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2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95456
07/01/06 04:13 PM
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You wanted it so you got it smile
13 is the number, the object being to recommend to other boomers non-adventure games that you believe worthy of playing in this day and age. They may be your all time favourites, but they need not be. There might be a game you love dearly but for whatever reason you couldn't recommend it to someone to play today.
We then compile a final list as a resource for other players who want to know what to play next. I started the first such list for exactly that reason; I had no idea which games were good and which weren't.
You can't have a list without rules, even on the dark side, so here they are. I have been guided by last year.

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 will be considered seperate games, on the basis that the original might be ordinary but an expansion pack superb.
4. Any game that is not pure adventure can be listed, irrespective of genre.
5. 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.
6. It is essentially a pc list, but given that many players have consoles as well, if you want to list games for the console go right ahead.

Please use full titles where possible. I am not familiar enough with some of these games to know which games are sequels/add ons etc. I might shout for help with some of them.
Regretably Friday this month is not the 13th, so lets keep the thread open 13 nights, and as usual there will be a numerical list and an alphebetical list. With the generous help of Schwab35, the list will also be categorised for genre, at least down to those with multiple recommendations.
I intend to post later, as I might have finished a few worth mentiing by then smile


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95457
07/01/06 04:38 PM
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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95458
07/01/06 04:57 PM
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
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Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Here's mine
1-Tomb Raider Legend
2-American McGees Alice
3-Clive Barkers Undying
4-Unreal Tournament 2003
5-Drakan: Order of the Flame
6-Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
7-Painkiller
8-Serious Sam the First Encounter
9-The Sims 2
10-Rollercoaster Tycoon 3
11-Cultures
12-Rise of the Middle Kingdom
13-Serious Sam 2


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95459
07/01/06 06:10 PM
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Virginia
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Oh boy, let's see-Not in any order:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Sacred Plus
3. NeverWinter Nights
4. Hoards of the Underdark-Neverwinter nights expansion
5. Baldaur Gate I
6. Baldaur Gate II
7. Hertic Kingdoms-Kult
8. Morrowind
9. Zanzarah
10.Dungeon Siege Legends of Arcanna
11.Dungeon Siege II
12.Harry Potter-Prisoner of Azkaban
13.Oblivion


playing DS2, Oblivion and WoW
Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95460
07/01/06 06:24 PM
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Campbell River, B.C. Canada
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Hmmmm. My list never changes much. Here they are, more or less in order:

1. Deus Ex - the original game (GOTY)
2. Thief Gold
3. Thief 2 The Metal Age
4. Gothic
5. Gothic 2
6. Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic
7. Morrowind
7. Vampire Bloodlines
8. Splinter Cell (the first one)
9. Divine Divinity
10. Neverwinter Nights
11. Baldur's Gate 2
12. Icewind Dale
13. Neverwinter Nights Shadows of Undrentide


No fancy-pantsy Elven dagger-twirlers. Just tough guys.
Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95461
07/01/06 07:31 PM
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1. Thief Gold
2. Thief II
3. Mafia
4. Gothic
5. Gothic 2
6. Ico
7. Planescape Torment
8. System Shock 2
9. Deus Ex
10. Anachronox
11. Outcast
12. Splinter Cell
13. Vampire Bloodlines

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95462
07/01/06 07:56 PM
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I'm not that good with genres so if anything I say is pure adventure feel free to edit it out.
With that said my picks in no particular order, are:

1- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
2-Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
3-The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
4-Lego Star Wars: The Game
5-The Sims 2
6-The Sims 2: University (Expansion Pack)
7-Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
8-Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile (Hands down best 'City-Builder' I have ever played)
9-X-COM: Terror from the Deep (Second in the series and the one that got me hooked on the series. Nearly impossible to find now, but if you like aliens and strategy and don't care about 3-D graphics, go for it.)
10-Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
11-Majesty: The Northern Expansion Add-On Pack
12-Heroes of Might and Magic IV (Not to be confused with the Might and Magic series.)
13-Evil Genius (Why? Oh come on, who among us haven't wanted to be the evil genius cackling at the super hero being tortured? [evil grin])


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95463
07/02/06 01:51 AM
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Here's my very short list of darkside favorites:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Beyond Divinity
3. The Sims 2
4. Elder Scrolls - Morrowind
5. Elder Scrolls -Tribunal
6. Elder Scrolls - Bloodmoon

Edit: I just realized that I forgot to list the expansions as separate games so added them.

I'm glad to see one of my unplayed as yet, games on your list Ingie, Dungeon Seige. smile

Melanie


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95464
07/02/06 02:01 AM
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No RPG's for me, but here's my action-adventure listy. laugh

1. Silent Hill 2
2. Silent Hill 3
3. Silent Hill 4
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
6. Obscure
7. American McGee's Alice
8. Indigo Prophecy
9. Lemony Snicket's Series Of Unfortunate Events
10. Silent Hill 1 (playstation)
11. Clock Tower 1 (playstation)
12. Clock Tower 2 (playstation)
13. Wild West Steel Assassin (if this shouldn't be on this list, feel free to remove)


Dawn :kiss:

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95465
07/02/06 08:15 AM
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1. American McGee's Alice
2. Undying
3. Sims 2
4. Morrowind
5. Oblivion
6. Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Knights of the Old Republic
8. Bloodlines
9. Aikens Artifact
10. Jedi Academy
11. Lego Star Wars
12. Heroes of Might and Magic III

Caroline


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95466
07/02/06 08:31 AM
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yeaa 13 is great smile thanx flotsam
Although there are lots of older games that I like, I thought I'd mention those that I played recently and liked: (in no particuler order).

1. Tombraider: Legend
2. Sims 2 (PC)
3. Silent Hill 4
4. The movies
5. Indigo Prophecy/fahrenhiet (ps2)
6. Prince of Persia: The two thrones (ps2)
7. god of war (ps2 only)
8. Trapt (ps2)
9. Hitman 2 (ps2)
10.Need for speed:Most wanted
11.WWE:Smackdown v/s Raw 2006 (ps2)
12.Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (ps2)
13.Mark Ecko's getting up: contents under pressure (ps2)
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OK since I had thought about 15 so these are the games that couldn't make it: mortalkombat:deception and wwe:smackdown v/s raw.

I had to write (PC) with sims2 cause sims 2 for ps2 is a totally differrent kind of a game with so many different features and not just a version change. Obviously anybody mentioning sims 2 would mean pc but I thought I'd just write smile

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95467
07/02/06 09:13 AM
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flotsam, hi,

Always difficult to pare down the list, but here goes:

1. Planescape: Torment (RPG)
2. Fallout (RPG)
3. Fallout 2 (RPG)
4. Realms of the Haunting (action/adventure)
5. Deus Ex (action/RPG)
6. Divine Divinity (RPG)
7. Half-Life (action)
8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (RPG)
9. Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (RPG)
10. Jade Empire (RPG, XBOX only)
11. Outcast (action/adventure)
12. Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (RPG)
13. Freelancer (action/space exploration)

Have fun compiling,
MetzO'Magic


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95468
07/02/06 09:17 AM
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My favorite RPGs:

1. Divine Divinity
2. Anachronox
3. Neverwinter Nights
4. Hordes of the Underdark
5. Planescape Torment
6. Heretic Kingdoms - Kult
7. Zanzarah
8. Gothic
9. Baldur's Gate
10. Baldur's Gate 2
11. Beyond Divinity
12. Outcast
13. Shadows of Undrentide


Fil

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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95469
07/02/06 09:24 AM
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ok here goes- in no special order-

harry potter and the sorcerers stone
harry potter and the chamber of secrets
harry potter and the goblet of fire
F.E.A.R.
Condemned
Divine Divinity
Half Life
spiderman 2


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J.R.R Tolkien
Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95470
07/02/06 10:55 AM
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Well, now...

1. Fallout
2. Fallout 2
3. Realms of the Haunting
4. Baldur's Gate
5. Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
6. Baldyr's Gate 2
7. Baldur's Gate: Throne of Bhaal
8. Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
9. Jagged Alliance 2
10. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
11. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
12. Neverwinter Nights
13. Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95471
07/02/06 11:11 AM
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Wow this is the first time I've had more than the maximum number of games. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Well here is the list I cut it down to.
Dragonriders of Pern
Morrowind
Sacred Plus
Divine Divinity
Dungeon Siege 2
Tomb Raider 3
Oblivion
Quest for Glory 4 Shadows of Darkness
Vampire Masquerade Bloodlines
Splinter Cell
Neverwinter Nights
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Max Payne


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I laugh because you're all the same

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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95472
07/02/06 12:52 PM
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Hmm....in no particular order:

1. Painkiller
2. Mafia
3. Max Payne (both 1&2)
4. Tomb Raider: Legend
5. Half-Life 2
6. The Chronicles of Riddick
7. Cold Fear
8. Clive Barker's Undying
9. Alice
10. Splinter Cell
11. Grand Prix Legends
12. Richard Burns Rally
13. Beyond Good and Evil

Rusty wave


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95473
07/02/06 04:21 PM
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Okay Top 10... in order...

1. Morrowind
2. Gothic 2
3. GTA - San Andreas
4. Gothic
5. Baldur's Gate 2
6. Baldur's Gate
7. Half Life 2
8. Divine Divinity
9. Arx Fatalis
10. Bloodmoon - Morrowind expansion


putting old gods to bed...

Currently playing: The Saboteur
Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95474
07/02/06 10:41 PM
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Hi smile

Here's my puny list lol

Baldur's Gate
Divine Divinity
Neverwinter Nights
Planescape Torment
Dragonriders of Pern
Quest for Glory 5
Betrayal in Antara
Return to Krondor
Might & Magic VI
Diablo

Cheers.

Mad wave


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95475
07/03/06 12:59 AM
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I am away for 3 days but will be keeping my third eye on this from afar.
I will post an interin report when I get back on Friday.


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95476
07/03/06 08:24 AM
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1. Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
2. Silent Hill 2
3. Silent Hill 3
4. The Matrix Online (MMORPG - don't know if online games qualify, but I've been playing since March 2005)


Playing:

The Matrix Online
Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95477
07/03/06 04:40 PM
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Hi-

My list is short, but these are RPG games I just love


1. Dungeon Siege
2. Legends of Aranna
3. Dungeon Siege 11
4. Space Hack

I have others, but have not played them, so I can't put them down.

Thanks

Maggie bravo bravo bravo bravo

Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95478
07/04/06 07:16 PM
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I'm sort of new-ish to the darkside, okay, I've been popping in here for a long time, but it's only been for a few different games! laugh


Zanzarah
Fable - The Lost Chapters
Beyond Good and Evil
Arcanum

Maybe this year I'll find another game to try! smile
Thanks Flotsam!! bravo


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95479
07/05/06 06:22 AM
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1. Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
2. Lands of Lore 1
3. Might & Magic 7
4. Oblivion
5. Quest for Glory 4
6. Wizardry 7 - Crusaders of the Dark Savant
7. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
8. Might & Magic 6
9. Anvil of Dawn
10. Gothic
11. Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine
12. Indy & the Emperor's Tomb
13. Might & Magic 8

I can think of a lot more!

Barb


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Re: 2006 Darkside 13 - The List #95480
07/05/06 03:51 PM
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Here is my little list, in order:

1. Clive Barker's Undying
2. American McGee's Alice
3. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
4. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
5. Nosferatu: Wrath of Malachi
6. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

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