Recommend Me Some Old Games

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

  1. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I'm slowly building an urge to buy some old games again. What I'm looking for are games that have stood the test of time -- games that have been around for years and still have an active cult of devotees.

    Examples of titles I already own: Fallout ( :roll: ), Torment, Arcanum, Bloodlines, Jagged Alliance 2, Gothic, and a bunch of others. I don't really have a preference about genre or setting if the game is superb. I've heard Thief is a good series, for instance. Any other ideas? I'm probably going to spend 40-50 USD for three titles.
     
  2. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    Battlezone 1
    Mechwarrior 2
    Interstate 76
     
  3. Zag

    Zag First time out of the vault

    26
    Jul 6, 2011
    Age of Mythology, Titans expansion. Old game and one I still enjoy.
     
  4. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Along with Age of Mithology + Titans expansion, try Rise of Nations + Thrones & Patriots expansion. Awesome game, finished re-re-playing it a few days ago. Now I'm re-playing Rise of Nations 2: Rise of Legends, and it's damn cool as well.
     
  5. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Go grab Disciples and Disciples 2 Gold editions, both great games.
     
  6. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Dungeon Keeper.
     
  7. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Empire Earth (especially the first), real cheap off GOG. Age of Empires-style RTS, but you go from cavemen with clubs to laser tanks and huge robots.
     
  8. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    The Settlers II, Blue Byte.
    Even the remake developed by Ubisoft in 2006 is great.
     
  9. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
     
  10. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Masters of Orion. Rise of Legends. Descent.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  11. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    Descent I, II, III
    Myth
    Myth II
    TES: Morrowind (not that old)
    Space Quest (all of them)
    Syberia I & II
    Lands of Lore
    Port Royale
     
  12. James Snowscoran

    James Snowscoran Still Mildly Glowing

    218
    Jun 1, 2011
    MoO 2, XCOM: UFO Defense, Baldur's Gate 1+2. Should all be on gog.com.

    Seriously, just browse the top rated gog games and you're bound to find several gems.

    As a comment to some above posts, I'd sooner pick Age of Empires II than Age of Mythology.
     
  13. ramessesjones

    ramessesjones It Wandered In From the Wastes

    194
    Oct 27, 2010
    Complete Ultima VII w/Serpent Isle.
     
  14. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

    164
    Nov 15, 2010
    agreed, also Star Control 2, Master of Orion, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Xcom UFO defense, Tie Fighter, System Shock 2, Pretty much any RPG from Bioware. thats all that pops off my head
     
  15. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Deus Ex
    Jedi Knight Outcast
    Jedi Academy
    Star Trek Voyager Elite Force 1/2
    The Longest Journey
    Full Throttle
    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
    Day of the Tentacle
    Wing Commander (any of them, and Privateer)
    Tron 2.0
    Aliens VS Predator 2 (don't bother with the expansion packs)
    Duke Nukem 3D (with High Definition Pack)
    No One Lives Forever 1/2
     
  16. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    System Shock and System Shock 2 are good if you haven't played them before.
     
  17. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Empire Earth - the 1st game.

    I use to have epic battles with Empire Earth - with up 50,000+ enemy units destroyed. What I liked about it was I could set up these elaborate defenses - rows of towers, artillery, mortar men, planes, tanks, then go to bed and allow the game to play itself. The enemy AI was relentless - but retarded. My killer move was to drop 100 nukes onto the enemy cities with these long conveys of bombers and watch the screen light up white. :P
     
  18. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Outcast. A very atmospheric, underrated game. Give it a try - it's up on GoG too I believe.

     
  19. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

    164
    Nov 15, 2010
    Also forgot to mention Alpha Centauri and Total Annihilation, both where great.