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- #41 Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
- #40 Tangledeep
- #39 Vaporum
- #38 Sega Ages: Phantasy Star
- #37 The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse
- #36 Golf Story
- #35 Bravely Default 2
- #34 Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
- #33 Cattails
- #32 Mary Skelter: Nightmares
- #31 Disgaea 5 Complete
- #30 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
- #29 Final Fantasy IX
- #28 The World Ends With You: Final Remix
- #27 Diablo II: Resurrected
- #26 Crashlands
- #25 South Park: The Stick of Truth
- #24 Eastward
- #23 Moonlighter
- #22 Child of Light
- #21 Ni no Kuni Remastered: Wrath of the White Witch
- #20 Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition
- #19 Diablo III: Eternal Collection
- #18 Valkyria Chronicles 4
- #17 For The King
- #16 Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
- #15 Ring Fit Adventure
- #14 Darkest Dungeon
- #13 Pokemon: Let's Go
- #12 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- #11 Transistor
- #10 Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
- #9 Bastion
- #8 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
- #7 Shin Megami Tensei V
- #6 Persona 5 Strikers
- #5 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
- #4 Monster Hunter Rise
- #3 Dark Souls Remastered
- #2 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
- #1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The RPG genre is massive and diverse, comprised of numerous subgenres from action RPGs, to strategic RPGs, and many more. We’re counting down the 41 best Nintendo Switch RPGs that gamers can grab today, with hit franchises like Final Fantasy and Pokemon making the cut along with plenty of lesser-known titles. Find out which RPG you should play next by reading on.
#41 Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
Japanese RPGs have been on the rise in the west with the release of the Nintendo Switch, and Atelier Sophie 2 is a great example of the genre. Players can grow their team to up to six playable characters, allowing them to use a multitude of different weapons and magic. You’ll also be able to partake in a multitude of minigames as well as the ever-popular alchemy subgames featured in previous titles. New to this game is a gathering mechanic that will also propagate a minigame, giving you the chance to get better versions of materials.
If you enjoy the Super Nintendo Entertainment System visual style and classic mechanics, you might have some interest in Tangledeep. This indie game was made to look like a classic 16-bit RPG. For hundreds of years, humanity lived in a peaceful state underground with little to no information about what life was like above the surface. Players step into the shoes of a curious protagonist wanting to chart their way above ground and discover what life could hold on the surface.
Being trapped so far below the surface, there’s no clear route on how to get above the surface again, meaning our protagonist needs to explore. This is a roguelike dungeon crawler so there are plenty of enemies to face along the way. When you do enter combat, you’ll find that Tangledeep is a classic tactical turn-based RPG and almost every monster you fight can be captured to aid you during your journey.
Vaporum is a mystery game mixed with plenty of dungeon crawling. Players find themselves trapped on an island where they come across a giant tower. While having no memories about it or your backstory, something seems a bit familiar. The only way to know what’s going on is to proceed into the tower and face off against whatever may come your way. This title is set up in a first-person perspective where you’ll face off with enemies in real-time combat during your journey.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of loot to uncover along the way, meaning that you can equip new gear and make improvements to the protagonist’s exoskeleton rig. Another key element to Vaporum outside of gathering loot and facing enemies is its puzzles. While this might not be a title for everyone, those of you who enjoyed games like Grimrock could find Vaporum to be a nice hidden gem.
#38 Sega Ages: Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star is a classic RPG title that came out back in 1987, so you might have missed it. The Phantasy Star IP has continued to be present in the marketplace for decades. This traditional JRPG relies on a top-down view perspective when you’re roaming the world but will transition into a first-person perspective when you enter combat. Throughout this game, players are on a quest to defeat an evil lord that has taken control of the galaxy.
Many older games were brutal. Maps could be complex, there’s oftentimes no real direction on where to go next, and you had to grind for certain loot or experience points. Fast forward to the modern-day and these games can be a little unwelcoming for newcomers. Thankfully, this new release of the original Phantasy Star title adds some extra options that grant players some benefits in a few areas. For instance, you won’t have to grind as much for experience and combat will be engaged less frequently.
#37 The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse
When The Swords of Ditto first came out, it recieved a lackluster reception due to a few of the mechanics and choices made by the developers. However, the Mormo’s Curse edition enhances the game and addresses those earlier complaints. In The Swords of Ditty: Mormo’s Curse, players enjoy an action RPG title set in a world that’s been taken over by a witch. Legend has it that a hero will be born who can pull a legendary sword from the ground, making him the destined one tasked with saving humanity and ending the longstanding reign of Mormo.
The game looks like a cartoon as players venture around the world and head into dungeons in search of loot and boss battles. Being an action RPG, you’ve got a nice arsenal to use against enemies that pop up along the way, but you’ll want to be careful as these items could very well end up being removed from your inventory. There’s a permadeath feature in this game in which players could lose their inventory, but with a bit of strategy and enough funds, you can safely store some of your gear if you’re afraid of your impending doom.
#36 Golf Story
Golf Story is a Nintendo Switch exclusive and a fun little RPG title that might have gone under the radar for some players. The game throws players into a story following a protagonist trying to rediscover his love of golf. However, the narrative takes players down a rabbit hole as they find themselves joining in on the professional tour. Now, players are golfing against the best, while each level adds additional side quests and secrets for players to uncover. Being an RPG title, some experience points can help buff your character. As you progress, the game will reward players with more skills, power, and accuracy.
The gameplay mainly revolves around a timing system where you’ll mash a button to set up different aspects of your shot such as accuracy and power. Who knew a golf game could be so engaging?
#35 Bravely Default 2
Bravely Default was released back in 2012 as a traditional RPG title for the Nintendo DS. The game did so well that it received a sequel with Bravely Second: End Layer. Don’t get that confused with Bravely Default 2–this is not a direct sequel or a continuation of the story. Instead, this is another RPG with its standalone storyline and characters. If you enjoyed the past games, you might find this title well worth picking up, but again, you can get into this game as a newcomer since this is not a continuation.
In this title, players control a party traveling around the continent in search of four mystical crystals stolen from the kingdom. Aiding the princess, players try to save the kingdom and bring peace to the land once again. There is a demo available, so you can try this game out right now to determine if it’s worth the pickup.
#34 Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
The Tales games have been around for ages, with the first title, Tales of Phantasia, was released back in 1995. Since then, the series has continued with plenty of new installments. Tales of Vesperia was released back in 2008, but an enhanced edition of this game, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, released back in 2019.
This time around, players travel a world run mainly by a precious resource that provides power and water for the lands. When this resource is stolen, a group joins together in an attempt to track down the thief and restore peace. This game also features a unique combat system dubbed the Linear Motion Battle System. This adds a brawling style of combat rather than a traditional turn-based combat system found in many Japanese RPGs.
To live life as a cat seems relaxing, but it’s more work than it looks. From the developers at Falcon Development comes Cattails, a game that puts players into the role of a feral cat. This RPG has players doing all sorts of daily mundane tasks, whether it be hunting for food, digging for random treasure, or making a den. Surprisingly, Cattails is incredibly addictive.
The game is often considered to be similar to Stardew Valley. There’s an emphasis on building relationships with your feline friends and taking part in different activities within the cat community. If you’re into casual RPG titles like Stardew Valley, you’ll probably find plenty of enjoyment with Cattails.
#32 Mary Skelter: Nightmares
This title might have been overlooked, but it could prove to be a nice time sink if you’re searching for a dungeon crawler RPG. This game also comes packed with Mary Skelter 2, so you’re getting a better bang for your buck. In this game, players are found trapped in a dungeon deep below the surface.
The world you’ll be able to explore is a prison where you’ll find specialized individuals known as Blood Maidens. Teaming up, there’s believed to be a chance in escaping this hellish and tortured world, but it’s a dangerous journey to take on. Players can expect a typical dungeon crawler with turn-based RPG elements, but if you didn’t try this game out when it was first released on the PlayStation Vita, you’ll want to snag it on the Switch. It’s surprisingly fun.
#31 Disgaea 5 Complete
Disgaea is a pretty iconic RPG franchise at this point, with the first installment releasing back in 2003. Don’t worry–Disgaea 5 is a standalone game, so you can join in the fun without having played the previous installments.
In this game, players take on the role of a demon named Killia who is hunting down overlord Void Dark, who has decided to take over the entire Netherworlds. This tactical RPG came out back in 2015, and fans believe it to be the best the series has to offer. This game has a Complete Edition available as well, which includes all of the original DLC released for Disgaea 5 on the PlayStation 4.
#30 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
With so many Final Fantasy games to choose from, it’s hard to rank those available on the Nintendo Switch. With that said, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a game worth checking out. This is a remastered edition of Final Fantasy XII, which invites players to follow Vaan as he enters a great war taking place in the world of Ivalice.
One of the reasons this game may be appealing to some fans is the Gambit System. This is a system in which players can tweak their party members while in battle. For instance, you can have certain members focus on healing other party members, or triggering a certain attack when the time calls for it. This makes the title more strategy-heavy than other Final Fantasy titles, and those wanting a challenge might want to grab this entry. Some grinding is necessary.
#29 Final Fantasy IX
Okay, just one more. Looking for a bit of a nostalgia trip? Final Fantasy IX is available on the Nintendo Switch in its beautiful remastered form. This installment came out in 2000 and brought the franchise back to a medieval setting. In this game, players follow a ragtag team as they burst into the kingdom of Alexandria and kidnap Princess Garnet. Unfortunately, to our kidnapper’s surprise, the princess is ecstatic as she’s been yearning to leave the kingdom. The group ends up on an unusual quest as they meet new characters and seek out the secrets of the Crystal. Much like other Final Fantasy titles released prior, this is a turn-based RPG–and one you’ll never forget.
#28 The World Ends With You: Final Remix
The World Ends With You was originally released in 2007 for the Nintendo DS. Within the game, players are in a contest with other dead individuals, and the grand prize is a way back to the living world. This game has a strong following and it’s not surprising to see it make its way onto other platforms. However, because of the original touchscreen gameplay mechanics, the game ports were a bit limited. We did see this title hit the smartphone market a few years ago, but the Nintendo Switch version is much improved.
#27 Diablo II: Resurrected
The Diablo franchise is already a massive hit, and chances are you’re familiar with the IP. With fans still waiting on the fourth mainline installment to hit shelves, it’s a good time to go back and enjoy the classics. Diablo II might have been released back in 2000, but Diablo II: Resurrected, a new remaster, has polished the title and made it perfect for newcomers and old fans alike. This game comes packed with gorgeous visuals while keeping the same classic gameplay that you remember. Battle hordes of demons, collect loot, repeat.
Crashlands was originally a smartphone title before getting a port for the Nintendo Switch a few years later. Within the narrative, players will follow Flux Dabes, a trucker who delivers goods through space. One day, during a run, Flux becomes a target of an alien menace named Hewgodooko who has since caused our little space trucker to become aware of an upcoming world domination plot. Now it’s up to the players to stop this alien attempt in world domination while progressing through this cartoonish isometric action RPG.
#25 South Park: The Stick of Truth
While it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, South Park has a massive following. This mature animated television show follows young kids getting into all sorts of oddball situations, and the creators have never had a problem making some crude jokes and topical references along the way.
South Park: The Stick of Truth follows a new kid who recently moved into town with his parents. As he explores his new neighborhood, he stumbles upon a gang of South Park LARPing, which pulls players into a fantasy game revolving around a powerful and mythical twig. In South Park fashion, The Stick of Truth sets gamers up with mature comedy, conflict with aliens, nazi zombies, and gnomes, not to mention that the gameplay is set up to look just like the animated cartoon.
Eastward throws players into a thrilling world as you follow a hardworking miner named John as he encounters a mysterious young girl named Sam. In this world, humanity has resorted to living underground. However, our duo opts to make a break topside and see just what the outside world has become. Exiled, players will take this party to different areas around the vast surface world. During their journey, players will venture to different locations using the railway system. Since you have two unique characters, players will have to swap between the the two to fight off enemies and solve environmental puzzles. This heartwarming adventure is filled with some wacky characters and some genuinely charming visuals.
Moonlighter is an interesting little RPG that mixes dungeon crawling with a store management simulator. In this game, players take on the role of a shop owner named Will. Will sells his goods to all sorts of people that make their way into his village, however, to obtain these goods needing to be sold, Will has to venture into dungeons as well. Players will be fighting off all sorts of hostile enemies in search of loot and gear to be sold.
This is a roguelike, so if you happen to perish during a run, all of your goods are lost. There are some workarounds to keep your loot, but for the most part, this is a risk-and-reward type of game. It’s up to the players to determine if they have enough resources to continue further into the dungeon or if returning is the more plausible option. Most would suggest checking out Moonlighter if you’re a fan of Binding of Isaac, gameplay-wise.
#22 Child of Light
Child of Light takes place in a fictional land known as Lemuria where players follow a young child named Aurora who awakens in a dying world. To bring the land back to life, Aurora must seek out the sun, moon, and stars that are being held captive by the Queen of the Night.
Players have fallen in love with this platforming RPG title, and for good reason. As you progress further into the game, you’ll be able to level up various stats, while combat features an active-time battle system. This coming-of-age tale delivers more than meets the eye, and it’s one that anyone should have in their Nintendo Switch library.
#21 Ni no Kuni Remastered: Wrath of the White Witch
The first Ni no Kuni game was released back in 2010, and fans of the franchise have been receiving new installments over the past few years. One of the more iconic titles from the franchise has been Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which came out in 2011 for the PlayStation 3 before finally seeing a remastered edition released on other platforms in 2019, including the Nintendo Switch.
When this game came out, it caught plenty of attention for its visuals. That’s thanks in part to a collaboration between the development studio Level-5 along with iconic Japanese animated production company Studio Ghibli. In this game, players take on the role of a young boy named Oliver who ends up gaining access to two different worlds. With this newfound ability, Oliver is sent on a journey to help those with broken hearts.
Oliver and his party will also come across quite a few battles along the way and the combat is a bit unique. During battle, players can move around in the world freely and attack or dodge when the time calls for it. (This is a bit similar to the Tales franchise, if you’re familiar with that RPG series.) However, there’s another aspect that’s crucial to battles. Monsters you face of against can be captured, much like in a Pokemon game. From there, you’re able to send these creatures out to battle for you.
#20 Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition
Divinity: Original Sin II takes place after the first installment. During a time of war and religious persecution, Bishop Alexandar the Innocent declares all Sorcerers to be criminals to rid the horrid creatures their powers lure into the game’s lands. Players can make up a team of four as they play through a deep and meaningful narrative, taking on quests around the world and potentially slaying the Bishop.
This is a multiplayer RPG title inviting friends to play together. However, if you’re already a bit into the campaign and don’t want to start over, other players can take control of a character in your party. Likewise, the game offers a plethora of choices to help alter the narrative or means of completing a quest.
#19 Diablo III: Eternal Collection
The Diablo franchise has been around for decades and while we all wait for the next mainline installment to release, we can still pick up and enjoy Diablo 3. This action RPG still holds up just as well today, giving the definitive loot-filled hack-and-slash gameplay experience. A traditional Diablo game, players pick a class, head into different levels, fight off a slew of demonic enemies, and gather all kinds of loot. You’ll find all sorts of equipment to further buff your character and working with another player will make for some epic questing and fast leveling.
The Diablo III: Eternal Collection includes the base game and the Rise of the Necromancer pack. There are even some extra bonuses for the Nintendo Switch such as the Legend of Ganondorf armor set, a Triforce portrait frame, a Cucco pet, and the Echoes of the Mask wings.
#18 Valkyria Chronicles 4
Valkyria Chronicles got its start back in 2008 and has been going strong for over a decade. The last mainline installment was released back in 2018 with Valkyria Chronicles 4, a tactical RPG set within the same period as the first Valkyria Chronicles. In this installment, players progress through the narrative following Squad E of the Federation. Set during a World War, the game follows a band of soldiers as they experience the many hardships of battle.
The journey that sees our cast of characters mature with a storyline full of ups and downs. Being an RPG title, it’s not necessarily as long as some would suspect. Don’t get us wrong–you’ll still be putting in just under forty hours to complete the main storyline. That’s certainly less than some other RPG titles that ask players to set aside a hundred hours.
#17 For The King
For The King is a tactical strategy RPG title that throws players into a kingdom in chaos. With the king mysteriously murdered, players are tasked with saving the kingdom from ruthless hostiles seeking to claim the realm. Meanwhile, during your escapades of ridding the kingdom from hostiles, you’ll also be on the search for the king’s murderer. This indie title is well worth the playthrough, and best of all, there’s multiplayer support.
#16 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
In Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, players are put into a high fantasy world where dragons have appeared, leaving nothing but destruction across the lands. Our hero attempted to fight off the dragon once but, after failing to do so, the dragon consumed his heart, transforming him into what’s called an Arisen. Now, your life is dedicated to fighting off dragons and helping those in need.
This action RPG received a new edition known as Dark Arisen, giving players a few more enhancements within the game along with additional content. In June, Capcom announced that a sequel to the original title, Dragon’s Dogma II, was in development.
#15 Ring Fit Adventure
Ring Fit Adventure might have seemed like a gimmick for some, but during the pandemic, it became a viable means to get some exercise.
This makeshift RPG asks players to follow the directions on their television while using the Ring-Con. This allows you to go through the game’s story while defeating enemies. Likewise, at the end of the gameplay session, you’ll see how many calories you burned! Is it for everyone? Probably not, but it’s something that has allowed plenty of players to get in shape. Props to Nintendo.
#14 Darkest Dungeon
This challenging gothic roguelike is a turn-based RPG revolving around the psychological stresses of adventuring. Within the game, players must recruit, train, and lead a team of incredibly human heroes to fight against unimaginable horrors, including stress, farming, and disease. Featuring both real-time movement and turn-based combat, many have called this one of the more addicting games in recent memory.
#13 Pokemon: Let’s Go
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee! are two titles that are considered remakes of the 1998 release Pokemon Yellow. Players will find most of the mechanics that the series is known for such as battling other trainers, capturing Pokemon, defeating gym leaders, purchasing items, and exploring the world. Only the 151 original Pokemon are featured in the games, and fans of the original Pokemon franchise will find these games to be must-haves.
#12 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
If you’re looking for a strategy RPG title, look towards the Fire Emblem series. Fire Emblem: Three Houses follows protagonist Byleth as he (or she) teaches a class of students as they prepare to go to war. With the world around them seemingly crumbling with rival factions, Byleth has a pretty vital job, but suddenly, a woman that only Byleth can see appears, leaving a new mystery for you to unravel.
Players can freely explore and talk with a wide cast of characters, but in battles, you’ll be engaging in turn-based tactical fights. Although the franchise has a long history, you can enjoy Fire Emblem: Three Houses without having played any of the past installments.
Transistor instantly became an indie hit when it initially launched back in 2014. The title came from Supergiant Games, known for Bastion and Hades. Within Transistor, players take on the role of a famous female singer named Red who becomes the prime target of an android force. Managing to escape, Red stumbles upon a sword known as the Transistor that has captured her voice.
The duo must then work together to defeat the android force that’s after them. With science fiction hack-and-slash-style gameplay, don’t pass this title up. It’s a gem.
#10 Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokemon games are loved by countless fans both old and young. Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the 2006 Nintendo DS titles Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. The game is set within the Sinnoh region, and players can enjoy some very updated visuals on their journey. If you’re not interested in Pokemon Legends: Arceus because it changes the formula of the games a bit, you can still get the old-school top-down Pokemon gameplay with this release.
Bastion was the debut title for a rather big indie studio today, Supergiant Games. Players step foot into Bastion where they take on the role of a hero known as The Kid and embark on an epic journey featuring some complex levels filled with unique enemies and hazardous world elements.
Throughout the game, our protagonist will have access to a nice array of weapons, while visually the game offers a pleasing aesthetic, and to top it off, the smooth vocals of a narrator help drive the game forward. With vocals bleeding into the game offering motivation or information, it’s tough to quit playing Bastion. The more you play, the more weapons or customization options you’ll unlock. You’re looking at about six hours of gameplay here, so if you’re looking for a quicker experience, this is for you.
#8 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the latest mainline installment of the Pokemon franchise. We’re tossed into a story that takes place well before the events of the other games, but we’re in a familiar region–at least, a little. Arceus is set in the Hisui region, the area that would later become the Sinnoh region. Players act as researchers trying to catalog all of the different Pokemon species. It’s a familiar setup in that you’re actively working to establish a Pokedex essentially, but you won’t find leagues to go through here. Instead, this is a game all about capturing Pokemon and unlocking different regions. This is also more of an open-world experience than many may be used to.
#7 Shin Megami Tensei V
Shin Megami Tensei has a brand new installment! Shin Megami Tensei V was released in 2021 and has several of the same mechanics found in the Persona spinoff series, such as capturing demons, mashing them together, and spitting out a new powerful character for your team.
If you enjoy the series or are coming off Persona 5 and want something similar to play, you might want to consider Shin Megami Tensei V. You’re once again playing the role of a student who has their world turned upside down. We’ll refrain from spoiling much of anything else here, but when it comes to RPGs that majorly kicked off in 2021, this is one of the biggest.
#6 Persona 5 Strikers
Persona 5 Strikers is available on the Nintendo Switch, and a number of other Persona games–including Persona 5 proper–will be hitting the console soon to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary. How exciting is that?
For those who played Persona 5, you’ll see some familiar characters here, but the gameplay is quite different Rather than being a turn-based RPG, Persona 5 Strikers is an action RPG channeling a Musou title. This time, the Phantom Thieves have to fight against a new corruption that has popped back up across Japan. If you loved the original, you’ll love this. If you didn’t play the original, you’ll love this anyway.
#5 Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Monster Hunter games have a massive following. While the titles largely follow the same formula, the gameplay was changed up for the Monster Hunter Stories series. Instead of an action RPG where players are actively moving around a field to battle against a monster, this series consists of turn-based RPGs.
In 2021, we received Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. In this game, players are tasked with finding out why there was a mass disappearance of Rathalos, and why mysterious pink lights began appearing around the world. Our protagonist stumbles upon a mysterious girl who gives him a remaining Rathalos egg. This might be a fresh take for some players who find the mainline Monster Hunter games repetitive.
#4 Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter games are always a ton of fun to play with friends. On the Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter Rise is an incredible title for players to jump into, keeping the formula of other games in the franchise while pumping up the difficulty. Players work together to track down a monster, take them on, and attempt to gather the downed monster’s resources to craft better gear. As the name suggests, there is more focus on vertical movement this time around–players can climb or use a grapple, making things feel even more wide open. While not completely open-world, the areas you’ll be exploring here are vast enough. Also, having a friend may be the difference between life and death. The new Sunbreak expansion continues to smash records, so it’s definitely worth grabbing.
#3 Dark Souls Remastered
This title needs no introduction, but if you somehow missed it, Dark Souls Remastered is available for the Nintendo Switch. The Souls games are notorious for their harsh gameplay. It’s all about timing and using the appropriate gear as you venture into battle.
If you’re expecting mindless hack and slash gameplay, you’ll want to pass this series up. Those of you who love the challenge will want to pick up this remaster, which includes some new visuals along with gameplay mechanic enhancements. Now you can play Dark Souls wherever you go.
#2 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
No list of the best RPGs would be complete without championing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Masterful storytelling aside, this game’s maps and environments truly invoke the spirit of the Slavonic mythology that the fantasy world was built upon. Stepping foot inside the world of Geralt of Rivia really does feel as though you’re visiting an era that’s not so far removed from our own historical reality, albeit with added magic, monsters, and mystery thrown in for good measure. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is widely acknowledged as being a masterpiece of gaming, and takes the number one spot on this list. If you’re looking to truly escape into a high fantasy setting with a truly human undertone, then this is the game to do it in. The Complete Edition also comes with all 16 DLCs, and 2 Expansion Packs: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine.
#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the latest mainline installment to The Legend of Zelda franchise. This time around, players are placed in a large open-world environment and can challenge a number of dungeons, otherwise known as Shrines, in any order. Within The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will once again take on the role of Link after he awakens from a deep slumber that lasted a hundred years.
A mysterious voice alerts Link to reach a ruined kingdom where he will learn of Calamity Ganon, the one he must defeat. The title has become one of the most beloved installments in the entire franchise and is loved for its massive open world and countless quests and adventures. If you somehow missed this game, there’s plenty of time to pick it up before Breath of the Wild 2 drops in 2023.