VideoGamer.com's essential Christmas and New Year buyers guide takes on gaming's best RPGs.
Welcome to a special series of VideoGamer.com's Top 10, where we bring you the essential genre by genre video game buyers' guide for Christmas and New Year. It'll run every Thursday from now until the end of the 2007/2008 holiday break, so, whether you're looking for some family video game ideas to get you through those boring Christmas get-togethers or some top sports games to spend that holiday cash on, look no further than VideoGamer.com. In the fifth of the series, we look at the Top 10 Role Playing Games. And don't forget, if you need more info on any of these titles, just click on it for a full review.
Please note: This special series of VideoGamer.com's Top 10 is a buyer's guide for Christmas 2007 and New Year 2008, and as such only includes modern titles available for the currently supported platforms. It is not a best of all time list.
10. Kingdom Hearts II - PS2/PS3.
One for those PS2 owners out there (and owners of PS3s with backwards compatibility!), Kingdom Hearts II, from Japanese developer Square Enix, is a super-cute role-playing game which fuses all that's great about Disney with all that's great about role-playing. You'll visit a number of lands from Disney movies, including themed areas from Pirates of the Caribbean, Tron, Mulan and Aladdin. You should be able to pick this one up for about £15, making it a great stocking-filler for any role-playing fan.
9. Titan Quest - PC.
Sure, this one's over a year old, but it's still a super RPG that PC-owning RPG fans are sure to get a kick out of. What's great about Titan Quest is that it can be played almost entirely with the mouse, giving it a certain charm. It's got everything you'd expect from an RPG - hordes of mythical creatures and impressive productions values. For those of you twiddling your thumbs waiting for Blizzard to pump out a sequel to Diablo, you could do a lot worse than Titan Quest. And you can pick this up with its expansion, Immortal Throne, for under a tenner.