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Offline DarkShadow-

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Games that left some beautiful memories in my head, and that I'm still playing from time to time:

Counterstrike (the good old days when it was nothing then a small, unknown mod, without this "CS-community")
Freespace 1/2
Homeworld 1/Cat./2
Starcraft
Diablo 2
Warzone 2100
Yoshi's Island
Spellforce 1 & Addons
Total Annihilation
System Shock 2
Deus Ex
Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time
Zelda - A Link to the past
Final Fantasy (all of them)
Secret of Mana

Hmm, seems like I'm just unable to make a short list  ::)
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Re: Your alltime favourites
*Shows age*

Spectrum
Ranarama
Where Time Stood Still
Head Over Heels
Netherworld
Carrier Command

Amiga
Dune 2
Zeewolf
Warhead
Menace
Secret of Monkey Island (1 & 2)
Civilisation

PC
Freespace II
GTA : Vice City (The others are good but VC was the best of the lot)
Hostile Waters
Rome : Total War
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Offline Polpolion

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FS series
Homeworld series
GTA series
Half life series and mods
C&C Tiberian sun and Red Alert 2
Starsiege Tribes
Mechwarrior 4 Mercinaries
Civilization 3 COnquests
Civilization 2 Test of Time (with a few tweaks, this coulda been the best of the series)
Diablo 2
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Offline ME$$ENGER

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Baldur's Gate
Day of the Tentacles
Diablo
Grim Fandango
Monkey Island Series
Red Alert
Total Annihilation

PS: I'm not putting FS here because...well, pretty much everyone here is a die hard fan of FS.
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I still can't believe I'm the only one to mention doom.
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Re: Your alltime favourites
lets see my were

total annihilation
system shock 1 & 2
Baldurs Gate 1 & 2 (i have never finished 1!)
Doom
FS series
Red alert
Discworld 1 & 2
homeworld
Worms
Warcraft2
Starcraft
Blood 1 & 2(one of my best just wish they would run under XP)
Alien Vs Predator
Gods(now theres a old one!)
Dalek Attack
Cannon fodder

And i had one on my Comardore(sp), called Snare it was a brillant game bit like tron except better graphics nearly pc quality! and you were in a spaceship inside a computer fight a virus i think i cnt remember but it truly was an excellent game!
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C&C Series
Freespace Series
Starcraft & Expansion
Doom
Dungeon Keeper
Rome: Total War
I-War 2
Max Payne 1 & 2

Oldies....

Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3
Yoshi's Island
Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past
Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2,3
Chrono Trigger
Megaman X
Super Metroid

Now those were the days....
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Offline Roanoke

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hmmm.....

I think Ghostbusters on Amstrad CPC464 is the first game i remember actually going out and buying. Then maybe 1942. Back when an expensive game was £4.

Hey, did anyone play "Aliens" ? (as in the film adaptation)


 

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Hmmmmmm...

Ranarama and Solar Jetman were probably some of the best games from the 8-Bit Era, but theres so many to choose from like Manic Miner, Alien8 etc. It was because almost everything tried back then was new, nowadays the cake stays the same but the icing changes. It's not just the game-designers' fault, but they really don't put any effort into doing anything to stop the trend in most cases.

I played Aliens, it wasn't bad actually from what I remember :)

 

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Spectrum
Ranarama

That game is an under appreciated masterpiece.
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Hmmm. Years of no one even knowing what the game was whenever I mention it and then suddenly two people agree with me about how good it was :) The funny thing is I mention Paradroid or Quazatron more people recognise them but I always prefered Ranarama over either of them.

I was rather annoyed when I completed the game cause I had heard that if you got to the end there was actually a way to Myrven back into a human but it simply looped you back round and changed the name of the dungeon (from Magic Minions to Belos the Black). That was on a spectrum emulator though so now instead of simply starting from the absolute beginning every time I play and complete the game I can save and start from the last time I completed the game instead :)

I plan to see if I can get the score counter to loop round to 0 again :D
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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: Your alltime favourites
My all time favs, starting from the days when I sometimes got to play some archaic games on my dad's working computer... :D

Grand Prix Circuit (1988)

Red Baron (1990)

Grand Prix 2 (1996)

X-Wing vs TIE Fighter (1997)
>X-Wing and TIE Fighter in XvT engine... XvT was my first contact with this game series. XWA is not as much fun as TIE Fighter. X-Wing was sometimes a bit tricky...

WarBirds (199?)

Freespace 2 (1999)

IL-2 Sturmovik [FB+AEP+PF] (2001 ->)

Freespace Open (2002 ->)
>Derelict
>Freespace Port
>The Babylon Project

Rome: Total War (2004)

What else... some random games and game demos, but none have captured me like these have. Baldur's gate was interesting, but it got boring even though I only got to play it some way through at my cousin's. Also, I've never been a big fan of FPS shooters, though they are fun in multiplayer deathmatch. We used to play HL in our school's computer class sometimes. *Someone* had put it onto the class's net hard drive, and it was also copied to multiple of the actual computers, too... so every time the teachers "deleted" it, it mysteriously returned rather fast. :nervous:

Some games have triggered my interest but I never got to by them for one or other reason. Those aren't listed here.
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Offline Wobble73

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Re: Your alltime favourites
Umm let me think? these are not in order and I can't remember the years I played them

ZX Spectrum Games:-

Manic Miner
Attic Attak
Knightmare

Megadrive:-

Sonic 1,2,3, etc
PGA tour
F1

All Nintendos:-

All the Mario series
PGA tours
Wipeout
Wipeout2003

Sega Saturn:-

Pebble Beach (Golf)
Alien trilogy

Playstation:-

Formula 1
PGA tours
Resident Evil
Metal Gear Solid
Fade to Black
Tombraider (although I played it first as a demo on the PC)

Playstation 2:-

Spiderman 2
Metal Gear Solid - Sons of Liberty
Tombraider - Angel of darkness
Fight Night 2004 (Often referred to in some circles as Ricky Hattons)


PC:-

Wolfenstien 3D
Prince of Persia
Asteroids
Doom
Turok
Unreal
Duke Nukem
Bloodrayne
No one lives forever
and a Star Trek Voyager FPS whose name I can't quite recall ATM.
Tombraider 2 + 3
Martian Gothic
« Last Edit: August 24, 2006, 07:52:04 am by Wobble73 »
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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You had Fade to Black but you didnt put Flashback from the Snes or Another world on the Mgadrive.  ::)


Sweet pickles......... I should have added them myself............. :(

 

Offline Wobble73

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Hmmm I seem to remeber playing Another World, maybe on the megadrive or maybe on PC not to sure? But then it wasn't one of my All time faves, I found Fade to Black better!  :)
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Hmmm. Years of no one even knowing what the game was whenever I mention it and then suddenly two people agree with me about how good it was :)

I don't think many people actually played it. It totally passed me by on initial release. I got it as part of a Hewson compilation pack. Can't actually remember what the other three games were. They weren't very good.

I was rather annoyed when I completed the game cause I had heard that if you got to the end there was actually a way to Myrven back into a human but it simply looped you back round

Surely it said "well done" at least? :)
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Heh, Ranarama was up there with Cholo, Mercenary, Nodes of Yesod, Cybertron and Nebulus as games that shaped my teenage years ;)

 

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I think I've already mentioned the depths of my vendetta with the Paylar Commander's Brother-in-law to you previously Flipside. There's not many people who'd steal his office furniture then jump off the top of the orbital base 65km up just to smash it into kindling :D

Cybertron? That the Transformers homeworld. Are you perchance thinking of Cybernoid? :) 

I don't think many people actually played it. It totally passed me by on initial release. I got it as part of a Hewson compilation pack. Can't actually remember what the other three games were. They weren't very good.


Exolon, Zynaps and Uridium Plus I'll bet :) I had the pack too.  Exolon wasn't bad although Rafaelle Cecco went on to make the much better Cybernoid games. I tend to agree with you on how it was largely ignored as yet another Gauntlet clone when it was in fact so much more.
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I was rather annoyed when I completed the game cause I had heard that if you got to the end there was actually a way to Myrven back into a human but it simply looped you back round

Surely it said "well done" at least? :)

Yeah you got that but I'd heard a rumour that when you completed the game you presented with two potions. One would make you human but the other would leave you a frog and force you to play again. I was most disappointed that there was no potion. :(
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Wolfenstein 3d!!! That was the best game in the entire universe besides FS!!!

Seriously, Wolf3d was the game that started the entire FPS genre, and there are lots of games based on it (Spear of Destiny, Corridor 7, Rise of the Triad, Blake Stone, etc.). Wolf3d was no doubt the best game ever, but I liked FS more :P

 

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Exolon, Zynaps and Uridium Plus I'll bet :) I had the pack too.  Exolon wasn't bad although Rafaelle Cecco went on to make the much better Cybernoid games. I tend to agree with you on how it was largely ignored as yet another Gauntlet clone when it was in fact so much more.

Yes that was it. I was probably a bit harsh on the pack in my last post, Exolon was fun, if a little slow and plodding. . Then you had the other extreme. Uridium. Where a blink of an eye is all the time it would take for a wave of enemy ships to zip onto the screen and blow you away. That game wound me up no end. It was quite unfair.
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