10 Best RPGs On PS5

Highlights

  • The PS5 offers a variety of high-quality RPGs, with stunning graphics and immersive gameplay experiences.
  • Games like Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, Cyberpunk 2077, Elden Ring, The Witcher 3, and Skyrim are highly recommended for RPG fans.
  • Octopath Traveler 2, Persona 5 Royal, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Final Fantasy 16, and Diablo 4 also provide unique and enjoyable RPG experiences on the PS5.

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There are a lot of different game genres to love, but those who appreciate thinking through their combat options and experiencing massive stories surely love RPGs. Some systems may be lacking in the RPG department, but that isn’t the case for the PS5, and that’s especially true when it comes to quality.

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Since the RPG genre is so varied, you might prefer one style over another, and luckily, it’s easy to highlight the many styles available. Thanks to all the power the PS5 boasts, some of the best RPGs on the console are also some of the best-looking games available right now.

10 Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade

Red, Barett, Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith Watching the Whispers

Serving as a modern update to the 1997 classic, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is a game many people have been waiting for since their childhood. Telling the first portion of Cloud’s adventure to ultimately stop Sephiroth from destroying the world, this game is a massive RPG.

With an action-based combat system that mixes in RPG elements, plenty of side quests, and tons of optional grinding, this game gives you the things you likely love. The massive cinematic story is told over multiple parts and in stunning detail to boot.

9 Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 Cover

It may have been controversial to some upon release, but it’s hard not to suggest Cyberpunk 2077 to people. Experiencing V’s adventure is something everyone should go through once in their life, if for nothing else than the beautiful cyberpunk world of the game.

Unlike many other RPGs, Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person game that lets you be in the shoes of your version of V. As long as you have a love for all things futuristic, you’re going to enjoy every moment of wonder in this game.

8 Elden Ring

A feminine-presenting player absorbs glowing golden runes atop a tower.

If you want massive bosses to slay and a difficult world to survive in, Elden Ring is ready to give you your next big challenge. Yet another Soulslike effort from FromSoftware, Elden Ring is as difficult as any of the other games from the team despite advances in mechanics.

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You might think you’ll have an easy time if you manage to make it through the Dark Souls games, but you might want to think again. Elden Ring managed to challenge even the toughest of veteran players, though it remains fun the whole time despite its difficulty.

7 The Witcher 3

Witcher 3 Screenshot Of Geralt And Ciri Meeting Emhyr

Much like another game on this list, The Witcher 3 can often feel like it will never go away, and that’s because of just how good the game is. Playing through Geralt’s quest to find Ciri and protect her from the Wild Hunt has been a love of RPG fans for years now.

The draw to this game is its massive and winding story filled with countless sidequests – or if you’re the card-playing type, Gwent. You do have some control over Geralt’s choices and dialogue options, allowing you to tailor your playthrough to what you think Geralt should do.

6 Skyrim

Protagonist fights dragon in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

The fact that Skyrim came out in 2011 and now, more than a decade later, you can play the game on the latest consoles is astounding. This massive RPG, where you can play the story or create your own adventure, has captured the entire world’s imagination.

The fact that you can play the game for hundreds of hours with only minimally forwarding the main story is a testament to how much content there is here. Your Dragonborn is whoever you want them to be, and that’s exactly how most people feel all RPG heroes should be.

5 Octopath Traveler 2

Tenemos in Crestlands town in Octopath Traveler 2

There are groups of RPG fans who prefer the JRPG genre to standard RPGs, and if that’s you, then you may want to try Octopath Traveler 2. Serving as a modern throwback to classic JRPGs, Octopath Traveler 2 gives you classic turn-based combat.

Much like the first game, you get to experience the stories of various characters adventuring in the world of the game. This allows you to learn about characters and experience gameplay without always relying on the same old tricks. The game is always fresh, making it a ton of fun from start to finish.

4 Persona 5 Royal

Joker, Morgana, Ann, And The Rest Of The Main Cast of Persona 5 Royal Posing

If you want an RPG that is going to impress you through its style, music, and gameplay, all in unique ways, Persona 5 Royal is an experience you need to have. It’s already become known as one of the greatest RPGs ever made, so of course it had to be on this list.

Controlling Joker, you play through this half-social simulator half-dungeon-crawler RPG while you try to balance school, friends, and the thievery of people’s hearts. Even those who don’t think they know much about the game tend to have heard music from it at some point.

3 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

a close up of Gohan from Dragon Ball Kakarot holding his injured shoulder with grassy plains and mountains in the background

A lot of people are fans of all those anime fighters that come out but crave a deeper experience, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot provides exactly that. You can experience the Dragon Ball Z story and even some of the aspects of Dragon Ball Super in a single game.

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Rather than mindlessly slapping buttons, you’ll have to carefully build your character, decide on special attacks, and even manage items in the middle of battle. The combat isn’t as deep as some other RPGs, but the ability to experience the Dragon Ball Z story in its glory is likely more than enough of a bonus to make up for that.

2 Final Fantasy 16

Sir Wade appealing to the Bearers of Eastpool in Final Fantasy 16

You might be someone looking to get into RPGs and, as a result, seek something that doesn’t go too deep with the RPG mechanics. Luckily, Final Fantasy 16 avoids that very thing. Simplistic on the RPG front, yet fulfilling in both combat and story, you should have no issue diving right in.

Those familiar with the Final Fantasy series will feel a lot of similarities to some of the other games from the series, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Even while familiar, Clive’s adventure feels like a breath of fresh air for the series.

1 Diablo 4

all three prime evil statues lit up

If you want a dungeon-crawling RPG with a long history in the genre, you need to try Diablo 4. Unleashing you in a massive world after you decide upon your character of choice, it falls onto you to explore, slay enemies, and find better loot wherever you can.

The gothic and medieval setting might appeal to you, but it is important for people to know that this game is played from an isometric perspective. As long as that doesn’t bother you, you’ll have a massive game, dark story, and even darker dungeons to comb through.

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