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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#41  Postby Sovereign » Nov 17, 2011 5:02 am

I never played Frontier but you guys talking about sime remonded me of Aces Over Europe and Aces Over The Pacific. I loved those two games. They taught me what CAP stood for.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#42  Postby Nostalgia » Jan 23, 2012 10:09 am

I think I've mentioned it before but I've been playing a lot of Star Trek: Birth of the Federation recently. I downloaded the Ultimate Dominion Mod from here which is excellent. It changes the Ferengi into the Dominion. Adds loads of ships and makes the map huge. The only fiddling about I had to do was change the zoom so I wasn't overwhelmed by visual information but that website has downloadable mod tools which makes that a piece of piss. It's totally reinvigorated an old game.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#43  Postby Garm » Jan 23, 2012 10:22 am

[*] Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis
[*] Day Of The Tentacle
[*] UFO - Enemy Unknown and its sequel X-Com - Terror From The Deep
[*] Sim City 2000
[*] Starcraft
[*] Warcraft I, II and III
[*] Civilisation II
[*] TIE Fighter

Ah, good times. :pc:
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#44  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jan 23, 2012 10:27 am

hoopy frood wrote:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL2T4Yn2Tq8[/youtube]

:grin: Byron Rebsen passes it to Bryan Goggs.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#45  Postby Garm » Jan 23, 2012 10:33 am

I'm With Stupid wrote::grin: Byron Rebsen passes it to Bryan Goggs.

I remember that in FIFA International Soccer (1993), most player names were largely made up, but some of them were taken from people who actually existed. For example, there was a New Zealand striker with the name of Peter North, which I highly doubt was a coincidence. :grin:
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#46  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 23, 2012 10:47 am

Glad someone (Matt) put up Civilization, but it should have been the first one:

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#47  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 23, 2012 10:55 am

Matthew Shute wrote:
quixotecoyote wrote:
Matthew Shute wrote::this: The first two are Spectrum games, but I can play them on PC with an emulator. Pirates was Amiga, also emulated on PC. Sort of cheating, I know.


Have you played the new Pirates?

Except for the sneaking game, it's almost a perfect modern update.


No, that's one I missed. I've heard others say how good it was.

Another classic PC game I forgot to mention:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B1cz3kIWq4[/youtube]

...along with the Throne of Bhaal expansion, in which you could ultimately choose between deicide (killing Bhaal) and apotheosis (for your character). :grin:


With the unforgettable line that has so often come up in random conversations since:

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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#48  Postby Nostalgia » Jan 23, 2012 11:00 am

I'm sure there was talk of a Baldur's Gate movie a while back... :think:
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#49  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 23, 2012 11:00 am

Sovereign wrote:Here's another one that took much time away from me.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bQ-WsquMwE[/youtube]



Gods yes! I used to love the very beginning stages of the game, running round clubbing antelopes, and trying to lure crocodiles back to the town centre. I always loved the most ancient world parts of these games, but they are always so brief.

There was a good mod for Civ4 that extended the gameplay of the prehistoric era to nearly the length of a typical era - perfect!
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#50  Postby Bribase » Jan 23, 2012 7:58 pm

matt8819 wrote:I never played many of the old school pc games, but I have a soft spot for some good ol Tribes
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qY8s7X-f30[/youtube]


Did you check out Tribes: Ascend, Matt? I'm on the Beta and I'm really enjoying the sense of movement and class mechanics.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#51  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 23, 2012 8:07 pm

I'm pleased as punch to be the first to mention Under A Killing Moon. I'm not sure if it's technically a good game, but it was freakin' hilarious.

I could never get into Wing Commander, but Privateer was the shit!

Also:
Wolfenstein 3D (first and best FPS IMHO)
Sim City
Sim City 2000
Duke Nukem 3D
Heretic

Oh shit, almost forgot: Descent! Damn that game rocked!
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#52  Postby Aern Rakesh » Jan 23, 2012 8:16 pm

All the Myst games. Okay they started with Macs, but they ended up PC games. They never even made Uru for the Mac.

Myst:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kDzGSxU1-o[/youtube]

Riven
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgqunnw_Lm0[/youtube]

Myst 3: Exile
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAShllUlEK0[/youtube]

Uru: complete Chronicles
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZkOX7SKiqk[/youtube]

Myst IV: Revelation
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eel74dZY3Ug[/youtube]

Myst V: End of Ages
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ri4j_LUQi0[/youtube]
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#53  Postby orpheus » Jan 23, 2012 10:35 pm

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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#54  Postby Sonoran Lion » Jan 23, 2012 10:43 pm

I remember I enjoyed playing Rogue when I was about 5 or 6 years old. Apparently at family gatherings I would attract attention while playing it because I could get to higher levels than my much older family members.

The only other classic PC game I ever had was Sim City 2000. I enjoyed that one, too. The only problem was that I could only play it over the summer when my mother was allowed to bring a computer home from her work for the summer (she was a teacher).
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#55  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 23, 2012 10:56 pm

Oh yes, Police Quest 3 anyone? Wish I could find a picture of that crazy man in the park :(
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#56  Postby Macroinvertebrate » Jan 24, 2012 4:17 am

Shadow of the Beast (Amiga exclusive I believe)
Death In The Caribbean
Choplifter
Ninja (I think that's what it was called, not sure exactly)
Leisure Suit Larry
Karateka
Wizardry (really miss this one!)
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#57  Postby Grimstad » Jan 24, 2012 2:26 pm

"Sam and Max Hit the Road". That and Starship Titanic had me LMAO.

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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#58  Postby Sovereign » Jan 24, 2012 5:49 pm

Macroinvertebrate wrote:Shadow of the Beast (Amiga exclusive I believe)
Death In The Caribbean
Choplifter
Ninja (I think that's what it was called, not sure exactly)
Leisure Suit Larry
Karateka
Wizardry (really miss this one!)


Lol! my mom got mad at me when I was a kid and I tried to get Leisure Suit Larry. She then scolded the store clerk for having that game in the store.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#59  Postby Banzai! » Jan 24, 2012 6:06 pm

the first Half Life rocked
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#60  Postby Nostalgia » Jan 24, 2012 7:09 pm

Both Half-Lifes are amazing.

The first one was revolutionary. It was the start AFAIK of the "thinking-shooter" genre. Also the fact that your character, Gordon Freeman is a scientist was awesome. He wasn't an action hero, just a theoretical physicist in the wrong place at the wrong time. At the start he doesn't even have any guns IIRC, only his trusty spanner! The second Half-Life I felt had an amazing back story. The fight of humans to regain their freedom from the alien overlords whilst the Earth's ecosystem was being destroyed and taken over by hostile invasive species grabbed hold of me like no other game has.

I would love to see these games turned into movies. But Valve have said they would be unwilling to sell the story rights. So the only way that'll happen is if they do it themselves. Which in the long run would probably be a very good thing.
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