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2011 dark list #738084
07/08/11 06:04 PM
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Hi all,
So it begins. :zombie:
Like its paler sibling, this thread is about compiling a list that answers the question "what darker games should I play". - Its a list for everyone - newbies, dabblers and darkside veterans - and you have 13 days to list 13 Dark Side games that other people should play.
There are rules, and they are the same as last year:

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, as I am not as familiar with titles over here. If I get confused, I will shriek for help.
As I am still in the middle of a venerable sequel, I will wait a while to see if it makes my list, so someone else gets the pleasure of going first. :devilchili:


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Re: This years dark list [Re: flotsam] #738085
07/08/11 06:05 PM
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yay and thanks flotsam.

Re: This years dark list [Re: MaG] #738088
07/08/11 06:08 PM
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Thanks Flotsam! Let the listing begin puppy


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Re: This years dark list [Re: looney4labs] #738127
07/08/11 10:19 PM
07/08/11 10:19 PM
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OK. Here's mine smile

[Some of the more recent releases are still on my "not yet played" stack, I'm afraid.]

Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal in Antara
Divine Divinity
Drakensang
Kings Bounty
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old republic II
Might & Magic VI
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Return to Krondor
The Witcher


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Re: This years dark list [Re: Mad] #738173
07/09/11 06:43 AM
07/09/11 06:43 AM
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Dark Messiah of Might & Magic
Gothic
Gothic II
Lands of Lore
Might & Magic 7
Oblivion
Silent Hill 2
Undying
Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
Wizardry 7 – Crusaders of the Dark Savant


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Re: This years dark list [Re: Barb] #738228
07/09/11 10:38 AM
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Here is mine, I put mainly "newer" games, including some not as new but not ancient either, games I would recommend to be played today.


Amnesia the Dark Descent
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Call of Duty – Black Operation
Crysis 2
Dead Space 2
F.E.A.R.
Killzone 2
Killzone 3
Metal Gear Solid 4 – Guns of the Patriots
Resistance – Fall of Man
Singularity
The Witcher
The Witcher 2


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Re: This years dark list [Re: mcc] #738283
07/09/11 02:57 PM
07/09/11 02:57 PM
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I don't delve into the 'darkside' too much although I have some RPGs waiting in the wings! My very short list: (sorry to include a consol only game but I thought it was excellent)

Fahrenheit
Heavy Rain (PS3)
Tomb Raider 1
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Re: This years dark list [Re: chrissie] #738667
07/11/11 12:06 PM
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Thanks Flotsam smile

Here's my 'reco' list:

Castlevania - Lords of Shadow
Darksiders
Enslaved - Odyssey to the West
God Of War 3
God Of War - Ghost of Sparta
Heavy Rain
Infamous
Plants vs. Zombies
Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands
Sims 3, the
Trine
Uncharted 2
X-men Origins - Wolverine

(I tried my best to do it alphabetically but I wasn't sure whether God of War 3 should come first or God of war - Ghost of Sparta)

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(I still don't agree with that expansion packs decision but anyway. smile )

Re: This years dark list [Re: hugh] #738696
07/11/11 02:25 PM
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Baldur's Gate II
Clive Barker's Jericho
F.E.A.R
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
Might and Magic VIII: Day Of The Destroyer
Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny
Morrowind
Syberia
The Witcher
Thief I
Thief II
Witchaven

Last edited by Smiley456; 07/11/11 02:27 PM.
Re: This years dark list [Re: Smiley456] #738724
07/11/11 04:06 PM
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Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Diablo 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Fallout
Might and Magic
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights
Oblivion
Realms of the Haunting
Rift
The Witcher
Wizardry
A lot of these are oldies, but if you've never played the genre and have a machine that can do it these are so good.

I hope it's OK to put Rift confused

I removed "the series" part.

Last edited by Debra; 07/24/11 12:58 PM.
Re: This years dark list [Re: Debra] #738735
07/11/11 04:36 PM
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Hmm, going to be really short for me this time. laugh
The only one I really enjoyed was:

1: Fallout 3

And if allowed I'd like to add:
2: World of Warcraft (up to Cataclysm)


Last edited by misslilo; 07/11/11 04:37 PM.

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Re: This years dark list [Re: misslilo] #738739
07/11/11 05:25 PM
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British Columbia, Canada
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A little bit of everything here. I was thinking I wasn't going to get to 13, but as it turns out I could list more than that.

Borderlands
Dragon Age: Origins
Half Life 2
Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Neverwinter Nights
Portal 2
Just Cause 2
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Team Fortress 2
Trine
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines
The Witcher
The Witcher 2

Re: This years dark list [Re: Debra] #738740
07/11/11 05:26 PM
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Here's mine:


Alan Wake
American McGee's Alice
Amnesia:The Dark Descent
Clive Barker's Undying
Deus Ex
F.E.A.R.
Penumbra Overture
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 3

Thanks again flotsam!


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Re: This years dark list [Re: presto] #738776
07/11/11 09:41 PM
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Ahh to list Witcher 2 or not?????? Ok, I pulled one off the list to put W2 on. After thlinking about it I did prefer Witcher 2 to the one I pulled off. So here's mine.

Betrayal in Antara
Bloodrayne 2
Divine Divinity
Dragon Age 2
KOTOR 1
KOTOR 2
Morrowind
Oblivion
Sacred Gold
Tomb Raider Underworld
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines
Witcher
Witcher 2


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I laugh because you're all the same

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Re: This years dark list [Re: oldman] #738786
07/12/11 02:25 AM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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Nice start! Keep them coming.


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Re: This years dark list [Re: flotsam] #738794
07/12/11 03:19 AM
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Cape Town
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Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Drakensang The River Of Time
Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
Gothic 3
Gothic 4 Arcania
Mass Effects
Mass Effects 2
Risen
The Witcher
The Witcher 2
Two Worlds
Two Worlds 2

Thanks for doing the lists flotsam.

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Re: This years dark list [Re: anne2] #738846
07/12/11 09:34 AM
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let me add World of Warcraft , also ,if i may.

Re: This years dark list [Re: niteowl07] #738871
07/12/11 10:20 AM
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Guild Wars: Prophecies
Guild Wars: Factions
Guild Wars: Nightfall
Guild Wars: Eye of the North
First three are stand alone campaigns but can be linked on one account so you can play all three on same characters. The fourth is an expansion pack which requires one on of the other three. Originally sold separately now you can buy the entire series for less than it used to cost for one.

Can't say Guild Wars 2 its not out yet. Though its supposed to go into closed beta testing this year.


Currently Playing:
Adventure Game: Broken Age
Darkside: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Re: This years dark list [Re: GuybrushThreepwood] #738925
07/12/11 01:49 PM
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
American McGees Alice
Bioshock
Clive Barkers Undying
Clive Barkers Jericho
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
Drakan: Order of the Flame
Enclave
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Indiana Jones and the Emperors Tomb
Painkiller
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider Underworld



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Re: This years dark list [Re: JohnBoy] #739068
07/12/11 11:52 PM
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1. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
2. Bioshock 2
3. Bloodrayne
4. Clive Barker's Jericho
5. Condemend:Criminal Origins
6. Drakensang
7. Fallout 3
8. Halo
9. Hellgate London
10.Return to Castle Wolenstein
11.The Witcher
12.The Witcher 2
13.Unreal 2: The Awakening


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Re: This years dark list [Re: kazzmo] #739686
07/15/11 03:05 PM
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Here's my list for the dark games this year:

Assasin's Creed
Baldur's Gate
Bioshock
Dragon Age: Origins
Drakensang
Fallout
Fear
PlaneScape Torment
Stalker
TES3 Morrowind
TES4 Oblivion
The Witcher


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Re: This years dark list [Re: Karsten] #739694
07/15/11 03:40 PM
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Long Beach NSW Australia
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One week down and a nice eclectic mix. Some old winners still going strong, and some new entries to the list.
Still getting my head around some of the games and may ask for some help.
Debra you will have to redo the series votes - if you want to list a series its one vote for each game.


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Re: This years dark list [Re: flotsam] #739989
07/17/11 04:18 AM
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My favorites are all the Tomb Raider Games from Tomb Raider 1 thru Tomb Raider Underworld!


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Re: This years dark list [Re: Kaki's Sister] #741187
07/22/11 04:08 AM
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There is only about 24 hours to go, give or take a time zone smile
If you haven't voted, have at it.


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Re: This years dark list [Re: flotsam] #741218
07/22/11 08:04 AM
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Arcania 4
Divine Divinity 2: the Dragon knight Saga
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Gothic 1
Gothic 2
Gothic 3
Morrowind
Neverwinter Nights 2
Nehrim
Oblivion
Risen

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