The Best RPGs of 2019

Best RPGs you can play in 2019
Choose your own fate with the best RPGs of 2019.

The Best RPGs of 2019

The top 25 best RPGs of 2019 are listed below, starting from #25 down to #1.

Which ones have you played?


#25. Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG

Encased: A Sci-Fi Post-Apocalyptic RPG gameplay

In a post-apocalyptic world, the Cronus Foundation provides employment and refuge from unforgiving wastelands. However, things may not be what they seem; there are those who are fighting back to reveal the true nature of the Cronus Foundation.

Investigate different environments in third person and take in all the beautiful graphics and unique gameplay.

Upon inspecting the photo, it would appear that this is a test chamber, perhaps. The arrow pointing to the entrance, the loner out front of the opening, the gathering of others outside in a protested manner all give me clues that this is probably an accurate assumption.


#24. Neo Cab

Neo Cab gameplay

In an almost fully automated city, Los Ojos, Lina is the last human driver-for hire, and her one goal is to find her lost friend. She will have to endure various passengers with different temperaments, but they all have one thing in common—information about the city. However, she will find that with the more she learns, the more dangerous things start to become.

Lina, pictured above, transporting someone through the city in an attempt to obtain more information that will hopefully lead to her friend, Savy.

This city is brimming with color and personalities. You never know who your next customer will be, but you can guarantee that it won’t be a dull experience.


#23. Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium gameplay

Being a detective in an apocalyptic world is not an easy job. Bribery and fraud are just some of the things that tempt good cops to go crooked. With such an unstructured justice system, it is not hard to fall prey to the dark side and become a dirty cop. Accept bribes or convict the guilty; the choice is entirely up to them.  

Make your own choices in Disco Elysium. Help the innocent or take bribes from the criminals. How you implement justice is entirely up to you.

You might be an alcoholic, but man are you good at your job. Sometimes the things that hold others back, give some people an advantage, or at least I’m sure that’s what he tells himself.



#22. The Elder Scrolls Online - Elsweyr

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

 When dragons returned to their homeland, the Khajiiti did the one thing they do best—they fought back. Aided by Necromancers, warriors, and mages, the Khajiiti are not alone in their most challenging battle yet—reclaiming their homeland.

Go head to head with ancient dragons in this epic online RPG. Are you up to the task?

Travel the vast expanses of the realm to uncover new quests and experiences that others may not have found.


#21. The Surge 2


The Surge 2 gameplay

With the world’s resources exhausted, and the extinction of humanity closing in, a major tech company, CREO, tries to take matters into their own hands by creating project UTOPIA. UTOPIA utilizes nanites (robots) to restore the environment, but at the cost of losing 95% of humanity. Things take a turn for the worst when the nanites created to save humanity, turn rogue, and jeopardize everything the CREO foundation has attained.

Will you be able to save the fate of humanity, or will the nanites overtake the world and extinguish society?

What will make the best class and skill-tree to survive this kind of environment?


#20. Between the Stars

Between the Stars gameplay

The Children of the Sun torment the universe with their hysterics and destructive behaviors. Captains of interstellar cruisers will have to stand up to this unstable group and prevent the destruction of colonies and surrounding populations.

Engage in galactic battles, destroy enemies, and save the universe from The Children of the Sun.

Traverse the universe—your destinations are limitless.


#19. Children of Morta

Children of Morta gameplay

When darkness creeps upon you and your family, it’s only natural to bond tighter together to defeat it, and that is what the Bergson’s family does. A mixture of both flaws and virtues, the Bergsons must stick together to defeat the corruption and darkness that is consuming their land. What lengths will they travel to save the ones they love?

What lengths will you go to absolve your family? Are you willing to be as brutal as necessary to save them?

Every area is procedurally generated, meaning that no two dungeons will ever be the same. They are ever-changing and will be unpredictable—Are you ready?


#18. Otaku's Adventure

Otaku’s Adventure gameplay

A Teenage boy’s dream is to find the perfect girl and finally be able to say he has a girlfriend. However, this task is no easy feat for him, as it turns out all the girls who meet him always seem to run away. Filled with determination, he seeks to find the girl for him, but love is hard for an otaku.

Aid Otaku in finding the right words to snag the right girl.

An excellent game for any anime lover. It fosters lots of humor and relatable experiences for any nerd that finds it hard to attract an ample mate.


#17. Tunche Arena         

Tunche Arena gameplay

Defeat as many enemies as possible to save the land from despair. Use your magic talents to defeat dangerous bosses and unravel the mysteries within the Amazon jungle.

The main staging area where you decide what kind of level you want to enter.

In endless mode, you can take on never-ending enemies if you want to expand your skills, get better at PvE, or just to beat on numerous things without end.


#16. My Time At Portia

My Time At Portia gameplay

After leaving the underground vaults, the last of humanity resurfaces to attempt to rebuild civilization. Out of the efforts of many, a city called Portia was built to house the remnants of society. This era is when the expansion of the human race takes place, and the growth of the city is at its most important.

If you love games where you can build, fight, explore, harvest/farm, and expand cities—then this is the game for you. It almost seems like a combination of numerous games into one epic fun-filled gaming experience.

This game features beautiful graphics, cute characters, charming dialogue, and best of all, fun gameplay.


#15. Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay

Traveling from world to world, our hero must banish the evil to save his friends. They must Investigate the worlds of Toy Box, Monstropolis, Arendelle, Kingdom, or Corona and San Fransokyo to protect their hearts from the darkness.

See your favorite childhood cartoon characters like never before in this epic fantasy game!

Traverse the world of Kingdom Hearts with your best pals!


#14. Chernobylite

Chernobylite gameplay

After the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant explosion, the area was left a wasteland from the destructive properties of the chemicals which leaked out. All abolished, or so it was thought. The horrors that remain after this event are only the beginning of the dark and twisted truth behind this place.

Can you survive this horror survival game? Traverse the most dangerous areas, but be careful—you never know what is lurking in the dark.

The dangerous chemicals were leaking into the atmosphere, infecting everything in its path. Will you be able to explore this place and survive?


#13. Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark gameplay

Arbiter Kyrie, an agent of the immortal council, is assigned with preserving law and order throughout the land. However, those who wish for the corruption and illegal acts that fill their pockets with gold do not want things to change. Arbiter Kyrie will have to use her wits to be victorious against the evils in the land.

In this RPG, who will you choose to be? Strengthen your troops, create alliances, make friends, and have the best loadouts to prevail.

Use your epic gaming skills to create the best-equipped gear and stats.


#12. Backbone: Prologue

Backbone: Prologue gameplay

A successful detective, Lotor, is hired to investigate the curious case of Mrs. Odette’s husband. She worries that he may be unfaithful as his schedule has been out of sorts with his normal behavior. Detective Lotor takes the case thinking it will just be another unfaithful husband but soon realizes that not all is as it seems. There is more to Mr. Odette than Detective Lotor or Mrs. Odette realize.

Detective Lotor, pictured above, is a detective based in an all-animal city. The gameplay looks quite exciting and the design is clean and creative. A game to keep an eye out for next year when it releases.

No audible sound in this game besides background music, but that might change as the game is not set to come out until some time next year. Nevertheless, the background music fits well with the scenes and text responses are engaging.


#11. Preay for the Gods

Preay for the Gods gameplay

A world that is being plagued by a never-ending winter requires a hero to help discover the mystery behind the never-changing season. A lone warrior is tasked with such a task and works to uncover the truth behind this frozen winter land, but she will have to survive the colossal dangers at every turn.

Do you have what it takes to defeat these behemoths?

Scary, massive, and powerful. The beasts of this game are undeniably epic, not only size but ferocity as well.  



Sunless Skies gameplay

Traverse the stars, mend broken bonds between crewmates, pillage abandoned ships, explore the universe for all your necessities. Captains must provide a solid base for the next in line because out here in the sunless skies—your death sets those next in line up for success.

Rummage through the remains old asteroids for nutrient-rich materials, or go sailing through the darkness for no particular reason at all.

Be wary of those who are unfamiliar; they may just be waiting for the right time to steal your treasures.


#9. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses gameplay

A former mercenary who has turned tutor at the Garreg Mach Monastery must choose between 3 factions and guide them through various battles to their triumph. Difficult decisions will be encountered, friends lost, and factions supported. Only one nation can be victorious here.

Strategize your next move against opponents with this charming and colorful gameplay.

Be cunning and tactical. Will you be able to outsmart your enemy?



CODE VEIN gameplay

Unknowing of your past, you seek to discover who you are and depart the current nightmare you can’t seem to escape. Journey to the depths of hell to reclaim your identity and clear the future of the darkness that currently surrounds you.

A bloody RPG that resembles the dark souls series by way of general difficulty and lots of dying. Overall, an excellent game for anime and dark souls lovers.

Deep character customization, epic weapons, and a fantastic storyline make this game a dime. This game is the anime version of the beloved dark souls series. Offering intense boss fights and overall challenging gameplay, this provides the otaku fix you never knew you needed.


#7. GreedFall

GreedFall  gameplay

With the discovery of a new world, sailors claim land that they are unfamiliar with but understand it is brimming with magic and riches. However, the locals who reside on this land is not willing to release such treasures lightly. The diplomacy of those who invaded this island becomes apparent, and it is up to you to decide the correct path.

Forge your path in this RPG and decide the fate of the island and all of its inhabitants.

The locals aren’t the only things you need to be wary of; there is more to this place than meets the eye.


#6. Streets of Rogue

Streets of Rogue gameplay

With the ability to die and continuously respawn, the main characters are ever-changing. Stampede through a procedurally generated city that is always shifting with every new entry. Shrink others down to small sizes and squash them. Sneak through areas to steal items of interest, or go in guns blazing. The options are limitless in this action-packed city.

Make your own choices in this game. Decide how you plan on carrying out each quest or cruise around destroying everything in sight. Your imagination is the limit.

Choose your character and see their unique traits, abilities, and stats. So, who DO you want to be today?


#5. Monster Hunter: World Iceborne

Monster Hunter gameplay

Professional monster hunters are always searching for the next best trophy to prove their strength. With the discovery of Iceborne, a new location of monsters, treasure, equipment, and skills become available for the strongest to claim. Only the best monster hunters will be able to conquer this new land.

A peek at the newest monsters in the Monster Hunter series. It looks like this fight is going to be pretty, electric!

With as much sweating you’re going to be doing while fighting these epic monsters, there is no doubt that you’ll also be marveling at them.


#4. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Miriam, a shardbinder, awakes after ten years of slumber to realize that an old enemy, Gebel, has summoned demons to destroy her homeland, England. She must make the journey to confront the man responsible for the future destruction of not only her home but possibly the world.

Gorgeous graphics, pretty anime girls, epic battles, and a great story, is there anything not great about this game!

Seeing that the creator of Castlevania made this game, it’s only natural that the gameplay is almost identical to that of its predecessor.


#3. The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds gameplay

After awaking from cryo-sleep, it becomes clear that you are the only one out of your entire colony who is conscious. A scientist by the name of Phineas Welles explains that he only had enough serum to revive you. The serum is needed to prevent the painful death that awaits anyone who wakes from cryo-sleep without this cure. The only way to solve the rest of your colony is to help this man and trust what he says is true; the rest of your colony is at stake if you don’t.

Beautiful graphics with inviting structures begging you to search them for epic loot.

With the combination of stunning creatures like those from the Fallout series mixed with the bright and intoxicating colors of certain games like the Borderlands series, we get this creatively stunning result above.


#2. Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3 gameplay

After discovering his father’s death, Ryo Hazuki sets off to find Lan Di, the one responsible. Hazuki travels to Gullin, China, to begin his search for Di, where his path crosses with a mysterious girl. They decide to embark on this journey together to catch the man who murdered Ryo’s father.

What a beautiful city—full of color and opportunity. I wonder if our target is here.

Could this possibly be the new dojo master? What do you think?


#1. Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 gameplay

On a planet called Pandora, there are stories of places called vaults. These vaults are rumored to contain vast amounts of wealth and treasure, for which many people, organizations, groups, and mercenaries have tried to obtain. When the rumors are proven to be accurate, the race is on to locate as many vaults as possible and gather as much treasure as possible. What could go wrong?

All this loot just waiting to be collected—I wonder what treasures are here.

Outrageous and wild, Borderlands 3 is nothing short of remarkable. Choose your favorite weapons, armor, and accessories to take on the wild world of Pandora and any other places you might visit.


Were there any RPGs you thought should have been added? If so, let us know in the comments!

Until next time, happy hunting!

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