Prior to this generation, Western-developed RPGs were rarities on consoles. They were far more common with the PS3 and Xbox 360. So now the genre is finding a whole new legion of fans. This week we're listing ten RPGs that you might want to consider for a range of reasons.
If your favourite RPG isn't here be sure to let us know in the comments below!
The Witcher 2 - We'll kick things off with one of the finest RPGs ever made. The original The Witcher was a good game, but a little limited in terms of execution. No such challenges for the sequel. From start to finish this is an adult, intelligent RPG of the kind that will delight new fans and veterans alike. It also happens to be the best example of how to adapt a novel into a video game. Given the novel is a Polish fantasy epic, you may as well just play the game.
Skyrim - It's impossible to avoid Skyrim if you're interested in the western RPG genre. It doesn't matter that it has plenty of bugs because the overall vision of the game is so strong that it is an endlessly immersive experience nonetheless. What Skyrim does especially well is build a massive world for players, with new adventures opening up to them around literally every corner. This game manages so many stories and side distractions that it is almost impossible to see everything the game has to offer.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - This game wasn't quite as great as it should have been, but it is still essential for RPG fans. A large open world filled with sidequests, fast, fluid combat and a lovely art style as well as interesting plot created something that players could enjoy for weeks on end. Unfortunately it's a touch on the easy side, but aside from that this is a game that was made with the dedicated RPG fan in mind.