8 Games with Amazing Voice Acting

8 Games with Amazing Voice Acting

These eight games contain some of the best voice acting you'll ever hear.

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Today's gallery is from this thread: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.870267-Best-voice-acting-in-a-video-game

I'm sorry, but Mass Effect over stuff like TF2 or Uncharted? No thanks. There are only a couple of characters whose performances I really enjoyed in that one.

The rest (from what I've played which is everything but the Borderlands games) are good choices overall though.

Legacy of Kain, I love that game series. The voice acting and writing are a perfect match.

CORRECTION: Moebius is not the only character to appear in every game in the series (he's not in Blood Omen 2), Kain is.
Also worth noting that Tony Jay also voiced Mortanius the Necromancer in the original game. But overall, Legacy of Kain being on the banner for that gallery pleases me to no end - and what a coincidence, I'm right in the middle of a LoK marathon.

Gotta give a shout out to Persona 3 & 4 for the rare mix of being a JRPG and having genuinely good voice acting.

Whoa! Mike Patton in Portal 2?? This is a fucking revelation to me!

This is kind of a hard thing to judge but the selections feels more like '6 big budget games that properly cast professional actors for voice acting'. Only Portal and Legacy of Kain (I'm familiar with the game but not the voices) feel like they're noteworthy to me.

If I could add one of my own picks it would be The Longest Journey/Dreamfall/Dreamfall: Chapters series.

RandV80:
This is kind of a hard thing to judge but the selections feels more like '6 big budget games that properly cast professional actors for voice acting'. Only Portal and Legacy of Kain (I'm familiar with the game but not the voices) feel like they're noteworthy to me.

If I could add one of my own picks it would be The Longest Journey/Dreamfall/Dreamfall: Chapters series.

Well... yeah. That's what professional voice actors are for, to give good performances. Even Portal 2 boarded the voice actor ship and added a bunch of well-known names (not that I'm complaining). Also Legacy of Kain has Tony Jay and Michael Bell sooo they properly cast professional voice actors in those, too.

OT: My pick would be Okami-- *shot*

Hey heyyyyy Dameon Clarke's notable performance made the list! That makes me happy~

I'd also like to make a special shout out to Cary Elwes and Tony Jay from "The Bard's Tale"

I was in another room when my roommate was playing Planescape: Torment and the moment he faced The Transcendent One I was like "Is that Tony Jay I hear?" and also had to play the game. And it does have one of the best castings ever (including even Sheena Easton ♥).

To me, Legacy of Kain is the stand-out on this list. The rest of the list is relatively recent games, when the industry was making an effort to fix the stigma of bad voice acting in cut scenes. The Kain series, on the other hand, has great voice acting by even today's standards, but back when video games were infamous for terrible voice acting; even the original on the PS-X, when voice acting was fairly new to gaming (though the less said about the graphics in its cut scenes, the better).

Not even a mention of the Tales series of RPG games? With a couple obviously half assed exceptions, pretty much the entire series is brilliant in just about every way including the voice acting. This is why I have such a big issue with the fact that the Tales of Hearts english localization didn't get dubbed, besides the obvious.

At this point the continued omission of Afro Samurai can only be called racist!

Kidding of course. But seriously, am I the only living person who enjoys Samuel L Jackson's Ninja Ninja?

Or maybe ya'll just didnt play it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4g1vXTTt7M

Good to see LoK/ Soul Reaver getting some recognition rather than being a forgotten series it should be the measure that modern game makers aspire to.

While very minimal Homeworld is up there on my own list.

New to these forums but had to reg just to ask if anyone else has played Arx Fatalis? The VAing in that is amazing IMO.

 

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