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AlundraWhat? An action RPG starring an elf?! I've never heard of such a thing!06/16/08
Arc the Lad CollectionIt's definitely got the packaging... but is it really the whole package?06/15/07
Breath of Fire IIIBreath of Fire III marks many steps forward in the series while maintaining its foundations.08/05/14
Breath of Fire IVSticking with the series' traditions, Breath of Fire IV keeps gameplay simple while offering a touching story04/20/10
Chocobo RacingA trip down memory lane... or rather a race down memory circuit.01/29/09
Chrono CrossIgnore the haters. This journey through time is timeless.03/22/10
Final Fantasy AnthologyThey may look old, but they sure as hell don't play old.01/03/08
Final Fantasy IX Square really outdid themselves, kupo!07/05/06
Final Fantasy OriginsWhy don't we be honest, folks?05/07/06
Final Fantasy VII I'm not tagging along, I just think this game rules.10/30/06
Final Fantasy VIII "Boy Meets World" meets "Star Trek."12/20/06
GaleriansWe are all on drugs, yeah.08/14/06
Guardian's CrusadeA precious RPG01/02/07
Incredible CrisisImpeccable! Immaculate! Innovative! ...INCREDIBLE!05/21/06
Jade Cocoon: Story of the TamamayuPretty and innovative.03/24/08
Kartia: The Word of FateKartia is wonderful. It totally qualifies as a great game.06/01/06
Parasite EveSquare's unusual foray into survival horror sticks with the developer's RPG roots while breaking cinematic ground.03/23/17
Saiyuki: Journey WestHow does Sa Gojo get away with that hairdo?03/12/08
Shadow MadnessKeerg's blood! Shadow Madness is the weirdest and easiest RPG I've ever played!05/06/11
Silhouette MirageMega Man on shrooms02/13/07
Speed PunksA total rip-off... but does that mean it's not fun?12/21/06
Star Ocean: The Second StoryAn ocean of fun things to do05/30/06
The Legend of DragoonLegend of Dragoon is more worthy of a comparison to Shadow Madness than Final Fantasy VII. In other words, it is awful.07/30/14
Valkyrie Profile Divine06/15/06
Wild ARMs 2Wild ARMs 2 is an excellent example of an RPG done just right. I really miss the good old days.04/18/12

PlayStation 2

Breath of Fire: Dragon QuarterDragon Quarter is a modest RPG that is full of smart ideas and a heartfelt story.12/17/13
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VIIVincent returns... without the Active Time Bar.08/17/06
Final Fantasy X Tidus's story is one you will never forget.08/22/06
Final Fantasy XIIConveying atmosphere, heart, and tons of RPG greatness, Final Fantasy XII is another masterpiece in the series.09/17/07
Galerians: AshFind the key, run around, blow up some heads... Yeah, good times...12/14/05
God of WarAction-platforming done right?02/12/07
God of War IIKratos continues his destructive adventure with the same basic blueprint as before.10/12/09
Guitar HeroRock out *****es!01/16/07
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80sI want my MTV!!! And a refund!!!07/25/07
Guitar Hero IIIt's just more of the same.... YAY!!!02/26/07
ICOSilent beauty01/11/07
Jak 3Mimics much of what made Jak II so great while weakly trying to mask its unoriginality with, um, lots of sand.08/23/11
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor LegacySCEA's PS2 mega-hit relies on mass collecting to maximize platforming.11/04/09
Jak IIThe Jak series changes from a basic platformer to a GTA-inspired action-fest.01/04/10
Kingdom HeartsA nerd's seven-year-old wet dream.01/02/07
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under PressureGet up and get this game.05/30/07
Okage: Shadow KingA quiet boy and his obnoxious shadow make this otherwise frustrating RPG worth playing.03/23/17
Shadow HeartsA dark horse among standard RPGs, Shadow Hearts stays true to the formula but still stands strong.05/05/16
Shadow Hearts: CovenantCovenant is a masterpiece, with a strong cast and hysterical writing to support its captivating gameplay.02/09/17
Shadow of the ColossusListen to the hype, NOT the hate. Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most rewarding and emotional experiences in gaming.12/16/10
The Mark of KriClever gameplay, but "clever" doesn't always mean "fun."03/26/07
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double AgentWho's fault?03/28/07
Valkyrie Profile 2: SilmeriaDivine... to a fault.05/06/14
Wild Arms 3Wild Arms 2.506/12/06
Wild Arms 4Bold changes for a great series work out for the better in Wild Arms 4.04/18/11
Wild ARMs 5Wild Arms 5 is the best way to conclude our time on Filgaia--it is both a tribute to the series' history and an amazing RPG in its own right.02/18/14

PlayStation 3

Alpha ProtocolIt's surprising that "more like Beta Protocol amirite" hasn't become a running joke.02/06/12
Beyond: Two SoulsWe're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year...10/15/13
Devil May Cry HD CollectionThe Devil May Cry trilogy is lazily upgraded to HD while retaining its unfortunate design choices.03/18/14
Enchanted ArmsEnchanted Arms is an RPG that stars a complete idiot. I wouldn't have it any other way.07/14/16
Enslaved: Odyssey to the WestEnslaved is an emotional journey set in a fascinating world... Oh yeah, it's also a videogame.04/02/12
FolkloreFolklore is a true wonder--it offers two awesome protagonists, over 100 wacky beasts to tame, and a fantastical yet eerie mystery.08/07/13
God of War IIIOkay, okay, I'll admit it. God of War 3 is epic.05/21/12
Heavenly SwordHeavenly Sword is a beautiful action game that pairs emotional storytelling with strategic combat.06/16/14
Heavy RainQuantic Dream's ambitious PS3-exclusive follows almost exactly in the footsteps of 2005's Indigo Prophecy.08/07/12
Jet Set RadioJet Set Radio remains a true work of art in its HD port, but its awful controls remain as well.05/07/14
JourneyThere is no way to accurately "review" Journey, as it is more a metaphor on life than an actual videogame.01/30/14
L.A. NoireRockstar's riskiest game yet takes us to a post-war Los Angeles, where corruption and mystery abound.03/31/14
MaliciousMalicious is a thrilling action experience that only reaches half its potential.07/24/14
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchNi No Kuni is a traditional monster-taming RPG with a gorgeous Studio Ghibli coat of paint.07/30/14
Papo & YoPapo & Yo is an unforgettable coming of age story that puts heart before all else. Gameplay snobs need not apply.08/19/14
PlayStation All-Stars Battle RoyaleBroken, glitchy and incomplete, the worst part of PSASBR is that it keeps you hooked.04/29/13
RageAfter experiencing the sum of its parts, it is easy to understand why Rage is everything but its own game.12/11/12
Rayman LegendsRayman Legends is yet another ingenious platformer starring our favorite limbless hero.08/27/14
Remember MeRemember Me has the best intentions for its players and, despite its flaws, is worth it in the end.11/04/16
Resident Evil 5Capcom sacrifices what its beloved franchise is known for to bring in newer gameplay elements.01/04/10
Resonance of FateYou go into it expecting fully ripe grapes, but all you get are raisins.07/03/14
Spec Ops: The LineThe Line purposefully obeys its genre's conventions in its pervading social commentary.09/21/14
The Last of UsNaughty Dog's capitalizing on the zombie trend proves memorable, though it seems many gamers' expectations have clouded their vision.06/28/13
The Unfinished SwanGiant Sparrow's "first-person painter" is a marvel; one that gamers of all ages should experience.10/11/13
Thomas Was AloneThomas WAS alone, but he is soon joined by a witty narrator and some adorable, rectangular friends.07/16/14
Tomb RaiderSixteen years later but going back to the beginning, this Tomb Raider reboot is meant to be played with heart, mind and instinct.02/02/15
Uncharted 2: Among ThievesEnough of this frivolity, kids. Uncharted 2 is a masterpiece.06/14/12
Uncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionNathan Drake's PS3 trilogy ends with some of its most memorable and emotional moments. It is hard to accept that this is the last Uncharted.07/19/12
Uncharted: Drake's FortuneDrake's Fortune is the perfect showcase for what the PS3 is capable of.02/27/12
VanquishA cool set of armor may be Vanquish's most compelling feature, but even its other attributes make it a truly great action game.01/28/13


Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost MemoriesAlthough it is littered with tedium, unraveling this strange mystery is definitely worth your while..08/23/11
Arc Rise FantasiaArc Rise Fantasia is a conformist RPG in many ways, but its battle system will keep you hooked.06/10/14
Art Style: light traxA unique racing experience that requires more memorization than skill.04/20/11
Art Style: ORBIENTChill out and be challenged in this clever WiiWare title.08/25/10
Bit.Trip BeatYou'll be bit.tripping balls.01/11/10
Bit.Trip CoreA fresh new concept in the Bit.Trip series, Core is just as engrossing as its predecessor.02/12/10
Bit.Trip FateI'm in awe, I'm entertained, I'm challenged... But more than anything, I'm thankful. Bit.Trip is back.11/08/10
Bit.Trip FluxA beautiful conclusion to a fantastic musical journey.04/11/11
Bit.Trip RunnerRather than make its immense challenge fun, Runner makes the challenge both a bore and a frustration.06/01/10
Bit.Trip VoidThe Bit.Trip series advances from addicting rhythm gameplay to moving a ball around the screen.02/16/10
Bully: Scholarship EditionJimmy Hopkins delivers.12/03/13
Conduit 2High Voltage improved nearly everything for this sequel, but compared to all the other great FPS's out there that's not saying much.06/02/11
Cursed MountainA heartbreaking sibling rivalry, a chilling setting and an artfully slow pace hold up this otherwise clunky survival-horror game.01/07/13
Dead Space: ExtractionAn insane sci-fi/horror experience, Dead Space: Extraction is a true on-rails tour de force.06/07/10
Disaster: Day of CrisisOne hell of a day, one hell of a game.01/24/11
Disney Epic MickeyMickey's latest journey is certainly epic in terms of story and characterization... but much less so in terms of gameplay.12/20/10
Donkey Kong Country ReturnsMixing old-school gameplay with the power of the Wii, amazing level design is what makes DK's return to the country so great.01/10/11
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the MoonAn action-RPG game that has all the right ideas but very wrong implementation.05/25/10
GoldenEye 007Bond is blonder, Oddjob is taller... but for all its tweaks, big and small, this remake is fun as can be.12/06/10
HelixA clever idea with too many unabashed mistakes.09/04/08
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special EditionKirby's Dream Collection is just that--a tiny package that is chock-full of content starring everyone's favorite pink puffball.11/02/12
Kirby's Epic YarnYes, Kirby, it DOES feel like pants. The fluffiest, most comfortable pants in the world.11/19/10
Kirby's Return to Dream LandGreat for veterans and newcomers alike, Kirby's return to his roots is an absolute blast.11/16/11
lilt lineA dubsteppy rollercoaster.04/07/11
MadWorldA newspaper? No! A sunburned penguin? No! MadWorld? Yes!03/24/09
Mega Man 9Nostalgia never goes out of style.10/20/08
Metroid Prime TrilogyThere is proof for the claim that "videogames drain lives." It is called Metroid Prime Trilogy.05/03/10
Metroid: Other MWhat should have been another Metroid masterpiece is marred by terrible storytelling and stupid controls09/02/11
Muramasa: The Demon BladeA beautifully crafted game with fluid and simple 2-D action/RPG gameplay.05/12/10
No More HeroesThe fact that you poop to save about sums it up.01/14/09
No More Heroes 2: Desperate StruggleMore boobs, more blood, more pooping... Travis Touchdown is back.04/22/10
OkamiMore like OkamWii.01/11/10
Pandora's TowerAn inspired and disturbing action-RPG, a constant sense of urgency is the most compelling attribute in Pandora's Tower.06/28/12
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsForgotten Sands on the Wii focuses on intuitive controls that make exploration better than ever before.03/31/14
Punch-Out!!Little Mac and the other boxers return in this upgraded version of the NES classic.03/24/14
Rayman OriginsMichel Ancel's lovable hero finally returns in one of the greatest 2D platformers of all time.08/20/12
Red Steel 2An inventive FPS worth any fan's time, Red Steel 2 is at its best while your sword is swinging.03/26/12
Resident Evil 4: Wii EditionResident Evil 4 on the Wii is TRUE survival horror.09/28/09
Silent Hill: Shattered MemoriesThis "re-imaging" of the original Silent Hill successfully lives up to the series' great reputation.07/19/10
Sin & Punishment: Star SuccessorOverwhelming, difficult and chaotic, Sin & Punishment 2 is also an absolute must-have for any hardcore Wii owner.07/19/10
Super Mario GalaxyMario has reached outer space. How can Nintendo possibly go further?07/10/08
Super Mario Galaxy 2Happy deliciousness...06/07/10
Super Smash Bros. BrawlIf you're brawlin', it's ballin'.05/05/08
The ConduitHigh Voltage pushes the Wii's motion controls in an attempt to make The Conduit stand out among other first-person shooters.10/06/10
The Last Story A remarkable RPG that takes its sweet time to flaunt its brilliance.03/12/12
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Integrating everything we love about Zelda with a fun, forward-thinking new control scheme, Skyward Sword marks the beginning of a new era in gaming.11/29/11
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessMore like TWiilight Princess.10/06/09
Tiki TowersWhile it lacks the charm and originality of its obvious inspiration, Tiki Towers is still an engrossing puzzle game.02/16/10
Wario Land: Shake It!Exploration and special missions take precedence over deep gameplay in Wario's first Ware-less game on the Wii.05/17/10
World of GooRevo-goo-tionary.04/30/09
Xenoblade ChroniclesI am blown away. If you are a fan of ANY kind of RPG, then Xenoblade is among the best.11/08/11


Advent RisingGreat... idea... but... too... much... slowdown...12/05/05
Beyond Good & EvilDon't ask questions. Just buy this game.02/06/07
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & SpaceIt's Cat vs. Dog - er.. I mean Pig - in this innovative and pleasurable sequel.07/27/05
BreakdownHere's the breakdown on Breakdown. GET IT? IT'S FUNNY!!05/16/07
DarkwatchI see dead Master Chiefs...06/12/06
Fable: The Lost ChaptersGrand Theft Auto--RPG style!10/04/06
Far Cry InstinctsGood for the multiplayer, if anything.01/22/07
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Director's CutDisturbing, paranoia-inducing, pant-wetting...04/05/06
Indigo ProphecyOh, did I just kill you? Oh my goodness, I'm SO sorry!!11/30/05
Jade Empire Be good! Be evil! Be a lesbian! Be whoever you want to be!02/24/06
JSRF: Jet Set Radio FutureYo! Pick this game up!08/03/06
Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonQuantity over quality?03/19/07
Otogi 2: Immortal WarriorsOne playable character is SO 2003!11/30/05
Panzer Dragoon OrtaOne word to describe it: beautiful.05/07/06
Phantom DustRoni Deutch may settle your tax debts for $20, but this is the better deal.02/08/06
Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeShirtless action at its finest.09/14/06
Samurai Shodown VAn embarrassment for 2-D fighter fans.02/19/08
Second SightUse your psychic powers to satisfy all your everyday people-killing needs!11/29/05
Shenmue IIHow 'bout a game of lucky hit? Would you like to play lucky hit? How 'bout some lucky hit?02/14/07
SudekiRidiculous sexual innuendos aside... does Sudeki actually deliver?02/16/07
Tom Clancy's Splinter CellWatch out, Snake. Seriously, he's right behind you! Oh snap...01/03/07
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora TomorrowHi Sam, we've already met. Who's this? Oh, nice to meet you, multiplayer!01/05/07
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryBeen there, done that? Not quite...01/16/07
Top SpinYou'll never have to double fault again!01/31/06
Voodoo VinceOuch! What the... HEY! OUCH!! Stop it!12/05/05
XIIIMinus ten.04/27/11

Xbox 360

BioShockSometimes multiplayer is completely unnecessary.09/03/08
BioShock 2Bioshock: The B-Sides03/10/11
BioShock InfiniteIrrational and 2K bring us into another intriguing city - Infinite is still very much Bioshock, but it is delivered much differently from before.06/13/14
BraidSPOILER ALERT!! ...Oh wait, I have no idea what in the world I just played.06/23/14
Brutal LegendCombining heavy metal music, hilarious writing, and unexpected RTS elements, Brutal Legend is an action game that must be played.07/07/14
Fallout 3God bless the USA... And nowhere else!09/22/10
Fallout: New VegasObsidian changes little in Fallout 3's sequel, but New Vegas's alluring setting alone lights it up as brightly as the Strip itself.01/09/12
Final Fantasy XIIIAnother amazing journey from Square Enix, but perhaps "First Sci-Fi" would have been a better title?04/12/10
Gears of WarFun for blockheads and intellects alike!02/14/08
Grand Theft Auto IVPeople begin GTA IV expecting plenty of laughs and maybe some hookers. What they get is an unforgettable story of a lost Russian immigrant.05/19/14
Guitar Hero III: Legends of RockIs Guitar Hero going the way of the DDR dodo?01/14/08
LIMBOExperience? Or lack thereof?09/24/13
Mass Effect It only gets a 9 because we don't get a sex scene with Tali.04/30/08
Mass Effect 2Hey Tali - you look lonely, baby.03/02/12
PrototypeWith Prototype, excellent ideas are mashed up with questionable execution.02/16/10
Rock BandIf you're loaded and have at least three friends, this game is for you!03/12/08
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double AgentSam's most enticing mission yet, Double Agent unfortunately relies more on trial and error than on stealth.10/08/09
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: BlacklistOverloaded with flashy features, Ubisoft thankfully have the courtesy to give Splinter Cell fans what they really want: stealth.06/28/15
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: ConvictionAn emotional storyline and some excellent new gameplay additions make this exciting (though brief) Splinter Cell worth checking out.08/18/11