What are the best RPGs on PS Plus? With its three tiers of membership, PS Plus is now home to loads of quality role-playing games — or RPGs for short. In this guide, we're going to list the best RPGs available through PS Plus Essential, PS Plus Extra, PS Plus Premium, and the PS Plus Collection. For much more information on PS Plus as a whole, check out our All PS Plus Games guide, and make sure to grab Discounted PS Plus Subscriptions and PlayStation Wallet Top-Ups to play these great games for less.
RPGs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are much more traditional, featuring turn based combat and fairy tale storytelling, while others feature full-on action combat, and more modern sensibilities. What's more, the genre can often be split between Japanese RPGs, like Final Fantasy, and Western RPGs, like Fallout.
If you're looking for even more RPG recommendations, you can take a look at the following guides: Best RPGs on PS5, and Best PS4 RPGs. Both include long, varied lists of the best RPGs across Sony's most recent consoles.
Like our Best PS Plus Games list, the ratings and rankings of these RPGs is decided by the Push Square community. If your favourite RPGs aren't part of this list, you can use the search box below to rate them. You can also click the star icon next to each game on this list to apply your own rating. As such, this list will likely change over time, especially since some of these games may be removed from PS Plus, while other titles could get added.
Please note that a game must have at least 20 ratings for it to appear on this list.
Best PlayStation Games by Platform
Now then, let's get to it. These are the best RPGs on PS Plus, as ranked and rated by you.
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40. Fallout 4 (PS4)
Fallout 4 may be found lacking in the role-playing department, but the gameplay loop is absolutely top notch. Post-apocalyptic Boston makes for an especially dense open world setting, packed with all kinds of secrets and irradiated enemies. Meanwhile, much improved gunplay allows combat to flourish once you've established a specific character build, and V.A.T.S. — the mechanic that lets you slow time to aim your shots — remains one of Bethesda's best ever innovations. Technical quibbles and some dumb storytelling aside, Fallout 4 can keep you busy for hundreds of hours.
One of the most enduring games in history, Bethesda's iconic RPG comes to PS5 with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Anniversary Edition. What's more, it's quite simply the best version of Skyrim to ever grace a PlayStation console. This is a real cut above previous versions (which were often riddled with bugs), offering a mostly locked 60 frames-per-second at 4K resolution. It's taken a decade, but Bethesda has finally delivered a smooth experience with this PS5 release — and crucially, the game is still a fantastic, enormous RPG well worth playing today.
38. Judgment (PS4)
A Yakuza spin-off of sorts, Judgment embraces the same general gameplay structure as SEGA's crime-filled series, but it adds a delicious detective spin to proceedings. Playing as rough and ready private detective Takayuki Yagami, you chase leads (sometimes literally), examine evidence, and question suspects. With a gripping story and a cast of excellent characters, Judgment is yet another win for Yakuza Studio, and its completely standalone narrative acts as a perfect starting point for those interested in the franchise.
Though it never reaches the same heights as its predecessor, detective thriller sequel Lost Judgment remains a great action RPG. With an intense story full of twists and carried by a brilliant cast of characters, the game is your typical Yakuza-style thrill ride — but it's actually the ridiculous amount of impressively varied side content that drives Yagami's sophomore case. An expanded, satisfying combat system is worthy of note as well.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is much more of an open world RPG than it is a traditional Assassin's Creed title. The second instalment in the series' "open world trilogy", this ancient Greek adventure may overlook a lot of the game design that defined its predecessors, but there's no denying that its interlocking RPG systems make for a deep and engaging experience. Levelling up, loot, skill trees, and randomised elements like bounty-hunting mercenaries all play a part across a truly gigantic map. The story's not bad either, as protagonist Alexios or Kassandra embarks on a branching journey to learn the truth about his or her legendary bloodline.
Love it or loathe it, the Kingdom Hearts series isn't going anywhere. Arguably at its peak with the third entry, Kingdom Hearts 3 is a love letter to both the bonkers story that came before it and the outstanding Disney worlds it encompasses. From Frozen to Toy Story, its fun and engaging combat system weaves its way through awe-inspiring environments, meeting famous Disney faces along the way. If you're not a fan, though, just Let It Go.
34. Judgment (PS5)
It may have launched on PS4 not long before this PS5 port, but Judgment is so good that it deserves every chance at success that it can get. This Yakuza spinoff puts you in the sneakers of Takayuki Yagami, a private detective living in the heart of Kamurocho, a fictional red light district that's always teetering on the edge of chaos. Tangled up in a series of brutal murders, Yagami is forced to dig deep into the city's criminal underbelly, resulting in a truly gripping story. With a brilliant cast of characters, a great combat system, and a map that's stuffed with fun distractions, Judgment is right up there with the absolute best that Yakuza has to offer.
A stunning recreation of ancient Egypt is the backdrop for Assassin's Creed Origins — a game that redefined Ubisoft's series. Going full open world and throwing a bunch of RPG systems into the mix, Origins breathed new life into Assassin's Creed after Unity and Syndicate struggled to leave a lasting impression. Origins follows the surprisingly emotional story of Bayek, a determined mystic and warrior, who, with the help of his estranged wife Aya, establishes the Hidden Ones — the precursor organisation that would one day become the Assassin Brotherhood.
Beautiful to behold, Odin Sphere: Lefithrasir is a top-notch action RPG. It's bursting at the seams with character, and its wonderfully told story is pulled straight from a bedtime book - except most books have never looked this good. Slick controls, some brilliant boss fights, and a luscious world ensure that this overlooked remake sits near the top of the pile when it comes to PS4 RPGs.
What do you get if you cross Ubisoft, superheroes, and a bunch of foul-mouthed friends made of felt? The answer is South Park: The Fractured But Whole, of course. This sequel to the also brilliant South Park: The Stick of Truth swaps out fantasy for modern vigilante justice, as your custom character joins forces with Cartman's crew to fight evil. Featuring strategic turn-based combat, the titular town to explore, and all the absurd humour you'd expect, this is a highly entertaining game for fans and newcomers.