RPG games, or role-playing games, are now a staple of any gamer's library.

Update March 7th, 2017: We have included Torment: Tides of Numenera in this list for its amazing writing and sheer open-endedness. Tremendous game from InXile Entertainment.

Set in worlds which are often rich in lore and history, RPG video games' origins stem from classic pencil-and-paper role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. Most borrow terminology and mechanics from those table-top classics. RPG's are centered around a single character or a team, who complete quests and storylines, gain experience in order to level up, and often have a structured combat system when fighting enemies.

There are plenty of distant worlds and fantastic creatures on Xbox One and here are a few of our favorites to create a new life in!