VideoGamer.com's essential Christmas and New Year buyers guide takes on gaming's best RPGs.
4. Final Fantasy XII - PS2/PS3.
Following the glut of excellent new releases towards the end of 2007, it's easy to forget that Final Fantasy XII, one of the best RPGs ever, also came out this year. For some, the move away from random battles and complete control over what actions your characters took was a sign the long-running and much-loved series was losing its edge. But for most, the changes injected a much-needed breath of fresh air into the franchise. Just don't expect a quick or simple time of it. FFXII still requires as much time and effort at FF always has.
3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Xbox 360, PS3, PC.
Oblivion is absolutely stunning - it's got some of the best graphics ever, a wonderful story and engaging quests. It's also huge. Greg spent 133 hours fishing out every last fantasy morsel out of Oblivion's sumptuous world before writing his review. As he said: "Oblivion will consume you. It'll consume your life, your performance at work will suffer and you might not see friends in weeks. With hundreds of hours of gameplay, and an unprecedented amount of quests to be completed, I couldn't possibly recommend Oblivion enough." Neither can we.