What are the best RPGs on PS5 ? In this hopefully helpful guide, we're going to list the best RPGs on PS5 — as rated by the Push Square community.
Over the years, the term 'role-playing game' has evolved to cover an incredibly wide range of experiences. From text-heavy, choice-driven RPGs like Disco Elysium and traditional, turn based adventures like Dragon Quest , to open world action titles such as Elden Ring , the genre is incredibly vast.
What actually makes an RPG an RPG is often up for heated debate, but generally speaking, we believe that an RPG offers some degree of player choice, with systems and mechanics that promote character progression. Dialogue decisions, levelling up, quests, loot, specific combat design — all of these traits and more can make up the bulk of what an RPG is.
Again, this list is based on user ratings. If you'd like to have a say in which games end up on this list, then you can simply click on the user score that's at the top of each game's heading and select a score of your own. You can also use the following search bar to find and rate other games.
But remember: a game will need at least 50 ratings before it's added to this article. If there are any obvious RPGs that we're missing, chances are that they don't have enough ratings yet — so be sure to find your favourites and rate them appropriately.
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Without further ado, let's begin our quest. Below, you'll find a list of the best RPGs on PS5 — as voted for by you.
An intriguing action RPG from Bandai Namco, Scarlet Nexus is a largely solid and stylish romp with a relatively unique combat system. Utilising psychic powers, you can hurl chunks of the environment at your opponents and pull off flashy team attacks alongside your allies. Some of the characters are a bit wishy-washy, but the game's core premise of evolving human brains and the ever-present threat of nightmarish creatures is enough to drive the experience.
In a lot of ways, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is like a blend of Origins and Odyssey . Like Origins, there's much more focus on storytelling in this epic Viking saga. But like Odyssey, Valhalla leans heavily on expanded RPG mechanics, such as levelling up, equipment, and skill trees. You play as Eivor, a vision-haunted Viking warrior who leaves Norway to establish a new home in 9th century England. Featuring a lush open world stuffed with all kinds of landmarks and secrets, Valhalla is a real time-sink of a game, but its story-driven acts offer up some of the best characters and narrative beats in the entire series.
Crisis Core remains as cheesy and cringy as ever on PS5, but it's a much more approachable game now thanks to this remaster from Square Enix. With refined mechanics and much-updated visuals, the Final Fantasy VII prequel shines with fun combat and funny cutscenes.
Developed primarily by the team that crafted the gigantic Assassin's Creed Odyssey , Immortals Fenyx Rising is an open world fantasy RPG with an emphasis on fluid combat and puzzle solving. You play as the customisable Fenyx — a hero tasked with ridding the realm of a corruption spread by Typhon — a key figure in Greek mythology. In fact, Immortals is heavily based on Greek myth, but the story's told through humorous character interactions and offbeat narration. As such, it can be a fun adventure for players of all ages.
One of the most enduring games in history, Bethesda's iconic RPG comes to PS5 with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Anniversary Edition . What's more, it's quite simply the best version of Skyrim to ever grace a PlayStation console. This is a real cut above previous versions (which were often riddled with bugs), offering a mostly locked 60 frames-per-second at 4K resolution. It's taken a decade, but Bethesda has finally delivered a smooth experience with this PS5 release — and crucially, the game is still a fantastic, enormous RPG well worth playing today.
Following a disastrous PS4 launch, Cyberpunk 2077 might as well have been a brand new game on PS5 over a year later. CD Projekt Red stuck to its guns, delivering a much improved version of the open world RPG on Sony's current-gen console, free of the game-breaking bugs and crashing issues that plagued the initial release. The result is memorable and often engrossing dark future title, peppered with great characters, punchy combat, and some excellent freeform mission design. Better late than never!
Although the first game isn't available on PlayStation platforms, Octopath Traveler II is a borderline must play for fans of more traditional Japanese RPGs. It's built like a classic but with modern design elements, resulting in a refined role-playing experience. An engaging turn-based combat system and a frankly gorgeous visual style make this a seriously impressive sequel.
Team Ninja's answer to the popular Dark Souls series is Nioh , a punishing but satisfying action RPG based on Japanese history and folklore. The Nioh Collection on PS5 brings the two titles together in one package. Fortunately, both games are excellent — fairly linear but featuring fast, deadly melee combat that has you swapping between stances to gain the upper hand. The pair of games are remastered for the up-to-date hardware, running at up to 120 frames-per-second on the right display, and support DualSense's haptics and adaptive triggers. Two cracking action titles for the price of one, and looking and playing better than ever on PS5? A no-brainer.
Looking at it now, it's genuinely hard to believe that Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn started life as a terribly misguided and badly designed MMO that came close to sinking one of Square Enix's internal development teams. Its rebirth has been one of modern gaming's most extraordinary success stories, and the game is now widely considered to be one of the greatest MMORPGs ever made. Bolstered by multiple extremely well received expansions, A Realm Reborn has gone from strength to strength, and it continues to attract millions of players. Many would even argue that it's the best Final Fantasy game of the last decade — MMO or not.
Bandai Namco went big budget with Tales of Arise , and delivered a fantastic action RPG. Taking place across a wide range of vibrant locations and boasting an endearing main cast of characters, there's an awful lot to like about the desperate adventures of Alphen. As you'd expect of the long running series, the real-time, combo-based combat is a highlight — but a twisting story also strings things along to great effect. For our gald, Tales of Arise is one of the PS5's strongest Japanese RPGs.