Arkham City I enthusiastically recommend this game to anyone I meet because I’m quite sure it would appeal to a very large number of gamers out there – even if they might not be hardcore Batman fans (I myself am not a big Batman fan, in the sense that I haven’t read the comics; I even tried one). The characters are so impressively fleshed out, the narrative so immersive, the action so exhilarating, and the visuals so perfect, that I truly believe I have never played a better game to date.
This is a Sci-Fi shooter + RPG with the most intricate and engaging plot I have ever encountered in a game. Each choice you make affects the outcome of the game and the fate of the galaxy in myriad ways. You can choose to play as a by-the-book Paragon, or a badass Renegade who isn’t afraid to shake things up. The sheer scale and complexity of the plot is akin to that of a Hollywood movie – and it doesn’t let you down. Blake Swopes’ answer does a great job explaining some plot details without spoiling any of it.
Skyrim Again, great immersive RPG with a massive world full of ancient lore and mystery (and dragons!), open for adventurous gamers to explore. You play as the lucky Dragonborn (or “Dovahkiin” in Dragon-tongue) of Skyrim, destined to slay evil dragons and bring peace to the world. If you’re into fantasy or RPGs, this is most definitely the game for you. One of a handful which completely sucked me in from the word “go”.
Here you get to play as a member of a Creed of Assassins at various points of time in history. The gameplay is excellent, and the plot well-paced. But to be fair it does drag at times (“just let me assassinate someone already!”). But altogether the game more than covers up for these little flaws, rewarding players with endless opportunity for great action through the most part. If you only want to play the best games in this series, go for Assassin’s Creed II, followed by Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.