Be it open world, turn-based or melee-driven, the selection of PS4 RPG games available to you is wide and varied, to say the least. Being a Japanese company, you can bet that Sony has honoured the PS4 with various types of RPG in addition to those that have their roots grounded in the west. Here we’ll highlight three top-tier PS4 RPG games to get you started.
Persona 5 is what many would call a JRPG, being a role-playing game that was developed and designed in Japan. This is extremely easy to determine thanks to the game’s vibrant colours and anime art style, which combines with traditional turn-based gameplay to embroil you within a hyper stylised version of Tokyo. You play as the new kid transferred to a new school tasked with unravelling the mystery concerning the teacher’s questionable antics.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrived in 2015 to critical and commercial acclaim, casting players as Geralt the monster hunter who is the last of his kind. Much of your time is spent choosing what you track down and the allies you want to fight for, making CD Project Red’s modern classic the ultimate open world RPG that comes with a fantasy twist. If you ever wanted to set yourself within the world of say, a Tolkein or George R.R Martin, this would be it.
Guerilla Games surprised everyone with the release of Horizon: Zero Dawn – a new future-set open world RPG that pitted you against robot dinosaurs as you search for the secrets of your past. The lighting, characters and in-depth story all help bring what has become one of PS4’s much-loved first-party exclusives to life. There are few other games better suited to showcasing the power of PS4, and it’s one of the best examples of what a modern western RPG can be.