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The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now 

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Updated January 7, 2020 3.4k votes 528 voters 17.5k views 42 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular RPG games in 2020. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played role-playing games right now include some of the best-selling games on PS4. What are the top 10 RPG video games today?

Sequels to great RPG franchises, like Final Fantasy, The Witcher, Dark Souls, and Fallout, keep getting new players, thanks to Twitch streamers and YouTube gaming channels. Other good RPG games trending now include Pyre, Persona 5, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and Bloodborne.

Vote up the best RPG games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorite RPGs that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Released: 2014 (CD Projekt RED)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by CD Projekt, based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the sequel to the ...more

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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series, and was released ...more

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#16 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #65 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans #9 of 27 The Most Popular Adventure Games Out Now

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Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Guerrilla Games)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

Horizon Zero Dawn is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The plot revolves around Aloy, a hunter and archer living ...more

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#110 of 146 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #10 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #124 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made

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NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (PlatinumGames)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. Set in the midst of a proxy war between machines created by otherworldly invaders ...more

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#63 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #150 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made #346 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Persona 5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): Role-playing, social simulation

Persona 5 is a 2017 role-playing video game developed by Atlus. Set in Tokyo, the game follows the player-named protagonist after his transfer to the fictional Shujin Academy after being put on ...more

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#131 of 146 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #72 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #166 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made

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Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

Bloodborne is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4. Officially announced at Sony's Electronic Entertainment ...more

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#29 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #149 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made #150 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Star Wars: The Old Repub... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
starwarssuperfan added Released: 2011 (Electronic Arts)

Genres (Video game): Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Star Wars: The Old Republic, often abbreviated as SWTOR, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe. Developed by BioWare Austin and a supplemental team ...more

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#87 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #65 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made #416 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Monster Hunter: World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
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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#100 of 146 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #45 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #183 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made

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The Outer Worlds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Obsidian Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on ...more

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Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Released: 2016 (Square Enix)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

Final Fantasy XV is a action role-playing video game being developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the fifteenth main installment in the Final Fantasy ...more
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Kingdom Come: Deliveranc... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
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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#133 of 146 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #142 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #167 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made

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Divinity: Original Sin I... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian Studios. The sequel to 2014's Divinity: Original Sin, it was released for Microsoft Windows in September ...more

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#136 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #148 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made #1,351 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twic... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and ...more

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#50 of 146 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #39 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #69 of 124 The Best PlayStation 4 Games Released So Far

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Kingdom Hearts III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Square Enix)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing game

Kingdom Hearts III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the twelfth installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, a ...more

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#129 of 146 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #54 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #152 of 406 The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made

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Final Fantasy XII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Raavieeld added Released: 2006 (Square Enix)

Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Action-adventure game, Role-playing video game

Final Fantasy XII is a fantasy role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 platform. Released in 2006, it is the twelfth title in the mainline Final ...more

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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
starwarssuperfan added

Genres (Video game): Simulation video game, First-person Shooter, Massively multiplayer online game, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Roblox, stylized as RŌBLOX, is a massively multiplayer online game created and marketed toward children and teenagers aged 8–18. In the game, players are able to create their own virtual world, ...more

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#15 of 146 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now #157 of 173 The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked #640 of 1,588 The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Tom Clancy's The Divisio... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an online action role-playing video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. Played from a third-person perspective, the game takes place ...more
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Pillars of Eternity II: ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Jamie Brahm added 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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Pillars of Eternity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Pillars of Eternity is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Paradox Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on March 26, ...more
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Nioh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Nioh is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Team Ninja for the PlayStation 4. Set in early 1600s during a fictionalized version of the Sengoku period, the game centers on a sailor ...more
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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
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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Darkest Dungeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Darkest Dungeon is a role-playing video game developed and published by indie game developer Red Hook Studios. The game, following an Early Access development period, was released in multiple ...more
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimat... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Monster Hunter 4 is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the second game in the Monster Hunter series to be released on the Nintendo 3DS. Originally ...more

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Torment: Tides of Numene... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Torment: Tides of Numenera is a 2017 role-playing video game developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Techland Publishing. The game takes place in Numenera, a fantasy campaign setting ...more
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Da... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is an action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom and published by NIS America. A part of the Ys series, it first released in Japan for the PlayStation Vita in ...more