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Old 9th February 2011, 00:14     #1
Vrtigo
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Your top ten games

what are your top ten games of all time? OF ALL TIME!? and why?

heres mine:


10: Civilization 4
leonard nimoy! o;! even tho civ 5 is has succeeded it, 4 was where i had my civ memories. so many good times. the music is beautiful. the layered sounds of the world. the graphical details. just a great experience.

9: Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery
gorgeous, historical, city builder of epic epic proportions. love it love it love it. can suck a whole weekend easily, if not an entire week.

8: Racedriver: GRiD
not the most realistic racing game (GTR2 should get an honourable mention here as a possible replacement if im after absolute realism), but its still a solid and absolutely enjoyable experience. gorgeous scenery, the controls are fine tuned to perfection, and the roar of the engines.. nothing beats piloting the mazda 787b around the otukama grand circuit.

7: Amnesia: The Dark Descent
ive only just played this game, but already its one of my favourites of all time. i love scary games - i waited with baited breath for doom 3, which turned out to be average in the scariness department. this game not only gives you no weapons, very little health, and even a limited supply of sanity, but has a way of making you feel like your very life is on the line around every corner - and yet, unlike doom 3, its not predictable, and it scared the hell out of me. very very good.

6: Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin
the best and most realistic war strategy game ever made. brilliant turn based WW2 fun. basic graphics, but makes up for it by simulating just about everything about a battlefield.

5: Team Fortress 2
over 500 hours played - nuff said. great mindless quake-like action, but its the humor and characters that made me come back to it countless times. having sandvich picnics in the sewers with the enemy, or arguements in voice binds with teammates, so many crack up moments.

4: League of Legends
been playing this now for 4 months or so - mad game. basicly DOTA, but standalone as its own game, free to play, and with a large player base. can play solo on a random team, or premade teams with mates. i cant stop playing this one, its my bread and butter.

3: Quakeworld
what needs to be said? i spent more time playing this game than any other. literally years and years. the perfect deathmatch fps, and clan arena on games.gen.nz was pretty much my teenage life, after prosper that is..

2: STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
as atmospherics and the ability to make you think you are actually in the game world go, this game cant be beaten. the first time i was sent to the agroprom institute - bare concrete walls, no (or broken) windows, rusted bars, no lighting - while a thunderstorm rages on and flashes through the windows was one of those moments where i actually had to sit back and think wow, this is what its like to be here. not many games can do that. also scary as hell.

1: Myst 3: Exile
an immense, absorbing, mind bending game, i wish there were more like this. an absolute masterpiece.
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Old 9th February 2011, 01:02     #2
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I could never order them. Not wanting to pick anything newish (aka hype based), I fondly remember enjoying the living fuck out of the following games

- Doom series
7 years playing at least once a day.. made some maps with DEU as well wee. Never lost a DM Duel as far as I can remember too.

- Quakeworld.
Just epic times. I hanged out on the game.net.nz CA server and xtra FFA/duel server.. wasn't anything too great but oh the fun

- Disgaea series.
ok I discovered this series about 2 years ago so its newish, but I got addicted enough to grind 25 characters to lvl 9999 in d3.

- Baldur's Gate 2
Robe and wizzard hat simply spawned on you when you fired this up.. was just soo easy to get into and a lot of fun.. except when I made my paladin evil for kicks and lost my powers grr.

- Indy 500
dos version, sucked crashing on lap 198. Qualifying first and trying to create a huge pile up at the start of the race (to save the reply <3) was a great source of amusement too.

- Diablo 2
Ownage, I spent countless weekends co-oping with hardcore charcters and having them die in the most insane way lvl 70+

- Chrono Trigger
First JRPG I could stand.

- Stunts
building insane maps and specific physics bugging crash maps. was win!

- Ninja Gaiden master system version.
My friend actually owned this game, borrowed it for 3 year, played it to death. Win

Ok so its 9, meh. There are a few current games I think will make it onto my all time list (demon's souls for sure.. bleeding from ass), but time will tell.
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Old 9th February 2011, 01:48     #3
Ajax
Architeuthis
 
CBF with comments but here's my ten in order:

10. Maniac Mansion
9. Smash TV (arcade)
8. Sam N Max Hit The Road
7. Syndicate (PC)
6. Ultima VII + expansions
5. Gauntlet (4-player arcade cabinet)
4. Battlefield 1942
3. Street Fighter II (arcade)
2. Quake (vanilla)
1. Star Control II
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Old 9th February 2011, 07:33     #4
wugambino
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In terms of time played and good times

Quake Series
TF2
Doom Series
System Shock 2
Half Life Series
Zeliard
Kings Quest III
Gryzor
Leisure Suit Larry

And a tie between Frank Bruno's knock out and Commando on the C64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrQuR1LHAVI

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Old 9th February 2011, 08:54     #5
orpheus
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Quote:
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Leisure Suit Larry
the original right man ? there can be only one
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:04     #6
orpheus
Jedi Knight
 
in no particular order based purely on enjoyment (and addiction):



Battlefield 1942 - Wake Island demo says it all really.

Deus Ex - Whats not to like about Deus Ex!

Quake 2 - SP & MP, I was a late starter when it came to quake

Quake 3 Areana - Multiplayer was the shit.

Team Foretress 2 - MEDEEEECC!!!

Leisure Suit Larry in the land of the lounge Lizards - Ken Sent me. First game i ever played on a PC (286)

Leisure Suit Larry 2 - getting off that damn cruise ship made my brain hurt.

Mafia - probably the best single player game ive ever played due to a great story. Good times.

Tomb Raider - the original on PSX. Mmmm Lara. Mmmm pixelated boobies.

Modern Warfare 2 - I know i Know, but I never played the original Modern Warfare so i really enjoy(ed) this
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Old 9th February 2011, 09:22     #7
wazza
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in no order

California Games (C64)
Giana Sisters (C64)
Leisure Suit Larry (386/486)
Captain Cozmic (386/486)
Quake 1,2,3
Doom 1,2
Duke 3D
Need For Speed (all)
Tribes
Civilization (all)
TF2

edit, forgot tf2, rofl

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Old 9th February 2011, 10:10     #8
JP
 
In no order

NBA 2k11 - Best sports game ever, from graphics to gameplay. Fucking fantastic. Was so good I don't think EA even put out a basketball game this year, or if they did no one bought it.

WOW - Really I dont know if i'll play a game as 'good' as it again. The amount of polish that has gone into it is insane. But makes sense since i've spent as much on it as like 10 games.

SC/SC2 - Best RTS ever, I enjoyed a lot of other RTS but compared to SC they are just noob. Can't split 'em, but I prefer SC2 since i'm actually competitive at it.

Shining Force 2 (sega megadrive)- My first rpg ever, I didn't even know wtf an rpg was before I rented this game out with a friend and we stayed up all weekend playing it. God bless cartridge save.

MTW2- I just love the Total War series, and this was the newest of the older style combat ones. Plus I found a wicked mod that ported the Warhammer world into MTW2, which apart from the crashes was fucking awesome.

Diablo2 - My first taste of online rpg, was kinda shit playing on dial up but still got into the high 80s with an amazon.

Civ 4 - Civ 5 is better but I played Civ 4 a lot more than i've played Civ 5.

Heroes of Might and Magic 3 - The amount of hotseat games I had with friends of this game was huge. Fantastic game. Some serious balance issues though.

I'll leave 2 spots for some older games I can't think of right now, they can have the honorary spots.

Hmm I don't have an FPS on here, ok i'll chuck in TF2 as well. But I want TFC included in that since really only together do they make my fav fps.

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Old 9th February 2011, 10:18     #9
cEvin
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only pc games + not including ports from consoles (like res evil, sf2)

10. theme park
9. tribes
8. motocross madness (can't remember if it was 1 or 2 that was better)
7. deus ex
6. quake2
5. unreal (original)
4. day of the tentacle
3. tf2
2. diablo2
1. quake1
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Old 9th February 2011, 10:26     #10
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No order, off the top of head

1.Elite
2.Grim Fandango
3.Quake
4.Doom 2
5.Chaos Engine
6.System Shock 2
7.Stalker
8.GODS
9.Dune II
10.XCOM Enemy Unknown
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Old 9th February 2011, 10:43     #11
A Corpse
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Wouldn't wanna try and sort these into 1-10.

Transport Tycoon (PC)
Pirates (Amiga)
It Came From The Desert (Amiga)
Boulderdash (C64)
Eve Online (PC)
Bloodwych (Amiga)
Speedball 2 (Amiga)
UFO: Enemy Unknown (Amiga)
Rampage (C64)
Dark Age of Camelot (PC)

Only 3 PC games, and two are MMOs. Hmmm.

Honourable mentions

Montezuma's Revenge (C64)
North & South (Amiga)
Raid over Moscow (C64)
Raid on Bungeling Bay (C64)
Nemesis the Warlock (C64)

Damn, so many old games but good memories. Gotta resist the urge to run up an emulator, I'd probably be terribly disappointed.
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Old 9th February 2011, 10:54     #12
ZoSo
 
Galaga
Gods
Black tiger
Commando
Dragon's lair
Doom II
Warcraft series
Quake
BF1942
WoW

I'd have added a top down arcade game of a car with weapons that was replaced by trucks but I can never remember it's name and haven't seen a scr that resembled it since.
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Old 9th February 2011, 11:03     #13
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10.TF2
9.Street Fighter series
8.Mortal Kombat series
7.Super Mario series
6.Super Punch Out series
5.Chrono Trigger
4.Call of Duty series (although i still haven't played MW2/Blkops)
3.Mass Effect series
2.Freelancer
1.Quakeworld

My list is based on the amount of enjoyment/awesomeness I got out of a game.

Anyone who doesn't have quake on their list should be insta-banned tbh.
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Old 9th February 2011, 12:02     #14
Body Count
Down but not out!
 
Quote:
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Anyone who doesn't have quake on their list should be insta-banned tbh.
yup!


10: AOE2 - come on that was epic!
9: WoW - only because ive never spent that much on games before, vwow, bc, wotlk, cata...
8: Red Dead Redemption (xbox 360)
7: Skate 1,2 and 3 (xbox 360)
6: Bad company 2 + Vietnam (xbox 360)
5: Quakelive
4: California Games (C64)
3: Diablo 2
2: Quakeworld - still miss TF, and CA
1: Quake 3 RA
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Old 9th February 2011, 12:05     #15
a-tech
 
In no particular order - with kings quest/space quest/wing commander - loved all the series, but those are my faves.

Dune 2
Starcraft 1
Starcraft 2
Team Fortress 2
Quake 2
Space Quest 3
Kings Quest 5
Wing Commander 2
Ultima 7: The Black Gate
Doom
Tony Hawk 2

- with special mention to GoldenEye 64
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Old 9th February 2011, 12:10     #16
Ajax
Architeuthis
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZoSo
Dragon's lair
Really? Had nice graphics but the gameplay was, um, somewhat limited. Cost a dollar at the arcade in a time when most games were 20c.
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Old 9th February 2011, 12:11     #17
sidbo
Raptus regaliter
 
In no particular order:

Quake1 CTF
Quakeworld
Diablo 1 & 2
Baldurs Gate 1 & 2
WoW
BF1942 Wake Island Demo
Civilisation
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Old 9th February 2011, 12:37     #18
Lightspeed
 
Geez, a tough one. In no particular order:

1. Diddy Kong Racing - N64
2. Golden Eye - N64
3. Quake 3 - PC
4. Total Annihilation - PC
5. Red Alert - PC
6. FFVII - Playstation
7. Metroid Prime Pinball - Nintendo DS
8. Neverwinter Nights - PC
9. Samurai Shodown 2 - Arcade
10. Speedball 2 - C64
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Old 9th February 2011, 13:00     #19
ZoSo
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajax
Really? Had nice graphics but the gameplay was, um, somewhat limited. Cost a dollar at the arcade in a time when most games were 20c.
Yeah, It was a novelty at the time and generated good buzz at the places I was playing. I liked both it and Space Ace. Obviously not the best gameplay around as you say.. but in terms of gaming history, I reckon it has merit.
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Old 9th February 2011, 13:15     #20
Brutus
 
PC Games only, in the order that I think of them.

Team Fortress series. - Enjoy the teamwork, and the variety of style available
Stunts. - We has a sort of league going at school, we'd each create a track, then pass them round on floppy disk. to see who could set the best times on each others tracks.
Bolo. - Lunchtimes on the apple macs at school. good times/fond memorys
Starcraft. - good LAN game
Freespace. - Loved that saving or destroying capital ships in missions had a direct impact on later missions.
Allegiance. - God, almost forgot it, Scary to think I've been playing this game at least once a week for over 10 years! My life has changed so much over that time, Allegiance is probably the one thing thats remained constant.
Transport Tycoon. - Love creating large complex rail networks.
Killing Floor. - Deserves a mention, if only as my current mindless shoot-em-up game. (300 odd hours over the last 18 months.)
Defence Grid - Best Tower Defence game I've played, and I'm quite a fan of the genre.
System Shock 2 - Still play through it, probably once a year, trying out different builds/strategys.
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Old 9th February 2011, 13:18     #21
Baal
 
I had a think about what games I have played pretty obsessively. Most of the fighting games have multiple versions but are essentially the same 'game' so I didn't bother being specific.

double dragon 1 (arcade)
the legend of zelda - a link to the past (snes)
quake 1 (pc)
street fighter II (arcade/consoles)
tales of vesperia (360)
soul calibur 2 (gamecube)
resident evil 4 (wii special edition)
secret of mana (snes)
breath of fire III (ps1)
skies of arcadia (gamecube)
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Old 9th February 2011, 13:40     #22
IoriDyson
 
no order

chaos engine - amiga (hd remake plz!)

quake3 - still mapping for this

doom - still great after all these years

warcraft3 - yup, rts gold

diablo 2 - best coop ever

company of heroes - been playing everyday for months. great coop again

hired guns - another great coop game on the amiga

gran turismo series - cant pick 1

wolfenstine et - best team based shooter of all time! loved playing medic and engy

ff7 - the only real master piece from the series imo

honorable mentions: system shock 2, skies of arcadia, capcom vs snk, soul caliber series, moonstone... the list just goes on and on
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Old 9th February 2011, 13:41     #23
Lightspeed
 
Quote:
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chaos engine - amiga (hd remake plz!)
Oooer, good one.
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Old 9th February 2011, 13:56     #24
TD
Anas Latrina
 
Starcraft
Halo
Star Control II
Eye of the Beholder II
Legend of Zelda: Ocarnia of Time
Half-Life
Freespace II
UFO: Enemy Unknown
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Old 9th February 2011, 14:11     #25
Ajax
Architeuthis
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Corpse
North & South (Amiga)
Yeah I nearly put this down. The 1v1 battles were hilarious.
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Old 9th February 2011, 14:18     #26
BoyWonder
 
Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Command & Conquer: Generals
Diablo 2
Elite!
Railroad Tycoon
Civilization 1,2,3 - lost attention span after 3
Medieval Total War
Rome Total War
Battlefield 1942 and Vietnam

In no particular order...
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Old 9th February 2011, 14:30     #27
Kryten
 
No order, don't make me pick a favourite.

Geoff Crammond's F1GP
Space Invaders (had a cocktail cabinet in our house)
Freespace 2
Falcon 4.0
Elite
Doom
Wolfenstein 3D
Transport Tycoon Deluxe (now OpenTTD)
WoW
Skate or Die (C64)
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Old 9th February 2011, 14:46     #28
BoyWonder
 
Quote:
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Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Command & Conquer: Generals
Diablo 2
Elite!
Railroad Tycoon
Civilization 1,2,3 - lost attention span after 3
Medieval Total War
Rome Total War
Battlefield 1942 and Vietnam

In no particular order...
Oh yeah, and Pirates! (old and new)
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Old 9th February 2011, 15:35     #29
n3><Ro
 
Carmageddon -anyone remember the harvester powerup...
Command & Conquer - my first rts
Gran Tourismo (the original) - loved turning Mosters Escudo into a 400kph+ track car at the high speed ciruit
UT2k4 - yeah I was late to the game on this franchise...
Doom - had to use the old mans work computer on Sundays and afterhours to play this
Quake - w00t the first fps that let me look up and down
Commando - top down shooter on the Amstrad lost hours to this as a kid.
Speedball - {c64}
XCOM UFO: Enemy Unknown
Shinobi - just cos... well ninjas is all I have to say really...
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Old 9th February 2011, 16:39     #30
cEvin
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blows my mind someone would list q2/q3 and miss q1 :x
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Old 9th February 2011, 16:52     #31
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Quote:
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Gran Tourismo (the original) - loved turning Mosters Escudo into a 400kph+ track car at the high speed ciruit
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That was GT2 :]

Quote:
Originally Posted by cEvin
blows my mind someone would list q2/q3 and miss q1 :x

I played Q2 online over 56k with 500 ping. I never played Q1 over internet. I'd list Q2 but not Q1
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Old 9th February 2011, 16:58     #32
Yoda
 
VQ CTF
Diablo2
Wow
Total Annihilation
Secret of Monkey Island 2
Silkworm
GT2
Half Life
Rick Dangerous
Populous

I'd say close to order really. Amiga ones probably biased by rose-tinted, well aged memories.
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Old 9th February 2011, 17:03     #33
Cyberbob
 
Anyway, my top 10, as far as influence on my gaming history goes. In no particular order. I'd be here all day if I had to rank them.

Warcraft 2
Quake 2
Counterstrike
Tekken 2
Starcraft
WoW
Soul Calibur 2
Tribes 2
Metal Gear Solid
Battlefield 1942

p.s. ZoSo - 99% sure you're thinking of Spy Hunter.
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Old 9th February 2011, 17:28     #34
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Quote:
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blows my mind someone would list q2/q3 and miss q1 :x
WOAAAAH Mind blown.

I never had a decent enough PC to play Q1, soon as I got one, Q2 was out and there was a real sweet online community playing it on paradise servers. GGs.
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Old 9th February 2011, 17:30     #35
ZoSo
 
Quote:
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p.s. ZoSo - 99% sure you're thinking of Spy Hunter.
Yeah everyone says that and I've looked at the scrs/vids and it's very similar but I rem it having much better gfx and looking more polished, more action. Bit more like Raptor: Call of Shadows on the road (hmm maybe I should have dropped either that or Xevius in the list now I think about it).
Maybe it was just some suped up later version/knockoff or something.
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Old 9th February 2011, 17:37     #36
Caesar
 
WOW
Diablo 2
Mech Warrior series (Where the fuck is the remake/reboot announced and shown 2 years ago?)
Freespace II (and 1)
Quake
Half Life(s)
BF 1942
Paradroid (C64)
Syndicate (Amiga)
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (Amiga)
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Old 9th February 2011, 18:36     #37
cEvin
Love In Vein
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberbob
I played Q2 online over 56k with 500 ping. I never played Q1 over internet. I'd list Q2 but not Q1
why such a bad ping? q1 56k pings were already sub 150ish by the time q2 rolled around
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Old 9th February 2011, 20:07     #38
zeekiorage
 
- Contra (co-op in the 80s)
- Wolfenstein 3D (shooter on the PC)
- Doom II (FPS perfected)
- Quake I/II (netcode perfected)
- Half-life (decent AI and dialog in a FPS)
- Unreal Tournament (pretty graphics and CTF)
- Deus Ex (the best FPS/RPG cross of all time - IMHO. My top game of all time. Unfortunately they made 2 and are now working on 3)
- Diablo II (click, click, 1, click, click, click, 1, click)
- Clive Barker's Undying (one of those brilliant horror/shooter/adventure game that nobody played)
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Old 9th February 2011, 20:16     #39
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1. Descent I
2. Descent II
3. Descent III
4. Quake III
5. Quake Live
6. Quake II
7. Diablo
8. Baldur's Gate I & II (For some reason I find it hard to list these as separate games.)
9. Sacrifice
10. Diablo II

1-3 in no particular order. Best. Games. Of. All. Time.

Quake III is definitely my favourite of the Quake series. Quake Live is a close second to Quake III. Quake II was well loved, but I wouldn't go back to it if Quake III was available. I never really played enough Quake 1 multiplayer for it to make this list. My inclusion of all the FPS games on this list to this point is for the sake of my multiplayer experiences with them.

I loved Diablo because of its re-playability, you never knew exactly which quests you would get on a given play-through. Baldur's Gate lacked this feature, but made up for it in the epicness of the story arc, the fact that different alignments caused different quests and outcomes and the fact that different player classes also changed the course of events.

Sacrifice was one of the most entertaining and innovative RTS games I'd ever played. Loved that game. It was unfortunate that it never really got that much of a following, I would've really enjoyed having more people to play it with. Diablo II was much loved but lacked the quest randomisation that had made the original such a success in my eyes, It got boring on the second play through because you knew exactly what the story (quests) were going to do. Hence it ranks below Sacrifice.
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Old 9th February 2011, 20:57     #40
ceer
 
Quote:
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Really? Had nice graphics but the gameplay was, um, somewhat limited. Cost a dollar at the arcade in a time when most games were 20c.
Can get DL on the PC...played it a few years ago.
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