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Games more Good Than Old

GOGmix by SeraphimBlade's avatarSeraphimBlade 9votes

Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings, The

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Hands down the best story-driven RPG of this generation. Excellent writing, morally ambiguous choices, gorgeous visuals, and combat that rewards patience and preparation as much as skill.

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Psychonauts

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Inception meets Banjo-Kazooie. Nuff said.

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Divinity: Original Sin

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Quite possibly the best party-based WRPG since the Infinity Engine went out of style. Don't expect an amazing story, but expect great just about everything else, and RPing two characters at once is weirdly awesome

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Alan Wake

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: One of the most intriguing and suspenseful plots in gaming, from the studio that brought you Max Payne. Not really a horror game, but packs great atmosphere and thrills.

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Downfall

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Ever think "Silent Hill 2 was really good, but couldn't I be MORE traumatized?" Or "The Cat Lady was really good, but what the HELL was up with that guy in chapter 6?" Downfall's got you covered. (play this before TCL, seriously)

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Cat Lady, The

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: This horror point-and-click has a lot more going for it than visuals. The production seems a little cheap in places, and the puzzles aren't great, but the writing is some of the best in the medium.

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FTL: Advanced Edition

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Ever hear the term "emergent narrative? " This sci-fi rogue-like is pretty much built around that. It's complex, but accessible and addicting as all hell. And don't be ashamed of playing on easy.

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Hotline Miami

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: A bizarre and brutal crime spree where it's not uncommon to die more than four times a minute. Like Dark Souls, Contra and GTA got together and did a ton of meth and ecstasy.

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Witcher: Enhanced Edition, The

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Okay, so the sequel blew it out of the water, not unlike Baldur's Gate, but this is still worth your time. It's a better introduction to the universe than Assassins of Kings, and you can carry decisions over to AoK and eventually The Wild Hunt.

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Papers, Please

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: This game is so good it makes me kind of angry. It isn't a guilt trip, like, say, Spec Ops: The Line, but it will definitely make you question your values of security, freedom and privacy. And even without the themes, you have satisfying gameplay

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Blackwell Bundle

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: A great little detective serial about a medium and her ghostly partner who seek out lingering spirits to help them move on.They have a great relationship, and the writing pulls off genuine drama as well as fun, snarky banter.

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Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: A downright bizarre horror game, in the nearly-copyright-infringing style of Twin Peaks. At first glance, it's "so-bad-it's-good," but it's so endearingly strange as to be genuinely enjoyable.

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Mark of the Ninja

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Best 2D stealth game ever? Wouldn't be a stretch. Great visuals, kickass ninja powers and a ton of replayability.

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Banner Saga, The

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Perhaps the bleakest fantasy game ever written, set in a world where the gods are dead and people aren't doing much better. Weighty choices with tangible consequence, a TBS battle system like a more grounded Disgaea, and gorgeous animation.

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Rayman Origins

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Rayman gets back to his roots with a colorful, challenging platformer that's on par with any recent Mario game.

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Consortium: Master Edition, The

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: It isn't without issues (some technical, some narrative) but it's the closest this gamer has seen to a truly interactive, believable, nonlinear story and that's well worth experiencing. (Parts 2 and 3 still to come, but you only pay for part 1)

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Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: For your less-interactive, way-less-believable, more-linear, but still enjoyable stories, (if not always for the right reasons) you can always count on Quantic Dream. First act is great, second act is weird, third act is balls-out crazy.

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Divinity: Dragon Commander

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Remember the RTS bits in Brutal Legend? What if those didn't suck, and you had story breaks between skirmishes that crossed Mass Effect with Crusader Kings? And you were a dragon? With a damn jetpack? You'd have Dragon Commander.

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Shadow Warrior (2013)

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: What Duke Nukem Forever should have been. A proper update to an arguable classic that cuts back a bit on offensive material (racism) but not on fun (dick jokes). Still has an old-school feel to it despite the modern presentation, akin to Painkiller.

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Torchlight

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Diablo III let you down? Let this indie dungeon crawler give you your loot fix.

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Resonance

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: One of the smarter sci-fi plots around with great, diverse characters. It gets a little cartoony with some puzzles but the drama of the story isn't lost at all. It's unique mechanic, using memory like inventory works very well too.

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Kentucky Route Zero Season Pass

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: If there's such a thing as "interactive poetry" this is it. A surreal slice of Americana with interesting characters, a good sense of humor and wonderful atmosphere. (The game is NOT complete yet with two of the five acts still to come.)

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Dust: An Elysian Tail

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: A challenging and pretty Metroidvania with a great story. The obligatory mascot character can get a little grating, but it's a more mature story than first appears. If you enjoy cartoons like Avatar, it's a good buy.

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Primordia

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Ok, so I may have a crush on Wadjet Eye. This is a post-apocalypse adventure game where only robots remain on Earth, and now have their own government, culture and even religion. Think a more dramatic (but sometimes just as funny) Fallout.

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Legend of Grimrock

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: I don't like to toss around terms like "hardcore" but that may be the only word for this dungeon crawler that harkens back to games like Ultima Underworld.

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Race the Sun

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: This title has the look and structure of a smartphone game, but it's quite addicting and rewarding. There's nothing with an atmosphere quite like it and you'll probably revisit it more times than you think. Perfect for daily, 5-minute bursts.

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Luftrausers

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Another "smartphoney" game, but with legitimate fun and challenge. Think WW2-themed Asteroids but with gravity and a customizable plane. Badass theme song too.

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Ether One

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Like "To The Moon" or "Dear Esther" but want more "actual gameplay?" Ether One has a cool sci-fi setup, great atmosphere and *gasp* actual puzzles!

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Baldur's Gate 2 Complete

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: You: "But this game IS old!" Me: "Yes, and it's still more good than it is old!" This concludes the smartass entry for arguably still the best RPG ever made.

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Sacred 2 Gold

SeraphimBlade's rating:
250

SeraphimBlade says: Gonna be straight with you. This is only on the list because my favorite band of all time, Blind Guardian, performs the theme song and are featured in-game. The singer is a wizard and you help him get back their magic instruments. Seriously.

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Shovel Knight

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250

SeraphimBlade says: All the fun of classic platformers (mostly Mega Man) with... minimum fuss. Often challenging, but rarely unfair, with an authentic NES feel, fun sense of humor, simple but well-told story, and just plain great game design.

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