What are the best Xbox One RPG games?

RPGs allow players to experience things that they normally could not, whether it's in someone else's shoes or in shoes they make themselves. If you're looking to get in on the role-playing hype, consider these Xbox One RPG games to see which one roles with you.

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    #1The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an adventure role-playing game created by CD Projekt RED. It was released in 2015 as a sequel to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. In this game, the player controls Geralt, a monster hunter trying to save his daughter.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $49.99

    Marco Antonio Santillán
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "As someone who is really into RPG games this one is a good recommendation. Its a long game that fills all my fantasy needs. This takes place before today's modern era which made it much more interesting."
  2. 26

    #2Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is a role-playing video game playable on Windows computers and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. It was developed by Bioware and is the third game in the Dragon Age video game series.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One , PlayStation 4

    $4.99

    Grace Murphy
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "I've had this Xbox one game for a long time, and let me tell you it is absolutely one of the best RPGs ever made. The dialogue is entertaining, and the character options are endless. "
  3. 26

    #3Dark Souls III

    Dark Souls III

    Dark Souls III is a dark action RPG video game which is the fourth installment in the Souls series developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This game is the fastest selling game in Bandai Namco's history. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99

    Jason Peterson
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Worked well as a single player game which I prefer. Lots of items for me to try to find, good replayability."

DID YOU KNOW?

While there are a lot of subgenres of RPGs, the two main categories that split the genre is “RPG” and “JRPG”, the latter of which means “Japanese Role-Playing Game”. But what makes JRPGs different from a western RPG? It all boils down to why the players play the game and what they get out of it. JRPGs are often built around a narrative, rich with story and drama and often has its own set of established characters. Players will control the characters and come along for the narrative ride rather than inserting themselves into the story, so it’s more about empathy. Consider some of the games on this list: Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Kingdom Hearts III. Both games are JRPGs and not because of the studios they’re from nor because they have an anime-esque art style. It’s because they already have a colorful cast of characters, each with their own personalities and mindsets. There are rarely any dialogue choices, and if there are, they are usually already aligned with a character’s personality rather than the player’s. If you think about it, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt could arguably be JRPGs by that standard, even if they come from studios outside Japan.

But the narrative is not something that’s always wanted when someone picks up a game. If you’re looking for something that allows you to express yourself more, that’s where western RPGs shine. Games like Dark Souls III, Fallout 4, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim let the player experience the fantasy of being a hero, of imagining themselves in the very game they play. Regardless, this list of Xbox One RPG games has choices of both flavors. The only question is what kind of role would YOU like to play?

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    #4Fallout 4

    Fallout 4
    Fallout 4 is a role-playing video game created by Bethesda Game Studios. It was released in 2015 and is the fifth in the game series. In the game, the player needs to find his missing son in the monster-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Jane Garza
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "Here it comes again #4 in the series, Bathesia has done it again with this future world destroyed by nuclear disaster, a great franchise fun for the older crowd"
  2. 21

    #5Kingdom Hearts III

    Kingdom Hearts III

    Kingdom Hearts III is an adventure RPG game by Square Enix. It is the twelfth installment in the Kingdom Hearts game series and is set after the game Kingdom Hearts 3D game, where the player is able to control Sora. It was released in January 2019.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99- Pre-order

    Ruth Alvarado
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "One of the most beloved video game franchises in coming out with a new game in early January! While just announced, Kingdom Hearts III is one of the most easily recognizable rpgs in the last few decades! Unfortunately, the game doesn't come out until next year."
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    #6Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactic-based RPG game by Sega. It is a game which serves as a parallel and alternate to the original Valkyria Chronicles and follows a different set of characters. It will be released worldwide in Fall 2018.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    Check price

    Louis Bryant
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "I am anxious for October. Although it is difficult to review a game that has not yet been released, if this is anything like it's predecessors, this game should rock! I can't wit until this drops."
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    #7The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing game, playable from either a first or third-person perspective. The player may freely roam over the land of Skyrim, which is an open world environment. 

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    $39.99

    Claire Li
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Skyrim's a decent enough game, but only with mods. "
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    #8Path of Exile

    Path of Exile

    Path of Exile is an action MMORPG game developed and released by Grinding Gear Games on October 23, 2013. This free-to-play online game offers singleplayer and multiplayer co-op gameplay modes and is available on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    Free

    Ronald Henderson
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I honestly expected this game to be pay to win, thankfully it really wasn't. Don't get me wrong, I still opened my wallet up but I didn't need to. It really pulls of the Diablo style gameplay really well and it's super addicting. Not only that but there is so much content here, I know I'll never see it all."
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    #9Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition

    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition
    This Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume. (Reaper of Souls is the first expansion to Diablo III with very new features).
    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99

    Danielle Washington
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I love that the game can be played either alone or with other players."
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    #10Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is an action and RPG games that brings obscurity & gripping gameplay to a new level. It was developed by FromSoftware, Inc and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware, Inc.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Denise Freeman
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Not the most wonderful game. Depressing and sad. Lots of monsters and ghouls but no hopeful areas of play."
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    #11Divinity: Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin is an isometric fantasy role-playing game developed and published by Larian Studios. It also features tactical turn-based combat, a highly interactive world, and lots of choices and consequences.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Albert Munoz
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Didn't really like this game. Had to try it out , but the graphics are too cartoonish."
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    #12Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG video game based on the fictional Tolkien's universe and is the sequel of Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $49.99

    Lei Xu
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a pretty fun game for me. It's an open world action RPG based on JR Tolkien's universe. After playing Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor I was really looking for this follow up and it was really enjoyable for me. The graphics and storyline I thought were top notch. I was really engaged in the whole game as there was a lot of new elements I thought was nicely added to this. Overall if you're a veteran of RPG's there's a lot of familiarity here. It is true that some task are a little repetitive but it goes with the territory especially for as much time as it's expected to finish it. Fun overall game though and worth checking out for both Xbox and PC users."
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    #13Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a third-person action adventure game by Eidos Montreal that follows Lara Croft and her adventures. It is part of the game reboot series and it is to be released in September 2018 for various platforms.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Check price

    Christian Sims
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "If you like the original Tomb Raider game, may love this action adventure game too. Myself, I'm a big fan of the games and movies and can't wait for this reboot to come out! I'm giving it a rating of 3 until I'm able to play the game and fairly assess how it stands among Xbox One RPG games. "
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    #14Dungeon Defenders II

    Dungeon Defenders II
    Dungeon Defenders II is a cooperative Action Tower Defense with roleplaying elements where you must create tour team of heroes and ramp up your defenses to survive.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    Free

    Amber Tucker
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "this game is so much fun. i enjoy playing it. Dungeon Defenders II is a cooperative Action Tower Defense with roleplaying elements where you must create tour team of heroes and ramp up your defenses to survive."
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    #15Skyforge

    Skyforge
    Skyforge is a free to play action MMO game that is set in the world of Aelion, a world that mixes fantasy and sci-fi. This game was developed by Allods Team and Obsidian Entertainment. 


    Games

    Playstation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Online

    Free

    Timothy Obrien
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Not related at all to the topic. This is for Playstation and not Xbox One "
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    #16Sea of Solitude

    Sea of Solitude

    Sea of Solitude is the second original indie title of EA and was developed by Cornelia Geppert at Jo-Mei, Berlin. It is an RPG-adventure game to be released in 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. It follows the story of a post-apocalyptic world wherein loneliness turns people into monsters.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $82.66

    Frank Chavez
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Role-Playing games are all about having the privilege to live another character's life and their hardship but this game offers a different perspective you are trying to live someone's dying moment and trying to prevent it. Magical simply spectacular, this game would be a game changer simply because of its unique plot."

Summary

Best What are the best Xbox One RPG games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Witcher 3: Wild HuntGames 29 Paid
2Dragon Age: InquisitionGames 26 Paid
3Dark Souls IIIGames 26 Paid
4Fallout 4Games 23 Paid
5Kingdom Hearts IIIGames 21 Paid
6Valkyria Chronicles 4Games 20 Paid
7The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimGames 20 Paid
8Path of ExileGames 16 Free
9Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil EditionGames 12 Paid
10Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinGames 12 Paid
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