Tired of being an accountant, a middle manager -- or even a journalist, for that matter? How about trying on the life of an elf or a superhero or perhaps try being a better, more exciting version of yourself?
Developers understand just how much gamers want to feel drawn into the virtual world. So many games offer the player the opportunity to shape the precise appearance and attributes of the character they control.
With that in mind, here are some of the games that do the best job helping us get into character.