Widely recognized for creating a string of PC role-playing games, Obsidian Entertainment has since expanded its wings, moving on to bigger and better projects. Their latest role-playing game, The Outer Worlds, is taking the gaming community by storm, ushering a new dynamic to the role-playing genre.
Obsidian Entertainment has proven time and time again that they are a triple-A development company. They've now shown that they can make standalone games and not only sequels and spinoffs. How many Obsidian Entertainment games have you played? This is Obsidian Entertainment: ranking the 10 best games.
10 Dungeon Siege III
In Dungeon Siege III, players can level up, command party members, customize equipment, and more. Released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Dungeon Siege III is enjoyable for its fast-paced gameplay. Published by Square Enix, it's not the best example of an Obsidian Entertainment game, but wow, does this developer know how to make role-playing games. Even when they are at their worst, their games are still playable. We recommend you try Dungeon Siege III since it is far from being a disappointing role-playing game.
9 Alpha Protocol
Alpha Protocol is a role-playing game like many of Obsidian Entertainment's games. Alpha Protocol has an engrossing starting that includes a great deal of customization for your character. Players can choose the default selections, but for many, lots of customization is a win. Released in 2010, Alpha Protocol utilizes the Unreal Engine.
As a game that is about Michael Thorton, a secret agent for the United States government, he works for an agency called "Alpha Protocol." The game contains lies and deceit. It's not Obisidian's best game, but it does deserve a spot on this list.
This story-driven role-playing game is one of Obsidian Entertainment's most spectacular creations. Like some of Obsidian's other games, choices matter in Tyranny. Some people aren't a fan of the games clunky interface and storyline, but it has enough role-playing elements to make it stand out. For example, Tyranny has an abundance of character customization and development to keep players returning.
You'll have to go in with an open mind to appreciate Tyranny. The difficulty of the game and unique interface can be discouraging at first. Once you get through its beginning hurdles, Tyranny can be a delightful role-playing game.
7 Wasteland 2
Obsidian Entertainment was one of the developers who worked on Wasteland 2. They had no part in the creation of the first one, but that's typical of Obsidian to work on sequels. Some examples of sequels that Obsidian worked on are Neverwinter Nights 2 and Fallout: New Vegas. In many ways, Wasteland 2 is comparable to Fallout: New Vegas, which is probably why they were put in charge of the project. It differs from Fallout: New Vegas because it is played in the top-down perspective.
6 Neverwinter Nights 2
Based in the Dungeons & Dragons realm, Neverwinter Nights 2 is one of Obsidian Entertainment's hidden gems. You're in for a treat if you decide to play Neverwinter Nights 2. In Neverwinter Nights 2, players can influence the results of the game through dialogue options.
Released in 2006, Neverwinter Nights 2 is an example of an Obsidian Entertainment game when they are at their best. The story is genuinely exciting, and the gameplay—phenomenal. This is yet another game series started by BioWare but continued with Obsidian.
5 Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire
Both Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and Pillars of Eternity are comparable. Obsidian Entertainment played it safe with its sequel, but they may have added a better story with more refined gameplay mechanics. However, a smaller party size may have hurt the gameplay of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. This could be a questionable move, but the game has enough content to stand on its own. Whether you like the first Pillars of Eternity or the second, both games are exceptional in their own right.
4 South Park: The Stick Of Truth
Too often are we disappointed by video games based on television series and movies. Obsidian Entertainment shocked gamers around the world with the release of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The story is about South Park's characters and their fight for the Stick of Truth. They must combat Nazi zombies, aliens, and rival factions to achieve their goal.
Role-playing elements, including an outstanding combat system, make South Park: The Stick of Truth a must-play. A sequel named South Park: The Fractured But Whole was released, but it was not developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
3 The Outer Worlds
Obsidian Entertainment's latest claim to fame happens to be one of the best games of the year. The Outer Worlds is the sleeper hit of the year. It introduces a combination of new role-playing elements while integrating old ones.
When we think of The Outer Worlds, games such as BioShock, Mass Effect, and Fallout come to mind. The player-driven narrative allows you to make meaningful decisions while influencing the events of the game. If you're looking for a new Obsidian Entertainment game, The Outer Worlds is it!
2 Pillars Of Eternity
Initially, the game was codenamed Project X (not related to the movie) until it was renamed to Project Eternity. Eventually, Project Eternity was given its final name—Pillars of Eternity. Pillars of Eternity is a prime example of a role-playing game done right. If you're looking to delve hundereds of hours into a good offline role-playing game, Pillars of Eternity is one of your best choices. To gain a sense of what the game's about, anticipate that Pillars of Eternity is comparable to Diablo.
1 Fallout: New Vegas
Widely considered to be the greatest Fallout game, Fallout: New Vegas is set in a post-apocalyptic open world that is set in the Mojave Desert. The story kicks off with an interesting premise where the player is intercepted while delivering a package to New Vegas. With rival factions, alternate storylines, and a remarkable combat system, Fallout: New Vegas is Obsidian Entertainment's best game. Bethesda Softworks may have started the Fallout franchise, but Obsidian Entertainment improved on it with a hit spiritual successor.