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The development of role-playing games has experienced many changes since the creation of the genre. There have been many perspective changes because various stories required a different presentation. But Third-person RPG Games became one of the most beloved genres, for its exclusive features, which allowed to tactically position your hero in the battle and sometimes glance at the character’s appearance that was carefully chosen previously.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The last action/RPG game in fantasy setting which ends the story about Geralt of Rivia

Nioh 2

An action souls-like RPG in Japanese mythology setting

Nioh

An action RPG in traditional Japanese setting developed and published by KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.

Gothic Remake

A reworked version of the famous classic dark fantasy RPG

ArcaniA: Gothic 4

Spin-off of the original CRPG series of dark fantasy games Gothic

Gothic 3

Third part of the famous open-world CRPG in the unique dark fantasy setting

Darksiders 3

A sequel to the famous ARPG series featuring new protagonist and gameplay mechanics

ELEX

Sci-fi action RPG game developed by Piranha Bytes

Stardew Valley

Indie roleplaying video game in a farming simulator genre

Darksiders 2

A second part of the slasher Action/RPG game series Darksiders

Darksiders

The first game in a series of slasher Action/RPG

Tempest: Pirate Action RPG

An open-world action roleplaying game in pirate setting developed by Lion's Shade

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays

Tactical RPG game in setting of the Gundam Anime Series

Gothic 2

A continuation of the classic third-person RPG in dark fantasy setting

Baldur's Gate 3

A long-awaited continuation of the classic fantasy RPG series in Dungeons & Dragons setting

Atom RPG

Tactial roleplaying indie game in post-apocalyptic Soviet Wasteland

Gothic

The first game in the famous series of third-person ARPG in dark fantasy setting

Diablo

Classic isometric action/RPG that has started the genre of Diablo-like games

Divinity II: Ego Draconis

The third part of the famous fantasy action / RPG Divinity

Divine Divinity

The first instalment in the Divinity series developed by Larian Studios

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Most of the role-playing games of third-person perspective are built with a vast world that waits to be explored by the player. The gameplay is often followed along with impressive scenery that sometimes grabs the attention, making you stop and behold the view. Many successful projects, like Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has shown that nature can be presented beautiful and realistic, with its wind picking up on branches, the sun shining through the forest and the sky as it turns pink during sunsets.

However, the environment is not the only thing that makes Third-person RPG Games famous. Most of these projects also feature a comprehensive and well-balanced combat system that allows you to control the character during the battle entirely. Overlooking the battlefield near you will enable dodging unwanted attacks to avoid damage, and think out the tactics for a successful hit.

And after all, this kind of perspective allows the player to enjoy the appearance of their character, as it often is an essential part of the gaming experience.

Best Third-person RPG Games

  • Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the newest part of the Witcher series that was released in 2015. The story focuses on the adventure of the cynical monster hunter that has to complete the quest of his life. The game is considered one of the best RPGs with a third-person view for its in-depth lore an immersive story that can bring more than a hundred hours of gameplay. The scenery and graphics are very detailed, so it allows you to enjoy the gameplay experience in many ways, glancing at the view while you’re riding your horse to the nearest quest point.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an RPG project by Bethesda that can be played either in first-person or a third-person mode. The perspective is unique for its in-battle positioning that has to be neat to fight against multiple enemies successfully. The journey of Dovakhin is a long, addictive story that will bring a deep and precise narrative of formation and salvation.
  • Mass Effect 3 has become one of the most successfully rated RPG projects for its atmosphere and questlines. The plot is focused on Captain Shepard’s war against Reapers who, once again, want to enslave the world around them. It is the first game of the series that brought an opportunity to explore the detailed and impressive atmosphere of the unknown planets.