After a few years, when RPGs were on a losing streak, many titles came to the rescue of the genre, and the PS3 became a great console to enjoy all kinds of RPGs.
The PlayStation 3 covered all the bases with PS3 RPGs. From the classic Japanese role-playing games, with their turn-based combat and fantastic worlds, to very different western proposals, with much more weight of the action and very original approaches.
Here you will find a list of RPGs that have different characteristics: action, fantasy, turns, specials, and more. However, they all share one thing in common: being great games.
Choose the title that best fits your style and get ready to play.
Here Are The Best PS3 RPGs
17. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Miracle. That is the only word we can think of to describe what happened with Final Fantasy XIV. From being one of the biggest failures we have had the dubious pleasure of trying, it has now become one of the games that we have enjoyed the most in a long time.
Many hours of fun await us in this title thanks to the almost endless possibilities it offers – exploration, combat, Hunting Log, FATE’s.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn gives off love for this veteran saga from all sides. It is a game that deserves the same respect as its predecessors. But the most conservative fans do not think the same because it is an online game.
16. Diablo III
The most controversial title from Blizzard, Diablo III, finally came to PlayStation 3 in hopes of solving many of the problems or, at least, the most criticized aspects of the version of PC. It received patches, improvements, and even radical changes in the first year of its launch.
Blizzard has done an excellent job of moving the series to consoles. It is an installment that is technically highly polished. Although the combat system is still a bit simple, it will not prevent you and your friends from spending hours and hours in front of the screen.
What Diablo III offers is simple: dozens of dungeons to annihilate monsters. Also, it provides thousands of items with which to improve the character and cooperative gameplay that engages as very few games know how to do it.
15. Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a title developed by Tri-Ace, and it is a highly recommended option for fans of the role. Especially for those who are willing to immerse themselves in a new and long adventure.
Some charisma is lacking in story and characters. The combat system and deep character progression, on the other hand, are reasons enough to consider The Last Hope a more than remarkable JRPG.
Although the competition is very tough, the tri-Ace title may compete with anyone. Star Ocean offers excellent gameplay that will keep us hooked throughout the adventure, the end of which will determine the future of humanity.
14. Tales Of Xilia
Namco Bandai and the Tales Studio team delivered another highly recommended PlayStation 3 RPG. Despite the time that elapsed between its original release in Japan and its distribution in our country, continues to enjoy high levels of quality.
The battle system is undoubtedly the aspect that people liked the most and confrontations that are very pleasant and dynamic. That was something vital in the development of the title.
Added to this is an excellent cast of very charismatic characters and an outstanding artistic direction in practically all locations.
13. Valkyria Chronicles
The title developed by SEGA is a fantastic video game and it has become a very remarkable game in the PS3 catalog.
The greatest achievement Valkyria Chronicles is to be a game in which player decisions weigh heavily on the battlefield. It is not about solving tactical puzzles with predetermined solutions, nor getting a group with enough level to face the dangers.
Here the decisions of the player determine the development of the missions. The same battle may give different readings depending on the type of team and the ideas that players put into practice.
The best of this game is its authentic tactical action combined with RPG elements, and some strategy and its fantastic audiovisual presentation.
It is not for everyone, but it is an innovative, careful, and delightful proposal, which fuses genres with mastery.
12. South Park The Stick of Truth
South Park premieres a new chapter. This time playable and with conviction to become the best license-based video game. South Park fans may be proud of having a video game like this.
The producers of the TV series and developer Obsidian Entertainment put their talents together in an RPG packed with profanity, vandalism, and lots of humor.
The title parodies the RPG genre with its irreverent humor through a robust playable scheme. At the same time, it is accessible, deep, and fun. It is a real must for fans, but not for that reason a less recommendable work for any type of player, especially if what you want is to laugh and have a good time.
11. Mass Effects
Mass Effect is a third-person shooter role-playing video game developed by BioWare. They are the same developers of the famous Baldur’s Gate saga.
We are facing one of those jewels that remain in the mind of the players for a long time. It was a classic title already before its launch, and another reason to define video games as an art.
Mass Effect falls in love at first sight, and the use of the Unreal Engine is fantastic. The stages are among the most cared, inspired, and detailed in recent years.
This game is a manual on how to make great RPG games: Accessible, addictive, and vibrant. Mass Effect is unique, and it is a game that no RPG lover can miss.
10. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Elder Scrolls became a star saga after succeeding on Xbox 360 and PC. Play Station 3 did not want to be left behind and received its adaptation a year later.
Oblivion is one of the best RPG games in recent years. Its depth and complexity make it a must-buy for any fan of the genre. But its simple handling and great accessibility also make it recommended for any type of player.
Precious graphics, furious and wild combats, and a long and exciting campaign like few others, are its primary virtues. Oblivion is an essential game for those who love to play long adventures.
9. Dark Souls II
Dark Souls 2 is as long, deep, and unique as any of the previous ones. Once again, the saga has conquered hearts as it knows best: providing a challenge to match. Dark Souls II manages to keep us wanting more with its new scenario, Drangleic.
The new map is as long or longer than the old one, and it is as beautiful as it is scary to explore, but always fun. Dark Souls II leaves us moments to remember and a new graphic engine that highlights with the new animations and lighting effects. If you are a follower of the saga, you have another great new game to complete over and over again until the world falls back into Darkness.
8. Child of Light
The developers of Ubisoft Montreal become the poets of the gameplay. They made a suggestive video game loaded with beauty and with production values that are reminiscent of the best era of RPGs, but without forgetting to adapt to the present.
A playable poem that is not only an audiovisual gem but manages to get the best out of a study that wanted to dare with something different. Its release, in a digital field, has allowed it, bringing us a real must if you are a fan of the genre. It is one of those works that any lover of this industry should not miss.
7. Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age: Origins is not just any RPG, but rather a game that tells you a story so epic and sublime that you will never see any game like it again. That presents you with such well-made characters that you will even think of them when you are not playing the game. Although graphically, it is quite lazy, it is merely a masterpiece that you will not want to miss.
With an improvement in its graphic and technical section, and with a more magnificent work in terms of innovation, we could speak of one of the greatest role-playing video games of recent times. However, Dragon Age must conform itself for being the best RPG of 2009 thanks to its addictive classic gameplay and its hours and hours of entertainment.
6. Dark Souls
From Software may be proud to have a new instant action role-playing classic. Many people, for sure, will talk about it for years for its excellent level design that is one of the best in video game history. Also, for its demand; virtually any enemy can kill you, and for all the secrets that this gem contains.
Dark Souls is old school fun. A challenging RPG that offers challenges as enormous as the fun that it will bring us by completing them. It is one of the best and most impressive role-playing video games of recent times.
This game does not only manage to surpass its predecessor with a much more polished and improved proposal. But it also places on the map of the genre a saga that can continue giving us countless joys in the future.
5. Fallout 3
Fallout 3 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the third game in the series and a game that will steal many hours.
No video game fan, in general, should let Fallout 3 escape. There are so many things that gamers can do, places to explore, and situations to experience.
Players must get lost in the ruinous Washington region to begin to understand the reason why this game wins a lot of praise.
4. Mass Effects 2
Mass Effect opened a path that this title takes up with pride, but that Mass Effects 2 surpasses its predecessor in every respect. The fighting system is much more consistent, the story more engaging, and the characters more intense. It is a space story that will not release us until we have finished it.
It is a benchmark title in its genre, which stands out above most of its competitors and that you will enjoy from start to finish, surely several times. A game destined to become a classic over the years.
3. Ni No Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch
Waiting so long for the game to hit western lands worthed the time.
The game developed by Level-5, Ni No Kuni, is not only pretty graphics. This title is a solid RPG, exceptional, and essential. Its combat system is a bit simple but excellent. Its history is unique, and its graphics and soundtrack are very remarkable.
We are facing one of the most outstanding role-playing games in the vast catalog of titles that PlayStation 3 has in this genre. Level 5 has managed to mold a delightful adventure in multiple aspects, and that will completely satisfy the vast number of users of this console.
2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The fifth installment of The Elder Scrolls returns to demonstrate the potent form of the saga.
Skyrim is everything expected and more. It is a title that only a few technological and polishing deficiencies have deprived of being a perfect game. This game shows epic strengths in fundamental aspects such as gameplay, duration, or artistic direction.
This title takes place in a detailed universe of great beauty and where the notion of time is lost. Skyrim is a merely essential release for any fan of the role, and that the rest of the gamers should not ignore it.
1. Persona 5
Persona 5 is a fantastic game. If its two previous installments already conquered us and made us think that the saga had reached its top. Atlus wanted to show us how wrong we were. The developer used the same formula but improved it to every possible level.
It is a long and exciting adventure that does not stop improving with its dark and adult tone. Players face a large number of activities to do, an exceptional combat system, and an exemplary dungeon design. Besides, Persona 5 has a captivating audiovisual section and unforgettable characters. All that makes this installment one of the best games we have had the pleasure of playing to date on any console.
If you like the genre, do yourselves a favor and play Persona 5. A new masterpiece and the best of the Role-playing games in the PlayStation 3 catalog.