Top 25 Xbox One RPGs of All Time

RPGs are a mainstay of gaming whatever console you're on. Check out our list of all the best RPGs Xbox One has to offer.

25. World of Final Fantasy Maxima

Nothing like a familiar name to start us off. While this isn't one of their classic titles, it's still a charming take on their age-old JRPG formula. Put yourself in the shoes of two siblings as they go on a journey around a mysterious land in search of lost memories. See some of your favorite Final Fantasy characters in this story fit for small adventurers. It has a playscore of 8.2

24. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Koji Igarashi is best known for creating Castlevania: Symphony of the Night which reinvigorated the series with nonlinear gameplay and the introduction of RPG elements. With the help of Kickstarter and a lot of feedback, he finally made his return with this new masterpiece. Customize your skills depending on your playstyle, and help the cursed Miriam find her way up the evil castle. It has a playscore of 8.23

23. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Just before the release of the Final Fantasy VII remake, we had this. No, it's not a full remake of a title we once loved, but it's the perfect way for new fans to get their first contact of a game first released in 1999. It may arguably be a shoddily done remaster, but it still deserves some credit for bringing back a game that was seemingly forgotten in the old gen. It receives a playscore of 8.26

22. Children of Morta

Breaking the convention of having one single character, 11bit Studios' RPG let you play an entire family. It’s a rogue-lite game where you go hacking and slashing through an ever-changing dungeon filled with monsters and mayhem. Despite the monstrosity, it always keeps up with the family-friendly feel with themes of love and hope. As they say, a family that fights together stays together. It has a score of 8.26

21. Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen

The definitive Dragon’s Dogma experience. Dive into their fantasy world that's struggling to fight against the looming darkness. Set out into their huge open-world and band together with AI companions to fight together using their improved dynamic combat system. This edition also brings together all of the game's previous DLCs and more to create the best experience yet. It has a playscore of 8.29

20. Indivisible

An ode to the Japanese RPG, Valkyrie Profile, Lab Zero Games' Metroidvania action RPG is a quirky but delicately mixed fusion of a lot of things. Follow their main character, Anha, as she embarks on a global quest to trace the roots of her power. While it wears its inspirations on its sleeve, Indivisible has plenty of its masterful strokes embedded in their lush, ancient world. It has a playscore of 8.29

19. Valkyria Chronicles 4

Released in 2018, this fourth installment of the Valkyria Chronicles saga isn't news to fans of the genre. But, what made it earn its spot here on the list is how it returned to its roots in presentation and gameplay. Returning with new characters in the same cel-shaded graphics, dive into the tragedies of the way with the game's addictive turn-based combat and tactical freedom. It has a playscore of 8.31

18. Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

Something a little more recent is this title from 6 Eyes Studio. This game is also a turn-based RPG that JRPG fans will also enjoy. Set in a medieval steampunk universe, control your own group of customizable Arbiters who are responsible for fighting off evil and corruption. With a variety of classes and an array of items, you'll be able to personalize your strategy throughout this fantasy journey. An indie tactical RPG gem, it gets a score of 8.35

17. Final Fantasy XV

The remaster of Final Fantasy VII hasn't quite reached the Xbox One yet, but those on the Microsoft console makes do with this gorgeous entry, 10 years in the making. Still one of the biggest open-world experiences from the series yet, follow Prince Noctis as he goes on a quest to rescue the Crystal, defeat Niflheim, and reclaim his throne. Get lost on a crystal-laden quest, with a playscore of 8.35

16. Stardew Valley

Far from the combat and adventure-filled titles, Stardew Valley is an RPG that combines quests, crafting, and resource-finding into one quaint, farmlife adventure. A labor of love by one man team, Eric Barone, it was his own answer to what Harvest Moon lacked, combining it with mechanics from Animal Crossing, Rune Factory, and Minecraft. As a result, we got the ultimate farmlife experience. From crops, animals, and marriage, to crafting, combat, quests, and a playscore of 8.4

15. The Outer Worlds

The latest RPG from Obsidian Entertainment has all the markings of their previous hits. Taking players to an alternate future controlled by megacorporations, it has that familiar sci-fi setting that fans of Fallout: New Vegas loved. Add that to the VATs-like Time Dilation system, the character customizations, and the biting wit of their cast, and The Outer Worlds almost feels like a second home. Perhaps familiar to a fault, things have turned out well for those who loved Obsidian's RPGs. It receives a score of 8.43

14. Child of Light

While it's inspired by classic fairytales and medieval myths, Ubisoft Montreal's turn-based platformer is no ordinary storybook adventure. Princess Aurora's journey is an experience to follow as we assist her in her faceoffs against monsters, both big and small. What stays consistent is the wonders of the world of Lemura--each stage delicately designed and packed with intriguing puzzles. It receives a playscore of 8.43

13. Hyperlight Drifter

Covered with a thick purple color-scheme, Heart Machine’s pixel-perfect indie-action game looks and feels like an RPG gem. Showing off a beautifully dilapidated world of death and treasure, play as a Drifter on a pilgrimage to uncover the truth behind its world. A hybrid of classic 16-bit visuals and modernized combat mechanics, it's a sight for sore eyes and it has a score of 8.49

12. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Packed with two new playable characters and full voice acting, this definitive version makes this Tales entry feel more alive than ever before. Just like Elder Scrolls, its high definition makeover has made the world of Terca Lumireis feel fresh even on the new platforms. Now, old fans and new have the opportunity to experience its battle systems and compelling narrative once more. It has a playscore of 8.5

11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

A ubiquitous name in the RPG world. The Xbox One has definitely not outgrown this installment of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series. Revitalizing the experience with smoother framerates, HD textures, and all of their DLCs. It was this edition that made Skyrim feel at home in the new generation, and for a whole new audience. It gets a playscore of 8.5

10. Salt and Sanctuary

Ska Studios' fourth game is a cleverly crafted 2D action RPG that challenges amateur players with the brutal difficulty of its Metroidvania action. It becomes an addictingly visceral adventure with its combination of complex combat and seamless animations. Taking a while to make it to the Xbox One, it's now a certified RPG staple on the console with a score of 8.51

9. Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III may be the end of the road for the series, but it will be long before we forget it. Borrowing elements from Bloodborne, Dark Souls III capped off the series with a bigger, better, action-oriented approach to combat that retained their previous games' sense of strategy. Adding their deep lore and their gothic locales to the equation, there's no wondering how they earned their shining a reputation and a playscore of 8.54

8. South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Quite a difference from this list's usual fare, South Park may never take itself too seriously, but it's still got a lot to offer when it comes to RPG experiences. Following up stupid hilarity of Stick of Truth, this sequel has one-upped the original with its own twist on today's superhero obsession. Follow Cartman and his friends as they engage in a fiery civil war between which of them deserves a movie franchise. It has a playscore of 8.59

7. Monster Hunter: World

Perhaps one of the biggest Monster Hunter adventures to date. Not only is it grander in terms of realism and graphics, but it also included a multiplayer mode that was more convenient than ever before. Aside from the multiplayer, World also presents us with an arsenal of unique new weapons and a whole bestiary of new monsters, all packed within their array of new worlds. Best experienced with the recent Iceborne expansion, it receives a playscore of 8.6

6. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Continuing the legacy of the first two games, Inquisition lets you play the unexpected inquisitor charged with saving the world from a growing threat. At the time, it was awarded as one of the best RPGs of the year, boasting a vast open-world to explore, complete with a riveting to story to unfold. Still worth it after all these years, it gets a playscore of 8.61

5. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

This particular edition really did a lot to revitalize what has been a pretty lukewarm release from Blizzard. With it came smoother framerates, resolutions, as well as the new Reaper of Souls expansion, which added new character classes and a fifth act. It doesn't sound like much now, but it was the push that Diablo III needed. We'll just have to see how the coming 4th installment will do against this game-changing entry. It has a playscore of 8.63

4. Fallout 4

Bethesda's fourth main installment of their radioactive series had to go through a few bumps in the road, but ultimately it lived up to the legacy of their name. An open-world set in a post-nuclear Boston, Fallout 4 is packed with memorable characters, multiple branching stories, and an all-consuming base-building feature. Thanks to its character customizations, shooting mechanics, and moving storyline, it's exactly what you'd expect from Fallout 4, and so much more. It has a playscore of 8.66

3. NieR: Automata - BECOME AS GODS Edition

Yoko Taro's spinoff of the Drakengard series is one of our recent action RPG gems. A game that brings us in for its intriguing robotic main character and hack and slash kills, keeps us hooked with its whole existential ride. Packed with a range of endings, Nier's is a story that has plenty of layers. And it's made all the more worthwhile in this Become As Gods Edition that contains all of its major DLCs. A new classic from Platinum, it has a playscore of 8.73

2. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition

Larian Studios has been one of today's leading names in the RPG world and it's a reputation that they rightly deserved. With this sequel, they prove their worth once more. They brought pen and paper emergent RPG gameplay with the first game, and here, they enhanced it even further, with a multiplayer mode, a Dungeon Master mode, and a fleshing out of a storyline that was already amazing to begin with. If there's anyone that can bring RPG to life on consoles and out, it's Larian Studios with a playscore of 8.86

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

There are some names you can't just beat. After years of dominating the gaming world, CD Projekt Red's third and final entry to their Witcher series has become a gold standard when it comes to open-world action RPGs. It offered players a gorgeous world and storyline to get lost in, and it made for an adventure that was hard to forget. While its RPG mechanics may not be that deep, jumping into the shoes of the Witcher is well worth it, even to this day. It has a playscore of 9.04