Even with its sequel Skyrim hitting the store shelves today, Elder Scrolls fans are still playing its predecessor Oblivion – because of its vast fantasy world and the depth of its gameplay.
You can happily invest 100 hours of your precious time without even touching the main quest.
The path to the more prosaic in-game story climax involved beheading a series of opponents who spurted blood from their necks before having their lifeless bodies dragged away by a retching goblin.
Dragon Age: Origins places a heavy emphasis on your character’s background, and the decisions and repercussions of your actions reverberate throughout the ongoing story – so much so, that you can even influence who becomes king.
A truly epic RPG that blends a cocktail of customisation, magic, and cold hard steel with great depth and a polished narrative.
Baldur's Gate was a breath of Forgotten Realms air for the fantasy RPG genre.
Relying heavily on plot and dialogue, Bioware's game sees you investigating the mysterious Iron Throne organisation and defating the evil mastermind Saverok.
Often called “the game that sold the Play Station”.
"Wizard needs food badly." The sampled voice of Gauntlet's narrator rang out across video game arcades in the 1980s, but it wasn't this gimmick that kept players welded to this hack-and-slash action adventurer.Choosing from a strong warrior, stealthy rogue or powerful mage, Diablo sets you the task of traversing through 16 dungeon levels to reach the depths of Hell itself, in a bid to defeat the Lord of Terror and rid the land of his nightmare-fuelled creatures.Coupled with a solid multiplayer experience, Diablo still holds a special place in the hearts of modern-day monster bashers to this day. " Playing a ludicrously-accented hero on the most perfunctory quest imaginable – rescue your significant other from an evil wizard – this actioner doesn't win points for an original plot.In any case, when it isn't important to be precise, these terms are often used interchangeably.These terms are quite similar but carry distinct differences, as above, and there are times when they are incorrectly substituted for one another (dating sims are often referred to incorrectly as visual novels).And with plenty of spin-offs, gamers loved how Baldur's Gate took the second edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons rules to dizzy, new heights.