2006 Darkside 13 - The List

Posted by: flotsam

2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/01/06 04:13 PM

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
Posted by: MaG

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/01/06 04:38 PM

scared scared devil
Posted by: JohnBoy

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/01/06 04:57 PM

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
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/01/06 06:10 PM

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
Posted by: hagatha

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/01/06 06:24 PM

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
Posted by: Pokey

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/01/06 07:31 PM

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
Posted by: PDL

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/01/06 07:56 PM

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])
Posted by: Melanie1

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 01:51 AM

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
Posted by: dmtomchick

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 02:01 AM

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:
Posted by: Carolin

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 08:15 AM

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
Posted by: hugh

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 08:31 AM

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
Posted by: metzomagic

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 09:13 AM

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
Posted by: fildil

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 09:17 AM

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
Posted by: Bonnie

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 09:24 AM

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
Posted by: Drizzt

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 10:55 AM

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
Posted by: oldman

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 11:11 AM

Wow this is the first time I've had more than the maximum number of games. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Well here is the list I cut it down to.
Dragonriders of Pern
Morrowind
Sacred Plus
Divine Divinity
Dungeon Siege 2
Tomb Raider 3
Oblivion
Quest for Glory 4 Shadows of Darkness
Vampire Masquerade Bloodlines
Splinter Cell
Neverwinter Nights
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Max Payne
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 12:52 PM

Hmm....in no particular order:

1. Painkiller
2. Mafia
3. Max Payne (both 1&2)
4. Tomb Raider: Legend
5. Half-Life 2
6. The Chronicles of Riddick
7. Cold Fear
8. Clive Barker's Undying
9. Alice
10. Splinter Cell
11. Grand Prix Legends
12. Richard Burns Rally
13. Beyond Good and Evil

Rusty wave
Posted by: pantheon

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 04:21 PM

Okay Top 10... in order...

1. Morrowind
2. Gothic 2
3. GTA - San Andreas
4. Gothic
5. Baldur's Gate 2
6. Baldur's Gate
7. Half Life 2
8. Divine Divinity
9. Arx Fatalis
10. Bloodmoon - Morrowind expansion
Posted by: Mad

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/02/06 10:41 PM

Hi smile

Here's my puny list lol

Baldur's Gate
Divine Divinity
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Dragonriders of Pern
Quest for Glory 5
Betrayal in Antara
Return to Krondor
Might & Magic VI
Diablo

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/03/06 12:59 AM

I am away for 3 days but will be keeping my third eye on this from afar.
I will post an interin report when I get back on Friday.
Posted by: Arwen

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/03/06 08:24 AM

1. Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
2. Silent Hill 2
3. Silent Hill 3
4. The Matrix Online (MMORPG - don't know if online games qualify, but I've been playing since March 2005)
Posted by: maggie57

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/03/06 04:40 PM

Hi-

My list is short, but these are RPG games I just love


1. Dungeon Siege
2. Legends of Aranna
3. Dungeon Siege 11
4. Space Hack

I have others, but have not played them, so I can't put them down.

Thanks

Maggie bravo bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: looney

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/04/06 07:16 PM

I'm sort of new-ish to the darkside, okay, I've been popping in here for a long time, but it's only been for a few different games! laugh


Zanzarah
Fable - The Lost Chapters
Beyond Good and Evil
Arcanum

Maybe this year I'll find another game to try! smile
Thanks Flotsam!! bravo
Posted by: Barb

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/05/06 06:22 AM

1. Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
2. Lands of Lore 1
3. Might & Magic 7
4. Oblivion
5. Quest for Glory 4
6. Wizardry 7 - Crusaders of the Dark Savant
7. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
8. Might & Magic 6
9. Anvil of Dawn
10. Gothic
11. Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine
12. Indy & the Emperor's Tomb
13. Might & Magic 8

I can think of a lot more!

Barb
Posted by: MousePower

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/05/06 03:51 PM

Here is my little list, in order:

1. Clive Barker's Undying
2. American McGee's Alice
3. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
4. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
5. Nosferatu: Wrath of Malachi
6. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Posted by: syd

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/05/06 07:56 PM

Here we go and in no particular order:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Oblivion
3. Gothic I
4. Gothic II
5. Morrowind
6. Outcast
7. Beyond Divinity
8. Sacred Plus
9. Anachronox
10. Knights of the Old Republic I
11. Might and Magic VI
12.Quest for Glory I
13. Planescape Torment
Posted by: Glynn

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/05/06 10:23 PM

Here's mine...not in order.. smile

1. Outcast
2. Quest for Glory {Dragonfire}
3. Quest for Glory 4
4. 007 Nightfire
5. Splinter Cell
6. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
7. Nightlong
8. No one Lives Forever
9. RedJack
10. Prince of Persia 3D
11. Indiana Jones, Infernal Machine
12. Indiana Jones, Emperor's Tomb
13. Arabian Nights
Are we supposed to stop at "10" or are we going for a "bakers dozen"?? smile
Posted by: Schwab35

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/06/06 12:19 AM

Hi Glynn thumbsup
Posted by: Kayc

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/06/06 05:40 AM

Thanks Flotsam! Here's mine:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Beyond Divinity
3. Splinter Cell
4. Outcast
5. Morrowind
6. Might and Magic VI
7. Might and Magic VII
8. Might and Magic VIII
9. Zanzarah
10. Indiana Jones the Infernal Machine
11. Prince of Persia 3D
12. Dungeon Siege
13. Neverwinter Nights

Kay smile
Posted by: PeggyH

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/06/06 06:41 PM

Okay, let's see:

1. Gothic 1
2. Gothic 2
3. Thief 1
4. Thief 2
5. Baldur's Gate 1
6. Baldur's Gate 2
7. Might & Magic 7
8. Planescape Torment
9. Divine Divinity
10.Arx Fatalis
11.Anachronox
12.Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine
13.Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1

And many more.... lol
Posted by: Marian

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/06/06 08:26 PM

1. Quest for Glory 1
2. Zanzarah
3. Realms of the Haunting
4. Divine Divinity
5. Baldur's Gate 2
6. Arx Fatalis
7. Ultima Underworld
8. Gothic
9. Ultima Ascension
10. Dragonriders of Pern
11. Might and Magic 6

Thank you, Flotsam. smile wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/07/06 03:42 AM

Im back happydance
Divine Divinity leads the way with Morrowind close behind. They are the only games with 10 or more recommendations.
Games with more than 5 recommendations include Baldurs Gate 1 and 2, Gothic 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights, Outcast, Splinter Cell and Sims 2.
Nearly 150 games have been mentioned, give or take an expansion pack.
We are about halfway.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/07/06 08:10 AM

good to see you back, that's impressive come on folks give us your 13 cents worth..

Ingie laugh
Posted by: Pib

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/07/06 10:06 PM

Not in any particular order

1 Big Kahuna Reef 2 Chain Reaction (puzzle/action)
2 Luxor (puzzle/action)
3 Kingdom of Loathing (online RPG)
4 Neverwinter Nights (RPG)
5 Knights of the Old Republic (RPG)
6 Oblivion - Elder Scrolls 4 (RPG)
7 Black and White 2 (Strategy/God game)
8 Dungeon Keeper 2 (Evil is good!)
9 Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines (RPG)
10 Painkiller (FPS)
11 The Movies (Tycoon/Sim)
12 Divine Divinity (RPG)
13 Sacred Plus (RPG)

My darkside has lots of little outlets, doesn't it? wink evil
Posted by: gremlin

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/09/06 02:53 AM

In no particular order, and not the full 13 because I've not liked enough of the Dark Side games I've played:

Tomb Raider I
Tomb Raider II
Diablo II
Fable TLC
Zanzarah
Anachronox
Prince of Persia, Sands of Time
Prince of Persia, The Two Thrones
Dragonriders of Pern

Gremlin

(edited to fix PoP, T2T. Thanks Hugh!)
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/09/06 09:50 AM

Divine Divinity
Beyond Divinity
Fable
Sacred
Sacred Plus
Zanzarah
Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition
Diablo II
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

Ana wave
Posted by: hugh

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/09/06 03:13 PM

Gremlin, isn't it 'the two thrones?' I think 'the two towers' is from Lord of the rings
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/09/06 04:12 PM

Up to here.
BTW, am inspired to get into rpg so baaged Divine Divinty (dvd), Morrowind, Sacred Plus and Neverwinter Nights yesterday for princely total of $19.
If that doesn't make me a convert nothing will.
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/09/06 04:27 PM

great job there flotsam, you have some great games and hours of playing ahead of you at a wonderful price!!! bravo thumbsup

Ingie laugh
Posted by: gremlin

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/09/06 05:06 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by hugh:
Gremlin, isn't it 'the two thrones?' I think 'the two towers' is from Lord of the rings
I know, you're right. It's an unconscious mistake I keep making!

Gremlin
Posted by: Schwab35

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/09/06 06:40 PM

Wow, Flotsam, that is a whole lot of gameplay for the money spent! Have fun!
Posted by: Pib

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/10/06 01:48 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by flotsam:
... Divinty (dvd), Morrowind, Sacred Plus and Neverwinter Nights yesterday ...
If that doesn't make me a convert nothing will.
Wow, you're right that if that lot doesn't convert you, nothing will. That's good mix from fast action (Sacred) to the slow but extremely real world feel of Morrowind. NWN just the original or with expansions?
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/10/06 04:29 PM

Just the original Pib. Now I just have to decide which to start with duh
On things listy, we said 13 nights so I will aim to post final results Sunday morning my time. Schwab35 is going to genre list, which may come later depending on how co-ordinated we can be.
So get those recommendations in.
Posted by: Pib

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/10/06 08:28 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by flotsam:
Just the original Pib. Now I just have to decide which to start with duh
My two cents would be to start with Divine Divinity then NeverWinter Nights. Then if you want to kick action into high gear, go for Sacred. If you want more depth and slower play, it's time for Morrowind.
Posted by: sharebear

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/11/06 10:42 AM

Painkiller
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Sacred
Divine Divinity
World of Warcraft
Everquest 2
Anachronox
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Guild Wars
Planescape Torment
The Sims 2
F.E.A.R.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/12/06 02:58 PM

The time has come.
I will post final lists this Sunday morning my time, so get your recommendations in.
Here is my short and rpg deprived list - next year I promise I will have played enough to include a few.

Ico
Outcast
Realms of the Haunting
FEAR
Half Life
Half Life 2
Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy
Deus Ex
Twinsuns Odyssey
Posted by: Sassy

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/13/06 01:27 AM

argh, only 13! I've been Darksiding A LOT more these days and it's getting harder to narrow the list down. And I can't believe I'm actually recommending 2 games that are fairly hard and only have checkpoints to save at. I use to hate those kind of games. But if you can actually make it thru King Kong and POP Sands of Time it is some of the most satisfying fellings of accomplishment and exhileration ever.(and FUN TOO) In other words; What a rush!

1) Doom 3
2) Unreal 2: The Awakening
3) Chronicles of Riddick
4) The Wheel of Time
5) Drakan
6) Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
7) Thief Gold
8) Thief 3: Deadly Shadows
9) Blair Witch 1:Rustin Parr
10) Silent Hill 3
11) Outcast
12) Splinter Cell 2: Pandora Tomorrow
13) King Kong
Posted by: hugh

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/13/06 03:47 PM

wow flotsam. u played Indigo Prophecy?
smile
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/13/06 04:01 PM

Sure did Hugh although if I never see another "simon says" sequence I won't miss it.
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/13/06 04:25 PM

A query.
The original release of Silent Hill 2 appears to be a slightly different version from Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams. The first is a playstation exclusive release, the latter for other platforms including pc.
They are pretty much the same game, but I am going to list it as Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams unless one of the persons who listed it says they specifically wanted the playstation original version.
Posted by: Nipomo

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/13/06 05:51 PM

I'm a Darkside newbie. I'm still playing Oblivion and oddly I'm not 100% sold (Its a huge beautiful game but not enough varity for my taste) so I'm going to wait to list it till I finish. I can't wait to play some of the others on everyones lists

Zanzarah
Divine Divinity
Morrowind
Draken
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/15/06 12:43 AM

Last chance - results go up tomorrow
Posted by: Ramothus

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/15/06 04:35 PM

Hi, I haven't posted in a while but I have still been playing games!

1)Morrowind
2)Divine Divinity
3)NWN
4)Halo (Xbox and PC)
5)Outcast
6)Might & Magic VI
7)Hexen II
8)Drakan
9)Oblivion
10)Dungeon Seige
11)Thief Gold
12)Halo 2 (Xbox)
13)Might & Magic VII
Not necessarily in any order although I rate Morrowind on top.

Marianne
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/15/06 05:56 PM

Hi all,
Well the top 3 remain the same, with not a lot of change in the top 10 recommendations. Oblivion is the best performing new entrant and by next year it might well challenge for the top spot. Alice, Undying and the Sims 2 all jumped up, and fairy battles also got a bit of a rise, but Psychic battles disappeared altogether.
I have genre listed the top 20 plus ties based on Nickie’s categorisation last year (the genres will be finlaised later with the help of schwab35) and rpg’s certainly rule the roost – more reason I guess why I should play some smile
What follows as usual is a numerical list and an alphabetical list. I tried to use full names and to show alternative titles. If I mucked any up I apologise in advance.
Hopefully you will find the list useful in helping decide which little dark side jaunt you should take next. My wallet can testify I already have razz
So without further ado.....
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/15/06 05:57 PM

19 Divine Divinity (RPG)
13 Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind (RPG)
9 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (RPG)
9 Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion (RPG)
9 Neverwinter Nights (RPG)
9 Outcast (Action/Adventure)
8 Gothic (RPG)
8 Zanzarah (Action/Adventure/RPG)
7 Baldur’s Gate 2 (RPG)
7 Planescape Torment (RPG)
7 Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines (RPG)
6 Anachronox (RPG)
6 Baldur’s Gate (RPG)
6 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (Action/Adventure)
6 Might and Magic 6: The Mandate of Heaven (RPG)
6 Sims 2 (Simulation)
6 Splinter Cell (Action)
5 American Magee’s Alice (Action)
5 Beyond Divinity (RPG)
5 Gothic 2 (RPG)
5 Thief: The Dark Project/Thief Gold (Action)
4 Clive Barker’s Undying(Action)
4 Deus Ex (Action/RPG/Stealth)
4 Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern(Adventure/RPG)
4 Drakan: Order of the Flame (Action/Adventure)
4 Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honour (RPG)
4 Painkiller (FPS/Action)
4 Realms of the Haunting (Adventure/Action)
4 Sacred Plus (RPG)
3 Arx Fatalis (RPG)
3 Dungeon Siege (RPG)
3 Dungeon Seige 2 (RPG)
3 Fable: The Lost Chapters (RPG)
3 F.E.A.R. (FPS/Action)
3 Half Life (FPS/Action)
3 Half Life 2 (FPS/Action)
3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (Action/Adventure)
3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Action/Adventure)
3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Action/Adventure)
3 Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition/Kult: Heretic Kingdoms (RPG)
3 Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit (Action/Adventure)
3 Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (RPG)
3 Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (Action/Adventure)
3 Quest for Glory 1: So You Want to Be a Hero (RPG)
3 Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness (RPG)
3 Silent Hill 3 (Action)
3 Thief 2: The Metal Age (Action)
3 Tomb Raider 7: Legend (Action/Adventure)

2 Arcanum, Beyond Good and Evil, Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butchers Bay, Diablo 2, Dungeon Seige: Legends of Arrana, Elder Scrolls 3: Blood Moon, Fallout, Fallout 2, Ico, Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb, Lego Star Wars, Mafia, Max Payne, Might and Magic 8: Day of the Destroyer, Movies, The, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, Prince of Persia 3D, Prince of Persia: Two Thrones, Sacred, Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – Sith Lords

1 007 Nightfire, Aikens Artifact, Anvil of Dawn, Arabian Nights, Baldurs Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldurs Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal, Betrayal at Antara, Big Kahuna Reef 2: Chain Reaction, Black & White 2, Blair Witch: Rustin Parr, Clocktower 1: The First Fear, Clocktower 2: The Struggle Within, Cold Fear, Condemned, Cultures, Diablo, Doom 3, Elder Scrolls 3: Tribunal, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, Everquest 2, Evil Genious, Freelancer, God of War, Grand Prix Legends, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Guild Wars, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Heroes of Might and Magic 4, Hexen 2, Hitman, Icewind Dale, Imperial Cities: Children of the Nile, Jade Empire, Jagged Alliance 2, Kingdom of Loathing, King Kong, Lands of Lore, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Luxor, Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom, Majesty: The Northern Expansion, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, Matrix Online, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Mortal Combat: Shaolin Monks, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy, No One Lives Forever, Nosferatu: Wrath of Malachi, Obscure, Quest for Glory 5: Dragon Fire, Redjack: Revenge of the Brethren, Return to Krondor, Richard Burns Rally, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 2, Silent Hill, Sims University, Space Hack, Spider Man 2, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy, System Shock 2, Thief 3: Deadly Shadows, Tomb Raider 2, Tomb Raider 3: The Lost Artifact, Trapt, Twinsuns Odyssey, Unreal 2: The Awakening, Unreal Tournament, Ultima Ascension, Vampire Masquerade: Redemption, Wheel of Time, Wild Wild West: The Steel Assassin, Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant, World of Warcraft, WWE: Smackdown vs Raw, X Com: Terror From the Deep.
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/15/06 05:59 PM

1 007 Nightfire
1 Aikens Artifact
5 American Magee’s Alice
6 Anachronox
1 Anvil of Dawn
1 Arabian Nights
2 Arcanum
3 Arx Fatalis
6 Baldur’s Gate
1 Baldurs Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
7 Baldur’s Gate 2
1 Baldurs Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal
1 Betrayal at Antara
5 Beyond Divinity
2 Beyond Good and Evil
1 Big Kahuna Ref 2: Chain Reaction
1 Black & White 2
1 Blair Witch: Rustin Parr
2 Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butchers Bay
4 Clive Barker’s Undying
1 Clocktower 1: The First Fear
1 Clocktower 2: The Struggle Within
1 Cold Fear
1 Condemned
1 Cultures
19 Divine Divinity
4 Deus Ex
1 Diablo
2 Diablo 2
1 Doom 3
4 Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
4 Drakan: Order of the Flame
3 Dungeon Siege
2 Dungeon Seige: Legends of Arrana
3 Dungeon Seige 2
2 Elder Scrolls 3: Blood Moon
13 Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
1 Elder Scrolls 3: Tribunal
9 Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
1 Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
1 Everquest 2
1 Evil Genious
3 Fable: The Lost Chapters
2 Fallout
2 Fallout 2
3 F.E.A.R.
1 Freelancer
1 God of War
8 Gothic
5 Gothic 2
1 Grand Prix Legends
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
1 Guild Wars
3 Half Life
3 Half Life 2
1 Halo: Combat Evolved
1 Halo 2
3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
3 Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition/Kult: Heretic Kingdoms
1 Heroes of Might and Magic 3
1 Heroes of Might and Magic 4
1 Hexen 2
1 Hitman
1 Icewind Dale
2 Ico
1 Imperial Cities: Children of the Nile
6 Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
2 Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb
3 Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit
1 Jade Empire
1 Jagged Alliance 2
1 Kingdom of Loathing
1 King Kong
1 Lands of Lore
2 Lego Star Wars
1 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
1 Luxor
2 Mafia
1 Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom
1 Majesty: The Northern Expansion
1 Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure
1 Matrix Online
2 Max Payne
1 Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
1 Mortal Combat: Shaolin Monks
6 Might and Magic 6: The Mandate of Heaven
4 Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honour
2 Might and Magic 8: Day of the Destroyer
2 Movies, The
1 Need for Speed: Most Wanted
1 Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy
1 No One Lives Forever
1 Nosferatu: Wrath of Malachi
9 Neverwinter Nights
2 Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide
3 Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
1 Obscure
9 Outcast
4 Painkiller
7 Planescape Torment
2 Prince of Persia 3D
3 Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
2 Prince of Persia: Two Thrones
3 Quest for Glory 1: So You Want to Be a Hero
3 Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness
1 Quest for Glory 5: Dragon Fire
4 Realms of the Haunting
1 Redjack: Revenge of the Brethren
1 Return to Krondor
1 Richard Burns Rally
1 Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
1 Serious Sam: The First Encounter
1 Serious Sam 2
2 Sacred
4 Sacred Plus
1 Silent Hill
2 Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
3 Silent Hill 3
2 Silent Hill 4: The Room
6 Sims 2
1 Sims University
1 Space Hack
1 Spider Man 2
6 Splinter Cell
1 Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
1 Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
9 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
2 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – Sith Lords
1 Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy
1 System Shock 2
5 Thief: The Dark Project/Thief Gold
3 Thief 2: The Metal Age
1 Thief 3: Deadly Shadows
1 Tomb Raider 2
1 Tomb Raider 3: The Lost Artifact
3 Tomb Raider 7: Legend
1 Trapt
1 Twinsuns Odyssey
1 Unreal 2: The Awakening
1 Unreal Tournament
1 Ultima Ascension
1 Vampire Masquerade: Redemption
7 Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines
1 Wheel of Time
1 Wild Wild West: The Steel Assassin
1 Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
1 World of Warcraft
1 WWE: Smackdown vs Raw
1 X Com: Terror From the Deep
8 Zanzarah
Posted by: MaG

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/15/06 07:27 PM

My Oh My! Thank you again and again, flotsam!

Your hard work is very much appreciated. I'm sure this will help the gamers in choosing the 'what's next'!

bravo bravo bravo
Posted by: Schwab35

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/15/06 11:09 PM

I added the genres to all games with 3 votes or more, and may I say, another fine job by Flotsam!
bravo
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/16/06 12:22 AM

Thanks to you too schwab35 for you help bravo
Posted by: metzomagic

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/16/06 10:16 AM

flotsam, hi,

Thanks once again for making the effort to compile one of your enlightening lists praise

Interesting results, though not surprising, considering the audience here. RPGs are quite heavily favoured over action, probably due to most Boomers' preference for story and character development over twitch.

Kinda surprised that Deus Ex and Half-Life didn't fare better though. They both had involving stories and good adventuring/exploration possibilities. Two of the finest games ever created, IMO.

Cheers,
MetzO'Magic
Posted by: friedmonky

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/16/06 05:03 PM

Great job flotsam! bravo

Rusty wave
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/17/06 09:36 AM

Thank you so much flotsam...you're the best :kiss:


Ingie laugh
Posted by: Mad

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/17/06 11:55 AM

Hi flotsam smile

Wow !! You did it again thumbsup

Thank you SO much - and now I'm off back to your final lists to see what I should be adding to my RPG collection lol

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/18/06 05:00 PM

Thanks everyone smile
You will be pleased to hear I am currently whacking my way around the 3rd level catacomb looking for Slasher in order to give it to some large orcish beast.
Posted by: metzomagic

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/19/06 07:04 AM

flotsam, hi,

Ah, in the throes of Divine Divinity then woozy

Be sure to check out my DD guide on Quandary if you get into too much trouble... or, even if you don't know where to look for trouble lol

Cheers,
MetzO'Magic
Posted by: popcorneater

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/19/06 07:22 AM

Way to go flotsam, what are you playing as??

Enjoying yourself, just a bit?? evil

Ingie laugh
Posted by: MaG

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List - 07/19/06 09:26 AM

Thanks again, Flotsam and all the contributors.

I will close this thread and archive it.