The Dark List 2016

Posted by: flotsam

The Dark List 2016 - 07/24/16 07:10 PM

Hi ho
Now that the lighter side is done and dusted, welcome to our annual shady listing :zombie:
From today, you 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.
If a game made the light list, don't worry - there are shades of light and dark (which would be grey, of which there are 50 I am told) so those games aren't excluded here (even if you listed them over there) :woozy:
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.
There has never been a list that hasn't given me something to play - looking forward to what it will be this year.:yes:
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: The Dark List - 07/24/16 07:12 PM

Thanks, Flotsam, it is so nice of you to do this for us every year hamster
Posted by: MaG

Re: The Dark List - 07/24/16 07:20 PM

Thanks again, flotsam! laugh
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: The Dark List - 07/24/16 07:27 PM

Hi ya, MaG wave hamster
Posted by: Mad

Re: The Dark List - 07/24/16 07:30 PM

OK. Thank you and here's mine, flotsam. Plenty of oldies - as with my "Light Side" list !! laugh

Baldur’s Gate
Divine Divinity
Drakensang
Gothic 2
Jade Empire
Knights of the Old Republic
Might & Magic 6
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Quest for Glory 4
Return to Krondor
Risen 2
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: The Dark List - 07/24/16 07:33 PM

Dungeon Keeper 2
Heroine's Quest
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: Trail_Mystic

Re: The Dark List - 07/24/16 08:03 PM

Thanks flotsam! grin

This is going to take some thought, glad we've got 13 days.
Posted by: Carolin

Re: The Dark List - 07/25/16 03:57 AM

1. American McGee's Alice
2. Batman: Arkam Asylum
3. BloodRayne 2
4. Doom 3
5. Lego Lord of the Rings
6. Murdered: Soul Suspect
7. Morrowind
8. Oblivion
9. Onimusha 3
10. Rise of the Tomb Raider
11. Sanity: Aikens Artifact
12. Skyrim
13. Tomb Raider
- Not the old one, but the New they called relaunch of the series. Released 2013, I think, but I might be wrong on that one.

Caroline
Posted by: oldman

Re: The Dark List - 07/25/16 06:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Carolin
13. Tomb Raider
- Not the old one, but the New they called relaunch of the series. Released 2013, I think, but I might be wrong on that one.

Caroline


I believe the title for this particular game is "Tomb Raider 2013" in order to differentiate between this and the original Tomb Raider.
Posted by: hagatha

Re: The Dark List - 07/26/16 04:23 PM

Hmm. This gets more and more difficult as the years go by.

Listing games I would happily dive back into today, irrespective of how many times I have played them:

Bioshock
Dishonored
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age Inquisitor
Fallout 3
Fallout 4
Gothic 2
Half Life 2
Morrowind
Oblivion
Skyrim
Star Wars Kotor
Witcher
Posted by: oldman

Re: The Dark List - 07/27/16 04:48 PM

My List

Dragon Age Inquisition
Fallout 4
Knights of the Old Republic
Morrowind
Rise of The Tomb Raider
Risen 3
Tomb Raider 2013
Tomb Raider Underworld
Sacred
Skyrim
Vampire The masquerade Bloodlines
Witcher
Witcher 3

And a couple that I would have liked to include but ran out of room frown headscratch

Bloodrayne 2
Divinity Original Sin
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 07/27/16 05:22 PM

Thanks oldman - I get confused by all the tomb raiders!
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: The Dark List - 07/27/16 06:53 PM

So many to pic from arrrrggghhhh. lol


Assassin's Creed 3
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Borderlands
Crysis
Darksiders
Deus Ex
Far Cry 4
Morrowind
Planescape: Torment
Remember Me
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The Bard's Tale 1
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Posted by: Marian

Re: The Dark List - 07/28/16 12:25 PM

Anvil of Dawn
Baldur's Gate 2
Divine Divinity
Lands of Lore 1
Lands of Lore 3
Might and Magic 6
Morrowind
Planescape: Torment
Quest for Glory 1
Quest for Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness
Quest for Glory 5: Dragon Fire
World of Xeen
Zanzarah
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: The Dark List - 07/28/16 01:47 PM

Anvil of Dawn looks like a good one Marian, I might have to give that one a try since it's only a few bucks over at GOG.

World of Xeen; is that a Might and Magic release?
Posted by: Marian

Re: The Dark List - 07/28/16 01:58 PM

World of Xeen is a combination of Might and Magic 4 and Might and Magic 5, along with some additional quests.

The developer of Anvil of Dawn is Dreamforge - they also created the adventure game Sanitarium. wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 07/28/16 08:33 PM

here is mine:

Bioshock
Dead Space 2
Divine Divinity
ES Oblivion
Fallout 3
Half Life 2
Ico
Inside
Limbo
Outcast
Portal 2
SOMA
Witcher
Posted by: hagatha

Re: The Dark List - 07/29/16 12:21 AM

Definitely have to try Borderlands and the latest Wolfenstein (I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed Return to Castle Wolfenstein).
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: The Dark List - 07/29/16 01:29 AM

Borderlands is basically an FPS romp with a some RPG elements. The humor, unusual settings and interesting graphics keep it fresh. Bethesda did a good job with Wolfenstein: New Order, it can be very challenging at times and the story, especially the way it kicks off is very engaging. I have W:Old Blood, but haven't had a chance to play it yet.
Posted by: Jarkeld

Re: The Dark List - 07/29/16 02:53 AM

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, The
Fatal Frame I
Fatal Frame II
Fatal Frame III
F.E.A.R.
Secret World, The
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Sunless Sea, The
System Shock II
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Posted by: Mad

Re: The Dark List - 07/29/16 04:30 AM

"Anvil of Dawn looks like a good one Marian, I might have to give that one a try since it's only a few bucks over at GOG."

I remember playing (or I should say attempting) that one many years ago !! lol
1995 -ish ????
Posted by: kazzmo

Re: The Dark List - 07/29/16 01:58 PM

1. Condemned: Criminal Origins
2. Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
3. F.E.A.R.
4. Halo
5. Hellgate: London
6: Max Payne
7: Metro: Last Light
8: Morrowind
9: Skyrim
10: Witcher
11: Wolfenstein- The Old Blood
12: Wolfenstein: The New Order
13: Zanzarah
Posted by: Creeping_Doom

Re: The Dark List - 07/30/16 10:28 PM

Diablo II
Dungeon Siege
F.E.A.R
Hunted : The Demon's Forge
Icewind Dale
Morrowind
Oblivion
Rage
Thief : Deadly Shadows
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
Witcher 2
Witcher 3
Posted by: Templeton Peck

Re: The Dark List - 07/31/16 11:34 PM

This time round I'm just going to go with games I've recently played that I enjoyed. I'm not going to include anything I haven't played within the last year.

Age of Wonders 3
Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
Firewatch
Game of Thrones (Telltale)
Kingdom Rush
Tales from the Borderlands
This War of Mine
The Witcher 3
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/01/16 04:49 PM

Thirteen days runs out this Sunday so keep them coming!
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/03/16 07:50 PM

Up to here - the Elder Scrolls games doing well. and Morrowind leads the way
Posted by: hagatha

Re: The Dark List - 08/03/16 08:17 PM

Good old Morrowind. Still awesome.
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: The Dark List - 08/03/16 10:12 PM

I don't get it, we've got over 600 views and only 12 replies with lists. Let's get with it people! Stop lurking and pony up with the lists already! yes
Posted by: Pokey

Re: The Dark List - 08/04/16 02:46 PM

Dark Souls
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Dishonored
Fallout New Vegas
Gothic 2
Legend of Grimrock 2
Mafia
Shadow of the Colossus
Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider 2013
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/04/16 05:21 PM

Up to here
And nice touch the next list being a pony!
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/06/16 01:46 AM

Final results in about 24 hours.
last chance!!
Posted by: SharonB

Re: The Dark List - 08/06/16 12:13 PM

Anachronox
Divine Divinity
ES: Morrowind
ES: Skyrim
Lands of Lore 3

There are a great many RPG's in my collection, but I haven't done more than start them.
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/06/16 04:33 PM

Sound like me Sharon!
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/06/16 11:32 PM

Hi all
Two lists follows, the first showing placings the next being alphabetical and showing votes.
Small numbers of votes, but first place is a clear winner, and shows the strength of the oldies but goodies.
I have applied the rules re add-ons, GOTY etc, and tried to use full and correct titles for every game. This includes using 2 or II, whatever the game itself said.
I took some liberties in the alphabetical list to reflect series. All the Tomb Raider versions though hurt my head.
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 (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.
Thanks for participating, and hopefully you will find something new to play in the next 12 months
thumbsup
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/06/16 11:33 PM

1 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

3 Divine Divinity, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Planescape Torment, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Witcher

4 F.E.A.R., Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven, Tomb Raider 2013, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bioshock, Dishonoured, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Gothic II, Half-Life 2, Lands of Lore III, Quest for Glory I: So You Want to be a Hero, Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of
Darkness, Tomb Raider: Rise of the Tomb Raider, Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines, Wolfenstein: The New Order, World of Xeen

5 Age of Wonders III, Anvil of Dawn, American Magee’s Alice, Anachronox, Assassin’s Creed 3, Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2, The Bards Tale, Bloodrayne 2, Borderlands, Condemned: Criminal Origins, Crysis, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, 1 Dark Souls, Darksiders, Dead Space 2, Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Diablo II, Doom 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Drakensang, Dungeon Keeper 2, Dungeon Siege, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Fallout: New Vegas, Farcry 4, Fatal Frame, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, Fatal Frame III: The Tormented, Firewatch, Game of Thrones (episodic), Halo, Hellgate: London, Heroine’s Quest, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Icewind Dale, Ico, Inside, Jade Empire, Kingdoms Rush, Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, The Last of Us, Legend of Grimrock 2, Lego Lord of the Rings, Limbo, Mafia,Max Payne, Metro: Last Light, Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honour, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Neverwinter Nights, Onimusha 3, Outcast, Portal 2, Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire, Quest for Glory V: Dragonfire, Rage, Remember Me, Return to Krondor, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Risen 3: Titan Lords, Sacred, Sanity: Aiken’s Artifact, Secret World, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3, SOMA, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, The Sunless Sea, System Shock 2, Tales From the Borderlands (episodic), Thief: Deadly Shadows, This War of Mine, Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Vampire Masquerade: Redemption, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Posted by: flotsam

Re: The Dark List - 08/06/16 11:33 PM

1 Age of Wonders III
1 Anvil of Dawn
1 American Magee’s Alice
1 Anachronox
1 Assassin’s Creed 3
1 Baldur’s Gate
1 Baldur’s Gate 2
1 The Bards Tale
2 Batman: Arkham Asylum
2 Bioshock
1 Bloodrayne 2
1 Borderlands
1 Condemned: Criminal Origins
1 Crysis
1 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
1 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
1 Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
1 Dark Souls
1 Darksiders
1 Dead Space 2
1 Deus Ex
1 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
1 Diablo II
2 Dishonoured
4 Divine Divinity
1 Doom 3
1 Dragon Age: Origins
2 Dragon Age: Inquisition
1 Drakensang
1 Dungeon Keeper 2
1 Dungeon Siege
10 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
4 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
5 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
2 Fallout 3
1 Fallout: New Vegas
2 Fallout 4
1 Farcry 4
1 Fatal Frame
1 Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
1 Fatal Frame III: The Tormented
3 F.E.A.R.
1 Firewatch
1 Game of Thrones (episodic)
2 Gothic II
2 Half-Life 2
1 Halo
1 Hellgate: London
1 Heroine’s Quest
1 Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
1 Icewind Dale
1 Ico
1 Inside
1 Jade Empire
1 Kingdoms Rush
1 Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
2 Lands of Lore III
1 The Last of Us
1 Legend of Grimrock 2
1 Lego Lord of the Rings
1 Limbo
1 Mafia
1 Max Payne
1 Metro: Last Light
3 Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
1 Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honour
1 Murdered: Soul Suspect
1 Neverwinter Nights
1 Onimusha 3
1 Outcast
4 Planescape Torment
1 Portal 2
2 Quest for Glory I: So You Want to be a Hero
1 Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire
2 Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness
1 Quest for Glory V: Dragonfire
1 Rage
1 Remember Me
1 Return to Krondor
1 Risen 2: Dark Waters
1 Risen 3: Titan Lords
1 Sacred
1 Sanity: Aiken’s Artifact
1 Secret World
1 Shadow of the Colossus
1 Silent Hill 2
1 Silent Hill 3
1 SOMA
1 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
4 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
1 The Sunless Sea
1 System Shock 2
1 Tales From the Borderlands (episodic)
1 Thief: Deadly Shadows
1 This War of Mine
1 Tomb Raider
3 Tomb Raider 2013
2 Tomb Raider: Rise of the Tomb Raider
1 Tomb Raider: Underworld
1 Vampire Masquerade: Redemption
2 Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines
4 The Witcher
1 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
3 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
1 Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
2 Wolfenstein: The New Order
1 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
2 World of Xeen
3 Zanzarah
Posted by: oldman

Re: The Dark List - 08/07/16 01:07 AM

Cool Morrowind keeps on keeping on. That was my very first RPG so I have a fondness for it. Plus I am definitely a Skyrimoholic having put in more hours in the game than I'd care to mention so glad to see it as number 2.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: The Dark List - 08/07/16 10:45 AM

Thanks, Flotsam! Always fun seeing the picks hamster
Posted by: MaG

Re: The Dark List - 08/07/16 10:47 AM

Thanks flotsam! bravo Appreciate all the work! laugh
Posted by: Marian

Re: The Dark List - 08/07/16 10:55 AM

Thanks so much for the list, flotsam. Now to just find the time to play a few of these games. grin wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: The Dark List - 08/07/16 11:38 AM

Yes indeed !! A huge "thank you" flotsam smile
And I'm super pleased to see Morrowind in its well deserved position bravo bravo
Posted by: Trail_Mystic

Re: The Dark List - 08/07/16 03:58 PM

Nice Job flotsam, thanks again for all your work! thumbsup
Posted by: hugh

Re: The Dark List - 08/20/16 03:27 PM

OHHH I missed it : (