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The Dark Side list 2010 #638559
07/17/10 05:18 PM
07/17/10 05:18 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Hi all,
Those that have been hiding in the shadows for a while know what this list is about, but for newer shady types, the aim of this list is simple - 13 days to list 13 Dark Side games that other people should play. Its a list for everyone - newbies, dabblers and veterans. Its about helping answer the question "what should I play next?".
There are rules, and after consulting the oracle and some chicken entrails (plus some darkling GBers) there is a change to the rules this year concerning expansion packs. The rationale for the change is in this thread if you want to check it out.
So what are the rules?

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, 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 rpg's if you choose.
7. It is essentially a pc list (the system not the games), but given that many players have consoles as well, if you want to list some games for the console 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 seek help.
Now, who is first?
devilchili


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: flotsam] #638569
07/17/10 06:18 PM
07/17/10 06:18 PM
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Alabama
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Thanks Flotsam.....and now Let the Games (listings) Begin yay


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: looney4labs] #638581
07/17/10 07:14 PM
07/17/10 07:14 PM
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NJ USA
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I'll start!

American McGee's Alice
F.E.A.R.
Clive Barker's Undying
Deus Ex
Penumbra Overture
Silent Hill
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3


Thanks flotsam!




"Halfway through life's journey I came to myself in a dark wood, where the straight way was lost."--Dante's Divine Comedy
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: presto] #638594
07/17/10 07:56 PM
07/17/10 07:56 PM
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Florida
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Fallout 3
Undying
Tomb Raider
Fatal Frame
American McGee's Alice
Nocturne
System Shock 2
Thief: The Dark Project
Alone in the Dark
Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr
Blood II: The Chosen
Half Life


"The three most terrifying things in the world are werewolves, clowns, and unplanned pregnancy."
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: AnneG] #638602
07/17/10 09:02 PM
07/17/10 09:02 PM
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Posts: 29,407
United Kingdom
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Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal in Antara
Divine Divinity
King’s Bounty : The Legend
King’s Bounty : Armored Princess
Might & Magic : The Mandate of Heaven
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Return to Krondor
Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars : Knights of the Old republic : The Sith Lords
The Witcher

Mad wave


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Mad] #638638
07/18/10 02:19 AM
07/18/10 02:19 AM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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I am going to have a go

American Magee's Alice
Bioshock
Divine Divinity
Fallout 3
FEAR
Half LIfe 2
Ico
Oblivion
Outcast
Realms of the Haunting
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Twinsun's Odyssey
The Witcher


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Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: flotsam] #638639
07/18/10 02:38 AM
07/18/10 02:38 AM
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Denmark, Europe
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Here's my list:

Baldur's Gate
Bioshock
Dragon Age: Origins
Fallout
FEAR
Halo - Combat Evolved
Might and Magic 6 - The Mandate of Heaven
Morrowind
Oblivion
Planescape: Torment
Portal
Stalker - Shadow of Chernobyl
The Witcher

And thank you Flotsam for doing this smile


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Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Karsten] #638668
07/18/10 08:12 AM
07/18/10 08:12 AM
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Thanks, flotsam.

Let us know your favorites, Boomers! taz

Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: MaG] #638678
07/18/10 09:04 AM
07/18/10 09:04 AM
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Posts: 240
Cleveland Ohio
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My List:

Diablo II
Divine Divinity
Divinity II Ego Draconis
Dragon Age Origins
Drakensang
Dungeon Siege
Loki
Risen
Sacred II
The Witcher
Oblivion

Heidi












Last edited by Heidi; 07/18/10 09:06 AM. Reason: removed the 2. The Witcher entry
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Heidi] #638709
07/18/10 12:06 PM
07/18/10 12:06 PM
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Posts: 2,132
Oakland, Ca.
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The Witcher
Drakensang
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
Morrowind
Legendary
Legend Hand of God
Half Life 2
Neverwinter Nights
Prince of Persia
Clive Barker's Undying
Clive Barker's Jericho
Unreal
Condemned

Last edited by kazzmo; 07/20/10 05:34 PM.

Brick walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage. Give no thought of tomorrow, today was tomorrow and tomorrow will be today.
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: kazzmo] #638718
07/18/10 01:15 PM
07/18/10 01:15 PM
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Posts: 1,243
Delaware, USA
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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura
Divine Divinity
Lands of Lore
Lands of Lore 3
Morrowind
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
System Shock 2
The Witcher

Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: kazzmo] #638740
07/18/10 04:39 PM
07/18/10 04:39 PM
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Posts: 3,004
USA
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Here is my small list, I hope next year it'll be bigger!

Beyond Good and Evil
Dragon's Age
Fable - The Lost Chapters
Fate
Oblivion
Titan's Quest - The Immortal Throne
The Witcher
Zanzarah

Thanks Flotsam, I've been looking forward to this! happydance


Banana phone!
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: looney] #638759
07/18/10 06:10 PM
07/18/10 06:10 PM
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Posts: 5,141
Campbell River, B.C. Canada
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1. Thief Gold
2. Thief 2
3. Baldur's Gate 2
4. Gothic
5. Gothic 2 Gold
6. Dragon Age
7. Mass Effect 2
8. Morrowind
9. Witcher
10. Star Wars KOTOR 1
11. Star Wars KOTOR 2
12. Vampire Bloodlines
13. Deus Ex (the original game)

I love the Dark Side list. Thank you!

Last edited by hagatha; 07/18/10 06:11 PM.

No fancy-pantsy Elven dagger-twirlers. Just tough guys.
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: hagatha] #638768
07/18/10 07:53 PM
07/18/10 07:53 PM
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British Columbia, Canada
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Bioshock
Borderlands
Dragon Age: Origins
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Half Life
Half Life 2
Mass Effect
Neverwinter Nights
Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic
Team Fortress 2
Trine
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
The Witcher







Last edited by Templeton Peck; 07/18/10 07:56 PM.
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Templeton Peck] #638802
07/19/10 01:52 AM
07/19/10 01:52 AM
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Land of Hamlet
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And my very short list laugh

Fable - The Lost Chapters
Fallout 3
Morrowind
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines



"You can not escape your past, but you can make your future" - Diana Melkumova - @wowdane
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: misslilo] #638870
07/19/10 09:10 AM
07/19/10 09:10 AM
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Michigan
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Michigan
Dead Space
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. 2
Half Life 2
Kill Zone 2
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Metal Gear Solid 4
Resident Evil 5
Resistance
Resistance 2
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: among thieves


If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain

From The Matrix
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: kazzmo] #638896
07/19/10 11:13 AM
07/19/10 11:13 AM
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Leavenworth, KS
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Vampire the Masquerade Redemption
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines
Gothic
Gothic II
Might & Magic 7
Might & Magic 6
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3
Undying
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Bioshock


"Christof, do not play with thy food. 'tis unseemly".
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Barb] #638924
07/19/10 02:42 PM
07/19/10 02:42 PM
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Lexington, Texas
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1. Oblivion
2. Heavenly Sword
3. Jericho
4. Resident Evil 1
5. Resident Evil 2
6. Killzone 1
7. Killzone 2
8. Resident Evil 5
9. Devil May Cry 4
10. God of War
11. Overlord raising hell
12. Call of Duty world at war
13. Gran Turismo 5 prologue
Edit: I made a terrible mistake. Numbers 4 and 5 should be Resistance 1 and Resistance 2.

Last edited by Yankee Clipper; 07/19/10 04:48 PM. Reason: dummy me

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Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Yankee Clipper] #638966
07/19/10 06:47 PM
07/19/10 06:47 PM
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Lost in the Arizona Desert
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Well here's mine and Witcher is still number 1 for me.

Betrayal At Krondor (Because GOG has it now.)
Divine Divinity
Dragon Age Origins
KOTOR 1
KOTOR 2
Morrowind
Oblivion
Sacred
Sacred 2
Tomb Raider Underworld
Two Worlds
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines
Witcher



You laugh because I'm different
I laugh because you're all the same

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

John
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: oldman] #638985
07/19/10 10:30 PM
07/19/10 10:30 PM
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NW. Wash . USA
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and mine


Brothers in arms road to hill 30
Fallout 3
Far cry
Farcry 2
Halflife 2
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
No one lives forever 2
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hunter 3
Stalker shadow of chernoble
Stalker clear sky
Vampire masquerade bloodlines

Thanks David wave

Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Dunn Tawkin] #639104
07/20/10 10:31 AM
07/20/10 10:31 AM
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Lincoln, NE
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Guild Wars: Prophecies
Guild Wars: Factions
Guild Wars: Nightfall
Guild Wars: Eye of the North

First four are stand alone campaigns, fourth is expansion pack which requires creating a character in one of the other three.


Currently Playing:
Adventure Game: Broken Age
Darkside: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: GuybrushThreepwood] #639112
07/20/10 11:03 AM
07/20/10 11:03 AM
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Khi-Asia
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Thanks for doing the list, Flotsam and L4L.

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bioshock
Dragon Age: Origins
God of War 3
Heavenly Sword
Heavy Rain
Infamous
Patapon
Plants vs Zombies
Resident Evil 5
Trine
Uncharted
Uncharted 2
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I wanted to add some new ones so unfortunately 'Assassin's Creed' and 'Sims 3' Couldn't make it to top 13.


Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: kazzmo] #639113
07/20/10 11:12 AM
07/20/10 11:12 AM
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Oslo, Norway
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1.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3.Lego Harry Potter Year 1-4
4.Morrowind
5.Oblivion
6.Super Princess Peach (DS)



I haven't lost it, I just can't find it....
Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: kazzmo] #639127
07/20/10 12:19 PM
07/20/10 12:19 PM
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Alberta
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Thank you Flotsam, I love these lists.

Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate II - Shadow's of Amn
Diablo II
Dragon's Age - Origins
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Oblivion
Witcher



Re: The Dark Side thirteen 2010 [Re: Mugsy] #639265
07/20/10 09:50 PM
07/20/10 09:50 PM
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New Zealand
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Hi everyone smile

Morrowind - far and away the greatest game I have ever played.
Baldur's Gate 2
Deus Ex
Drakensang
Dragon Age
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
Football Manager 2010 smile
Gothic
Gothic 2
Risen
Stalker - SoC
Vampire - Bloodlines
The Witcher


putting old gods to bed...

Currently playing: The Saboteur
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