What are everyone's favorite game titles?


#1

Inspired by the “Horrible Generic One-Word Subtitles” thread, what are your personal favorite game titles and why do you like them?

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?

Edited: missing a word


#2

I’m a big fan of ridiculously long names for movies/games/etc.

Ladykiller In A Bind’s full title “My Twin Brother Made Me Crossdress As Him And Now I Have To Deal With A Geeky Stalker And A Domme Beauty Who Want Me In A Bind!!” is really great.


#3

I like the title “We Know the Devil” a lot. It’s wonderfully evocative.

Another favourite would be “SUPERHOT”, for the way that it works within the context of story. And also just the way that it makes you want to chant "SUPERHOT SUPERHOT SUPERHOT SUPERH-


#4

The Wolf Among Us is kinda cliche but I still really love it as a title


#5

I really like titles that are “stating a fact” or even summing up their own story: Gone Home, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Life Is Strange, Night in the Woods, Until Dawn, …


#6

Crypt of the Necrodancer. Enter the Gungeon. Hand of Fate.

There may be bit of a _pun_intended theme to those, but I do like a clever play on words.


#7

Hyper
Light
Drifter


#8

The original European title for Bully was Canis Canem Edit and I will never forgive them for changing it when they re-released it.


#9

Oh I forgot about Hyper Light Drifter! That one’s also on my list of good ass names.


#10

I really love how absurd and convoluted Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist is as a title, and it’s a perfect fit for everything about that game.


#11

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.


#12

“Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes” is one I’m pretty fond of


#13

Don’t Starve and Papers, Please are both pretty much perfect.


#14

A Machine for Pigs is great because it almost feels like the whole game was crafted just to enable the Hamnesia pun.


#15

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.


#16

I like a good two word title that is evocative, doesn’t use cliche words like “Quest” or “legend” or whatever, and rolls of the tongue well:

Sine Mora
Eternal Sonata
Mass Effect
Sleeping Dogs
Mischief Makers
Rhythm Heaven
The Yawhg
Grim Fandango
Second Sight
Hotline Miami
Beyond Eyes
Critter Crunch
Escape Goat
Starseed Pilgrim
Papers, Please
Dear Esther
Katamari Damancy


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#18

The Yawhg is a great one


#19

I was just about to type Eternal Sonata! :grinning:

Let’s see… my favourite titles:

The World Ends With You
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (I’m not sure if serious)
Ori and the Blind Forest
The Talos Principle

I think!


#20

Mother
Faxanadu