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The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked 

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Updated November 10, 2018 1.7k votes 499 voters 7.4k views 21 items

List Rules Only games released in 2018. No ports or remakes.

Here are the best new RPG games of 2018, ranked by gamers everywhere. Featuring action RPG games and multiplayer RPG games, this list of 2018 games includes popular titles for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. What are the top role-playing games released in 2018?

Some good 2018 RPGs include Monster Hunter World, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Long Gone Days, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and Valkyria Chronicles 4.

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The Banner Saga 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
The Banner Saga 3 is a tactical role-playing video game developed by Stoic. It is the final installment in a trilogy of games that began with The Banner Saga (2014) and The Banner Saga 2 (2016). ...more

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Pillars of Eternity II: ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Released: 2018 (Obsidian Entertainment)
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Versus Evil. It is the sequel to the 2015's Pillars of Eternity, and was ...more
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Monster Hunter: World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Released: 2018 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. A part of the Monster Hunter series, it was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January ...more

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Kingdom Come: Deliveranc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action role-playing video game developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is set in the ...more

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Octopath Traveler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Released: 2019 (Square Enix)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing

Octopath Traveler is a turn-based role-playing video game developed by Square Enix, in collaboration with Acquire, and published by Nintendo. n under a month after being published, the game had ...more
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked

Genres (Video game): Tactical role-playing

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Sega. It was released in Japan for the PlayStation 4 in March 2018, and is scheduled to be released worldwide in ...more
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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a role-playing video game developed by Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is a sequel to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and ...more
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Vampyr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Vampyr is an action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 5 ...more
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I Am Setsuna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
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Genres (Video game): Role-playing

I Am Setsuna is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and published by Square Enix. It was released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in February 2016, ...more
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Released: 2017 (Airship Syndicate)
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. Based on the Battle Chasers fantasy comic book series by Joe Madueira, the game involves ...more
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Lost Sphear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Lost Sphear is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and published by Square Enix. The game is the second to be developed by Tokyo RPG Factory, and considered a ...more
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Moonlighter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Released: 2018 (Digital Sun)
Moonlighter is an action-RPG indie game developed by Spanish indie studio Digital Sun and released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 29, 2018. Moonlighter has the ...more
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The Alliance Alive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
The Alliance Alive is a Japanese role-playing video game for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video game console developed by Cattle Call, with assistance from Grezzo and FuRyu. The game was published ...more
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Shining Resonance Refrai... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Shining Resonance Refrain is a Japanese role-playing game developed by O-Two Inc. and published by Sega. Originally developed by Media.Vision, it is an entry in Sega's Shining series of video ...more
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Dissidia Final Fantasy N... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a fighting game with action role-playing elements developed by Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4. The game is a follow-up to ...more
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The Swords of Ditto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
The Swords of Ditto is an action role-playing video game developed by Onebitbeyond and published by Devolver Digital. The Swords of Ditto is an action role-playing video game with roguelike ...more
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Atelier Lydie & Suel... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a role-playing video game developed by Gust, and originally released in Japan for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation ...more
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Long Gone Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Long Gone Days is an dystopian role-playing video game for Windows, OSX and Linux, being developed by BURA. The original demo was written, developed, and illustrated by Camila Gormaz. It ...more
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Death's Gambit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Death's Gambit is an action, platformer game developed by American studio White Rabbit and published by Adult Swim Games. The game was released for Windows and PlayStation 4 in August 2018. ...more
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The Witch and the Hundre... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software for the PlayStation 4. Featuring a different witch than its predecessor ...more
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Little Witch Academia: C... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best RPG Games Of 2018, Ranked
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is an action role-playing video game developed by A+ Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, based on the anime franchise Little Witch Academia. ...more