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Top 7 Open World RPG with the Best Combat System

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Playing an open world RPG has always been fun for me. The exploration, the plot, and character development are elements that enchant every player upon trying the open world games. But not only that the present open world RPG are now also have combat element it can be proud of. So this time let me share you these top 7 open world RPG with the best combat system you will surely like.

7. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Switch, Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an action RPG developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. The game is the eleventh major installment and 21st overall, in the Assassin’s Creed series and the successor to 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch in October 2018.

Set in the year 431-422 BC, the plot tells a mythological history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. Players control a male or female mercenary who fights on both sides of the conflict as they attempt to find their family.

6. Dark Souls III (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

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Dark Souls III is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was released in March 2016 for Japan and worldwide a month later. It was the fastest-selling game in Bandai Namco’s history, shipping over three million copies worldwide within the first two months after release.

The story takes place in the Kingdom of Lothric, and we will control The Ashen One as the main character to relink the flames of Age of Fire. In order to save the world from destruction, The Ashen One tries to relink the flames by returning Prince Lothric and the defiant Lords of Cinder to their thrones in Firelink Shrine. Four endings are made possible based on the player’s action during the game.

5. Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PC)

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a RPG developed and published by Sega. The game is the eighth main release in the Yakuza series, and was released in Japan and Asia for PlayStation 4 in January 2020. Yakuza: Like a Dragon has a worldwide release in November 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, and Xbox Series X/S, the latter being released with the game as a launch title.

In contrast to the previous Yakuza games that focused on the life of Kazuma Kiryu, a man trying to lead a normal life following his removal from the Tojo Clan, this game instead introduces a new protagonist named Ichiban Kasuga. After being imprisoned for eighteen years only to then be betrayed by his former boss, Ichiban goes on a personal quest to become a hero and uncover the reason for his betrayal.

4. Demon’s Souls (PlayStation 3)

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Demon’s Souls is an action RPG developed by FromSoftware for the PlayStation 3 under the supervision of Japan Studio. The game was published in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment in February 2009, in North America by Atlus USA in October 2009, and in PAL territories by Namco Bandai Games in June 2010. The game is referred to as a spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s King’s Field series.

Demon’s Souls is set in Boletaria, a kingdom consumed by the dark being called the Old One following its release through the use of forbidden Soul Arts. Players will take on a role of a hero brought to Boletaria to kill its fallen king Allant and pacify the Old One. Players can navigate five different worlds from a hub called the Nexus, with a heavy emphasis on challenging combat.

3. Divinity: Original Sin II (Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

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Divinity: Original Sin II is a RPG developed and published by Larian Studios as the sequel to 2014’s Divinity: Original Sin. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in 2017, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018, for macOS in early 2019, and for Nintendo Switch in the same year. An improved version titled Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition was made, making thousand of changes from the original game.

The game is set on the fantasy world of Rivellon, centuries after Divinity: Original Sin. Living beings on Rivellon have a form of energy known as Source, and individuals called Sourcerers can manipulate Source to cast spells or enhance their combat abilities. At the start of the game, the player character, a Sourcerer, is captured by the Divine Order and sent to an island prison known as Fort Joy until a gigantic Kraken Voidwoken attacks the ship.

2. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a 2012’s action RPG for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows developed by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios, who also published the game with Electronic Arts. On September 6, 2018, the rights for the series were purchased by THQ Nordic, who released Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, a remaster version of the game.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning follows the story of a mortal known as the “Fateless One” who has died before the game’s outset. He is revived in the experimental Well of Souls by the gnomish scientist. He is the first and only success of the experiment and escapes the facility when it comes under attack. Later on, he possesses the power to alter the fates of others and end up fighting evils.

1. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action RPG developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver in 2018. The game is set in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia, an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire, with a focus on historically accurate content. We will spend most our time in an epic medieval war. The playtime record in howlongtobeat.com is 221 hours, taken from 10 Xbox One players.

The story takes place during a war in Bohemia in 1403. On the order of the Hungarian king Sigismund, Cuman mercenaries raid the mining village of Skalitz, a major source of silver. One of the survivors of the resulting massacre is Henry, the son of a blacksmith. Destitute and vengeful, he joins the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla who leads a resistance movement against Sigismund’s invasion.

Read also: Top 7 JRPG of the Past Ten Years (Non-Final Fantasy)

Open world RPG has a lot of element that will easily enchant player who love exploring. With the addition of a nice combat system, it makes open world RPG quite superior to be matched, especially in the eyes of the fans. For me, Demon’s Souls sounds so promising, along with a stunning score it has, but playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon can also be so much fun with its RPG elements.

Which one is your favorite open world RPG from the list? Do you value combat element also? Please share your thoughts in the comment below.

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