The assasins creed games are really good, but a bit violent - not sure what swmbo will think of that. I mostly play sports games which are addicting and fun. I honestly haven't played many RPGs since ps2. That portal 2 game looks pretty interesting, but I have never played it. I would suggest heading over to a site like Gamespot to search for games, any of the role playing games that are rate a 9 or above will probably bee good. Sorry if I wasnt more help, like I said, I play mostly sports games.