The Best Rpg classic old-school Games for Playstation 4

Update : Unforetold: Witchstone added at rank #19.
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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous (2021)

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a classic party-based cRPG developed by Owlcat Games. Take part in a century-long conflict between mortals, demons and other celestial parties and save the region of Mendev or even the entirety of Golarion. Unlock tremendous Mythic powers to set in motion a chain of events that has a chance to end this conflict once and for all.


What we like:
  • Over 1000 spells
  • Feats and abilities to choose from
  • Flexible difficulty settings
  • Extensive character customization
  • Mounted combat
  • Streamlined Kingdom Management system
  • Turn-based tactical mode for armies
What could be improved:
  • Character creation can be overwhelming
  • Kingmaker's infamous insta-death events still exist
  • Tactical battles feel bare-bones compared to other systems

  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • demons
  • isometric
  • tabletop
  • fantasy
  • old-school
  • classic
  • combat
  • real-time
  • battle
  • tactical
  • dragon
  • romance
  • dungeon

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ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game (2021)

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Atom RPG is an old school post-apocalyptic game set in Russia. The character creation is reminiscent of games like Fallout, with skills, stats and traits that affect the game's difficulty. Combat is turn-based and action point based, while crafting gives players the chance to create objects using various pieces of rubbish found in the wasteland. There are plenty of NPCs with their own stories, as well as a main storyline to follow.


What we like:
  • Rich character customization options
  • Turn-based combat system
  • Variety of NPCs with stories
  • Crafting system based on scavenging for resources
  • Main storyline and side quests
What could be improved:
  • Aiming at body parts rarely has an effect
  • Speechcraft skills are essential for success in some situations
  • Some NPCs have more personality than others

  • rpg
  • post-apocalyptic
  • turn-based
  • old-school
  • isometric
  • atom
  • classic
  • survival
  • combat

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Tower of Time (2018)

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Tower of Time is a story-rich dungeon crawler with innovative real time combat. Set in the world of Artaria, you play as an anonymous character who has no name and seemingly little history. Explore the Tower with your party, discover various narrative threads that tie back to the present and foreshadow the future. With RPG tropes such as upgrading buildings to level up your heroes, finding blueprints and crafting special equipment also included, Tower of Time offers an incredibly varied gaming experience.


What we like:
  • Innovative real time combat system
  • Story-rich narrative
  • Varied team members with unique skills
  • Deep exploration encourages full discovery
  • RPG tropes included
What could be improved:
  • Occasional graphical hitches
  • No shortcut to select all heroes at once

  • rpg
  • real-time
  • pause
  • combat
  • dungeon-crawler
  • tactical
  • story
  • old-school
  • classic
  • strategy
  • battle
  • exploration
  • fight

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Quest for Infamy (2014)

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Quest for Infamy is a humorous and nostalgic point-and-click adventure game with a twist - you get to play the charming villain. Choose from three different characters, each with their own storylines, and become the bad guy who cheats, lies, and steals your way through multiple endings. With hand-drawn graphics and customizable spells, skills, and adventures, this game gives you the ultimate retro RPG experience that has never felt so good!


What we like:
  • Humorous dialogue with great writing and exploration
  • Modernized old school adventure games with good story, quests, and humor
  • End game achievements accessible to any character class
  • Huge open world with good animations and decent voice acting
  • Wonderful homage to Sierra On-Line games and perfect for fans of the point & click genre
What could be improved:
  • Frustrating design issues
  • Occasional offensive humor
  • Some puzzles require arbitrary actions to be triggered
  • Combat system is repetitive and lackluster with simple mechanics

  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • puzzle
  • classic
  • stealth
  • villain
  • fantasy
  • combat
  • inventory
  • fight
  • picaresque
  • retro
  • funny

5

Wasteland 3 (2020)

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Wasteland 3 is a post-apocalyptic turn-based game from Inxile Entertainment, set in the snowy area of Colorado. Combat is turn-based on a grid area, rewarding you for cleverly using your surroundings. The backdrop has an eye for detail and you can explore it in the Kodiak - a snowmobile/truck hybrid.


What we like:
  • Great story
  • 80-100 hours of gameplay
  • 120 hours of voice work
  • Challenging moral dilemmas
  • Variety in how to go about things
  • Co-op option available
  • Rewarding combat system
  • Detailed backdrop and exploration options
What could be improved:
  • No eyepatch found yet
  • Hats make characters bald
  • Limited replayability depending on playthrough choice

  • rpg
  • post-apocalyptic
  • turn-based
  • tactical
  • combat
  • squad
  • isometric
  • skill
  • cover
  • old-school
  • battle

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 (2017)

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the latest title from Larian Studios, a classic CRPG that offers a grand freedom and vicious punishment. With five races, 14 classes and plenty of personalization choices, the game presents an interesting character creator and Tag system to truly make your experience unique. You can explore many different quests with multiple solutions, while engaging in systemic turn-based combat with skill combos.


What we like:
  • Unique character creator
  • Tag system for feedback on character role-playing
  • Dynamic quest structure with multiple solutions
  • Systemic turn-based combat with skill combos
  • Beautiful graphics and soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Difficulty spikes in certain encounters
  • Wall of content for new players

  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • combat
  • cooperative
  • fantasy
  • battle
  • old-school
  • isometric

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Evoland Legendary Edition (2019)

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Evoland Legendary Edition brings you two great and unique RPGs, with their graphic style and gameplay changing as you progress through the game!


  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • adventure
  • dungeon
  • classic

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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut (2019)

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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut is the triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time. Delve into a tactically rich combat system that rewards creativity, solve puzzles to gain treasure and advantages, and discover a beautifully crafted world.

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  • rpg
  • dungeon-crawler
  • dungeon
  • old-school
  • grid
  • turn-based
  • fantasy
  • classic
  • combat
  • party

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Vaporum: Lockdown (2020)

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Experience the danger and secrets of the steampunk world as Ellie Teller in Vaporum: Lockdown. With challenging combat, puzzle-solving, and RPG-style upgrades, immerse yourself in the intriguing world of the tower of Arx Vaporum. Uncover hidden secrets, unique enemies, and thrilling adventures in this first-person game. Are you ready to escape and survive?


What we like:
  • Fun and rewarding gameplay with dynamic combat and exploration
  • Simple skill tree system that allows for unique builds
  • Engaging story with interesting collectibles
  • Accessible to players unfamiliar with the genre
  • Great style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Puzzles can become tedious and repetitive
  • Boss fights can be long and dissatisfying
  • Use of present-day language clashes with the game's historical setting
  • Character progression options can feel experimental and not worth investing in

  • dungeon-crawler
  • steampunk
  • grid
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • gadget
  • real-time
  • reflexes
  • puzzle
  • tactical

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Noob - The Factionless (2021)

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Lead a team of adventurers to the highest rank of all guilds!


  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • collector
  • creature
  • mmo
  • magic
  • old-school
  • multiplayer
  • strategy
  • story
  • retro

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