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#738084 - 07/08/11 06:04 PM 2011 dark list
flotsam Offline
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Hi all,
So it begins. :zombie:
Like its paler sibling, this thread is about compiling a list that answers the question "what darker games should I play". - Its a list for everyone - newbies, dabblers and darkside veterans - and you have 13 days to list 13 Dark Side games that other people should play.
There are rules, and they are the same as last year:

1. You can recommend a maximum of 13 games, but are allowed to recommend less.
2. You can't list a series, unless you use single votes for each game.
3. Expansion packs, DLC, GOTY releases etc are all considered the same game - just vote for eg Fallout 3 and ignore all its available added on bits.
4. Consistent with 3, enhanced editions, directors cuts etc are also considered the same game.
5. Any "dark" game (ie not pure adventure or casual) can be listed, irrespective of genre.
6. You don't have to indicate the type or genre, and you are not limited to any specific number of games in any genre. Go ahead and list 13 fps' if you want to.
7. It is essentially a pc list (the system not the games), but given that many players have other systems, if you want to list some games for those go ahead.

If you can list alphabetically it helps me count, and please use full names, as I am not as familiar with titles over here. If I get confused, I will shriek for help.
As I am still in the middle of a venerable sequel, I will wait a while to see if it makes my list, so someone else gets the pleasure of going first. :devilchili:
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#738085 - 07/08/11 06:05 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: flotsam]
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yay and thanks flotsam.

#738088 - 07/08/11 06:08 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: MaG]
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Thanks Flotsam! Let the listing begin puppy
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#738127 - 07/08/11 10:19 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: looney4labs]
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OK. Here's mine smile

[Some of the more recent releases are still on my "not yet played" stack, I'm afraid.]

Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal in Antara
Divine Divinity
Kings Bounty
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old republic II
Might & Magic VI
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Return to Krondor
The Witcher
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#738173 - 07/09/11 06:43 AM Re: This years dark list [Re: Mad]
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Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Gothic II
Lands of Lore
Might & Magic 7
Silent Hill 2
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
Wizardry 7 – Crusaders of the Dark Savant
"Christof, do not play with thy food. 'tis unseemly".

#738228 - 07/09/11 10:38 AM Re: This years dark list [Re: Barb]
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Here is mine, I put mainly "newer" games, including some not as new but not ancient either, games I would recommend to be played today.

Amnesia the Dark Descent
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Call of Duty – Black Operation
Crysis 2
Dead Space 2
Killzone 2
Killzone 3
Metal Gear Solid 4 – Guns of the Patriots
Resistance – Fall of Man
The Witcher
The Witcher 2
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain

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#738283 - 07/09/11 02:57 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: mcc]
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I don't delve into the 'darkside' too much although I have some RPGs waiting in the wings! My very short list: (sorry to include a consol only game but I thought it was excellent)

Heavy Rain (PS3)
Tomb Raider 1
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

#738667 - 07/11/11 12:06 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: chrissie]
hugh Offline
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Thanks Flotsam smile

Here's my 'reco' list:

Castlevania - Lords of Shadow
Enslaved - Odyssey to the West
God Of War 3
God Of War - Ghost of Sparta
Heavy Rain
Plants vs. Zombies
Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands
Sims 3, the
Uncharted 2
X-men Origins - Wolverine

(I tried my best to do it alphabetically but I wasn't sure whether God of War 3 should come first or God of war - Ghost of Sparta)

(I still don't agree with that expansion packs decision but anyway. smile )

#738696 - 07/11/11 02:25 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: hugh]
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Baldur's Gate II
Clive Barker's Jericho
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
Might and Magic VIII: Day Of The Destroyer
Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny
The Witcher
Thief I
Thief II

Edited by Smiley456 (07/11/11 02:27 PM)

#738724 - 07/11/11 04:06 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: Smiley456]
Debra Offline
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Baldur's Gate
Diablo 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Might and Magic
Neverwinter Nights
Realms of the Haunting
The Witcher
A lot of these are oldies, but if you've never played the genre and have a machine that can do it these are so good.

I hope it's OK to put Rift confused

I removed "the series" part.

Edited by Debra (07/24/11 12:58 PM)

#738735 - 07/11/11 04:36 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: Debra]
misslilo Offline
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Hmm, going to be really short for me this time. laugh
The only one I really enjoyed was:

1: Fallout 3

And if allowed I'd like to add:
2: World of Warcraft (up to Cataclysm)

Edited by misslilo (07/11/11 04:37 PM)
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#738739 - 07/11/11 05:25 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: misslilo]
Templeton Peck Offline
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A little bit of everything here. I was thinking I wasn't going to get to 13, but as it turns out I could list more than that.

Dragon Age: Origins
Half Life 2
Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Neverwinter Nights
Portal 2
Just Cause 2
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Team Fortress 2
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines
The Witcher
The Witcher 2

#738740 - 07/11/11 05:26 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: Debra]
presto Offline
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Here's mine:

Alan Wake
American McGee's Alice
Amnesia:The Dark Descent
Clive Barker's Undying
Deus Ex
Penumbra Overture
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3

Thanks again flotsam!
"Halfway through life's journey I came to myself in a dark wood, where the straight way was lost."--Dante's Divine Comedy

#738776 - 07/11/11 09:41 PM Re: This years dark list [Re: presto]
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Ahh to list Witcher 2 or not?????? Ok, I pulled one off the list to put W2 on. After thlinking about it I did prefer Witcher 2 to the one I pulled off. So here's mine.

Betrayal in Antara
Bloodrayne 2
Divine Divinity
Dragon Age 2
Sacred Gold
Tomb Raider Underworld
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Witcher 2
You laugh because I'm different
I laugh because you're all the same

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#738786 - 07/12/11 02:25 AM Re: This years dark list [Re: oldman]
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Nice start! Keep them coming.
Quantity has a quality all of its own

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