Thursday 13 August 2020

TOP 10 Xbox One RPG Games

10. The Outer Worlds

This fantastical PRG offers a light-hearted and fun frolic through space, packed with wonderfully colourful visuals and tongue-in-cheek humour that makes the game feel like a comedic Fallout. Solid gameplay, a richly detailed world and an engrossing narrative full of interesting characters earn The Outer Worlds a spot on this list, feeling like a throwback to old-school RPG looter shooters that stands it out among the crowded genre!

9. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Ever since the incredible Lord of the Rings film trilogy, gamers have wanted to explore Middle Earth. Thankfully, Shadow of Mordor came along and delivered a stunning and authentic RPG experience within Tolkien’s universe that ticks all the boxes. Based on the player’s actions, the superb Nemesis System means each enemy encountered is distinct and can become a personal arch-enemy throughout the game. With the usual skill progression and thrilling open-world, Shadow of Mordor is a fantastic experience for fans and newcomers to Middle Earth.

8. Dragon Ball Z Kakarot

Unlike previous games in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Kakarot follows an RPG format rather than be a button-mashing brawler. Following the main story of the Dragon Ball Z series, players take control of Goku and the Z-Fighters on a large adventure across four story arcs; full of exploration, side quests and playable characters. This is the game that Dragon Ball fans have always dreamed of, and the result is one of the finest RPGs on the Xbox One.

7. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Who wouldn’t want to be a Viking? Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, easily the finest entry in the beloved open-world series, allows you to explore a beautifully realised England in the years 872–878 AD. With an epic scale, gorgeous graphics and certainly the most compelling story the series has had in years, Valhalla is an unforgettable experience that reminds us why Assassin’s Creed is one of the most celebrated franchises in modern gaming.

6. Diablo: Eternal Collection

The Diablo Eternal Collection delivers an unparalleled RPG experience, combining the incredible Diablo III with the Reaper of Souls expansion set and the Necromancer class. Rammed with hours and hours of gameplay, this legendary experience gives players the option to choose one of seven character classes and are tasked with defeating the Lord of Terror, Diablo. With endless loot to collect and enemies to defeat, Diablo will keep you busy for eternity.

5. Dark Souls 3

Are you ready to journey back into the world of Dark Souls? This stunningly realised fantasy world is full of atmospheric terror and is waiting for you to embark on a journey. Are you brave enough? As you battle colossal enemies and frightening environments, you will become lost in the phenomenally immersive world thanks to breath-taking visuals and rewarding gameplay. Dark Souls 3 is a masterpiece of modern gaming and a worthy conclusion to the much-loved series.

4. Dragon Age: Inquisition

The third instalment to the Dragon Age series, Inquisition puts you in the shoes of an Inquisitor on a grand journey to deal with civil unrest in Thedas. With a focus on exploration (the map is five times larger than that of the first game in the beloved series), the game is absolutely rammed with content – not to mention a stunning story that is influenced by tough character choices throughout the game. This stunning and immersive game is up there with the best of the RPG genre.

3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Fus-ro-dah! It simply isn’t a gaming best-of list without keeping a spot for Skyrim, and for good reason. This fantasy epic – now available in everything from VR to handheld – is at its best when played on a good old-fashioned home console, and the Xbox One edition enhances the original game to staggering new heights. The living, breathing world of Tamriel is an absolute beauty on the Xbox One and still looks, feels and plays as good as ever. A masterpiece.

2. Fallout 4

With an unprecedented scale and a truly staggering amount of quests, collectables and levelling up, Fallout 4 is a game that will consume your life – in the best possible way. This richly designed post-apocalyptic wasteland is bursting with content, not to mention improved gunplay and combat mechanics since the critically-acclaimed Fallout 3. Fallout 4 is an essential RPG that reminds us what next-gen consoles are capable of.

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Set in a staggeringly huge and gorgeous world, The Witcher 3 is widely – and rightly – considered the finest game on the Xbox One. A masterpiece of design, storytelling and combat, you control iconic hero Geralt of Rivia as you embark on a thrilling main story and endless side-quests, each of which packed with enough excitement and intrigue to rival most games’ main narratives. An essential and rewarding example of modern gaming at its finest.

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