the 2015 dark side list

Posted by: flotsam

the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 12:25 AM

Hi all,
Off we go on our annual shady listing. zombie
From today, 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 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 if possible so I don't get them mixed up. I will ask if I get confused.
See ya in 13 days (not counting little updates along the way)
devil
Posted by: RebKean

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 04:35 AM

I'm pretty sure I will put int the wrong games in one of these lists again, but I will try and check previous threads so I might not make more than perhaps one mistake. whistle
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 10:41 AM

Not a problem, Reb....

Thanks, Flotsam wave
Posted by: hagatha

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 02:48 PM

Okay, here goes:

Deus Ex
Dishonoured
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age 2 (so that you can get the whole story carried over through all three games)
Dragon Age: Inquisitor
Fallout3
Half Life 2
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Skyrim
System Shock 2
Witcher

Thanks!

I meant to add that I am forcing myself to let go of some of my old favourites and move on to more recent (for me) games. Couldn't let go of Deus Ex, though.
Posted by: hugh

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 05:39 PM

Thanks, Flotsam

Cursed Mountain
Devil May Cry (2013)
Dishonored
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
First Templar, The
God of War 3
God of War: Ascension
Infamous
Murdered: Soul Suspect
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Sims 3
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Valiant Hearts The Great War

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I wish I had completed Max Payne 3 so that I could recommend that as well.

hagatha, have you played, Splinter Cell: Blacklist? Since you are a SC fan, I think you would enjoy this specially if you loved earlier SC games and disliked Conviction.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 05:49 PM

Here is mine...

American McGee's Alice
Bioshock 1
Bioshock 2
Diablo II, Lord of Destruction
F.E.A.R. 1
Prey
Metro Last Light
Morrowind The Elder Scrolls III
The Hobbit
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Vampire The Masquerade Redemption
Witcher 1 (enhanced edition)
Zanzarah
Posted by: oldman

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 06:05 PM

Divinity Original Sin
Dragon Age Inquisition
Kingdoms of Amalur The Reckoning
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic II
Pillars of Eternity
Morrowind
Risen 3
Skyrim
Tomb Raider 2013
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines
Witcher
Witcher 3
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 06:59 PM

Dungeon Keeper 2
Might and Magic 6
Might and Magic 7
Planescape Torment
Quest for Glory 1
Quest for Glory 2
Tomb Raider 1 (1996)
Wizardry 7
World of Xeen
Zanzarah
Posted by: Marian

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 09:13 PM

Anachronox
Anvil of Dawn
Divine Divinity
King's Quest 8: Mask of Eternity
Might and Magic 6
Planescape Torment
Quest for Glory 1
Quest for Glory 4
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
Realms of the Haunting
Witcher
World of Xeen
Zanzarah
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 09:18 PM

OK, in no particular order:

Wolfenstein: The New Order
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Dungeon Siege
Remember Me
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Borderlands
Assassin's Creed
Mirror's Edge
Crysis
Star Wars: Jedi Knight-Mysteries of the Sith
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 11:04 PM

Great start!
Posted by: Mad

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/22/15 11:17 PM

Here's mine, thanks, flosam grin

Baldur’s Gate
Divine Divinity
Drakensang
Gothic
Knights of the Old Republic
Might & Magic VI
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Quest for Glory IV
Return to Krondor
Risen 2
Witcher 1 [Enhanced ]
Vampire Masquerade Redemption
Posted by: Jarkeld

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/23/15 08:18 AM

Condemned: Criminal Origins
Fatal Frame/Project Zero I (PS2)
Fatal Frame/Project Zero II (PS2)
Fatal Frame/Project Zero III (PS2)
Fatal Frame/Project Zero IV (Wii)
Morrowind
Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
Skyrim
System Shock II
Thief I
Thief II
The Secret World
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Posted by: hagatha

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/26/15 08:11 PM

Come on, Boomies. Let's have those lists!
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/28/15 10:32 AM

Originally Posted By: hagatha
Come on, Boomies. Let's have those lists!


Yea, what Hagatha said! lol
Posted by: RebKean

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/28/15 06:02 PM

I keep forgetting this, I have to write myself a note ...
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/28/15 06:33 PM

Did I remember to mention that Isabelle can be considered a dark side game devil ??
Posted by: MaG

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/28/15 06:40 PM

That made me laugh so hard; I'm teary!
What is this obsession with Isabelle?
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/28/15 07:24 PM

Who is Isabelle?
Posted by: Marian

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/28/15 07:29 PM

Originally Posted By: looney4labs
Who is Isabelle?


Isabelle is an adventure game that flotsam...well, let's just say that he thinks very highly of it. And that he may disown us all very soon if we don't try to find it, play it, and put it on our favorite-games list. grin
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/28/15 11:13 PM

Well, from Flotsam's mouth to my ears! I'll have to try to find it.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 10:29 AM

Well, we'll have to get on it then lol
Posted by: Mad

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 01:18 PM

Hah !! And Good Luck with that one !! wink

I think flotsam must have cornered the market and bought up every copy that was ever released. I can't find it ANYWHERE snicker

Although after having read the review HERE I'm not sure I want to scared
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 02:13 PM

Obviously a game one should avoid at all costs!
Posted by: hagatha

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 03:01 PM

Ha ha. Maybe next year we should have the Game Boomers "Play at Your Peril" list, too!

Come on, Boomies. Out with it! Get those Dark Side lists in.
Posted by: oldman

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 06:55 PM

I have an old CD of Isabelle and was going to try it out just to see what Flotsam was so enthusiastic about. However, it won't run on my machine. So I'll just have to keep wondering. think idea What the attraction is.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 07:25 PM

Originally Posted By: oldman
I have an old CD of Isabelle and was going to try it out just to see what Flotsam was so enthusiastic about. However, it won't run on my machine. So I'll just have to keep wondering. think idea What the attraction is.


lol
Posted by: Marian

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 07:59 PM

I had a CD of Isabelle also that I ordered online years ago - never got around to playing it, and sold it on eBay. Poor flotsam. oops
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 08:16 PM

Soooo, back to the topic at hand... woozy

How about a few more Dark Side Game lists Boomers! thumbsup

Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 10:02 PM

I appreciate the efforts everyone. And I think Marian summed up the sentiment perfectly bravo
If I may be self indulgent, here is my review at the time - just so you know what you are missing (actually, having read that, it probably IS a dark side game dance )
Here is mine

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: SharonB

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/29/15 11:03 PM

Here's my dark side list:

Anachronox
Divine Divinity
Lands of Lore 1
Lands of Lore 3
Morrowind
Skyrim
System Shock 2
Witcher

SharonB




Posted by: RebKean

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/30/15 09:37 AM

OK, I appologize in advance for putting the wrong type of game in my list.
I'm sure I will learn this in time. blush

1. Cute Knight http://www.hanakogames.com/ckd.shtml
2. Diablo 2
3. Diablo 3
4. Elder Scrolls III - Morrowind
5. Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion
6. Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim
7. Grand Theft Auto V
8. Heroes of Might and Magic 3
9. Papers please http://papersplea.se/
10. Pixel Dungeon http://store.steampowered.com/app/365900
11. Save the Date http://paperdino.com/save-the-date/
12. Sims 4
13. Spycraft

Originally I did put Cute knight, Papers please and Spycraft on the other list but it was incorrect so I hope they fit here.

(Pixel dungeon is a game for pads originally, but it is avaliable for PC so I listed it.
I play another version of it called Shattered Pixel Dungeon, and it is possible to play in on a computer with a modulator or whatever it's called. Just wanted to add that info. smile )

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/30/15 03:49 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: Templeton Peck

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/30/15 06:15 PM

Age of Wonders 3
Bioshock Infinite
Civilization V
The Darkness 2
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Fallout: New Vegas
Skyrim
State of Decay
This War of Mine
The Witcher 1
The Witcher 2
The Witcher 3
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/31/15 02:04 AM

I haven't started counting but I can tell you there is nothing on evryone's list.
Witcher pops up a lot though, and Skyrim gets more than a few mentions.
Plenty I haven't played and more than a few I haven't heard of.
Oldies include ROTH and Dungeon Keeper 2.
taz
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/31/15 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: flotsam
I haven't started counting but I can tell you there is nothing on everyone's list...


Gotta tell ya' Flotsam, that is a confusing statement, either that or my old age is catching up with me lol
Posted by: RebKean

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/31/15 03:37 PM

Hahahaha
Posted by: cg_mike

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/31/15 04:16 PM

It was fun to separate "games I'd recommend" from my list of "favorite games". Here are 13 that I think are all worth trying. There's a bunch of Honorable Mentions that didn't make it, of course. wink

Anno 2070
Bioshock
Dishonored
Dwarf Fortress
Endless Space
Half-Life 2
Hexcells
Mount & Blade: Warband
Portal
Sleeping Dogs
Supreme Commander 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Trine (cooperative mode)
Posted by: Marian

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 08/31/15 07:27 PM

Thank you for contributing, cg_mike. thumbsup
Posted by: misslilo

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/01/15 11:46 AM

Since I don't play a lot of FPS, mine wil mostly be MMO's. smile

Bioshock 2
Dragon Age: Inquisition (DA:I)
Fallout 3 (And 4 when it comes out) wink
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR)
The Secret World (TSW)
Posted by: Pokey

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/01/15 05:22 PM

Dark Souls
Deus Ex
Far Cry 3
Fallout New Vegas
Gothic 2
Mafia
Resident Evil 4
Portal
Shadow of Colossus
Stalker
System Shock 2
The Last of Us
Thief Gold
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/02/15 11:29 PM

Hi all
This is day 13 which is technically the last day, but to make sure all votes are in, and I don't stuff up a time zone or three, and also because I won't be able to count till Saturday, the thread can stay open and I will post results Sunday.
I will give a shout when its the absolutely final chance to vote
smile
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/03/15 06:20 AM

How about:

Tomb Raider 1
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider 4 Last Revelation
Tomb Raider 5 Chronicles
Tomb Raider 6 Angel of Darkness

I love the TR games and continue to play the old ones. Hope it's okay to list them. wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/03/15 09:50 AM

Thanks, Flotsam wave

Glad you got in Gerry catrub
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/04/15 12:40 AM

Thanks Flotsam! thumbsup
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/04/15 05:15 AM

Me too L4L! smile wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/05/15 12:28 AM

Abut 18 hours to go!
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/05/15 07:12 PM

Last chance - posting in a few hours
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/05/15 10:24 PM

Hi all
One list follows this year, with the placings rather than votes shown.
A different number 1 from last year, but one that has finished first previously.
I have applied the rules re add-ons, GOTY etc, and tried to use full and correct titles for every game. This include using 2 or II, whatever the game itself said.
I haven't tried to use alternate titles, mainly because I don't know the games well enough, and some games have more than one such (eg Fatal Frame) so I could never be sure I got them all.
If I made an error in any of this just let me know and I will correct.
Lots to choose from, some perhaps reminders (I had personally forgotten about System Shock 2 so will be seeking it out again) and others probably new (lots of those for me).
Thanks for participating, and hopefully you will find something new to play in the next 12 months
wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/05/15 10:24 PM

1 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2 The Witcher

3 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

4 Divine Divinity

5 Bioshock, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, System Shock 2, Zanzarah

6 Bioshock 2, Dishonoured, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Fallout 3, Half-Life 2, Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven, Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines

7 American Magee’s Alice, Anachronox, Baldur’s Gate, Deus Ex, Diablo II, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout: New Vegas, F.E.A.R., Planescape Torment, Portal, Prey, Quest for Glory: So You Want to be a Hero, Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness, Realms of the Haunting, Secret World, Thief: The Dark Project, Tomb Raider, Vampire Masquerade: Redemption, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, World of Xeen

8 Age of Wonders III, Anno 2070, Anvil of Dawn, Assassin’s Creed, Beyond Divinity, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands, Civilisation V, Clive Barker’s Undying, Condemned: Criminal Origins, Crysis, Cursed Mountain, Cute Knight, The Darkness II, Dark Souls, Dead Space 2, Devil May Cry, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Diablo III, Divinity: Original Sin, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Drakan: Order of the Flames, Drakensang, Dungeon Keeper 2, Dungeon Siege, Dwarf Fortress, Endless Space, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Fable, Farcry 3, Fatal Frame, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, Fatal Frame III: The Tormented, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, The First Templar, God of War: Ascension, God of War III, Gothic, Gothic II, Grand Theft Auto V, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Hexcells, The Hobbit, Ico, Infamous, Kingdoms of Amular: The Reckoning, Kings Quest: Mask of Eternity, Kult: Heretic Kingdoms - The Inquisition, Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, Lands of Lore III, The Last of Us, Limbo, Mafia, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honour, Mount & Blade: Warband, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Neverwinter Nights, Outcast, Papers Please, Pillars of Eternity, Pixel Dungeon, Portal 2, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire, Remember Me, Resident Evil 4, Return to Krondor, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, Sacred, Save the Date, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill 2, The Sims 3, The Sims 4, Sleeping Dogs, Spycraft, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords, State of Decay, Supreme Commander 2, Thief II: The Metal Age, This War of Mine, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist , Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Tomb Raider 2013, Trine, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant, Wolfenstein: The New Order
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/05/15 10:46 PM

Thank you, flotsam! I always find these lists so interesting and sometime am goaded to finally purchase that game I had put off getting! It's always a good mix of old and new games.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/05/15 11:36 PM

Thanks, flotsam!

Ana wave
Posted by: Marian

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/05/15 11:57 PM

We appreciate the list, flotsam. I see some things on the list that I would like to try. wave
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 12:10 AM

Awesome! Thanks for doing all the heavy lifting Flotsam! bravo
Posted by: hagatha

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 12:23 AM

Interesting. Some games never die! zombie

Thanks for all the hard work!
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 12:46 AM

I like that, hagatha - some games never die! That's a good thing!
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 06:17 AM

Thanks flotsam. I really do appreciate all your effort to put together the Darkside List. Nice Job! bravo wave
Posted by: MaG

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 07:45 AM

flotsam,

You're the best. thanks
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 10:04 AM

Thanks, Flotsam. Your work and dedication is very much appreciated wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 04:34 PM

Thank you very much, flotsam !! Appreciated !! praise

Nice to see some of my personal favourites still up there among the higher ranked happydance

But so many others that I know I would never manage laugh
Posted by: flotsam

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/06/15 05:55 PM

You are all very welcome.
And I always find something to play on this list.
Posted by: cg_mike

Re: the 2015 dark side list - 09/09/15 02:31 AM

Thanks for putting all of this together, flotsam! thumbsup

Some of the games on the list are in my backlog. I think I'll bump them up in the play queue. smile