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 the following guide: All PS Plus Games.
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.
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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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25. Cris Tales (PS5)
A visually charming RPG, Cris Tales features interesting environments and some fairly unique turn based battle mechanics. Indeed, you're able to manipulate time in order to get the best of your enemies, opening up all kinds of clever strategies during important fights. The storytelling can be a little haphazard, though, and the difficult curve can feel inconsistent. A cautious recommendation for those seeking a relatively unique, if far from perfect RPG adventure.
If you like looting and equipping guns that make numbers go up, then you'll probably like The Division. Ubisoft's cover-based shooter-RPG sandbox is best enjoyed with friends in co-op, since playing with others lets you strategise with characters builds and tactical roles when fighting through waves of tough opponents. The game itself is set in a dilapidated New York City, which has been devastated by a deadly virus. Gangs now run the streets, and it's up to you to bring order back to the neighbourhood.
In a lot of ways, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is like a blend of Origins and Odyssey. Like Origins, there's much more focus on storytelling in this epic Viking saga. But like Odyssey, Valhalla leans heavily on expanded RPG mechanics, such as levelling up, equipment, and skill trees. You play as Eivor, a vision-haunted Viking warrior who leaves Norway to establish a new home in 9th century England. Featuring a lush open world stuffed with all kinds of landmarks and secrets, Valhalla is a real time-sink of a game, but its story-driven acts offer up some of the best characters and narrative beats in the entire series.
If you're tired of fantastical RPGs, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is well worth checking out. This historically accurate adventure leans quite heavily into being a medieval simulator, forcing you to learn the ins and outs of methodical action combat, as well as the struggles of daily life. You play as an unlikely hero (or antihero, depending on your choices) — a peasant who ends up becoming a knight in service to the realm. Kingdom Come can be awkward in its design and its slow pace won't be for everyone, but with a bit of patience, it can be an engrossing adventure.
We waited for what felt like an eternity for Final Fantasy XV, and when it finally arrived, it was... well, it was good, but certainly not amazing. Some fans like it a lot more than others, and we're of the opinion that it's an entertaining but sometimes deeply flawed game. A very troubled development cycle shows in the finished product, with its disjointed storytelling and often odd quest design, but there's still a certain kind of magic to XV that's hard to explain. It's got an atmospheric open world, and the road trip structure is both unique and engaging. It's also worth noting that XV improved significantly with the Royal Edition — which packed all of the free updates and DLC into one package, making for a much more cohesive experience.
20. 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.
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.
Final Fantasy XII was and still is a divisive game, but despite its PS2 origins, we would argue that it's aged extremely well. XII opts for a more serious story involving political puppeteering and a hefty dose of wartime drama, but it's the sense of adventure that makes the game so endearing. Excellently crafted environments are a joy to explore, and a brilliantly worked job system lets you tweak your party however you like. However, its Gambit system isn't for everyone, as it essentially lets you program your characters so that you don't have to lift a finger during combat. This allows for some impressive technical depth, but, you know, a lot of Final Fantasy fans like pushing buttons every now and then.
Striving to propel the tactical RPG series to new heights, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice brought a fresh army of antiheroes to PS3 in 2008. While the property's core gameplay remains intact, this third instalment tries to make some aspects of the experience more approachable, without compromising the crazy amount of depth that the franchise is known for. All in all, it's another solid entry in NIS America's series, complete with over-the-top characters, a suitably daft story, balance-breaking gameplay modifiers, and near infinite content to grind.
16. Nioh (PS4)
Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja's first attempt at creating a Soulslike actually worked out really well. Nioh is a more fast paced action RPG, set in a twisted feudal Japan, now overrun with all manner of monsters and demons. It's tough as nails, but an abundance of loot combined with satisfying combat makes for a moreish adventure. The story's surprisingly interesting as well, as main character William Adams comes face to face with various historical warlords.
How did Squaresoft follow up the immense success of Final Fantasy VII? Why, it did something completely different, of course. Final Fantasy VIII is one of the series' most experimental mainline instalments, replacing traditional levelling mechanics with the complex, but ultimately quite rewarding, Junction system. Said system still divides opinion, but there's no doubt that it helps Final Fantasy VIII establish a unique identity. What's more, the futuristic setting, premise, and characters of VIII ensure that it's still a strikingly memorable entry in a series filled with memorable entries. It's also a game that redefined the word "whatever" for an entire generation.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the game that catapulted Bethesda into mainstream popularity. The high fantasy RPG didn't have the uniquely imaginative setting of Morrowind, its predecessor, but it did give players a genre-defining open world to explore, which was absolutely peppered with cities, settlements, and dungeons — an incredible achievement at the time. Objectively speaking, Oblivion hasn't aged especially well — its visuals are far too bloomy, its combat is super-jank, and its voice acting is a meme — but there's simply no denying its wonky charm. Perfect if you're looking for a laugh to go along with your role-playing.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon barely feels next-gen as it’s very much rooted by Ryu ga Gotoku Studio’s dated engine and game design principles, but it’s bursting with personality and one of the most varied releases on this list. At its core, it’s a traditional role-playing game built around an engaging and relatable party of core characters, but it’s so much more: this small but densely populated open world harbours go-karts, an entire business management minigame, and more wacky side-quests than you can shake a massage wand at. This is one of the most unique and time consuming titles on PS5.