Hand of Fate 2 A hybrid of card and deckbuilding games, roguelike, and a sprinkle of action–Hand of Fate’s sequel brings us another suspenseful battle against the mysterious dealer. Decide your fate with each card you play, and survive every obstacle that comes in your way. With fresh new ideas added to their already great premise, it receives a PlayScore of 8.07 14. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition With the release of their latest sequel, Obsidian makes it slightly easier for newcomers to get up to speed with the series’ deep and immersive lore. Offering the complete package in one, this edition contains everything from expansions to all their previously released content.
Experience the magic of Eora’s world for your own and stand witness to the polish of Obsidian Entertainment’s storytelling, combat, and customizations. A wellspring of new possibilities of new and old fans, it has a PlayScore of 8.16 13. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 A highpowered sequel to Dragonball Xenoverse, Bandai Namco takes a turn towards time-bending plots in this latest installment of their fighting RPG. Create your very own character and join the iconic band of heroes as they jump from timeline to timeline in the hopes of saving their universe.
Taking you into a hub world seven times larger than the original, you’re sure to get your money’s worth of high-flying action. Relive your favorite anime fights with a PlayScore of 8.23 12.Battle Chasers: Nightwar Taking inspiration from classic turn-based JRPGs, Airship Syndicate manages to blend new and old sensibilities into their deliciously detailed RPG. It might be familiar for fans of Runic Games’ Torchlight series, with their cartoon aesthetics and vibrant color schemes. Round up your trio of heroes and set their sights on the precious loot of their randomly generated dungeons.
Uncover secrets, build up your skills, and solve the less than common problems of the citizens in Harms Way. It has a PlayScore of 8.24 11. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Complete editions are just a convenient way of getting all those juicy content rolled into one–and that’s exactly what Dark Arisen does for theseries. Containing all the previous DLCs, as well as a handful of new content, watch the Dragons Dogma universe come alive as you experience its living and breathing open world in all its fullness. Choose from nine different vocations and enjoy the dynamism of ther combat system, along with your trusty AI pawns.
It has a PlayScore of 8.24 10. Torment: Tides of Numenera A spiritual successor to the BioWare-powered Planescape: Torment. Tides of Numenera brings it to the modern the age, preserving the title’s signature visuals and isometric perspective while expanding the lore of one the best RPGs ever. Within its 35 hour single player campaign, you’ll discover the unpredictable nature of Ninth World as you embark on a quest to meet your maker and save yourself from Sorrow. A crowdfunded RPG that boasts deep exploration, immerse in the details of their universe and weave yourself into their complex narrative webs. It has a PlayScore of 8.27 9.
The Banner Saga The first installment in what would be an impressive RPG trilogy, the kickstarter-funded Banner Saga has definitely delivered on their campaign promises. An RPG that puts you in charge of a viking caravan, lead your pack through their melancholy world and become dazzled by beautiful animations and breathtaking 2D landscapes. Making use of traditional turn-based combat, the game sets itself apart by putting a premium on player choices, as well as the permanence of lives the lose you lose in battle. As much a strategy as it is an RPG, it has a PlayScore of 8.32 _ 8. Hyper Light Drifter One of the most mesmerizing indie titles of late, Hyper Light Drifter paints a paradoxical picture of a ruined world–bathed in neon colors and absolutely stunning in all its pixel perfection.
Set in an era where past meets future, meander about as their titular drifter as he sets out to piece out the puzzles of his world’s broken history, all while finding a cure to his mysterious illness. The artistry of the games’ developers don’t stop with backdrops, partake in their easy to pick up and hard to master combat and carve your own path amidst their branching storylines. It has a PlayScore of 8.36 7. Final Fantasy XV The latest in the long-running Final Fantasy series, Square Enix pulled out all the stops in this installment, taking a bromance-laden adventure to a modern, open-world setting worthy of its name. Developed over ten years, the wait was all worth it in the end, giving us an impressive and vast universe packed with their signature quests and boss battles.
It also a built-in high resolution support that creates a crystal clear picture of their hyperrealistic world. Drive around with Noctis and friends, with a PlayScore of 8.37 6. Monster Hunter: World A beast of a release, the Monster Hunter takes a turn for the global with this latest entry to their series. Released outside its Nintendo exclusivity, other consoles, and the Xbox One in particular, has finally gotten a taste of the ultimate hunting experience.
While it’s not exactly open world, it does give the players large and varied servings of biomes, each with their own diverse collection of beasts to take down. Always a haven for challenge-seekers due to its technical combat system, you can bring finally bring along friends to the hardcore adventures with their improved online features. It has a PlayScore of 8.38 5. South Park: The Fractured But Whole There’s no doubt about Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s place as legends in realm of TV, but they seem to be carving their own path in the world of RPGs.
With this sequel to the Stick of Truth, they’ve a created series of out of their irreverent RPGs, this time letting you play as the new kid in town. Get caught in the spiral of the gang’s superhero shenanigans and get ready for a new round of fart jokes, satire, and blazing hot social commentary. It has a PlayScore of 8.46 4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Sure, might be the Nth Special Edition to come out for Elder Scrolls V, but looks like Todd Howard’s got us straight on the nose because we fall for it every.
single. time. Now the highest rated Elder Scrolls game on the console, retrace your steps as the mighty Dragonborn in the land of Skyrim or travel off the beaten path and uncover secrets far beyond your old adventures. Technically enhanced with remastered art, textures, and effects, it’s the Elder Scrolls V like never before, and it has a PlayScore of 8.47 3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Something for fans of the new wave of Cyberpunk stories, the Deus Ex series jumps right ahead of the bandwagon with this installment set in the year 2029.
Featuring Adam Jensen on the forefront once again, Mankind Divided takes the series back to their roots, fleshing out their oft explored themes while adding a few key changes to their gameplay. While some were a bit disappointed by the ending, it’s been universally praised for its interesting quests and its meticulous attention to detail. One of the best Deus Ex titles yet, it has a PlayScore of 8.5 2.
Dark Souls III FromSoftware redefined the action RPG genre with their groundbreaking Dark Souls series. And, while it’s closed the curtain in this third and final chapter, its legendary combat system will remain in our hearts (and, perhaps, in FromSoftWare’s future titles.) Enter their nightmarish Gothic universe, if you dare, and try your hand on their addictively frustrating bossfights.
A dexterity testing treat for gluttons for punishment, it has a PlayScore of 8.8 Here are the runners-up before we reveal the number one: 16. Middle-earth: Shadow of War No longer a stealth-action adventure game centered around Mordor, roam around the iconic places of Middle Earth and amass your amry with the Nemesis System. It has a PlayScore of 8.06 17. Tom Clancy’s The Division An open world FPS set during the blackest friday in fictional history.
It has a PlayScore of 7.98 18. Romancing SaGa 2 From Square Enix, control several generation of rulers in a battle against the Seven Heroes in this pixel-fueled JRPG. It has a PlayScore of 7.94 19.
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Play as the familiar-voiced Victor Vran and catch demons on the loose to free Zaragovia from its curse. It has a PlayScore of 7.91 20. Shining Resonance Refrain The dragons of Astoria need your help in this action RPG from SEGA.
It has a PlayScore of 7.86 1. And the best RPG on the Xbox One is NieR: Automata – BECOME AS GODS Edition The latest to put their unique spin on action RPGs, 2B sashayed her way to the top of our lists with their philosophical metanarratives (on top of the delicious action scenes, of course. In Become as Gods, players are get to try on varying costumes for the main characters, with 2B in particular getting the fanservice treatment with her “Revealing Outfit.” Play along in 4K resolutions and dive into a collection of brand subquests. It’s a fresh way to play this award-winning RPG, and it receives a PlayScore of 9.22