PlayStation 4’s catalog features plenty of quality RPGs. From Persona 4 and Monster hunter come Skyrim and Horizon Zero DawnSony’s stale system has built an incredible library of top role-playing games throughout its lifecycle. Regardless of your gaming preferences, PS4 is bound to have an RPG with your name on it.
Unfortunately, that stellar library means dozens of titles worthy of not making their last appearance on the list of best role-playing games. Stardew Valley, Dragon dogma, Pillar of eternity, and many more that are not mentioned on this list, but they are definitely worth your time.
In no particular order, these are the best RPGs on PlayStation 4.
Bloodborne Take everything great about the Dark Souls franchise and take it to the next level. Faster combat, smoother movement, and a completely different setting all combine to make the haunting game one of the best RPGs in recent memory.
Underneath its intricate battle is a deeply evolving system. Sharpening your gear, upgrading your weapons, and boosting your stats is just as complicated as you’d expect a game from FromSoftware. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for challenge-seekers, nothing else is like that.
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One moment it was an RPG, the next was a side scrolling shooting. It then locks the camera in place, before taking you into a vast open world. Nier: Automata There is no problem recreating yourself during this long adventure, but make no mistake – this is a true RPG.
While PlatinumGames’ legacy is clearly shown with Automata’s fast-paced combat, the story it tells is more than enough to keep you going on an adventure that spans more than 30 hours. It might take a few hours to get started, but once that’s done, you’ll be glued to your PS4 until the very last minute.
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Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter has taken things to new heights on the PlayStation 4 thanks to its increased processing power. Players are free to hunt without long load times and the action looks better than ever on a platform capable of creating HD graphics.
All said, Monster Hunter: World arguably the best in the history of the series. Better yet, it only gets better over the years. Content updates and patches have introduced terrifying new monsters, giving you a constant source of challenge material to overcome.
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Final Fantasy VII Reworked
The long wait Final Fantasy VII Reworked not disappointed. A reworked combat system, stunning HD graphics, and a surprising amount of new content make fans both new and old love it. The innovative battle system is a standout feature of the remake, allowing you to play throughout the entire game with real-time or turn-based battles.
Although Final Fantasy VII Reworked taking about 40 hours to beat, it ends with Cloud and the company about to leave Midgar – in the original title, it only takes about eight hours. That means you’ll see a Midgar reimagined on a PS4, a stunningly detailed image that’s still faithfully reproduced.
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It might have started a bit hard, but Diablo III has become one of the best games on PS4. At its core, Diablo III like Diablo II, bring out many enemies to destroy in terrible ways. However, it follows a core formula with improved graphics, a unique new skill system, and brutal new classes.
A big change from Diablo II comes in the form of Health Orbs. They are released by defeated enemies, making it easy to plow hundreds of demons without having to worry about running out of potions. Despite its age, Diablo III remains one of the most popular titles on PS4.
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Dragon Quest XI S: An echo of the elusive era
Annoyingly long headlines aside, Dragon Quest XI S: An echo of the elusive era is the latest and greatest in a longtime series. You will enter the shoes of Luminary, a mysterious character prophesied to protect the land from the evil forces that are destroying hell.
The game is split into two separate halves, although turn-based combat and warm characters still excel throughout the journey. While all the usual JRPGs are there, some modern gadgets – such as Auto-fight for a little bit of honing – make it one of the easy-to-reach Dragon Quest games. Best.
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Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV Its life started out as one of the worst MMORPGs on the market. More than a decade later, and it’s one of the most revered RPGs across all platforms. The usual, intricate, but definitely incredible Final Fantasy plot here in batches, underpinned by the best MMO gameplay you’ll find on a console.
With lots of PvP and PvE content, many possible character-building ways and regular expansion, Final Fantasy XIV deserves recognition among the best RPGs on PS4 – despite the MMO label.
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Persona 5 Royal
There was no discussion about the best role-playing games without mentioning Persona 5 Royal. Arguably the best JRPG on PS4, Persona 5 Royal takes place in modern Tokyo and follows Joker – a high school student who transferred schools after being accused of assault. What’s next is one of the most profound stories told on PS4 and a journey that will stick with you long after the final credits.
Persona 5 stand out from the pack due to its animated, vibrant art style, but still keep you engaged with an emotional story and turn-based combat system. Royal has great everything about the original Persona 5 and adds a bit of new content and gameplay tweaks, further perfecting the Persona recipe.
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Horizon Zero Dawn
What more could you want from your RPG other than the giant mechanic dinosaurs? Horizon Zero Dawn bring its futuristic world to life with its colorful cast of characters, amazing graphics, and intense gameplay that keep you going.
At the center of Zero Dawn is Aloy, a charismatic main character who has been shunned by the tribe since birth. You will follow her journey as she discovers her past, questions her future, and finds out why she was abandoned throughout her life.
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Dark Souls III
Without a doubt, Dark Souls III is the best in the set. The brutal action RPG developed by FromSoftware brings the end of the trilogy – and leaves a lasting mark on the RPG scene.
What starts like a suitable title the soul of the devil end up with extreme popularity Dark Souls III – Break sales record for Bandai Namco just a few weeks after launch. The challenging journey becomes more difficult over time, as the developer continues to add DLC content and expands the gloomy world of Lordran.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Skyrim has been shipped to every system – and for good reason. Open-world RPGs remain one of the most popular games on any platform, giving players all the tools they need to function wild in an amazingly immersive world.
Become a thief, join Mage’s Guild, go deep into dungeons and rescue the world from dragons. The only limit to what you can do in Skyrim is your own imagination. The perfect freedom was then enhanced by both a large mod community and official DLC, giving players hundreds of hours of content to explore.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Not only is it among the best role-playing games on PS4 but The Witcher 3 also possibly one of the best games of all time. Geralt’s story has come to a great conclusion in The Witcher 3, with a variety of finishes available based on your choices throughout the journey. Few other games can tell a complicated story like The Witcher, and any RPG fan has that to themselves when trying this game.
With a rich world to explore, memorable characters and a mature story, all facets of The Witcher 3 combine to make it one of the greatest products of all time. Although Geralt’s adventure may be over, his legacy will not be forgotten anytime soon.
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