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Top 100 All-Time Adventures update

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Since 2012 some great adventures released that deserve a place at Top 100 list, here picked nominees due to Aggies winners and runner ups,fell free to add your favourite 10 from list to create an updated Top 100 All-Time Adventure Games.

The Walking Dead 2012
Journey 2012
Resonance 2012
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes 2012
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 2013
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller 2013
Papers,Please 2013
80 Days (inkle’s) 2013
BEYOND: Two Souls 2013
The Blackwell Epiphany 2014
The Talos Principle 2014
The Wolf Among Us 2014
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 2014
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure 2014
STASIS 2015
SOMA 2015
Broken Age 2015
Life Is Strange 2015
King’s Quest 2016
Kathy Rain 2016
Deponia 2012-16
Inside 2016
ABZU 2016
The Last Guardian 2016
What Remains of Edith Finch 2017
Thimbleweed Park 2017
Gorogoa 2017
Unavowed 2018
Detroit: Become Human 2018
Return of the Obra Dinn 2018
The Pillars of the Earth 2018
FAR: Lone Sails 2018
Forgotton Anne 2018
Kentucky Route Zero (2013-19)

My choices are:
Papers,Please 2013
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 2013
80 Days (inkle’s) 2013
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 2014
Life Is Strange 2015
King’s Quest 2016
Inside 2016
What Remains of Edith Finch 2017
Gorogoa 2017
The Pillars of the Earth 2018

     

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A very nice list Gabe Thumbs Up
Here are my choices (but out of context as I never played the others):

Resonance
Cognition (An Erica Reed story)
The Blackwell Epiphany
The Wolf Among Us
Tesla Effect
Kathy Rain
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
Unavowed
Thimbleweek Park

As for a 10th - I didn’t get too far just yet but perhaps The Return of the Obra Dinn should be added.
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I’ll add a few of my favorites. Random order.

The Witness
Obduction
Her Story
Firewatch
Orwell 1 + 2
Xing
Stories Untold
The Wolf Among Us
Gorogoa
Return of the Obra Dinn

     

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Memoria (a.k.a. The Dark Eye: Memoria) (2013)
Detective Di: The Silk Road Murders (2019)

     
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Life Is Strange
Technobabylon
Unavowed
Dreamfall Chapters: The Final Cut
Paradigm
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
D4 Dark Dreams Don’t Die
The Red Strings Club
Blackwell Epiphany
Unforeseen Incidents
Dropsy
Detroit: Become Human

     
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My choices:

The Walking Dead 2012
The Blackwell Epiphany 2014
Life Is Strange 2015
Technobabylon 2015
Kathy Rain 2016
Goetia 2016
Thimbleweed Park 2017
Unavowed 2018
The Journey Down
The Dream Machine

     
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No mention of The Cat Lady? It’s not in the Top 100 either, though it should be.

The Cat Lady
Stasis
Return of the Obra Dinn

     

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10 is a lot. I would’ve probably included only 6. But to make it a ten:

Return of the Obra Dinn
Botanicula
Heroine’s Quest
Quern
Dropsy
Primordia

Broken Sword 5
Gorogoa
Tesla Effect
The Inner World 2

     

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Off the top of my head, these titles spring to mind when I think of the cream of the crop of adventure games made in this decade.

The Return of Obra Dinn
Thimbleweed Park
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect
The Walking Dead
Stasis

     
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Gabe - 23 September 2019 11:58 AM

Since 2012 some great adventures released that deserve a place at Top 100 list, here picked nominees due to Aggies winners and runner ups,fell free to add your favourite 10 from list to create an updated Top 100 All-Time Adventure Games.

It’s all very well saying what you’d put in but which games would you kick out to make room for them? Naughty

     

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Jabod - 24 September 2019 05:26 AM
Gabe - 23 September 2019 11:58 AM

Since 2012 some great adventures released that deserve a place at Top 100 list, here picked nominees due to Aggies winners and runner ups,fell free to add your favourite 10 from list to create an updated Top 100 All-Time Adventure Games.

It’s all very well saying what you’d put in but which games would you kick out to make room for them? Naughty

no need to kick out anything for the sake of that; when a game fits into the list it will eventually push all the the above a step near the edge,  and however, those at the edge of the list will be the ones that will be out of the picture.

I nominate those, but that doesnt mean anything since its a list made by the ppl behind the site. but again it doesnt hurt to say it out loud.

The Night of the Rabbit
Edna & Harvey: Breakout
Memoria
Stasis
Paradigm
Unforeseen Incidents
Anna’s Quest
The Cat Lady
Primordia
The Dream Machine
The Silent Age

 

 

     
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Advie - 24 September 2019 10:51 AM
Jabod - 24 September 2019 05:26 AM
Gabe - 23 September 2019 11:58 AM

Since 2012 some great adventures released that deserve a place at Top 100 list, here picked nominees due to Aggies winners and runner ups,fell free to add your favourite 10 from list to create an updated Top 100 All-Time Adventure Games.

It’s all very well saying what you’d put in but which games would you kick out to make room for them? Naughty

no need to kick out anything for the sake of that; when a game fits into the list it will eventually push all the the above a step near the edge,  and however, those at the edge of the list will be the ones that will be out of the picture.

Sorry Advie, but it can’t work like that Smile

There’s a list of 100. If people think what they’re nominating deserves to be on that list then they have to think that they’re better than some already on the list. This is going to be different from person to person. Do it the way that you’re suggesting then we’d have a completely, and undemocratic of course, different top 100 in no time. From my own personal perspective there’s been some nominated so far in this thread that I wouldn’t have in my top 1,000 let alone a top 100.
Nope, nominate 1 in and 1 out. Only way you can do it.

     

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Primordia, of course. How could I miss that one?

     
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I would love to see the following games on that list:
The Dream Machine (2012-2017)
The Journey Down (2012-2017)
The Cat Lady (2012)
The Blackwell Epiphany (2014)
Life is Strange (2015)
Gorogoa (2017)
The Infamous Madness of Doctor Dekker (2017)
The Darkside Detective (2017)
Return of the Obra Dinn (2018)
Whispers of a Machine (2019)

Of course I hope there’s a place for Dark Train (2016), Detective Di (2019), Unavowed (2018), What Remains of Edith Finch (2017), Thimbleweed Park (2017)... and then there’s all the games I haven’t played but which sound fabulous like Technobabylon or The Walking Dead…

I wouldn’t have too much trouble making room in the current list, but that wouldn’t be very fair as there are many games on it I haven’t played Grin

     

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Here are some more games for consideration:

Fran Bow
Guard Duty
The Knobbly Crook
Quest for Infamy
Mage’s Initiation
Gone Home

     
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Jabod - 24 September 2019 11:08 AM

There’s a list of 100. If people think what they’re nominating deserves to be on that list then they have to think that they’re better than some already on the list.

Personally I can live without

#50 – Infocom text adventures - it’s just out of context, you either choose different IFs or none at all
#99 – Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor - the series is just not the TOP 100 material
#80 – Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - same, mediocre at best
#76 – Drawn: The Painted Tower - casual game, kinda out of place
#57 – Indigo Prophecy (aka Fahrenheit) - bad, broken QTE game
#31 – Portal + #10 – Portal 2 - could be described as puzzle games, or action/puzzle games, or puzzle-platformers, but not adventures. And even then they share same concept, don’t see the reason to include both.

     

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