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Hey, Kotaku made this contributor opened list of must-play classic PC games :

http://kotaku.com/the-classic-pc-games-you-must-play-1246823468/1440923931

 

Though, some games on that list are kinda eyebrow rising, like Metal Marines for example :/

 

Any cool/funny anecdotes about old games, or good old pc games suggestions ? I'm feeling nostalgic :3

 

I really have to play through Anachronox..

And like the other 100 games I haven't managed to play through..

 

I can't seem get into Baldur's Gate ;_;

I can't stand seeing my characters flail at opponents, at point blank range, for 10 minutes without hitting them.. :/

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Get Doom, but not just Doom, use the Brutal Doom mod, because it's the only way to play Doom nowadays.

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It's a user-generated list.

Though I'll throw in pretty-much all of Lucas Arts' classic adventure games from Maniac Mansion to Sam & Max to Monkey Island. Manic Mansion and Monkey Island also have excellent sequels. In fact, in the case of Maniac Mansion, I believe the sequel (Day of the Tentacle) is better than the original despite the lack of multiple endings.

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Get Doom, but not just Doom, use the Brutal Doom mod, because it's the only way to play Doom nowadays.

I'm not too big on Doom.. Raytrace pseudo 3d engines annoy the crap out of me ^^;

Even back when the game had just came out..

 

 

It's a user-generated list.

Though I'll throw in pretty-much all of Lucas Arts' classic adventure games from Maniac Mansion to Sam & Max to Monkey Island. Manic Mansion and Monkey Island also have excellent sequels. In fact, in the case of Maniac Mansion, I believe the sequel (Day of the Tentacle) is better than the original despite the lack of multiple endings.

Yeah, its just that I'm surprised some weird games made it on there, like 4D boxing or something..

And I heard that Lucas Art games were pretty good, especially Grim Fandango, which is getting a remake I've heard. 

I tried a little Monkey Island, but idk if adventure games are really my thing :/

 

Other than that, the only other LucasArt game I remember having played was X-Wing!

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Brutal Doom is great. I love those old games like Wolfenstein 3d, Spear of Destiny, Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and Planet Strike. 

 

Then there was the educational games like Gizmo's and Gadgets and other TLC games.

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Get Doom, but not just Doom, use the Brutal Doom mod, because it's the only way to play Doom nowadays.

I personally enjoy playing classic Doom over Brutal Doom, but Brutal Doom is still fun.

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Sure it counts! XD

I remember roller coaster tycoon XD

I'd pick up and throw unhappy customers, and people littering into ponds, so they'd drown.. I'm such a bad person XD

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All and any point-and-click games that run on SCUMMVM are a MUST, such as The Dig, Sam and Max, Loom...

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I can definitely recommend Crusader No Remorse and No Regret. Kinda wish they didn't use the Ultima 8 engine but both are fun romps with excellent soundtracks. Also Make sure to play Dungeon Keeper 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Master of Orion 2, Pirates Gold Plus, All the Quest for Glory games, Alpha Centauri (especially if you're interested in Civilization: Beyond Earth because this is that pretty much), Sim City 2000, Syndicate, The Ur Quan Masters, Total Annihilation, Tyrian 2000, Ultima VII, and the Wing Commander games.

 

Also don't support Brutal Doom, the guy who made it is apparently not a very nice person according to a couple of my friends in that community.

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Anyone here remember Worms? Aw, I spent weeks on that classic game when I was younger. To this day, I'm still playing the original DOS game, as well as Worms 4 Mayhem on PC and Open Warfare for DS.

 

Concrete donkeys at the ready...

 

FIRE!!!

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I can definitely recommend Crusader No Remorse and No Regret. Kinda wish they didn't use the Ultima 8 engine but both are fun romps with excellent soundtracks. Also Make sure to play Dungeon Keeper 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Master of Orion 2, Pirates Gold Plus, All the Quest for Glory games, Alpha Centauri (especially if you're interested in Civilization: Beyond Earth because this is that pretty much), Sim City 2000, Syndicate, The Ur Quan Masters, Total Annihilation, Tyrian 2000, Ultima VII, and the Wing Commander games.

 

Also don't support Brutal Doom, the guy who made it is apparently not a very nice person according to a couple of my friends in that community.

I tried a bunch out of those already. Though I still need to play a lot of them. Its hard sometimes though, given I'm short on patience these days XD

 

Anyone here remember Worms? Aw, I spent weeks on that classic game when I was younger. To this day, I'm still playing the original DOS game, as well as Worms 4 Mayhem on PC and Open Warfare for DS.

 

Concrete donkeys at the ready...

 

FIRE!!!

I never really got into worms, I never understood how to play that game XD

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Aliens vs. Predator: Classic 2000 (or Gold Edition as it was known before). Gonna just copy paste my description of it from another topic:

 

 

It is probably one of my all time favourite games, ever. The Aliens vs. Predator series by Rebellion for PC has gone like this, each one is outright the best for a particular race, The most recent AvP had the best Alien campaign, really made you feel like a stealthy, other-worldly monster, Aliens vs. Predator 2 had the best Predator campaign, with you nimbly navigating the levels as an other-worldly hunter in search of great glory in the hunt and to avenge your fallen brothers. That's two out of three races down, which leaves AvP classic with the best Marine campaign. And sweet mother Mary is it a doozy. You are not the end-all-be-all badass, you are a human caught in a grudge match against a species that stagnated technologically before yours had even invented fire, and they still make yours look like a stick tied to a stick by comparison. On the other side, is a species able to survive almost every environment imaginable, able to find you no matter how quiet you are or how deep in the dark you hide, who's very creation requires a death and are nearly as deadly in death as in life. As a Marine, the game is hard, and not because they withhold supplies like health, armour, and ammo. No, health is reasonably distributed, armour more so, and often I end the level with more Pule Rifle ammunition than I started it with. So with ample medical care and bullets to burn, why is it hard? Because that doesn't matter. The Aliens, who will be 99% of your enemies, will do what you'd expect a hive of them to do if you've seen the movies. They will get to you with their speed and agility, and they won't stop coming, with more eager to replace any you kill, and unlike most games, it isn't scripted room by room encounters. You face enemies with no end in the level. There is no kill/pause/collect yourself/repeat. Oh no, with them, there ain't no brakes on the rape train, as they are constantly spawning in the level to come after you and they do have alternate routes into most areas. And even killing them is highly dangerous thanks to their acidic blood. Shoot them in the wrong area at the wrong range can have catastrophic consequences, headshots are usually good, and they've got large heads, but those large heads also hold a lot of blood and exploding their head causes blood to splatter a large area like an acidic grenade and blood will gush from their neck, so if you kill them like that at close range, you can be bathed in acid which will devastate or outright kill you. Oh yes, also, sometimes your equipment will fight you as well, the Pulse Rifle will jam at the most inopportune moments and need to be cleared.

 

In short, played on Director's Cut (the only way to play it), this game will kill you (and keep in mind I find both Dark Souls games to be rather not difficult), and it isn't your equipment that will save you, it's you. You are what will let you survive. You will cry, you will curse, you will pray to any god that'll listen, and they will laugh and whisper "No." And the entire time, it will be one of the most exhilarating, white knuckle experiences you can get. The game is dated, for sure (it lacks a manual reload, to put it in perspective), but it is still a colossal blast to play, and I say this, if you don't have it, get it while you can. You've got nothing to lose.

 
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Command and Conquer: Red Alert is a freeware RTS game and its pretty amazing. Won awards for its soundtrack for instance.

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I've played a lot of games on that list and one that I really need to call out is Myst. 

 

Fucking Myst.

 

It's like french kissing Mona Lisa and taking rails of White lightning off of Pablo Picasso's 12' Paint brush.

 

It is absolutely a work of graphical and playable art.

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I've played a lot of games on that list and one that I really need to call out is Myst. 

 

Fucking Myst.

 

It's like french kissing Mona Lisa and taking rails of White lightning off of Pablo Picasso's 12' Paint brush.

 

It is absolutely a work of graphical and playable art.

Really? I did not understand Myst at all. I thought it was pretty confusing and, in general, a droll.

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Really? I did not understand Myst at all. I thought it was pretty confusing and, in general, a droll.

 

The story was a mystery but that's part of the puzzle. What I got at was the artwork and how they used the point and click style of playing to really grind on the graphical side of it. That and the puzzle was really fucking fun.

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