The Dark List 2014

Posted by: flotsam

The Dark List 2014 - 08/01/14 09:57 PM

Hi all,
The day after horses birthday seems like the perfect day to start this list (horse smiley inserted here)
You now have 13 days to list 13 Dark Side games that other people should play. It doesn't matter what you list, so long as its dark, and you reckon someone should play it.
Even though its dark, there are rules:

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 rpgs' 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 if possible so I don't get them mixed up. I will ask if I get confused
devil
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The Dark List - 08/01/14 10:24 PM

Thanks flotsam!
Posted by: Mad

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 12:34 AM

Here's mine then, flotsam laugh [And thank you !!]

Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal in Antara
Divine Divinity
Drakensang
Gothic
Knights of the Old Republic
Might & Magic VI
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Return to Krondor
Vampire Masquerade Redemption
Witcher [The]
Posted by: Jarkeld

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 01:40 AM

Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (RPG)
Bioshock
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Sandbox)
Haunting Ground (PS2) (Survival horror)
Morrowind (RPG)
No One Lives Forever (FPS)
No One Lives Forever II (FPS)
Secret World [The] (MMORPG)
Silent Hill 2 (PS2) (Survival Horror)
System Shock 2
Thief: The Dark Project (FPS)
Thief II (FPS)
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines (RPG)
Posted by: Karsten

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 09:08 AM

Here's my list:

Assasin's Creed
Baldur's Gate
Bioshock
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age 2
Fallout
Gothic
Mass Effect
Neverwinter Nights
Neverwinter Nights 2
Planescape: Torment
Oblivion
The Witcher

and thank you for this, flotsam...
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 02:01 PM

thanks Flotsam wave
Posted by: lanlynk

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 04:40 PM

Similar to my last year's list, but I've dropped a few within a series and added others in their place. I wanted to list a couple that I just started playing, but I'll wait until next year after I've played them more. smile

Baldur's Gate 2
Divine Divinity 1
Dragon Age 1
Dragon Age 2
Elder Scrolls 3 (Morrowind)
Elder Scrolls 4 (Oblivion)
Elder Scrolls 5 (Skyrim)
Knights of the Old Republic 1
Neverwinter Nights 1
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
The Sims 3
The Witcher 1
Zanzarah
Posted by: oldman

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 06:16 PM

My List:


Divinity Original Sin
Dragon Age Origins
Kingdoms of Amalur The Reckoning
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic II
Mafia 2
Mass Effect
Morrowind
Risen 2
Skyrim
Tomb Raider 2013
Witcher
Witcher 2
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 07:09 PM

Here is mine, helped by having played a few more this year

Bioshock
Dead Space 2
Divine Divinity
ES Oblivion
ES Skyrim
Fallout 3
Half Life 2
Ico
Limbo
Outcast
Portal 2
Realms of the Haunting
Witcher
Posted by: Templeton Peck

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 07:13 PM

Bioshock: Infinite
Civilization V
Costume Quest
The Darkness II
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Divinity: Dragon Commander
Dragon Age: Origins
Fallout: New Vegas
Pinball FX2
Skyrim
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
The Witcher
The Witcher 2
Posted by: traveler

Re: The Dark List - 08/02/14 09:23 PM

Well, I added one this year which means I have two. grin

Divine Divinity
Kult: Heretic Kingdoms- The Inquisition

Gil.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: The Dark List - 08/03/14 08:23 PM

Divine Divinity
Dungeon Keeper 2
Heroine's Quest (hard to believe it was free)
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic 2 (but only with the restored content mod)
Might & Magic VI
Might & Magic VII
Outcast
Planescape Torment
Quest for Glory 1
Quest for Glory 2

If there is a Darkside Hall of Fame list, I'm not aware of it.
Posted by: Barb

Re: The Dark List - 08/04/14 08:12 AM

Anvil of Dawn
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
Gothic 1
Gothic 2
Lands of Lore
Might & Magic 6
Might & Magic 7
Quest for Glory 4
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines
Vampire the Masquerade – Redemption
Wizards & Warriors
Wizardry 7, Crusaders of the Dark Savant
Posted by: hagatha

Re: The Dark List - 08/07/14 04:39 PM

Whoo. This gets harder every year. Gotta bump some off the list, but it's so difficult to do. I'm finally turfing BG 2 and all of the other old Bioware games. Love them all forever, but it's time to move on.

These are my current faves, by which I mean I would happily load them up and start a new game right now without a second thought.

Deus Ex GOTY
Dragon Age Origins
Fallout 3
Fallout New Vegas
Gothic II
Half Life 2
Morrowind
Oblivion
Skyrim
Star Wars Kotor
Thief 2 Gold
Witcher
Vampire Bloodlines
Posted by: Kayc

Re: The Dark List - 08/08/14 04:10 AM

Thanks flotsam


Divine Divinity
Dungeon Siege
Might and Magic VI
Might and Magic VII
Might and Magic VIII
Morrowind
Neverwinter nights
Outcast
Oblivion
Skyrim
Skyrim-add on-Dawnguard
Vampire of the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Witcher:Enhanced
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/10/14 10:03 PM

Hi all
Just over half way - will post outcomes this weekend!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The Dark List - 08/10/14 11:11 PM

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
Posted by: Marian

Re: The Dark List - 08/11/14 02:21 PM

Anachronox
Anvil of Dawn
Baldur's Gate 2
Divine Divinity
Gothic
Lands of Lore
Might and Magic VI
Planescape: Torment
Quest for Glory I
Quest for Glory IV
Realms of the Haunting
Witcher (The)
Zanzarah
Posted by: Smiley456

Re: The Dark List - 08/12/14 06:41 AM

Hopefully I'm not to late for the show.

BioShock 2
Crusader Kings 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Dungeon Keeper
F.E.A.R
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Hexen 2
Lands of Lore 2
Might & Magic 7
Morrowind
Thief 1
Thief 2
Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: The Dark List - 08/12/14 10:09 PM

Well, I'm probably too late to add to the list, but what the heck. lol

In Alpha order:

Alice: Madness Returns
Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Borderlands
Crysis
Dishonored
Dragon Age: Origins
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Skyrim
Thief
Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron
XCOM: Enemy Unknown


TM wave
Posted by: Marian

Re: The Dark List - 08/12/14 10:40 PM

Good to see you, Trail. thumbsup

You and Smiley have posted your lists in time; no worries. wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: The Dark List - 08/15/14 07:29 AM

Hope I'm not too late wave

Bioshock 1
Bioshock 2
Deus X: Human Revolution
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Fallout 3
Mass Effect 1
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Oblivion
Portal 1
Portal 2
Skyrim
smile
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 03:19 AM

Will post results in (my) morning wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 12:29 PM

Thanks, Flotsam, looking forward to it wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 07:21 PM

Hi all
The results are in and it was tight at the top, but a repeat winner snuck through.
As always, a numerical and an alphabetical list follow. I will go back over the lists in the next few days to make any full name changes I haven't picked up.
Errors are all mine
Enjoy!
wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 07:30 PM

9 The Witcher

8 Divine Divinity
8 Dragon Age: Origins
8 Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
8 Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

6 Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
6 Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines

5 Bioshock
5 Might and Magic 6: The Mandate of Heaven
5 Neverwinter Nights
5 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

4 Gothic
4 Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honour
4 Planescape Torment

3 Bioshock 2
3 Dragon Age 2
3 Fallout 3
3 Mass Effect
3 Outcast
3 Thief: The Dark Project
3 Thief 2: The Metal Age
3 Zanzarah

2 Anvil of Dawn, Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution, F.E.A.R., Gothic 2, Half Life 2, Kult: Heretic Kingdoms - The Inquisition, Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, Portal 2, Quest for Glory: So You Want to be a Hero, Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness, Realms of the Haunting, Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – Sith Lords, Vampire Masquerade: Redemption, The Witcher 2

1 American Magee’s Alice, Alice: Madness Returns, Anachronox, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 3, Batman Arkham Asylum, Betrayal at Antara, Beyond Divinity, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands, Civilisation 5, Clive Barker’s Undying, Costume Quest, Crusader Kings 2, Crysis, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Darkness 2, Dead Space 2, Deus Ex, Dishonoured, Divinity: Dragon Commander’ Divinity: Original Sin, Drakan: Order of the Flames, Drakensang, Dungeon Keeper 2, Dungeon Siege, Fable, Fallout, Fallout: New Vegas, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Haunting Ground, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Herione’s Quest, Hexen, Ico, Kingdoms of Amular: The Reckoning, Lands of Lore 2: Guardians of Destiny, Limbo, Mafia 2, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Might and Magic 8: Day of the Destroyer, Neverwinter Nights 2, No One Lives Forever, No One Lives Forever 2, Pinball FX2, Portal, Prey, Quest for Glory 2: Trial By Fire, Return to Krondor, Risen 2, Robin Hood: legend of Sherwood, Sacred, Secret World, Silent Hill 3, Sims 3, System Shock 2, Tomb Raider 2013, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Wizardry 7, Wizards and Warriors, X Com: Enemy Unknown
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 07:31 PM

2 Anvil of Dawn
1 American Magee’s Alice
1 Alice: Madness Returns
1 Anachronox
1 Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
1 Assassin’s Creed
1 Assassin’s Creed 3
2 Baldur’s Gate
2 Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
1 Batman Arkham Asylum
1 Betrayal at Antara
1 Beyond Divinity
5 Bioshock
3 Bioshock 2
1 Bioshock Infinite
1 Borderlands
1 Civilisation 5
1 Clive Barker’s Undying
1 Costume Quest
1 Crusader Kings 2
1 Crysis
1 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
1 Darkness 2
1 Dead Space 2
1 Deus Ex
2 Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution
1 Dishonoured
8 Divine Divinity
1 Divinity: Dragon Commander
1 Divinity: Original Sin
8 Dragon Age: Origins
3 Dragon Age 2
1 Drakan: Order of the Flames
1 Drakensang
1 Dungeon Keeper 2
1 Dungeon Siege
8 Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
6 Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
8 Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
1 Fable
1 Fallout
3 Fallout 3
1 Fallout: New Vegas
2 F.E.A.R.
4 Gothic
2 Gothic 2
1 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
2 Half Life 2
1 Haunting Ground
1 Heroes of Might and Magic 3
1 Herione’s Quest
1 Hexen
1 Ico
1 Kingdoms of Amular: The Reckoning
2 Kult: Heretic Kingdoms - The Inquisition
2 Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
1 Lands of Lore 2: Guardians of Destiny
1 Limbo
1 Mafia 2
3 Mass Effect
1 Mass Effect 2
1 Mass Effect 3
5 Might and Magic 6: The Mandate of Heaven
4 Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honour
1 Might and Magic 8: Day of the Destroyer
5 Neverwinter Nights
1 Neverwinter Nights 2
1 No One Lives Forever
1 No One Lives Forever 2
3 Outcast
1 Pinball FX2
4 Planescape Torment
1 Portal
2 Portal 2
1 Prey
2 Quest for Glory: So You Want to be a Hero
1 Quest for Glory 2: Trial By Fire
2 Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness
2 Realms of the Haunting
1 Return to Krondor
1 Risen 2
1 Robin Hood: Legend of Sherwood
1 Sacred
1 Secret World
2 Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
1 Silent Hill 3
1 Sims 3
5 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
2 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – Sith Lords
1 System Shock 2
3 Thief: The Dark Project
3 Thief 2: The Metal Age
1 Tomb Raider 2013
1 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
2 Vampire Masquerade: Redemption
6 Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines
9 Witcher, The
2 Witcher 2, The
1 Wizardry 7
1 Wizards and Warriors
1 X Com: Enemy Unknown
3 Zanzarah
Posted by: Marian

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 07:59 PM

Great to see the totals, flotsam! This will be a great reference for me. Thank you for all of the time and effort you put into this. woot wave
Posted by: lanlynk

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 08:32 PM

Thank you, flotsam! Great list.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: The Dark List - 08/16/14 08:36 PM

Thanks, Flotsam...a great resource for those times you want to play something "tried and true." wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: The Dark List - 08/17/14 07:48 AM

A wonderful job, thank you, flotsam !! Always a treat to read the end version bravo
Posted by: manxman

Re: The Dark List - 08/17/14 02:39 PM

Looks great thumbsup Thank you Flotsam bravo
Posted by: MaG

Re: The Dark List - 08/18/14 10:18 AM

Thanks, flotsam and Chief! wave
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The Dark List - 08/22/14 11:34 PM

Thanks, flotsam and Chief!
Posted by: hagatha

Re: The Dark List - 08/24/14 12:04 PM

Thank you!

Once again, a terrific resource for anyone looking for a new game to try. Every single one of those top games is worth playing. Not a dud among them.