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. 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.

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29. Kingdom Hearts III

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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.

28. Final Fantasy XV

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Publisher: Square Enix / Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: 29th Nov 2016 (USA) / 29th Nov 2016 (UK/EU)

Final Fantasy XV has proven to be somewhat divisive, but it's a unique title that carves out its own path through the current RPG landscape. Built upon the idea of a bro-tastic road trip, its premise makes for a thoroughly enjoyable journey, even if it does squander its opportunity to tell a more engaging story. It's stuffed with secrets and strangeness, and its mix of realism and fantasy really sets it apart from most of the other games on this list. It's not quite a classic, but it's still a damn good time.

27. Nioh

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: 7th Feb 2017 (USA) / 8th Feb 2017 (UK/EU)

Okay, so Koei Tecmo looked at Dark Souls and thought "hey, we'll have a piece of that", but bloody hell, didn't it turn out well? Nioh infuses its punishing combat with a samurai aesthetic, crafting a title that's much more than a simple Souls clone. Mountains of loot await the victorious, and the fast-paced sword swinging is about as satisfying as fighting gets in modern action RPGs.

26. 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.