Best PS5 RPG and JRPG Games

the Playstation 5 It features a huge library of games including RPG and JRPG games for the fans. In fact, each title offers an enjoyable gaming experience whether you are in on the plot or the gameplay. If you are looking for a good RPG or JRPG to play on PS5 and don’t know where to start, you are in the right place. Here we have a list of the best games that you can play on your console.

Finalantasy VII Remake Intergrid

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This remake of the 1997 classic takes players back to the world of Midgar and beyond. FVII Remake offers more than just significantly better graphics compared to the original – it brings in a slew of new features and mechanics, all while fleshing out the story in a way the PS1 saga never could. Exclusive to PS5, the Intergrade DLC adds even more content, making this blockbuster even better.

Finalantasy XIV

Finalantasy XIV Endwalker
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FFXIV is one of the best MMORPGs ever created. It has a great storyline, amazing music, flawless character generator and tons of things to do in the game. The best part is how you can play the best game and first DLC (Heavensward) for free!

Yakuza: Like a dragon

Yakuza: Like a dragon
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This fun entry into the Japanese criminal underworld is a must if you really like RPGs. It features a new hero, an outlandish cast of characters, and introduces new game mechanics never before seen in the Yakuza franchise – specifically its use of turn-based combat. If you are new to Yakuza And JRPGs, this is a good game to pick up.

Rule

Rule
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Judgment is another entry into the Yakuza franchise. But instead of a Japanese gang member, it features a brilliant detective instead. Judgment focuses more on stealth and investigations but still manages to capture the same feel of the previous Yakuza games. It is a good choice for those who like the original Yakuza series.

Judgment also has a sequel called Lost Judgment, which has made the investigation mechanics more realistic. It also features several side missions to complete as well as an expanded battle system.

Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus
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This sci-fi RPG from Bandai Namco is all about people’s brains – the characters’ psychokinetic powers and enemies’ obsession with brain-eating. Scarlet Nexus features anime-style art, exciting fast-paced battles, and an intriguing storyline. It also offers two separate but interconnected campaigns which makes this title very replayable.

Tales of resurrection

Tales of resurrection
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Tales of Arise is another great JRPG from Bandai Namco, part of the company’s beloved JPRG franchise, Tales. Arise features interesting characters, fast-paced battles, and a deep storyline full of twists. All of these are set in a fantasy world that looks amazing. This is the perfect game for those looking for the joys of classic JRPGs with a modern look and feel.

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Genshin effect

Genshin effect
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Genshin Impact is a free-to-play JRPG that offers a ton of content for the game that doesn’t cost anything – unless microtransactions are involved. Players take on the role of the character searching for their missing twin in the massive fantasy world of Teyvat. Throughout your journey, you will encounter a colorful cast of unique characters, many of whom can be included in your collection.

Chris Tales

Chris Tales
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Cris Tales is an indie game that takes cues from the popular classic JRPG to create a completely unique gaming experience. Players take on the role of an orphan who can see the past and the future and use this power to save the world. Its unique story, interesting time mechanics, countless quests, and cast of characters combine to create a game that will look back even years from now.

FUGA: Melodies of Steel

FUGA: Melodies of Steel
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This game puts you in the shoes of children desperate to survive and save their loved ones from the effects of war. UGA: A Melody of Steel narrative focuses on a group of children who live in a mysterious tank and manage to save their family from invaders. The game is not very long, but it offers a dramatic storyline and intense fights that you won’t want to miss.

Disco Elysium: Theinal Cut

Disco Elysium
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Disco Elysium is an ambitious title that is well known in the gaming community for its immersive story and well-written dialogue. You play an amnesiac cop trying to solve a suspicious murder case while trying to figure out who you really are. Your in-game choices determine what kind of ending you get, so be sure to play it again to see the other endings. Theinal Cut edition has a lot of additional features that improve the gameplay experience, such as voice acting.

Elden ring

Elden ring
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This masterpiece of RPG features an open map filled with loads of content including secrets that you would never discover without the help of guides. Elden Ring offers a lot of weapons and items that allow you to play in your own way, whether you are playing alone or with another player. It’s probablyromSoftware’s best Souls game yet!

Demon souls

Demon souls
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Demon’s Souls was the predecessor to the Elden Ring – and was one of the first games in the Soulsborne series. It didn’t get much attention when it was released for PS3 back then but its remake for PS4/PS5 is a must see. This remake of Demon’s Souls plays just like the original but features significantly improved graphics and sounds. If you like Souls games and want to play the game that started it all, you must get this one.

Horizonorbidden West

Horizonorbidden West
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Horizonorbidden West arguably has better writing and gameplay as compared to its predecessor, Horizon Zero Dawn. It features a beautiful open world, improved cast of characters, better exploration and combat mechanics, and interesting story twists. There are also plenty of things to do: from hunting robotic dinosaurs to choosing the best in an elaborate skill tree.

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outriders

outriders
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Outriders is as much an RPG as it is a shooter. Players can choose from different classes, each with its own unique attributes. While each character uses guns to deal damage, they each have specific skills that you can utilize to defeat opponents. The story might not be as good as you would like it to be, but if you are looking for an RPG that will let you kill enemies just for fun, then this is perfect for you.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
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This is the best Assassin’s Creed RPG you can get for PS5. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla features a lush open world, exciting battles, and many other details that will keep you glued to your screen for hours. The game’s historical setting and narrative-driven actions will provide you the most realistic Viking experience to come across in modern times.

Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut

Ghost Cut Tsushima director
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If you loved Ghost of Tsushima for PS4, you’ll love the Director’s Cut for PS5 even more. Not only does it bring major technical improvements to the game – it also adds an expansion that clarifies the story so you have a better understanding of what’s going on. You will also find more activities to do in the game’s open world.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition
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If you were a huge fan of the first three Mass Effect titles starring Commander Shepard, you’ll want to get your hands on the Mass Effect Legendary Edition for PS5. This allows you to relive the epic series and enjoy the same cast you came to love, this time in higher resolution and with a fresh coat of paint.

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NieR Replicant combines the excitement of bullet hell gaming with the fun of a massive action RPG. It’s also a prequel to NieR: Automata, featuring more than just a compelling narrative centered around serious themes. If you like storylines filled with philosophy, this is a work of art that you need to play on your PS5.

And there you have it for our list of the best RPGs and JRPGs for the PS5. There are more titles available out there, but we recommend them if you haven’t played them yet, or are simply looking for a good reboot.

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Best PS5 RPGs and JRPGs