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RPG. This category includes games that put emphasis on progress system for a controlled character (or a group of characters) which is (are) described with many statistics. They also have a multi-plot story and quests. There are classic RPGs with turn-based combat and rules inspired by pen-and-paper RPGs (e.g. Baldur’s Gate, Fallout), action RPGs with dynamic real time combat (Dark Souls) and jRPGs – very specific titles based on Japanese style and culture, especially on manga and anime (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts). more

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Two Worlds II (X360)
Two Worlds II (X360)

RPG 09 November 2010

A sequel to 2007's Two Worlds - an RPG developed by Reality Pump. The story is set five years after the events of the original game. The land of Antaloor are ruled by the dark lord Gandohar. The protagonist is kept prisoner in a dungeon after a failed attempt to rescue his sister. Surprisingly, his old enemies, the Orcs, rescue him, offering alliance in order to liberate Antaloor. Much like in the original game, the player explores a huge, open world on foot or on horseback. The game world itself is filled with new locations, challenges and threats. Apart from the progress the series has made in terms of the visuals since the first installment, the sequel improves the combat system - more combat tactics can be applied now, for an ability to actively block enemy strikes was introduced into the game. Additionally, magic was expanded, enabling the player to combining spells together to their liking.

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (X360)
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (X360)

RPG 01 November 2011

A multiplayer-focused action role-playing game, taking place in the famous Lord of the Rings universe. The game was developed by Snowblind, creators of e.g. the console edition of the legendary Baldur's Gate. You play as a man, an elf or a dwarf, fighting the forces of Sauron and participating in the events in the norther part of Middle-Earth, happening concurrently to the main story of the Lord of the Rings novel. Depending on your chosen character, the gameplay mechanics vary slightly, and you use different abilities. The story unfolds depending on your choices, enabling us to do many sidequests. Of course, your character can level up and gain new useful abilities. The game can be completed in a three-person co-op mode or in a singleplayer mode, in which you are supported by AI-controlled party members.

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Persona 5 (X360)
Persona 5 (X360)

RPG canceled

The fifth entry in a popular jRPG series and a part of the Shin Megami Tensei series, started in 1987. As always, the developing studio is Atlus, which created the series. The plot of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 revolves around the theme of seven cardinal sins and puts us in the role of an ordinary high school student, who discovers supernatural powers in himself. The protagonist lead a normal teenager’s life during the day, solving typical school problems and interacting with schoolmates, while at night he turns into a superhero, engaging in a deadly fight against evil. In terms of game mechanics, the production follows in its predecessors' footsteps, combining features of classic jRPG games and their turn-based combat with elements of school life simulator and the, popular in Japan, visual novel genre. Graphics have been created using a new, original engine and feature a dark, though cartoonish, style.

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Game of Thrones (X360)
Game of Thrones (X360)

RPG 15 May 2012

Another attempt to recreate the universe of the popular HBO TV series (based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin) in the form of video game. This time it was created by the French studio Cyanide, known for sports games Chaos League and Blood Bowl. The result is a third-person RPG the plot of which is set in the world from the novels but tells a brand new story with fresh characters. You take part in events from the perspective of two heroes – Mors Westford from the Night's Watch and Alester who is returning to Westeros from exile. The gameplay is based mostly on classic RPG mechanics, with choosing various classes and careers and developing a character by gaining experience points. However, the developer designed an original combat system, which, unlike mechanics in typical hack’n’slash games, requires focusing on tactics and combining various actions, both offensive and defensive, in deadly sequences.

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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements (X360)
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements (X360)

RPG 12 February 2008

Another attempt at a first-person action game set in the popular Might & Magic franchise. Dark Messiah of Might & Magic was created by then-unknown development team at Arcane Studios (who later became famous thanks to the Dishonored series) for Ubisoft, who bought the rights to the IP from its previous publisher, 3DO. In Dark Messiah of Might & Magic you assume the role of Sareth, a young apprentice to the wizard Phenrig, whose mission is to prevent the coming of the eponymous Dark Messiah into the realm of Ashan. As you are exploring 12 vast locations and follow the main questline, you will fight various enemies, such as orcs, goblins, trolls, and even dragons. The authors put much emphasis on creating realistic swordplay and offered players about 40 weapons as well as several dozen offensive spells. Moreover, gameplay has been enriched with RPG elements, meaning that the protagonist gains experience and learns new abilities and spells over time. Apart from the story-based single player campaign, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic offers multiplayer for up to 20 players.

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (X360)
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (X360)

RPG 12 May 2009

A continuation to a successful cRPG from 2004. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel was created by Ascaron Interactive - a German studio popular mainly for the Port Royale series of strategy games.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (X360)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (X360)

RPG 07 February 2012

A third-person action RPG set in the universe created by the popular fantasy/sf writer, R. A. Salvatore. The game was developed by the debuting 38 Studios in cooperation with the experienced Big Huge Games, the creators of the Rise of Nations series, among others. We assume the role of a mysterious hero who was resurrected with the use of the magical Well of Souls. Our task is to uncover what powers are behind our revival and why—contrary to other inhabitants of Amalur—we have no destiny. The gameplay combines elements of an epic RPG, in which we perform subsequent quests and explore the vast world, with a dynamic combat system that somewhat resembles the one from the God of War series. Although the classical RPG mechanics are slightly simplified in the game, the developers implemented an extensive character development system that allows our character to master 60 different skills.

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Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (X360)
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (X360)

RPG 12 November 2010

Dynamic RPG action set in the realities of fantasy, by Larian Studios. In the game we play the role of the Dragon Knight, who sets off on a long journey through the land of Rivellion, full of magical characters, creatures, tasks and objects. The special edition consists of the main game and the Flames of Vengeance plugin, in which we get improved graphics, as well as an hour-long epilogue filled with new tasks, characters and treasures.

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Divinity II: Ego Draconis (X360)
Divinity II: Ego Draconis (X360)

RPG 02 October 2009

Another entry in the series of cRPG games developed by Larian Studios. The title is a sequel to the games Divine Divinity from 2002 and Beyond Divinity from 2004. Divinity II: Ego Draconis takes place in the fantasy realm of Rivellon, about 50-100 years after the events from the previous games. In the game the player assumes the role of a dragon slayer who gains the ability to transform into a dragon himself. This enables him to fly and use various dragon abilities. Contrary to the previous entries in the series, Ego Draconis is a third-person perspective action RPG focused on combat. The player can use various melee weapons and spells. Because the game is a RPG, a large part of the gameplay consists of speaking with encountered characters and completing main and side quests. The players' decisions can impact the story and define the way other characters think about them.

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Magicka (X360)
Magicka (X360)

RPG canceled

A humorous hack-and-slash in which you play the role of a young adept of the magical arts and take part in a crusade against an evil sorcerer. You will fight mainly by using various spells and enchantments, which you will be able to unlock not only by learning but also by combining different elements and objects obtained as you explore the world.

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Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance (X360)
Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance (X360)

RPG 12 November 2010

Add-on to RPG action Divinity II: Ego Draconis. The action takes place as soon as the main game is over. As a Dragon Knight, we have to face the ultimate destiny, encountering a multitude of new monsters and tasks that provide hours of gameplay. Graphic design has improved significantly compared to the basic game.

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Final Fantasy XIII (X360)
Final Fantasy XIII (X360)

RPG 09 March 2010

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R.A.W.: Realms of Ancient War (X360)
R.A.W.: Realms of Ancient War (X360)

RPG 20 September 2012

An action-focused roleplaying game inspired by the Diablo cycle. Players choose one of the classes available, such as the rogue, warrior or sorcerer, and enter a magical and adventurous fantasy land. The game consists mainly of knocking out hordes of enemies and collecting valuable items. We can do it all alone or in cooperation mode with one other player.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (X360)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (X360)

RPG 19 August 2014

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is the first expansion pack for the best-selling action RPG game, Diablo III. The add-on created by the Blizzard Entertainment’s development team has added a fifth act to the main campaign, in which Malthael, the Angel of Death, is determined to put an end to the war between celestial beings and demons; the Black Stone binding Diablo’s soul is supposed to help him achieve this goal. The expansion also introduces a new playable character – Crusader – and raises the limit of character’s experience level to 70. In addition, the creators decided to modify the loot system; now we find it less often, but it is more valuable and better suited to a particular hero. Some changes have also been introduced to the visuals, making them much darker than in the original version of the game.

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Fable Anniversary (X360)
Fable Anniversary (X360)

RPG 04 February 2014

A refreshed version of the legendary RPG by Peter Molyneux, created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the original Fable game. The remake is based on the expanded version called Fable: The Lost Chapters which debuted in 2005. Developers from Lionhead focused mostly on improving the graphics to fit modern HD standards and introducing many improvements of the gameplay mechanics. The player takes the role of a small boy who witnesses the death of his closest ones during a bandit raid on his family village. Adopted by a member of the legendary Hero Guild, he trains and becomes stronger in order to have his revenge on the bandits. During the game the protagonist changes from a small, helpless boy into a true hero. In addition to the main plot, the developers also created many side quests and various additional activities that are gradually unraveled as the player progress in the game. The protagonist can act in good or bad way and his actions will impact the attitude of non-playable characters towards him.

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Dungeon Siege III (X360)
Dungeon Siege III (X360)

RPG 17 June 2011

Dungeon Siege III is the third installment in the best-selling hack'n'slash series started in 2002 by Gas Powered Games. This time, however, the game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment, creators of Neverwinter Nights 2 and Fallout: New Vegas. The story begins 150 years after the events of the previous game. Our job is to bring balance to the kingdom of Ehb by restoring the legendary Tenth Legion that once kept guard over the country. There are four character classes available, each of them having their own abilities and combat styles. The plot is quite linear, but our decisions have visible impact on how it turns out. Dungeon Siege III is the first game in the series that was released on consoles, which can be seen in the game's visuals and controls. The game also offers a co-op mode for up to four players for the first time in the history of the Dungeon Siege series.

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Lost Odyssey (X360)
Lost Odyssey (X360)

RPG 12 February 2008

Lost Odyssey is a new project by Japanese author Hironobu Sakaguchi, the father of the cult Final Fantasy series. This product is one of two (besides Blue Dragon) debut electronic-entertainment projects of Mistwalker studio, founded by the aforementioned visionary from the country of samurai.

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Overlord (X360)
Overlord (X360)

RPG 26 June 2007

An action game with RPG features. The title was developed by Triumph Studios. The player is taken to a classic fantasy world. However, contrary to the typical genre tropes, this time they assume the role of a lord of darkness. The main character’s greatest wish is to take over the world. Hordes of minions with various abilities are helping them in achieving this goal. In Overlord the player is fighting legions of opponents by sending his small, brave, but very stupid followers to a certain death. They are for example very effective when it comes to triggering explosives, but if needed they can also jump into a fire or down a cliff. Although the game is filled with unique humor and a bit tongue-in-cheek, it also contains a bar that represents the corruption level of the protagonist. The player can transform the protagonist into a true evil lord. However he can also change him into a lord protector, for example by helping the citizens of a besieged city. The title has nice looking, colorful graphics that use a slightly cartoonish style.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)

RPG 04 March 2014

A cRPG game based on the popular adult animated TV series South Park. South Park: The Stick of Truth was co-developed by Obsidian Entertainment and the creators of the original animated series – Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The player assumes the role of a kid who, together with his parents, just moved in to the titular town and tries to win his peers’ sympathy. Shared LARP (Live Action Role Playing), in which Cartman and his friends take part, gives the hero a chance to prove himself. The plot of South Park: The Stick of Truth is filled to capacity with absurd humor and references to popular culture. The creators applied elements of classic cRPG mechanics, like character classes, turn-based combat, gaining experience, and reaching higher levels. The production features cartoon-like graphics.

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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (X360)
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (X360)

RPG 16 March 2010

An official expansion for the bestselling RPG game Dragon Age: Origins created by BioWare. The story of the expansion starts a few months after the events that occurred in the basic game. The protagonist is tasked with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens which was decimated during the great Battle of Ostagar. What makes the quest harder is the fact that, despite the defeat of the powerful archdemon, the dark forces did not return underground and remain a threat for the whole Ferelden. In Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening the player can visit a previously unavailable realm called Amaranthine, encounter never before seen beasts and obtain new specializations, talents, skills and spells. Five new characters and the dwarf Oghren known from the basic game can join the player’s party. One can play the expansion by importing his character from the basic game or by creating a completely new one which will automatically gain the required experience level.

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Overlord II (X360)
Overlord II (X360)

RPG 23 June 2009

A sequel to the unusual action game with RPG features, that was developed by Triumph Studios. Similarly to its predecessor, in this game the player assumes the role of an antihero who wants to become a dark lord. However, an evil empire inspired by Roman Empire is standing in his way. The protagonist must conquer various kingdoms in order to eliminate his opponents. In Overlord II the player once more controls not only the main character, but his minions as well. The minions gained some new abilities, including the ability to ride various creatures, assemble into military formations and destroy the surrounding objects. This time the player participates in a war on a much greater scale than in first entry in the series. The game features catchy graphics that use a slightly cartoonish visual style.

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Sacred 3 (X360)
Sacred 3 (X360)

RPG 01 August 2014

The third installment of the popular fantasy RPG series. Lord Zane, the ruler of the Ashen Empire, plans to obtain a legendary artifact called the Heart of Ancaria and rule the world with his allied demons. Only a group of four mighty warriors can stop him. The game was developed by Keen Games.

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Ascend: Hand of Kul (X360)
Ascend: Hand of Kul (X360)

RPG 25 September 2013

Ascend: New Gods is an action-RPG game whose action has been set in the reality of fantasy. According to an ancient prophecy in the world of Ascend, the reign of the Titans came to an end. However, each of the three new gods wants to take over power. The player directs the hero's actions in the service of one of the disputed deities. The title was produced by Signal Studios development team.

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (X360)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (X360)

RPG 23 April 2013

An expanded version of the third-person action RPG, initially released in 2012, developed exclusively for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by Capcom. The action takes place in a vast fantasy world filled with a myriad of mythical creatures. The protagonist is a chosen one who comes back to life, after having been killed by a dragon, to slay his murdered and uncover the truth about his own identity. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, apart from the story campaign featured in the original, offers an additional adventure set in a completely new location, the cursed island of Bitterblack. In addition to a number of new quests, the production introduces a third skill level in character development, lots of new equipment, as well as new enhancements and modification methods. The game is complemented by all minor DLCs that came out after the launch of the basic version. Furthermore, the developers have improved several gameplay mechanics, which translates into an even better gaming experience.

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