Best RPG PC Games of 2021

Discover the highest-scoring RPGs released last year, ranked by Metascore.

Kay Irvin
Best RPG PC Games of 2022

From 'Disco Elysium: The Final Cut' to 'Final Fantasy IV:' Here are the best of the best RPG PC games

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Here are the highest-scoring RPGs released for PC to play in 2022, ranked by Metascore.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Metascore: 97
Best for: Fans of action and mystery
Where to buy: Steam

Put your detective skills to the test with Disco Elysium: The Final Cut and make the most out of your career. Use your power and influence for good or evil. Play out the role of a good cop or bad cop by helping solve murders or taking bribes. The choice is yours to become a hero or complete disaster. 

"Traversing the mind of your character is as much a plot as the case you're trying to solve, and once you're immersed into the world of Revachol, you'll be struggling to leave." — GameGrin


Metascore: 87
Best for: Those who like in-depth storytelling
Where to buy: Steam

In Wildermyth, you get to create the legend of your very own hero. Each interactive quest is filled with decision-making that shapes the outcome of the game. Like traditional tabletop role-playing games, you play with friends and form relationships through characters. Lead your character through love, war, and friendship as you write the tale of a hero. 

"Indie RPG Wildermyth aims to combine the best of storytelling with the best of procedural generation and succeeds, thanks to great writing, solid tactics, and some very clever design decisions." — IGN

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Metascore: 86
Best for: Fans of action with a touch of sci-fi
Where to buy: 

, FanaticalSteam

Fans of the Mass Effect franchise will love that they can get content from the entire trilogy all in one. Play as Commander Shepard as he leads his squad in a fight to save the galaxy. Be sure to make wise decisions, as the consequences of your actions may play out across all three games.  

"Just like the capsule Liara makes during Mass Effect 3, this is what can hopefully stand the test of time and carry what this trilogy is — its characters, its worlds, and its stories — forward for ages to come." — Destructoid

Nioh 2: The Complete Edition

Metascore: 86
Best for: Fans of high-quality action RPG
Where to buy: Steam

Set in the Sengoku period, you will encounter many enemies from different parts of Japan. With these enemies come a dark realm that they can use against you, so you will have to harness your own darkness to defeat them. With fully customizable options, create your own protagonist to set out on an adventure full of war and lawlessness. 

"Nioh 2: Complete Edition carves out its own identity, standing tall as an evolution of the Souls formula instead of a derivative." — Attack of the Fanboy

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Metascore: 84
Best for: Fans of fast-paced combat and adventure
Where to buy: Steam 

After receiving a letter from a friend, Ryza sets out on a new adventure to find the truth behind mysterious ruins. With the help of old and new friends, Ryza has a long, action-packed journey ahead of her. 

"Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is easily the best game in the series yet with a compelling story and refined gameplay to boast." — GameGrin

Tales of Arise

Metascore: 84
Best for:
 Storytellers and lovers of character development
Where to buy: Fanatical

The fate of the planet Dahna rests in your hands. Longing to be freed from the ruling planet Rena, one girl sets out to uncover hidden truths, and reshape her destiny in this fantasy-action game. With lots of characters to meet and battles to fight, Tales of Arise tells a story of freedom and perseverance.

"Tales of Arise sets a new gold standard for traditional action JRPGs. This stylized adventure's presentation and lavish production is a treat for anime fans and RPG enthusiasts, and it brings new life to the long-running Tales series." — Windows Central

Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster

Metascore: 83
Best for: Fans of fantasy in a world of knights and kings
Where to buy: Steam 

This remastered version of the iconic Final Fantasy IV brings a whole new look to the game. Play along as the dark knight Cecil, as he decides to go against the tyrannical King Baron. Form allies and embark on an adventure in search of magic crystals, and ultimately redemption. 

"Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster may initially butt up against your nostalgia if you have fond memories of the original, but over time, I really began to appreciate seeing its visuals and sound explored in creative ways." — Siliconera