Gameplay feature: Character development - Skill distribution

Group Description

This group contains all games in which the character development is based on manually developing character attributes or skills. When certain criteria are met, a fixed amount of points is distributed to raise a character's attribute or make them learn or improve a skill.

Special cases

  • Also included are games in which skills are bought instead of improved, as long as there is an underlying experience points mechanic. Example: Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
  • If a game has partly automatic skill distribution, it still belongs into this group. Example: in Baldur's Gate some stats (e.g. hit points) rise automatically, but others like thief skills are divided manually.
  • The group can also include games which disguise the experience points mechanics. Examples: System Shock 2 has no level ups but is still a valid entry because the cybermodules work like directly distributed experience points. They are only received after completing objectives or exploration.
  • Deus Ex: Invisible War is not valid because augmentations and upgrades are bought with money. There is no experience point mechanic present.
  • A rule of thumb: when in doubt and the game in question is not an RPG, there is a good change it does not belong into this group. However, there are exceptions like No One Lives Forever 2

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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Shin Megami Tensei If...2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd....
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Final Fantasy XI Online: Treasures of Aht Urhgan2006PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.2.72
Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.76
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsbitComposer Entertainment AG2.86
Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.97
Final Fantasy XI Online2002PlayStation 2, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment Inc.3.00
Monster Arena2004BrowserRinkWorks...
Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.05
Xenus II: White Gold2008WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.06
Summoner 22002GameCube, PlayStation 2THQ Inc.3.17
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.24
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Final Fantasy XI Online: Rise of the Zilart2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd.3.33
Final Fantasy XI Online2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.33
Hard Nova1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.34
Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.43
Shin Megami Tensei II2002Game Boy Advance, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.47
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne2003PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd.3.47
Final Fantasy XI Online: Chains of Promathia2004PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.48
Crime Fighter1993DOS, Windows3.56
Shin Megami Tensei II1994SNES, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.60
Wasteland 22014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsinXile Entertainment, Inc.3.61
Shin Megami Tensei2001Game Boy Advance, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.63
Final Fantasy XIV Online2010WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.65
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Selected Covers

Shin Megami Tensei II SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Shin Megami Tensei II
Shin Megami Tensei PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Shin Megami Tensei

Selected Screenshots

Intro
Screenshot from Shin Megami Tensei II
Title screen
Screenshot from Shin Megami Tensei
THQ logo
Screenshot from Summoner 2
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