Please list games that you think have good stories.

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syn1kk

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Hey everyone out there. I just wanted to see what everyone thought were games that had good stories.

By good I mean that they were at least semi-original. I know lots of games have good stories but they are soo cliched that they shouldn't count (*). And I guess something important too is that you felt like you believed it definately...

I guess it will be hard to get serious responses on something like this though =P. (no trolls plz. and dont bother listing cliched)

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So far I guess I would say FF7 is one of them. Feel free to add.

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(*) Any FF game after FF7 fits into this category. Any resident evil game after RE2 fits into this category. Any tactical shooter after Rainbow Six the first. etc etc.
 

llama_man

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The original No-One Lives Forever was pretty good. The plot was cliched (it's a James Bond p*ss-take), but it's very entertaining and there's some hilarious moments in the game if you eavesdrop on the henchmen.
 

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i found the storylines in the following games fun and well done but some were a bit cliched.

Max Payne
max Payne 2
Deus Ex (not the second one)
Freespace 1 and 2
Wingcommander
Farcry
Halflife 1 and 2
 

Lizardfuel72

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Imperial Galactica, Robot made to save mankind placed into a position where he didn't know what he was. Of course the basic principle "evil race from outside the galaxy threatens all" remained the same.
 
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I can second every listing until now; some additions though:

Fahrenheit
Baldurs Gate
Fallout 1&2
 

dagonoth

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I really liked the story to Final Fantasy X although X-2 was horrendous and annoying.

Resident evil 4 has a good storyline and also the most innovative game design I've seen in awhile.
 

Knyte

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I agree with just about all others listed, especially FF7 and The Fallout Series.


A couple of my choice pics, not yet listed:

Knights Of The Old Republic

Wing Commander III + IV

Suikoden

Metal Gear Solid (The sequels were just too weird storywise, this one was out there, but still compelling.)

Neverwinter Nights (The original campaign)
 

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I agree with the above ones
also vietcong had a pretty good story line, lest thats what i thought
oblivion was pretty good
does starcraft have a good story line? i've heard good things about it but never bothered playing
pacman had a compelling storyline that was an emotional rollercoaster :wink:
dreamfall was pretty much just a storyline
good old point and click games had to have good storylines otherwise they wouldn't sell
 

Lamy

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Deux Ex
No One Lives Forever
Diablo 2 (the first time I had this crazy dream because I wanted to kill Diablo so badly... yea im a nerd...)
Age of Mythlogy (because I like all things greek and roman... like I said a nerd...)

Cant think of much more right now
 

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I'll probably get flamed to death for this, but; i felt DoW and its little expancion had a descent story line to them, i never got into the whole games with dice and books thing, but as RTS games go, i liked them and cant wait for the new expancion. 2 more armies in the mix, sounds cool to me.
 

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The original Legacy of Kain, excellent story, fantastic FMV sequences to move the story along, a great epic. Didn't really like the follow up games.
 

ALANMAN

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Is this thread only for PC games? If not, I will be the first (and only) to say that, In my opinion Sonic Adventure 2 (dreamcast) has a great storyline. Its also the LAST good Sonic game ever made.


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In no particular order:

Deus Ex (First one, second wasn't bad, but...)
Planescape: Torment (IMHO one of the all around best games ever)
System Shock 2 (never played 1 but I've heard it's just as good)
Baldur's Gate series (You can actually get a mod that let's you play through 1, 1's expansion, 2 and 2's expansion in one sitting)
Fallout 1 and 2
Morrowind (The actual story isn't that great, but the world is rich in backstory if you like to read)
Freespace 1 and 2
Final Fantasy 6 (or 3 if you want to get American about it)

I could probably think of others, but that's it for now.
 

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