Path of Exile was without a doubt the stand-out ARPG this year, so this is a wise choice from our readers. It shines with its unique skill system, a massive passives tree, regularly updated content from Grinding Gear GamesÖ and itís also free-to-play, with no pay-to-win microstransactions. The game launched back in September following what has to be one of the longest beta tests we can remember and since then itís been constantly updated with new features. Next year GGG plan on releasing the first major content update expanding the world of Wraeclast, so thereís still a lot more to come. As an indie developer, what they have managed to achieve with this game is extremely impressive.