Role-playing games have always stood as one of the more encompassing genres in gaming. It could be creating a character from scratch and customizing their skills, discovering powerful weapons or embarking on a journey where every choice is meaningful. Even the basic mechanics of leveling and increasing stats have roots in RPGs.
There may be a game with an inconceivable range of permutations for your decisions, with unforgettable companions. Others may let you explore the farthest reaches of space and create your own fun. Then there are those built on the drive to min-max and take on more challenging enemies.
Every year sees new RPGs delivering some of gaming’s most unforgettable moments. 2023 is no different, so let’s look at some of the best role-playing games released this year.