Replaying Old Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by welsh, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    I've replayed all these in the past couple years at least once:

    Single player PC Games:

    FO1&2
    XCOM & TFTD
    C&C
    Redalert 1&2
    Warcraft 3 & frozen throne SP campaigns
    Starcraft & broodwars
    Lords of the Realm 2
    Duke3d
    Quake1
    Red Baron
    WOLF3d
    Doom
    Hitman
    Diablo 2:LOD
    (only single player since I couldn't bear to make another battle.net account after my 5 others fizzled out with my lvl 90+ chars and mules)

    Console stuff:

    Resident evil 1-3 on psX (still havent beat 4 on the wii)
    FF7 & FF8 on psX


    These are the only Multiplayer PC games I play, in order of preference:

    Quake 2
    CS 1.6 (and condition zero sometimes)
    Warcraft 3
     
  2. Jack The Knife

    Jack The Knife It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 20, 2006
    Games I keep coming back to

    Fallout and Fallout 2 (Played them about 10-12 times each. Not finished them every time. But still, no game with better replayability)
    Deus Ex (The PC version is great. Console version not so much)
    Doom 1 and 2
    The whole Command & Conquer series except Generals (Still haven't finished ca&C III)
    Half-Life, Opposing Force, Blue Shift and Half-Life 2 (I love Half-Life)
    Grand Theft Auto (The old classic)
    I sometimes pop in GTA II as well, but I have never finished it once. It's just not the same.
    The Hitman series. Mostly the first game. (Which I think is the best)
    Warcraft II (Without doubt the best in the series.)

    On console
    Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andreas
    Metal Gear Solid 1-3

    I never seem to replay new games, except GTA, MGS and HL2
     
  3. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
    Hmm

    games that ive replayed

    fallout2 x3
    fallout x3
    syndicate wars x3
    theme hospital x2
    warcraft 3 x2
    mgs x2
    mgs2 x5
    mgs3 x2
    Shadow of colossus x2
    arcanum x2
    halo x2
    timespiltters 2 x2
    command & conquer x3 (nod) 2x (gdi)
    quake 2 x2
    red alert 2 x2 (allied)

    thats about it...
     
  4. Neptune

    Neptune First time out of the vault

    Apr 7, 2006
    I tend replay my older games more often then new games? Is that bad?

    Anyway, I'm currently replaying Wasteland and Legend of Zelda Wind Waker (2 veeery different games based in a post apacolyptic world! :D)
     
  5. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Replaying Lost Vikings 2 and Donkey Kong Country 2 on my snes. Can't believe how cool those games were. Other than that I am also replaying Fallout 2 but I'm having a hard time considering it an old game even though it is ten years old.
     
  6. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hello MrBumble,

    Have you ever played Lost Vikings 2 on PC or PS1?

    Not much of a difference in set up but it looks really nice, plus of course voices.
     
  7. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Hi there ! No I haven't yet but I've seen some screenshots and it indeed looks nice. I will eventually have to grab myself a pc copy from ebay one of these days.
     
  8. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    One of my favorite parts, without much surprise, was the post - apocalyptic levels (final levels).
    Its very simple of course now but I really liked the atmosphere; destruction everywhere, high tech stuff, and robots and aliens.

    Heh, you have to tolerate the hammy dialogue once in a while but its not that bad.
     
  9. Bagge

    Bagge First time out of the vault

    May 5, 2007
    I still go back and play some old favourites like

    Fallout 1 & 2
    Monkey Island 1 - 3
    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    Day of the Tentacle
    Full Throttle
    Grim Fandango
    Sam & Max - Hit the Road
    Civilization 2
    Worms
    Theme Park
    Theme Hospital
    Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Super Metroid
    Final Fantasy 6
    C&C
    C&C: Tiberian Sun
    C&C: Red Alert
    C&C: Red Alert 2


    Also, I found my copy of Populous: The Beginning while visiting my parents the other day. Booted it up for the first time in nearly ten years yesterday and played through the first half of the campaign. It was still fun, if a little flawed and aged.
     
  10. Hellion

    Hellion Antediluvian Lurker

    Jun 20, 2003
    Since the list would be too large if I list every old game I started replaying recently, I'll just add the stuff from March:

    Heroes of Might and Magic 2,
    Lords of the Realm 2,
    Civilization 3,
    X-COM 2: Terror from the Deep
     
  11. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 29, 2006
    I have a computer with W98 installed and Voodoo 3000 (I have 2 more "modern" computers with Linux and XP). I have it only for old games like:

    Longbow 2
    Outcast
    X Wing Alliance
    Unreal Tournament (much better on Glide)
    Mechwarrior 3+ Pirates Moon
    I-War 1 + Defiance
    Deus Ex

    And of course Fallout's, Ultima VII... and so.
     
  12. Misteryo

    Misteryo Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Currently:

    Arcanum
    Silent Hill 3 for PC
    Minesweeper


    Misteryo
     
  13. Stag

    Stag Guest

    I just started playing Witcher, again. I'm playing OTS this time, and I have to say it's a lot more fun to play, though combat is a bit trickier.
     
  14. Lord Elden

    Lord Elden Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 27, 2007
    Witcher's really really old, of course...
     
  15. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Shitposter 2nd Grade Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    Bioshock. Jesus, It may be a dumbed down version of System Shock, but it's still 200x better than anything I've played in a long time.
     
  16. Snackpack

    Snackpack It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 4, 2008
    Games I always find myself going back to:

    Fallout 2: Played it through vanilla about 6 times, twice in a row last summer. Gonna snatch Killap's resto project and give it another go soon. I think as a game it's superior to the original Fallout, though having played through the original for the second time recently (only played it through once all the way when it came out) I definitely understand why a lot of people prefer it. The thing is, on my first run I found the alien blaster on the way to the hub and didn't need a new wep until the Turb Plas so I always thought both fallouts were pretty goofy.

    Arcanum: I go back to this every now and again, I spend more time in character generation than anything. My first play through was with a technologist / firearms guy, loved it. Playing through again with magic seems like a totally different game, you gotta love that kind of replayability.

    Planescape: Just started my second play through, I wanted to wait until my memory of the story was sufficiently hazy to give it another go. It's great, when someone mentions the blood war and it says "this gives you chills down your spine" it really does give me chills and I can't specifically remember why! What can change the nature of a man....

    I go through Full Throttle every few years as if it was a movie. In fact, I think someone made this into an .avi and edited out the interface etc, might just check that out :)

    I go back to wasteland quite a bit. mmmm blood sausages.

    The original X-com keeps bringing me back. I've only actually beaten it the first time I played it, subsequent play throughs I usually move on to something else towards the end when theres like 40+ ufos every month. I love when you get flying suits and blaster launchers, using the blast launcher as a can opener on the top of large landed ships and flying your guys in there to avoid the elevator death traps :)

    I don't know if you can count random world generating strategy games, as they're more like board games. But I played through all the Civ's repeatedly. I pick up Sim city 2000 every once in awhile (was anything past that any good?) and my all time fav would be Master of Orion 2. The only challenge left for me in that game is trying to beat it on Impossible with "uncreative" as a racial trait. I seriously don't think it can be done. I go back to the Heroes of Might and Magic series every now and again as well.

    When I was a kid I played through final fantasy 1 and 2 (4 in japan) probably 4 or 5 times each. Uncharted Waters: New Horizons on snes I still pick up every now and again.

    There are others to be sure, these are the ones that come to mind right away though.
     
  17. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
    Orderite

    May 31, 2003
    so i am not the only one spending more time with old games than wasting it with new ones

    several time replays:

    any of the fallout series, except fobos
    system shock 2
    deus ex
    diablo2&mods
    quake - quakeworld (online)
    unreal (i STILL like it, dont laugh)
    star wars jedi knight
    avp2
    descent 3
    KOTOR 1 und 2...
    aaaand. operation flashpoint including fan-made maps/encounters. still beats any "tactical fps" any time
     
  18. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Fallout 2 (sometimes Fallout 1 and Tactics)
    KotOR 2 (waiting for the Restoration Project)
    W40: Dawn of War (Dark Crusade before, Soulstorm now) <- not exactly old, but not the newest
    Icewind Dale 2
    Temple of Elemental Evil (can't force myself to finish it, though)
     
  19. aXXo

    aXXo First time out of the vault

    Mar 31, 2008
    i don't know why but i can't seem to finish a game. Although i have the games finished i start a new game and play for one hour, then i get bored for some reason even though i love the games and start playing another one. Here are the games that i am currently playing or have played recently:

    Fallout 2
    W40k: Dawn of War
    W40k: Dawn of War Winter Assault
    C&C III: Tiberium Wars
    Rise of Legends
    Seven Kingdoms II
    Age of Empires II
    Act of War: Direct Action
    Supreme Commander
    Forged alliance (Supreme Commander stand-alone)
    Universe at War: Earth Assault
    Starcraft
    LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth II
     
  20. Puokki

    Puokki Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 4, 2008
    I'm playing a lot of old Amiga 500 games on winUAE emulator. It really rocks, I can even add the original loading sounds! :aiee: