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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#61  Postby Macroinvertebrate » Jan 24, 2012 8:11 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote: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.


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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#62  Postby Matt H » Jan 27, 2012 1:04 am

I guess classic means anything before 2000? There's been so many great games made since then which I can't fit in here, so I'll stick to stuff made in the last millenium.

TIE Fighter: Collector's CD

First and so far best game I've played where you are the bad guy. The definitive version is the one which keeps the DOS client and iMUSE soundtrack, and adds in all the expansion packs and ups the resolution of all the graphics. Also has some damn fine voice acting. The missions are amazing, they might start with run-of-the-mill stuff where you have to inspect freight traffic in a clunky old TIE Fighter, but objectives change quite dramatically as you go. The story has plenty of twists and turns.

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Felt like a proper new addition to the Star Wars saga, FMV cutscenes and diverse environments, and lightsaber combat! One of the best FPS.

Planescape Torment

Combat is horrible, but everything else is brilliant. Probably the best writing I've seen in an RPG (thanks to maestro Chris Avellone), and you can choose what type of character you want to be - noble, asshole, whatever you want, you basically wake up as a living corpse and have to piece everything together as you go. You can buy it from GOG.com, and there's a mod guide which will help you set it up in spiffy high-resolution.

I'm a Tex Murphy fan too, UAKM was very good but The Pandora Directive was my favourite. You can get those games from GOG.com as well.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#63  Postby quixotecoyote » Jan 27, 2012 1:43 am

Matt H wrote:4

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Felt like a proper new addition to the Star Wars saga, FMV cutscenes and diverse environments, and lightsaber combat! One of the best FPS.

Planescape Torment

Combat is horrible, but everything else is brilliant. Probably the best writing I've seen in an RPG (thanks to maestro Chris Avellone), and you can choose what type of character you want to be - noble, asshole, whatever you want, you basically wake up as a living corpse and have to piece everything together as you go. You can buy it from GOG.com, and there's a mod guide which will help you set it up in spiffy high-resolution.

I'm a Tex Murphy fan too, UAKM was very good but The Pandora Directive was my favourite. You can get those games from GOG.com as well.


I'm with you on Jedi Knight, but I found Planescape to be a chore. It had great writing, and I could see the plot could be interesting, but it was just the wrong kind of game to be shoehorned into a D&D playstyle. It should have been an adventure game, or at least not have so many unnecessary rpg components, IMHO.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#64  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jan 27, 2012 4:33 am

Matt H wrote:
I'm a Tex Murphy fan too, UAKM was very good but The Pandora Directive was my favourite. You can get those games from GOG.com as well.

Never heard about The Pandora Directive. I was always curious about Martian Memorandum, since it's mentioned quite a bit in UAKM. Was just checking out GOG.com...makes me wish I still had a PC, I'd be dropping a chunk of change there!
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#65  Postby Nostalgia » Jan 27, 2012 2:20 pm

You could do some amazing things in Jedi Kight 2 with your Force powers. Pull the guns from half a dozen stormtroopers' hands, make them fly into the air, jump up and chop one or two of them into two then run around finishing the others before they get back to their feet.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#66  Postby Tbickle » Jan 27, 2012 2:53 pm

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Oh yes, this!

It's crazy watching that again! I remember when I first played, how amazed I was at the graphics. I was obsessed when I first got that game.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#67  Postby Nostalgia » Jan 27, 2012 7:43 pm

Not sure if these have been posted yet.

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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#68  Postby Tbickle » Jan 27, 2012 9:17 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5azQdQR35E[/youtube]

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