Top 15 Best RPGs for PS4 (2019/2020)

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Play as interesting characters or make your own in these games!

RPGs tend to be about stories, characters, and really cool worlds. You can go exploring a vast fantasy world, or taking on monsters that you barely understand, or just laugh at what that side character just said and you’re just really glad they added that to the dialogue.

And if you got a PS4, you’re in luck, because these are all ones you can go and play.

 

15. South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth

A game set in the world of South Park will definitely be an… interesting experience, to say the least. Join the local kids’ role-playing  game, what could possibly go wrong? 

Exciting Things You Can Do In South Park: The Stick of Truth

  • You’ll get to engage in, listen, and see lots of crude and bizarre humor that the show is known for.
  • Design your own little South Park character that fits very well in that world.
  • Explore the South Park town and go on very… South Park quests.

Roleplay  with the kids on the street

Um… wait… that doesn’t look to be roleplaying

 

14. Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Gameplay

A fairly interesting game, Divinity: Original Sin 2 has you being transported on a prison ship, only to be wrecked and washed up onshore. Gather your party and explore where you ended up.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Divinity: Original Sin 2

  • Enjoy an uncommon approach to exposition, as the game has a narrator during dialogue.
  • Gather a party of interesting characters and fight against monsters in turn-based combat.
  • Navigate the world as a magic-user in a world where that’s not exactly seen as a good thing, considering you start your journey on a ship headed to a prison fort.

Take a shot at them

Explore the strange world and take on what you find

 

13. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay

In this game, you’ll play as a ranger who’s been kept from death. Make life miserable for the forces of Mordor as you explore that desolate place.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • You’ll get to mess around with the ranks of the orcs by killing and manipulating them in order to amass orcs loyal to you.
  • Being paired with a ghost of a long-dead  elf, (who hasn’t been there?) you’ll be able to look at things through a ghostly lense and gain special powers because of it.
  • Combat allows for both stealth and direct fighting, which is always fun to employ both.

Fight like a madman

Ouch. Just… Ouch.

 

12. Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online Gameplay

Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if you could play an Elder Scrolls game, but not be limited to exploring one country per game? Oh, wait, that’s what this game is! 

Exciting Things You Can Do In The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Make your adventurer, both looks and combat-wise, how you want them to be, and get ready for your grand adventure.
  • Explore far more of Tamriel than you normally do in an Elder Scrolls game, as you’ll get to see more areas of the world and interact with it.
  • There’s a three-way  war going on, so you’ll get to pick a side and see what they have to offer.

Travel and fight through Tamriel

Always fun to create a new character in these types of games

 

11. Persona 5

Persona 5 Gameplay

Here’s a game with a lot of style. Flashy turn-based combat with an awesome anime aesthetic, you’ll have a blast exploring this weird and fun world.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Persona 5

  • Fight in stylized turn-based combat with your friends and persona’s, making combat a fun and flashy experience.
  • Explore people’s Palaces, and see how they see the world. 
  • You get to bounce between your personal life and your thieving, juggling both.

Make your move

Look around the normal world

 

10. Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Gameplay

The Fallout series has another great entry with this one. You’ll travel once again in the post-bombed USA, helping people out or being a scoundrel, up to you really.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Fallout 4

  • There are loads of side quests to do, so you’ll get to do a lot as you explore.
  • You can build a  settlement in this game, ranging from a practical base to a completely wild fort, just depends on what resources you have and how creative you are.
  • You can take a companion with you on your journey, ranging from a loyal dog to a robot detective, so you’ll have some interesting company.

Talk to the.... eccentric locals of the wasteland

Oh, you made him angry...

 

9. Nier Automata

Nier Automata Gameplay

This is a wonderfully strange game with plenty of action. The game will have you fighting your way through its interesting story and meeting some memorable characters.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Nier Automata

  • Fight lots of enemies with the game’s very interesting combat, which is a mixture of your standard fighting and bullet-hell.
  • Explore the world left behind by humanity as an android who’s fighting robots, which, as  I said, is fairly strange but in a good way.
  • The game is well known for its story, so you’ll definitely want to check that out.

There be robots to fight

Sometimes… big robots

 

8. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition Gameplay

Help fight demons coming through rifts in the world, and find out who’s responsible. With interesting characters to meet and choices to make, there is no shortage of intrigue to keep you interested.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • The choices you make affect things which means be careful and enjoy the character interactions.
  • Travel with a party and switch between them as playable characters, giving you lots of options in combat.
  • There’s a tactical view mode for combat, which allows you to command your followers to do certain actions, allowing for a fun strategy experience.

This doesn’t look like a “talk your way out of it” situation...

Decisions… decisions...

 

7. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Gameplay

This game is set in medieval Europe . On your journey, fight in battles with interesting combat and interact with this medieval world and characters.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • See a beautiful medieval country up close and explore it.
  • Combat is fairly unique with things like armor affecting visibility and determining what angle you want your strikes to come from.
  • Enjoy the medieval artwork inspired inventory, map, etc, which match the feel of the game quite well.

Explore medieval life from a ground view


Time to get in close and personal

 

6. FFXV

FFXV Gameplay

An extremely interesting mixture of fantasy, modern, and sci-fi , travel the land as a prince with his compatriots. As you drive around in your car, you’ll be stopping to fight some monsters or engage with some locals.

Exciting Things You Can Do In  FFXV

  • Explore the world with your character’s friends on what is essentially a royal road trip , car included.
  • Fight giant monsters and other things with your companions and your warping ability.
  • Enjoy the incredible soundtrack from the game as you go on your adventure.

Fight monsters and still look cool

Take the car out for a trip

 

5. Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World Gameplay

If you like to fight giant monsters, then you’ll probably enjoy this game. A lot. I mean, a lot, cause that’s basically the premise. 

Exciting Things You Can Do In Monster Hunter: World

  • The title gives it away, but you get to hunt giant monsters, which are all really cool looking and intense, which is awesome.
  • Create your hunter and your palico companion, which are adorable cat creatures, and go on to your intense hunt.
  • Explore the New World and see all those monsters in their native terrain.

Time to fight some big monsters

Hunt cool monsters while looking cool yourself

 

4. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn Gameplay

Do you like robots? Do you like Dinosaurs? Well, this game essentially combines the two and has them patrol the world, and you’ll have to fight them to survive.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Takedown  giant machine monsters with quasi-ancient-futuristic technology.
  • You get to uncover the mysteries of the past and what happened before you in the game’s story.
  • Explore a machine filled yet seemingly familiarly ancient world.

That’s a big robot-dinosaur 

Hunt it down before it takes a bite

 

3. The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 Gameplay

Play as a monster hunter known as a Witcher. Deal with those monsters as you explore the world and meet interesting characters along the way.

Exciting Things You Can Do In The Witcher 3

  • You get to explore quite a large open world in this game, with plenty of cool locations and things to do.
  • On your journey, you’ll investigate and hunt down monsters, leading both to intense combats and choices.
  • There are plenty of choices to be made in dialogue throughout the game, affecting both you and the characters around you.

Time to get down to “business”

You tell him, Geralt!

 

2. Skyrim: Special Edition

Skyrim: Special Edition Gameplay

One of Tamriel's most well-known adventures, Skyrim takes you on a journey as the Dragonborn to defeat dragons and explore a memorable world. You’ll even get to scratch that “I must collect everything” itch that for some reason we gamers seem to have.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Skyrim

  • There’s so much exploring in this game, you’ll feel that familiar excitement whenever you see a new location discovered.
  • There’s something in this game for everyone, ranging from all sorts of different ways to approach fighting to crafting systems to even just fun stories to explore.
  • The Shout mechanic is a really fun mechanic you can use to get an advantage in combat, or just do silly things with.

Introduce the local wildlife to your friendly mace

Yup. That’s a dragon. Please don’t die

 

1. Bloodborne

Bloodborne Gameplay

Join the Hunt, and kill the creatures that stalk the streets. But perhaps there’s something more to it. Something you’ll have to find as you fight terrifying creatures and experience twisted horrors.

Exciting Things You Can Do In Bloodborne 

  • Fast-paced combat combined with interesting melee weapons and firearms keeps things exciting and challenging, which is so much fun.
  • There are plenty of exciting and terrifying boss fights that will have you exhilarated or feel like chucking your controller out the window, but man are they good boss fights.
  • You can explore the city and some surrounding areas, and as you do, you’ll begin to uncover things, things that perhaps that should’ve stayed covered.

Streets are a bit chaotic 

And this is why you need those weapons ya got there

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