The newly-available Bloodborne is easily the best RPG released so far for the PlayStation 4. With that said, there are still plenty of games from the same genre that are definitely worth playing after you are done conquering the streets of Yharnam over and over again. Below, you can check out our top five list of RPGs to play after Bloodborne.
First, let’s take a look at several excellent downloadable role-playing games that did not make our list but are still worth checking out. One of which is the 2D side-scrolling Child of Light, which sports excellent storybook fantasy visuals along with a timing-based battle system that is similar to the Grandia series.
The other digital release that you should look into is Transistor, which came from the developer of Bastion. Along with the slick presentation, the gameplay offers a deep mix of real-time combat with strategic elements. With that said, you can find out top five list of PS4 RPGs to play after Bloodborne below.
5. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
Bloodborne overshadowed the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which came out just a week before. Type-0 is an action RPG with plenty of playable characters with varying play styles. Being a Final Fantasy game, it also retains some of the same elements from the long-running franchise, including the return of world map. For the remastered release, Square Enix improved the graphics, camera and controls from the original PSP game. As a result, it is easily the definitive version of the RPG.
If you are picking up Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, make sure you find the Day One Edition or the Collector’s Edition of the game to get access to the impressive Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae playable demo as well. You can buy the game with this link on Amazon.
4. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
As good as Bloodborne is, it is not a loot-heavy game. If you are looking to fill that hole, you should check out Diablo III. The addicting action-RPG will have you coming back over and over again to find the best equipment. The PlayStation 4 version has better graphics (when compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 releases), four player co-op play and the Reaper of Souls expansion. The game also got some exclusive Last of Us and Shadow of the Colossus content on PlayStation consoles, making the PS4 release the best iteration on consoles.
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition was made available on the 19th of August in 2014. Purchase the PlayStation 4 port here.
3. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Another release that was overshadowed by Bloodborne was Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. The massive compilation comes with Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as well as all the DLC packs for both games. Similar to the above-mentioned Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, the Borderlands games are also heavily loot-based as you can find an endless amount of weapons. Not to mention that you can now play both titles locally using the four-player split-screen mode. This compilation should keep you busy for a very long time.
You can buy Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which was released on the 24th of March, with this page.
2. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
While not a traditional RPG, we still think that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn compliments Bloodborne very well. The MMORPG did not get off to the right start. Thankfully, Square Enix gave Final Fantasy XIV a makeover with A Realm Reborn, making it easily the best massively multiplayer online experience on the PlayStation 4. The massive scale, along with a great community and plenty of activities, should keep you coming back for months, if not years.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released for the PlayStation 4 on April 14, 2014. You should also check out the upcoming Heavensward expansion, which adds more areas, classes and other features to the main game. You can check out the two products on Amazon with these following links: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.
1. Dragon Age Inquisition
From Software ditched the dark fantasy settings of the Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls series to go with a gothic horror theme in Bloodborne. If you missed the dark fantasy premise, you should definitely take a look at Dragon Age Inquisition. Bioware decided to combine elements from the first two games in the series for the combat while adding in a massive open-world to explore in order to create a great role-playing experience. If you did not enjoy the obtuse storytelling of Bloodborne, Inquisition also has a compelling plot with plenty of branching paths.
Dragon Age Inquisition was made available on the 18th of November in the North American region. Buy the PS4 iteration, which is the best looking console release, through this page.Even if you eventually get tired of Bloodborne, the PlayStation 4 still has plenty of games that RPG fans can enjoy.