2012 is the best year for gaming yet, with a number of incredible games being released throughout the year. As usual, the best has been saved for last with the Christmas period being filled with video games that will be sure to excite and please video game fans all around the world. This article will list 3 of the top role playing games releasing in the last quarter of 2012.

Assassin’s Creed 3

Assassin’s Creed 3, the latest in the long running open world game series, is arguably the best yet. Set in North America in 1775, Assassin’s Creed 3 sees players taking on the role of Connor, an American Indian trained in the way of the Assassin.

The iconic free running element of previous Assassin’s Creed games is intact in the latest release in the franchise, with the ability to scale trees and other obstacles being a useful addition. Assassinations are more involved than ever before, and the addition of a hunting system adds some extra depth to the gameplay, too. The story is also more involved, with appearances being made by a number of historic figures.

The Assassins Creed 3 online experience has also been improved, with a new multiplayer mode that sees players trying to blend into their surroundings while sneakily assassinating their opponents.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is bigger and better than its predecessors, with a larger game world to explore and new gameplay experiences to enjoy.

Mass Effect Trilogy

Bioware has built a reputation for being one of the best RPG game makers in the world, with their Mass Effect games being some of the best RPG games of all time.

In Mass Effect, players step into the shoes of Commander Shepherd, a member of the Earth Alliance Navy in the year 2183. Players will travel around a huge galaxy while assembling a crew to help fight off an invasion force made up of evil mechanical lifeforms known as ‘Reapers’.

The Mass Effect Trilogy contains all three Mass Effect games, with over 75 hours of gameplay ready to be absorbed. Dozens of planets can be explored and thousands of foes are ready and waiting to be vanquished.

The Mass Effect Trilogy is a perfect way for RPG fans to enjoy Bioware’s sci-fi classic.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft is over 8 years old now, but it’s still as popular as ever with millions of players logging in each day to explore the world of Azeroth.

Mists of Pandaria, the latest WoW expansion, adds the continent of Pandaria. Panderia, home to the panda-like Panderan race, is a set of islands filled with a variety of different environments, including mountains, jungles, and more.

Mists of Pandaria also adds hundreds of extra quests to the game, as well as a number of brand new dungeons and raids for players to enjoy. The addition of a new challenge mode also adds some extra challenge to the game, making it more fun to complete dungeons multiple times.

Mists of Pandaria is the best WoW expansion yet, with an involved storyline and a number of fun quests to complete. Like a fine wine, WoW is continuing to get better as it ages.


The 4th quarter of 2012 is packed full of incredible games, with the 3 games listed in this article being amongst the best RPGs being released during this time period. Fans of the RPG genre would be wise to purchase these games over the holidays.


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