2011 dark list

Posted by: flotsam

2011 dark list - 07/08/11 06:04 PM

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:
Posted by: MaG

Re: This years dark list - 07/08/11 06:05 PM

yay and thanks flotsam.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: This years dark list - 07/08/11 06:08 PM

Thanks Flotsam! Let the listing begin puppy
Posted by: Mad

Re: This years dark list - 07/08/11 10:19 PM

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
Drakensang
Kings Bounty
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old republic II
Might & Magic VI
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Return to Krondor
The Witcher
Posted by: Barb

Re: This years dark list - 07/09/11 06:43 AM

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Gothic
Gothic II
Lands of Lore
Might & Magic 7
Oblivion
Silent Hill 2
Undying
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
Wizardry 7 – Crusaders of the Dark Savant
Posted by: mcc

Re: This years dark list - 07/09/11 10:38 AM

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
F.E.A.R.
Killzone 2
Killzone 3
Metal Gear Solid 4 – Guns of the Patriots
Resistance – Fall of Man
Singularity
The Witcher
The Witcher 2
Posted by: chrissie

Re: This years dark list - 07/09/11 02:57 PM

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)

Fahrenheit
Heavy Rain (PS3)
Tomb Raider 1
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
Posted by: hugh

Re: This years dark list - 07/11/11 12:06 PM

Thanks Flotsam smile

Here's my 'reco' list:

Castlevania - Lords of Shadow
Darksiders
Enslaved - Odyssey to the West
God Of War 3
God Of War - Ghost of Sparta
Heavy Rain
Infamous
Plants vs. Zombies
Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands
Sims 3, the
Trine
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)

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(I still don't agree with that expansion packs decision but anyway. smile )
Posted by: Smiley456

Re: This years dark list - 07/11/11 02:25 PM

Baldur's Gate II
Clive Barker's Jericho
F.E.A.R
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
Morrowind
Syberia
The Witcher
Thief I
Thief II
Witchaven
Posted by: Debra

Re: This years dark list - 07/11/11 04:06 PM

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Diablo 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Fallout
Might and Magic
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Oblivion
Realms of the Haunting
Rift
The Witcher
Wizardry
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.
Posted by: misslilo

Re: This years dark list - 07/11/11 04:36 PM

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)

Posted by: Templeton Peck

Re: This years dark list - 07/11/11 05:25 PM

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.

Borderlands
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
Trine
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines
The Witcher
The Witcher 2
Posted by: presto

Re: This years dark list - 07/11/11 05:26 PM

Here's mine:


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

Thanks again flotsam!
Posted by: oldman

Re: This years dark list - 07/11/11 09:41 PM

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
KOTOR 1
KOTOR 2
Morrowind
Oblivion
Sacred Gold
Tomb Raider Underworld
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Witcher
Witcher 2
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/12/11 02:25 AM

Nice start! Keep them coming.
Posted by: anne2

Re: This years dark list - 07/12/11 03:19 AM



Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Drakensang The River Of Time
Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
Gothic 3
Gothic 4 Arcania
Mass Effects
Mass Effects 2
Risen
The Witcher
The Witcher 2
Two Worlds
Two Worlds 2

Thanks for doing the lists flotsam.

wave
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: This years dark list - 07/12/11 09:34 AM

let me add World of Warcraft , also ,if i may.
Posted by: GuybrushThreepwood

Re: This years dark list - 07/12/11 10:20 AM

Guild Wars: Prophecies
Guild Wars: Factions
Guild Wars: Nightfall
Guild Wars: Eye of the North
First three are stand alone campaigns but can be linked on one account so you can play all three on same characters. The fourth is an expansion pack which requires one on of the other three. Originally sold separately now you can buy the entire series for less than it used to cost for one.

Can't say Guild Wars 2 its not out yet. Though its supposed to go into closed beta testing this year.
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: This years dark list - 07/12/11 01:49 PM

American McGees Alice
Bioshock
Clive Barkers Undying
Clive Barkers Jericho
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
Drakan: Order of the Flame
Enclave
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb
Painkiller
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider Underworld


Posted by: kazzmo

Re: This years dark list - 07/12/11 11:52 PM

1. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
2. Bioshock 2
3. Bloodrayne
4. Clive Barker's Jericho
5. Condemend:Criminal Origins
6. Drakensang
7. Fallout 3
8. Halo
9. Hellgate London
10.Return to Castle Wolenstein
11.The Witcher
12.The Witcher 2
13.Unreal 2: The Awakening
Posted by: Karsten

Re: This years dark list - 07/15/11 03:05 PM

Here's my list for the dark games this year:

Assasin's Creed
Baldur's Gate
Bioshock
Dragon Age: Origins
Drakensang
Fallout
Fear
PlaneScape Torment
Stalker
TES3 Morrowind
TES4 Oblivion
The Witcher
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/15/11 03:40 PM

One week down and a nice eclectic mix. Some old winners still going strong, and some new entries to the list.
Still getting my head around some of the games and may ask for some help.
Debra you will have to redo the series votes - if you want to list a series its one vote for each game.
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: This years dark list - 07/17/11 04:18 AM

My favorites are all the Tomb Raider Games from Tomb Raider 1 thru Tomb Raider Underworld!
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/22/11 04:08 AM

There is only about 24 hours to go, give or take a time zone smile
If you haven't voted, have at it.
Posted by: Jacline

Re: This years dark list - 07/22/11 08:04 AM


Arcania 4
Divine Divinity 2: the Dragon knight Saga
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Gothic 1
Gothic 2
Gothic 3
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights 2
Nehrim
Oblivion
Risen
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: This years dark list - 07/22/11 10:47 AM

American McGees Alice
Beyond Divinity
Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Clive Barkers Undying
Divine Divinity
Drakan: Order of the Flame
Fable
F.E.A.R
Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition
Prey
Sacred Plus
Zanzarah

Ana wave
Posted by: blsbet44

Re: This years dark list - 07/22/11 01:32 PM

Wow these lists are beautiful. Too bad I can't play many of them. They look really graphic driven
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 01:58 AM

Here is my list before I do the final count

American Magees Alice
Bioshock
Dead Space 2
Deus Ex
Divine Divinity
Fallout 3
FEAR
ES Oblivion
Half Life 2
Ico
Outcast
Portal 2
Witcher
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 03:15 AM

Hi all
Like the light side, votes were down this year, but the top 3 remain the same as last year.
As always, two lists follow, one numerical, one alphabetical.
I didn't count series games or add ons, as per the rules, and I left out Syberia as it isn't Darkside - if it was the old DOS game Cyberia I apologise. Portal 2 is darkish hued so it was included.
The vote for all the Tomb Raider games I applied to the pc versions as there are less than 13 as far as I can tell - if I missed one then again I apologise.
Without further ado, here they are smile
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 03:15 AM

10 The Witcher
8 Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
6 Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
6 F.E.A.R.
5 Dragon Age: Origins
5 The Witcher 2
4 American Magee’s Alice
4 Baldur’s Gate
4 Bioshock
4 Clive Barker’s Undying
4 Divine Divinity
4 Drakensang
3 Amnesia: Dark Descent
3 Clive Barker’s Jericho
3 Dragon Age 2
3 Fallout 3
3 Might and Magic 6: The Mandate of Heaven
3 Tomb Raider: Underworld
3 Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines

2 Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Betrayal at Antara, Bioshock 2, Dead Space 2, Deus Ex, Drakan: Order of the Flame, Gothic, Gothic 2, Gothic 3, Gothic 4, Half Life 2, Heavy Rain, Killzone 2, Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honour, Neverwinter Nights, Planescape Torment, Portal 2, Risen, Sacred, Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – Sith Lords, Tomb Raider , Tomb Raider 2, Tomb Raider 3, Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, Tomb Raider: Legend, Trine, World of Warcraft

1 Alan Wake, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Assassins Creed, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Beyond Divinity, Bloodrayne, Bloodrayne 2, Borderlands, Call of Duty: Black Operation, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, Condemned, Crysis 2, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Darksiders, Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga, Diablo 2, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, Enclave, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Fable: The Lost Chapters, Fallout, Fahrenheit, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, God of War 3, Guild Wars 1: Prophecies, Guild Wars 2: Factions, Guild Wars 3: Nightfall, Halo: Combat Evolved, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hellgate London, Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition/Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, Heroes of Might and Magic 7, Heroes of Might and Magic 8, Ico, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb, Infamous, Just Cause 2, Killzone 3, Kings Bounty: The Legend, Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, Lands of Lore 2: Guardians of Destiny, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Nehrim, Neverwinter Nights 2, Outcast, Painkiller, Penumbra: Overture, Plants v Zombies, Prey, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Realms of the Haunting, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Return to Krondor, Resistance, Rift, Silent Hill 3, Singularity, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, Sims 3, Team Fortress 2, Thief: The Dark Project, Thief 2: The Metal Age, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, Two Worlds, Two Worlds 2, Unchartered 2: Among Thieves, Unreal 2, Vampire Masquerade: Redemption, Witchaven, Wizardry 7, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Zanzarah
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 03:15 AM

1 Alan Wake
4 American Magee’s Alice
3 Amnesia: Dark Descent
1 Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
1 Assassins Creed
4 Baldur’s Gate
2 Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
1 Battlefiled: Bad Company 2
2 Betrayal at Antara
1 Beyond Divinity
4 Bioshock
2 Bioshock 2
1 Bloodrayne
1 Bloodrayne 2
1 Borderlands
1 Call of Duty: Black Operation
1 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
1 Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
4 Clive Barker’s Undying
3 Clive Barker’s Jericho
1 Condemned
1 Crysis 2
1 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
1 Darksiders
2 Dead Space 2
4 Divine Divinity
1 Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
2 Deus Ex
1 Diablo 2
2 Drakan: Order of the Flame
5 Dragon Age: Origins
3 Dragon Age 2
4 Drakensang
6 Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
8 Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
1 Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
1 Enclave
1 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
1 Fable: The Lost Chapters
1 Fallout
3 Fallout 3
1 Fahrenheit
6 F.E.A.R.
1 God of War: Ghost of Sparta
1 God of War 3
2 Gothic
2 Gothic 2
2 Gothic 3
2 Gothic 4
1 Guild Wars 1: Prophecies
1 Guild Wars 2: Factions
1 Guild Wars 3: Nightfall
2 Half Life 2
1 Halo: Combat Evolved
1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2 Heavy Rain
1 Hellgate London
1 Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition/Kult: Heretic Kingdoms
1 Heroes of Might and Magic 7
1 Heroes of Might and Magic 8
1 Ico
1 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
1 Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb
1 Infamous
1 Just Cause 2
2 Killzone 2
1 Killzone 3
1 Kings Bounty: The Legend
1 Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
1 Lands of Lore 2: Guardians of Destiny
1 Mass Effect
1 Mass Effect 2
1 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
3 Might and Magic 6: The Mandate of Heaven
2 Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honour
1 Nehrim
2 Neverwinter Nights
1 Neverwinter Nights 2
1 Outcast
1 Painkiller
1 Penumbra: Overture
2 Planescape Torment
1 Plants v Zombies
2 Portal 2
1 Prey
1 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
1 Realms of the Haunting
1 Return to Castle Wolfenstein
1 Return to Krondor
1 Resistance
1 Rift
2 Risen
2 Sacred
2 Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
1 Silent Hill 3
1 Singularity
1 S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
1 Sims 3
2 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
2 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – Sith Lords
1 Team Fortress 2
1 Thief: The Dark Project
1 Thief 2: The Metal Age
2 Tomb Raider 1
2 Tomb Raider 2
2 Tomb Raider 3
2 Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness
1 Tomb Raider: Anniversary
1 Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
1 Tomb Raider: Chronicles
2 Tomb Raider: Legend
3 Tomb Raider: Underworld
2 Trine
1 Two Worlds
1 Two Worlds 2
1 Unchartered 2: Among Thieves
1 Unreal 2
1 Vampire Masquerade: Redemption
3 Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines
1 Witchaven
10 Witcher, The
5 Witcher 2, The
1 Wizardry 7
2 World of Warcraft
1 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
1 Zanzarah
Posted by: Mad

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 03:57 AM

Thank you, flotsam !! What a mammoth task to accomplish thumbsup
Posted by: MaG

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 06:16 AM

bravo flotsam and great big thank you for your time and effort.
It is really appreciated.
Posted by: Drizzt

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 06:38 AM

Right, here goes

Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
Planescape: Torment
Realms of the Haunting
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Fallout
Fallout 2
The Witcher
Thief 2
System Shock 2
Jagged Alliance 2
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 11:54 AM

Thanks Flotsam. Awesome job as always. It's always great to see which favorites I've played and which ones I still want to play. wave bravo
Posted by: mcc

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 07:45 PM

Thank you Flotsam

Your effort is greatly appreciated thanks
Posted by: flotsam

Re: This years dark list - 07/23/11 11:43 PM

Thanks all, but I always get good things to play from this list, so I have a very definite vested interest!
Posted by: Karsten

Re: This years dark list - 07/24/11 11:56 AM

Thanks Flotsam smile

Good job as always smile
Posted by: anne2

Re: This years dark list - 07/25/11 05:37 AM

Thanks Flotsam

Always find something good to play from your lists wave