What are the best PS4 RPGs? Well, the PlayStation 4 is home to a vast library role-playing games. From MMOs and open world epics to niche Japanese releases and traditional adventures stuffed with text, there's something for just about everyone. It's an expansive genre in which East meets West, and we see numerous takes a similar formula. As with anything, though, some titles are better than others, and so we've put together what we think are the 30 best RPGs on PS4.
If you like an emphasis on action in your action RPG, then you can do a lot worse than Dragon Quest Heroes II. This is essentially a Warriors title set in the magical world of Dragon Quest, but it leans heavily on the RPG side of things with party members, levelling, loot, and quests. Combat's accessible but punchy, and wiping out whole armies of monsters with a single earth-shattering strike never gets old.
29. Toukiden 2
The definition of a bigger and better sequel, Toukiden 2 builds upon everything that the first game got right. While the beast slaying isn't quite up there with the super satisfying action of Monster Hunter, Toukiden 2 offers up a more traditional RPG experience, presenting a lengthy story complete with a cast of interesting characters. Its open world's eerily atmospheric, too, and overall, this is one of Omega Force's best titles to date.
Just about the best Tales game on PS4, Tales of Berseria tells a relatively mature tale of betrayal, revenge, and hate. It's not often that we get to play as villains, but calling lead character Velvet and the gang good guys is a definite stretch. This is an action RPG that has you embrace evil in order to defeat evil, and it's a memorable journey because of that. It also helps that the combat system is fast, furious, and a ton of fun.
Given a well deserved second chance on the PS4, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered brings the PS3 classic to a new generation, and it still stands tall as a fantastic strategy RPG. SEGA took a chance with its strange hybrid blend of tactical planning and third-person shooting, but it all pays off when you're executing the perfect battle plan. Touching character moments also help elevate the story far beyond its "evil empire is bad" premise.
Developer Level-5 has its formula for amazing role-playing games nailed down, and Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is proof of that. Once again, the Japanese studio delivers an effortlessly charming adventure that's a joy to play. Gorgeous graphics combine with silky smooth controls and a simple but incredibly effective combat system to create a delightful experience, even if you haven't sampled the first game.