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    The BEST PC games of all time

    System Shock 2
    Deus Ex
    Halflife
    Far Cry
    Max Payne

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    Sim City 4

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    Quote Originally posted by OpenPress.Com
    System Shock 2
    Deus Ex
    Halflife
    Far Cry
    Max Payne

    Hello world!

    Max
    Cool!!! A gaming thread!!!!
    Halflife's a great shooter (I might add Grand theft auto III). I think the best strategy titles out there are:
    Civilization 1,2, and 3
    Railroad Tycoon 1, 2, and 3
    Empire Earth
    Gettysburg
    Settlers series

    best puzzle games
    Myst, Riven and Exile series
    Atlantis 1 and 2
    (theyre old but still great) King Quest series
    CSI 1 and 2
    Oregon Trail 1, 2, 3, 4

    Simulation games:
    F-16 Falcon
    Simcity series
    The Sims (and all the expansion packs of course)

    Speaking of the Sims I think the much awaited Sims 2 comes out next Friday Sept. 17. I hope to be able to make a millionaire mad scientist again.
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    I don't play computer games....but I had a secretery once...and you would swear it would be Solitaire.
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    Hmmmm....

    I'm currently playing DOOM 3 and enjoying that mindless exercise.....very good storyline and great graphics....but my favorites are the oldies....

    Bards Tale
    Castle Wolfenstein
    Elite Gunship
    Duke Nukem
    Redneck Rampage was funny.....Geet off my lannd!!!
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    PC? Hmmm.
    Oregon Trail
    Doom
    Sim City
    Phantasmagoria
    Myst, Riven, Exile, Uru
    Flight Simulator

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    Warcraft
    Everquest

    ...and similar type games.

    Does anyone remember the name of the reality subscription-based game that was out a few years ago where you would play in real time, get e-mails and phone calls about the game as things progressed?
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    Quote Originally posted by GeogPlanner
    Does anyone remember the name of the reality subscription-based game that was out a few years ago where you would play in real time, get e-mails and phone calls about the game as things progressed?
    Guessing....Ultima?

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    No...not Ulitma...I don't think it lasted too long. It started to freak me out so I stopped playing because you never knew when you were playing the game sometimes...

    Also...was it Warcraft that had the little worker guys that when you gave them a task would say "OK" "Yes Master" and so on? I can't remember what game did that...it was sometime around 1998 this game that I'm thinking about was out. You would mine gold and you would build armories and castles and as time progressed you would amass a larger population...I can't remember what that was.
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    Quote Originally posted by GeogPlanner
    Also...was it Warcraft that had the little worker guys that when you gave them a task would say "OK" "Yes Master" and so on? I can't remember what game did that...it was sometime around 1998 this game that I'm thinking about was out. You would mine gold and you would build armories and castles and as time progressed you would amass a larger population...I can't remember what that was.
    That would be Warcraft. Had some of the best sounds around - serfs said 'yes m'lord' the dwarves said 'Aye laddie', the wizards said something like 'you require my assistance?' Warcraft 1 and 2 were great real-time games but for some reason Warcraft 3, even though having superior graphics just didn't cpature the playability as well.
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    Anyone ever play the original X-Com game? It had a good combination of strategy and action.

    Warcraft - was fun, the sound bites were great
    Everquest - played the single player intro, but I refuse paying to play online
    Civilization(s)- These are great games.
    Redneck Rampage - this games was funny too. Booze restored your health, along with other fun affects
    Halflife - I want to check out part 2 when it is released.
    Sim City
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    Gee this is tough...
    FPS/RPG:
    -System Shock 1 and 2! (1 while having doom 1 graphics scares the sh*t out of you!)
    -Deus ex (1, 2 sucks big time!)
    - Quake 1... in a dark room with headphones...
    - GTA3 and Vice city...I mean come on who doesn't like to go on an urban rampage or randomly slaughtering pedestrians now and then

    Simulators:
    -Sim City 4 (beats the crap out of the predecesors)
    -Flight simulator 2004...(same as above)

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    I'd have to go with the following (in no particular order):

    Sim City (started with original and they keep getting better)
    Pharaoh/Cleopatra
    Emperor
    Civ (all versions)
    Ceasar (started with II)

    It's hard to decide which is best . . .

    I do play others - it just depends on my mood.

    Now my husband's list would look more like this:

    Wolfenstein
    Airplane simulators
    Poker
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    Doom, Duke Nukem, Alien vs Predator, Space Quest 3 (old skool), Rise of the Triad, and the Diablo series were some of my favorites.

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    Other than the originals.....Space Invaders and Pong (first installed in the Toledo area in an old Perrysburg bar, Dixie Electric, mid-70's).....the only PC game this Bear has ever played has been Civilization.

    Hopelessly addicted to Civ II. Genghis Bear rules. It's on my lap top, too, and will go with me to University of Michigan Hospital for the month or so I'm in for the bone marrow transplant.

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    Quote Originally posted by GeogPlanner
    Warcraft
    Everquest

    ...and similar type games.

    Does anyone remember the name of the reality subscription-based game that was out a few years ago where you would play in real time, get e-mails and phone calls about the game as things progressed?

    Asherons Call was a major online game similar to Ultima, but much better (I hear)
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    Old School:Ah - the hours I spent in middle school, playing Dark Castle on my dad's mac. What I wouldn't give to find a current version to play on windows!

    New School: Sim City

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    Quote Originally posted by Downtown
    Old School:Ah - the hours I spent in middle school, playing Dark Castle on my dad's mac. What I wouldn't give to find a current version to play on windows!
    Ask and ye shall receive. http://www.zsculpt.com/website/games...rkcastle3.html It is a new game though, still mac though I think.

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    Quote Originally posted by ludes98
    Ask and ye shall receive. http://www.zsculpt.com/website/games...rkcastle3.html It is a new game though, still mac though I think.
    i shall heap thee with praise once i get it to work.

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