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The 10 Best RPGs for PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 brings loads of raw power for graphics, gameplay, and responsive play. That’s exactly what RPG enthusiasts seek in immersive experiences, exploring open worlds and engaging in intense combat. Here are the ten best RPGs for PS5.

10. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
CD Projekt Red

Released in 2023, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is a multi-award-winning expansion pack for 2020’s Cyberpunk 2077. In this spy-thriller, you are a cyberpunk for hire. The shuttle carrying the president of the New United States of America was shot down and only you can save her. What unravels is a tangled web of political intrigue, espionage, and gruesome choices. After a rough launch, Phantom Liberty made Cyberpunk a must-play game.

9. Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise

Released in 2021, Monster Hunter Rise is the sixth installment in the series. Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, you’re the ultimate monster hunter. You’ll explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome creatures, especially a new terrifying monster that threatens to plunge the land into chaos. There’s new gameplay such as high-flying “wire action” and a canine companion.

8. Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI
Square Enix

Released in 2023, Final Fantasy XVI brings breathtaking and detailed visuals to this 17th main installment in the series. The gameplay delivers new and punchier melee and magic-based attacks. The story takes on a grand scope, with darker themes, and an enjoyable cast. Players control Clive Rosfield, and his dog Torgal responds to commands for special attacks or healing.

7. Diablo IV

Diablo IV
Blizzard Entertainment

The 2023 online-only dungeon-crawling RPG Diablo IV has Lilith returning to Sanctuary, summoned by a dark ritual. Chaos threatens to consume as evil spreads with depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roaming the land unchecked. You play as “The Wanderer,” using different character class skills to defeat increasingly difficult enemies and protect the simple folk of Sanctuary.

6. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak 

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is a 2022 major expansion of the 2021 original. It adds various new elements: monsters, quests, hunting areas, a hub area for preparations, weapons, armor, and story elements. There are more difficult Master Rank hunts. This expansion centers on a new monster, the Elder Dragon Malzeno, but also brings back previous monsters from the series.

5. Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Square Enix

Released in 2021, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade is an enhanced version of the 2020 remake. It expands upon and reimagines the spectacular world of the original. Intergrade is a bundle that includes the remake and the new episode featuring the spirited ninja Yuffie. The enhanced version features upgraded graphics, gameplay, and more designed to take advantage of the PS5.

4. Demon’s Souls (Remake)

Demon's Souls
Bluepoint Games

This 2020 remake of 2009’s Demon’s Souls is a PS5 exclusive. It was rebuilt from the ground up, retaining the elements that made this game a classic. There are new weapons, armor, rings, and items called “grains” that give players temporary resistance. The visuals of this fog-laden, dark fantasy land have been greatly improved, as has its gameplay.

3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
Square Enix

Released in 2024, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. Set after Remake’s events, it’s a standalone story for fans or newcomers. The fate of the planet hangs in the balance as players explore the open world. New elements are introduced as the story unfolds. It’s filled with real-time action and strategic elements.

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2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt Red

Released in 2019, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition contains the 2015 main title, all DLC packs, and two expansion packs: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine. It’s quite a package for fans of the fantasy novels and the video game series. Everything in its story world is brilliantly realized. It’s considered one of the greatest RPGs ever.

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1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring for PS5

Featuring world-building from fantasy writer George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones), is the highly-awarded 2022 RPG Elden Ring. Players can freely roam the six main areas of this immersive, interactive open world. There are hidden dungeons to explore, loads of weapons and magic spells, and undead monsters to avoid. An expansion is slated for release in 2024.

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