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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Final Fantasy XI Online: Rise of the Zilart2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd.2.77
Gothic II: Night of the Raven2003WindowsAkella4.18
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic2003Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.95
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.90
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne2003PlayStation 2Atlus Co., Ltd.3.47
Summoner 22002GameCube, PlayStation 2THQ Inc.3.17
Final Fantasy XI Online2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc....
Baldur's Gate II: The Collection2002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.20
Shin Megami Tensei II2002Game Boy Advance, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.47
Shin Megami Tensei If...2002PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd....
Gothic II2002WindowsJoWooD Productions Software AG3.99
Neverwinter Nights2002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.88
Final Fantasy XI Online2002PlayStation 2, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment Inc.2.89
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal2001Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.15
Wizardry 82001Macintosh, WindowsEncore, Inc.4.13
Gothic2001WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.4.05
Shin Megami Tensei2001Game Boy Advance, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaAtlus Co., Ltd.3.59
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.00
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn2000Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.4.15
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer2000PlayStation 2, Windows3DO Company, The3.75
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption2000Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.89
Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga2000Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.99
Deus Ex2000Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.01
Diablo II2000Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.92
Koudelka1999PlayStationInfogrames, Inc.3.95
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Selected Covers

Deus Ex Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Deus Ex
Koudelka PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Koudelka
Shin Megami Tensei II PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Shin Megami Tensei II

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Deus Ex
Wales
Screenshot from Koudelka
The picture in the intro scrolls in the Playstation version
Screenshot from Shin Megami Tensei II
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