RPGs, which are fully referred to as role-playing games, are a genre of video games in which the player controls a fictional character (or a set of characters) that undertakes a quest in an imaginary setting, world, or dimension.

Meanwhile, the concept of “multiplayer” in video games is about two or more players competing with each other. As they do, these games bring a whole new level of excitement that a single-player game could not achieve. 

The marriage of these two gives rise to multiplayer RPGs. Perhaps you are wondering: what are the best multiplayer RPGs in gaming history? You will get to know them in this story. 

‘Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows Of Amn’

Developer: BioWare

On rank one is “Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn.” Developed by BioWare and published by Interplay Entertainment, this game is the sequel to the “Baldur’s Gate” game from 1998. It is somewhat of a classic as “Shadows of Amn” was released for Microsoft Windows in 2000. 

Taking its cue from its predecessor, the game takes place in the Forgotten Realms, a fictitious setting. Like other Baldur’s Gate games, it is based upon the rules of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition. 

“Baldur’s Gate II” is powered by BioWare’s Infinity Engine and makes use of an isometric perspective, as well as a pausable real-time gameplay. Its gamers control a party consisting of up to six characters, one of whom is the protagonist they created, while the rest are various other characters recruited from the game’s world.

‘Borderlands 2’

Developer: Gearbox Software

Over a decade after “Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn” was introduced to gamers, “Borderlands 2,” a 2012 action RPG and first-person shooter game from Gearbox Software and 2K, was released. 

This game takes place five years after the events of the 2009 “Borderlands” game and is set on a planet called Pandora. Its story follows a new group known as Vault Hunters, who must collaborate with a resistant group called the Crimson Raiders. The Crimson Raiders comprise civilian survivors and guerrilla fighters. The goal is to defeat the oppressive and evil Handsome Jack before he even unlocks the power of a new Vault. 

Here, players can roam the in-game world, complete missions, and accomplish some side quests.

‘Dark Souls’

Developer: FromSoftware

You have also learned about “Dark Souls” from our previous stories here on PVP Live. It has to be, as it is a great game. It comes from FromSoftware, the same developer who brought you “Elden Ring,” “Bloodborne,” and “Demon’s Souls,” among others. 

“Dark Souls” happens in a dark and Medieval-inspired fantasy setting. Here, the gamer’s character fights against knights, demons, dragons, phantoms, and other monstrous or supernatural beings. Indeed, it is very dramatic.  

‘Dead Island 2’

Developer: Dambuster Studios

Ever wonder what zombies do in summer? You’ll know when you play “Dead Island 2.” Developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver, this action RPG is the sequel to the “Dead Island” game from 2011 and is the third major installment in the series. 

Set around 15 years after the events of “Deadline” and “Dead Island: Riptide,” this game places itself apart from its predecessors by taking in Los Angeles, which, in the story, has been quarantined because of a zombie outbreak. Experience the thrill by trying this game today.

‘Diablo II: Lord Of Destruction’

Developer: Blizzard North

“Diablo” is a game that reverberates in your ears, and this has an expansion pack that is truly remarkable, “Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.” 

Unlike the original expansion pack for “Diablo,” named “Hellfire,” “Lord of Destruction” is the first-party expansion Blizzard North developed. 

This game added content in the form of two new character classes and weapons, as well as the introduction of a fifth act. It also drastically revamped the gameplay of the existing “Diablo II” for both solo and multiplayer modes. It would be best if you gave this game a try, too. 

‘Elden Ring’

Developer: FromSoftware

Of course, we’ll never forget “Elden Ring.” This action RPG by FromSoftware is pretty new. It only launched in 2022. It was directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki – also known for his works such as “Bloodborne” and “Dark Souls,” and features a world provided by renowned fantasy writer George R. R. Martin. 

In “Elden Ring,” gamers play with a customizable character on a quest to mend the Elden Ring and be the new Elden Lord. The game is presented through a third-person perspective, and players can freely explore its highly interactive open world.

‘Genshin Impact’

Developer: miHoYo

If you are a gacha fan, then “Genshin Impact” is for you. Another action RPG, this game features an anime-inspired open-world setting and an action-based battle system that features elemental magic and character switching. The game is also monetized through gacha gaming mechanics. 

“Genshin Impact” is set in Teyvat, a fantasy world home to seven nations, each tied to a particular element and ruled by an archon or god. Its story revolves around The Traveler, an interstellar explorer who, at the beginning of the game, becomes dissociated from their twin sibling after the two reach Teyvat. 

Thus, The Traveler embarks on a journey across the nations of the land in search of their lost sibling. A guide named Paimon accompanies them. Along the way, they make friends with some individuals, become involved with the nations’ affairs, and start to unravel their mysteries.


Developer: Mojang Studios

Yes, though a sandbox game, “Minecraft” is also categorized as a multiplayer RPG. Here, players explore a blocky, pixelated, procedurally generated, and 3D world with virtually endless terrain. They can discover and extract raw materials, build tools and items, and construct structures, machines and earthworks. Take a look at our “Minecraft” stories here.

Multiplayer RPGs are something that you must have in your library. They are not just fulfilling to play but fun, too, as you get to enjoy these games with friends.

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