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Whats the best computer game you played?

madhup narain
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I guess so the best computer game i played is GTA-3

This game is amaging and lets you around a couple of cities. You can shoot, kill, drive, bash up, race, use boats, tanks and so many other things.

Its been quite some time since i got my self updated with other arcade games around. What are the other games that fancy you?


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Rainbow 6
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madhup narain
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Delta force 2
Quake...although the graphics make me feel nauseating
Svend Rost
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Ultima Online
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Mine would be Counter Strike ...

Those amazing lan parties have been some of my fondest memories in front of the computer..
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Counter Strike Source.

I run a few servers etc etc, but not in the geeky kind of way. Its more in the "really nice escape from the real world" way.
I also hate the AI in single player games so I dig the online play.
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Dark Earth!
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Thief
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I still play it even today, if I play a newer game ,I would have to start out as an newbie.

I like playing compstomp(seven play agianst one computer to get an easy win and points) but I would not allie up so the game does not end when the computer is killed. So it is up to everyone to find out who is the backstabber who has not allied up. Fights would start as everyone blames everyone else. I would send secret messages to other players to incite the violence. If the other players is weak enough and few in numbers I would attack all of them at once, and they would cus bad word. If my attack fails I like groveling for mercy, only to get another try at hitting their ass.
San Su
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Originally posted by Svend Rost:
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Are you still playing? What shared?

2 games I like the most are

1. Age of Empires (played for 3-4 years)
2. Ultima Online (going on for 3 years now).
Aj Mathia
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Definitely Max Payne

Age of Empires 3 will be out in Oct 05. it has some good reviews


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1st place: Half-life 2!

2nd place: Splinter Cell
3rd place: Quake 3
4th place: Fallout 2
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Disclaimer: I'm a sucker for replay value.

The Winner:
Pirates! (the original)

Honorable Mentions:
Tetris/Dr. Mario/Bejeweled 2
Dance Dance Revolution
Hack (ANSI anyone?)
Populous and SimCity (originals)
Halo 2

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Mark Fletcher
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Clearly youre all sick in the head because you havent mentioned any of these two games yet:

Civilization III,
Alpha Centauri.

These games are like crack cocaine to me. Once you start a game up, its difficult to put down 6 or 7 hours later. I always uninstall them after a couple of games, but find myself coming back to them 6 months later.

Half Life,
Half Life 2.

Best FPS's ever. Yes you heard me right, Master Chief, BEST FPS's EVER!

World of Warcraft.

My current addiction :-) Although Ive told myself I'll quit when my Paladin hits level 60. Aroundabout that time, Im sure Blizzard will release an expansion and raise the level cap, and then Im screwed.

Adventure games:

Secret of Monkey Island,
Full Throttle,
Broken Sword 1 + 2,
Deus Ex,
Anachronox

Old School games

Legend of Zelda (SNES)
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Final Fantasy IV (SNES),
Breath of Fire 1 + 2 (SNES)
Bomberman (SNES)

Thats right, I never owned a Megadrive (Genesis to the yanks out there).


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James Swan
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- Pirates! (on Commodore 64, very cool), the remake was ok, but nothing compared to original
- Diablo II (huge replayability, maybe 4 years worth)
- Splinter Cell series (on Xbox)
- KOTOR & Jade Empire (RPGs)
Svend Rost
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Originally posted by Sankar Subbiah:


Are you still playing? What shared?

No, I quit years ago. It can be abit addictive plus the game was
turning in the wrong direction (I played it almost since beta).
First Catskills then later Europe when it opened.
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Varun Khanna
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- Age of Empires\ Kings
- Need for Speed


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Nimai Etheridge
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The Marathon Trilogy bungie released for the mac before MS bought them out. Like Halo but with a much deeper, complex and interesting story line, came out at the same time as doom and doom 2 and were years ahead. I think you can download them for free these days, along with an opensource project aimed at updating the engine.

Counterstrike and Day of Defeat
Diablo 2
Starcraft
Civ 2
Sim city 2000

Oh and I wasted vast amounts of my early childhood playing Pirates! on the mac...
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Diablo 2
Civilizations (all of them)
Dark Castle (from the 80's, on the Mac)


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Dave Lenton
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I'd certainly agree with the Civ games being up there with the best, and I've spent many an enjoyable afternoon playing multi-player Half-life (counter-strike).

Medieval: Total War has been known to eat up a large amount of my spare time, and rather embarrassingly I also have a liking for football management games.

Originally posted by Mark Fletcher:
Thats right, I never owned a Megadrive (Genesis to the yanks out there).


I can go one step further - I have never owned a games console, or hand held games thingy at all. No megadrive, no nintendo, no gameboy. Once this was a cause of some mirth for my console owning friends. While they were playing Sonic etc I was stuck with Prince Of Persia and Commander Keene.

At the time I used to say to them "the future of gaming is the PC, one day its games will be better", and I think that has been proved true. While consoles have nice graphics, its PCs which offer far greater flexibility. The fact that some consoles have become more PC-like is a reflection of this.


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madhup narain
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I can play Age of Empires for hours.. thats like cocaine ..
BLOOD2 also finds no mention in the posts.
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Team Fortress Classic, Warcraft 2, and Dark Reign all chewed up many hours of my time. The Civ games were great as was Heroes of Might and Magic 2 in the turn-based strategy department. A shout-out also has to go to the game that started the whole real-time strategy craz: Dune 2.

If I want to set the wayback machine for 20 years ago, I'd have to go with the old Infocom games. From maybe about 15 years ago I would also need to mention the game that got me into turn-baed strategy games: Empire Deluxe.
San Su
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Originally posted by Svend Rost:

No, I quit years ago. It can be abit addictive plus the game was
turning in the wrong direction (I played it almost since beta).
First Catskills then later Europe when it opened.

[ August 24, 2005: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]


Dang.. I though if you play in Atlantic, we could go for a group hunt .

There are so many changes to the game in the last 1 year. First came Samurai empire (ninjas and samurais) and now comes the Mondain legacy (Elves race). I never read original dungeons and dragons story and don't participate in PvP, so, nothing bothered me . But I see so many people complaining about the new changes in stratics website. So many people left to play WoW.

Before this game, I was totally addicted to Age of Empires. I was in a pretty good clan called "Unarmed". Not sure whether it still exists.

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Roger Johnson
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i also addicted to AoE before. i know game has become a profound field, there are a lot of books teaching you how to win a game. there are even world tournament. i am a casual player, just for fun. my strategy is "economy first", i normaly have all 25 lives as villages all the way until i decide i want to destroy enemy. but this stretegy won't work at hardest level. enemy come at you too fast. occasionally i have a small special force at beginning, to attack enemy, the result is exceptionally well.

but it took way too much time, if you want to have fun, i think you should play online game, play other human players.
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Icebreaker

A cute shooter/puzzle game. It was originally made for the 3DO console and then ported to the Mac and PC. The game is addictive in the "waste an hour or two every night" way, not the "play for twelve hours straight" way.
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Originally posted by Sankar Subbiah:
So many people left to play WoW.


As everyone should. Leave your old games behind. The future is WoW.
Kudret Serin
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Prince of Persia because the only game i finished and the princess was pretty.

Hmm, actually i spent much time playing Age of Empires in teams in network.
When i get bored at work i play backgammon and when i am nervous or hopeless, i play bejeweled because the sound "excellent!" makes me feel better
Nowadays my favorite game is google earth.
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madhup narain
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My strategy in AOE is to start with a good economy and build that economy.I dont build an army initially and therefore concentrate on buliding up as much resources as i can .Once im comfortable on the resoures side i then start buliding the army.

However if the game is set to tough then i lose because the PC attacks very fast and at that point of time im just buliding my resources.

The longest strech i have played is 8 hrs

I havent tried playing on a network.
Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
A shout-out also has to go to the game that started the whole real-time strategy craz: Dune 2.


Now there was a game which came close to being a classic. Although it did start the trend for some great games, it suffered from a slightly dodgy interface - the lack of ability to group units made controlling a large long range attack very clumsy. Despite that, it was awesome. The first game I played which came on more than one disk!

What made it all the more fun was an editor I found for saved games. It represented the map as a grid of ASCII characters which could be edited to modify it - units, terrain etc. You could also use to do crazy things like give yourself control of the sandworms (instead of the normal "attack", "move" etc, they just had four "attack" buttons). The ability to customise individual battles to that detail made it very good indeed, and its a shame this was missing from later derivatives like C&C and TA.
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I was never big into games and don't have any kind of gaming console what so ever! On PC Versions of games,

Unreal Tournament 2004 - the darn thing is 5GB to install, but worth every bit (no pun intended)

GTA, Quake 3, and other old favs are Need for Speed Porche 2000 and MS Flight Simulator.


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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:

Unreal Tournament 2004 - the darn thing is 5GB to install, but worth every bit (no pun intended)


Can't agree more. I, and some colleagues, used to play it at a client site (their idea, not ours I hasten to add). This particular company were a bit "challenging", and it was so cathartic to end the day blasting the people made your day so difficult.

They never twigged why they kept loosing when playing team games against us was largely down to the fact that one of our developers had mocked up company branded skins for their team and ours. Their company colours contained bright orange and white. Ours were a sort of dark blue-grey. They never saw us coming


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San Su
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Originally posted by madhup narain:
My strategy in AOE is to start with a good economy and build that economy.I dont build an army initially and therefore concentrate on buliding up as much resources as i can .Once im comfortable on the resoures side i then start buliding the army.

However if the game is set to tough then i lose because the PC attacks very fast and at that point of time im just buliding my resources.

The longest strech i have played is 8 hrs

I havent tried playing on a network.


If you have good internet connection, you should try online. It is fun. I liked the max resource - no build time or 20 mins build time options (we used the map with no resources). You should try the first option if you are really good and quick at this game, the attack will start with in a min the game starts. I knew a bug to crash the client in all the connected players machine. I have used it few times
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PAC MAN,DONKEY KONG, CENTIPEDE in their original computers, AKA arcade games .
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Tough call...Counter-strike will probably be the game I will remember as being the most addictive.

But there were plenty of good ones already mentioned in this thread.

I'm looking forward to the Sept 30th release of Black & White 2. Can't wait to see what Peter Molyneux has up his sleeve this time
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
Dark Castle (from the 80's, on the Mac)


Oh, man, yes! Dark Castle and Dark Castle II. That was great fun!


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You felt like a ninja if you got good at the original NES version of Ninja Gaiden, and the cinema scenes blew away anything else at the time!
 
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