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Incline RPG Codex's Best RPGs - 2019 - VOTE ONLY THREAD

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by felipepepe, Apr 27, 2019.

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  1. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Glorious Codexia, it is time.

    It's been 5 years since we did our Top 70 RPG list, one of my favorite things here at the forum and the moment that eventually led to the CRPG Book.

    Since then we got fan-favorite titles like Witcher 3, Age of Decadence and Underrail, plus hundreds of indies that some people are very passionate about. And 2019 has been a crappy year so far, with no recent big RPG to cloud our perception. So this seems like a good time to see how things changed.

    I'll keep the same rules as the previous one: post here a list with your top RPGs and assign 1-5 points to them.

    Each person has 25 points to distribute between what they think are the best RPGs ever. You have to spend at least 1 point per game, and at most 5 points on each game, so you can vote anything from 5 to 25 games, weighting how great you think they are. This is the RPG Codex, so I trust that I don't have to make a tutorial on such basic point-based system. Please.

    Besides that, the rules are:

    - Only PC games. Multi-platform titles like KotOR or Dark Souls are ok, but no 20-years-later ports like Chrono Trigger.
    - I will combine the votes for base game & expansion as one single game (e.g., NWN 2 + MotB). Same for Ultima VII & Serpent Isle, Might and Magic IV & V (World of Xeen), and all those Mount & Blade stand-alone expansions.
    - You can spend less than 25 points, if you can't think of 5 RPGs you like (but why are you even here?)
    - Your vote be ignored if you can't do basic math.
    - No votes from alts or accounts created after this vote began.
    - Voting will close on May 6th. You can freely edit your vote until then.

    To help, here's a refresher list with the previous Top 70 + recent GOTYs:

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    ADOM - Ancient Domains of Mystery
    Age of Decadence
    Albion
    Alpha Protocol
    Anachronox
    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    Arx Fatalis
    ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game
    Baldur's Gate
    Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
    Battle Brothers
    Betrayal at Krondor
    Blackguards
    Champions of Krynn
    Crusader Kings 2
    Dark Heart of Uukrul
    Dark Souls
    Dark Souls II
    Dark Souls III
    Dark Sun: Shattered Lands
    Darkest Dungeon
    Darklands
    Deus Ex
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    Diablo 2
    Divine Divinity
    Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga
    Divinity: Original Sin
    Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
    Drakensang: River of Time
    Dungeon Master
    ELEX
    Elminage: Gothic
    Exile III: Ruined World
    Expedition: Conquistador
    Expedition: Vikings
    Fallout 1
    Fallout 2
    Fallout: New Vegas
    FTL
    Geneforge
    Ghost of a Tale
    Gothic
    Gothic 2
    Grim Dawn
    Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar
    Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok
    Icewind Dale
    Icewind Dale II
    Invisible, Inc.
    Jagged Alliance 2
    Kenshi
    King of Dragon Pass
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance
    Knights of the Chalice
    Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
    Legend of Grimrock
    Legend of Grimrock II
    Lords of Xulima
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2
    Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra
    Might and Magic VI: Mandate of Heaven
    Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor
    Might and Magic X: Legacy
    Might and Magic: World of Xeen
    Monster Hunter: World
    Mount & Blade: Warband
    NEO Scavenger
    Neverwinter Nights 1
    Neverwinter Nights 2
    NieR: Automata
    Path of Exile
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Pillars of Eternity
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
    Planescape: Torment
    Pool of Radiance
    Pools of Darkness
    Prey
    Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero
    Quest For Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness
    Realms of Arkania II: Star Trail
    Risen
    Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut
    Shadowrun: Hong Kong
    South Park: The Stick of Truth
    Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters
    Star Traders: Frontiers
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords
    System Shock
    System Shock 2
    Tales of Maj'Eyal (TOME)
    The Banner Saga
    The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
    The Temple of Elemental Evil
    The Witcher
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    Tyranny
    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
    Ultima Underworld I: The Stygian Abyss
    Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds
    Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
    Ultima VII: The Black Gate
    Underrail
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Valkyria Chronicles 4
    Vampire: The Mascarade - Bloodlines
    Wasteland
    Wasteland 2
    Wizardry 8
    Wizardry I: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
    Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna
    Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge
    Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
    Wizards & Warriors
    Xenonauts

    Don't worry if a game you like is not in the list, you can vote for any PC RPG.

    If you are butthurt about this or something else (aren't we all?) and want to DISCUSS, troll or just post anything beside a list, please use THIS THREAD instead (yeah, the old one). Let's keep this one only for voting.
     
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  2. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    3 points:
    Fallout 2
    Baldur's Gate II
    Morrowind
    Tales of Maj'Eyal
    Dark Souls

    1 point:

    System Shock 2
    Geneforge 1
    Arcanum
    Deus Ex
    Age of Decadence
    Dragon's Dogma
    Daggerfall
    Path of Exile
    Mount & Blade: Warband
    Wizardry 8
     
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  3. laclongquan Arcane

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    ---------2pts -----
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Neverwinter Nights 2
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    -----------1pt-----
    Age of Decadence
    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    Baldur's Gate
    Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
    Deus Ex
    Fallout 1
    Fallout 2
    Icewind Dale
    Icewind Dale II
    Jagged Alliance 2
    King of Dragon Pass
    Might and Magic VIII: days of destroyer
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Planescape: Torment
    Prince of Qin
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    The Witcher
    Valkyria Chronicles
     
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  4. ESh Arcane

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    5 Points:
    Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    Shadowrun: Dragonfall
     
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  5. TheSentinel Arcane

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    5 points:
    Nier AutomatA
    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

    4 points:

    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (only because of the expansions)
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

    3 points:
    The Temple of Elemental Evil
     
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  6. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    ----- 3 points -----
    Gothic 1
    Gothic 2
    Fallout 1
    Fallout 2
    Ultima Underworld
    Planescape Torment

    ----- 2 points ------
    ELEX
    Witcher 3
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance


    ------ 1 point -------
    Baldur's Gate
     
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  7. Ulfhednar Learned

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    4 points:
    Baldur's Gate 2
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker

    3 points:
    Planescape: Torment
    Icewind Dale
    Pillars of Eternity (WM DLC)

    2 points:
    Baldur's Gate
    Dragon Age: Origins
    KOTOR 2
    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (FS DLC)
     
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  8. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    The old is always better so...
    Arcanum - 5 points
    Torment - 5 points
    Baldur's Gate 2 - 5 points
    Might and Magic 6 - 5 points

    1 points in the next 5 games
    ELEX
    ATOM
    ShadowRun Dragonfall
    Underrail
    Witcher 3


    felipepepe i kind of feel that 25 points are not enough for a good sample,maybe something between 30-50.
     
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  9. 4 points:
    Dark Souls
    Dark Souls 2
    Dark Souls 3
    Baldur's Gate 2
    Knights of the Chalice

    2 points:
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Blackguards

    1 point:
    Baldur's Gate
     
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  10. Deuce Traveler Prestigious Gentleman 2012 Newfag Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    3 points:
    Planescape Torment

    2 points:
    Baldur's Gate
    Baldur's Gate 2
    Ultima IV

    1 point:
    Magic Candle
    Arcanum
    Blackguards
    Exile 3
    Fallout
    Geneforge
    Gold Box: Pool of Radiance
    Gold Box: Pools of Darkness
    Jagged Alliance 2
    Might and Magic
    Quest for Glory IV
    Sengoku Rance
    Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
    Shadowrun: Dragonfall
    The Witcher
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker

    Edit: Must have been tired. Put Blackguards in twice. Switched it out with the Witcher.
     
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  11. aweigh Arcane

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    5 points:
    - Elminage: Gothic (PC remaster/port in 2014)
    - Wizardry Empire 2: The Ancient Princess (PC remaster with extra content in 2003)

    4 points:
    - Elminage: Original (PC remaster/port in 2016)
    - Wizardry 1: Proving Grounds Of The Mad Overlord (came out for PC in 1980, soon turns 40yo)

    3 points:
    - Knights Of The Chalice (came out for pc something like 12 years ago?)

    2 points:
    - Wizardry 5: Heart Of The Maelstrom

    1 point:
    - Stranger Of Sword City (PC port in 2015)
    - Dragon Quest 11: Echoes Of An Elusive Age (PC port in 2018)
     
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  12. Ismaul Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    aweigh read the OP you've only got 25pts
     
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  13. aweigh Arcane

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    yah i fixed it :>
     
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  14. Unorus Janco Lurker

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    5 points:
    Ultima IV

    3 points:
    Darklands
    Ultima Underworld

    2 points:
    Fallout
    Morrowind

    1 point:
    Wizardry I
    Alter Ego
    Ultima V
    Realms of Arkania 2
    Daggerfall
    Planescape: Torment
    Knights of the Chalice
    Expeditions: Conquistador
    Divinity: Original Sin
    The Age of Decadence
     
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  15. Drowed Arcane

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    25 points seems very little. If I'm going to quote all the games that I consider relevant, I end up not being able to use an appropriate score to differentiate them. And if I put a fair score, I can't quote many games.
    Oh well, within the rules:

    3 Points:
    • Fallout 2
    • Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    • Planescape: Torment

    2 Points:
    • Fallout 1
    • Underrail
    • ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game
    • Divinity: Original Sin
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    1 point:
    • Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    • Age of Decadence
    • Deus Ex
    • Diablo 2
    • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
    • ELEX


    Other games that I wanted to mention, but which, following the rules, I couldn't list here (but if the rules change I'll edit this post):
    • Shadowrun Dragonfall
    • Dragon Age: Origins
    • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
    • Fallout: New Vegas
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords
     
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  16. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    5 points:
    Deus Ex
    System Shock 2
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
    Alpha Protocol

    2 points:
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    1 point:
    Fallout: New Vegas
     
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  17. Ismaul Arcane Patron

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    4 points:
    Fallout
    Gothic

    3 points:
    Age of Decadence
    Gothic 2
    Planescape: Torment
    VtM: Bloodlines

    1 point:
    Arcanum
    ATOM
    Deus Ex
    ELEX
    The Witcher


    Wanted to give points:
    Arx Fatalis
    Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Fallout 2
    NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer
    Path of Exile
    The Witcher 3
     
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  18. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    5 points:
    Age of Decadence
    Arcanum
    Fallout

    4 points:
    Betrayal at Krondor

    Planescape: Torment
    Wizardry 8


    1 point:
    Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
    Wasteland
     
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  19. Orma Arcane Patron

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    Torment: Tides of Numenera
    Fallout: New Vegas - 5

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - 5

    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - 5

    Planescape: Torment - 4

    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura - 4

    Gothic 2 - 1

    Dark Souls 2 - 1
     
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  20. mushaden Learned

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    5 points:
    Baldur's Gate II

    4 points:
    Fallout

    3 points:
    Age of Decadence

    2 points:
    Wizardry 7

    1 point:
    Arx fatalis
    Baldurs Gate
    Dark Sun
    Geneforge 2
    Knights of the Chalice
    Planescape Torment
    Temple of Elemental Evil
    Underrail
    Wizardry 8
    Betrayal at Krondor
    Arcanum
     
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  21. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Serpent in the Staglands Torment: Tides of Numenera
    5 points:
    Age of Decadence
    Underrail
    Alpha Protocol
    Arcanum

    1 point:
    Icewind Dale
    Icewind Dale II
    Mask of the Betrayer
    Knights of the Chalice
    and since this is the codex, pillars of motherfucking eternity
     
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  22. Ventidius Savant

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    5 points:
    Baldur's Gate II
    Icewind Dale

    4 points:
    Morrowind
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

    3 points:
    Elminage Original
     
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  23. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    5 points
    Grimoire

    3 Points
    Wizardry 7
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

    2 Points
    Might & Magic X
    Tyranny
    Divinity: Original Sin
    Wizards & Warriors

    1 Point
    Baldur's Gate II
    Planescape Torment
    Lords of Xulima
    Realms of Arkania 2: Star Trail
    Age of Decadence
    Wasteland 2
     
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  24. Saerain Scholar Patron

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    3 points:
    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    2 points:
    Deus Ex
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Neverwinter Nights
    Planescape: Torment

    1 point:

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Mass Effect
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
     
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  25. GabrielMP_19 Novice

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    5 points:
    Fallout 1

    4 points:
    Baldur's Gate 2
    Planescape Torment

    3 points:
    Fallout New Vegas
    Ultima IV

    2 points:
    The Witcher 3
    Baldur's Gate
    Fallout 2
     
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