5. Monster Hunter: World

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Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 26th Jan 2018 (USA) / 26th Jan 2018 (UK/EU)

Monster Hunter is back on home consoles, and it's downright glorious. Monster Hunter: World takes the unbelievably addictive gameplay loop of the series and packs it into a hugely polished and deep action RPG. When you aren't watching in awe as two massive monsters clash over territory, you're busy tracking beasts and getting stuck into the game's satisfyingly weighty combat system. Throw some super rewarding co-op quests into the mix and you've got a title that never stops giving.

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4. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment / Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: 19th Aug 2014 (USA) / 19th Aug 2014 (UK/EU)

When it comes to endless character progression and loot, nothing measures up to Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition. An action RPG that offers what is in theory an infinite amount of stuff to do, it's a blast whether you're playing with friends or you're grinding through the demon hordes all on your own. Supremely polished and intuitive, its hands down one of the tightest titles on PS4.

3. Bloodborne (PS4)

Bloodborne (PS4)Bloodborne (PS4)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: 24th Mar 2015 (USA) / 27th Mar 2015 (UK/EU)

Bloodborne's twisted take on the Cthulhu tales is guaranteed to go down as one of the most iconic outings of the PS4 generation, pitching perfect combat against a sprawling gothic backdrop. The cobbled streets of Yharnam are a character unto themselves, as Victorian districts fold and overlap, and provide the framework for some of the best battles you'll find on any format. A tour-de-force in both art direction and game design, this is one of Sony's most exciting new series.

2. Persona 5

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Publisher: Atlus / Developer: Atlus Persona Team
Release Date: 4th Apr 2017 (USA) / 4th Apr 2017 (UK/EU)

Persona 5 sets the benchmark for modern Japanese RPGs. Where titles like Final Fantasy XV attempt to do something dramatically different and move away from their tried and tested legacy, Persona 5 sticks to its guns and refines itself to near perfection. The result is a laser focused, masterfully worked RPG that constantly impresses with its superb cast of characters and fantastically cohesive gameplay. As a bonus, it's also the most stylish game in existence.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild HuntThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: CD Projekt Red
Release Date: 19th May 2015 (USA) / 19th May 2015 (UK/EU)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the game that every RPG will be measured against going forward - and we don't think that it'll be beaten for quite some time to come. Using its vast open world as shockingly well realised set dressing rather than a map that houses a tedious amount of objective markers, CD Projekt Red's masterpiece is all killer and no filler. Side quests are just as fleshed out as the main story, and your choices can have severe consequences throughout. Add in two expansions that are better than most full games, and you have the complete RPG package.