Best Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Guest, Dec 3, 2000.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    [font size=1" color="#FF0000]LAST EDITED ON Dec-03-00 AT 04:48AM (GMT)[p]I made a list of the best games I have ever played and put it here. I'd like to see what games you folks like so please put you list here. :7

    Sam&Max hit the road
    Ultima series
    Day of the Tentacle
    Full Throttle
    The Dig
    Fallout series (duh)
    Jedi Knight: Dark forces II
    Baldurs Gate series
    Monkey Island series
    "Sim" series
    Twinsen series

    I am sure there are alot more. I'll post them as I remember them.:7
  2. Hell Patrol

    Hell Patrol It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 2, 2003
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    Games that I have fond memories of :

    Planescape : Torment
    Space Quest series
    Fallout 1 (FO2 was good, it just isn't that *special* to me)
    Doom 1
    3d Movie Maker
    Super Mario Brothers 3, 64, and Commodore 64 version
    Wolfenstein 3d
    Wave Race 64 + Cruisin' USA (not good games, just good memories associated with them)
    Commander Keen 4 demo
    Jill of the Jungle demo

    Games I've really liked:
    Zelda 64
    Fallout 2
    Baldur's Gate 2 (I don't really like it that much, but it's so long, complex, and wordy that I can't help but give it credit. I think the fantasy genre just doesn't appeal to me anymore...)
    Soldier of Fortune
    Unreal Tournament
    The Sims

    - Nostalagia Patrol -
  3. crazy_vasey

    crazy_vasey Guest

    This'll be a long list

    X-COM 1 - 3
    Fallout 1 + 2
    Spy Hunter
    Civilisation 1 + 2
    Alpha Centauri
    System Shock 2
    Star Wars Supremacy
    Millenium 2.2
    Railroad Tycoon
    Transport Tycoon
    Theme Park
    Theme Hospital
    Scooby Doo - Don't laugh it was my first game!
    Stunt Car Racer
    Monkey Island 1,2,3
    Andy Capp
    Rick Dangerous 1 + 2
    Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Games I've liked (In order of preference):

    1. Monkey Island 3. Oh I love this game! Too bad number four is 3D and arrow-steered.

    2. Metal Gear Solid (on Playstation). Fun.

    3. Day of The Tentacle

    4. Fallout 1

    5. Grim Fandango (If it had better controls it'd be number 2)

    6. Half-Life

    7. Monkey Island 1

    8. The Longest Journey . It was a good game relative to the other adventures released today. Support little Norway and buy it today!

    8. Leisure Suit Larry 7

    9. Grand Theft Auto 1

    10. Civilization (#1)

    11. Wing Commander 2 (Hey, it's better than any of the sequels)

    12. Can't think of any more


    Games I've really disliked or hated (Mostly because they betrayed their series, or just because they let me down) (in order of dispreference):

    1. King's Quest 8. This "adventure game" just plain made me sick.

    2. Gabriel Knight 3. Same as with all new adventure games, it tried to go 3D and have a completely new controlling system, and that doesn't fit with the genre. It would have been a truly great game if it was standard point-and click 2D.

    3. GTA 2. It didn't have the mafia feel and fun of the first, it was just mindless action. Had somewhat of a sequel feel.

    4. Grim Fandango. This was a good game, but the control system sucked here too. Not as much as in other games though.

    5. Myst. It didn't piss me off like number 1 and 2, but it wasn't a good game.


    Please comment this, I like a good discussion.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RE: hooo

    yes those are good games but these should be on the list too.

    Quake 2
    and youhave to remember that vampire fighting series for old nintendo. Simons quest and so on.

    the rest of the best games in my opinion are already listed.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    First game

    Great :) Now for a new topic. What was the first game you ever played? Did you like it? The first game I played was Sam&Max or Ultima 8 (cant remember).
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Civilization I - for the time and still one of the best and coolest games made. I love that shite.

    Civilization II - It kept the magic alive and added upon it.

    Alpha Centauri - Another gem by Sid Meier.

    Fallout 2 - Only RPG i ever played, and will play unless FO3 comes out.

    Heavy Gear 2 - This game was the shizznat. It was tons better than the first, and the multiplayer was hella fun.

    Sim City 3000 - It added so much to the Sim Cities. I played this game a lot.

    MidTown Madness- This game was also the shizznat. I loved racing around in chicago traffic. It added so much to racing games.
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RE: First game

    First Game - when i was 8 my dad bought me Civilization. I spent 4 years playing that on my MAC SE. It was the best game i ever played, because it had so many options and strategy even though the technology wasnt that powerful.
  9. Silencer

    Silencer Guest

    Here are mine:

    Soldier of Fortune
    Fallout 2
    Perfect Dark
    SWAT 3
    RollerCoaster Tycoon (it's pretty lame, but if you get into it, you get addicted)
    The Sims
    Time Crisis (for PlayStation. Old, but still has the "I'm killing someone, and I like it!" mood.)
    and finally,
    Zelda 64 has its place somewhere.

  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Fallout 1 & 2
    Civilization 1 & 2
    Master of Orion 1 & 2
    The Sims
    Sim Earth (Fascinating as a screen saver)
    Dungeon Keeper 2
    Odium (except for being too linear and the ending was disappointing)
    Imperialism 2
    Phantasy Star series
    Shining Force series
    AeroBiz Supersonic
    Theme Park

    Wasteland (The best.)
    King’s Bounty
    Sid Meier’s Pirates!
    Phantasie series
    Roadwar 2000 (Its sequel Roadwar Europa blew the apocalyptic mood.)
    Almost any wargame by SSI or SSG, but especially SSI’s Gettysburg: The Turning Point.
    2600 AD
    50 Mission Crush
    The Eternal Dagger series
    Shard of Spring & its sequel Demon Winter
    Questron 1 & 2
    Legacy of the Ancients
    Reach for the Stars
    Imperium Galactum
    Rails West!
    War in Russia

    As Rosh put it, "The best games are DOS games.”
  11. Ugly John

    Ugly John So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    RE: First game

    I think i'm in an older class here.
    My first game was Pac-Man.
    My first console game was PONG.
    My first "pc" game was Castle of dr Creep.

    All good games for their time.

    "I'm Ugly and I AM CANADIAN!"
  12. Ugly John

    Ugly John So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    RE: Best Games = old games

    [font size=1" color="#FF0000]LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-00 AT 01:21AM (GMT)[p][font size=1" color="#FF0000]LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-00 AT 00:55 AM (GMT)

    My best games were:

    The bard's tale I, II and III
    Castle of dr Creep
    The first D&D game i got on my Intellevision
    Fallout 1 and 2
    You don't know jack! (all of them they are great)
    Dragon War
    Sim City
    Questron I and II
    Hacker 1 and 2
    Maniac Mansion
    Zak Mc Kraken and the alien mindbender
    Day of the tentacle

    These are pretty much older(very old) games.
    I tend to think that way back when we all had C-64 they couldn't put great graphics in game so they made really great games, and so the best games of all time are now abandonwares!

    "I'm Ugly and I AM CANADIAN!"
  13. Guest

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  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RE: First game

    First computer game I played was the old Star Trek game. Played it at night for hours on the university's Honeywell computer, off an 18" changeable hard drive platter. Didn't have a monitor, it just printed out the results each time you moved or fired. Any time you wanted a map of the quadrant and your position you had to print it out. Jeez that was fun!
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    RE: DOOM owns. (nt)

    [font size=1" color="#FF0000]LAST EDITED ON Dec-04-00 AT 06:44AM (GMT)[p]Here's my (incomplete) list

    Fallout 1&2
    Doom 1&2
    Grim Fandango (I think the controls are waaay better than with a cursor. No more "pixel hunting")
    Carmageddon (Yeah, I know it's bad taste)
    The Sims
    The Need For Speed 2&3
    Wing Commander (I'm not sure if it's 2 or 3)
    Warcraft 2
    Quake 2

    And I'm sure there are lots more, but i can't think of 'em right now.

    I can't remember the first game I played on a computer, but it was on a Commodore 64.

    "Don't worry men, they can't hit us here"
  16. APTYP

    APTYP Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2003
    X-Com 1
    Fallout 1
    Hexen 1

    What I remember and consider THE BEST so far. I probably missed a couple of titles just because I forgot about them.


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  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Fallout & Fallout 2

    the old NHL hockey games on the Genesis (NHL 93-96)

    X-com 1

    Sensible World of Soccer - Still the best soccer game in the world, including all the FIFA's.

    Quake 3 Arena - THE best multiplayer game.

    Dreamweb - anyone played it? Kickass adventure game.

    "Blessed are those who break the rules."
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Doom series
    Air Warrior3 (fun to play OL.Call sign SMITE,squad StarKnights):)
    Nascar 1&2(Papyrus)
    Quake 1-3 (LAN party favs)
    Duke Nukem (Can't get my build editor workin again ...DAMN!)
    Pacific Air War gold edition(old but fun)
    Need for Speed 2
    Star Control 1&2 (Genisis)
    Links LS 98
    Grand Prix Racing 2
    Heretic demo (fun being turned into a chicken then pecking someone to death!)
    Age of Empires series (nuther LAN party fav)
    Delta Force
    War Craft2
    Red Alert (LAN)
    WorldCraft (O.K.not a game but spent many hours using it:))

    First Games ...Combat,Pitfall (on a old Atari consol)
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Questron Rules!

    Good to meet a fellow Questron fan. (I thought most of us were dead.) Oh, and gee thanks for mentioning Bard's Tale. I'd finally gotten those dinky bard's tunes outta my head. ;)

    Did you ever play "Zombies Ate My Neighbors"? It has some take-offs, rip-offs, etc. of Castle of Dr. Creep, Day of the Tentacle, Maniac Mansion and other old games.

    Never finished Dragon Wars. Guess if you say it's that good I'll dig out the old Apple IIc and give it another go.

    I agree with you about old games being the best. Sometimes, though, I wonder if it isn't just nostalgia. ("In my day prices were reasonable, politicians were honest, and children respected their elders. Oh, and computer games were better, too.") Another factor may be that the primitive graphics forced you to use your imagination more. (Kinda like radio shows.) Seems like today's games cater more to voyeurism than roleplaying. ("I wanna see my Sims nekkid, and it'd be really cool to see my character do the nasty in FO3.") Maybe if programmers finally get graphics as good as they can get, they'll get back to work on the other aspects.

    "Never underestimate the power of stupid people acting in large groups."
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    How about best old console games?

    One of the funnest old NES games is River City Ransom. You run around as a short little guy (or two, it could be two player) and punch or kick gangsters and take their money when they die. Then you could buy food to heal or buy books to learn new moves.

    Play it on an emulator and see what it's like.


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