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#188304 - 08/12/07 08:13 PM What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever?
Barry Offline
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Hi All,
Originally I was going to ask for just one game but discovered I had a problem placing these 5 above as a best of all time so I decided to go for 5. My picks in no particular order are The Beast Within, TLJ, Black Dahlia, Moment of Silence (think I might have to duck for cover here but I loved the story and the graphics) and Syberia. Honorable mention goes to 2 of the Tex games UAKM and Pandora Directive.

Warm Regards to All,
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#188313 - 08/12/07 08:41 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Barry]
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Hi Barry, have you checked out our list HERE?
And I loved Moment of Silence! lol

Ana wave
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#188320 - 08/12/07 08:58 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Barry Offline
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Hi Ana,
I know about the recommendations list but I wanted things narrowed down to 5 all time favorites. Most of the time with the recommend list there are 15-20 games listed in no particular order and the final was just a hit total of the most selected in the entries. I was more curious about indivdual favorites and the type of games the individual members liked the most limiting it to 5 (not so much of a recommendation list but as a way of getting to know who likes what type of games).

Warm Regards,
Barry

PS the reason for my comment with TMOS was it was one of those games with no middle ground, it was either loved or hated.
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#188322 - 08/12/07 09:00 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Barry, my 5 picks are GK2 (The Beast Within), TLJ, Syberia, Riven, and Obsidian. wave

Thanks for the link, Ana, I'll have to check it out! smile
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#188326 - 08/12/07 09:20 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Renee]
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My most favorite games are..
Blackstone Chronicles
Runaway
Broken Sword 3-4
Nancy Drew Ghost Dogs
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#188371 - 08/13/07 04:43 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: catsmom]
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My five favorites are Syberia, Tomb Raider Chronicles, Dark Fall, Myst Revelation and Myst.
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#188373 - 08/13/07 04:50 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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5. Gabriel Knight 1
4. The Longest Journey
3. Monkey Island 1
2. Grim Fandango
1. Monkey Island 2

Here is my complete Top 50.
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#188517 - 08/13/07 09:57 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: alkis21]
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Riven
Blackstone Chronicles
Sanitarium
Syberia
Myst
Boy this was hard.If these are not in the top five
they are in the top ten for sure.....Ron

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#188539 - 08/13/07 10:30 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: ron.etti]
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Syberia 1&2
Simon the Socererer 1&2
Runaway 1&2
Return to Mysterious Island
Secret Files of Tunguska

The problem is all the others that I love but if only 5 to take to my desert island I think it would be these. Have I cheated as that is 8 games!
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#188576 - 08/13/07 11:18 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: old lady]
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5--I don't think I can do that rolleyes puppy
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#188580 - 08/13/07 11:24 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: looney4labs]
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I'm with L4L - as in, me neither! lol But 3 of your 5 would be in my top ten for sure Barry (GK2, TMOS, TLJ).
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#188581 - 08/13/07 11:26 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: looney4labs]
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My Top 5:

1. Black Mirror
2. Still Life
3. Secrets of Da Vinci
4. Syberia
5. Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring

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#188585 - 08/13/07 11:39 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: looney4labs]
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The 5 I seem to play over and over are: The Longest Journey. Syberia. Syberia 2. Stupid Invaders. Clue: The Fatal Illusion.
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#188599 - 08/13/07 12:10 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: JohnBoy]
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Riven
Obsidian
Rhem
Riddle of the Sphinx
Gabriel Knight 2 Beast Within

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#188617 - 08/13/07 12:52 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Barry]
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So many games...So little time! rotfl
Barry -- The only way I could possibly answer this question would be if I seperated the games by categories.headscratch

think ADVENTURE
  • Riven
  • Syberia
  • The Longest Journey
  • Mysterious Island
  • Riddle of the Sphinx

thinkACTION

  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary
  • Resident Evil 4
  • The Prince of Persia Sands of Time
  • Peter Jacksons King Kong

thinkFIRST PERSON SHOOTERS

  • Halo
  • Far Cry
  • Half Life 2
  • Prey
  • Doom 3

think ROLL PLAYING GAMES

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
  • Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
  • Elder Scrolls 4: Knights of the Nine
  • Elder Scrolls 4: Shivering Isles
  • Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowwind


I don't know who I'm kidding ROTFL rotflTheir all the best, and their all my favorites! And thats not counting Stealth and Horror slapforehead
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#188688 - 08/13/07 03:21 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: HEMLOCK]
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Thia is really hard but here goes. Syberia 1 and Syberia 2. Obsidian
Myst Revelation Grim Fandango

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#188725 - 08/13/07 04:29 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: sami5901]
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Oh well, someone has to be different. With great difficulty I will nominate:
Byzantine
The Last Express
Sanitarium
Grim Fandango
Syberia or The Blackstone Chronicles ( I cannot decide)
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#188824 - 08/13/07 08:31 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: bouv mama]
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My personal favourites:

Syberia
Syberia 2
Still Life
Murder On The Orient Express
And Then There Were None.
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#188852 - 08/13/07 10:04 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Butcher]
Darlene Offline
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wave I love these kinds of questions. OK, here goes, and in no particular order...

Shivers
Myst
Still Life
Realms of the Haunting
Scratches
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#188957 - 08/14/07 07:40 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Darlene]
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Here's mine:

Sanitarium
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Blackstone Chronicles
Still Life
Zork Nemesis

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#189033 - 08/14/07 10:01 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Sassafras]
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Mine:

Knights of the Old Republic I (not II)
Planescape: Torment
Escape from Monkey Island
Grim Fandango
Psychonauts

Yes, I'm in love with Tim Schafer. razz
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#189047 - 08/14/07 10:45 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Sassafras]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
here's My fav's: wave

1- Return to Mysterious Island
2- Dracula Resurection
3- Dracula The Last Sanctuary
4- Syberia
5- Syberia 2
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#189115 - 08/14/07 01:11 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: looney4labs]
cazziejoe Offline
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Loc: New York
In no particular order:
Zork Nemesis
Morpheus
Blackstone Chronicles
Drowned God
Sanitarium

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#189237 - 08/14/07 05:38 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: cazziejoe]
Mr 2 u Offline
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Loc: Scotland
In no order,
Grim Fandango
NightLong - Union City Conspiracy (very underated)
Broken Sword series
Monkey Island series
syberia (both of them)
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#189307 - 08/14/07 07:38 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Mr 2 u]
Koalanut Offline
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Loc: Indiana

Hey all, this is my list:

Grim Fandango
Return to Zork
Monkey Island series
Broken Sword series

Grim Fandango and Return to Zork are my all time favorites. These games are just fun to play. Riddle of the Sphinx and Nightlong is also up there too if I could go six. These games I could play over and over. grin

Koalanut


Edited by Koalanut (08/14/07 07:39 PM)
Edit Reason: typed one twice
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#189758 - 08/15/07 08:52 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Koalanut]
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The Neverhood
Grim Fandango
Ripper
Curse of Monkey Island
Amber Journey Beyond and/or Sanitarium (cant decide)

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#190395 - 08/17/07 10:02 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: SnowMoon]
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Well,Barry - I love Syberia. It was my first game,and I remember being horrified about being expected to look in drawers and go through people's belongings to take stuff ! Now,of course,I take everything and anything that's not nailed down -and when it is I try to pry it up ! I like games that are fun and have alternate paths to take. Secrets of Da Vinci would be an example. Guess that's two,so I'll just add Post Mortem,Echo,and Darkfall.

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#190433 - 08/17/07 11:09 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Koalanut]
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Hi smile

The "best ever" games for me all come from the oldies lol

But there's absolutely no way I can get down to a list of just five whistle

However, here is a taster ....

Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers
Broken Sword Shadow of the Templars
Discworld
Monkey Island II
Legend of Kyrandia

Cheers.

Mad wave
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#190569 - 08/17/07 03:54 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Mad]
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Hi Barry, I don't know whether I could narrow a choice down to 5
but to give you an idea of my absolute favourites:

Gabriel Knight 1 & 2
Broken Sword 1 & 2
The Discworld games
Dracula Resurrection & The Last Sanctuary
The Longest Journey & Dreamfall

An amazing game which I loved:
Indigo Prophecy an excellent story & game with a brilliantly concieved control system, but it was set too difficult (even on easy) & spoilt the enjoyment a little!

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#190579 - 08/17/07 04:40 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: chrissie]
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Oh Chrissie, I loved Indigo - like you I wish they had a bypass for the difficult controls so everyone could play it. If that were the case, I believe it would fast become a favorite for more people. If anyone can do with keyboard controls and lots of pounding away, you shouldn't miss it!
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#190749 - 08/18/07 06:53 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: nickie]
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My top 5 games would be:

Grim Fandango
The Longest Journey
Syberia (the first one)
Zork: Nemesis
King's Quest 4 (or maybe 6)

/Karsten


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#190780 - 08/18/07 09:14 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Barry]
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Posts: 9462
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
The Longest Journey
Discworld 1&2
Monkey Island 1,2&3
Simon the Sorcerer 1&2
Broken Sword Circle of Blood
Runaway 1&2
Black Mirror
Ankh
Day of the Tenacle

Sorry it was just too hard to narrow it down to five games.If you take at look at the annual game list voted on each year by the Gameboomer members you will see that you have quite a list to choose from.
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#190782 - 08/18/07 09:21 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Space Quest Fan]
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Is this adventure only?

If not

Baldur´s Gate 1 and 2
Fallout 1 and 2
Jagged Alliance 2
Syndicate
Planescape: Torment
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#190866 - 08/18/07 12:43 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Drizzt]
Jess519 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
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Loc: Chicago
Not sure I've played enough to really deserve a vote smile but here's mine (only 4, and in order):

The Longest Journey
Myst
Syberia
Dark Fall

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#193007 - 08/23/07 11:12 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Barry]
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 137
Loc: Montague, California
My picks are:

1. The Last Express
2. Secrets of Atlantis
3. Titanic: Adventure Out of Time
4. Myst Series (can't leave the other games)
5. Agatha Christie Games

And there are many more games that I would put here also.
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#193069 - 08/24/07 08:01 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: HEMLOCK]
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There are so many games I have played but if I have to choose my very favorites they would be these: Syberia1&2, The Longest Journey, Secret Files:Tunguska, Dark Fall, and Black Mirror
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#193095 - 08/24/07 09:26 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: looney4labs]
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Loc: Georgia USA
Syberia 1 and 2
Longest Journey
Barrow Hill
Legacy of Time-Journeyman project 3
Byzantine the Betrayal

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#193127 - 08/24/07 10:36 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: DocPaul]
Andy Offline
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Posts: 771
Loc: Washington, USA
Hey, Barry!

Journeyman Project: Legacy of Time (love DocPaul's avatar)
Grim Fandango
Syberia 1
Longest Journey
Ripper

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#193142 - 08/24/07 11:01 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: Andy]
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 1865
Loc: Yukon, Oklahoma
Amerzone
The Dark Eye
Scratches Director Cut
The Black Mirror
Post Mortem
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#194018 - 08/26/07 03:18 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: kazzmo]
ces Offline
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Hmm, well today my answer is (and it changes day-to-day) - in no particular order:

Myst
Exile (Myst 3)
Schism
Sentinel
Dark Fall
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#194110 - 08/26/07 05:36 PM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: ces]
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The (5) Greatest for me in the Adventure game category is:


(1) LHOD....Spirits EyE
(2) Mystery of the Druids
(3) Monkey Island
(4) Dead Reefs
(5) Tugunska

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#194694 - 08/28/07 04:36 AM Re: What 5 Games Do You consider to Be the Best Ever? [Re: HEMLOCK]
Daikka Offline
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Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 27
1. syberia 2
2. syberia 1
3. tlj (1 of course)
4. dott
5. sherlock holmes the awakened (dont ask why its stuck to my brain for no special reason)

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