Top 5 Turn-Based RPGs to Try if You Like Honkai: Star Rail
Honkai: Star Rail might just be the most popular turn-based RPG of this year with a colossal 3.5 Million player count every day. This might be due to the fact that the game is available across different platforms such as iOS, Android, PC, and PlayStation 5. You take on the role of the Trailblazer who is aboard the Astral Express a large cosmic train that travels the universe. The game is based on the 2016 Hoyoverse title Honkai Impact 3rd and features a lot of elements from the game, except for its combat mechanics. If you are an avid fan of HSR and you would like to explore the world of turn-based RPGs, we have got you covered with the top five games you must definitely check out.
RPGs with HSR-like Turn-Based Combat
The world of RPG games is pretty huge, amassing a massive collection over the years. Let’s take a look at them:
Persona 5 Royal
This award-winning JRPG puts players in the shoes of the Phantom Thief who must save others from their distorted desires and save the future from becoming a ruin. You get to explore the world of Tokyo which has a very aesthetically pleasing portrayal in the game. The game received a 10/10 rating on Steam and a Metacritic score of 95 so it is a no-brainer that Persona 5 is featured on our list.
The game is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the first RPG in the franchise to feature turn-based combat. Stepping away from the previous protagonist, the game introduces Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza member who attempts to uncover the reason behind his 18-year prison sentence for a crime he doesn't commit. The turn-based combat will feature a 4-person battle team similar to HSR.
The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Amazon Luna, and PC.
Octopath Traveler 2
This Square Enix-developed game is also on the list for being one of the best RPGs of this year. Players are put in the world of Solistia where eight unique different travelers from different regions embark on an adventure together for their own reasons. If you are a fan of arcade-style graphics, Octopath Traveller has got you covered with its distinct HD-2D graphic design.
The game is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns
Marvel’s Midnight Suns was developed by Firaxis Games who are known for the XCOM franchise. You take on the role of The Hunter, a legendary demon superhero who must destroy apocalyptic threats by teaming up with other superheroes from The Avengers, X-Men, Runaway series, etc. Apart from customizing your own character, you also build friendships with other characters in the game, providing rich storytelling as well as a strong character development system.
The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
If you are looking for an exciting twist on the turn-based RPG genre, look no further than South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Developed in collaboration with Ubisoft and the creators of the show, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this game acts as a worthy sequel to the award-winning title South Park; The Stick of Truth. Players will take on the role of “the new kid” and join the iconic South Park characters Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman as they embark on goofy adventures together.
The game is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.