The Best Rpg classic old-school Games for Xbox One

Update : Unforetold: Witchstone added at rank #27.
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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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Tower of Time (2018)

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PC Windows Linux Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

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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PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux

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

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Pillars of Eternity (2015)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Pillars of Eternity is an RPG homage to classic titles like Baldur's Gate, played from an isometric perspective. You explore a richly detailed dioramas, engage in conversations with town folk, and battle through all kinds of fantastical monsters as a Watcher - a person able to "read" souls. Make moral choices against a backdrop of a fantasy world gone mad and create your own character with the Deceptively deep creation suite.

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What we like:
  • Complicated moral choices
  • Engaging writing & voice acting
  • Deep character creation suite
  • Smart mapping of controls for easy combat commands
  • Over forty hours of excellent RPG gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Frame stutters in dense environments
  • Characters can be difficult to locate on screen when playing in handheld mode

  • rpg
  • isometric
  • old-school
  • dungeon
  • pause
  • combat
  • fantasy

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Wasteland 3 (2020)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Mac OS Linux

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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Solasta: Crown of the Magister (2021)

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Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a turn-based RPG that draws inspiration from D&D's 5th Edition. It features a solid character creation system, verticality combat, and a storyline set in a world dominated by an elven empire that was hit by a cataclysmic event 1,000 years ago. The game's dungeons' creator is well-designed, and the graphics, overall, are decent, while animations are solid.


What we like:
  • Faithfully recreates D&D 5e mechanics
  • Customizable party members
  • Immersive world and engaging narrative
  • Tactical combat system
  • Offers a great bang for the buck
What could be improved:
  • Weak narrative
  • Linear campaign
  • Lack of online multiplayer
  • Mediocre voice acting and character models
  • Camera can be bad

  • dungeon
  • rpg
  • dragon
  • tabletop
  • dice
  • tactical
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • turn-based

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 (2017)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4

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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The Bard's Tale Trilogy (2018)

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PC Windows Xbox One Mac OS

Ready to embark on an epic adventure? The Bard's Tale Trilogy brings back classic RPG gameplay that lets you create your adventuring party and journey across three different worlds. Battle legendary monsters, solve mind-bending puzzles, and wield the powers of the bards as you save the world from peril. With updated graphics, a new auto map feature, and a wealth of content, this remastered version delivers the best of nostalgia and modern gaming. Are you ready to embrace the call of the bard today?


What we like:
  • Fun gameplay
  • Mountain of content
  • Great puzzle solving
  • Updated graphics and auto map feature
  • Perfect blend of nostalgia and updates
What could be improved:
  • Keyboard controls not fully supported
  • Limited graphic settings
  • Can be grindy

  • dungeon-crawler
  • rpg
  • dungeon
  • classic
  • tabletop-rpg
  • movement
  • grid
  • party
  • fantasy
  • monster
  • maze
  • old-school

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Evoland Legendary Edition (2019)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

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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