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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Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
Fallout 3: Game Add-on Pack - Broken Steel and Point Lookout2009Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub4.00
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Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.96
Demon's Souls2009PlayStation 3Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.65
Dragon Age: Origins2009Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.88
Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.38
Final Fantasy XI Online: Ultimate Collection2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.4.12
Fallout 3: The Pitt2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.73
Fallout 3: Point Lookout2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.81
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.28
Dragon Age: Origins (Digital Deluxe Edition)2009Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.75
Final Fantasy XI Online: A Moogle Kupo d'Etat2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XI Online: A Crystalline Prophecy2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy XI Online: A Shantotto Ascention2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix Co., Ltd....
Xenus II: White Gold2008WindowsGame Factory Interactive Ltd.3.12
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition2008Macintosh, WindowsAtari, Inc.4.28
Fallout 3 (Collector's Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.53
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.66
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.95
Neverwinter Nights Legends2008WindowsAtari, Inc....
Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir2008WindowsAtari, Inc.3.93
Neverwinter Nights 2: Deluxe2008WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U....
Fallout: Trilogy2008WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.60
Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard2008Nintendo DSAtlus U.S.A., Inc....
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