Best RPG Games on Xbox One TechnoBuffalo 2021

Role-playing games are an exciting genre capable of throwing you into worlds you never could have imagined. Adventures like these can take you anywhere with cinematic storylines and interactive gameplay mechanics. However, for the absolute best experience from beginning to end, it's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that you'll want to play. It has everything a RPG enthusiat could want with a massive world, compelling narrative, and breath-taking graphics.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best overall: The witcher 3: wild hunt

Staff Pick

Geralt has been a Witcher for a long time, hunting down the beasts that men dare not. But now, the Wild Hunt is coming for a child he helped to train: Ciri. To save her, first he needs to find her, and that will be a journey all it's own. Welcome to the massive open-world that is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

From the opening scenes to the end of the story, The Witcher 3 is a vivid and beautiful game. The character animation and detail pairs with a crisp environment and well-designed enemies. There are hundreds of quests, side quests, hunts, locations, and people to encounter. Combat does have a learning curve, but delivers a stellar experience that requires specific tactics to deal with nastier monsters. The graphics are stellar, the story is compelling, there is more than enough content, and you are allowed to make choices to shape your journey. It's easily the absolute best RPG on XBox One and should not be missed.

$30 at Amazon
Final Fantasy XV

Best value: Final fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is the newest installment of the franchise, and breathed new life into the JRPG genre. The story follows Prince Noctis of Insomnia as he leaves home to meet up with his fiancee. Accompanied by his three best friends and body guards, he'll travel across the world to finally get married, if the many things in his way don't stop him first.

The game itself is gorgeous and you'll notice small details like the way dirt rolls across the road, and the fur or scales on different monsters make the world look real. Since time is ticked off along hours as you play, you'll also see major differences between different times of the day. There are also a variety of different minigames, sidequests, and a main storyline that you can run down. The combat system is sharp and fluid, letting you bring your own style to combat using weapons and skills alike.

$15 at Amazon
Kingdom Heart 3

Best sequel: Kingdom hearts 3

Kingdom Hearts 3 is a ton of fun, whether you've been a fan of the games since Day 1 or you decided to jump on the hype train late in the game. You play as Sora, along with his companions, Goofy and Donald. Many of Sora's powers from earlier games have been lost, after he nearly fell under the control of Xenahort and he's now searching for a way to regain the power of waking, the ability to restore lost hearts. The story here is complicated and convoluted thanks to 15 plus years of different games tying together on massive plot, but there are in-game clips that attempt to explain everything to new players. It's still a captivating narrative, and the multi-world exploration brings this story to life.

Each section of gameplay in Kingdom Hearts 3 takes place on a different world. You'll see Toy Story, Monstrum, and plenty more. Each one has a fantastic design that makes it seem like you're really there and offers up familiar characters like Woody, Buzz, Sully, and Mike Wachowski. Combat differs a bit from world to world as you obtain new keyblades for Sora to equip, but it remains fluid and fast paced. It's still pretty chaotic, but once you get the hang of mechanics and skills it's easy to slash your way through waves of enemies as they appear. If you played an of the main entries, the system shouldn't be a problem.

$19 at Amazon
Fallout 4

Best post apocalyptic: Fallout 4

In 2077, the world fell to a Nuclear apocalypse. You and your family were lucky enough to have a space waiting in a Vault-tec bunker, a place to ride out the Fallout and survive. However, when you wake up things have gone sideways. Your partner is dead, your son has been kidnapped, and it has been a very long time since the war. If you want to find your boy, and the truth, you'll need to hunt down clues through the wasteland. Welcome to Fallout 4.

Fallout is a open-world RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world fueled by chaos and poisoned by radiation. You can choose whatever path you want, which includes both searching for your son...or not. There are new features like settlement building that you can play with, multiple different storylines to hunt down, and hundreds of locations to explore and people to meet along the way. Combat remains punishing, and still uses the VAT system to pinpoint where you'll shoot an enemy. You won't be completely on your own though; you can pick up a variety of sidekicks that will help you along the way. Each one has their own personality, goals, and quest line, making them more realistic than random passersby you might find on your journey.

$30 at Amazon
Stardew valley

Best farm sim: Stardew valley

Stardew Valley is a simple story: your grandfather has left you a farm in the town of Stardew Valley. When you get there, the farm is overgrown and there are ruins on the lot where it sits. In fact, the whole town seems to be on a bit of a downswing according to the mayor, but it isn't dead, and with your help it can be returned to its glory days.

You can plant a variety of different plants for each season (with the exception of winter) as well as taking advantage of foraging, mining, and fishing. As you play you'll meet the many other people in town, go to town events, and maybe even fall in love. Once you've planted your first crops, it's time to explore the town and find the forest sprites hiding in the old town community center to help bring the town back to its glory days. The choices you make will change the game, and your farm will grow season after season, year after year. The game is entirely what you make of it and has simple graphics, with an emphasis on building something new.

$33 at Amazon

Bottom line

Each RPG that made our list offers up something different in terms of story and of gameplay. There is a huge variety here which means there is a game out there for everyone to enjoy. Of course, if you want the absolute best experience, then the game to check out is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 combines everything that makes RPGs great. Amazing graphics, a compelling story, and an open world so big it'll make your jaw drop. There are dozens of different quests, dungeons you can explore, and people to meet. The Witcher just gets better everytime you play it, and has great DLC when you've beat everything the main game has to offer.

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