Lose yourself in fantastic worlds and embark on unforgettable quests in these essential PC role-players.

The best open-world RPGs on PC in 2022

Elden Ring

An epic open-world journey full of potential, where exploration is rewarded by stunning boss encounters.

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

A true RPG sandbox, giving you full freedom to make your mark upon the world. There's no big story campaign to follow; instead you're left to set your own goals. Fight wars! Smuggle goods! Become a gladiator!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Many of the best RPGs focus on tales of lone, wandering adventurers, but few, if any, pull it off with such artistry. The Witcher 3 is packed with breathtaking sunsets and wind-tossed groves.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Pick a direction and run. You’re guaranteed to discover some small adventure, some small chunk of world that will engage you. It’s that density of things to do that makes Skyrim so rewarding.

Fallout: New Vegas

Obsidian’s take on the franchise moves the action back to the West Coast, and reintroduces elements such as reputation and faction power struggles. A Sin City classic. 

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Valhalla augments open-world adventuring with RPG systems. Unlike its predecessors, it dials back on the checklist of activities in favour of a world that offers more depth and feeling.

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