Recommend Me Some Old Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by UniversalWolf, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. ARV274

    ARV274 First time out of the vault

    May 27, 2010
    Im an RTS nut and im debating on whether to get Age of Empires II or Empire Earth after seeing this thread. Thoughts?
     
  2. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

    Nov 10, 2010
    Empire Earth, it has a decent campaign.
     
  3. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
  4. Xellos

    Xellos Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Feb 10, 2006
    Warhammer 40000: Final Liberation is awesome, despite it's age. It can be hard to get though.
     
  5. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone!

    Interesting to see how many different favorites people have (and how many of them I haven't tried). I'll have to do some more research and decide what appeals to me most. I think I'll make a big list of all the suggestions and examine them one by one.

    I'm probably leaning against RTS-type games. I've played some I liked, but I generally find them tiresome if I have to control each unit individually. Just a matter of taste.

    I'm leaning toward games that still have active modding communities. That's always a good sign.
     
  6. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    If it doesn't run on my 386, it's not "aged".
     
  7. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Both Disciples games came with map editors, so there's a plenty of fan-made maps and even campaigns if you dig around a bit. There's also a mod for Dis2 that completely re-balances the game, though I'm not sure if it runs properly on the English version of the game (it's Russian). Unfortunately, most of the modding community went over to re-making Disciples III into a decent game since its release.

    Talking about active modders reminded me of some other games though. Not quite as old, but if you never played/owned TOEE, you probably should, and Circle of Eight is probably one of the most famous and consistently hard-working modding circles. They've fixed a ton of original bugs, introduced an expansion-worth of new content, and there's even one guy who's trying to implement the Keep on the Borderlands module on the engine, and another who is trying to write a new engine for the game.
     
  8. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Eh, but you are a prehistorical venerable lizard, Per! Nothing is aged when compared to you. :lol:
     
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    I've got two copies of that, I think it's the only game my dad every completed, despite having to do the last mission twice because an enemy tank had got stuck in a wall.

    Warzone 2100 always reminded me of a RTS version of Wild Metal Country.
     
  10. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Yep, I've played ToEE through several times. Great combat.

    I'm probably leaning away from fantasy, as I'm pretty burned out on that genre.
     
  11. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Dune 2
    Kotor
    MDK
    Flashback
    Diablo
    Silent Hill 2
     
  12. Cultness

    Cultness First time out of the vault

    Apr 30, 2011
    Bomberman 93.
    All of the Bomberman games.
     
  13. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

    Nov 10, 2010
  14. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
    Games i played way past their release date and really liked:
    Theme hospital
    Syndicate wars
    Quake
    Final doom
    Powerslave
    Heretic/Hexens
    Strife
    No one lives forecer 2
    Jedi knight
    Return to castle wolfenstein
    Blood
    Sim city 4
    Tropico
    Quake 2 (with few graphical mods)
    Doom3 and RoE
    Warcraft 2
    Outlaws
    Descent
    Gta2
    Leisure suit larry 1-3
    Tombi PSX
    Castlevania SotN PSX
    Death Rally
    Rise of Nations
    PAinkiller
     
  15. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk modoc, den, grave Orderite

    Mar 30, 2009
    Wasteland...

    Oh, and Eye of the Beholder if you're into DnD dungeon crawling
     
  16. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    If you like FPS games and Star Wars, go play Dark Forces and Dark Forces II. They are great :)
    /edit: Also, Terminator: Futureshock is a damn good FPS.
     
  17. Sabirah

    Sabirah Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 10, 2011
    The 2 prince of Persia games on the SNES. Best versions of already great games
     
  18. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    Just google GoG, go on their site and take your pick.
     
  19. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Done.

    Really interesting selection they've got. Frankly, I would love to get SMAC, but why on earth is it not packaged with the expansion? I'm not buying an old game without its expansion.
     
  20. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    Agree about SMAC especially considering that the expansion made the game better in every way.