As the latest console from Microsoft, Xbox One has all it takes to be a favorite in terms of gaming. For RPG genre lovers, Xbox One offers you many kinds of RPG from western to Japanese RPG. Regardless of its origin, there are some RPG for Xbox One that you need to pay attention to because of its quality and difficulty. And here are 5 amazing hardcore RPG for Xbox One if you seek more challenge.
1. Dark Souls Series
Dark Souls is a series of action RPG developed by FromSoftware. The series began with the release of Demon’s Souls for the PlayStation 3 in 2009, and was followed by Dark Souls and its sequels, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III in the 2010s. The Dark Souls games are played in a third-person perspective, and focus on exploring interconnected environments while fighting enemies with weapons and magic.
2. Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity is a RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Paradox Interactive. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in 2015. Pillars of Eternity is a spiritual successor to the Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale series, along with Planescape: Torment. Obsidian started a crowdfunding campaign in 2012 and resulting as the highest funded video game at that time.
The game takes place in the fantasy world of Eora, mainly inside the nation of Dyrwood. The infants in the Dyrwood are plagued by a recent phenomenon in which they become “hollowborn” upon birth. During the beginning of the game, the protagonist experiences an awakening of power due to a disastrous supernatural event, discovering they are a “Watcher”: a person who can see past lives and interact with souls.
3. Wasteland 2
Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic RPG developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Deep Silver. The game is the sequel to the 1988’s Wasteland and was successfully crowdfunded through Kickstarter. Wasteland 2 was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in 2014; an enhanced version of the game named Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut was released a year after for Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game begins in 2012, fifteen years after the events of the original Wasteland, with the Rangers now occupying the former Guardian Citadel, but is now fully under Ranger control after the Guardians have been wiped out by the Rangers. The experienced ranger Ace is found dead with signs of violence on hhis body. The player is tasked with finding out who killed Ace and why they did it.
4. Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon is a RPG developed by Red Hook Studios and published by Merge Games. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and OS X in January 2016, which followed a year-long early access development period. Later that year, it was released for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, and Linux, with ports for iOS being released in 2017, and Switch and Xbox One port a year after.
Darkest Dungeon has the player manage a roster of heroes to explore dungeons below a gothic mansion the player has inherited. The core feature of this game is the stress level of each hero that increases with further exploration and combat. A character sustaining a high-stress level may gain afflictions that will hamper or enhance their performance as an explorer.
5. Divinity: Original Sin
Divinity: Original Sin is a fantasy RPG developed by Larian Studios. Upon its release in 2014, the game received acclaim from critics, with many praising its ability to modernize the RPG genre. An enhanced edition of the game, featuring voice acting and various other updates, was released in October 2020. A sequel to the game, titled Divinity: Original Sin II was released in September 2017.
The protagonists of the game are a pair of “Source Hunters”, members of an organization dedicated to eradicating a dangerous type of magic known as Source. At the start of the game the Source Hunters receive orders to investigate the murder of a town councilor by a suspected Sourcerer in Cyseal. Upon arrival they find Cyseal under siege by orcs and undead as orchestrated by a Sourcerer conspiracy.
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Xbox One is an amazing console from Microsoft, no one doubts that. And inside the amazing console are the amazing hardcore RPG for anyone who seeks more challenge that cannot be found in other games. If I have to choose, I will pick Pillars of Eternity for its classic Diablo-like gameplay and Darkest Dungeon for its familiar turn-based battle mechanics.
Which amazing hardcore RPG for Xbox One is your favorite? Have you tried the challenge? Please share your thoughts in the comment below.