Total Nerd The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular RPG games in 2018. 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
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2014 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an upcoming action role-playing video game set in an open world environment, that is currently in development by Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED. It is ...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 2015 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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Bloodborne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Bloodborne 2015 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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Monster Hunter: World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Monster Hunter: World 2018 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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Persona 5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Persona 5 2016 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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Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Final Fantasy XV 2016 Final Fantasy XV is an upcoming 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 ...more

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NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
NieR: Automata 2017 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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Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Horizon Zero Dawn 2017 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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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom 2018 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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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
starwarssuperfan added Roblox 2006 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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Divinity: Original Sin II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Divinity: Original Sin 2 2016 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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I Am Setsuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
I Am Setsuna 2016 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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Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011 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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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 2015 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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Nioh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Nioh 2017 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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Pyre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Pyre 2017 Pyre is a 2017 action role-playing sports video game developed by Supergiant Games. Set in a high fantasy world, the player controls a character who has been exiled from society and quickly ...more

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Final Fantasy Type-0 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Final Fantasy Type-0 2011 Final Fantasy Type-0 is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for PlayStation Portable, and later for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The original version was released ...more

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Shin Megami Tensei IV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Shin Megami Tensei IV 2013 Shin Megami Tensei IV is a Japanese post-apocalyptic role-playing video game developed by Atlus for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the sixth entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series, a spin-off from the ...more

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Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines 2014 Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, known as Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke 2 in Japan, is a 2014 Japanese role playing game for the PlayStation Vita. It is the sequel to the original Ore no Shikabane ...more

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Hyper Light Drifter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Hyper Light Drifter 2016 Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D action role-playing game developed by Heart Machine. The game pays homage to 8-bit and 16-bit games, and is considered by its lead developer Alex Preston as a ...more

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Pillars of Eternity is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Pillars Of Eternity 2015 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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Torment: Tides of Numenera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Torment: Tides Of Numenera 2017 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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Darkest Dungeon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Darkest Dungeon 2016 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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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2018 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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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA 2017 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

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Final Fantasy Explorers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Final Fantasy Explorers 2014 Final Fantasy Explorers is an action role-playing video game for the Nintendo 3DS. It features character job-oriented combat against classic Final Fantasy monsters and summons.

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Shadowrun: Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Shadowrun: Hong Kong 2015 Shadowrun: Hong Kong is a turn-based tactical role-playing video game set in the Shadowrun universe. It was developed and published by Harebrained Schemes, who previously developed Shadowrun ...more

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The Surge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
The Surge 2017 The Surge is a science fiction, action role-playing video game developed by Deck13 Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is ...more

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Tyranny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Tyranny 2016 Tyranny is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Paradox Interactive. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux on November 10, 2016. ...more

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Toukiden 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular RPG Video Games Right Now
Toukiden 2 2016 Toukiden 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. The game is the sequel ...more