10 Best Video Game RPGs Of 2014

Other genres may have fallen short, but role-players reigned supreme.

Coming into 2014, it was obvious it was going to be a very good year for fans of the RPG, thanks to a busy slate. Big franchises like Diablo and Dragon Age were making returns, but there were also some new kids on the block to meet in the form of Divinity: Original Sin. Any fears of the genre potentially fading away were quickly dismissed, as it showcased an incredible variety of games that proved the diversity of the genre. Original Sin proved that there's still some life left in the old girl, combining old-school atmosphere with some new-school technology, meanwhile, veterans like Dragon Age and Diablo came out swinging with some absolutely stellar releases that continued to set the standard for the genre. And not only that, it was also the year of some off-kilter RPG's that no one was expecting too, as games like South Park: The Stick Of Truth and Child Of Light showed that you never know quite what to expect from the genre. RPGs continued to prove that they're the workhorse of video games overall, putting out an impressive collection of releases that were unlike anything else you played in 2014. It outpaced every other genre by proving its depth and flexibility, providing an inspiring slew of games that fans are certain to still be playing in 2015.

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