Best PS4 RPG List Guide

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 RPGs (or JRPGs) 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 best RPGs on PS4.

30. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive EditionTales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Namco Tales Studio
Release Date: 11th Jan 2019 (USA) / 11th Jan 2019 (UK/EU)

Many consider Tales of Vesperia to be the greatest game in Bandai Namco's long running series, and it's easy to see why. Vesperia has all the makings of a classic JPRG, from its rewarding combat system to its dynamic cast of characters. It's an adventure that does show its age at times, but the Definitive Edition presents the best way to experience the surprising story of Yuri Lowell.

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29. Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4)

Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4)Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: SEGA
Release Date: 25th Sep 2018 (USA) / 25th Sep 2018 (UK/EU)

The best game in SEGA's tactical series, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a refinement of what came before it, with larger, more engaging battlefields, better class balancing, and some fantastic characters. You can get to know its cast with more in-depth character development too, adding weight to every skirmish as you send your new pals to the front lines. Fighting back against the Empire has never been so rewarding.

28. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4)The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Zenimax Online Studios
Release Date: 9th Jun 2015 (USA) / 9th Jun 2015 (UK/EU)

Set aside several months of your life, because you're going to need a lot of free time to cover The Elder Scrolls Online's unbelievably gigantic map. One of the best MMORPGs on the PS4, Tamriel Unlimited continues to balloon in size and scope thanks to the developer's unwavering support. With or without friends, there's a seemingly endless amount of adventure on offer here, and there's no mandatory subscription fee, either.

27. Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts IIIKingdom Hearts III
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 29th Jan 2019 (USA) / 29th Jan 2019 (UK/EU)

Yep, Kingdom Hearts III is finally here, bringing an end to Square Enix's still surreal crossover of Final Fantasy and Disney -- although the former barely features in this third instalment. With larger worlds to explore and some of the flashiest action gameplay on this entire list, the finale of Kingdom Hearts is a feast for fans. As for everyone else, well, you're going to have to play a few of the other weirdly named remasters if you want brought up to speed.

26. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD RemasterFinal Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 12th May 2015 (USA) / 15th May 2015 (UK/EU)

A defining moment for RPGs back in the PS2 era, Final Fantasy X is packed with emotion and memorable characters. Its somewhat traditional gameplay has stood the test of time, and going up against the many open world RPGs of today, its linear approach is actually quite refreshing, especially since it allows the story and cast to push to the forefront of the experience. The divisive but still fun Final Fantasy X-2 is merely the icing on the cake here.