Being the exclusive home of the once-famed Fable series, you can bet that there are plenty of Xbox One RPG games to sink your teeth into. This includes the definitive edition of one of Square Enix’s breakout JRPGs, a loot-driven hack ‘n’ slash ‘em up and one of the most fluid future-set romps through the dilapidated wasteland. All three represent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Xbox One RPG games.
Nier: Automata is a unique JRPG in that it sets you within a post-apocalyptic world where you don’t play as the humans, but rather the robots. Square Enix’s open world, action-focussed title was lauded for how ambitious and ludicrous it could seem from a story-telling perspective at the time of its release, which has seen it gain cult status. It looks and plays great on Xbox One thanks to the enhanced edition it came packaged as in 2019. It’s the definitive version
The latest single-player Fallout game to be released by Bethesda, the same developers that gave us The Elder Scrolls series, Fallout 4 is a culmination of what it means to play as a survivor thrust into an unknown land. Fallout 4 is one of the best examples in terms of demonstrating how non-linear RPGs can be, letting venture into any direction and align with any faction in order to forge your own story. No one person’s experience in Fallout 4 will be exactly the same, and it’s this unique open-endedness that gives it its appeal for Xbox One players.
Diablo III is one of the longest-standing classic-style RPGs, which offers players the ability to pick one of six unique character classes that each come with their own skillset. The entire game is played from a top-down isometric perspective, merging RPG elements with the popular fantasy dungeon-crawling genre to craft something that is yet to be bested by other developers. Improving your character is all about finding the best loot and equipping it to your unique character, increasing stats like damage, resistance and speed.