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Postby FACM » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:59 pm UTC

SimTower was probably my favorite non-City Sim game.

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Postby wing » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:35 pm UTC

Belial wrote:This may only apply to me, but Sim Copter is still alive and well in my mind.
I miss that. A lot. A SimCity 4 version would be PURE AND UTTER ROCKWIN.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:52 pm UTC

Wolfenstein 3D. I hear they're coming out with a new one within a year or two.

I'd like to see the Commander Keen series redone. Even the original ones are still worth playing today.
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Postby zombie_monkey » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:28 pm UTC

SimEarth is the awesomest Sim.

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Postby mosc » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:09 pm UTC

Need For Speed: Porshe Unleashed (2000)
Racing games don't generally age well at all. This one certainly has it's annoying issues but at it's core, it's still one of the best examples of a racing game ever. Cool cars that look great? Check. Upgrades galore? You bet. Damage model? Of course. Eat your heart out GT4! Seriously, this game is nothing like the garbage that bears the NFS logo these days. Even the missions are fun and often challenging. I enjoy my GT4 on my PS2 as much as the next guy, but I still hold this game up as the best PC racing game out there, 7 years dated graphics and all.
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Postby nyeguy » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:13 pm UTC

FACM wrote:SimTower was probably my favorite non-City Sim game.


That game was cool, but I sucked at it.
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Postby Mister_Penguin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:17 pm UTC

I really, really want to play System Shock 2, but I don't quite know how to go about acquiring it.

X-Com is buckets of fun. I bought the windows 98 combo pack with the entire series. The first terror mission is a bucket of "OH DEAR GOD!" moments. Nothing like your heavy weapons guy panicking and unloading a full autocannon clip of incindiary ammo into a wall.

@ SecondTalon: Does the patched EXE solve the speed problems on newer systems?
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Postby luminosity » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:20 pm UTC

Mister_Penguin wrote:I really, really want to play System Shock 2, but I don't quite know how to go about acquiring it.


Should be able to find it in a bargain bin.

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Postby luminosity » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:23 pm UTC

I'd have to second homeworld, as well. All about the breathtaking atmosphere.

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Postby saxmaniac1987 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:03 am UTC

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis!
(falls under lucasarts games)

Halo for PC. There's still a large number of people playing online at any given time, even though the game is outdated.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:37 am UTC

saxmaniac1987 wrote:Jezzball.


And on that note, Solitaire.
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Postby Rodan » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:51 am UTC

Chess.

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Postby saxmaniac1987 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:03 am UTC

Rodan wrote:Battle Chess.


Fix'd.

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Postby muteKi » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:16 am UTC

While we're on the subject, Swirl is another good one that won't eat up resources.

Of course, we may as well add Minesweeper too.


I would also recommend, out of the entire King's Quest Series, KQ VI. It's fairly easy to use but has many challenging traps and puzzles, a cool storyline, and the graphics don't look too bad overall (except for the blasted FMV-type sequences). The lip-synching is also pretty impressive.
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Postby Pobega » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:18 am UTC

Minesweeper.

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Postby __Kit » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:23 am UTC

THPS 3, I got it in a cerial box once, I used to play it for hours online at a time after school I was in the top 5 online at the top. Yeah, this is like a couple of years ago, now whenever I play it at a friends they're just like WOW, so probably one of my most favourite games.

Also the only 10/10 on PS according to gamespot, I think.
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Postby Amnesiasoft » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:00 am UTC

Rodan wrote:
Amnesiasoft wrote:Freelancer

That game could get ridiculously hard.

Yes, but it was still awesome. More awesome if you mod the missions to give you 5x pay.

(And I do agree with Grim Fandango.)
(And Monkey Island.)
(And basically all the Lucas Arts adventures)
(And Sim Tower, except when you can't get working elevators past floor 60 for no reason and people spontaneously leave your tower)

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Postby Rodan » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:26 am UTC

__Kit wrote:Also the only 10/10 on PS according to gamespot, I think.

I believe it is a 10/10, yeah. Never played it though.
Yes, but it was still awesome. More awesome if you mod the missions to give you 5x pay.

I eventually got fed up with one mission that I HAD to finish before I went anywhere else and haven't played it since. Was a lot of fun though.
(And Sim Tower, except when you can't get working elevators past floor 60 for no reason and people spontaneously leave your tower)

*never got anywhere near that far, ever.* :(

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:21 am UTC

Mister_Penguin wrote:@ SecondTalon: Does the patched EXE solve the speed problems on newer systems?


Using it, I've never noticed any speed problems, either too fast or too slow.
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Postby Bondolon » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:31 am UTC

I know a couple of people mentioned it, but JAY-SUS:

StarCraft. (/s/ /t/ /a/ /r/ /k/ /r/ /ae/ /f/ /t/). This game has the best balance, the best maps, and the best units of any game EVAR MAED. A game with any of the three factions is based solely on skill, and literally none of the factions have an advantage over any other. I know it gets downplayed, due to the popularity in Korea, but it's a freaking brilliant game. With Brood Wars, the balance is taken to monumental levels, such that unbalance is almost impossible. Replayability + Balance + Challenge + Skill + Fun = Awexome game. It's great, no matter which way you look at it (unless, again, you look at it from the Oh me yarm ITS SOOOOOO POPULAR THER4 it must suck angle, which means that, for you, counterculture = omgtruth, as being an anti-normalist means you are privy to special knowledge, regardless of the fact that counterculture almost always ends up being just another culture), and it has the extendability of any board game.

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Postby German Sausage » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

ummm.
Worms Armageddon. 1999.
what an end to a millennium...
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Postby schumi_girl » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:35 pm UTC

Am going to agree with the majority here and say Monkey Island is the best series EVER.

I remember playing it, ten years or so ago, with an insane amount of floppy disks. Now I can play them all on one CD..ah the age of technology...

Oh also, I just cannot resist the Kings Quest series. Anyone else back this up?


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Postby zed0 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:11 pm UTC

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Also yes to Grim Fandango and Neverwinter Nights

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Postby 2DMan » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:36 pm UTC

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I still need to play that game. I've meant to pick it up for ages.
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Postby heXiuM » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:00 pm UTC

mosc wrote:Need For Speed: Porshe Unleashed (2000)
Seconded! That, and NFS 2 as well, still very playable. Other than those -- Half Life, Counter Strike (1.6), Max Payne, Minesweeper, and Pac Man.
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Postby Toeofdoom » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:06 pm UTC

German Sausage wrote:ummm.
Worms Armageddon. 1999.
what an end to a millennium...


I agree with this completely. I also add to the list of awesome old games:

Them super mario games, 1 2 and 3 or whatever. And the sonic games, 1-3

Also, Unreal tournament. That game will always be awesome.
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Postby nyeguy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

A lot of arcade games aged pretty well, for example Pacman or Donkey Kong.

German Sausage wrote:ummm.
Worms Armageddon. 1999.
what an end to a millennium...


I have played this game so many times with my friends.
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Postby Rasputin » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:51 pm UTC

Aged well, and it's my favorite game: Counter-Strike. 4 years of that, and I still have loads of fun every time I play, competitively or just messing around.
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Postby ApologyOfWar » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:22 pm UTC

still playing quake3

and i was playing diablo2 but they started a new ladder bored to start from 0

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Postby Rasputin » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:26 pm UTC

ApologyOfWar wrote:still playing quake3

and i was playing diablo2 but they started a new ladder bored to start from 0


Diablo 2 is a great game, but every time I tried to get back into it, I'd play for a couple hours, then the server would always crash and I'd lose my progress. Needless to say I haven't picked up that game in a loooooong time.
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fallout

Postby emnem? mmm » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:20 pm UTC

if you played fallout 1 or 2 and liked it but had problems with the engine.. (which is sounds like that's the prevailing "ehh-ness")

bethesda is making fallout 3 and they've changed it up a bit.

trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxSdbSNckTQ (not sure if link still works... @ work and they block youtube... if it is broken, just google it.)

also, game informer's july issue featured fallout 3 and they discussed they ways that the gameplay will be different, etc.

i recommend you check it out.

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Postby ApologyOfWar » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:32 pm UTC

fallout one of the best game ever created i will remake 1 and 2 before the 3 get out :)

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Postby fjafjan » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:15 pm UTC

Grim Fandango certainly

Half life, perhaps evne more than half life which I still think is an excellent game is Counter strike.

Starcraft, incredibly game

Baldurs Gate, 1 and 2, I love them both to bits. NWN engine is the one that drives me nuts, I can't stand that. BG is perfectly acceptable.

I think tetris is still an awesome game.

I am pretty sure KotOR (Knights of the old republic) is older than five years and after just finishing it, it's a quality product.

Diablo 1 & to a lesser extent 2, good games, the second is more popular but frankly I prefer the first since it has far more atmosphere and much less grind.
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:21 pm UTC

Knights of the old republic release - Microsoft's Xbox on July 15, 2003; Microsoft Windows on November 19, 2003.

Dates from Wikipedia. So, give it another year.


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Postby Insignificant Deifaction » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:08 pm UTC

Freelancer is eligible?

I'm putting my money on Freelancer my good man!

I'm sorry, but Mike Horrigan, Callsign: Moose has nothing on Trent.
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Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:42 pm UTC

Insignificant Deification wrote:Freelancer is eligible?

I'm putting my money on Freelancer my good man!

I'm sorry, but Mike Horrigan, Callsign: Moose has nothing on Trent.

Hmm...I guess it isn't, I thought it was released earlier than 2003. Give it about 6 months and it will be though :P

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Postby Ttwitchh » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:57 pm UTC

Diablo II, i must agree, is amazing. I'll always go back to it and play it. And I'm pretty sure I'm about to buy my third copy of it. I keep losing one disc, then having to rebuy the whole thing...
I also really am in love with Heretic II. The first heretic was really popular, i thought, up there with doom and quake and all, but Heretic II never really caught on. There are about 20 people now that play it... You should too.

Pick up a copy. 'Swonderful. 3D bladefights and all. Can't believe it's so old...

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Postby Naibas » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:22 am UTC

Mister_Penguin wrote:I really, really want to play System Shock 2, but I don't quite know how to go about acquiring it.


I don't think new copies are being sold anywhere, so that probably means buying it from someplace like ebay is probably best. *cough* bittorrent *cough*


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