List Your Favorite PC Games

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  1. sderenzi Banned Banned

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    Let us know what PC game you think is the best and why. I would prefer it be a newer game and one that's easily available. I will begin...

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  3. RubiksMaster Real eyes realize real lies Registered Senior Member

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    Mine is Far Cry. Absolutely love it.
     
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  5. cato less hate, more science Registered Senior Member

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    yay, another mindless thread.
     
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  7. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    Medieval total war and runescape. I don't play anything else.
     
  8. geodesic "The truth shall make ye fret" Registered Senior Member

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    A game I've been enjoying recently is DEFCON, released by Introversion, an independent game developer in the UK. Basically, it's global thermonuclear war, played out against up to five opponents. Plus it's only £10, and free to download the demo.
     
  9. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    Runescape is a good game, but the amount of 12 year olds asking you for things is just ARGGHHH!

    And there's far too much time spent mining rocks.

    I wonder if my user/pass still exists .. hmm.
     
  10. Neildo Gone Registered Senior Member

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    Depends on the genre, but one's I've been playing lately are:

    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (best looking urban combat FPS)
    Condemned: Criminal Origins (awesome melee fighting game with best in-door graphics)
    Civilization 4
    Psychonauts (hilarious adventure game)
    Battle for Middle-Earth II (RTS game)
    Tomb Raider: Legend (adventure game with beautiful graphics)

    And I have a crapload of other games which are also awesome, but these are the ones I've been playing lately since listing my favs would be too long and I tend to not buy a game that isn't good in the first place, heh.

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  11. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    Favorite single player game:

    Prey--for first person shooters, this one is it. If you think you've seen it all, this game will surprise and probably shock you. First, it uses the Doom3 engine, except it's modified. It runs about as smoothly FPS-wise as Doom3 and it is about as demanding on the hardware. You play as a Cherokee indian guy who gets abducted with his girlfiend by aliens, but you, the protagonist has special powers. You can switch from normal mode and spirit mode, which allows you do to special things, like see things that aren't normally there, and get through special passages.

    The graphics are simply amazing. Like I said, it's about as demanding of the hardware as Doom3, but the graphics and visuals are quite a bit better. The lighting and the realism of the models are much improved. Your guy uses mainly alien weapons that are biological, so they're wet and slimy looking. And the way the light shines on the weapons as you pass by light sources is--well, you just have to see it. The special effects are amazing, the force fields, the spirit mode, all interact and change the way you see things. Very immersive.

    The game play is what really makes the game unique. This is the first game I've played in a long time that has really fucked with me. The enemies are intelligent and pretty challenging, even for normal difficulty. But the game is still a bit too easy. A lot of the game takes place on an alien ship, which the artists did an excellent job on. But this is the first game that has introduced (to my knowledge) a true seemless warp gate. You walk up to a thin panel, and you can see what's on the other side, just by looking at it. Walk behind it--nothing. Just the opposite side. But walk THROUGH it and it takes you to another place. Doesn't stop for a game load or anything. Doesn't even chop up. Very weird and very trippy.

    The game also does some VERY weird gravity effects. So if you're not completely confused by the seemless teleporters, you will be fucked up by the gravity switches. There's nothing that fucks with your orientation more than navigating through an area when the gravity keeps getting switched. One moment, you're walking on the floor. The next, you're on the ceiling, the next, you're on the walls. You're trying to get your bearings, while throwing grenades at enemies, and instead of falling, your grenades appear to fall upwards, or sideways, if you happen to be walking on a wall. It is awesome.

    You also drive a spacecraft that wraps around you and shoots fireballs and has a tractor beam. Driving it around is a lot of fun and the levels you travel through are beautifully done. The artists did a wonderful job.

    I found myself saying, "Holy shit!" a lot when I was playing this game. If you've never played this game and you like FPS games, you cannot miss it. In my opinion, it is about on par, maybe even better than Half-Life 2.



    Half-Life 2 is really good too.


    For multiplayer, my favorite is Far Cry. Mainly because I am awesome at it.
     
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    Duke Nukem series (all)
    Descent 2
    Halo 2
     
  13. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    FarCry was the first game that made me realise graphics could really make a game.

    RTS would have be the C & C games the next addition is out next year, I can't wait.

    At the moment I am playing Age Of Empires 3 it Okay but it doesnt have as much action as I would like. But Im new to it and only playing it on easy so far.

    Also I have Rome Total wars which I know will be good as Medival wars is a great game.
     
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    oh yeah I forgat to mention all the countless real time strategy games I played including Age of Empires series, Rise of Nations series, Tactics Advance, ... and countless others...
     
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  16. phonetic stroking my banjo Registered Senior Member

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    lol, now I remember why I stopped playing. I had a rune pickaxe, but I went into the wilderness and tried to kill some lower levels, but I got killed. I'll have a look tomorrow. If I have anything worth giving away, it's yours.
     
  17. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    1. Unreal Tournament 4
    2. Rise and Rule
    3. Civilization: Call to Power
    4. Age of Mythology
    5. Shogun: Total War
    6. Sim Isle
    7. Guild Wars
    8. City of Heroes
    9. Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth
    10. Shadowbane
     
  18. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    1. doom, the original with user wads. the best game ever created.
    2. duke nukem and other games based on the build engine
    3. unreal, another great game. fantastic soundtrack.
     
  19. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    lol, those games were so much fun to play multiplayer with friends. I remember playing my buddies at Doom and Duke Nukem 3D. We'd dial each other up on our 14000 baud modems and connect through the setup program. Especially Doom and Doom 2 because the games were so simple and it was easy to create levels, so we'd create our own WADs and play those.

    Duke Nukem was fun too. "Time to kick ass and chew bubble gum. But I'm all out of gum."
     
  20. RubiksMaster Real eyes realize real lies Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, I loved the build engine!! Have you ever played Redneck Rampage? I still find myself coming back to that one (even though it's slightly unpredictable in XP). Such good memories linked to those games.
     
  21. volpeculus sagacis Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodies Registered Senior Member

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    <i>Half Life II.</i> That's all you need to know.
     
  22. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    I noticed nobody mentioned GTA... I believe they're the best games ever. Not that I mind any of the other games ofcourse
     
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    I got two abyssal whip drops last night...that's 3.8 million...
     
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