Got 100 hours to spare? Even if it takes all year, these games will give you the most bang for your buck, and take you on a journey like none other.
Our Top Picks For Role-Playing Games (RPGs) on The PS5
1. Final Fantasy
It took a long time, and it was delayed on numerous occasions, but Final Fantasy XV finally released on the PS4, and it was well-received! This fantasy game mixed with a modern reality was a unique approach for the series, but it paid off well. While we probably won’t see a Final Fantasy XV-2 or anything, this series still has legs.
Who knows what Final Fantasy XVI will be like, but I guarantee you it will appear on the PS5.
2. Elder Scrolls
Years after its release, people are still talking about Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Say what you will about Bethesda and their bugs, these games still manage to sell like hotcakes every time. In fact, Skyrim itself was remastered in 2016, bringing it to the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Bethesda tends to alternate between Fallout and Elder Scrolls, so the next one up is Elder Scrolls VI. While there’s a chance we’ll see it on the PS4, it’s more likely they’ll take a few years to get it ready and release on the PS5.
When they’re not doing Elder Scrolls, Bethesda is working on Fallout. Fallout 4 wasn’t the best entry in the series, but it was a solid RPG/shooter with some cool DLC. Since we’ll most likely see the next Elder Scrolls before we see a Fallout 5, this one is a surefire title on the PS5.
With talks of making Fallout 4 in VR, we could also potentially see the successor appear in virtual reality on the PS5.
4. JRPGs Return
We’ve seen a decent rise in JRPGs on the PS4. Games like Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV have brought these titles into the mainstream, while games like Tales of Berseria, and smaller titles like Nights of Azure are still carving a niche for themselves.
I think the PS5 will open the floodgates, and we’ll see a new RPG renaissance not seen since the days of the PS2. Not because of the horsepower or the hardware, but because gamers and developers will reach a point where it makes sense to bring these types of games to a wider audience.
It’s already happening, slowly but surely.
5. Diablo IV
Anyone who knows Blizzard knows that they take their sweet time with new releases, but it’s usually worth the wait. When Diablo III released on PS4, it was excellent. The local co-op play was great, and the controls transitioned perfectly to the DualShock 4.
I think this gave Blizzard the confidence they need to do it again. There’s no doubt in my mind we’ll see Diablo IV at some point, it’s just a matter of when. After the success with the PS4 version of 3, I’m predicting it will launch alongside the PC version on the PS5.