The best RPGs 2016/2017: Here the RPGs with the highest GameStar standings.The best RPGs 2016/2017: Here the RPGs with the highest GameStar standings.

RPG Charts 2017 / October - A new RPG King

The best RPGs 2017 - These are our Top 10

Dimitry Halley
(@dimi_halley)

It was foreseeable. For months old-school role playing infiltrate our top list of the best RPGs. And now the retro subgenre performs a successful coup: The king is dead! Long live the king! Divinity: Original Sin 2 cashes in Gamestar test a Topwertung of rich 93 points, including Platinum Award and thus reached the level of The Witcher third

Theoretically could Geralt therefore retain its position as before. Since the sorcerer but already beginning in 2018 due to our two-year rule (more on this in the box below this introduction) flies from the list, we give Divinity now already deserved top position.

This shows once again what we have been observing for months: Role-playing old school do what create the large triple-A giants increasingly rare. They give fans exactly what they want from a good RPG: Crunchy quests, a rewarding and complex game mechanics and a wonderfully wacky fantasy story in which you can lose hundreds of hours.

At the same time just like once the Belgian developer Larian Studios illustrate CD Projekt Red is that you can claim extreme success with good role plays. No matter what the big publishers say. Congratulations!

As our top lists work?
On GameStar.de we test all relevant role-playing games, but of course not every title a hit. Therefore, this top list was: To the best RPGs to present in the list 2016 and the 2017th Because the genre is more limited than about action or strategy games and we want to honor only the absolute top titles the last two years here, we will stay with a top 10 list. Once a new RPG highlight pushes the boundaries of read regions, this overview is brought, of course, up to date. By the way: Anyone interested especially for the RPG ratings the last six months, this gets automatically appear in our chart overview.

10. Grim Dawn - Rating: 86

It bridges the gap between the beginner-friendly Diablo 3 and the highly complex Path of Exile: Grim Dawn is a terrific »Root & Slay "-Underdog that belongs to the best that can be currently muster action RPG genre. In the dark world of Cairn, the player fights against dark demon hordes and explored gradually the eerie, atmospheric landscape. From the macabre slaughterhouse level to undead Friedhofen - the mood of the setting can not get rid of explorers.

Grim Dawn
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But even playful scores Grim Dawn across the board: The excellent results Feedback is topped best of Diablo 3, the free character development, however, goes even Blizzard's competitors far behind. Anyone with a penchant for dark fantasy and generally has a heart for loot spirals will spend in Grim Dawn endless hours.

developer: Crate Entertainment
Release date: February 25, 2016
platform: PC
Game Star Rating: 86

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9. Star Wars: The Old Republic - Score: 87

Where Disney can gradually the old Star Wars canon fall by the wayside, making Star Wars: The Old Republic the exact opposite. With the expansion Shadow of Revan is also one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars video games cosmos back into the picture: Revan from Knights of the Old Republic. currently told Knights of the Fallen Empire the story. The MMORPG for Star Wars has steadily improved since the first appearance of the 2011th And it is still one of the online role-playing with the lavish presentation: Countless recorded dialogue, a living universe that is constantly changing, and a storyline that thrilled fans for years - in books and comics.

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See screenshots of Knights of the Fallen Empire - The Old Republic: Star Wars

The Old Republic is a famoser Star Wars dream: As a Jedi, Sith, bounty hunter, smuggler, soldier, and, and, and make the galaxy uncertain. Clearly, purely playful, it is not a revolution of the genre. But the cool raids and PvP areas are a great foundation for a terrific story that is retold with events, expansion and updates for five years. Anyone who has a heart for the power, should the Free2Play game take a chance anyway.

developer: Bioware
Release date: 20 December 2011
platform: PC
Game Star Rating: 87

Test update for Star Wars: The Old Republic

8. The Elder Scrolls Online: One Tamriel - Rating: 88

The Elder Scrolls Online was a dream come true for many fans of the Elder Scrolls series with appearance 2014: The gameplay of Skyrim in multiplayer with dozens of other players. Well, a few adjustments needed for an MMORPG already ago, but TESO stayed surprisingly close to the single-player template and could playfully convincing across the board. However, the subscription model has apparently rather quenched with monthly fees at the beginning to many online role players - then a few months later came The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited as a new edition to the market.

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See screenshots available to DLC - Orsinium: The Elder Scrolls Online

The monthly fee is waived if you buy the starter pack, can indefinitely spend time in Tamriel. With the latest update "One Tamriel Bethesda leads the MMO even closer to Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind, Daggerfall approach. Now we can regardless of our guild in all of Tamriel adventure, start quests and improve our skills.

developer: Zenimax Online
Release date: April 4, 2014
platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Game Star Rating: 86

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7. Tyranny - Rating: 88

With Tyranny Obisidian provides a role-playing masterpiece that leaves nothing in terms freedom even a Witcher 3 behind. As the spiritual successor of Pillars of Eternity, it relies on old-school virtues with modern playability. For skeptics, the course is in the first place that they have to read a lot, but it's worth it here more than ever: Rare was formed by screen text as a fascinating Kopfkino like Tyranny.

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See screenshots - Tyranny

Especially because the game puts us in such an unusual scenario: In this world evil has won a long time, Overlord Cyrus ruled the whole world - or at least almost. A small strip of land indomitable rebel does not stop to make the invaders. And as we come in!

But not as freedom fighters but as an agent of Cyrus' Court. It is up to us to take the order of the overlords in new lands to interpret its laws and to advance the conquest. Enormous freedom of choice and far-reaching consequences are just one of the strengths of Tyranny. His true genius lies in the way it presents us with evil as credible and quite reasonable and brings us again to think about our own moral position.

developer: Obsidian
Release date: November 10, 2016
platform: PC
Game Star Rating: 88

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6. Path of Exile - Rating: 89

Diablo 3 is not bleak enough? The deletion of skill trees an unforgivable sin? Then Path of Exile is the right alternative, in many ways it feels more like Diablo 2 as the official successor. An outcast, we are relegated to the cursed continent Wraeclast and breeds our heroes there in prime minced&-Slay-style for virtuoso Monstermeuchler high. Here, the game relies on extremely deep and complex character development: We lower our game character from a network of more than 1,000 passive skills together.

Path of Exile: The Awakening
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See screenshots of the addon "The Awakening" - Path of Exile

The active abilities we adapt also exactly our style of play. Each of which is represented by a precious stone that we use in our equipment - and can be combined with other gemstones. So each floor can be divided with the right stone in several or jump or an enemy to the next even both simultaneously. And the best part about the whole thing: Path of Exile is regularly expanded with extensive patches and addons yet is completely free, we pay only for cosmetic items and more space in the loot chest. Customer-friendly Free2Play can hardly be.

developer: Grinding Gear Games
Release date: 23 January 2013
platform: PC
Game Star Rating: 89

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The best RPGs 2017 - These are our Top 10