Platform(s): Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U
Year Released: 2012

Sporting a revamped combat system and improved AI, Mass Effect 3 served as the final chapter in Commander Shepard's story, and was hailed by many as the role-playing game of the year. Yes, the ending was notoriously ill-conceived, but the expanded leveling up systems, as well as the option to carry over your character from the previous Mass Effect games made up for this less-than-stellar conclusion. The experience of fighting through a detailed and expansive adventure like Mass Effect 3 was gratifying in and of itself.