Best RPGs

You are a big fan of video games and recently you have found yourself a big fan of  RPGs , role-playing games. Intent on recovering so many valid titles belonging to this genre, which you surely had missed up to now, you did a search on the  best RPGs  on Google and you ended up here, on my blog. This is how things are, am I right? Then you will be happy to know that you are in the right place at the right time!

In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you different RPGs to buy and play on consoles (PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Switch) or computer. And if you prefer to play on the go, don’t worry: I will also show you some video games for smartphones and tablets, compatible with both Android and iOS / iPadOS. First of all, however, I will give you some useful information to deepen your knowledge of RPGs and their main characteristics.

If, therefore, you are impatient to read this guide, then I would say not to waste any more precious time in chat and to start immediately. Sit down comfortably, turn on your console or the device you intend to play on and get ready to try the cobs I’m about to recommend. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • Preliminary information
  • Best PS4 RPGs
  • Best PC RPGs
  • Best Xbox One RPGs
  • Best Switch RPGs
  • Best RPGs for Android and iOS / iPadOS

Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of my guide, in which I will tell you about the best RPGs to play on your console, on your PC or on your mobile devices, I would like to explain to you what distinguishes this videogame genre.

Well, first of all you need to know that  RPG stands for Role-Playing Game . If you were wondering what the term means in Italian, know that it refers to role-playing games ( RPG ), a genre of video games where the player embodies an avatar (or avatar) with a specific role in the context of the fictional world in which it is immersed the narration of events.

In general, based on the subgenre to which the RPG belongs, you can have fantasy or Sci-Fi settings, just to name a few, taking control of characters who have unique abilities based on the context in which they are inserted. You can then use characters who cast spells or others who use futuristic technologies to make their way through the enemies.

Each RPG has a similar gameplay structure: due to events that are unleashed at the beginning of the narrative, the player must impersonate an avatar and accept missions, which will lead him to face enemies, until the final objective is reached.

In this succession of clashes and searches, it is possible to obtain experience points , which increase the key characteristics of the character (e.g. life points) and / or equipment that, after wearing them, guarantee the avatar greater power to face battles always more challenging. While some classic RPGs are also based on the customization of some vital parameters of the avatar that improve some aspects of the skills, more modern RPGs are based instead on the customization of the fighting style, choosing only the type of skill to be used in battle.

For the rest, RPGs can have different combat mechanics (e.g. classic JRPGs, i.e. Japanese RPGs, have turn-based combat, while Western RPGs have action-style, real-time combat), settings more or less open and other characteristics that make this genre much larger and more varied than what a novice might think.

But now enough chat: now that you know what an RPG is, let’s move on to the games! In the next chapters, I will show you some titles of this genre that you absolutely must try. It’s just a small selection of the many RPGs that would be worth trying, but as a starting point for a new fan of the genre they are more than enough.

Also, let me make a small clarification: for convenience, I have divided my selection by platforms, focusing on some exclusive titles available on the various consoles, on PC and on mobile; however many of the titles that I will propose to you are actually multi-platform and therefore playable on multiple systems. In short, read everything carefully and do not immediately jump to the chapter dedicated to the console in your possession, as you could miss out on some extremely interesting titles!

Best PS4 RPGs

Let’s start with the review of role-playing games for PlayStation 4 . One of the best PS4 RPGs that I recommend you play is Bloodborne , an action RPG that has managed to establish itself thanks to a gameplay mechanic that requires skill and strategy from the player to apply during the battles.

Of course, the avatar will be defeated repeatedly during a fight, but it is precisely from the defeats that it is possible to analyze the errors and apply different strategies to overwhelm the enemy. In reality this type of mechanics could exasperate or satisfy the player, considering the fact that a clash could be repeated several dozen times before coming out victorious.

If you are someone who likes challenges, Bloodborne is definitely the game for you. Also consider that it is made up of a game world full of secrets to be revealed, which encourage exploration, as well as satisfying graphics.


Bloodborne – Game of the Year Edition – PlayStation 4

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Another RPG that I can recommend is Horizon Zero Dawn . This RPG might not be a masterpiece, considering some flaws related to the artificial intelligence of the enemies, but it presents itself as a very fun video game, especially as regards the combat system and the wide possibility of exploring the map.

Furthermore, the story on which the events that you will face during the game are based is very fascinating and engaging, also considering the truly exceptional graphics sector that leaves you speechless.


Horizon Zero Dawn Hits – PlayStation 4

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Speaking of action RPGs, another noteworthy title is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice . In reality this video game is not only available on PS4, but you can also play it on Xbox One and on PC, via Steam .

The plot of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in 16th century Japan, where they take on the role of a shinobi. The player will therefore have to face increasingly difficult challenges that will require a lot of patience, skill and commitment, in order to be able to get the better of the enemy.

At times it might seem like a Bloodborne- like RPG , but its difficulty level could be called more punishing, discouraging less patient players. Surely it could be a delight for all those hardcore players who want numerous challenges with high difficulty, especially if surrounded by a combat system that requires a certain skill in mastering it.


SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice – PlayStation 4

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SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice – Xbox One

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Best PC RPGs

If you want to know which are the best RPGs on PC , know that there are so many titles that you can try and, above all, enjoy. In fact, since PCs have no hardware limitations, as it is possible to upgrade their components compared to consoles, you can set the maximum video quality in video games and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and the meticulous details that make up the graphics.

Among the best RPGs available on PC, I recommend those from the Mass Effect series . This Sci-Fi RPG series has made history with its immersive storytelling and longevity, plus a combat system that makes combat rewarding.

On PC, you can play all titles in this series, such as Mass Effect , Mass Effect 2 , Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda . The latter is also available on PS4 and Xbox One, while the other titles can also be played on PS3 and Xbox 360.

As I have already mentioned to you, the video games of this RPG series are also very appreciated for their longevity, as it is possible to replay them to face the missions in a different way, which lead to a different evolution of events, such as to unlock alternative endings.


Mass Effect: Andromeda – Digital Code in the Box – PC

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Mass Effect – Andromeda

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Mass Effect: Andromeda – Xbox One

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Another video game that has been thrilling gamers around the world for over 10 years is World of Warcraft . This title belongs to the MMORPG genre , that is an RPG consisting of an online multiplayer sector that can host hundreds, if not thousands of players at the same time.

Although graphically it does not reflect the modern canons of the usual triple-A games that you are used to playing, today it is considered one of the most complete and long-lived video games. It consists of a fantasy setting in which the player must impersonate an avatar of a specific race and with a specific role, such as that of warrior, sorcerer, druid or thief, just to show you someone.

World of Warcraft is one of the best online RPGs that turns out to be very played and, for this reason, still supported with periodic expansions that expand the playable content together with other users. In case you are interested, I warn you that you can play World of Warcraft both on PCs with Windows operating system and on macOS.


World Of Warcraft – New Players Edition – PC

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In addition to the titles that I mentioned in the previous paragraphs, the video games of the Diablo series are also worthy of note , which have gone down in history for the quality of the narration, playability and, above all, innovation in the period in which they were made available.

You must know, in fact, that the Diablo RPG series is characterized by the isometric perspective that holds the frame of the game room at an angle of about 45 degrees, which allows a greater view of the environment surrounding the avatar.

As for the first two titles in this series, Diablo I and Diablo II , you can play them on Windows PC and macOS. If you are interested, instead, in Diablo III , you can play it on PC but also on PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

Diablo III Eternal Collection – Nintendo Switch

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Best Xbox One RPGs

If you are interested in knowing what are the best RPGs that you can play on Xbox One , know that in the next paragraphs I will point out some titles that could certainly interest you. Also know that the video games that I will propose to you are not only available for Xbox One, but also on PS4 and PC.

Among the best Xbox One Fantasy RPGs you can play, I recommend The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt . This video game, inspired by the literary saga of Andrzej Sapkowski, has been a huge success, such as to sell over 20 million copies.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a video game that contains all the typical elements of an RPG and consists of a spectacular and evocative graphic sector, which makes the gaming experience satisfying. In addition, the different degrees of difficulty that can be set allow any kind of gamer to find a satisfying degree of challenge.

As already mentioned, the setting of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is of a fantasy type, leading the player, who plays the role of a mutant warrior, to sink men and fantastic creatures, using the synergy between medieval weapons, spells and alchemical potions .


The Witcher III – Game Of The Year – Xbox One, Dialogue: English, Below …

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The Witcher III – Game Of The Year – Wild Hunt – PlayStation 4, Dialog …

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Another noteworthy RPG video game is Fallout 4 , one of the newest cross-platform video games in the Fallout series . These are all characterized by the same setting: due to a nuclear war, the world we know has changed and is completely contaminated with radioactivity. The latter has caused mutations in the survivors, which will result in clashes even with mutated and very powerful creatures.

Although Fallout 4 is not solid in the narrative sector, through its huge map, it offers many places to explore and many missions that make the game very long-lived, also thanks to the additional contents (DLC) that have been published for this video game.


Fallout 4 GOTY – Game of The Year – Xbox One

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Fallout 4 GOTY – Game of The Year – PlayStation 4

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Finally, another noteworthy video game that I recommend you play is Dragon Age: Inquisition . As with the other titles I told you about in the previous paragraphs, this one also belongs to a very famous video game series ( Dragon Age ).

Although technically this video game is not excellent, due to a not solid plot and a hybrid combat system (action and tactical pause) that has some flaws, however it excels for its longevity. In fact, you can explore tons of locations and carry out a huge amount of missions that will keep you glued to the screen.

Unlike the other video games I have told you about so far, you must know that you will not only use an avatar but rather a team, which will help you face the clashes with the enemies. Although you can issue attack orders to every single member of the team, the artificial intelligence that the team is equipped with will be able to properly and efficiently exploit all the strengths of the group members.


Dragon Age Inquisition

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Dragon Age: Inquisition – PlayStation 4

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Best Switch RPGs

If you want to know which are the best RPGs on Nintendo Switch that you can try, I will point out some that might interest you. First, I recommend Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle . While this video game does not represent anything innovative, it is in my opinion one of the best turn-based RPGs for this console.

This video game was born from the collaboration between Nintendo and Ubisoft who have put together some of their most famous products (respectively the world of Mario and the Rabbids) to create a noteworthy video game.

All the combat mechanics are turn-based and it is necessary to effectively use the peculiarities of each team member to defeat the enemies and, therefore, win the fight. In addition, the game design is really nice, enriched with hilarious scenes and dialogues.


Ubisoft Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Game Nintendo Switch

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Another RPG that I can recommend you to play on your Nintendo Switch is Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order . This video game has a well-structured story that turns out to be very funny and interesting, which will make you wink if you are a lover of the Marvel universe.

In this video game you will use a team of heroes who will have to face the enemies that will meet from time to time. A fundamental element is the synergy between the skills of the different heroes that can create devastating combinations in specific situations.


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – Nintendo Switch

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What about Zelda? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an absolute masterpiece, one of the best titles of the last 10 years, but it cannot properly be defined as an RPG, so I haven’t told you about it before. It’s more of an open world action packed with elements of adventure and fantasy. I highly recommend it, but I warn you that it does not respect the canons of classic role-playing games.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Switch

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Best RPGs for Android and iOS / iPadOS

If you are looking for RPGs to play on your smartphone or tablet, I can recommend some both free and paid.

First of all, if you are a fan of the Final Fantasy saga , you can download one of the many video games in this series that are available on the Android Play Store and the iOS / iPadOS App Store. For example, you can play Final Fantasy VII ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ) or Final Fantasy IX ( Android / iOS / iPadOS ), buying them for 16.99 euros and 22.99 euros respectively  (prices are subject to change).

In addition to the aforementioned games, if you are a fan of zombie games, I can recommend Walking Dead: Survival . It is a turn-based RPG, but basically it is a game characterized by elements typical of strategic video games. A point in favor of this video game for smartphones and tablets is that you can play it for free, even if there are microtransactions. If you were interested in Walking Dead: Survival , you can download it on both Android and iPhone / iPad .

Want to know what other games you can download on your mobile device? Good! I have everything you need: by consulting my guide on the best RPGs for Android , you can discover many video games of this genre that can be for you. Also know that most of them are also available on iOS / iPadOS: you just need to search for the game on the App Store, to download it and start having fun!


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