Role-playing games (RPGs) are where players turn for a deep and rewarding experience filled with rich narratives and incredible character-building. The clue is in the title. Anything that promises ‘role-playing’ is, more often than not, going to take you on an epic journey. If you’ve got the hours to invest, there’s an experience out there waiting for you to get lost in it.
With all that said and done, here are Trusted Reviews’ best RPGs. These are the big hitters we believe you should definitely make time to hunt down and play. And, once you’re done here, perhaps take a look at our picks of best PS4 games, best PC Games or best Xbox One games.
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Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
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Platforms: Xbox, PC, Mac, iOS, Android
The most standout aspect of BioWare’s Knights Of The Old Republic is that you can enjoy it without even being a fan of Star Wars. While using the universe created by George Lucas as a backdrop makes it even more appealing, the real highlights here are the tremendous story, oddly addictive gameplay mechanics and a momentous twist that’s as mind-blowing now as it was back in 2003.
It’s certainly different to what most are used to today, the battle system especially. Combat tasks you to assign different skills to your party and then more or less watch them fight as you look on. It sounds odd, but when you’re playing the game it just works and gets better with each ability you receive.
On top of all this, there’s also the delightful treat that you can choose to embrace the path of a Jedi, or the path of a Sith. Meaning if you want to walk around and just chop everyone’s head off you mostly certainly can.
When you can do that, you just know it’s going to be good…