Xenoblade Chronicles

A sprawling open-world sci-fi RPG that surprised everyone when it appeared on the Wii of all places, and a game that has firmly taken its place as one of the very best games of its generation. Uncover the mystery of the Monado as you explore a world that has formed on the back of two great dormant titans: the Bionis and the Mechonis.


Developer: Monolithsoft
Publisher: Nintendo
Available on: Wii


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