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Last edited by lavafoxx; 2013-08-19 at 09:51 PM.
If you can't make fun of something, its probably not worth taking seriously.
Seconding the recommendation of Heroes of Might and Magic III. It's all sprite-based graphics (not 3D) so it's aged pretty well. The music is good too.
Trying not to list ones that have been mentioned and trying to not list to many from the 80s:
-Roller Coaster Tycoon 1&2 and expansions (especially loved 2)
-Jazz Jackrabbit 1&2 (cartoon side scrollers)
-Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (anime mecha themed FPS)
-Anachronox (plays sort of like Chrono Trigger)
-Outlaws (wild west shooter made by LucasArts)
-Shadow Warrior (pseudo sequel/spin-off to Duke Nukem 3D)
-Toonstruck (click and point adventure starring Christopher Loyd)
-Ultima Collection (contains a decent amount of the early main series games)
-Zork: Grand Inquisitor
-Creepers (Lemmings style game)
-Impossible Creatures (RTS)
-Command & Conquer: Renegade
-The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble
-Lands of Lore (1,2&3)
"If I win, it's not because I outplayed the other player, it's because the hunter has the best version of every ability in the game. If I lose, it's a rude awakening to how bad a player I am." By Biggety
Lets all go to the Blizz-store, Lets all go to the Blizz-store, Lets all go to the Blizz-store to buy ourselves some treats. Delicious things for geeks, the Pixels can't be beat. The Achievement points are just dandy, them sparkling mounts are quite handy. So Lets all go to the Blizz-store and buy ourselves a treat.
Because no one has mentioned it Masters of Orion.
And another holler out for Arcanum.
My first computer was a Mac back around 95, so I didnt have many main stream games till around 2002-2003; we had a few good games on the mac, most notably Power Pete and Lode Runner.
I havnt been able to find any kind of port for Power Pete to date, but Lode Runner was ported to the ps1 with the first and second game(you can pick it up on amazon for ~$7)
Roller Coaster Tycoon.
Dungeon siege 1 and 2; they're mostly d2 clones, but have enough of their own uniqueness that they can stand alone.
I wasn't a fan, but Myst was huge when I was...7-9 or so.
Last edited by usiris; 2013-08-20 at 04:41 AM.
The probelm with most of the old games is that they haven't aged well. I to oremeber fondly some of the games from old, but when i tried replaying them they were just frustrating most of the time. So i'll try to make a list of classic games that aged well in my oppinion. This does not contain almost any DOS games since 99% age as fine as cheese does.
In no particular order :
Gothic 1 + 2 (still play well enough, if you can get used to the controls)
Heroes of Might and Magic 3 ( still as good as it was in the first day )
Baldur's Gate 2 ( BG 1 is not really that good anymore imho. Unless you want to see the whole story you can skip to 2)
Diablo 2 ( diablo 1 is too frustrating to play nowadays)
Morrowind ( if you get some good mods for it you're still golden)
Half Life 1 ( still as excellent as always)
Ultima Underworld ( replayed it recently and was still pretty good)
Warcraft 2+3 (skip 1. It's kind of bad now without the nostalgia)
Castlevania symphony of the night (not a pc game but you can play on the pc flawlessly these days)
Legacy of kain series ( blood omen 2 -skip 1 , and Soul reaver 1,2 and Defiance)
Vampire the MAsquerqade (redemption and Bloodlines)
Civilization ( start with 4, it's the best in the series anyway and it only improves the previous 3)
Command and Coqnuer series ( red alert 2 and Tiberian Sun and maybe generals but that's newer)
Hitman ( all of them basically)
Those are the most memorable game series in my oppinion that i can recommend more objectively.
No mention of the holy grail of FPS: Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake?
Really, there are hundred of games I can tell you, but I will just add these 3 for their values.
PvE is a minigame // Rerolled from affly to spriest after 8 years, thx pandaland changes
I'm more partial towards Age of Empires 2, Mech Warrior 4: Vengeance, and the first Metal Gear Solid. Older games, but, I'd call them PC classic that were PC only on release.
Knights of the Old Republic, Dawn of War / Dawn of War 2, Fallout series, Elder Scrolls series, Starcraft and Diablo series (in released order for at least the story.), Neverwinter series (In order also, though may not really matter.)
I'll stop there before I start mentioning Japanese games with English captions.
Vampire - The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Halo: Combat Evolved
Age of Mythology
Croc - Legend of the Gobbos
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Knights of the Old Republic
Quest for Glory series
Jagged Alliance 2
X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Day of the Tentacle
The Longest Journey
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Little Big Adventure
Tex Murphy (Mean Streets, Martian Memorandum, Under a Killing Moon, Pandora Directive, Overseer)
Galactic Civilizations (I would recommend #2)
Star Control 2
Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 (If you get them from GoG, I'd recommend getting the Baldur's Gate Trilogy fan patches. It combines both games, and x-pack, into one huge game)
Transport Tycoon (Locomotion is a more recent title by the same developer)
Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2
System Shock 2
Dungeon Keeper (1 or 2)
Fallout 1 & 2
That short list should get anyone started
One Must Fall 2097
You must show no mercy, Nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you: For your greatness will silence them all!
C & C red alert
soldiers at war.
Probably the only nostalgia games for pc that come to mind, I really was a console fanby.
Oh yeah the might and magics probably about 7 onwards.