Since its launch in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been home to many first-person and third-person games. In the early days of the console’s release, limited games were available on it, such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Astro’s Game Room, and similar titles. Over time, PlayStation 5 has formed an impressive catalog.
In general, we are on the side of a powerful console on which you can experience any genre of games, especially role-playing games. There are several great titles that were originally released on the PlayStation 4 generation, and others that were designed and developed for the new generation. In this article, we discuss the best role-playing games on the PlayStation 5 console according to the scores of the Metacritic site.
Nioh 2 Remastered: The Complete Edition
Nioh 2 was an excellent role-playing action game from the very beginning that could be experienced on the previous generation console. For owners of the game on PlayStation 4, the remastered bundle of this game is a free upgrade on the PlayStation 5 console. One of the significant advantages of this version is the higher resolution and frame rate of the game and its add-on package. So you can experience the game in 4k resolution and 60 fps frame rate. This game is not the best game in terms of visual effects among the role-playing genre, but the higher resolution and more frames greatly affect the experience of this fast-paced game.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Yakuza continues to deliver well-rounded gameplay as you work your way to a better place in the Japanese underworld. With a world that has so much to offer, you’ll easily be captivated and immersed in the game like a dragon. Before you know it, you’ve spent dozens of hours doing it.
Although, like a dragon, it is composed of aspects that shape its identity, there are two notable ones among them. One, the sim elements – like getting a job that injects a sense of mundanity into the crime-driven, action-oriented segments. Two, the world is your weapon, so go grab a baseball bat, an umbrella, or whatever else you can get your hands on and blast your enemies with them.
Tales of Arise
Emergence Tales shows that PlayStation 5 is the best place for Japanese RPGs. Everything is found in this game, with plenty of decisions that determine the fate of the people you’re trying to save, survival elements like setting up camp for food, and fighting better. Although this game is available on other platforms including PlayStation 4, it uses all the features of PlayStation 5. Yes, the X series has similar functionality, but it doesn’t have the feedback of the DualSense controller. With this controller, you can feel each movement and attack in your hands, which will give you a unique experience.
Horizon Forbidden West
Gorilla Games released the long-awaited sequel to Horizon Zero Down, Horizon Forbidden West, for both old and new generation PlayStations, but the game takes full advantage of the new console’s power. The sequel’s more advanced coloring makes the visuals more stunning than ever, whether you’re playing at 4K resolution or at lower resolutions at higher frame rates.
This sequel has improved a lot over Horizon Zero Down while still offering the same things that players enjoyed in the first game. Side missions have been improved and include more interesting stories, environments have become more diverse, and upgrade systems provide players with more points.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
Disco Elysium has one of the best stories out there, with thought provoking dialogues, gripping mystery and memorable characters. The final version offers players more content that makes this long game even longer. In this game, you play the role of a detective who has lost his memory. This event makes things more fun and takes an interesting characterization route as it gives you the freedom to make your detective behave however you want. Since the game is more dialogue-oriented than gameplay, players can make decisions that affect the characters, story, and atmosphere of the game.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade
Final Fantasy 7 is a remake that both new and old fans of the original game should play. The game may have several differences from the original version, especially in the gameplay where the battle is no longer turn-based, but the remake still retains the identity of Final Fantasy 7.
The options built into the Remix menu allow you to choose how to play the game. For example, you can choose between playing the game at sixty frames per second or 4K resolution with a frame rate of thirty frames per second. You can even change the gameplay by selecting the classic mode option for those who want to focus on the story. The Yoofi-centric expansion pack offers a new perspective on the story, and also includes new gameplay mechanics and new characters.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
Final Fantasy 14: And Walker is the fourth expansion pack of this MMORPG title. In this expansion pack, many contents are added to the game, including increasing the level capacity to 90, new clans, new tasks, a new playable race, several new areas, etc. Adding new content like a few dungeons is one thing, offering content that takes the game to the next level is something few video games have been able to do.
End Walker’s epic story concludes the Hydlin and Zodiac storyline. Some parts of the story go back to the original game and are dealt with during other expansion packs. And Walker will undoubtedly satisfy players who have been with the game since the beginning, and for those who enter the world of Final Fantasy 14 with this expansion pack, it offers impressive content to experience.
Blueponit has achieved success with another remix. A remake that kept the identity of the game but changed its format to appeal to the new generation of players. Demon’s Souls is the classic title that started Souls-like games, and now new players can experience it for the first time with a new and modern look. Due to being a remake of Demon’s Souls, the game includes all the audio and visual updates you would expect. There have been some gameplay changes including improved rolling and better camera angles.
Elden Ring incorporates the hallmarks of most of FromSoftware’s games, including challenging gameplay, quirky item descriptions, and somewhat difficult-to-follow storytelling. In this game, some Souls-like elements have been improved, and besides that, a world has been offered to the players that has the atmosphere of the world of Breath of the Wild. Elden Ring is a popular role-playing game that pleases the pros and opens the door for newcomers.
One of the most prominent advantages of the game is its open world. This world is vast and has environments that are distinctly different from each other. Every corner of Elden Ring’s world has something to offer, from a remote cave to an NPC who has a mission for you. Not even a single centimeter of the map is useless and everything has a meaning and concept in itself.