Best RPGs on PS5

What are the best RPGs on PS5? In this hopefully helpful guide, we're going to list the best RPGs on PS5 — as rated by the Push Square community.

Over the years, the term 'role-playing game' has evolved to cover an incredibly wide range of experiences. From text-heavy, choice-driven RPGs like Disco Elysium and traditional, turn based adventures like Dragon Quest, to open world action titles such as Elden Ring, the genre is impressively vast.

What actually makes an RPG an RPG is often up for heated debate, but generally speaking, we believe that an RPG offers some degree of player choice, with systems and mechanics that promote character progression. Dialogue decisions, levelling up, quests, loot, specific combat design — all of these traits and more can make up the bulk of what an RPG is.

If you're looking for even more RPG recommendations, we also have a Best PS4 RPGs guide, and a Best RPGs on PS Plus guide.

Again, this list is based on user ratings. If you'd like to have a say in which games end up on this list, then you can simply click on the user score that's at the top of each game's heading and select a score of your own. You can also use the following search bar to find and rate other games.

But remember: a game will need at least 25 ratings before it's added to this article. If there are any obvious RPGs that we're missing, chances are that they don't have enough ratings yet — so be sure to find your favourites and rate them appropriately.

Best PS5 Games

Without further ado, let's begin our quest. Below, you'll find a list of the best RPGs on PS5 — as voted for by you.

20. 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)

Dark Souls, and its various spin-offs, has become a genre all of its own – and Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition proudly flaunts its FromSoftware influences on its armoured sleeve. This re-release may not reach the same highs as the Japanese developer’s iconic outings, but it’s unquestionably an entertaining alternative if you’re searching for another punishing role-playing release. With tight combat, versatile play-styles, and a rich world to explore, you could do worse than this demanding character action title.

19. Diablo 2: Resurrected (PS5)

Diablo 2: Resurrected (PS5)Diablo 2: Resurrected (PS5)
Publisher: Blizzard / Developer: Blizzard
Release Date: 23rd Sep 2021 (USA) / 23rd Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

The resurrection of a real role-playing classic, the aptly named Diablo 2: Resurrected is an expansive remaster of Blizzard's 2000 title. While this is still very much the Diablo 2 from over two decades ago at its core, Resurrected does bring some welcome quality of life updates to the table, and the ability to jump between the original and revamped visual styles is a nice feature. All in all, the gameplay's a bit wonky by today's standards, but that old school atmosphere is hard to beat.

18. Genshin Impact (PS5)

Genshin Impact (PS5)Genshin Impact (PS5)
Publisher: Mihoyo / Developer: Mihoyo
Release Date: 28th Apr 2021 (USA) / 28th Apr 2021 (UK/EU)

Genshin Impact earned an estimated $2 billion during its first year on the market, and has gone on to become something of a cultural touchstone. Also available on smartphones, the PS5 version of this staggeringly popular RPG truly brings developer MiHoYo’s vision to life, with vibrant visuals and a slick, responsive refresh rate. Those not caught in its gacha trap may lament is pricey microtransactions and demanding investment levels, but this is unquestionably a signature service game with a huge and dedicated fanbase to boot.

17. Haven (PS5)

Haven (PS5)Haven (PS5)
Publisher: The Game Bakers / Developer: The Game Bakers
Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

A touching sci-fi love story, Haven is about a young couple who flee to an alien planet together. Portrayed through a vibrant art style and elevated by a stunning electronic soundtrack, this is a memorable adventure, and a sharp reminder that we need more tales of surprisingly mature romance in video games. Between its generally relaxing, floaty exploration and rhythm-based battle system, Haven does have a few slightly rough edges — but don't let that turn you away from the power of love.

16. Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS5)

Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS5)Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS5)
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 12th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

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.

15. Scarlet Nexus (PS5)

Scarlet Nexus (PS5)Scarlet Nexus (PS5)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Bandai Namco
Release Date: 25th Jun 2021 (USA) / 25th Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

An intriguing action RPG from Bandai Namco, Scarlet Nexus is a largely solid and stylish romp with a relatively unique combat system. Utilising psychic powers, you can hurl chunks of the environment at your opponents and pull off flashy team attacks alongside your allies. Some of the characters are a bit wishy-washy, but the game's core premise of evolving human brains and the ever-present threat of nightmarish creatures is enough to drive the experience.

14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition (PS5)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition (PS5)The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition (PS5)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Release Date: 11th Nov 2021 (USA) / 11th Nov 2021 (UK/EU)

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.

13. 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)

Developed primarily by the team that crafted the gigantic Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Immortals Fenyx Rising is an open world fantasy RPG with an emphasis on fluid combat and puzzle solving. You play as the customisable Fenyx — a hero tasked with ridding the realm of a corruption spread by Typhon — a key figure in Greek mythology. In fact, Immortals is heavily based on Greek myth, but the story's told through humorous character interactions and offbeat narration. As such, it can be a fun adventure for players of all ages.

12. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5)

Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5)Cyberpunk 2077 (PS5)
Publisher: CD Projekt Red / Developer: CD Projekt Red
Release Date: 15th Feb 2022 (USA) / 15th Feb 2022 (UK/EU)

Following a disastrous PS4 launch, Cyberpunk 2077 might as well have been a brand new game on PS5 over a year later. CD Projekt Red stuck to its guns, delivering a much improved version of the open world RPG on Sony's current-gen console, free of the game-breaking bugs and crashing issues that plagued the initial release. The result is memorable and often engrossing dark future title, peppered with great characters, punchy combat, and some excellent freeform mission design. Better late than never!

11. The Nioh Collection (PS5)

The Nioh Collection (PS5)The Nioh Collection (PS5)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: 5th Feb 2021 (USA) / 5th Feb 2021 (UK/EU)

Team Ninja's answer to the popular Dark Souls series is Nioh, a punishing but satisfying action RPG based on Japanese history and folklore. The Nioh Collection on PS5 brings the two titles together in one package. Fortunately, both games are excellent — fairly linear but featuring fast, deadly melee combat that has you swapping between stances to gain the upper hand. The pair of games are remastered for the up-to-date hardware, running at up to 120 frames-per-second on the right display, and support DualSense's haptics and adaptive triggers. Two cracking action titles for the price of one, and looking and playing better than ever on PS5? A no-brainer.