Mine is definitely ‘Sins of a Solar Empire’. It doesn’t follow any major cliches and informs the player about the game, just in the name: “Solar” tells you it’s set in space, while “Empire” tells you it involves conquest and most likely strategic elements. Reading just the name will give you a pretty decent idea of what you’re in for. Plus, it sounds cool, and whats more important than that, after all?
Other personal favorites are ‘Quadrilateral Cowboy’ and ‘My Summer Car’. What are yours?
I guess I’ll just quote myself from the other thread:
As for other titles, it’s not as enigmatic, it’s clearly not a game, and perhaps it’s a bit of an obvious choice, but there is something pleasingly biblical about There Will be Blood; indeed, it looks like the title was taken from a phrase in Exodus.
Oh, that’s a great one for sure. It says a lot, but also leaves you with questions. The fact that the very notion of “sin” (as opposed to other terminology relating to vice and evil) is losing traction in modern times, combined with the science fiction setting, and set at an interplanetary imperial scale, is an interesting juxtaposition. Again, I don’t know much about what’s actually in the game.
I still really like the old “Secret of” formula. It evokes mystery and adventure, but is also quintessentially video gamey to me. Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Secret of Monkey Island just sound really appealing to me.
Also, Illusion of Time has always been one of my favorite titles. It also evokes timeless mystery. I guess I’m a sucker for that kind of adventure game right now. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis also comes to mind.
I also quite enjoy one-word titles, if used well. Loom, Doom, Quake, or Tyranny are all super simple, but also very evocative.