combat
  • real-time
  • fps
  • jrpg
  • fight
  • action
  • battle
  • first-person
  • narrative
  • turn-based
  • tower-defense

4

Starfield (2023)

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85
Review score
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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One

Starfield is a revolutionary and captivating game that offers players a vast and immersive interstellar playground. The level of interactivity and choice in the game is unparalleled, allowing players to be whomever they choose in a galaxy full of possibilities.


What we like:
  • Compelling Narrative
  • Freedom of Play
  • Vast Universe
  • Customization Options
  • Ship Building and Outpost Creation
What could be improved:
  • Lack of Tutorials
  • Inventory Management

  • rpg
  • sci-fi
  • pirates
  • exploration
  • crafting
  • stealth
  • shooter
  • open-world
  • combat
  • space
  • skill
  • first-person
  • discovery
  • narrative
  • bethesda

5

Unicorn Overlord (2024)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X j Xbox Series X/s

Unicorn Overlord is mesmerizing blend of strategy and RPG magic by Vanillaware. Command Prince Alain in a high-stakes quest to reclaim his kingdom, mastering intricate battles and forging alliances. With a vast world teeming with secrets, strategic depth, and a cast that grows on you, every decision shapes your legacy. Are you ready to lead?

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What we like:
  • Deep strategic gameplay with real-time and pause mechanics
  • Extensive character customization enhances tactical depth
  • Engaging story with memorable side quests
  • Beautiful hand-drawn artwork and immersive soundtrack
  • Rich world-building through character interactions
What could be improved:
  • Generic main storyline
  • Managing large armies can become tedious

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • battle
  • real-time
  • japanese
  • combat
  • pause
  • narrative
  • empire
  • fight
  • fantasy

6

Final Fantasy XVI (2023)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows

Experience the captivating world of Final Fantasy XVI in this highly anticipated and visually stunning RPG. Embark on a journey filled with complex characters and a gripping storyline, all set in a medieval fantasy world. With an active and frenetic combat system, magnificent boss battles, and incredible music, this game sets a new standard for the RPG genre. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Buy

What we like:
  • Engaging storyline
  • Stunning graphics
  • Captivating world
  • Active combat system
  • Incredible music
What could be improved:
  • Occasional performance issues
  • Mature themes may not be suitable for everyone

  • rpg
  • japanese
  • battle
  • combat
  • jrpg
  • dungeon
  • fight
  • turn-based
  • boss

7

Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)

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stadia Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Cyberpunk 2077 is an immersive and soulful game, full of intrigue and violence unlike any other. It offers a world of depth and breadth, with freedom of choice in story and combat. With its neon-lit streets, stunning visuals, complex characters, diverse quests, upgrade tree for abilities and rich dialogue choices - this game has it all!


What we like:
  • Absolutely gorgeous visuals
  • Freedom of choice in story and combat
  • Immersive game world to date with complex characters
  • Diverse quest types including main jobs side jobs gigs police scanner hustles etc
  • Upgrade tree for abilities
What could be improved:
  • Shorter than expected campaign length

  • open-world
  • rpg
  • stealth
  • first-person
  • shooter
  • cyberpunk
  • driving
  • narrative
  • tabletop
  • fps
  • crafting
  • combat
  • futuristic
  • heist
  • dystopian

8

Star Ocean The Second Story R (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

In this science fantasy RPG, choose between Claude or Rena, play through their perspectives, and unlock various endings. Recruit allies and defeat foes in fast paced real-time battles.


  • rpg
  • japanese
  • jrpg
  • remake
  • battle
  • sci-fi
  • dungeon
  • classic

9

Wildermyth (2019)

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95
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Linux PC Windows Mac OS

Wildermyth is a wonderful homage to classic tabletop games that combines witty writing, evocative art and engrossing battles. You will lead a band of peasants against otherworldly horrors, move them around a swirling parchment map and watch them grow in abilities and traits as they battle monsters. Enjoy the story beat vignettes set to string music that tell tales of personal history and emotions.


What we like:
  • Witty writing
  • Evocative art
  • Engrossing battles
  • Characters grow in abilities & traits as they battle monsters
  • Story beats with vignettes set to string music
  • Cooperative multiplayer option
What could be improved:
  • Straightforward battle system may not be complex enough for experienced players

  • tactical
  • rpg
  • tabletop
  • turn-based
  • procedural
  • story
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • battle
  • rogue-like

10

Disco Elysium (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Disco Elysium is an immersive detective RPG where you play the role of a belligerent drunk, trying to solve a murder in a Parisian style town full of creeps and drunks. With an incredibly deep character creation system, you can choose how to approach each situation as you interrogate suspects and follow clues. The game features excellent writing, skill checks, thought processes, conversations and beautiful visuals.

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What we like:
  • Depth of character development
  • Rich story and environments
  • Surreal conversations
  • Gorgeous visuals and voice acting
What could be improved:
  • Occasional bugs
  • Cumbersome inventory system

  • rpg
  • detective
  • dice
  • political
  • isometric
  • tabletop
  • mystery
  • skill
  • old-school

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