Top 5 Role Playing Games In 2017: RPG Titles To Look Forward To Next Year; Awesome Games Revealed!

By Mara Rev , Updated Nov 26, 2016 12:59 PM EST

There is much anticipation for role-playing games (RPG) in 2017 especially since there are a number of RPG's that became popular in 2016. Role playing games have long been a regular in the gaming world and it encompasses a wide variety of genres and sub-genres. And, with great pleasure, here are the top 5 RPGs that you need to look out for in 2017.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This 30-year-old RPG series will have its most recent installment in 2017 and this is known as "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild". As with the previous games, this emphasizes a wide open world with monster-infested populace and landscape. The game deserves to be in the top 5 role playing games list for 2017.

Persona 5

The new RPG title "Persona 5" is set to launch sometime in February 2017. "Persona 5," a strong contender in the top 5 RPG list for 2017 will present a shift in the tone of the series, and the focus will be a group of confident and young cat burglars. It is comparable to "Lupin the Third" with "Degrassi" feels.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

It's still a bit disappointing that "Mass Effect: Andromeda" was not released this year, but this should probably pay off in the long run! Who likes to play a buggy game anyway? This top 5 RPG will be released in 2017 and many are definitely looking forward to it!


"Scalebound" is an Xbox-exclusive action RPG that is developed by PlatinumGames. The story is about a character named Drew who is sucked from the world we know and is transported to a parallel one known as Draconis. An exact release date for the game has yet to be determined, but fans should be happy to know it is included in the top 5 RPG list for 2017.

The Walking Dead

There has been much excitement from "The Walking Dead" fans with the news from Overkill about their new "The Walking Dead" game that is slated for release in the second half of 2017. This is another 2017 top 5 RPG contender that has fans and gamers alike on the lookout. The line up of RPG for 2017 does not stop here. For more news and updates, stay tuned in GamenGuide!

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