Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by nz3777, Nov 17, 2015.
I was expecting Final Fantasy VII to be mentioned at least once... Maybe twice
While FF7 was released on the PC, it was a poor port and primarily a console title.
If this wasn't a PC centric thread my list would have looked a tad different.
Max Payne 1
Age of Empires
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. KOTOR2 would have been so awesome (it's still really good though and the restored content mod helps) but thanks to the publisher it was rushed. In my opinion no games has managed to best KOTOR yet. Lots of content, great story and the best Star Wars game ever made.
I have have to say just one title
i'll say: Jagged Alliance 2
Max Payne trilogy
Unreal Tournament 99
Company of Heroes
Call of Duty, the original
Thw Witcher 3
Deus Ex. No other way about. Falling very closely behind is Half Life 2.
These games were fantastic when current (1984 - 1989) and are some of the oldest games ever made for home computers. I wonder how many here have heard of them or played them for that matter? Gaming was a completely different experience back then. And by no means boring.
F-16 Combat Pilot
Note: Most of these games were played on a computer with only 64K of RAM! The rest needed only 512K.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sticks out for me as the one that gave me the most enjoyable and during experience as far as SP shooters goes.
But every game lacks something, stalker nailed alot of things though, especially the fact that there was "enough" freedom combined with awesome atmosphere. That and the modding.
Forgive me if I am self centered 1st love : DYNA (an old bomberman type puzzle platformer) the only game i played with my Dad till date. 2nd love : Starcraft franchise, Age of Mythology ( Played Both SP campaigns about 50 times, still play them from time to time Current life breaker : DOTA 2 period. Its life breaking , and I can't get out yet) Worthy Mentions : NFS Porsche Unleashed (still run it ocassionally for adding more mods), Warcraft, Counter Strike 1.6 ;-)
Wow!!!:bigsmile:I have never heard of that game but just looking at the collection you got there is enough to show you are the Real-Deal!!! Respect from me as well.
I will forever be looking for pieces I don't own. Jace Hall told me he owns a white retail box for Blood. Which... I then begged him for. And he said no. While laughing. So cruel.
The original F.E.A.R. was one of the first "modern" PC games that made me say "whoa.. Now this is different"
How could anyone forget Soldier Of Fortune? Great game followed by Double Helix.
Campaign was excellent taking many hours to complete. Also it never got boring since you travel from place to place. From Europe to Asia then to Arabian countries.
And how can you forget the first subway stage when you shoot enemies in the nuts? They then jump whilst holding their nuts in pain! Funny good old times...
Ultima Underworld II deserves a mention...excellent work from Looking Glass studio (so the team which members made System Shock, Thief etc. later on and even part of Dishonored)
Right now Paul Neurath is making a new crowdfunded Underworld title: Underworld Ascendant with Otherside Entertainment using Unity.
If i Really have to name one...I think Lost odyssey,that game is an underrated gem.
For me it has to be HL2
...also MS Flight Simulator, of which I had a few versions, starting back in the late 90's. I'm now using Prepar3Dv3 which is still based on the FSX/ESP MS code, but brought up to date, using DX11 and modern rendering tecniques.
Omg!!! I forgot about that Subway scene hahaha! A shotgun to the Nuts -Starting to get flashbacks now. What a time it was.I wanna say at the time I had a New Sony viao or something similar,wait did Sony ever build a desktop pc lol? Hell even back then I paid alot like $800 for that thing.I knew NOTHING about the internals of computers aka Hardware.
I also recall double-helix as well.Thanks for the memory bro!
Test Drive Unlimited 1. I played it for at least 5 years hosting cruises and making long term friendships with so many people across Mother Earth. If you're not aware there is now a modded server since Atari switched theirs off which is still online. I have a friend who is back online and desperate to re-live the old days. No other game can getter a better recommendation than that.
The pinnacle point was when I upgraded from a 19" CRT monitor to a 42" full HD TV and went from VGA to HDMI. That did it for me. And the modding communities new car shells, engine sounds and environmental mods put the cherry on top. With the wind in my hair in a convertible courtesy of a desk fan.
Runner up goes to a modded Crysis1 on my aging pc which barely pushed 30fps but made several replays immensely enjoyable.