Top 10 Best RPGs of 2013

Best Role Playing Games 2013: If you thought RPGs released this year were good, wait till you see the RPGs of 2013.

Best Role Playing Games 2013

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Update: We've added Dark Souls 2 and removed Dragon Age 3. The latter title is only slated for a 2014 release. Dark Souls 2 has a rightful place on this list—read on and find out why we think so.

Death and taxes aren’t the only two things certain in this life, as 2013 will be a fantastic year for roleplaying games—and that much is certain.

It saw the release of Mass Effect 3—a good end to a fantastic trilogy; The Witcher 2 on the Xbox 360 showed that the PC isn’t the only platform out there capable of hosting RPGs of the “thematically rich” and “complex” varieties; Dark Souls gave us a challenge unlike any other; Dishonored—not quite an RPG of the traditional variety, allowed us to have an impact on the world through our actions, with the freedom to choose how we went about it; and Diablo III was out after a decade of heavy anticipation. Not content with giving us just one action RPG to play with, Runic Games released Torchlight II, its sequel to one of the best spiritual successors to the Diablo series ever made. Tactical RPGs were not left out in the cold, as 2012 also saw the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a game that’s every bit as good as the original XCOM and then some.

In spite of this year’s releases, there’s no such thing as having too many good role-playing games. Thankfully, game developers and publishers alike have promised to release another round of fantastic RPGs in the year to come. 2013 promises to offer even more great role-playing games. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of the ten RPGs we want to play the most—and these are just the tip of what the year has in store.