Role-playing fans have had an excellent ten years of high-quality video games. In fact, the past decade has been exceedingly kind to most genres, from shooters to adventure games. But RPGs have been especially prosperous. As we head into 2020, looking ahead to massive heavy-hitters like Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, as well as CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most exciting and influential RPGs of the 2010s.
Though there were plenty of exciting, sprawling adventures that held gamers’ attention from their debut onward, there’s one title that’s still enjoying a staggering amount of success, including a Netflix adaptation of the written source material the title sprang from. That’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, undoubtedly the best RPG of the decade.