365 Game To Play Before You Die - #52-62: Threequels

365 Games To Play Before You Die


I seem to be increasing the time between each blog but it's only because I've been quite busy lately. I've got 11, yes eleven, games to catch up on so I think I'll just post the games and only give my thoughts on the ones that I really like. Today it's threequels (or a sequel to a sequel).

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#52: X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse

Platform(s): PC, Xbox, PS2, GameCube and PSP
Release: 2005
Developer(s): Raven Software and Vicarious Visions
Best Quote: Deadpool: 'EVERYBODY! Shield me with your bodies!'
GB Wiki Page

I should have put this in my last blog with the other sequels but I forgot. I was happily reminded of the game while watching the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 QL so I thought I'd just include it here.  


#53: Grand Theft Auto III

Platform(s): PS2, Xbox and PC
Release: 2001
Developer(s): Rockstar North
Best Quote: Anything on Chatterbox FM
GB Wiki Page

The game that popularised the phrase 'open world'. GTA III was bigger then almost all other games I'd played and it was in 3D and it looked good. It's a shame that so many games feel like they have to copy it just for the sake of a bullet point on the back of the box. 


#54: Civilistation III

Platfrom(s): PC
Release: 2001
Developer(s): Firaxis Games
Best Quote: None
GB Wiki Page

Sid Meier knows how to make a good strategy game.


#55: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Platform(s): PS1, PC, GameCube, Dreamcast and PSN
Release: 1999
Developer(s): Capcom
Best Quote: Can't remember
GB Wiki Page


#56: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Platform(s): PC
Relase: 2002
Developer(s): Bethesda
Best Quote: 'I think you're a thief! Cause you've stolen my heart.'
GB Wiki Page

I like big and open RPGs. Morrowind is one of them.


#57: Duke Nukem 3D

Platform(s): PC, Saturn, PS1, N64 and XBLA
Relase: 1996
Developer(s): 3D Realms
Best Quote: 'Your face. Your ass. What's the difference?'
GB Wiki Page

The third game in the franchise brought Duke into the third dimension and with it all the alien killing action of it's predecessors. It kind of makes me sad that we'll never get to see DNF but I guess games have moved on and Duke hasn't.


#58: Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec

Platform(s): PS2
Release: 2001
Developer(s): Polyphony Digital
Best Quote: None
GB Wiki Page

I usually hate racing sims but GT3 was able to keep me playing. Maybe it's just because everyone else was playing it that I gave it shot and it was actually more fun then I'd expected.


#59: Hitman: Contracts

Platform(s): PC, PS2 and Xbox
Release: 2004
Developer(s): IO Interactive
Best Quote: 'Inspector, you've obviously learned too much about me. I can't have that. Even in my death.'
GB Wiki Page

I've always loved the Hitman franchise. There's just something really satisfying about committing the perfect assassination and not alerting anybody. Also if you get caught it's just as fun to blast your way through (although it's probably harder).


#60: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Platform(s): PC
Release: 2002
Developer(s): Blizzard
Best Quote: 'Guns don't kill people, I do! Haha!'
GB Wiki Page

Remember when Warcraft was most famous for being a strategy game? Ahh, those were the days.


#61: Thief: Deadly Shadows

Platform(s): PC and Xbox
Release: 2003
Developer(s): Ion Storm
Best Quote: 'Giant rats. Great...' 
GB Wiki Page


#62: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Platform(s): Xbox, PC, GameCube and PS2
Release: 2005
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Best Quote: Anna: The Maria Narcissa.
                      Sam Fisher: Sounds like your setting me up for another blind date.
                      Anna: The Maria Narcissa is a boat.
                      Sam: So was the last girl you set me up with.
                      Anna: Fisher!
                      Sam: Sorry.
GB Wiki Page

A lot of stealth games seem to have really good threequels and Splinter Cell in no exception. Chaos Theory is the best game in the series for me and really refined the mechanics of the previous and had great levels too.

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Posted by mracoon

365 Games To Play Before You Die


I seem to be increasing the time between each blog but it's only because I've been quite busy lately. I've got 11, yes eleven, games to catch up on so I think I'll just post the games and only give my thoughts on the ones that I really like. Today it's threequels (or a sequel to a sequel).

Previous 5 Games


Full List


 

#52: X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse

Platform(s): PC, Xbox, PS2, GameCube and PSP
Release: 2005
Developer(s): Raven Software and Vicarious Visions
Best Quote: Deadpool: 'EVERYBODY! Shield me with your bodies!'
GB Wiki Page

I should have put this in my last blog with the other sequels but I forgot. I was happily reminded of the game while watching the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 QL so I thought I'd just include it here.  


#53: Grand Theft Auto III

Platform(s): PS2, Xbox and PC
Release: 2001
Developer(s): Rockstar North
Best Quote: Anything on Chatterbox FM
GB Wiki Page

The game that popularised the phrase 'open world'. GTA III was bigger then almost all other games I'd played and it was in 3D and it looked good. It's a shame that so many games feel like they have to copy it just for the sake of a bullet point on the back of the box. 


#54: Civilistation III

Platfrom(s): PC
Release: 2001
Developer(s): Firaxis Games
Best Quote: None
GB Wiki Page

Sid Meier knows how to make a good strategy game.


#55: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Platform(s): PS1, PC, GameCube, Dreamcast and PSN
Release: 1999
Developer(s): Capcom
Best Quote: Can't remember
GB Wiki Page


#56: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Platform(s): PC
Relase: 2002
Developer(s): Bethesda
Best Quote: 'I think you're a thief! Cause you've stolen my heart.'
GB Wiki Page

I like big and open RPGs. Morrowind is one of them.


#57: Duke Nukem 3D

Platform(s): PC, Saturn, PS1, N64 and XBLA
Relase: 1996
Developer(s): 3D Realms
Best Quote: 'Your face. Your ass. What's the difference?'
GB Wiki Page

The third game in the franchise brought Duke into the third dimension and with it all the alien killing action of it's predecessors. It kind of makes me sad that we'll never get to see DNF but I guess games have moved on and Duke hasn't.


#58: Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec

Platform(s): PS2
Release: 2001
Developer(s): Polyphony Digital
Best Quote: None
GB Wiki Page

I usually hate racing sims but GT3 was able to keep me playing. Maybe it's just because everyone else was playing it that I gave it shot and it was actually more fun then I'd expected.


#59: Hitman: Contracts

Platform(s): PC, PS2 and Xbox
Release: 2004
Developer(s): IO Interactive
Best Quote: 'Inspector, you've obviously learned too much about me. I can't have that. Even in my death.'
GB Wiki Page

I've always loved the Hitman franchise. There's just something really satisfying about committing the perfect assassination and not alerting anybody. Also if you get caught it's just as fun to blast your way through (although it's probably harder).


#60: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Platform(s): PC
Release: 2002
Developer(s): Blizzard
Best Quote: 'Guns don't kill people, I do! Haha!'
GB Wiki Page

Remember when Warcraft was most famous for being a strategy game? Ahh, those were the days.


#61: Thief: Deadly Shadows

Platform(s): PC and Xbox
Release: 2003
Developer(s): Ion Storm
Best Quote: 'Giant rats. Great...' 
GB Wiki Page


#62: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Platform(s): Xbox, PC, GameCube and PS2
Release: 2005
Developer(s): Ubisoft Montreal
Best Quote: Anna: The Maria Narcissa.
                      Sam Fisher: Sounds like your setting me up for another blind date.
                      Anna: The Maria Narcissa is a boat.
                      Sam: So was the last girl you set me up with.
                      Anna: Fisher!
                      Sam: Sorry.
GB Wiki Page

A lot of stealth games seem to have really good threequels and Splinter Cell in no exception. Chaos Theory is the best game in the series for me and really refined the mechanics of the previous and had great levels too.

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Posted by Illmatic

I'm ashamed to say it, but the only game I've played on this edition of your list is Chaos Theory, but what a game that was. After an admittedly disappointing sequel (though still good in its own rights), that third game had me excited for Splinter Cell in the same way the first installment did. Though night vision did play a larger role in the game than I would have liked (I played the game mostly in a green tint), the environments, graphical prowess (for the time), and a story that I actually cared about kept me playing straight to the end. 
 
On another note, Warcraft 3 is a series I'm very interested in playing one of these days. I haven't enjoyed an RTS since Age of Mythology for the PC back in the day and, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that Age of Mythology may have borrowed some ideas and themes from that game. This would lead me to assume that if I loved Age of Mythology, Warcraft 3 would be a game I would thoroughly enjoy.

Edited by Bigandtasty

War3 before Starcraft? 
 
Eh, I guess if you like the whole hero system and dislike macro, it's justifiable. But I'm a diehard Starcraft guy.
 
Apologies in advance if you're putting SC in somewhere down the line =p

Posted by mracoon
@Bigandtasty: I'm going to let you in on a secret, I've never played Starcraft.
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Posted by PureRok

I've played nine of those. Hurray.

Posted by GamerGeek360

Man I love these choices. I will one of these days decide to play all 365 games on your list.

Posted by MrCellophane

"  It's a shame that so many games feel like they have to copy it just for the sake of a bullet point on the back of the box.  " 
You wrote this about GTA3. What are you referring to, exactly?