Game Devs Vote Baldur's Gate Best Game of All Time

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I really enjoy the Portal games, surprised they were not up there.

zombie711:

Mike Kayatta:

Not one of these games was made for the App Store.

I do believe you got served, sir.

Also, a very interesting list. I'd love to see who voted and why they chose the games they did.

Also, I should probably start playing Baldur's Gate. Best game of all time, huh?

No Thief? No Half Life? No Elder Scrolls?

Fuck this list.

Baldur's Gate is easily my #1 story based game of all time though the Civ series is probably where I have the most hours logged. This seems like it would be a really hard list to make too...

I mean games have been around long enough now for milestone games to have been improved on but never really replicated. For instance, they never really made a better version of Space Quest 3 and yet that game was amazing. Monkey Island, Quest for Glory, Grim Fandango... Hell remember Zeliard? Someone's gotta remember that game.

Seeing how I'm STILL playing Baldurs Gate 2 and call it my favourite RPG to date, I can buy number 1. The others on the list though.. not so much.

Lets face it, it is impossible to create a top 20 list that everyone will agree with. However, out of a of lists I have seen, this is one of the best, even if I don't agree with a few of the choices up there. Personally, I wouldn't have Devil May Cry, Assassins Creed or Dead Space on there because I don't think they're worthy of being called 'one of the best games ever'. Besides those though, the list is rather well constructed.

That's a pretty good list, other than no Half-Life...the tough question is what you'd bump off of that list. I'd probably bump Devil May Cry, but then again it's all personal opinion.

Its a good list, just last night i was thinking of replaying baldurs gate for the (tenth time in my life).
To those that say DMC doesnt belong to the list... yes it does, its really that good. Dunno if so high in it, but it does belong there. Now, the tomb raider series on the other hand...

Besides the Nintendo entries, Silent Hill, DMC and Shadow of the Colossus this list is mostly North American. Derp. A worldwide list needs to be done. This is a little one sided to say the least. No Final Fantasy, no Doom or Quake, no VALVE? Major malfunctions here.

Along with Thief, Baldur's Gate is my fav series too. :)

Shadow of the Colossus at no.4!

I'm a happy bunny

maxmanrules:
Which is odd, considering what sells REALLY ought to be the same thing as what people want to play. Also, you'd hope some indie dev would make one. Makes me wish I could program.

*shrug* Well, what game developers want to play is not necessarily the same as what the average consumer wants.

As for indie devs, I can name one.

1) Baldur's Gate (series)
2) Diablo (series)
3) Monkey Island (series)
4) Shadow of the Colossus
5) Mass Effect (series)
6) Batman: Arkham Asylum
7) StarCraft
8) The Legend of Zelda
9) EverQuest
10) Devil May Cry
11) Tomb Raider (series)
12) BioShock
13) Metal Gear Solid
14) World of Warcraft
15) Deus Ex
16) Super Mario (series)
17) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
18) Silent Hill
19) Assassin's Creed
20) Dead Space

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1. Okay, I never played it, yet, but I know what it is so hey, why not be first in line.

2. Diablo - Okay, the fuck? It's a fucking dungeon crawler. That's about as innovative as my circumcised cock.

3. Monkey island - Whatever

4. SOTC - Why the fuck isn't this at least number 2?

5. Mass Effect? No, it shouldn't be on the list. It's not a bad game but it sure as hell isn't teh most amazing. All it does is have the story span multiple discs and has your choices matter to some of an extent.

6. Okay, we get it, AA is a good game. However I honestly thing it's over appreciated at this point.

7. Blargh

8. Firstly, why doesn't that say "(series)"? As we all know Nintendo milks everything it touches. secondly, LoZ is not worthy of much of anything as a series at this point.

9. An MMO....Dear lord why!?

10. MDC....Eh, okay

11. Tomb Raider? Okay Prince of Persia should take it's place.

12. It's good!

13. If by Metal Gear Solid yo mean MGS Snake Eater then you are correct.

14. The fuck is with this MMO trash? At least put one good MMO up there.

15. That need to be waaaaaay earlier in the list.

16. Paper Mario, maybe, once again, see: LoZ

17. You know I actually don't mind this one being here.

18. Yep.

19. Alright, alright.

20. ....What? Resident Evil 4 for fucks sake.

There are some obvious omissions, but tbh, in a list of 20 favourite (not best) games the majority are easily agreed with.

To respond to some commenters earlier in the thread querying the inclusion of Tomb Raider: you have to understand that although recently the Tomb Raider series has been a bit of a joke, back in the day (1+2, 3+4 slightly less so and the series went to shit with 5 imo) it was hugely popular. As this is a list of favourite games, and most devs fit into a 20-30 age bracket they're of the right age to have been influenced by it- note that the top three are all games from the mid-late 90s, when devs would have been kids or teens...

I'm satisfy with the list althought it kind of suprise me that there are no JRPG in the list at all (no love for Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy for that matter). I would of remove Dead Space and put one of Valve game in there somewhere on the list.

That's actually a rather good list. There are no real surprises in there. Some I like, Some I don't care for. But all clearly solid well designed games.

Shadow of the Colossus? That was their number four? What the fuck are they smoking and how can I get some?

For those who haven't played that game, don't. For those who have, I weep for you.

I can respect most of this list but I have to strongly disagree with Tomb Raider being on the list. Not only for being on the list but even beating game series like Bioshock, Metal Gear and even Assassins Creed! I mean dont get me wrong Lara Croft is a reconized video game icon but only because she was designed to be a sex symbol and dudes agree she is smoking hot but her video games themselves were and still are lacking the quality that all the other games on the list have and shine on with! But again this is all personal opinion just like the basis for this list so I'm not mad or anything but rather shocked and just wanted to throw in my thoughts on the matter cause I love video games too much lol.

Portal and Half Life should've been there, but atleast Starcraft was in top10.
I've never played Baldur's Gate, but I keep hearing it's great and now it "won" this one, do you guys think I should give Baldur's Gate a go?

Fuck yeah! Baldur's Gate. Probably my all-time favorite game. Or at the very least in my top five.

I approve this list. Well, except for WoW, but whatever.

What's most surprising and sad to me is that Monkey Island cracked it, but neither Day of the Tentacle nor Grim Fandango had a spot, both of which I (and many others) would consider superior to monkey island. Opinion and all, sure... but I feel like monkey island is just the go-to game for adventure games, when there are others that are superior. Then again, no list of this kind is perfect, soooooo...

While a few odd choices, I'm certainly willing to throw some support behind anything that recognizes one of my all time top 5 games, Baldur's Gate.

Soods:
Portal and Half Life should've been there, but atleast Starcraft was in top10.
I've never played Baldur's Gate, but I keep hearing it's great and now it "won" this one, do you guys think I should give Baldur's Gate a go?

Yes, if you know you're the kind of person that can look past graphics and either enjoy or are not bothered by some old school design choices then it's certainly worth picking up. You can get the whole series for around $20 from Good Old Games and avoid any installation hassles too.

I'm fairly certain that Wolfenstein 3D did more for the gaming industry than CoD 4.

Ulquiorra4sama:

Hardcore_racist:

Ulquiorra4sama:
Thank Darwin i don't give a damn about popular opinion.

I've set up my own list of top games and it's the only one i'll ever trust, and i don't even expect other people to care about my list since it's all just personal opinion.

Thanks for the contribution, chump. But I don't really think anyone's interested in hearing about how you aren't interested in the list. I'm sure there are better threads for you to act like a rebel in.

And what are you? The moderator? Just pointing out you didn't exactly contribute either with that post, dude :P

But i'd say pointing out how such a list doesn't really have much point to it at all because people will play the games they like regardless of what others think is a valid point to make here.

These kinds of list are really just for those who are particularily interested in what devs think amongst themselves and really the most you could hope for as a reaction is a "Yeah, that's kinda interesting i suppose". Their favorite games are purely subjective as well so why would their list be news worthy while mine isn't?

You happy now? :P

Then I think you're kinda missing the entire point. Usually these sort of lists are made by people who play games but have no hand in making it, but now they've asked a load of game developers, and that changes shit around. This shows what modern game developers consider to be good games, for us gamers, this is actually pretty fucking important. Whereas what you have to say on the matter is just what one little dude on the internet who hasn't done anything of value for the industry has to say. Do you still honestly think that your opinion should be as highly regarded as theirs?

Oh Hell Yeah, Baldur's Gate for the win!

Although there was a lack of Half Life and Hitman series (in my opinion).

"Every Minsc quote I can think of because they are all hilarious and awesome"
"Stand and deliver, that my Hamster might have a better look at you"

dead space??? really every other game on here I can see a reason for, except for dead space the game is so and so, but there is nothing new here what so ever. Where's the fallout series? where's planescape tormented? where's half life? where's the elder scrolls series?

Hardcore_racist:

Ulquiorra4sama:

Hardcore_racist:
Thanks for the contribution, chump. But I don't really think anyone's interested in hearing about how you aren't interested in the list. I'm sure there are better threads for you to act like a rebel in.

And what are you? The moderator? Just pointing out you didn't exactly contribute either with that post, dude :P

But i'd say pointing out how such a list doesn't really have much point to it at all because people will play the games they like regardless of what others think is a valid point to make here.

These kinds of list are really just for those who are particularily interested in what devs think amongst themselves and really the most you could hope for as a reaction is a "Yeah, that's kinda interesting i suppose". Their favorite games are purely subjective as well so why would their list be news worthy while mine isn't?

You happy now? :P

Then I think you're kinda missing the entire point. Usually these sort of lists are made by people who play games but have no hand in making it, but now they've asked a load of game developers, and that changes shit around. This shows what modern game developers consider to be good games, for us gamers, this is actually pretty fucking important. Whereas what you have to say on the matter is just what one little dude on the internet who hasn't done anything of value for the industry has to say. Do you still honestly think that your opinion should be as highly regarded as theirs?

I'm just a bit curious as to what about this is really important to us as gamers. If the developers are voicing their own personal favorites and putting them on a list that's a purely subjective thing. People's favorite games aren't necessarily perfect games. My favorite games have flaws, but i love them all the same. I don't think that's going to be any different for a bunch of developers.

When you ask someone to tell you about their favorite the nostalgia factor becomes a pretty massive participant in the forming of the opinion.

So again, what part of this is actually important to us as gamers?

I wonder who thoose people was.... makes no god damn sens....."devolopers" really? What the heck is wrong with you!?

While Bio shock was a good game I don't think it deserved to be in a top 20 list. Even for developers knowing more about game mechanics I don't see what could be a glittering jewel of fun. Great game but on the list of top 20 games of all time? Not even close for me.

That's really the only game I have an issue with.

What a terrible list of games.

really shocked that Dead Space made the list. everything else, yeh i can see y.

The only one I am really against is Dead Space. The others have a good argument to be there at least.

I see Dead Space...I see Assiassian's Creed...I see Batman Arkham Asylum...

Where's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

Well, I have been thinking about getting Baldur's Gate for a while now... I hope I remember to check it out after I am done hibernating for the winter...

...with Skyrim

I'm so happy to see the baldur's gate series take the number one spot!!! :D

extremely well deserved number 1 spot, and the best games i ever played!

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