Top Xbox 360 Role Playing Games of All Time
The PS3/Xbox 360 era was a great time for role playing games. Fans were truly spoiled with some of the new IP that arrived over the console’s life cycle. Whether you liked the soul-crushingly difficult, the eye-meltingly beautiful or the heart-wrenching narratives, there was something to be played.
Unfortunately some of the generation’s best offerings suffered on Sony’s console. Skyrim was a notorious mess on PS3, giving players a less-than optimal experience of one of the best games of all time. Fallout: New Vegas also suffered, it seems that Bethesda is most certainly full of Xbox fans.
The Mass Effect trilogy eventually made it’s way to PlayStation 3, and continued to be an amazing collection of some of the finest space exploration in video games (we’re not going to discuss the controversial ending again, sorry).
With so many great RPGs to choose from, how did we narrow down our list and choose the favourites? Find out below.
Dawnguard is considerably better than most of Bethesda's recent Fallout 3 DLC, but you'll be sorely disappointed if you go in expecting to find Skyrim's version of Bloodmoon or The Shivering Isles.
As Mass Effect 3's first post-release chunk of single-player downloadable content, Leviathan leaves a bittersweet taste.
This mesmerising harmony of pastel colours and peerless audio is without doubt one of the 360's most significant RPGs, and it is essential for fans of the genre.
The quality of the main quests is beyond dispute. If you’re a Fallout fan with 800 points to spare, there’s really no reason not to pick this up.
Dragon Age enthusiasts should consider Awakening an essential purchase. It offers more of the same - no bad thing - in a great value package.
Molyneux's fervent quest for accessibility might alienate some core gamers, but even the most cynical of critics would struggle to suppress a smile while playing Fable III.
Torchlight proves to be one the perfect students of the genre.
Dark Souls isn't a game you play for fun. It's something you do to say you've done; like running a marathon or climbing Everest. You won't enjoy it like you will other games, but you won't forget it.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is not a watershed for the genre, nor is it a return to the franchise's glory days.
Reckoning is a workmanlike interpretation of what makes an RPG tick, placing a spotlight on all the right mechanics and features that most titles struggle to perfect.