RPG archive

  • Best iPad games: RPG
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    Best iPad games: RPG

    By 7 September 2012

    The best iPad RPGs are the kind of top iPad apps that will make you forget you ever had a games console at all. There may not be the 10 years of gameplay that an Elder Scrolls adventure can provide but, trust us, these things will suck your spare time...

  • Game of Thrones RPG screens and in-depth preview
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    Game of Thrones RPG screens and in-depth preview

    By 25 April 2012

    Any thought that developer Cyanide has jumped on the bandwagon with the Game of Thrones video game should be left at the full stop of this sentence. It’s been in production for over three years - long before HBO ever got the rights to make the now hit...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Dragon's Lair review (Android & iOS)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Dragon's Lair review (Android & iOS)

    By 8 December 2011

    One of the oldest games in the business is now available to play on just about all of the world’s smartphones. At 28 years of age and counting this, at the time, ground-breaking animated role-play adventure has still just about got it and at the least...

  • Dead Island review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Dead Island review

    By 12 September 2011

    With the best part of a million views on YouTube, the trailer for Dead Island has whipped zombie enthusiasts into a minor frenzy of expectation. That anticipation is piqued further by the game’s intro, a thinly veiled tribute to The Prodigy’s Smack...

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings review

    By 27 May 2011

    By anyone’s standards, The Witcher 2 is the best fantasy RPG of the last few years. It is more polished than Dragon Age, more expansive than Dragon Age 2 and in a different league to Risen, Two Worlds II and Gothic 4. It has a strong story, a fascinating...

  • Torchlight (XBLA) review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Torchlight (XBLA) review

    By 23 March 2011

    It’s House Party time on the Xbox 360 and everyone’s invited - well, anyone with an Xbox and subscription to the Live service, that is. Fortunately, it’s the kind of party where you don’t actually have to speak to anyone and can just sit down...

  • Fallout: New Vegas review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Fallout: New Vegas review

    By 19 October 2010

    Following in the footsteps of any successful game can be a tricky task, especially one as much-loved as Fallout 3. However, that is the task that developers Obsidian and publishers Bethesda have given themselves. Much hyped, much anticipated - we get...

  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies review

    By 26 July 2010

    It's almost traditional to start a Dragon Quest review by contrasting the enormous popularity of the series in Japan, where it's a phenomenon on the scale of Star Wars or Harry Potter; with its reception over here, where it's never found the mass appeal...

  • Demon's Souls - PS3   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Demon's Souls - PS3 review

    By 6 July 2010

    Demon's Souls has spent a year or so developing a fanatical cult following in the US and Japan, and while not everyone will understand why, those who do are in for a treat. This is not a game that inspires lukewarm feelings. If it grabs you, it becomes...

  • Final Fantasy XIII - PS3   review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 review

    By 10 March 2010

    With Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix can lay claim to a long list of magnificent achievements. There's no question that this is the most stunning looking example of a Japanese RPG on the market, taking the series trademark mix of high-fantasy and glossy...

  • Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360 review

    By 3 February 2010

    Mass Effect was a triumph on so many levels that it's almost churlish to point at the few areas where it fell short. Bioware took a major risk in trying to fuse its classic RPG style with a more action-oriented experience, yet for the most part the gamble...

  • VIDEO: Dungeons and Dragons on Microsoft Surface
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    VIDEO: Dungeons and Dragons on Microsoft Surface

    By 22 October 2009

    A team of students at Carnegie Mellon University has developed a Dungeons & Dragons application for Microsoft Surface. It's a little like a printed out map, but completely interactive and able to recognise items placed on top. It can then calculate line-of-sight,...

  • Top five PSP games to have in your collection
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    Top five PSP games to have in your collection

    By 29 September 2009

    With the PSP Go inches from the shelves and few first-timers about to get stuck in, we thought it be best to give you five ways to spend your spondoolics with maximum satisfaction. There's more games on the PlayStation store than you can shake a tree...

  • Fighting Fantasy books coming to iPhone
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    Fighting Fantasy books coming to iPhone

    By 28 August 2009

    The Fighting Fantasy range of gamebooks, which were an introduction to the world of fantasy for thousands of kids in the 80s and 90s, are coming to the iPhone. The founder of the series, Ian Livingstone, confirmed earlier in the month that they'd be arriving...

  • VIDEO: Final Fantasy XIII trailer released
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    VIDEO: Final Fantasy XIII trailer released

    By 30 January 2009

    Square Enix has released a new Final Fantasy XIII trailer that will give FF fans a sneak peek into what they can expect from the next instalment in the series. The trailer shows a mixture of cinematic sequences as well as some gameplay footage too, which...

  • New Final Fantasy game won't hit Europe until 2010
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    New Final Fantasy game won't hit Europe until 2010

    By 16 January 2009

    Gamers outside of Japan will not be seeing Final Fantasy XIII until April 2010 at the earliest. The news was confirmed in a press release, and attributed to Square Enix president Yoichi Wada. Japanese gamers can still expect to see the game in 2009 as...

  • Fable II "Knothole Island" DLC coming 13 January
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    Fable II "Knothole Island" DLC coming 13 January

    By 9 January 2009

    Lionhead Studios has announced it will be releasing new DLC for Fable II on 13 January. Senior programmer Jonathan Shaw and fellow members of the team hint at what we can expect from the new episode in the latest instalment of Lionhead Studios' video...

  • PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008
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    PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

    By 7 January 2009

    PETA has taken a break from slamming video games for their poor treatment of animals, to single out Xbox 360's Fable 2 for being 2008's "most animal-friendly game". At PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards the organisation described Fable 2 as a "vegetarian's...

  • The Last Remnant - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    The Last Remnant - Xbox 360 review

    By 4 December 2008

    What is it with these Japanese RPG’s and their strangely unsuitable names? Look back towards what most consider the ultimate JRPG series, the Final Fantasy games, and ponder just why Square decided to call them FINAL Fantasy. Final? Considering the...

  • Ascaron teams with Nobilis for new RPG, King's Bounty: The Legend
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    Ascaron teams with Nobilis for new RPG, King's Bounty: The Legend

    By 3 December 2008

    Ascaron Entertainment, the developer behind the Sacred game series, has announced a new RPG in partnership with Lyon-based publisher Nobilis. King's Bounty: The Legend is a knight saga that is described as a mixture between "role-playing adventure and...

  • Ascaron releases hefty Sacred 2 patch
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    Ascaron releases hefty Sacred 2 patch

    By 1 December 2008

    A patch for PC RPG Sacred 2 has been released by Ascaron, and it's a pretty hefty one. Version 2.31.0 will need 620MB and introduces a number of additions including ten new bosses and a new level of detail for better performance. Other changes you might...

  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - DS review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - DS review

    By 18 November 2008

    Sonic the hedgehog returns to the DS for more hero action, but should you drop everything and get ready to save the day? We getting tapping the stylus to find out. Knuckles has been kidnapped, you're holiday has been cut short, shock horror -what's a...

  • Phantasy Star and Mega Man installments for Virtual Console
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    Phantasy Star and Mega Man installments for Virtual Console

    By 14 November 2008

    Two installments of best-loved action and adventures series' Mega Man and Phantasy Star form this week's Virtual Console update. If you've enjoyed the recently released Mega Man 9, why not go way back to Mega Man 3 and master that as well? In the year...

  • Atari dates pre-Christmas games
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    Atari dates pre-Christmas games

    By 4 November 2008

    Atari has released dates for all its games we can expect before Christmas. Alone in the Dark: Inferno for the PS3 will eventually see release on 14th November, some six months after its launch on Xbox 360 back in May. The game has had the "Inferno" added...

  • Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London
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    Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

    By 27 October 2008

    Namco Bandai has confirmed it will be closing all servers for online RPG Hellgate: London, on 31st January 2009. The future of the game, which is coming up to the first anniversary of its release on October 31st, became unclear after its developer Flagship...