4 Turn-Based RPGs you need to play on PS5

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Infinite Wealth

The PlayStation 5 has pioneered the gaming industry, offering powerful hardware, high-definition graphics, and console-exclusive titles. Sony’s 9th-generation gaming console has already sold a whopping 50 million units and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

Plenty of AAA games are available on the system, including Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarök, but you may be wondering if any turn-based games are worth your buck. Fortunately for you, we’re going to take a look at four in more detail below.

Persona 3 Reload

Persona 3

While it’s only been a few days since the release of the Persona 3 remake, there’s no doubt that the game captures what players loved most about the 2006 JRPG. But with updated visuals and other improvements, Persona 3 has successfully been brought into the modern age of gaming.

The game involves a group of high school students exploring something called the Dark Hour. If you don’t know what this is, it’s essentially the period between one day and the next. We won’t spoil too much but you can expect a captivating storyline, cutting-edge graphics, and immersive gameplay.

Baldur’s Gate III

Baldur's Gate III

Set approximately a century after the last installment, Baldur’s Gate 3 tells the tale of a Nautiloid destroying the city of Baldur’s Gate and infecting many of the inhabitants with a parasite. It’s then your task to try and find a cure – because you’re also infected, of course.

This game in the franchise takes a slightly different turn when it comes to combat, being the first to introduce a turn-based combat system. You’ll also be required to create your own character and choose a class, which will determine how your story will progress.

All in all, Baldur’s Gate 3 is an exceptional game with tons of content. Just to put things into perspective, there are more than two million words in the script – that’s more than the whole Lord of the Rings literary trilogy. Combine this with over 170 hours of cutscenes and you’re sure to become immersed in the world of Baldur’s Gate.

But don’t just take our word for it, the game’s received some fantastic reviews from critics alike.



If you love classic narrative RPGs with turn-based gaming as much as we do, then prepare yourself for Baladins. This uniquely designed fantasy RPG sees you play as a team of entertainers who become stuck in a time loop by a dragon. Think Groundhog Day but with cartoonish visuals in the form of two-dimensional stickers.

Both the exploration and combat in the game are turn-based and shown from a top-down perspective. And you’ll be forced to make important decisions that will later influence the course of the story. Not bad for a game that started with the help of a crowdfunding campaign.

Unfortunately, Baladins isn’t available to play as of yet but is expected to be out in May this year. It does, however, give you the chance to get your hands on a PS5 console in time for its release.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

Infinite Wealth

The Yakuza franchise has been popular since its first release in 2005. The mix of combat, story, and exploration has kept players hooked, and the latest release, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, is no different.

The ninth main installment, like its predecessor, is a turn-based JRPG and stars Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu – who players may recall from the previous game. Yet again, the story puts you in an open world filled to the brim with additional content and mini-games.

You’ll often encounter enemies in turn-based battles, requiring a steady pair of hands and unique abilities to succeed. Some might say the RPG elements of Infinite Wealth are a big improvement over the game’s predecessor, but you’ll have to find out for yourself.