what is your favorite game dialogue voice overs?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by mor, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Since a lot of the classics have been named, I'll say a new one: TF2. Seriously... They're fucking hilarous (both by content and by references to the community/internet) and once you know who does them, you're completely baffled.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZlfMdwFUTg[/youtube]

    This dude does most voices. Most notably the Heavy and the Demoman...
     
  2. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Jesus Christ man! That's a playable game!?

    :shock: ,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  3. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    I always found Vamp and Advocat voices quite sexy.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztecwfpsZbA[/youtube]


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUDNf_Ni0Ag#t=1m44s[/youtube]

    It sure is, even though it's not an excellent adventure from a gameplay perspective.

    It's also the victim of one of the worst cases of censorship I have ever heard.

    "The French and German releases were partially censored. The game was forbidden to players younger than eighteen years. Furthermore, the Nimdok chapter was removed. This results in the German game being impossible to win, as all five characters' chapters must be completed to finish."
     
  4. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Hah, awesome!
    I - EAT - YOUR - SANDWICHES
    I EAT 'EM UP!
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX__swbUwag[/youtube]

    And also:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMi2Il6iRks[/youtube]
     
  5. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    The Scout's career after TF2:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkAZo8Z4gWE[/youtube]

    TF2 does have some good voice overs. Fallout and Fallout 2 has among the best voice overs. I'll always have a soft spot for the narrator in King's Quest V though...
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzv8CfwM7Bc[/youtube]
    "Dying for a drink, Graham?" Hahaha!
     
  6. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Tsk.
    Didn't even link to the good one:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7QIcxoJU4g[/youtube]
    And Heavy can has too:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHgEnN2PFzo[/youtube]
     
  7. Felipefpl

    Felipefpl Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 17, 2010
    Hard to believe no one mentioned Tony Jay, the voice of the Transcendent One in Planescape: Torment and the elder god in Legacy of Kain Series:



    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419645/

    he did voices for several other games too.
     
  8. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Most importantly, he did the Lou in Fallout.
     
  9. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Oh god I couldn't stop laughing. :lol:
     
  10. Blackfang

    Blackfang First time out of the vault

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    Jun 21, 2010
    My favorite is the main voice from WarHammer 40k: DoW and it's add-ons (Soulstorm's main voice was not so good... as well as the game itself).
    Also liked Barnacky's voice from Tactics very much.
    In KotOR 1&2 liked the voices of HK and Kreia.
    Also, of course, renegade Shepard from ME 1&2.
     
  11. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    I actually found the voice over to "John Marston" in Red Dead Redemption pretty good. Rockstar Games have mostly really good actors doing the job imo.
     
  12. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    He's voiced by the guy who plays the drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket, iirc.
     
  13. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Also, might I add Garrett from Thief? Been replaying the first one and I remembered he's one of the few protagonists in FPS games that talk while you're playing (another being Duke Nukem :)). Many FPS protagonists seem to be stuck with the "I'm a mute guy with no personality" thing.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeFMOfg6qHE[/youtube]
     
  14. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Curses, somones already posted a Monkey Island video. Dominic Armacan'tspellhislastnameo is one of my favourite voice actors. Oddly his main job is a food critic.
     
  15. GreatestHits

    GreatestHits First time out of the vault

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    Jul 12, 2010
    Can't think of anything particularly special right now, but I do like femshep's voice acting in ME, especially compared to maleshep who had no emotional inflection unless you're playing as a renegade. As much as I dislike/have a hard time believing the idea of a female soldier who can competently handle an assault rifle, let alone a female war hero who is entrusted with the fate of the galaxy, femshep still made the game feel a lot more like a true cinematic experience.
     
  16. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 5, 2004
    Caleb from Blood, Duke Nukem, Garrett from Thief and SHODAN from System Shock. Good, that covers the basics.

    The one that should already have been mentioned:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPUZIagbl94[/youtube]

    The whole game is full of awesome voice acting.

    One of my personal favourites is the Guardian from the later Ultima games.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfqOZlNxbfI[/youtube]

    For me his voice is the archetype for the Evil Villain Voice Of Doom.


    One thing the new Bard's Tale got right was the voice-acting, but with veteran actors like Cary Ewles at the lead, it was hard not to. The vid only has the narrator in it, but it's a start.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQKCYC2Iods[/youtube]

    It even has songs in it, which isn't that common for a video game. Which reminds me of another game that, at least in part, had a brilliant bit of voice acting in it...and singing.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_To2f8DjC8[/youtube]

    Murph is awesome.

    Other games I recall having good voice acting were Afterlife (as well as every other LucasArts game) and the first Jagged Alliance game. Surely you remember Ivan?
     
  17. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    Yea, I think that game had the best overall voice acting I've ever seen, Landon Ricketts was great too. I also liked GTA IV's a great deal.
     
  18. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    O RLY?

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeCfod1XT7E[/youtube]

    SPEES MUHREENZ!
     
  19. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Oh yeah, I think they've done a hell of a lot better job with that accent than with the 'overly ghetto' voices of GTA: San Andreas. Nico's voice is an instant classic :)
     
  20. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBUX-EcHoRU[/youtube]

    I know alot of people complain that COGs are just a bunch of 'roid monkies but don't they kinda live in a world where it's necessary?