Role-Playing Games (RPGs) for Kids

An unlikely person that rises from the crowd to save the world. Guilds of warriors that take on monsters. Kids that train monsters to fight for them in battles. Role-playing games allow players the chance to step into the shoes of heroes and change their world. Even more important, role-playing games let the imagination of kids thrive, because they frequently allow players to customize the characters to be exactly who and what they'd like them to be (even making them be like themselves!). Below, we have a list of excellent role-playing games for all ages. If you're looking for a bit more action, check out our list of the Best Action Games for Kids, and if you'd rather not have violence in your games, check out our list of Nonviolent Video Games.

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Golf Story Game Poster Image
Fun RPG experience with lots of drive ... and putts.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Game Poster Image
Cute role-playing adventure with farming at its core.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Game Poster Image
All-ages RPG shows benefits of teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Game Poster Image
Updated games have mild violence, mostly good messages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Game Poster Image
Remastered Disney-focused tales, movie have mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
(2017)
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Lost Sphear Game Poster Image
Old-school adventure with mild violence, good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor Game Poster Image
Rhythm-based adventure that's got a quirky beat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Game Poster Image
Fantasy RPG with mild violence, good role models, messages.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters Game Poster Image
Complete sequel to Nintendo's hit ghost-catching game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Game Poster Image
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Game Poster Image
Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
(2013)
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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Game Poster Image
Rich role-playing game with a powerful plot.
Platforms: PSP
(2008)
(2008)
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Galaxy of Pen and Paper Game Poster Image
Retro adventure full of cheesy jokes, fun gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Hand of Fate 2 Game Poster Image
Approachable RPG has cool presentation, fussy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Monster Hunter Stories Game Poster Image
Buddy up with fantasy creatures in fun RPG spin-off.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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RPG Maker Fes Game Poster Image
RPG game builder provides good framework but no tutorials.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Songbringer Game Poster Image
Challenging gameplay, content stronger than visuals.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Game Poster Image
With patience, this farm reaps an entertaining harvest.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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The World Ends With You Game Poster Image
Fascinating, dark but compelling action RPG game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
(2008)
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Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey Game Poster Image
Light, accessible adventure restrained by technical issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2017)
(2017)
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Game Poster Image
Epic RPG adventure with some violence, mild innuendo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Dragon Quest Heroes II Game Poster Image
Accessible action adventure has enjoyable fantasy battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Game Poster Image
Excellent remake of older classic adds many new features.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Horizon Zero Dawn Game Poster Image
Fantastic, imaginative adventure with strong female lead.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
(2017)
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Little King's Story Game Poster Image
Civ sim about being a king is terrific, but a bit lewd.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
(2009)
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Marvel: Avengers Alliance Game Poster Image
Fun Facebook role-playing romp with superhero combat.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
(2012)
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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Game Poster Image
Excellent time-traveling tale whose time has come again.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
(2018)
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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Game Poster Image
Fresh anime-style RPG adventure; some complex fight scenes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition Game Poster Image
Classic fast-paced action, combat against mythical monsters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar Game Poster Image
Classic but repetitive RPG with comic book flair.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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The Long Journey Home Game Poster Image
Space tale filled with challenge, choice, and consequence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Game Poster Image
Set sail with this fantastic fantasy shipwreck adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2018)
(2018)
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Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
Updated adventure has bloody combat, moral flexibility.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch Game Poster Image
Skyrim's move to Switch brings huge adventure on the go.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Monster Hunter: World Game Poster Image
Fresh take on epic battle between man and beast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
(2018)
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Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court Game Poster Image
Bloody, tough expansion goes deeper into brutal dungeons.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Game Poster Image
Homage to classic adventures brings fantasy to consoles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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Torment: Tides of Numenera Game Poster Image
Complex role-playing adventure asks mature moral questions.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
(2017)
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