We already published the list of best PS4 games of all time, now it’s time to discover the best PS4 RPGs of all time.
With amazing titles like the Persona series, The Witcher 3 and its DLCs, and also Dark Souls series, the PS4 surely have a great collection of RPGs.
If you’re a fan of both PS4 and RPGs, there’s a chance you’ll like this list.
Most of you will know or even still playing some of the games mentioned in this list.
#25. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
The storm came suddenly, without warning, and everyone but you has died.
Seeking shelter in a nearby cave, you notice your refuge has become even more dangerous than the howling winds outside.
A cult has activated a strange device.
The ritual ends with you being cursed to wander the world without sleep, seeing visions of your past lives unfold.
Will you let yourself succumb to the curse, or will you seek to take back your mind and soul from the evil cult?
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is as close to an old-school isometric RPG as you can get on a modern console.
Obsidian Entertainment are old hands when it comes to this kind of game design.
The people who work there are responsible for PC classics like the original Fallout games and the Planescape series.
It’s a great example of the genre made by some of the best in the industry.
Obsidian is also known for their storytelling as well, so expect a compelling narrative for your character to participate in.
#24. Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
As you venture through Yharnam you stumble across “The Eye of a Blood Drunk Hunter”.
This relic transports you to another layer of the dream gripping the city during the hunt.
Will you peel back the meaning of the new nightmare and learn the hunter’s terrible secrets, or will you close your eyes to the truth, and seek solace in the hunt.
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters is DLC for the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne.
From Software is well known for lore drenched narratives where it’s up to the player to hunt for clues about the bigger picture of the game world around them.
The Old Hunters gives greater context the mysterious group of people responsible for hunting beasts in Yharnam.
The new bosses are challenging and interesting, and the last boss of the DLC is arguably the hardest in the entire game.
Challenging gameplay and a mystery are what draws people to Soulsborne games, and the DLC is excellent.
#23. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
The game’s story is told through the point of view of six different storybooks.
Each character gets their own piece to tell a huge overarching narrative that will reveal not only their motivations but the impact of their actions across the land.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a 2d side-scrolling RPG with a gorgeous storybook aesthetic.
It fits perfectly with the style of narrative and the themes of the game as a whole.
The gameplay itself is straightforward and easy to understand but soon ends up offering a surprising amount of depth once the game gets going.
It’s beautiful in the narrative, art style, and design.
It also features many improvements over the PS2 original, and you need to play this to truly appreciate it.
#22. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
The “Undead Curse” has afflicted humanity once again.
The fire is going out, and it’s up to an undead warrior to gather enough souls together to restart the age of fire before the undead curse consumes everyone.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is more than just a remaster of Dark Souls II, it’s been revamped.
Items and enemy placement have been changed, and all three DLC expansions have been added, allowing a new ending to become available without any additional cost.
Features that were meant to be included in the original have been implemented, like the lighting system that wasn’t able to be used in the previous version.
It’s practically a completely new game.
If you are a Souls fan and haven’t tried out this game yet, you owe it to yourself to give this entry a shot.
#21. The Outer Worlds
Welcome to your glorious future traveler!
Space travel may be incredibly dangerous and colonizing new planets for your corporate overlords may seem daunting, but well, you have no choice.
The Outer Worlds is a fun romp through outer space, trying to help the colonists you find, defrost the people you came out here with, and avoid being murdered by space bandits and creatures.
The gameplay is similar to the Fallout series by Bethesda Studios.
Obsidian is the dev team who made Fallout: New Vegas, so they have the chops to pull off the funny misadventures of a person adventuring through space, trying to accomplish their own goals while navigating multiple factions that are all trying to accomplish their own.
#20. Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition
You play as a “Source Hunter” tasked with finding and neutralizing dangerous magic users who utilize energy called “Source” to bend the fabric of reality.
Your investigation takes you to the port town of Cyceal, and spirals off into a journey through the end of the world itself.
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition is similar to games like Baldur’s Gate and Fallout in design, but it does a great job of adding its own spin on it.
First, the character customization in the game is huge.
There’s also a co-op option available, so you can adventure with a friend and annoy each other by Ninja looting.
Single-player or with a friend, you’ll want to check this one out for its fun take on isometric RPGs and an interesting story.
#19. Horizon Zero Dawn
You play as Aloy, an outcast from the Nora tribe.
In order to become a full-fledged member, you must partake in a competition called “The Proving”.
Tragedy strikes after, and the tribe is attacked by a strange cult.
Aloy must get to the bottom of the cult’s intentions, and protect your village.
Ok, “Giant Robot Dinosaurs” should be everything you need to get excited about this game.
If that isn’t enough, the game is set in a giant open world that feels alive.
Most open-world games can feel kind of empty, but with Horizon Zero Dawn there is always something to do no matter where you are.
The story and characterization of Aloy are strong as well so there’s something for everyone to enjoy, but more importantly, “Giant Robot Dinosaurs”.
#18. Fallout 4
You awake suddenly, trapped in a cryogenic tube.
As you try to assess the situation, you see strangers approach your spouse and child.
Helplessly you watch as they take your child and murder your loved one, only to be put back on ice.
Fallout 4 is a first-person open-world RPG by Bethesda Software.
It takes the Skyrim formula and applies it to the leveling system of Fallout, streamlining it in the process.
The story involves four powerful factions inside the Commonwealth and offers a wide variety of side quests to explore.
It also offers limited Mod support for the game, which is really hard to find on consoles.
Take it for a spin and see why people love this game.
#17. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
You are the hero, raised by foster parents after surviving an attack while still an infant.
While traveling with your childhood friend, you are set upon by monsters.
It looks like all is lost until a glowing mark appears on your hand, and allows you to summon a bolt of lighting to drive off the monsters.
After this revelation, your foster parents send you to meet the king, and gather more details about your destiny.
This ends in your imprisonment, as the king believes you are a creature of darkness, set on destroying the world.
How will you escape?
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is another stellar entry in this storied franchise.
The gameplay is what you’d expect from a traditional JRPG, but the visuals have received a massive upgrade.
The story side of the Dragon Quest franchise is also one of the main draws to this series, and Dragon Quest XI is no exception.
The cast of characters are all loveable and well-characterized so you’ll enjoy questing with them.
If you’ve never played a Dragon Quest game before, starting with Dragon Quest XI is a good place to start.
#16. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
This is the latest expansion for the popular MMO.
After the events of Heavensword, the “Warrior of Light” travels to a realm where there is a fierce battle raging.
The land of Gyr Abania is torn between two factions and you must go there to help the fledgling resistance movement.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood revamps the gameplay and adds a bunch of quality of life improvements to job classes.
The game also raises the level cap and brings two brand new classes for you to play.
With a PVP arena, two new classes and a brand new narrative to enjoy, this is a good time to try out Final Fantasy XIV, or if you haven’t played in a while, it’s worth jumping back in.
In the 17th century, a man named William journeys to Japan.
Something important has been stolen from him.
It isn’t some trinket or money that’s been taken, it’s a spirit that only William and a few select people can see.
In pursuit of the man who stole it, William becomes drawn into an overarching plot that could send all of Japan into greater turmoil than the Warring States period has ever known.
Nioh is a Souls-like 3rd person action RPG.
The combat system isn’t just a Souls clone however, it has a depth that is unique to the game.
It features multiple stances for each weapon class and magic, including summons.
It also features a loot system similar to the Diablo series.
The gameplay is fast and challenging, which will appeal to any Souls fan.
#14. NieR: Automata
The Earth has fallen. Alien invaders have taken over and displaced humanity.
Hidden on the moon, Humanity commands a group of sentient androids to bring the fight to Earth, and liberate it from the mechanized soldiers the aliens have produced.
NieR: Automata is critically acclaimed for good reason.
The story alone would make this action RPG worth checking out, but it also innovates on the traditional hack and slash gameplay by adding “bullet hell” shooter elements to not only the regular combat but the hacking mini-game as well.
You should definitely check this game out, and see what all the fuss is about.
#13. Dark Souls III
You awake in a graveyard.
You have no memories of your previous life, or even why you are alive now.
As you stumble past aggressive grave keepers and wild animals, you find a strange set of armor with what looks like a coiled sword embedded in its chest.
After pulling it out, the armor springs to life, and attempts to kill you.
After a grueling battle, you make it to a chapel and a strange woman called “The Fire Keeper”, who informs you of what you are, and your purpose.
You are unkindled ash, a failure who couldn’t relight the first flame.
You’ve been brought back to do what the others couldn’t.
Rekindle the first flame, and save the world.
Dark Souls III is truly remarkable. It is a fitting end to the franchise.
From Software pulled from their many years of working on the Souls series and Bloodborne to create the tightest and most responsive combat the series has to offer.
The boss battles are epic and challenging, and the dying world is beautifully rendered.
The story reveals even more details about the nature of the first flame, the will of the Gods, and the fate of humanity.
This game is a must for any Soulsborne fans.
#12. Dragon Age: Inquisition
It starts with an explosion.
During a peace treaty between the Chantry and the Mages, a massive magical explosion destroys the church where the meeting was taking place and everyone who was there, except you.
As the only survivor, it’s only natural that the Inquisition, a secret organization within the Chantry suspects you as the one who caused a massive rift to appear in the sky.
It threatens to destroy humanity, as demons pour out into the world.
It’s up to you to clear your name, find out who created it, and ultimately save the world.
Dragon Age: Inquisition adds a ton to the story of the franchise, and brings a lot of fan-favorite characters back.
The game also does a lot to bring back features that people missed in Dragon Age II.
The world is beautiful and has large areas to explore and battle in.
If you liked the previous entries in the franchise you have to pick up this title.
#11. Monster Hunter: World
“The New World”, the untamed frontier.
It’s like the perfect bait for a monster hunter such as yourself.
With a brand new land and many feral beasts to study and slay, you head out on a ship as soon as you can.
While on the way there, your ship encounters a dragon the size of a mountain and nearly sinks.
Will you survive your trip to the Expedition HQ and find out why you were waylaid by a Dragon?
Monster Hunter World is an all you can slay boss monster extravaganza where you can join your friends to master the art.
The monsters are huge and well animated and the graphics are a giant step up from the previous handheld releases of the Monster Hunter.
The game has also been streamlined to help people new to the franchise get into the game.
If you’re new or you’ve been slaying monsters since the PSP, you gotta get your hands on this game.
The world is in pieces, literally blown to bits.
“The Calamity” took out almost everyone living in the process.
You play “The Kid” one of the few survivors of “The Calamity” and it’s up to you to put the world back together, and save as many as you can.
Bastion is an isometric action RPG.
It’s well known for its story, specifically the narrator that dynamically explains the plot as well as how you, the player, are doing.
The gameplay has you using up to two weapons and special attacks to end your foes.
You’re awarded with “Shards” depending on how well you do, and there are a few ways to earn extra currency as well.
Bastion is easily one of the greatest and most well-known games made by SuperGiant, and it’s definitely an engaging, well crafted, RPG.
#9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
Geralt gets word that there is a Duchess who needs to have him investigate two mysterious murders.
The victims are knights of Toussaint.
Geralt travels to Toussaint to get to the bottom of these killings and slay the monster responsible.
The second expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is universally beloved by the fanbase and critics alike.
The visuals of Toussaint are gorgeous and the french-inspired architecture is breathtaking.
The gameplay doesn’t deviate from the original, but that just means you can dive right in and start enjoying the new area and explore all the secrets it has to offer.
If you enjoy the Witcher games, you have to give Blood and Wine a try.
#8. Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne
The Hoarfrost Reach, a new territory in the New World.
The possibilities would send any Hunter worth their salt to salivating.
It’s cold, tough, and dangerous, additionally, there are all kinds of new creatures to study and fight.
It’s a Hunter’s dream come true.
Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne is the new expansion for Monster Hunter and it adds a ton of new content to the base game.
It makes quality of life improvements allowing you to use your slinger with your main weapon drawn and adds a whole new rank for your hunter to attain.
A whole host of new monsters and areas to explore would be enough on its own, but pair that with a new story and you’ve got a must-play expansion.
“Seek the Pale Blood” is all the note says.
After you awake in a clinic in Yharnam, you’re assaulted by a bloodthirsty beast and crazed locals.
The Hunt is tonight, and it seems like beasts aren’t the only game on the villager’s mind.
You’ll need to make your way through Yharnam, discover the meaning of the note, and save yourself from the night of the hunt.
Bloodborne is From Software’s PlayStation exclusive, and it is one of the big reasons for selling the system for a lot of devoted Souls fans.
It introduced the “Trick Weapon” system, where one weapon can convert into a second with just a press of a button.
What makes this even more fun is it can also be done mid combo adding depth to “moment to moment” combat that traditional Souls games can’t offer.
It also brings all the grim and dark mystery of a Souls game to a Victorian-era setting.
It’s gothic, Lovecraftian horror with all the challenging combat and exploration of a Souls game, and it’s only available on Playstation.
#6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone
Geralt is on the job once again, this time tasked with eliminating a giant toadlike creature at the request of a powerful noble.
Once the job is done, however, Geralt finds out that the toad was prince, and is set up to take the fall for his assassination.
Will you end up on the chopping block, or will you figure out how to set the situation to rights, and avoid losing your head?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone is the first DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and brings a whole new story to unwind and explore.
The tale of a noble who has sacrificed something for immortality, and the twists and turns are a big part of why this DLC was praised.
The addictive gameplay of the base game is here in full effect as well, so the focus on the narrative isn’t bogged down with new systems to learn.
It’s an exceptional DLC, and well worth the cash.
#5. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
A star falls, and from the crater, undead minions come crawling out to attack the living in the town of New Tristram.
The sage, Deckard Cain is trapped in that hole, and his adopted daughter Leah asks you to rescue him, and save New Tristram from the army of undead.
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition combines all the expansions released for the PC version of Diablo III into one package for console owners.
It includes the base game with all its looty glory, as well as The Rise of the Necromancer, and Reaper of Souls expansions which add two new classes and a brand new storyline.
It’s the complete version of Diablo III, and if you love isometric loot-based gameplay, you can’t go wrong with the Ultimate Evil Edition.
#4. Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition
The “Voidwoken” are passing into the world, feeding on its life energy, and threatening to consume it all.
You are a powerful Sourcerer, and as such, are a prime target for the “Voidwoken” who feed on Source.
The “Voidwoken” are a symptom of a larger problem, however, and it’s up to you to find the true cause of this devastating set of circumstances.
Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition is the critically acclaimed sequel to the first Divinity game.
The customization options go even further with this game, and there are even undead variants for you to choose from in character creation.
The brand new story is just as layered and interesting as the previous entry, and combat and questing are just as fun as ever.
If you enjoyed the first Divinity, or if you’ve heard of it and are curious, it’s an excellent place to start.
#3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Geralt has been summoned to meet with Emperor Emhyr.
Ciri, a child of the Elder Blood, has gone missing, and the Emperor wants you to find her.
Ciri has an ability to bend time and space, and she also has a history with Geralt, making him perfect for the job.
What happened to Ciri, and where has she gone?
What could have caused a powerful being like Ciri to go into hiding?
It’s up to you to find out.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 3rd person action RPG and is one of CD Project Red’s most critically acclaimed games.
The fans love it as well, and for good reason. The combat and story are satisfying.
The characters and sidequests all have moving narratives surrounding them, and all parts add to the feeling of the game world.
It’s so tightly woven together, it is impossible to think of a story beat or game mechanic without thinking of the game as a whole.
It’s truly a stellar piece of entertainment, and you owe it to yourself to explore that world.
While exploring you accidentally fall into the “Underground” the home of monsters, sealed away after an ancient war broke out between your kind and the monsters.
You need to get back home, but there is an unseen force trying to guide you down the path of ruin.
It’s up to you to get back home and find a way to do it without losing yourself in the process.
Undertale is a lovingly crafted masterpiece.
Toby Fox and Temmie Chang created a compelling narrative that subverts the usual tropes of turn-based RPGs.
The story itself and the way its told are unique and beautiful, and the soundtrack is one of the most popular game OSTs in the recent decade.
If you love well-crafted stories, subversive gameplay and have ever enjoyed a “Megolovania” meme, you have to play this game.
#1. Persona 5
You are Joker, and after standing up for a woman, the man who was trying to assault her had you arrested.
As punishment, and to keep you from making more trouble, you are sent to a family friend’s home to live while attending a new school.
Feeling like an outcast, and having your reputation as a troublemaker looming over you, you notice a new application on your phone.
The same night you dream of a strange place.
Locking a cage, covered in chains, you see Igor, and he tells you that you are in “The Velvet Room”.
You must rehabilitate yourself, or you and the world will suffer a terrifying fate.
Persona 5 is a fantastic display of style.
It just oozes pop art appeal and the soundtrack matches its eye-catching aesthetic.
The characters are compelling and they would have to be.
One of the main mechanics is the social link system.
You need to deepen your friendships with your party members in order to gain special bonuses and unlock even more powerful abilities within them.
The cherry on top is the multiple endings and new game plus, allowing you to sink hundreds of hours perfecting your runs and learning everything you can about the game.
If you love deep stories and games you can lose yourself in, you have to try Persona 5.
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