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
  • Related game groups

  • Gameplay Feature: Character development - Automatic leveling
  • Gameplay Feature: Character development - Skill development / training

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    Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
    Dragon Age II2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.85
    Mass Effect 22011PlayStation 3Electronic Arts, Inc.4.02
    Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.15
    Dragon Age II: Legacy2011Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.00
    Neverwinter Nights: The Complete Collection2011WindowsAtari, Inc....
    Final Fantasy XI Online: Heroes of Abyssea2010PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.5.00
    Final Fantasy XI Online: Vision of Abyssea2010PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.5.00
    Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City2010Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc.4.00
    Final Fantasy XI Online: Scars of Abyssea2010PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.5.00
    Mass Effect 22010Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.16
    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.02
    Final Fantasy XIV Online (Collector's Edition)2010WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.4.64
    Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC5.00
    Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.72
    Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.89
    Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.00
    Final Fantasy XIV Online2010WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.77
    Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
    Final Fantasy XI Online: A Shantotto Ascention2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.5.00
    Final Fantasy XI Online: A Crystalline Prophecy2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.5.00
    Final Fantasy XI Online: A Moogle Kupo d'Etat2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd.5.00
    Dragon Age: Origins (Digital Deluxe Edition)2009Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.75
    Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.28
    Fallout 3: Point Lookout2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.81
    Fallout 3: The Pitt2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.74
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    Selected Covers

    Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
    Front cover for Mass Effect 2
    Fallout 3: The Pitt PlayStation 3 Front Cover
    Front cover for Fallout 3: The Pitt

    Selected Screenshots

    Mass Effect 2 - Start screen
    Screenshot from Mass Effect 2
    Wernher's an escaped slave who tells you about The Pitt.
    Screenshot from Fallout 3: The Pitt
    Title screen
    Screenshot from Mass Effect 2
    Title screen + Main menu
    Screenshot from Dragon Age II