The time has come for the new wave of consoles to arrive and replace the old generation. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are finally old news as they have been replaced by two brand new, more powerful, and modern varieties in Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. However, the two golf gaming stations are still dominant around the world as not everyone immediately upgraded. With that being said, millions of gamers still play on their old consoles while they wait for the prices to drop, for more games to come out, or for their retailers to get a new shipment.
Xbox One has had a good run. It first came out on November 22, 2013, which means it is well over 7 years old at the moment. The original was the only one available until 2016 when the One S came out. The most powerful and definitive version, the One X, came in 2017. As of the writing of this article, more than 51 million units were sold. This is a lot of gamers who still have a strong and up-to-date machine they can use to play dozens of amazing games.
Speaking of games for this console, and in general, one genre that will probably never go out of style is RPG, which stands for Role-Playing Games. Considering the fact of how many worlds and characters the talented people at video game companies can think of and develop, there is a limitless amount of possibilities for the gamers to enjoy. Therefore, the genre is one of the most fruitful and beloved among all age groups and among all the different types of customers.
In the article before you, we will talk about the best RPG games for Xbox One that you should absolutely play if you missed them. The list contains some of the classics, as well as brand new games that the fans have been waiting for, in no particular order of importance nor greatness. To find out more about RPG games for this console, we advise you to navigate through this list.
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
The third and final installment in the long-running series based on a book is an open-world, action-adventure RPG game in which you play as Geralt, a powerful Witcher who battles monsters and evil men protecting the common folk. The main story continues from the two previous games and their expansions, giving you a conclusion to one of the best video game series ever made. CD Projekt Red built a fascinating world for the players to explore, countless weapons, armor pieces, and miscellaneous items to collect, as well as hundreds of quests to complete. Hours of fun await you in this gorgeous game.
2. Cyberpunk 2077 (2023)
The most anticipated game of the 21st century is finally here and it has made a boom. Delayed countless times and in the works for about ten years, the futuristic first-person RPG is a brand new take on the first-person RPG blend. Think of it as a combination of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (also worth playing) and GTA, but with a futuristic makeover and breathtaking graphics. You are able to fully create your own character and customize them down to the most delicate and intimate detail (yes, that is exactly what we mean). Developers from CD Projekt Red promise dozens of hours for the mains tory only, and dozens more if you want to complete the game up to 100%. Join in on the fun today, as there are already millions of active players worldwide.
3. Fallout 4 (2015)
Ah yes, the famous Fallout series that has been going on for more than two decades. The fourth installment is the absolute gem of the series by Bethesda, bringing back all the fan-favorite stuff and bringing a ton of new story and lore elements as well. The game came out over five years ago and it has since had six content add-ons and two expansions, prolonging its life until we eventually see the next game. The post-nuclear apocalypse world is still filled with mutants, marauders, monsters, robots, and different human factions, all equally hell-bent on killing you and your NPC friends. The story is great, there are hundreds of quests to complete, skills to unlock, pieces of gear to get, and areas to explore. You will hardly get bored of such a game.
4. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2023), Odyssey (2018), and Origins (2017)
Depending on which mythology and history you like more, you can either travel back to the Viking conquest of England in Valhalla, to ancient Greece in Odyssey, or ancient Egypt in Origins. The new batch of AC games is vastly different from the old and beloved classics. Back then, with the first five or six games, the focus was on stealth, exploring the world, and the story elements that connect the past with the present. The three newest installments keep the basic core elements but they dial them down a bit in favor of more freedom when it comes to combat, exploring, and building your skills and gear. That is exactly why RPG fans like them more, and older fans dislike them a bit. Still, the essence of the hidden blade, shadowy and mysterious orders, and conspiracy theories within buried deep and hidden away in the history of civilizations will keep you glued to the screen and make you want to finish the games completely. The worlds are vast and worthy of your time and exploration, and all three games allow horse riding and sailing. Ubisoft really knows what they are doing with this series.
5. Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
Despite being the GTA that has around without a brand new sequel for over 7 years, the iconic fifth installment in the decades-long series has to be mentioned on every list of games simply because of what it had managed to do. Rockstar has struck a gold mine like no other with their game, an intellectual property that earned more than any other piece of entertainment ever, including everything from the history of video game, movie, and music industries. The best part of the game is online since new single-player content stopped coming out years ago. Create your own (anti)hero and build your criminal enterprise in the vast open world of fictional Los Angeles (Los Santos) and its surroundings. An astonishing amount of vehicles awaits you, from cars and bikes to tanks and aircraft, and hundreds of guns, attachments, and clothes guarantee hours of fun whenever you turn on your Xbox One.
Five More for you to Try:
- Dark Souls III (+ all DLCs and expansions)
- Diablo III (+ all DLCs and expansions)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Nier: Automata