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Games with Great Characters

GOGmix by AdvancedCaveman's avatarAdvancedCaveman 4votes

Psychonauts

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250

AdvancedCaveman says: Psychonauts is an embarrassment of riches in terms of character. Aside from the likable cast, this game goes above and beyond normal levels of characterization by structuring level designs around the minds of the characters.

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Beyond Good and Evil™

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Beyond Good and Evil shows so much care and attention to detail in terms of establishing and developing it's cast. The characters are just so likable and there are so many little moments where game peppers in personality.

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Star Control 1+2

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: The alien races in Star Control 2 are simply some of the greatest characters ever committed to the medium. Each race collectively shows a totally entertaining personality. Some of them are tragic, some are hilarious, and all of them are engaging.

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Broken Sword: Director's Cut + The Or...

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: The first Broken Sword game has some of the best characterization found in any graphic adventure. In has a fantastic focus on giving a personality to every single person you meet; there are no throw away background characters to be found here.

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Beneath a Steel Sky

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Beneath a Steel Sky shares many of the same exceptional qualities as Broken Sword. The main characters are great, and everyone you meet has a personality. There are no blank background characters.

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Thief™ Gold

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Garrett is one of the most interesting, well written, and well acted protagonists in any game. The various factions and city inhabitants you encounter in Thief all show great character as well.

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Thief™ 2: The Metal Age

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Thief 2 continues the high standards of personality and character set by its predecessor.

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Planescape: Torment

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Aside from being the most well written RPG ever made, Planescape: Torment has more care and attention to detail in terms of character than any other RPG. No one in the main cast is a stock character and everyone has a riveting story to tell.

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Anachronox

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Anachronox is second only to Planescape Torment in terms of providing an utterly unique and highly developed cast. No other RPG offers such a great blend of humor, emotion, and eccentricity as this one.

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Sacrifice

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: The pantheon of gods in Sacrifice are really an eccentric bunch and they're exceptionally well written and acted. Most fantasy games stick with very generic, boring, under-characterized worlds but Sacrifice does a fantastic job of being unique.

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Giants: Citizen Kabuto

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Giants has a really great British sense of humor and plenty of very likable characters. At times the game almost feels like some kind of Monty Python science fiction skit.

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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Stranger's Wrath has a great regional character with it's weird old west setting and it has a fantastic ark for the protagonist. There's a point in Stranger's Wrath where the main character changes, and with him the very structure of the game changes.

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Simon the Sorcerer

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: Simon the Sorcerer comes close to the tremendous levels of character seen in Broken Sword and many LucasArts adventure games. The main character has a distinctly smarmy attitude and the supporting cast is even more likable.

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Outcast

AdvancedCaveman's rating:
250

AdvancedCaveman says: You'll spend Outcast learning all about an alien culture and everything collectively adds up to a great sense of regional character. There are also plenty of interesting individuals and Cutter Slade has a likable, almost Mike Rowe esc personality.

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