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
- Post-apocalypse: Fallout 4
- Modern throwback: Divinity: Original Sin 2
- Big-game hunting: Monster Hunter: World
- Prepare to die: Dark Souls 3
- Road trip: Final Fantasy XV
- Android anarchy: NieR:Automata
- Egyptian wonders: Assassin's Creed: Origins
- Into the depths: Darkest Dungeon
- Hours of fantasy: Dragon Age: Inquisition
★ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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