Best Role Playing Games of 2014
We’ve listened to your complaints and removed Destiny from this list because it’s simply not much of an RPG despite all of its touted features prior to the game’s release. In addition, we’ve updated this list to include two genuine RPGs, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Wasteland 2.
The RPG is one of the most prominent video game genres around, surpassed only by the likes of the first-person shooter and the MOBA.
Thankfully, even first-person shooters can be RPGs these days as games skirt the boundaries of genres without so much as giving a fuck about what these genres are supposed to entail.
With that in mind, the year of 2014 is filled with RPGs that we are sorely looking forward to playing, some of which happen to be along the action-y side of things, which cause us to outright question the very definition of what an RPG means.
We'll leave these debates to those who care and take a look instead at the role-playing games and games with strong RPG elements worth playing this coming year.
Without further ado, here are our most wanted role-playing games of 2014.
#10 Banner Saga
Come for the vikings, stay for the art. The Banner Saga is a fun and just simply beautiful tactical RPG that has you take command of a horde of vikings out to slay other vikings. Between the slaying of dudes wearing funny furry outfits, the player goes around and buys stuff for their viking horde (people can starve) and also make (or lose) new allies. It’s a game that offers a surprising amount of breadth for a title that seemed this focused.
Platform: PC and Mac