Art Credit: Dennis Fröhlich
Note: This article was updated in December 2018.
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 PlayStation 4.
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.
#33 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.
#32 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.
#31 Tales of Berseria
- Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
- Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Tales of Berseria is an action RPG where players take the role of a young woman named Velvet Crowe who is out for vengeance after she is betrayed by someone who she once saw as family. The Tales series has a few installments on the PlayStation 3 such as Tales of Xilla which is another highly regarded installment available on the console but Berseria is one you won’t want to put down.
#30 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.
#29 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.
#28 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.
#27 Dragon Quest Builders
- Developer: Square Enix
- Publisher: Square Enix
Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action RPG that’s set within the world of Alefgard. This is a more lighthearted adventure with similar visuals to titles such as Minecraft and Terraria. In the narrative, players are off to revive the world which has been flooded with monsters, however, in order to rebuild the world players must also seek out resources.
#26 Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
- Developer: Sega
- Publisher: Sega
For those familiar with the Yakuza series, the seventh main installment of the series, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, will pick back up the narrative storyline players have been following over the years. Just like previous installments to the franchise, gamers can expect a brawler fighting title with a slightly open world environment to explore.
As players go through the game, they can level up and unlock useful skills to use against other Yakuza thugs. As for the narrative, players will step into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu once again who is on a mission to learn what has happened to Haruka after being locked away for three years.