Games with the best bestiary?

#1 Posted by Jd1680a (5932 posts) -

What games do you think have best bestiary?

Bestiary would be fictional animals or creatures in a video games. It could be anything that is non human, like a centaur, minotaur, bear, tiger, goblin, orc, lizardfolk etc.

#2 Posted by bbkkristian (14946 posts) -

I hate to say it, but aside from its recolored monsters, Final Fantasy XIII had some pretty cool monsters.

#3 Posted by lundy86_4 (43194 posts) -

I think the Souls games take it for the bosses. Not sure about regular enemies.

#4 Posted by clyde46 (45953 posts) -

I have a dirty mind.

#5 Posted by PyratRum (561 posts) -

Final Fantasy XII

#6 Posted by Jeager_Titan (947 posts) -

Recently i've played witcher so it does have the variety.

#7 Posted by parkurtommo (26744 posts) -


#8 Posted by cainetao11 (17282 posts) -

I am a halo geek, so Halo. Especially the Halo anniversary Kinect scanning functionality. I love saying scan on the enemy types and filling the bestiary.

#9 Posted by Sollet (7360 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

I have a dirty mind.


#10 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11432 posts) -

President Evil 5 and 6... Duh !

Oh and Last Planet 2.... :)

oh and Gear Of War 3 ! :p

#11 Posted by aroxx_ab (9447 posts) -

Monster hunter, Shadow of the colossus

#12 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16710 posts) -

Recently I was really impressed with Shin Megami Tensei IV's, because not only are the monsters on hand really cool and have tons of variety but there are almost no palette swaps of other monsters. I think I saw maybe two and that is out of hundreds of monsters.

I also love the Dragon Quest IX bestiary. Some monsters are quirky, some are badass, and most look great and their descriptions are extremely punderful.

#13 Posted by pelvist (4705 posts) -

Everquest 1

#14 Edited by uninspiredcup (8261 posts) -

Halflife was incredibly genius. As explained in "Halflife 2: Raising The Bar" Knowing many of the people playing the games would be 14 year old boys who are homaphobic and afraid of sex, the creatures of Xen are deliberately designed around gentiles and to evoke sexual acts.

Truly wonderful creatures.

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#16 Edited by blackace (20548 posts) -

@Jd1680a said:

What games do you think have best bestiary?

Bestiary would be fictional animals or creatures in a video games. It could be anything that is non human, like a centaur, minotaur, bear, tiger, goblin, orc, lizardfolk etc.

Dragon Quest games and Ni No Kuni (has some seriously strange creatures). The Oddworld series as well, but they don't have as many.

#17 Edited by edwardecl (2226 posts) -

I thought your title said bestiality for a second... my mind is fucked.

#18 Edited by harry_james_pot (10767 posts) -

The Witcher.

#19 Edited by Star0 (443 posts) -

I read the title so differently to you guys...

I need help lol.

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#21 Edited by magicalclick (22544 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

I have a dirty mind.

Hi Five.

#22 Posted by General_Solo76 (196 posts) -

Castlevania series by far.

#23 Posted by LordQuorthon (5318 posts) -

IceWind Dale 1 and 2.

#24 Posted by jake44 (1996 posts) -
#25 Posted by madsnakehhh (14267 posts) -

Xenoblade Chronicles.

#26 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12889 posts) -

No one's mentioned Lunar: Silver Star yet? Wow.

#27 Posted by Ribnarak (2294 posts) -


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#29 Posted by AdrianWerner (28004 posts) -

The Witcher series. Lots of variety and very rich history, Witcher 3 looks like it will take this even further, far far further.

#30 Edited by anderswhk (53 posts) -

The fact that anyone would mention JRPG's in this threat makes me scratch my head. I like JRPG's, the monsters are just silly, more than often.

Does greatest = most?

As a whole, i would say the classic Resident Evil games. I like the variants in the zombies. When you played it for the first time, you really got a feeling of "WTF IS THAT!?" when you saw a new type of enemy.

#31 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12195 posts) -

The Witcher. Half-Life.

#32 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11432 posts) -

Oh and Dragon's Dogma.... Except the RPG really ruined just how special these Creatures are.

#33 Posted by charizard1605 (56829 posts) -
#34 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6469 posts) -

likely Demon's souls, although it would be slightly cheating since all those are from D&Ds monster manuels. But it has this nice dark spin on it, which I liked. So if we accept that it can be taken from anything outside of gaming, then Demon's souls.

If not Then I suppose Fallout.

#35 Posted by santoron (7717 posts) -


Was my first thought.

FF and DQ games also make strong choices.

#36 Posted by Jd1680a (5932 posts) -

TERA does have one of the better bestiary in any video game Ive played so far. Dark Souls, Elder Scrolls Online, Skyrim, and Old Republic are other video games with good bestiary in recent memory.

#37 Posted by with_teeth26 (6118 posts) -

ARPG's like Diablo and Path of Exile have some pretty neat monsters.

Dark Souls 1 had lots of cool enemies as well. DS2 had too many humanoid enemies with armour and swords.