The EZA Top 100 Videogames!
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31. Dragon Age: Origins (2009) - 133 Points - 8 Votes - Highest Vote: #3 Brandon_Reister
Genre: Action RPG
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, OS X
Four hundred years have passed since the last Blight was successfully prevented by the Grey Wardens. Now once again the fearsome Darkspawn under the rule of the Arch Demon gather and are about to invade the land of Ferelden. The first battleground: the destroyed city at Ostagar, where the Grey Wardens meet the army of Cailan, king of Ferelden, to try and stop the Darkspawn, preventing death and destruction before it has even begun. However, during the battle, the forces of general Loghain inexplicably abandon the battlefield. As a result, the Grey Wardens, the king, and most of the human warriors are killed. Among the few survivors is the hero, who had joined the Grey Wardens just before the battle, and must now find a way to unite the races of Ferelden in a struggle against the common enemy.
Dragon Age: Origins is a party-based third-person perspective role-playing game. Similarly to Baldur's Gate, combat is in real time, with the ability to pause at any moment. Tactical options include an editor which allows the players to give the AI detailed instructions on how to behave in every possible situation. Nonetheless the player can also control the party (with up to four active combatants) one by one, switching between the characters, using their special talents and abilities to overcome the many different enemies. During the course of the game, the player will have the opportunity to invite up to nine players to his party. While only four can leave the party camp at any given time, the experience points earned by killing enemies, fulfilling quests or simply opening a chest are granted to each member of the group.
Other Votes: NCartwright15 (17.), Karu (14.), Inustar (19.), Billy (10.), Tokyo Slim (25.), bard91 (8.), Exist 2 Inspire (20.)
30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006) - 134 Points - 9 Votes - Highest Vote: #2 Divinity
Genre: Action role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
A lowly prisoner has been cast into the depths of the dungeon in the Imperial capital of the province Cyrodiil. The fate of this prisoner suddenly changed when the Emperor Uriel Septim descended into the prison with his guards, fleeing from unknown assassins who have already slaughtered his children. But even an emperor cannot escape his destiny. Before the last assassin delivered the lethal strike, the old emperor entrusted the prisoner with the Amulet of Kings and asked him to find his illegitimate son, the last of the Septim bloodline. The Septims and the Amulet are the last barrier between the continent Tamriel and the dark dimension of Oblivion, and the delicate balance is threatened by the Daedra Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon, the prisoner being Tamriel's only hope.
Oblivion is the fourth title in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series. The game sticks to the style of its predecessors featuring action-based combat, first-person and third-person views, and vast free-roaming environments. The player's chosen race and class determine the abilities the protagonist has in the beginning. The game allows the player to develop multiple types of characters without being limited to a specific role. The advancement system, as was the case in previous games, is based on skill usage. When the player repeatedly use one of the skills, it improves. NPCs offer training (for a price) to help in advancing to the next stage. In time the protagonist can become an Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert and Master and gain certain bonuses for the skill. The skills of the foes are "levelled" to be approximately equal to or slightly above those of the main character.
Other Votes: Axel (23.), Haru17 (22.), Oscillator (4.), Browarr (21.), jipostus (11.), Brandon_Reister (20.), SabotageTheTruth (25.), Faaip (17.)
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@tokeeffe9 I hear what you're saying. The game IS good, even if some would want to set it a step down from the main trilogy. And that Deathstroke fight really caught me off-guard! Man, was that hard or something! Thrilling as hell still, too.
Divinity last edited by Divinity
Elder Scrolls 4 is a 10 out of 10. That is all.
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Massive open world RPGs taking the next two spots feels more expected. As we crack into the top 30, JRPGs, Nintendo IP, and mainstream games should be the majority of what remains. Looking for a curveball or two as well. Haven't played anything Dragon Age or Elder Scrolls so I'll leave my post on this: Skyrim and Witcher III should be coming soon too.
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Good to see Dragon Age at a pretty high position, in my mind it's Bioware best RPG from last gen (haven't played the old ones), and I think it is definitively deserving of being this high.
Oblivion is another game I enjoyed a lot, so it is great to see it here as well.
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I've had eight of my games on the list, and after just checking my own Top 30 again and then calibrating the vibes of this list so far I'm fairly certain there'll be seven more of my favourites still coming. So that it'd be 15 total from my favourites. Now I'm all of a sudden only worrying if my #2 will even make the list at all! I have no idea how this community thinks, as there have been so many surprises on the way here.
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yay my favorite Bethesda game made it , if i were to do my list over id probably include it in mine
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DA:O has some of my all time favorite RPG characters and settings. It feels like a whole, full actual world. The fade kinda sucks, but I can deal.
Woo I wasn't sure if Oblivion would make it! Easily my favorite Elder Scrolls game.. I'm surprised I ranked it so low
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Wow, Oblivion two spots above Majora. Methinks we could've used more entries!
But they are both incredible games. Oblivion is size with content. Very hard to pull off both at the same time. Even Skyrim stretches thin at times.
First off, we have a gigantic, lush, living world, beautifully modelled and lit, filled with towns, forts, caves, hamlets, and shrines, all available to explore the moment the training mission ends. Then we have completely open ended gameplay, with a main quest that affects the entire world, but at the same time can be ignored for as long as you want without locking you out of other quests. You can pick up any item, including books, dead people's clothes, and useless clutter, put it anywhere, and it will stay there. You're forced to pick perks for your character at the beginning, but you still get plenty of leeway to shape your playstyle.
Create potions from collected ingredients, repair and enchant weapons and armour, buy a house, steal from and/or kill almost any NPC, abuse spells to create chaos...Oblivion is the definition of a sandbox!
And lest we forget the game's namesake, the gigantic demonic subworld of Oblivion, or the absolutely enchanting soundtrack. Morrowind has the depth, Skyrim has the cinematic values, but Oblivion gives you some of everything.
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33. Batman: Arkham City
Not a bad game but I truly hope that Asylum will pop up in this list as I think it's superior. For me the open world hurts it a bit, it's not huge but it still takes some time and tedious jumping and gliding to go from one end to the other, fast travle would have helped.
32. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
There is one 3D Zelda game I dislike, guess which one?
31. Dragon Age: Origins
Hm, at 1st I really enjoyed it, but, don't ask me what happened because I don't know anymore, after 60 hours (I think) I started to dislike it, alot, so I stopped playing and gave it a short rest, but when I tried again I still had no joy, end of the story is that I've never seen the end of the story. Also never bothered with this series again besides 5 minutes of a DA2 demo which absolutely sucked imo.
30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Now this one, this one I used to love even after 250 hours (including all DLC) back then, it was the 1st time I played such a game and besides a glitch that didn't let me end the thief quest (I think) I loved it very much. So why isn't it on my list? I FORGOT... nah, tbh it doesn't stand the test of time for me, which was one requirement to be on my list, I don't really enjoy it anymore nowadays.
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I remember thinking Batman Arkham City is my most enjoyable game on the PS3. Absolutely adore the game for its combat style, the combinations of gadgets and actually making you feel like the dark knight gliding through the City. Combat feels quicker and more responsive than Arkham Asylum and there was more to do. Some of the Riddler trophies were challenging and forced you to use gadgets in clever ways.
I will never forget the tense feeling and relief of completing the final Riddler Challenges, those predator maps with added handicaps were intense.
Dragon Age Origins was another BioWare game which I forced myself to complete, it was the combat I didn't enjoy, the mechanics didn't click with me and felt sluggish, which I believe they improved a lot in 2 and especially In the 3rd one which I really enjoyed but doubt it made this top 100.
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29. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2013) - 135 Points - 8 Votes - Highest Vote: #2 Haru17
Genre: Action role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Two hundred years after the events described in Oblivion, the continent of Tamriel is in turmoil. The Emperor's throne remained without heir; the Blades, Empire's elite guards, have been disassembled; elven nations began capturing territory from the Empire. The assassination of the King of Skyrim, Tamriel's Northern-most province and home of the Nord race, led to a civil war between those who wish independence for Skyrim and those who wanted it to remain under the Empire's control. A prisoner is brought to a small town, awaiting execution for alleged involvement with the Stormcloaks, a group that was founded by the king's assassin Ulfric Stormcloak. Just before the executioner's axe lands on the prisoner's neck, a dragon attacks the city, forcing most people to flee. The unexpected freedom leads the ex-prisoner into the snowy Skyrim, where the rumors of the dragon begin to circulate.
Like its predecessors in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim is an open-ended role-playing game with action-based combat. The player may explore the vast environments of Skyrim from either first- (default) or third-person perspective, being unrestricted in his or her travels and free to undertake any side quests in any order, or follow the main quest. It is possible to fast-travel to previously visited locations directly from the world map. The player can also opt to buy (or steal) and ride a horse.
Other Votes: DeweyDecibel (13.), Lotias (9.), jipostus (9.), Inustar (12.), Brandon_Reister (19.), Tokyo Slim (29.), Nillend (20.)
28. Final Fantasy Tactics (1997) - 135 Points - 8 Votes - Highest Vote: #1 SabotageTheTruth
Genre: Tactical role-playing game
Platform(s): PlayStation, PlayStation Portable
Final Fantasy Tactics was a big move for the whole Final Fantasy franchise into different fields. Tactics combines traditional elements of the Final Fantasy series with a completely different game mechanics and battle system. It was the 1st game during the Final Fantasy 32-bit era using a 3D, isometric, rotatable playing field, with bitmap sprite characters and a turn based strategy system.
In the game you build up a team by recruiting many available characters you meet during your travels and stocking up plenty of items, to defeat various enemies waiting on your path. The game features a very complex character class(job) system where each character begins his way with a job such as Squire or Chemist. Successfully participating in battles, characters can later select one of more advanced jobs, with a total of 19 to choose from. In addition there are certain monsters and computer controlled "guests" with their own jobs and special abilities available to learn. In total, over 400 abilities are available which leads to nearly endless combinations.
Other Votes: NCartwright15 (25.), BlazingBahamut (8.), DanteThePyro (18.), FF7Cloud (3.), Tokyo Slim (16.), Divinity (20.), MCRMJ (22.)
I knew Skyrim would rank above Oblivion, but I'm glad it was only one spot above :D
I was pretty salty about Skyrim at first, but upon revisiting it I learned to love it and had a lot of fun with it
TokyoSlim last edited by TokyoSlim
Tacticcccssssss Ivalice 4eva!
(Not tic tacs)
Skyrim was fun. It's weird, at one point, around 200 hours in, I realized that I'd finished the story at some previous point without actually realizing it was the end.
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My god these games... So good... Started to play Skyrim once again, because I love it so. Not SE, because no SkyUI.
SabotageTheTruth last edited by SabotageTheTruth
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FINAL FANTASY TACTICS IS THE GREATEST GAME EVER MADE!
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I know we, as a community, ranked it #28, but don't let that number fool you. It belongs at number one. Some of you will say you don't like strategy games and I will concede, I used to be feeble-minded, like yourself. Then in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics changed my life. Was it the easy to understand mechanics? The lush world, filled with lore? The insane amount of classes, skills, and customization? What about the story, that had more twists and turns than a Game of Thrones episode? It's all of that plus items and monsters you know and love from the Final Fantasy series. It's both a love letter to fans and something entirely new.
It's comfort food. It is also a damn shame this series hasn't been shown any love in such a long time. People will say XII was set in Ivalice but that's about where the similarities end. Others will say we received two Gameboy Advance tactics games and they're right. However, the story of being sucked into a fantasy book ruined any hope of these carrying the torch. We need a full fledged new Final Fantasy Tactics, set in a new world, on PS4. Period.
Those of you who haven't played this game, drop your excuses and make the plunge. I promise you won't regret this. You can't call yourself a Final Fantasy fan if you haven't played this masterpiece.
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@SabotageTheTruth Throws tomato
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boo ye Front Mission nonbelievers :p