The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Best Xbox One Role-Playing Games

The Xbox One has a fantastic selection of varied role-playing games, with everything from remasters and definitive editions of classic RPGs to new releases from classic franchises including Final Fantasy and Diablo.

Updated for 2017, these are the very best Xbox One RPGs available to buy right now.

7. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

Diablo 3 PS4 Xbox One

Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The Ultimate Evil edition for PS4 and Xbox One contains the Reaper of Souls expansion pack and is beautifully converted for consoles.

Flush with content and prettier than ever, Ultimate Evil Edition is the best way to experience Diablo 3 – IGN

Rating: 86.4%
First released: 2014

6. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third game in the Dragon Age franchise and received critical acclaim upon release, with critics praising its story, voice acting, soundtrack, detailed environments and combat. It was awarded multiple year-end accolades and nominated for more, including Game of the Year and best RPG awards.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a wonderful game and a lengthy pilgrimage to a magical world with vital thematic ties to one we already know – GameSpot

Rating: 86.6%
First released: 2014

5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the third game in The Witcher games franchise, a 50 to 100 hour action-RPG developed by CD Projekt RED. The Witcher 3 received an excellent critical reception,  including a 10/10 score from GameSpot.

…this is one of the best role-playing games ever crafted, a titan among giants and the standard-setter for all such games going forward – GameSpot

Rating: 86.6%
First released: 2015

4. Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3

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Dark Souls III is an action role-playing game set in a third-person perspective. The game puts more focus on role-playing, in which the character builder is expanded and weapons are improved to provide more tactical options to players.

Dark Souls III received universal acclaim upon its release, with common praise given to the game’s combat mechanics, reminding many reviewers of its faster paced similarity to FromSoftware’s previous game, Bloodborne.

Dark Souls 3’s incredible world and awe-inspiring weapon arts make it the fiercest installment yet – IGN

Rating: 87%
First released: 2016

3. Final Fantasy 15

Final Fantasy 15

Buy Final Fantasy 15: $22.49£21.99

Final Fantasy 15 is an open-world action RPG. Square Enix spent 10 years developing the game, the follow-up to 2010’s Final Fantasy 13. Yes, it was in development for 4 years prior to it’s predecessor being released. Final Fantasy XV received generally favourable reviews from critics, with the game’s combat, soundtrack, visuals, open world design, JRPG elements, lead characters and ending widely praised by critics.

…Final Fantasy XV is unlike any RPG or open-world experience I’ve played before. It succeeds and struggles in finding its unique stance, but a few problematic designs don’t hold it back from being a hell of a journey – Game Informer

Rating: 87%
First released: 2016

2. Fallout 4

Fallout 4 screenshot

Buy from Amazon: $22.99£9.46

200 years after a nuclear war, Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as a Vault. With options of first- or third-person views, players can explore Fallout 4‍ ’​s open world setting at will whilst usually having a range of quests available, allowing nonlinear gameplay.

Fallout 4 received an excellent critical reception, with most reviewers praising the natural improvements and refinements to the series.

Fallout 4 has all the ambiance and history that made its predecessors such wonderful places to get lost for hours at a time, with a much more coherent set of stories within it – Polygon

Rating: 91.1%
First released: 2015

1. Skyrim (Special Edition) 

Skyrim

Buy Skyrim Special Edition: Check on Amazon£22.50

First released in 2011, Skyrim is such a fantastic game that the 2016 remaster is still one of the best games on Xbox One despite being five years old.

Skyrim is a huge open-world RPG; the fifth game in Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls series and the follow-up to Oblivion. Skyrims main story revolves around the player character and their effort to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world.

If you’ve never experienced Skyrim, the Special Edition is certainly an adventure you can’t afford to miss – IGN

A wonderful recreation of Skyrim, which remains – despite rough edges and badly-aged elements – one of the greatest RPGs ever made – GamesRadar

Rating: 95%
First released: 2016