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#1 psychoswan



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Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

Remember when no one really had game systems and computers rocked?
My favorite game of all time is to this day Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2.
That game rocks like no other.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:07 PM

Does Vendetta Online count? I played it years ago when I didn't have a modded Xbox...
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:14 PM

Umm... Does the old version of runescape count? I used to play that when I was about 7 or 8. Before I got the GameCube. It had the suckiest graphics of all time, though. Of course, it was only 2001.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:16 PM

Best game ever.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:21 PM

I replied on NHQ, but I know some folks here don't go there, and I wouldn't want them to miss out on my nostalgic drivel, or the chance to see how ancient I am! So here is my reply, re-printed (with permission from myself) from NHQ for the NH community:

Although I had a game system since the mid 80's, I still played a lot of PC games back then - and for quite some time afterward!

I spent many happy hours on the following games:

Bugs Bunny's Cartoon Workshop
SimCity (the original)
Sid Meier's Civilization
Tie Fighter
Dark Forces
Jedi Knight
Warcraft 2
Wolfenstein 3D
Duke Nukem 3D

I could go on...

But if you want to go really old school, and still technically "computer" games rather than console, we had an old TI-99/4A computer system that we got for Christmas back in '81, when I was 3. (Man, I'm feeling old right now!) That thing had some great games that I still love to play (via an emulator and LEGAL ROMs)!

The best would be Parsec and Tunnels of Doom (One of the earlier graphical RPGs, and a great game for its time - you can read about it at Wikipedia by clicking right here. The Wiki page even includes a link to the free emulator "Classic99", which includes completely legal, licensed ROMs of many TI-99 cartridges!).

Of course, it was only 2001.

Wow, way to make me feel even older there Bomberman!

Edited by Ambience 327, 13 May 2008 - 04:23 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:41 PM

Pirates! GOLD (started playing this on Commodore 64)
X-Com: UFO Defense
Dark Forces (had TONS of fanmade content)
I played quite a few games in the Kyrandia series
Flight Simulator 5.01 for MSDOS
Heroes of Might and Magic (can't remember which one)
Mechwarrior 2
Battletech (The online multiplayer one released for free by AOL back in 1995)

We had a pretty wide selection of NES titles as well. But I mostly played
Blaster Master
Super Mario Brothers 3

Edited by CaptainSlug, 13 May 2008 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:41 PM

Heroes of Might and Magic was the shit.

My family also had an NES and I can remember playing games like Battle Toads, The Legend of Zelda, and of course Duckhunt.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:54 PM

I'm a huge fan of point and click adventure games from the early days of lucas arts.

The Sam and Max Series
Maniac Mansion
Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island 1-3

and the best of them all, Grim Fandango.

I miss the irreverent humor in games these days.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:59 PM

DOOM. I love that game.I can't get my computer version to work (I didn't really try very hard) but I have DOOM for Super Nintendo and DOOM 2 for gameboy advance, which I can use in my gamecube's gameboy player to play it on the TV. I always like in that game how your gun's clips are apparently infinitely large, and you can fire off all of your ammo without reloading. Like taking a pistol with 100 bullets and firing it for a straight minute, without ever having to replace the clip. I also like all the different sounds the enemies make when they die.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:59 PM

Oh boy...

I guess my favourite has got to be Dungeon Keeper 2. I LOVED that game when I was in grade two, I remember my friends and I talking about it every waking moment of the day. I put it back on the computer a few months ago and beat it a couple times, but it screws up after a little while.

Another good Bullfrog (That's the company) game was Theme Hospital. You have to build a hospital (which is VERY British) and manage the thing until you complete all of the objectives.

Those and the old Maxis games. Sim Copter, Sim City 2000, Streets Of Sim City and Sim Safari were fucking addictive.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:07 PM

There was this old computer racing game. I have no idea what it's called but I remember how unique it was. I never played the game though. I bought the game but my computer didnt want to play it (it was my first computer). The thing that made the game special was that you could morph the shape of the car. The cars were like ferraris type cars, exotic type stuff. This was around the Xbox, gamecube, PS2 era. Can anyone help me?
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:13 PM

And anything with the words "Duke" and "Nukem" in it.

Edited by Philote, 13 May 2008 - 05:15 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:17 PM

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:28 PM

Mechwarrior 2 and Sonic CD were the best! I vividly remember playing them on our shiny new Windows 98 computer, even though I was only 6. In fact, I still have that computer, and I just recently popped Mechwarrior in a few weeks ago.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:35 PM

Roller coaster tycoon series, starcraft, wc2 and 3, star wars rogue squadron.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

IM not that old, so NHL 1999. (hockey)
I played that game every waking second.
I PWNED at it. I started winning like 19-2 on the hardest difficulty.
A little more recent Runsecape and Battlefield 1942
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:49 PM

I used to love to play Oregon Trail and Crystal Quest on the family mac.

Once I had a more modern computer most of my time was spent on Warcraft II and Starcraft, with a healthy dose of TIE fighter on the side.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:57 PM

Mega Racer (does anyone remember that one!?)
Duke Nukem 3D
Alein Vs. Predator 2(favorite game of ALL TIME!!))
MechWarrior 4 vengance

Good times, Good times :D

Edited by Predalien_Ro, 13 May 2008 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:11 PM

Starcraft. Hopefully the sequel will be out by this summer!
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:24 PM

Tom Clancey's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
SWAT 4 and SWAT 4 : The Stetchkov Syndicate (not as old, but whatever)
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix
Civilization II
Freespace 2
Quake III
Wolfenstein 3D (It's on a floppy disk! (not one of the actually floppy floppies, but a floppy disk nonetheless!))
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:39 PM

Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast 2 and Jedi Academy. And Battlefield 1942. We used to always play that with all our friends. :D
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:45 PM

We must not forget C&C. I own them all.

I played a lot of the others mentioned. Here's one that is little known: EarthSiege.

It's a lot like MechWarrior. It was made by Sierra. I sold the expansion to some guy.

I wonder whatever happened to Duke Nukem. The last one I touched was DN 3D.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:47 PM

Mechwarrior series, Freespace series, X-Wing series

'Nuff said. I'm a joystick fan.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:52 PM

Starcraft, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Metal Slug.

Boy, I was so excited when we first got our PS1. Now I look back and see how bad the graphics were. There were so many glitches in those games. I remember spending many happy hours playing CTR and the original DDR.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:13 PM

X-Wing Series, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Command & Conquer
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