Top 36 Best RPG Video Games For Xbox One

Note: This article was updated in July of 2019.

RPGs continue to grow in numbers each and every year. With so many titles being released into the market, it can be tough determining which is worth your hard earned money! Luckily for you we have a list filled with some of the greatest RPG video game titles to have launched on the Xbox One.

In our list we have a total of the best thirty RPG video games available for the platform. From the latest installments to beloved franchises to completely new IP’s. Take a look at our picks and let us know what your favorite RPG title is by leaving a comment down below.

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#36 Neverwinter

  • Developer: Cryptic Studio
  • Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment
Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG that’s based on Dungeons & Dragons. If you’re familiar with the franchise, the game makes use of the fourth rule set and is set in a city that’s been fueled by chaos. Players take on the role of an investigator in order to find out what is causing all the world issues and perhaps locate the missing king.
Being an online game, players can also work together as they venture out on quests and campaigns.
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#35 Vampyr

  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Dontnod Entertainment has crafted up some popular titles so far. Their debut title Remember Me sparked the highly beloved Life is Strange IP. Following up the release of Life is Strange is Vampyr, a vastly different IP then what the developers have worked.

Vampyr takes place during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic in London where players take the role of a doctor Jonathan Reid. Our protagonist is in a predicament as he is a vampire with a bloodthirsty nature, but is battling his condition with his Hippocratic Oath.

Being an action role-playing title, players can traverse parts of the world while also leveling up Jonathan in order to unlock new abilities and skills through the skill tree. It’s worth noting that the skill tree will not be linear allowing players to open up the various play styles available to enjoy during the game.

#34 Kingdom Hearts 3

It took several years but in 2019 we got the third main installment to Kingdom Hearts. Just as before, players will step into the role of Sora and work with his friends as he attempts to stop heartless. It’s a game full of Disney themed worlds and characters, likewise even if you finished the game already, there’s DLC. We don’t know how much the development team will focus on DLC, but we are supposed to receive the first DLC release at some point in Winter 2019. For those unaware, Kingdom Hearts 3 is an action RPG with plenty of customization options for combat thanks to various keyblades and character party options.

#33 Sea of Thieves

  • Developer: Rare
  • Publisher: Microsoft

Sea of Thieves is an action-adventure title that is centered around pirates. Players will take to the open seas with their cooperative crew as they search for hidden treasure and taking out other pirate crews that show up along the way. This is an MMO game where players will consistently run into each other throughout their various adventures. Combat will take place both in ships and on land as well, giving players the full pirate experience.

Players will also be able to attend safe-zones where they can trade, hire on new crew or even dabble into the black market goods.

#32 The Surge

  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

The Surge follows a future in which mankind had successfully consumed all of the basic resources needed to survive. This has left a strain of environmental diseases and crisis.

Needing the use of exoskeletons to battle the infected, players must track down new technologies as they attempt to rid the infected.

#31 The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

ZeniMax Online Studios took the opportunity to deliver fans an MMO based within The Elder Scrolls universe. The video game launched initially back in 2014 and has since seen new DLC and expansions release, giving players a big open world online experience similar to the main installments of the franchise.

#30 Kingdom Hearts 3

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix

It took a good while before we finally got the third main installment to the Kingdom Hearts franchise. This has been a series gamers have been following since the days of the PlayStation 2 and now we have a new chapter we can enjoy, but best of all, it’s currently available on the Xbox One as well. Luckily the developers knew the game series is pretty filled with lore and as a result, they included a recap in Kingdom Hearts 3. Players will get a quick idea of the game narrative in case you didn’t play all of the titles previously and let’s be honest, there was a ton so it’s very possible you missed a few. At any rate, this installment follows the events of Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey, and Riku as they attempt to locate the guardians of light.

This is an action RPG which means combat is fast-paced. There is plenty of customization as well with the different Keyblades and magic spells. Not to mention, because this is based around Disney characters, there will be a few different Disney worlds to visit in order to take out the heartless. Some of these beloved characters will even join the battle and help you along when you need them most.

#29 Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • Developer: Deep Silver
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a more accurate period piece role-playing game. Set in 1403 within the Kingdom of Bohemia, the old king has passed leaving his heir to struggle in maintaining order within the lands. Players take on the role of a blacksmith’s son who is out for vengeance when his family is slaughtered during an attack. As mentioned, developers Warhorse Studios has taken great care in presenting a game that would show an accurate depiction of the period with various armor, clothing, combat techniques, and real-world castles.

#28 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Skyrim is the fifth game in Bethesda’s ever popular series of role-playing games. Like its predecessors, Skyrim takes place in an open environment which is full of exploration, wonder and a whole slew of quests. You can easily spend countless hours within this fantasy world and we’d honestly be surprised to find a gamer who has yet to experience this journey. If you have yet to do so, pick up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and begin to weave your own tale.

#27 Middle-earth: Shadow of War

  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Following after the events of Shadow of Mordor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War will continue to follow our main protagonist Talion as he forged a new Ring of Power. However, conflict may arise between Talion and his infused spirit of elf lord Celebrimbor when it comes to their end goals.

Outside of the narrative, most of the gameplay mechanics you’ve become acquainted with in the first installment will likely make a return as you take down orcs and travel across the lands completing quests.

#26 South Park: The Fractured But Whole

  • Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

The latest South Park video game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an RPG played in a 2.5D third-person perspective and follows the events that occurred in South Park: The Stick of Truth.

Within the game, players take on the role of the New Kid during a massive war of rival superhero factions. Gameplay features turn-based RPG combat where players can think out attacks before initiating them. Likewise, character classes will be available for players to choose and each will alter character stats such as increasing short-ranged or long-ranged combat.

#25 The Banner Saga 1 & 2

  • Developer: Stoic Studio
  • Publisher: Versus Evil

The Banner Saga is a critical acclaim tactical role-playing video game by developers Stoic. This viking-themed title has players leading a caravan where choices may lead to grim consequences. Overall, the video game centers on the return of a warlike race known as the Dredge. As players go through the campaign, their decisions will determine the fates of both man and Varl.

#24 Tom Clancy’s The Division

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s The Division takes place in the United States after a smallpox pandemic causes the government and its cities to collapse. Now only chaos remains where one force may be the last line of defense when it comes to bringing back the stability and peace throughout the nation. This last line of defense is called the Division, a classified stay-behind force with self-supported tactical agents.

Taking place in New York City, players traverse the city as they team up with other Division agents to clear out the infected and protect the innocent, however, throughout the game, the Division agents find themselves in a worldwide conspiracy leading them to a group responsible for unleashing the deadly virus.

#23 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Ariser

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

If you’ve never played Dragon’s Dogma, the new version that has already released on both Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 known as Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen may be your best bet in going through this RPG. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is set with all the previously released DLC content for the game along with new items, weapons, armor, quests, and a brand new fast travel system.

#22 Final Fantasy XV

  • Developer: Square Enix Business Division 2
  • Publisher: Square Enix

Final Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game and the fifteenth main installment to the Final Fantasy franchise. Overall the story of Final Fantasy XV will center between two empires that have declared war, Lucis and Nifheim, though after Nifheim successfully captures the kingdom’s crystal of Lucis, a group of friend’s sets out to regain it. Players take control of Noctis, prince of Lucis, who teams up with his fellow friends in a grand journey against a massive empire force. The game is also set in an open world environment with available quests and collectibles to gather.

#21 Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

We have listed out Tom Clancy’s The Division earlier in this list and if you’re a fan of the game then we recommend checking out the sequel. In all actuality, it’s best to jump right into The Division 2 as its a multiplayer focused video game which means its certainly more active than the first installment. At any rate, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 naturally takes place after the first installment where the United States has started to get back on their feet. However, the government have become harsh leaving innocent survivors from the breakout pandemic in a constant state of fear and oppression. This is where players step up and help out in the new civil war.

This game follows the same overall mechanics as the first title. You’ll want to hook up with some friends and go through the different journeys that the campaign presents to you. Likewise, the developers behind the game have stated that free content will be rolling out to keep players coming back for more. You can expect this game to be evolving as time goes on with developers seeking out requests on what to change or add through the community feedback forums.

#20 Child of Light

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Child of Light is a platforming RPG video game which takes place in a fictional land known as Lemuria. Players take the role of a child named Aurora who sets out on a quest to return the sun, moon and starts the Queen of the Night captured in order to revive the lands. Gameplay will feature side-scrolling platform levels along with active-time battle systems which are commonly found in video games like Final Fantasy.

#19 Stardew Valley

  • Developer: Concerned Ape
  • Publisher: Chucklefish

Stardew Valley released in 2016 and quickly became a massive hit. It’s a simplistic simulation style video game that takes some inspiration from the Harvest Moon franchise. Looking to get away from the city highlife, our protagonist decides to take over their grandfather’s farm. As a result, you’ll have to maintain the farm and keep it in good shape with a healthy growth of crops and livestock. Likewise, you can attend social activities. At any rate, this is an open-ended video game so you could, in theory, maintain your farm and keep up with activities endlessly. There is even a multiplayer cooperative game mode if you would like to connect with friends and farm away. With Harvest Moon being such a popular and beloved franchise, it doesn’t come to much surprise that a game heavily inspired by the series would also become an instant hit.

#18 Torment: Tides of Numenera

  • Developer: inXile Entertainment
  • Publisher: Techland Publishing

Through Kickstarter funding, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, Torment: Tides of Numenera will be heading into the market sometime in 2016. This RPG is set in the distant future where the fall of civilizations has left humanity into a more simplistic medieval state. Players take control of a protagonist known as the Last Castoff, the final vessel that was used by a man capable of using his consciousness in other hosts bodies, thus granting him eternal life.

#17 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  • Developer: Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place in 2029, exactly two years after the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will once again step into the shoes of Adam Jensen as he seeks out the Illuminati, a group that was responsible for the Aug Incident of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Adam Jensen is an augmented former private security officer that is now working with a special Interpol unit known as Task Force 29. Set to seek out terrorist groups, players will use their augmentations to stealthily take down the enemy or enter restricted areas undetected.

#16 Darkest Dungeon

  • Developer: Red Hook Studios
  • Publisher: Red Hook Studios, Merge Games

In the Darkest Dungeon, players find themselves inheriting an old estate from a deceased relative. It’s discovered early on that the relative has dug beneath the manor in order to find fortunes but in the process, portals from dark dimensions were unearthed leading to monsters flooding the world.

Players will be managing a group of adventurers as they head below the manor in order to cleanse the estate from evil and close off the portals. This is a turn-based combat RPG that’s also mixes in real-time movement.

Essentially the player is tasked with managing the roster of adventurers and keeping them in good health. However, between expeditions players are able to recruit and dismiss heroes along with purchasing equipment for their gang of heroes.

#15 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Within Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players step into the shoes of a ranger named Talion. Early on within the narrative, Talion becomes cursed with what is known as un-death. The game takes players on a journey full of revenge and heroism as Talion seeks out to rid any orcs he crosses paths with.

#14 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

  • Developers: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed latest installment is known as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The video game is set in 431 BCE where players will have the choice of being a mercenary that fights for Athens and the Delian League or the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Either way, players will be a descendant of Spartan King Leonidas I during the Peloponnesian War.

Much like the previous Assassin’s Creed installments, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will feature a modern day protagonist as well. Ubisoft will be reintroducing players to Layla Hassan who was present during Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Developers over at Ubisoft seems to also be working more on an RPG progressive system in this upcoming title which ranges from dialogue choices to a skill tree that can help in aspects such as stealth and combat. Likewise we will see dialogue options which can alter the story narrative and gameplay.

#13 South Park: The Stick of Truth

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

Gamers are able to step into the world of South Park in the RPG, South Park: The Stick of Truth. Within the game players take the role as the New Kid who ends up in a LARP game with the other children of the neighborhood. As you can expect the game features a brand new story featuring your favorite voice actors from the show.

#12 Valkyria Chronicles 4

  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega

The latest installment of Valkyria Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles 4 will give players a new tactical RPG that continues to follow the same style of strategy gameplay that the previous installments are known for.

Overall, players will have to maneuver their characters around a battlefield while taking out the hostile forces. Within the narrative, players will find that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will take place during the events of the first title, Valkyria Chronicles.

This time, however, players will be maneuvering a new cast of characters set within the continent of Europa. As part of the last chance effort to end the war and capture the imperial capital, commander Claude Wallace and his squad are set into a battle that will put them against imperial soldiers along with the Valkyria.

#11 Destiny 2

  • Developer: Bungie
  • Publisher: Activision

The sequel to Destiny takes place after the events of Destiny: Rise of Iron. This title starts off with the Red Legion faction of the Cabal having attacked The Last City. Guardians are forced to flee and find new powers to face the Red Legion and bring order over The Last City once again. Just as before, there is new content being added to the game in order to extend narratives or competitive gameplay with other players. This is also a title intended for players to join together and play online.

#10 Dark Souls Remastered

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

Dark Souls released all the way back in 2011 so it’s been available to play for quite some time now. However, if you were uninterested in going back to this highly beloved action RPG simply due to the visual standpoint then you’ll be delighted to know the game will be receiving a remastered edition.

There’s not very much to say about this upcoming title if you’ve already enjoyed it on last generation consoles. This remastered edition will retain the same gameplay mechanics but there will be a facelift to help give the game a nice touch up for modern day consoles. Likewise, the game will receive improved framerate, resolution and the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

#9 Path of Exile

  • Developer: Grinding Gear Games
  • Publisher: Grinding Gear Games

Path of Exile is an action RPG title that is often considered a clone of the Diablo series. The video game puts players into an exile who must live on a continent known as Wraeclast which houses other exiles for their various crimes. Much like Diablo, players will take on quests, fight off a variety of enemies, and lastly, gather new loot.

#8 Fallout 4

  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

If you’re a fan of the Fallout franchise then it’s likely you’ve already picked up the latest release. However, if you’re completely new to the series, Fallout 4 still marks as a great first entry. Set during the events of a nuclear war, players manage to escape into a vault, only to awaken hundreds of years into the future. What’s left of your world is nothing more than decay and outsiders trying to make it by in this new world.

Each installment to the Fallout franchise manages to bring out an incredible wasteland to explore and Fallout 4 is no exception to that trend. You’ll come across old ruins, new structures, and a fleshed out cast of characters to meet along your journey.

#7 Diablo 3

  • Developer: Blizzard Entertianment
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

The third installment to the Diablo series by developers Blizzard Entertainment made its way to PC, but also consoles. Playing out much like its predecessors, gamers pick one of six possible character classes and begin their journey of taking on quests and grabbing up precious loot.

While the game launched in 2012 originally, launched for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners managed to get the video game just a couple years later in 2014. The release came with the previous expansion packs and content update for Diablo III, giving players plenty of gameplay to go through.

#6 Divinity Original Sin

  • Developer: Larian Studios
  • Publisher: Larian Studios
Divinity Original Sin is a prequel to Divine Divinity. The game was a massive success with classic turn-based combat and even cooperative multiplayer. Within the narrative, the game is set in a fantasy world where players take the role of two sorcerers sent out on an investigation. This quickly unfolds into a grand scheme filled with conspiracy surrounding sorcerers.
We won’t spoil too much the narrative but what really made this game a hit was the editor mode it shipped with. With this editor, players were able to craft their very own unique narrative adventures which could then be uploaded for others to download and enjoy.
#5 Pillars of Eternity

  • Developers: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Pillars of Eternity was developed as the spiritual successor to the ever popular Baldur’s Gate. This is also a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the title managed to raise over $4 million, a record breaking campaign at the time. As you can expect from the developers, this is a deep RPV experience as players are chucked into a fantasy world that’s becomes plagued.
It’s within this world that players learn that humans are being born without a soul. Our protagonist is known as a Watcher, a being that can interact with souls and see past lives. With your gifts, players must venture out and discover what is causing the distinguish of souls in the world.
#4 Dark Souls III

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

The Souls series is noted to be one of the more challenging video games to go through. From the development team, FromSoftware, the souls series holds four installments, the latest of which is only available on current generation consoles.

Each installment plays a third-person adventure title that has a strong focus on timing attacks against the plethora of enemies you’ll encounter. Because of the timing when using weapons and magic, the monsters within the environments can quickly drain a character’s HP causing the series as a whole to be infamous.

#3 Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • Developer: BioWare Edmonton
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts

The third major installment to the Dragon Age franchise, Dragon Age: Inquisition is an action role-playing video game where players take on the role of an Inquisitor who is on a grand journey to deal with the civil unrest in the continent of Thedas.

While developers have set the game to be on the same continent of the past two installments, exploration for Dragon Age: Inquisition is rather massive in comparison. For instance, it’s been noted that the game features a map that is already five times larger than the setting of the first installment of the series. With all that said, you’ll want to set aside some time to really dive into the video game.

#2 Monster Hunter: World

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

Even if you’ve never played any other game in the series, Monster Hunter: World wants to bring you into the fold with a variety of awesome changes that turn this grind-happy, cooperative RPG into something much more palatable for western audiences.
The world has expanded considerably, and you’re free to jump in and explore all you want — but there’s still a whole lot you probably won’t know going in.

#1 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt

Fans of western RPGs will no doubt have played at least one of the Witcher games. With its deep rich narrative journeys and fleshed out worlds, the trilogy has wrapped up with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. As expected the third installment not only saw a massive overhaul in terms of graphics but provided gamers with a much more lively world filled with quests and exploration.

While still taking the role of Geralt of Rivia, players will find that that they must deal with the invasion of the Norther Kingdom along with the growing threat of the Wild Hunt. Outside of just a massive world to explore, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delivers campaigns and quests to keep you busy for hours on end.