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  Reply # 522094 16-Sep-2011 18:05
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Forgot to mention I have xbox 360 and a reasonable computer. 
 




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  Reply # 522097 16-Sep-2011 18:24
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If you like Batman, IMHO Batman Arkham Asylum is not only one of the greatest games I've ever played but it's also the best Batman story I have had the pleasure to experience. It puts the movies to shame if you ask me.

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  Reply # 522449 17-Sep-2011 20:04
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I would agree with the above comment on Batman too with the new Batman Arkham City coming out soon too there's a good way to go from the first straight into the 2nd one easily afterwards.

I am surprised no one has mention the Baldurs Gate series of course though these are quite old now. Bioforge as mentioned earlier is great as well SW Knights of the Old Republic.

As you mention a average PC then Steam is probably the best way to go for looking at the older games as they often have the older games series for sale for ridiculously small amounts.

I may get in trouble for saying this one but I really enjoyed Dante's Inferno and along with Halo Reach (not one for this category) it is the only game I have nearly gotten all achievements for (980 for Dante's so far).

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  Reply # 522739 18-Sep-2011 19:59
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Hobchild: If you like Batman, IMHO Batman Arkham Asylum is not only one of the greatest games I've ever played but it's also the best Batman story I have had the pleasure to experience. It puts the movies to shame if you ask me.


I totally agree, loved Batman: Arkham Asylum!

Though I realise its not a game, I would recommend watching "Batman: The Animated Series" (the one from the 90s, bonus nostalgia trip) since it is pretty much the exact same version of Batman and most of the villains (as opposed to the movie versions I mean) as well as the same voice actors and scriptwriters. Paul Dini wrote the script for Batman: AA as well as all the best Batman: TAS episodes.

Great way to prep yourself for Arkham City! :) 

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  Reply # 522742 18-Sep-2011 20:21
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i loved Indigo Prophecy or Fahrenheit as its also known, its a David Cage game who also made Heavy Rain, if you get it try not to get the north American version as it cut to bits




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  Reply # 522743 18-Sep-2011 20:21
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sorry posted twice




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  Reply # 522744 18-Sep-2011 20:32
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Call of Duty Zombies :-) (Black Ops)

its quite a complex story line which has been going for years and its a great game 

 

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Reply # 525142 23-Sep-2011 18:12
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Bioshock 1 and 2.  Their story are pretty good.

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  Reply # 525851 26-Sep-2011 15:34
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vexxxboy: i loved Indigo Prophecy or Fahrenheit as its also known, its a David Cage game who also made Heavy Rain, if you get it try not to get the north American version as it cut to bits


Ooh yes, I forgot about this one. It's very QTE heavy but a great story!

I believe that "Fahrenheit" is the version to avoid as it has the more R-rated bits removed. Indigo Prophecy is the one to look for. Heavy Rain is the "spiritual successor" to this game.

Also - agree re: Batman Asylum. Brilliant game. The "moment" blew my mind. (You'll know the bit I'm talking about...)




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  Reply # 525859 26-Sep-2011 15:43
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The Witcher then follow it with The Witcher 2. Great story and a really fun RPG.

Dragon Age Origins (forget the subsequent releases). Mighty Ape have it on sale for PC and each origin has a different story line which makes for great replay value. It's not the greatest RPG around but the story is compelling and it can easily give 100+ hours of play. If you get the PC version there are some great mods available that add new stories too. 

You might also find The Elder Scrolls series interesting. Stories are great and you can get quite a wide variety of play. 

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  Reply # 531803 11-Oct-2011 09:39
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Planescape Tormanet is my all time favourite when it comes to storyline.

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  Reply # 531840 11-Oct-2011 11:14
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In order:

Final Fantasy VII - Played on PS1 back in the late 90's. At the time, with no previous RPG gaming experience, I had no idea what to expect, but found this games story completely immersive, and showed I could enjoy games other than FPS.

Tomb Raider - Yes, I'll be shot for bringing this one up, but at the time, a very believable story line and addictive gameplay.

Half Life (original) - Still to this day, I have yet to find a game with a better story, and especially so considering the time it came out. My number 1 favourite.

FEAR - Whilst a good deal bloodier and more graphically violent, it had a good centralised story, with characters you loved to hate.

Final Fantasy X - 8 and 9 were OK, but 10 jumped back into a deeper story, with good sub-plots.

These are the standouts for me

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  Reply # 532123 11-Oct-2011 22:02
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Gah... I have too many unfinished games

Bioshock 1 + 2

Witcher 1 + 2

Batman Arkham Asylum

Assasins Creed

James Cameron's Avatar ( there's a good reason for not finishing this because it is sh1te! )

Aliens VS Predator

Far Cry 2

Tomb Raider Underworld

The Saboteur

Left 4 Dead 2

Deus Ex Human Revolution

Rage

and my list of unfinished games is growing!!

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  Reply # 532141 11-Oct-2011 22:38
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urban: Gah... I have too many unfinished games

Bioshock 1 + 2

Witcher 1 + 2

Batman Arkham Asylum

Assasins Creed

James Cameron's Avatar ( there's a good reason for not finishing this because it is sh1te! )

Aliens VS Predator

Far Cry 2

Tomb Raider Underworld

The Saboteur

Left 4 Dead 2

Deus Ex Human Revolution

Rage

and my list of unfinished games is growing!!


I completely know how you feel, I blame Steam sales for most of it. Some I haven't even started yet.  

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  Reply # 542507 8-Nov-2011 12:32
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The only game that ever moved me to tears (and i'm a grown man) was a PS2 game called ICO the story was fantastic but not in a narrative manner but more cinematic storytelling. In fact there is no dialogue at all, yet it was so powerfully compelling from the get go to the very end - where I burst into tears, well nearly anyway. haha

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