Games with the best bestiary?

#1 Posted by Jd1680a (5955 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 (14967 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 (44033 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by clyde46 (47268 posts) -

I have a dirty mind.

#5 Posted by PyratRum (557 posts) -

Final Fantasy XII

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#8 Posted by cainetao11 (18813 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 (7472 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

I have a dirty mind.


#10 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (17191 posts) -

President Evil 5 and 6... Duh !

Oh and Last Planet 2.... :)

oh and Gear Of War 3 ! :p

#11 Posted by aroxx_ab (10629 posts) -

Monster hunter, Shadow of the colossus

#12 Posted by turtlethetaffer (17114 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 (5147 posts) -

Everquest 1

#14 Edited by uninspiredcup (11945 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 (21272 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 (2239 posts) -

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

#18 Edited by harry_james_pot (11133 posts) -

The Witcher.

#19 Edited by Star0 (451 posts) -

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

I need help lol.

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#21 Edited by magicalclick (23499 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

I have a dirty mind.

Hi Five.

#22 Posted by General_Solo76 (270 posts) -

Castlevania series by far.

#23 Posted by LordQuorthon (5385 posts) -

IceWind Dale 1 and 2.

#24 Posted by jake44 (2040 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:


#25 Posted by madsnakehhh (14857 posts) -

Xenoblade Chronicles.

#26 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13361 posts) -

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

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#28 Edited by foxhound_fox (90316 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:



#29 Posted by AdrianWerner (28137 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 (79 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 (12209 posts) -

The Witcher. Half-Life.

#32 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (17191 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by charizard1605 (60318 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:


#34 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6724 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 (7894 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:


Was my first thought.

FF and DQ games also make strong choices.

#36 Posted by Jd1680a (5955 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 (6264 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.