Format PS3, Xbox 360

Publisher Square Enix

Square Enix’s latest RPG is a sword-slashing adventure with a side of black magic. As a virulent plague spreads across the land it falls to one man, Nier, to find a cure. Through the discovery of Grimoire Weiss, a sarcastic arcane tome, Nier unravels the plague’s secrets by defeating the monstrous “shades” and so restoring Weiss’s missing pages. The game’s many dungeons and customisable combat will keep RPG fans entertained in a title tempered only by overly long load times.