Role-playing games have become a phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up, as more titles come to market with increasingly more engaging storylines and compelling characters. In fact, there’s so much choice available for RPG fans that finding the most exciting games can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Here we have a selection of first-class role-playing games you should seriously consider giving a go!
Final Fantasy XV
In Final Fantasy XV, we see brooding hero and heir to the Lucian throne Noctis Lucis Caelum, fiercely defending his birthright kingdom from some ground-shaking challenges. Skilled in all forms of combat you can join him in his endless world where you’ll hunt for treasure, defeat terrifying monsters and also make friends with players from all over the world in what is the largest open-world MMO in the Final Fantasy series. This is a hugely compelling role-playing game with too many features to mention that make it one of the best on the market right now.
It has been a long time coming but now the wait is over for Persona 5 and it is being met with a rapturous reception. The game is set in modern day Tokyo and you take the character of a high school student who gets himself involved in the elite group, The Phantom Thieves. You can enjoy infiltrating dungeons as you pursue the hearts of corrupt individuals although it’s not all about crawling around dungeons. The graphics are super-realistic in this game and the metropolis that is central to the storyline is a place you can’t help but get lost in, perfect for anyone into RPG as a form of escapism.
This has been hailed as possibly the best RPG of the series yet and its open-world design raises the bar for other games considerably. This game sees Link awakening from a hundred-year sleep and being thrust into the land of Hyrule, where players can get lost in wonder in a journey of self-discovery. There is no hand-holding in this game, which for many players makes it more exciting and allows you to choose your own path at your own pace. Breath of the Wild takes the Legend of Zelda in a whole new direction with the addition of some elements that have not been seen before such as voice acting which creates a fascinating narrative for irresistible engagement.
This is a return to the cult classic that probably didn’t achieve as much success as it should have, probably because the storyline was found to be flawed in the earlier version. This game is set in a world in the grips of post-apocalyptic pandemonium, where robots have become murderous and technology is running riot through society. This beings as an action game as you play as an android couple who are tasked with eliminating the hostile threat of the robot population. However, as the game unfolds the plot takes a twist and becomes a difficult tale of love, loss and humanity with some exceptional moments to experience.