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The 10 Best RPGs for Xbox Series X|S

Modern RPG fans demand stellar graphics, intense gameplay, and responsive controls. Luckily, the power of Xbox Series X|S delivers. These ten RPGs are filled with action, adventure, dungeon-crawling, and immersive open worlds.

10. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Koei Tecmo

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty from 2023 features an action-packed, dramatic story centered around a nameless militia soldier. In this fictionalized version of the fall of the Han Dynasty, demons plague the Three Kingdoms. Using swordplay based on Chinese martial arts, players fired off enemy soldiers and deadly creatures. You must awaken the true power within to overcome the odds.

9. Diablo II: Resurrected

Diablo 2
Blizzard Entertainment

Diablo II: Resurrected is a 2021 remaster of the 2000 game and its expansion Lord of Destruction (2001). All the heroes, monsters, spells, and more have been resurrected with remastered graphics. You’ll pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell to uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal.

8. The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story
Riot Forge

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is a 2023 spinoff of the franchise. You play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Your goal is to lead a group of rebel mages for a revolution to liberate Demacia from the tyrannical Mageseekers. You’ll fight enemies using various spells and engage in side quests.

7. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Square Enix

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a 2022 remaster of the 2017 title. The game centers on young paramilitary soldier Zack Fair who’s on a quest to find missing soldier Genesis Rhapsodos. This remaster brings multiple improvements, bringing all 3D models to HD. The dialogue is also now fully voice-acted, and the soundtrack features a new arrangement.

6. Tails of Iron

Tales of Iron
Odd Bug Studio

Released in 2021, Tails of Iron and set in a grim land where an anthropomorphic rat battles everything from a zombie frog clan to gargantuan grubs. Set in an open world, there is a variety of weapons, and you also have a range of deadly abilities at your disposal. The combat is gory. There’s cooperative play to help you battle.

5. Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise is the sixth installment in the series. Released in 2021, it’s set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village. You’re the ultimate monster hunter. You’ll battle fearsome creatures, and face a new terrifying monster. With the land about to plunge into chaos, you’re the only hope. New gameplay adds high-flying “wire action” and a canine companion. 

4. Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty 

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is a multi-award-winning expansion pack released in 2023, based on the 2020 original. You play as a cyberpunk for hire in this spy-thriller. Only you can save the president of the New United States of America after her shuttle was shot down. You’ll untangle a web of political intrigue and espionage with gruesome choices to make. 

3. Diablo IV 

Diablo IV
Blizzard Entertainment

Released online only in 2023, Diablo IV has Lilith summoned by a dark ritual and returning to Sanctuary. Evil spreads through depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roaming the land unchecked. Chaos threatens to consume all. Playing as “The Wanderer,” you’ll face increasingly difficult enemies. Use different character class skills to defeat demonic hordes and protect the inhabitants of Sanctuary.

2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition, released in 2019, contains the 2015 main title and much more. It features all 16 DLC packs, and two Expansion Packs: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. Based on the titular fantasy novels, this story brings its world brilliantly realized to the video game series. Many call it the greatest RPG ever.

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1. Elden Ring

Elden Ring for PS5

How can you go wrong with world-building from fantasy writer George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones)? Elden Ring is a highly-awarded 2022 RPG where players can freely roam an interactive open world. Explore hidden dungeons, use loads of weapons and magic spells, but avoid undead monsters lurking about. An expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, will be released in 2024.

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