Like Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls before it, Dark Souls II [$30] is not just a fantasy RPG. It’s a modern classic by From Software that ignites both passion and fear. Few games can make you this afraid just to look around a corner, while at the same time delivering a burning curiosity about what you’ll see there. This epic game is full of beautiful beasts and amazing warmongers: hulking armored knights and cirrus that rise out of dark pools of poison. Few titles have invited you to “go beyond death” in such a poetic manner. Dark Souls II ranks as one of the most challenging exploratory games of its generation.  It features both single and multiplayer modes and is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC; Rated T for Teen

Buy: Dark Souls II