Best PS5 RPGs

What are the best PS5 RPGs? Sony's latest console is still very young, but it's already amassed a solid little library of role-playing titles. This broad genre houses a lot of different styles; RPGs can be open world or very linear. They can have action or turn based combat. They can offer total player freedom, or they can be strictly story-driven. There's a lot to consider when it comes to determining the best RPGs on PS5, but in this hopefully helpful guide, we're going to share our thoughts on the system's strongest games.

Best PS5 RPGs

Below, you'll find a list of what we think are the best RPGs on PS5. Again, though, it's early days for Sony's new console, so this current list is by no means definitive. We'll be updating it accordingly as more RPGs are released on PS5, so be sure to check back.

It's also worth pointing out that all of the games on our Best PS4 RPGs list are playable on PS5 through backwards compatibility. If you really want to broaden your RPG horizons, give it look.

13. Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition (PS5)

Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition (PS5)Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition (PS5)
Publisher: PlayStack / Developer: Cold Symmetry
Release Date: 4th Mar 2021 (USA) / 4th Mar 2021 (UK/EU)

Average Length: 12 hours

Combat System: Action

Mortal Shell clearly takes heavy inspiration from the Souls games, but its gimmick is that you can inhabit different bodies, or 'shells'. This intriguing mechanic gives Mortal Shell both an identity and an edge, while also making the adventure a little more accessible than the punishing offerings of its peers. With a rich atmosphere and responsive (but still deliberate) combat, Mortal Shell is a rock solid Souls alternative on PS5.

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12. Outriders (PS5)

Outriders (PS5)Outriders (PS5)
Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: People Can Fly
Release Date: 1st Apr 2021 (USA) / 1st Apr 2021 (UK/EU)

Average Length: 30 hours

Combat System: Third-person shooter with abilities/skills

Outriders is a looter shooter, but it goes a little deeper into the role-playing genre with an involved character driven story. However, chaotic combat is really at the centre of the experience, where crunchy weapons combine with class-based skills of destruction. Outriders is great fun at its manic best, and even when it's not, you can always amp up the action with one or two other players in co-op.

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11. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy (PS5)

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy (PS5)Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy (PS5)
Publisher: Koei Tecmo / Developer: Gust
Release Date: 26th Jan 2021 (USA) / 29th Jan 2021 (UK/EU)

Average Length: 45 hours

Combat System: Command based in real-time

Atelier Ryza 2 marks the expansive series' first foray on PS5, and it's yet another wholesome instalment. The Atelier games certainly aren't for everyone, but if you're looking for an RPG that's quite relaxed and cosy, then this newest title is worth checking out. A typically fun cast of characters keep the story engaging, and there are a range of colourful environments to explore.

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10. Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)

Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Quebec
Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

Average Length: 40 hours

Combat System: Action

Immortals Fenyx Rising is essentially Ubisoft's take on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, sprinkled with some Assassin's Creed Odyssey for good measure. It's an adventure that's based on Greek mythology, taking place within an open world that's stuffed with combat, puzzles, and secrets. Like most of Ubisoft's open world offerings, the gameplay structure is very formulaic, but there's a cartoonish charm to the characters and the storytelling. A fun excursion for players of all ages.

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9. Lost Judgment (PS5)

Lost Judgment (PS5)Lost Judgment (PS5)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Yakuza Studio
Release Date: 24th Sep 2021 (USA) / 24th Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

Average Length: 40 hours

Combat System: Action

Lost Judgment isn't quite as cohesive as its predecessor, but it's still a great detective thriller, and it's bolstered by a ridiculous amount of addictive side content. Even by Yakuza standards, this game is absolutely packed with minigames and optional activities. Boxing, skateboarding, motorbike death races... the list goes on. And on top of all that, you've still got a cast of great characters, and a plot that's constantly twisting and turning. Another hit for RGG Studio.

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