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

felipepepe

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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:

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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felipepepe

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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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laclongquan

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Oooooooh
---------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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Sentinel

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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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----- 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
 

Ulfhednar

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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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fantadomat

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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.
 

Nuclear Explosion

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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
 

Deuce Traveler

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Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pathfinder: Kingmaker Steve gets a Kidney but I don't even get a tag. Pathfinder: Wrath I'm very into cock and ball torture
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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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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Bruma Hobo

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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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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
 

Nano

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Grab the Codex by the pussy Strap Yourselves In
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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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 Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In Codex Year of the Donut Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign My team has the sexiest and deadliest waifus you can recruit.
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
 

Goral

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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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Orma

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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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mushaden

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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
 

Tigranes

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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
 

Ventidius

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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
 

Lady_Error

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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
 

Saerain

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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
 

GabrielMP_19

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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
 

majorsoccer

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3 points:
The elder scrolls Oblivion
Dragon Age 2
Assassin's Creed Origins
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Might and Magic 9
Arcania: Gothic 4


2 points:

Xcom 2
DOOM 2016
Fallout 4

1 point:
Diablo 3


I hope your guys respect my tastes in RPGs and count my votes.
 

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