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.
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.
Dragon's Dogma (X360)
RPG 22 May 2012
A sandbox action RPG developed by Capcom. The player assumes the role of a chosen one whose heart had been torn out by a dragon. The protagonist somehow staved off death and embarked on a challenging journey to uncover the truth about himself and his destiny. As befits a true action RPG, the gameplay of Dragon’s Dogma is based on exploration, questing, and fighting. In combat, we will face many legendary beasts such as hydras, griffons, or harpies. As we progress, the protagonist gains experience which allows him to develop the skills he possesses and acquire new ones. The spectacular visuals of Dragon’s Dogma are generated by the MT Framework engine that Capcom has previously used in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Lost Planet 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Worlds (X360)
RPG 23 August 2007
An action RPG set in a fantasy universe, developed by Polish studio Reality Pump, previously known for its RTS series Earth. The story of Two Worlds is set in the realm of Antaloor, where a long-lasting peace gets disturbed when a mysterious temple is found, assumed to be the tomb of the god of war Aziraal. Upon learning about that, hordes of orcs launch a bloody crusade against those who desecrate the tomb of their former leader. In Two Worlds you play as a mercenary who must find 5 pieces of a mysterious artifact, which is in fact the key to the demon’s tomb, in order to save his sister from kidnappers. The gameplay is, to a large extent, non-linear and the virtual world keeps changing depending on the player’s actions. The developers have also implemented a unique magic system and unlimited character progression. When it comes to scale, Two Worlds doesn't fall behind the third installment in the Gothic series or The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Blue Dragon (X360)
RPG 24 August 2007
Blue Dragon is one of two epic RPG positions prepared by Japanese Mistwalkeri studio. The project, supported by the creator of manga and anime, Akira Toriyama, was released by Microsoft.
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.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard (X360)
RPG 26 June 2012
The first large story expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the fifth installment in the cult RPG series developed by Bethesda. The expansion called Dawnguard focuses its story on the return of a powerful vampire lord – Harkon - who intends to cover the sun by using an Elder Scroll and a mythical weapon, and bring eternal darkness to the world. The titular order of vampire hunters is standing in his way. The main protagonist of the game must temporarily take a break from hunting dragons in order to join one side of the conflict. Depending on the choice, new paths open before the protagonist – he can transform into a vampire or he can gain access to interesting weapons and spells. In addition to new areas to explore, new quests to complete and new enemies to defeat, the expansion introduces the possibility to fight on horseback, the option to change the look of the protagonist and new skill trees, which – what’s interesting – aren’t assigned for experience points, but for killing opponents who have them.
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.
RPG 09 March 2011
A very well-made hack-and-slash game, created by a small studio Runic Games, whose members contributed to such productions as Hellgate London, Mythos or the Diablo franchise. The story begins in the eponymous village of Torchlight, under which large deposits of a magical ore called ember have been discovered. However, the sudden mining boom resulted in another discovery, this time of a great evil lurking underground. This is where the protagonist steps in. You choose from three character classes: Alchemist, Destroyer and Vanquisher. Every class has branched development options and a unique fighting style. The character is accompanied by an animal follower, which helps you with fighting and can carry your items. Like a proper RPG, Torchlight features dynamic real-time combat utilizing the isometric view. The defeated foes drop large quantities of money and useful items, which can be equipped by the protagonist. The visuals are similar to those of Diablo III, although they are slightly more “sugary.”
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.
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.
Kingdom Under Fire II (X360)
A fantasy real-time strategy with cRPG elements. Kingdom Under Fire II is set in a fantasy realm called Bersia, where three conflicted factions – Human Alliance (elves and humans), Dark Legion (orcs and ogres) and Encablossa (mutants and monsters) – wage a bloody war against one another. The player takes command of one of the conflicted sides and tries to turn the tide in their favor. While the Blueside’s production lets you play solo in a story-driven campaign, the game’s main asset is its expansive, MMO-inspired multiplayer mode, including such elements as e.g. social features.
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.
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.
Alpha Protocol (X360)
RPG 28 May 2010
An espionage action game with distinct RPG elements, developed by Obsidian Entertainment. The player assumes the role of Michael Thorton – a secret agent whose main task is to unravel a conspiracy that threatens the political balance of the entire world. During his adventure, the main protagonist visits different parts of the globe (such as Rome, Moscow, and Taipei), and the task he has been assigned requires him to make difficult decisions, resulting in measurable results later on. In Alpha Protocol: The Espionage RPG the action is presented from a third-person perspective. Key gameplay aspects are the conversations with NPCs that one can handle in three ways (aggressive, professional, and suave) – the approach taken by the player has a direct effect on the interlocutors’ behavior and might result in either acquiring new friends or severing relations with a given organization. Depending on the chosen specialty, missions can be executed in a number of different ways – nothing stands in the player’s way to initiate shootouts; however, it is also worth considering to sneak past enemies and take them down from surprise. As the story progresses, Michael makes use of a constantly growing number of both active and passive skills. Moreover, for each achievement one receives additional perks, which offer stat bonuses and additional experience. The character development system is well complimented with diversified equipment comprising armor, weapons, and gadgets.
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.
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.
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.
Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues (X360)
RPG 19 July 2011
Old World Blues is an addition to the post-nuclear game Fallout: New Vegas. The expansion offers new tasks to perform, related to the Think Tank group of scientists, as well as a new area to visit, consisting of a research centre, canyons, laboratories, etc. There are also unknown opponents, including mutated animals after brain lobotomy or atomic robots.
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan (X360)
RPG 28 August 2012
A major expansion for the third installment in the cult RPG series Mass Effect, created by BioWare. Action of the DLC takes places during the war and concentrates on the eponymous mythical creature, known as the Leviathan of Dis, supposedly able to destroy a Reaper. Such powerful ally would be priceless in the fight against the Reapers so commander Shepard decides to verify the rumors and try to find Leviathan. In the quest-line provided by the expansion you have an occasion to explore some unknown star systems and visit four new locations, where you can, for example, operate a deep sea diving mech. You have also two new weapons at your disposal: the AT-12 Raider shotgun and the M-55 Argus assault rifle. Moreover, Mass Effect 3: Leviathan offers a new skill for commander Shepard and a lot of new lore information concerning the origin of the Reapers.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (X360)
A role-playing game with tower defense elements by indie studio Neocore Games. The protagonist is the son son of the famous professor Abraham Van Helsing (the vampire hunter from Bram Stoker's novel), who is asked by his father to travel to Eastern Europe to free the people of Borgovia from the tyranny of the mad scientist Fulmigati. When he's fighting hordes of rats, goblins, and mechanical soldiers, he's supported by Borgovia's mythical creatures. The gameplay is typical for a hack'n'slash game with dynamic battle sequences and isometric view. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing features several kinds of single player and multiplayer modes.