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Best entry in a series (all genres)

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by luj1, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. luj1 You're all shills

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    In no particular order


    HoMM - 3
    Quake - 1
    Half Life - 1
    StarCraft - 1
    Diablo - 2
    TES - 3
    NwN - 1
    SWKotOR - ?
    Fallout - 1
    DooM - 2?
    Blood - 1
    FF - 7
    M&M - 7 or 6
    Wizardry - 7
    C&C - Tiberian Sun
    Heretic - 2
    Hexen - ?
    System Shock - 2
    Thief - 1
    Bioshock - 1
    MDK - 2
    Tomb Raider - 2
    Legacy of Cain - Soul Reaver 1?
    Max Payne - 2
    Far Cry / Crysis - Far Cry 1
    RE - 2
    Sid Meier games - Alpha Centauri or Civ 2
    NFS - 2
    MGS - 2
    MoO - 2
    Star Control - 2
    BG - 2
    IWD - ?
    Championship Manager - 2004
    PES - ?


    and for the cucks


    DA - 1
    ME - 1
    Witcher - 1
    DS - dunno, never played it
     
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  2. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Bro, are you serious?
     
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  5. BlackGoat Arbiter

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    Doom 1 is better than Doom 2 and Wiz1 better than Wiz7, tho the two might as well be different series
     
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    Unreal 1
    Homeworld 1
    Elite 2

    Fixed.
     
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  7. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    Sure why not. I won't include series where I've only played one game obviously.

    Might and Magic - 6
    This is always a tough one. I have a soft spot for MM1 but it does have serious flaws. WOX is awesome, but MM6's overworld and dungeon design is so good, and it's a series primarily about exploration, so I think it wins.

    HoMM - 3
    I love HOMM2, and in some ways I think its design is tighter (not to mention it looks and sounds the best), but HOMM3 has more content and a better engine, and ultimately I ended up playing it so much more than any of the other entries partly because of the random map generator.

    Quake - 1

    Half Life - 1
    (not much of an accomplishment though)

    Warcraft - 2

    StarCraft - 1

    Diablo - 1

    TES - 2/3
    Can't pick, Daggerfall and Morrowind are way too different in their ambitions, in fact almost polar opposites. I'd have loved a game with the strengths of each, but that's never going to happen.

    NwN - MotB
    SoZ is a close second. Neither of the main games on its own is worth much though.

    SWKotOR - 2

    Fallout - 1

    DooM - 1
    I like Doom 2's levels a lot, but the first game's had a simpler elegance that makes it superior IMO.

    Blood - 1

    Wizardry - 4

    Ultima - 4

    Heretic - 1

    Hexen - 1

    Thief - 1

    Bioshock - 1
    (not much of an accomplishment though, and I haven't even played Infinite)

    Far Cry / Crysis - Far Cry 1
    No contest, the games get exponentially worse as you go up.

    Civilization - Civ 2
    I think Civ 2 is the better game even though Civ 1 is the one I played most and still go back to.

    Baldur's Gate - 2
    I don't hate BG1 as much as some, and don't love BG2 as much as others, though.

    IWD - 1
    I still like the 2nd game though.

    ME - 1

    Dead Space - 1
    (then again 2 is complete garbage and I didn't play 3, so not exactly a ringing endorsement)

    Unreal - 1

    Elite - 2

    Dungeon Master - 1

    Bard's Tale - 2

    Borderlands - 1
    (not a ringing endorsement considering how much 2 bored me)

    Classic Gold Box - Pool of Radiance
    Krynn Gold Box - Champions of Krynn
    Savage Frontier - Gateway
    Buck Rogers - 1
    (huh only just noticed I always like the first one most in these)

    Dark Sun - 1

    Magic Candle - 1

    Two Worlds - 1

    Prince of Persia - 2
    Original Mechner series obviously. This one was hard. I love POP1, and POP2 made me rage a LOT more, but I do think it's the better game overall, despite being incredibly hard in parts.

    Tex Murphy - 4
    First game is the most original, and I loved Tesla Effect, but Pandora Directive wins hands down, I think it's one of the best adventure games period.

    Elvira - 1

    Duke Nukem - ?
    Really hard one there. I think both side scrollers are equally good, and DN3D is a great shooter, but best? I really don't know. I think I'd pick DN3D, but I'm also more of an FPS player than platformer.

    Witchaven - 1

    Gobliiins - 3
    Another toughie. I like Gobliiins because it's the most original of the trilogy, but Goblins 3, despite (because?) being a more traditional adventure game, is the better one.

    Myst - 1
    I know most people like Riven more because it has more and tougher puzzles and is much bigger, but I find Myst to be tighter, more atmospheric and more enjoyable as a result.

    STALKER - 1/3
    Third game is more finished and better designed, and generally better on average, but the highest points in the series are all in the first game. Superb and unmatched atmosphere.

    Ultima Underworld - 1

    Gateway - 1

    Spellcasting - 101

    Monkey Island - 2

    Dark Forces - 2
    As in, Jedi Knight. Best level design in the series, and possibly some of the best in any FPS period.

    Soldier of Fortune - 1
    Not the greatest FPS but a lot of fun, and better than any of the sequels.

    Leisure Suit Larry - 7
    King's Quest - 6
    Space Quest - 4
    Police Quest - 1
    Quest for Glory - ?
    Gabriel Knight - 1
    Dr Brain - 1
    Phantasmagoria - 2
    Shivers - 2

    Warlords - 2

    Ringworld - 2

    Portal - 2
    (mainly for the multiplayer, the SP of both games is pretty meh)

    Eye of the Beholder - 1

    Lands of Lore - 2
    Despite the flaws I think LOL2 has some great level design, puzzles and exploration going for it, while LOL1 is a pedestrian blobber (though still fun)

    Legend of Kyrandia - 1

    Goddamn I've played too many games...
     
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  8. schru Savant

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    Alone in the Dark (1992)
    Doom
    System Shock
    Hexen: Beyond Heretic
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Quake
    Diablo
    Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
    Shadow Warrior
    (1997)
    Blood
    Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
    Unreal
    Medievil
    (1998)
    Half-Life
    Thief: The Dark Project
    Baldur's Gate
    Silent Hill
    Medal of Honor
    (1999)
    The Longest Journey
    Soldier of Fortune
    Deus Ex
    Icewind Dale
    Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis
    Max Payne
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    Postal 2
    Call of Duty
    Far Cry
    Painkiller
    Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

    F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
    Bioshock

    Portal
    Saints Row 2
     
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  9. mondblut Arcane

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    Wizardry - 7
    Goldbox - Pools of Darkness
    M&M - World of Xeen
    Fallout - 2
    TES - Daggerfall
    Realms of Arkania - 2
    Ravenloft (including Menzoberranzan) - 2
    Jagged Alliance - 2 1.13
    Dominions - 5
    Civilization - 4
    MoO - 2
    Championship Manager - 2010
    Total War - Medieval 2
    Romance of 3 Kingdoms - 4
    Gothic - 2, I guess
    Ultima - 6 sucks the least
    Bioware AD&D RTS/visual novel hybrid series - BG2
    Neverwinter Nights - the Stormfront one on America Online
    Paradox Screensavers - HoI3
    That Same Game Jeff Vogel Remade 20 Times Across 25 Years - Exile 3
     
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  10. Unorus Janco Lurker

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    Civilization - 1
    Castles - 2
    Stronghold - Crusader
    Warcraft/Starcraft - 3 only because of the countless custom maps, otherwise SC
    Wizardry - 1
    Ultima - 4
    Might and Magic - Xeen... or 1
    TES - 3
    Gothic - 2
    Divinity - OS1
    Expeditions - Conquistador
    Zelda - 1
    Mario - 3
    Metroid - 1
    Megaman - 1
    Gradius - 2
    F-Zero - X
    Dragon Quest - 2
    Final Fantasy - 2 (famicom)
    Resident Evil - Sweet Home
    Prince of Persia - 1
    Wing Commander - 1
    NFS - 2
    Doom - 1
    Quake - 3
    Unreal - 1
    Half Life - 1
    Battlefield - 1942
    Cawadooty - 1
     
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  11. Sjukob Magister

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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    best M&M is dark messiah
     
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  13. oddech_wymarlych_swiatow Arcane

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    Fixed.

    Plus:
    MK - UMK3
    SF - SSF2T
    SMT - 3
    Z - 1
    Mario - SMB3
    GTA - 1
    Postal - 1
    SiN - 1
    Dune - 2K
    Virtua Fighter - 2
    Soul Calibur - 2
    Wolf - RtCW
     
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  14. circuit breaker Novice

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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 (Classic)
    Civilization: 4 with a nod to 2
    Deus Ex: 1
    Diablo: 2
    F.E.A.R.: 1 Original, the expansions and sequels didn’t do anything for me
    Fallout: 2
    Gothic: 2
    Half-Life: 2
    Homeworld: Cataclysm because of the QoL improvements
    Heroes of Might and Magic: 3
    Neverwinter Nights: 2 Mask of The Betrayer
    Quake: 3
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    Soldier of Fortune: 1
    StarCraft: 1
    SWKotOR: 2
    Total War: Rome 1 with a nod to Medieval 1 with VI
    Unreal: Tournament 2004 with a nod to Tournament 1999
    Warcraft: 3 with FT
    Warlords: 2 on Mac for artwork and variation, 3 Darklords Rising on PC for gameplay
    Witcher: 1
     
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  15. Life Coach genetically different Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, MM 6, HoMM 2, Metal Age, GTA4, Medieval II
     
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    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Fallout 76
    Might and Magic IX
    Ultima 9
    Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
    Lands of Lore III
    Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls
    Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva
    Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
    Dragon Age 2
    Final Fantasy 8
    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
    Mario's Time Machine
    Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
    Age of Empires Online
    Diablo Immortal
    Quake Champions
    Unreal II: The Awakening
    Doom 3
    Bomberman Act Zero
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Arcania: Gothic 4
    Master of Orion III
    Stronghold 3
    Civilization VI
    Divinity: Dragon Commander
    Metal Gear Survive
    Mass Effect: Andromeda
    Dead Space 3
    Medal of Honor: Warfighter
    Ninja Gaiden 3
    Far Cry New Dawm
    Assassin's Creed: Unity
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2006
    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
    Star Wars Battlefront II 2017
    Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts



     
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    And best Fallout is FOBOS, amirite?
     
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    Myth 2
    Freespace 2
    Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday (not counting DH or AOD)
    Starflight 1
    Syberia 1
    Broken Sword 1
    Rainbow Six 3
    TOAW 3

    I don't want to clutter the thread too much.
     
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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Speedball 1
    Kickoff 2
     
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    Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    You sonofabitch.
     
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    Baldur's Gate - 1 [arguments]
    Jagged Alliance - 2
    Fallout - 1
    Thief - 1
    Half-life - 1
    Deus Ex - 1
    System Shock - 2
    Gothic - 1
    Witcher - 1
    Resident Evil - 4
    Crysis - 1
    STALKER - Chernobyl
    Midwinter - 1
    Xenon - 1
    Turrican - 2
    Elite - Frontier
    Secret of Monkey Island - 1
    Settlers - 1
    Streetfighter - 2
    R-Type - 1
    Metroid - Super
    Zelda - OoT
    Contra - III
    Castlevania - SoTN
    Gradius - 3
     
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    Zelda - MM
     
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