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#95456 - 07/01/06 04:13 PM 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
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You wanted it so you got it smile
13 is the number, the object being to recommend to other boomers non-adventure games that you believe worthy of playing in this day and age. They may be your all time favourites, but they need not be. There might be a game you love dearly but for whatever reason you couldn't recommend it to someone to play today.
We then compile a final list as a resource for other players who want to know what to play next. I started the first such list for exactly that reason; I had no idea which games were good and which weren't.
You can't have a list without rules, even on the dark side, so here they are. I have been guided by last year.

1. You can recommend a maximum of 13 games, but you can recommend less.
2. You can't list a series, unless you use single votes for each game.
3. Expansion packs will be considered seperate games, on the basis that the original might be ordinary but an expansion pack superb.
4. Any game that is not pure adventure can be listed, irrespective of genre.
5. 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 rpg's if you choose.
6. It is essentially a pc list, but given that many players have consoles as well, if you want to list games for the console go right ahead.

Please use full titles where possible. I am not familiar enough with some of these games to know which games are sequels/add ons etc. I might shout for help with some of them.
Regretably Friday this month is not the 13th, so lets keep the thread open 13 nights, and as usual there will be a numerical list and an alphebetical list. With the generous help of Schwab35, the list will also be categorised for genre, at least down to those with multiple recommendations.
I intend to post later, as I might have finished a few worth mentiing by then smile
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#95457 - 07/01/06 04:38 PM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
MaG Offline
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Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 65893
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#95458 - 07/01/06 04:57 PM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7745
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Here's mine
1-Tomb Raider Legend
2-American McGees Alice
3-Clive Barkers Undying
4-Unreal Tournament 2003
5-Drakan: Order of the Flame
6-Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
7-Painkiller
8-Serious Sam the First Encounter
9-The Sims 2
10-Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
11-Cultures
12-Rise of the Middle Kingdom
13-Serious Sam 2
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#95459 - 07/01/06 06:10 PM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
popcorneater Offline
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Registered: 08/30/02
Posts: 11557
Loc: Virginia
Oh boy, let's see-Not in any order:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Sacred Plus
3. NeverWinter Nights
4. Hoards of the Underdark-Neverwinter nights expansion
5. Baldaur Gate I
6. Baldaur Gate II
7. Hertic Kingdoms-Kult
8. Morrowind
9. Zanzarah
10.Dungeon Siege Legends of Arcanna
11.Dungeon Siege II
12.Harry Potter-Prisoner of Azkaban
13.Oblivion
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#95460 - 07/01/06 06:24 PM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
hagatha Offline
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Registered: 11/19/00
Posts: 4434
Loc: West Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Hmmmm. My list never changes much. Here they are, more or less in order:

1. Deus Ex - the original game (GOTY)
2. Thief Gold
3. Thief 2 The Metal Age
4. Gothic
5. Gothic 2
6. Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic
7. Morrowind
7. Vampire Bloodlines
8. Splinter Cell (the first one)
9. Divine Divinity
10. Neverwinter Nights
11. Baldur's Gate 2
12. Icewind Dale
13. Neverwinter Nights Shadows of Undrentide
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#95461 - 07/01/06 07:31 PM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
Pokey Offline
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Registered: 06/01/99
Posts: 5498
Loc: California
1. Thief Gold
2. Thief II
3. Mafia
4. Gothic
5. Gothic 2
6. Ico
7. Planescape Torment
8. System Shock 2
9. Deus Ex
10. Anachronox
11. Outcast
12. Splinter Cell
13. Vampire Bloodlines

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#95462 - 07/01/06 07:56 PM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
PDL Offline
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Registered: 04/25/06
Posts: 460
I'm not that good with genres so if anything I say is pure adventure feel free to edit it out.
With that said my picks in no particular order, are:

1- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
2-Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
3-The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
4-Lego Star Wars: The Game
5-The Sims 2
6-The Sims 2: University (Expansion Pack)
7-Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
8-Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile (Hands down best 'City-Builder' I have ever played)
9-X-COM: Terror from the Deep (Second in the series and the one that got me hooked on the series. Nearly impossible to find now, but if you like aliens and strategy and don't care about 3-D graphics, go for it.)
10-Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
11-Majesty: The Northern Expansion Add-On Pack
12-Heroes of Might and Magic IV (Not to be confused with the Might and Magic series.)
13-Evil Genius (Why? Oh come on, who among us haven't wanted to be the evil genius cackling at the super hero being tortured? [evil grin])
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#95463 - 07/02/06 01:51 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 5041
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Here's my very short list of darkside favorites:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Beyond Divinity
3. The Sims 2
4. Elder Scrolls - Morrowind
5. Elder Scrolls -Tribunal
6. Elder Scrolls - Bloodmoon

Edit: I just realized that I forgot to list the expansions as separate games so added them.

I'm glad to see one of my unplayed as yet, games on your list Ingie, Dungeon Seige. smile

Melanie
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#95464 - 07/02/06 02:01 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
dmtomchick Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 1265
Loc: Collegeville, PA USA
No RPG's for me, but here's my action-adventure listy. laugh

1. Silent Hill 2
2. Silent Hill 3
3. Silent Hill 4
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
6. Obscure
7. American McGee's Alice
8. Indigo Prophecy
9. Lemony Snicket's Series Of Unfortunate Events
10. Silent Hill 1 (playstation)
11. Clock Tower 1 (playstation)
12. Clock Tower 2 (playstation)
13. Wild West Steel Assassin (if this shouldn't be on this list, feel free to remove)


Dawn :kiss:

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#95465 - 07/02/06 08:15 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
Carolin Offline
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Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 566
Loc: Oslo, Norway
1. American McGee's Alice
2. Undying
3. Sims 2
4. Morrowind
5. Oblivion
6. Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Knights of the Old Republic
8. Bloodlines
9. Aikens Artifact
10. Jedi Academy
11. Lego Star Wars
12. Heroes of Might and Magic III

Caroline
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#95466 - 07/02/06 08:31 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
hugh Offline
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 907
Loc: Khi-Asia
yeaa 13 is great smile thanx flotsam
Although there are lots of older games that I like, I thought I'd mention those that I played recently and liked: (in no particuler order).

1. Tombraider: Legend
2. Sims 2 (PC)
3. Silent Hill 4
4. The movies
5. Indigo Prophecy/fahrenhiet (ps2)
6. Prince of Persia: The two thrones (ps2)
7. god of war (ps2 only)
8. Trapt (ps2)
9. Hitman 2 (ps2)
10.Need for speed:Most wanted
11.WWE:Smackdown v/s Raw 2006 (ps2)
12.Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (ps2)
13.Mark Ecko's getting up: contents under pressure (ps2)
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OK since I had thought about 15 so these are the games that couldn't make it: mortalkombat:deception and wwe:smackdown v/s raw.

I had to write (PC) with sims2 cause sims 2 for ps2 is a totally differrent kind of a game with so many different features and not just a version change. Obviously anybody mentioning sims 2 would mean pc but I thought I'd just write smile

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#95467 - 07/02/06 09:13 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
metzomagic Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 557
Loc: Dublin, Ireland
flotsam, hi,

Always difficult to pare down the list, but here goes:

1. Planescape: Torment (RPG)
2. Fallout (RPG)
3. Fallout 2 (RPG)
4. Realms of the Haunting (action/adventure)
5. Deus Ex (action/RPG)
6. Divine Divinity (RPG)
7. Half-Life (action)
8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (RPG)
9. Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (RPG)
10. Jade Empire (RPG, XBOX only)
11. Outcast (action/adventure)
12. Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (RPG)
13. Freelancer (action/space exploration)

Have fun compiling,
MetzO'Magic
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#95468 - 07/02/06 09:17 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
fildil Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 6339
Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
My favorite RPGs:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Anachronox
3. Neverwinter Nights
4. Hordes of the Underdark
5. Planescape Torment
6. Heretic Kingdoms - Kult
7. Zanzarah
8. Gothic
9. Baldur's Gate
10. Baldur's Gate 2
11. Beyond Divinity
12. Outcast
13. Shadows of Undrentide
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#95469 - 07/02/06 09:24 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
Bonnie Offline
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Registered: 08/13/04
Posts: 1723
Loc: Neptune,NJ
ok here goes- in no special order-

harry potter and the sorcerers stone
harry potter and the chamber of secrets
harry potter and the goblet of fire
F.E.A.R.
Condemned
Divine Divinity
Half Life
spiderman 2
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#95470 - 07/02/06 10:55 AM Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List
Drizzt Offline
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Registered: 09/22/02
Posts: 3790
Loc: Sweden
Well, now...

1. Fallout
2. Fallout 2
3. Realms of the Haunting
4. Baldur's Gate
5. Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
6. Baldyr's Gate 2
7. Baldur's Gate: Throne of Bhaal
8. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
9. Jagged Alliance 2
10. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
11. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
12. Neverwinter Nights
13. Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
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