Best Xbox One Role-Playing Games (RPGs) Windows Central 2021

Whether you're stepping into the shoes of a legend or exploring long-lost worlds, role-playing games (RPGs) are a staple of any Xbox One library. Packing some of the console's best adventures to date, fans of lore, exploration, and combat can find titles to love. We've wrapped up the best Xbox One entries in the genre for 2021.

★ Featured favorite: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 isn't just a great RPG, it's among the Xbox One's few true masterpieces. As the legendary monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, players will explore its deep open world, facilitating tight combat and top-tier storytelling.

$36 at Amazon

Post-apocalypse: Fallout 4

Once the bombs fall, the charred wasteland beyond Vault 111 packs miles of intrigue to explore. Among Bethesda's deepest RPGs yet, Fallout 4's post-apocalyptic Massachusetts can't be missed.

$20 at Amazon

Modern throwback: Divinity: Original Sin 2

Paying homage to 90's CRPGs, Divinity: Original Sin II saw universal acclaim with its turn-based isometric PC debut. Now available on consoles, it delivers distinctly complex class-based gameplay, backed by four-player online co-op.

$50 at Amazon

Big-game hunting: Monster Hunter: World

Slaying towering beasts is fundamental to Monster Hunter: World, leveling up equipment in pursuit of more substantial threats. Its deep combat and grind-heavy gameplay loop mean extensive play time grants sizeable rewards.

$33 at Amazon

Prepare to die: Dark Souls 3

Punishing difficulty has defined Dark Souls' legacy, making it equally loved and hated in the space. You'll need to meticulously learn enemy attacks to rack up victories with these high-stakes boss battles.

$20 at Amazon

Road trip: Final Fantasy XV

Following ten years of development, Final Fantasy XV pushes the legendary Japanese RPG series into the modern age. With a detailed open world and real-time fluid combat, Noctis and friends embark on a quest to retake Eos.

$15 at Amazon

Android anarchy: NieR:Automata

NieR:Automata explores a post-apocalyptic world ravished by otherworldly machines, focusing on combat androids 2B and 9S. It has an action focus, role-playing attributes, and mind-bending branched narrative to enjoy.

$38 at Amazon

Egyptian wonders: Assassin's Creed: Origins

Following a short hiatus for Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft gave this Egyptian adventure extra time – and it shows. With a detailed world to explore and combat improvements, it brings fresh concepts even for veterans.

$38 at Amazon

Into the depths: Darkest Dungeon

Sporting slick comic-style visuals, the gothic world of Darkest Dungeon is unlike any other. The soul-crushing difficultly remains satisfying, albeit not for the faint at hearted.

$25 at Microsoft

Hours of fantasy: Dragon Age: Inquisition

As the latest of Dragon Age titles, Inquisition packs over 80 hours of gripping story, and near double accounting for its side quests. It's among the generations best fantasy RPGs, ideal for fans of deep lore and world building.

$13 at Amazon

Monster Hunter: World and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are among the Xbox One's best titles to date; they're unmissable for any role-playing fan. If a fantasy setting isn't for you, Fallout 4's brutal post-nuclear wasteland and Assassin's Creed Origins feature hours of exploration. Regardless, all of these games are sure to forge memorable journeys for any gamer.

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