The role playing genre is one of the most popular and longest-running in video game history, and 2014 saw plenty of fresh classics for fans to get their teeth into. We had unrelenting action-RPGs like Dark Souls 2 and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls rubbing shoulders with turn-based examples like Might & Magic X: Legacy, Bravely Default and Child of Light. It was bumper year all round, no matter what your role-playing preference happens to be.
Here are our ten top RPG titles from 2014:
Dark Souls 2 by From Software
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls by Blizzard
Bravely Default by Square Enix
Child of Light by Ubisoft
Dragon Age: Inquisition by BioWare
Might & Magic X: Legacy by Ubisoft
South Park: The Stick of Truth by Ubisoft / Obsidian
Wasteland 2 by inXile / Obsidian
Lords of the Fallen by Deck13 / CI Games
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues by Portalarium
2015 will of course offer many more opportunities for RPG fanatics to explore, fight and level-up to their heart's content with titles like The Legend of Zelda Wii U, Bloodborne, Witcher 3 and Persona 5, but for the time being we're going to cast a furtive backwards glance at some of last's years best adventure titles.