The PlayStation 4 is home to many quality role-playing games . There are dozens of titles in the genre that are worth playing. Whether for addressing the most varied themes, or for offering various gameplay options, are for those who enjoy games that value complex and deep narratives and the exploration of open worlds. It is normal that with so many possibilities it is difficult to choose which next title you will play. So in this article we have separated a very complete list of the best PS4 RPGs. You certainly know or have heard of some of them. Get ready for a trip back to the most incredible worlds on PlayStation 4.

1. Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III has been awaited for over a decade and has generated a lot of hype in the gaming community. This is the third major title in the franchise, although there are eight more derivatives. Again you follow Sora's adventure, side by side with Goofy and Donald Duck, as well as Mickey Mouse, across Disney's most diverse realms. The gameplay is super simple. The combat style is the same as in previous titles, being entirely based on hack n 'slash . There are a variety of combos a player can make when using their keyblade . In addition, spells and the use of items such as potions are also present. Spells can now also be used underwater. In Kingdom Hearts III was the addition of two more spaces in your party . Now in addition to the traditional two companions, two more characters can fight alongside Sora. It is possible to make combined attacks with all partners of your entourage to deal more damage to enemies. Compared to previous franchise games, the appearance of Final Fantasy characters has been reduced. In contrast, Disney characters were added. You will have the company of some characters from Hercules and the Pirates of the Caribbean saga who have appeared before. They were introduced avatars animations like Toy Story , Big Hero 6 , Frozen and Winnie the Pooh . Although Disney has at its disposal thousands of unpublished characters in Kingdom Hearts , it was decided not to "fill" the game with too many references. The mission of Sora and company in this game is to avoid the start of a second Keyblade War . For this you will travel through a series of worlds, collecting items, solving puzzles and defeating iconic enemies of Disney and Pixar. You must play this game if:
  • Like cartoons
  • Be interested in the context of the Kingdom Hearts franchise

2. Final Fantasy XV

A list of the best PS4 RPGs would be worth nothing if it didn't contain Final Fantasy XV . Taking elements from other games, it has become one of the franchise's most robust titles. It is he who brings the concept of the open world for the first time, as well as a real-time combat system that is very similar to what Kingdom Hearts presents. Other innovations make Final Fantasy XV the best title in the series so far. In addition to the vast open world, this world undergoes climate change and contains a system day and night. This is important, as being dark or light interferes with which enemies appear on the map, as well as their amount and even their strength. Fighting at night can also be a problem. If the characters are not rested, they lose stamina and do not surrender in battle everything they could yield. That is why it is important to use the camps at night time. You can even cook, which makes your energy recover faster. Camps are also where you can level up, as well as being safe locations against enemies. Final Fantasy XV also features classic elements of the franchise, such as the Chocobos, a kind of mount typical of the series. There are also the ancient summons , which are elemental spirits that the player can summon or face throughout their journey.
In narrative terms, you have a group of four characters: Noctis, controlled by you, and his companions Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto. The narrative, as is common with Final Fantasy , is quite complex. You begin your journey by going to your own marriage in a distant realm. Halfway, however, he discovers a great conspiracy that can lead the world, Eos, into an age of darkness. You must play this game if:
  • Want a revolutionary experience in a game from Final Fantasy franchise
  • Interested in long, complex and challenging games

3. Diablo III

Diablo III is the immediate continuation of the success that was Diablo II . It features a more classic RPG style, with a top view, called isometric. At the same time it brings a whole world in 3D, with the possibility of almost total interaction with the scenario. The ambiance remains gloomy, with an exploration system reminiscent of the Dungeons & Dragons . The base game allows you to choose from five different classes. With the right expansions, that number goes up to seven. The initials are: Barbarians, Wizards, Wizards, Monks, Demon Hunters. With the acquisition of the DLCs, the Necromancers and the Crusaders are added. The gameplay remains the same as the previous game. The idea is to go through scenarios defeating enemies while evolving your character. You can equip her with better weapons and armor, and create items, potions and spells that can help you in battle. Diablo III brings back the hardcore mode , in which the player can create powerful characters. Once you raise a character to level 10, you have the option to enter this mode. The problem is that they cannot die because they cannot be resurrected, becoming unplayable from their death. The game is divided into four acts. You start twenty years after the end of Diablo II . At the place where Diablo was buried, a meteor crashed, giving rise to a new form of evil that plagues the world. Your mission, of course, is to team up with warriors, wizards and other characters to stop the rise of demons. You must play this game You must play this game if:
  • Like more classic RPGs
  • Played previous Diablo franchise titles

4. Digimon Story: Cyber ??Sleuth

The Digimon franchise has brought good RPG-style games to PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Digimon Story: Cyber ??Sleuth was the first, however, to hit PlayStation 4 and has good quality. It brings simple gameplay that is accessible to all audiences, with battle mechanics featured in previous titles and fun guaranteed. You control an amateur hacker , which can be either a girl or a boy. If you want the girl, take over Ami Aba. If you want the boy, it will be Takumi Aiba. The player then finds himself in a chat room, which is hacked by a hacker . This hacker promises a gift to anyone who wants to find him in an augmented virtual reality room of physical interaction. There, half of the player will eventually get stuck, which will give him the ability to travel between virtual worlds and between the real world. This is how you find out that the Digimon are real life forms. It should then help to restore balance and peace in the Digital World by facing creatures formed from the negative emotions of humans. Initially you must choose from three Digimon: Palmon, Terriermon and Hagurumon. Eventually, as you continue your journey, you may capture and train other creatures. There are 249 digital monsters you can meet along the way and have at your disposal in battle. It should be said that battles take place in turns, which is characteristic of previous franchise games. You must play this game if:
  • Like the Digimon Franchise
  • Interested in turn-based RPG games

5. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Unlimited is just what this game is. You don't need hours, but months and maybe even a year to travel the entire map of this game. As the name suggests, you have access to all areas of the kingdom of Tamriel. It's not just Morrowind, Cyrodil or Skyrim. These are three and so many that you didn't even know existed. The premise of the game is simple. Prince Molag Bal, a demon, wants to unite the world of demons with that of the player. He is the great antagonist of this title, therefore. Still, after the initial missions, you can move away from this plot as you will find plenty to explore. Tamriel Unlimited's open world is certainly the largest in the entire franchise. In it there are hundreds of side quests involving NPCs of varying races and purposes. You must explore the entire map for rare items and quests that will level you up and be able to take on the heroes of other players. When you are high enough and reach the kingdom capital, you will find an arena where PvP battles are unleashed. This is related to the narrative of the game. You will decide at the very beginning of your journey which faction you want to belong to. There are three, and all fight for the throne of Tamriel. As you can see, there's a lot to explore in this RPG. Packs , DLCs and new content are often available to deepen the player experience. Although essentially a multiplayer title , you can focus on your entire gaming experience and venture out on the map alone. You must play this game if:
  • Played other Elder Scrolls titles
  • Want an open world role playing game with multiplayer option

6. Assassin's Creed Origins

Origins is not the best RPG on this list, but it certainly is one of the best titles in the Assassin's Creed franchise . The game formula adopted by Ubisfot had already made these games an absolute success. By adding RPG elements to this formula, it made Origins a game that needs to be played by everyone who is a fan of this genre. In it you take control of Bayek, in addition to his wife, Aya, in some missions. You are in Ancient Egypt, in a story set in the cities of Memphis and Alexandria. The map is similar in size to that of Assassin Creed IV: Black Flag . This map can be traveled in various ways, whether on foot, by boat, on horseback or even on camel. The parkour system is still present, as is the ability to scale buildings and make them fast travel spots. The fighting system has been improved and is much more fluid. The naval combat remains similar to that seen in Black Flag , but also with improvements. In Origins you have complete freedom to explore the map and perform side missions or do extra activities. The possibility to explore submerged areas as well as tombs has been included. There are several puzzles that need to be solved to get rewards. An interesting feature is the addition of wildlife such as crocodiles that can be tamed and used to your advantage. The iconic eagle vision , used to perceive everything around, is present but differently. Bayek has an eagle, which handles flights and reveals information about enemies, items and their location. She can even help her against enemies by attacking them from above. Another role-playing element introduced in the title was the inventory, which features information about weapons and equipment. You also have a skill evolution system, such as a tree, which is divided into three subcategories. Speaking of the narrative, Bayek is the last of the Medjai, Pharaoh's protectors. He will be one of the founding members of the Assassin Order, which must fight the Ancients, early Templars. All this in the midst of a civil war that can cost peace in the lands of Egypt. You must play this game if:
  • Enjoy historical games
  • To be interested in narratives set in ancient Egypt
  • Are you a fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise ?

7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Geralt de Rivia is one of the most famous witches in the gaming world. His latest and most successful adventure, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt , is an example of how to make an RPG very close to perfection. This game offers over 200 hours of gameplay , split between the base game and its two expansions. In addition to the main story line, there are hundreds of side quests to complete, as well as extra activities, including an extremely addictive card game. You once again assume Geralt's swords and spells, now seeking to find his ward, Ciri. In the meantime, it must prevent a mysterious army known as the Wild Hunt from plaguing the Northern Kingdoms. To do so, you will have the help of several friends exploring a huge map. On this map you will cross cities, towns, forests, caves and seas, whether on horseback or on foot. Since the gameplay is nonlinear, you can have fun just exploring and doing small quests without having to go through the main quests. There are also a number of missions aimed at hunting for legendary monsters, which in themselves yields a lot of fun. The fighting system is a bit of a hack n 'slash , with the ability to use two swords, a crossbow and defense or attack spells. There is a possibility to create weapons and armor with blacksmiths, which increases their attack and defense forces. In Wild Hunt you can now engage in horse fighting and even ships. You must play this game if:
  • Enjoy medieval themed games
  • Are you a fan of the adventures of Geralt de Rivia

8. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the most successful PlayStation 4 exclusives. It features elements that have been established in previous titles, such as the vast map, the open world concept and the presence of a nonlinear narrative. You can customize the character you control with new clothes, accessories and more powerful weapons. The title brings you to a post-apocalyptic Earth, a thousand years after the current years. The world is now dominated by robotic machines. Some are peaceful, but most are aggressive and attack the player as soon as they see him. Your role, in charge of archer and hunter Aloy, is to hunt these creatures for survival while seeking to discover more about their past. Clashing with these machines is important not only not to be killed, but also to collect resources. Robot components, as well as remains obtained from wild animals, can be used to make various items. Hunting is therefore a fundamental part of the game. There are at least three different ways to defeat machines and even human enemies. You can use the hack n 'slash method using your spear, merging it with the use of bow and arrow. You can use stealth, which works very well with smaller machines and humans. Finally, you can create traps to blow up opponents. Interestingly, this game adopts a system of choices in dialogues with the characters. You can be more aggressive, complacent or even neutral, which partially interferes with your relationships with the characters. You must play this game if:
  • Enjoy futuristic themes and post-apocalyptic worlds
  • Search for a deep and complex narrative

9. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition appears on an IGN list that compiles from the top 100 RPGs of all time. This already marks this title as one that you can not miss playing if you are a fan of the genre. It features engaging gameplay that allows both classic and modern players to have fun with it. You must initially edit your avatar before going to action. To do so, choose from four races: dwarfs, elves, humans and Qunari. Define your gender and physical appearance. You must also choose a class for the character, which can be a class of wizards, warriors or thieves. Each class allows for a different style of play with specific skills to be developed. Here you take control of a character who will eventually become the Inquisitor. In this position, one of his missions is to end popular disturbances that occur on the continent of Thedas. In addition, it must prevent demons from invading the world. This requires closing a hole in the sky called "The Breach." The gameplay puts players in various sections of a map, which means that this is not exactly an open world game. This does not mean, however, that there is not much to be explored. This exploration is not done alone, as the Inquisitor spends most of the game accompanied by an entourage. You must play this game if:
  • Played previous franchise games
  • Interested in a game that allows terrain exploration, but no open world

10. Monster Hunter World

The newest version of Monster Hunter World pleased both old and new franchise fans. With RPG elements, monster and creature hunting has never been more exciting. This game combines exploration of an open world with a challenging and strategy-intensive combat system, which yields good hours of fun. Your avatar is a Hunter, who must eliminate as many monsters as possible. This can be done alone or with the help of other players in a robust and functional multiplayer system . The goal is to loot the remains of these creatures to create better weapons and armor. Compared to other games in the franchise, Monster Hunter World has eliminated sections of the map and allowed players to move freely across multiple areas. These areas simulate true ecosystems, which can strategically assist the player in their hunting. You must play this game if:
  • Enjoy games that focus more on action than narrative
  • Interested in the Monster Hunter World franchise

11. Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has even more RPG elements than Origins . It is a game whose dialogues are important for the development of the gaming experience, and there are options when interacting with other characters. Your actions on dozens of quests , whether major or minor, can lead to multiple endings. The story is set four hundred years earlier than in Origins . As with all games in the series, there is, however, a correspondence with the present. At present you Layla Hassan, who finds a spear belonging to Leonidas I, legendary king of Sparta. In this weapon, you find the DNAs of twins: Kassandra and Alexios. You must choose which one to play with. As soon as he makes his choice, he is transported to Greece from the past as a child version of the hero or heroine he has chosen. Their main mission, as the narrative unfolds, is to participate in the Peloponnese War. To do so, you must choose between the League of Delos and the Peloponnese League. All this while discovering more about your family and facing mythological creatures. Both the battle system and the character evolution system are very similar to what has been seen in Assassin's Creed Origins . There are skill trees, special attacks and a variety of ways to fight enemies, even using the scenario to your advantage. In this game you explore fictional and real locations in ancient Greece, and get a chance to chat with historical personalities like Pythagoras, Socrates and Herodotus. You must play this game if:
  • Want, above all, a historical experience
  • Fan of Assassin's Creed style of play

12. Bloodborne

Finally, Bloodborne . Although considered part of the Souls family and even similar in certain respects to games in that family, such as Demon's Souls and Dark Souls , it is considerably different. Incidentally, among Dark Souls III , for example, and Bloodborne , the latter deserves to be on the list for its ease of environmental exploration. We start, therefore, with combat mechanics. Bloodborne features a more fluid, fast fighting system that encourages offensive players. This is ideal, as you are often forced to face a horde of enemies at the same time. Here you can jump, jump and spin around opponents to avoid attacks. Bloodborne also brings more weapon options compared to Dark Souls . There is even a weapon evolution system. A small sword can serve one type of attack in its early stages, while in the next it can grow in size and acquire new battle functions. Defense options exist, but they are not very efficient. You might use a shield, for example, but enemy aggressiveness will require a more aggressive rather than defensive approach on your part. You can also use a firearm as a secondary weapon, which can stun opponents. As with Dark Souls , if you die, all your experience points will be waiting for you at the place of your death. You have to go back and pick them up. Just can not die again trying, because the points thus get lost. There are times when they may be caught by enemies. Of course, you have to defeat them to get them back. Speaking of narrative, you are in Yharnam, a crumbling, gothic and dark city. She is known for storing a legendary and miraculous medicine that cures any disease. You are one of the thousands of travelers who come to this place in search of this medicine. There is a curse, however, that made the townspeople monstrous creatures. You must now survive them to fulfill your mission. You must play this game:
  • Enjoy challenging and complex games
  • Are you a fan of Souls games
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