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Topic # 90120 15-Sep-2011 08:23
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So far I have played through Fallout 3, all the Half Life series, Assasins creed 1 and 2, Gears of War, GTA4 and Red Dead Redemption. Some of them I am still playing, but for my next game, I would like to get something with a great story to play through, so what do you recommend?




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  Reply # 521282 15-Sep-2011 08:36
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Mass effect 1 and 2 .... brilliant games and mass effect 3 coming out next year




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  Reply # 521394 15-Sep-2011 11:41
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some games where I enjoyed the story

Divine Divinity the dragon knight saga

Mass effect 2 (haven't played 1)

Dragon Age origins & expansion

Age of Conan, its an mmo but they have done really well in making the player feel he/she's part of the Conan era not even near the end and the story is brilliant so far.

Planescape Torment

Never winter nights 2

Dawn of War II

Agree with Gears of War, half life, and Fallout 3









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  Reply # 521399 15-Sep-2011 11:51
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Portal and Portal 2. Set in the same universe as the Halflife series.

Mass Effect 1 and 2 aren't bad, although the interface could use some work, inventory management (in the first one) is terrible and the mini-games are repetitive. The romance subplots also feel like cheap fanservice, but to each their own.

Don't know if this is your style of game, but I loved the story from Alpha Centauri. It's getting on in years now though.

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  Reply # 521419 15-Sep-2011 12:26
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maverick: Mass effect 1 and 2 .... brilliant games and mass effect 3 coming out next year


Aside from the titles you mentioned, Maverick's hit the nail on this one. The ME franchise is the best series I've played to date. I loved RDD and am a huge Half-Life fan, but for sheer customisable story, calling the shots as you see it, ME is epic.

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  Reply # 521444 15-Sep-2011 13:30
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Can't mention Mass Effect with a nod to Knights of the Old Republic! Best Star Wars story since Empire Strikes Back IMO.

But my personal favourite game's story is Grim Fandango.

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  Reply # 521447 15-Sep-2011 13:36
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Secret of Monkey Island :D




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  Reply # 521453 15-Sep-2011 13:39
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Heck ALL the old LucasArts adventure games had great stories. Play them all!

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  Reply # 521457 15-Sep-2011 13:45
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Definitely the Mass Effect series, best sci-fi story I've ever played/seen/read/heard. LA Noire is a good self-contained story. Oh and Alan Wake is a brilliantly creepy story played out in the vein of a TV mini-series.

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  Reply # 521458 15-Sep-2011 13:45
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LucasArts TIE Fighter + Defender of the Empire




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  Reply # 521459 15-Sep-2011 13:45
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Been trying to play Mass effect 1, but have not gotten into the story much so far. It is a bit harder for me on xbox as although I am right handed, I play southpaw, which Mass effect doesnt support. Takes a while to adapt, so it always feels like wearing someone elses underpants. 
Going to get the Broken Sword series and original fallout games off GOG and want to look for the graphically updated monkey island.
Loved Grim Fandango, must look for that one too. 




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  Reply # 521462 15-Sep-2011 13:49
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The Special Edition release of monkey island is great, you can even get it to revert back to the original gfx with the press of a key :)

I picked up my copy from Steam during a sale, was about $5.

With Talk like a Pirate Day coming up, Steam might get involved with it (I hope) and have the MI series cheap :)




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  Reply # 521463 15-Sep-2011 13:50
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ScottStevensNZ: LucasArts TIE Fighter + Defender of the Empire


I was going to mention this. It's probably my favourite game of all time. You do need a joystick though, and I still haven't figured out how to get 3D acceleration working under Windows 7. 

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  Reply # 521487 15-Sep-2011 14:38
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Bioshock may be worth a look. Great storyline, awesome atmosphere, and a novel spin on the FPS genre. Bioshock 2 was OK, but I found the storyline to be not as strong.
 

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Reply # 521530 15-Sep-2011 15:44
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killzone 2 and 3 are my favorites 

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The best I ever played was a game called No One lives Forever. Funny as hell when you snuck up on guards talking about their erectile dysfunction =p

But the story is top notch cheesy James Bond ripoff with heaps of twists.





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