Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role Playing Game may be the sleeper hit of the year. Set on a desolate colony ship where characters never knew Earth and won’t live long enough to reach the ultimate destination, this RPG offers a gritty, sci-fi world where everyone is just trying to survive.
Acquisitions Incorporated is one of the oldest Dungeons and Dragons actual plays, which are podcasts or web shows that feature people playing tabletop role-playing games for an audience. It has returned with a reboot of the series for a new season, and viewers can expect lots of familiar faces and fun.
It may have taken Cyberpunk 2077 a while to get good, but it has now become one of the best open world games around. The Phantom Liberty DLC adds to that adventure, while the accompanying 2.0 patch revamps almost all of the title’s core functionality for the better.
Wandering Sword is an RPG with a heavy emphasis on Chinese martial arts. Players take on the role of a young swordsman caught up in an ancient feud as they try to survive while also working to master the highest forms of martial arts.
Bethesda has channeled their many years of experience making amazing role-playing games into Starfield, a sci-fi RPG that players could still conceivably be playing and enjoying decades from now as they continue to explore the vastness of this epic space adventure.
This week Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill enjoys the prologue for Robin Hood Sherwood Builders Bandit’s Trail. The Bandit’s Trail offering is a base building adventure RPG, with the prologue being free to play on Steam.
After sitting in Early Access for over three years, Baldur’s Gate 3 has finally launched, and is an incredibly impressive game. This polished gem is easily one of the best and most detailed RPGs ever made, offering hundreds of hours of quality Dungeons and Dragons-based adventuring.
Octopath Traveler 2 is the newest entry in the Octopath Traveler series. Developed by Square Enix and Acquire Corp, this RPG embraces the halcyon days of eight-bit gaming, when role-playing titles offered complex stories, smart characters and challenging tactical combat.
This week Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill examines Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean which is currently in Early Access on Steam. In Frigato, players are the captain of a motley crew of sea rogues who are trying to beat the British Royal Navy to the Caribbean’s most valuable treasure.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is clearly one of the best RPGs released for the Nintendo Switch console, but it also probably should be thought of as one of the best RPGs of all time. It’s truly an epic tale that is simply a joy to experience.