Ranking the best RPGs to get lost in 2022

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The best RPGs give you endless options, countless characters and worlds that will suck you in and suck up your hours.  Is this world among the stars, in our not-so-distant future

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In Disco Elysium, you're a detective who has a drinking problem and drug-induced amnesia, and you can die in the opening minutes trying to remove your tie from a ceiling fan.

10. Disco Elysium

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Welcome to Yarnum, a gloomy, gloomy town straight out of a gothic novel whose residents are plagued by plague—not just of the kind of disease, but of the kinds of dangerous animals, too.

9. Bloodborne

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey (opens in new tab) is a leap forward for Ubisoft's stubby series because for the first time you have an NPC to romance (whether you want to be Casanova or be holy as a saint), and dialogue options.  

8. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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The Elden Ring introduces you to a breathtakingly beautiful world full of bizarre, twisted lore that is the result of a collab between George R.R. Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki - and you'll never want to leave it.

7. Elden Ring

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Sometimes, RPGs can feel a bit unattainable.  If you're not a game type lover, you might feel intimidated by a title that requires either an endless supply of caution or patience or an endless supply of the likes.

6. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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Be whatever you want  Do whatever you want.  The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim (opens in new tab) is full of deceptive licenses to live properly in your world: you can devote yourself to alchemy and go in search of the Daedra heart

5. Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

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Link is a blank canvas.  A wonderful, cool blank canvas that you can secretly turn into a sheikha, a fully armored knight, or someone who chickens out at moblins in their underwear.

4. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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I really don't blame The Courier for going on their getaway.  Someone just shot them in the head, they survived, and now they want answers.

3. Fallout: New Vegas

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There's nothing like The Witcher 3 (opens in new tab), where one moment you can help the afternoon soul rest and the next you can go to Passiflora and engage in some heavy petting (for which  you have paid)

The Witcher 3

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