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5 Best RPGs on PlayStation Plus (April 2024)

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Fighting a massive bear as a group in RPG For the King.

RPGs, for many players, offer vast worlds filled with unique characters and storylines. These games are designed to sink into our lives and enrich them in many ways. Through the use of RPG mechanics, players have a great amount of control over their character and its effect on the world. This gives this genre of game an immersive feeling that keeps players returning to it. So, if you are searching for a new RPG to delve into on PlayStation Plus, we got you covered. Here are the 5 Best RPGs on PlayStation Plus.

5. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - Launch Trailer | PS4

Our first entry on our list of the best RPGs available on PlayStation Plus is Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. For players who wish to see where the Dragon's Dogma franchise began, given the success of Dragon's Dogma 2, this is the title for you. The game features an action combat system that holds up surprisingly well, giving players plenty of options to choose from. Additionally, the game features all of the content that was ever added to the game post-launch, making it a great value as well.

One of the game's core aspects that manages to stand out wonderfully today is its customization options. This gives players plenty of room for expression, which is always fantastic to see. The world of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is also well-realized, making for an immersive experience from start to finish. So, if you are searching for a particular open-world RPG to scratch that itch for adventure, then check out Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, one of the best RPGs on PlayStation Plus.

4. Portal Knights

Portal Knights | Launch Trailer | PS4

We are continuing right along with our list of the best RPGs on PlayStation Plus with Portal Knights. This game not only brings with it an immense level of creativity but also an open-ended nature that allows players to create their own adventures. Throughout the sandbox that is Portal Knights, players will find themselves faced up against fiercesome opponents. Here, they will have to use all of the skills they have, as well as help from others, in order to survive. The game's combat is intuitive and approachable, and the amount of content within the game's world is certainly impressive.

The game features a crafting system for players who would rather work away using their own hands as well. This ensures that no matter how you enjoy playing the game, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. In total, there are three different classes to choose from, each with their own skills and set of abilities that makes them unique from one another. Added to this, the game features four-person cooperative play, making it a great time for friends to enjoy together. In short, Portal Knights is one of the best RPGs on PlayStation Plus.

3. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits - Release Trailer | PS5

Our next entry is an artful example of what can happen when an RPG is both touching and mechanically phenomenal. Players are able to traverse a world that feels as magical as the powers that the game's main character wields. Every corner of the game has seen love and attention given to it, giving the world an amount of depth and breadth that otherwise wouldn't be possible. Along the way, players will recruit the help of many spirits in order to defeat enemies in combat. In doing so, players will have to befriend these spirits if they wish to succeed.

The game also features a New Game Plus mode for players who enjoy the game but wish to have a bit more challenge. For fans of rich RPG mechanics, as well as a phenomenal world to explore them in, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a great recommendation. Whether you enjoy the game for its touching story, its fantastic combat, or something more intangible, there is plenty to love here. All of these reasons and more are why we consider Kena: Bridge of Spirits to be one of the best RPGs on PlayStation Plus.

2. For the King

For The King - Launch Trailer | PS4

With our next entry, we are straying quite a bit from our last one. Here, we have For the King. For fans of classic turn-based RPGs, this title is a must-play. The mechanical depth of the game's combat and the open-ended quality of the world you are exploring are just some of the game's highlights.  For players who wish to bring their friends along for the ride, the game also has you covered. This is due to the game's party-based system in which they can invite friends to fight alongside them. The game's combat mechanics are done in a way that feels rather old-school, namely a dice roll.

This not only invokes the same feeling as tabletop RPGs but also is done in a way that doesn't intrude upon the moment-to-moment gameplay. Added to this, the game's world is procedurally generated, giving players a near-endless amount of content to enjoy. Additionally, there have been several game modes added to the game post-launch, only adding to the value this title presents. Altogether, For the King is one of the best RPGs available on PlayStation Plus.

1. Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars - Launch Trailer | PS5 & PS4 Games

Now comes the time for our final entry. Here, we have Sea of Stars. For fans of old-school RPGs, this title is sure to bring back some memories. Sea of Stars is a game that understands the core elements of RPGs and JRPGs while maintaining a commitment to making the experience as intuitive and accessible as possible. Players are greatly encouraged to explore throughout the game's vast world, here they will discover many secrets and characters to meet along the way. The game's combat is, in many ways, phenomenally well-crafted with a great balance of depth and accessibility.

In addition, the game's characters and world are a huge factor in what makes it so inherently charming. Learning more about the lands around you and their inhabitants never ceases to feel rewarding. The game also encourages this through its traversal system, which allows players to travel freely through the game's open world. This unrestricted freedom is, without a doubt, one of the game's most important intangible elements. In closing, Sea of Stars is one of the best RPGs on PlayStation Plus for players to enjoy.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best RPGs on PlayStation Plus? Do you agree with our picks? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.