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31-08-2010, 21:38   #1
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Must Have Games (PC)

Haven't bought any games recently and am looking for something new to play. The last game I picked up was Dragon Age Origins, and I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed it, which was surprising as I thought NWN2 had put me off RPG's altogether, so a rundown of what I have and what I like
Fallout 3 + all addons
One of my favourite games of all time. Can't wait for New Vegas

Bioshock 1&2
Loved both of these and am not happy with a sequel outside Rapture. The art-deco style and music made it for me

Crysis, Crysis Warhead
Didn't care for Warhead as much as the original, but still still loved them

Thief Series
1 & 2 have aged badly, but Deadly Shadows is deadly

Fear
Loved how this played and felt. In my mind one of the finest games to be made. Didn't think the add ons added anything though.

All Spliter Cell exceot Conviction
I liked Double Agent, but is Conviction any good.

All Hitman
Loved the later ones, Blood Money and Contracts

Farcry 1&2
1 was brilliant, 2 was crap

Stalker + COP + Clear Sky
Loved COP, but the other 2 were Meh!!

Oblivion
Loved it, but wouldn't play it again

KOTOR
Kinda like Oblivion, I enjoyed them, but wouldn't want to play them again

All Command and Conquer
Newer ones have lost that spark that made the originals so much fun

Diablo 1 & 2 + Expansions
So long since I played them, I don't know how I feel about them anymore

Supreme Commander
Meh!!!

All Half-life
Loved these games up until the Gravity Gun, have hated them every since

All NWN and NWN2
NWN2 soured the taste for me

Total War Series
I like them, but they just take too long to play

ArmA II
Didn't like it. It just didn't feel right

There are some other odd games here and there in my collection (eg Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines or World in Conflict) but the ones listed above would be the most popular ones shall we say. Now the list above is not just a list of my games collection, but rather I ma hoping based on the list above that someone can suggest a few games that they think are missing, and would be worth my while picking up.
As you can see there is a lot of FPS games and I've noticed over the last few years that I am more interested in games that I can just pick up and play.
The comment about Total War is the most telling. I haven't got hours to sit down in front of a game build armies, or micromanage a society (ie strategy games).
Neither do I have the emotional interest to invest in developing a character from scratch(ie RPG). Granted Fallout 3 and Dragon Age have soften my stance on the latter point.

So great people of boards, please help me fill out this collection with games you think shoud be included
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31-08-2010, 21:40   #2
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System Shock 2, Deus Ex and the Thief series. Fallout 1,2 and Tactics. Planetscape Torment.
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starcraft.
monkey island.
maniac mansion.
grim fandango.
tie fighter.
system shock 2

you dislike the gravity gun?
wouldn't really class crysis, bioshock and farcry series of games as must haves tbh.
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World of Warcraft - Cant have a 'must have' pc games thread without this.
Baldurs Gate 1/2 - Probably the best RPG i've ever played. Fantastic games.
Homeworld - The 1st fully 3d strategy blew my away when it was released. Space Opera at its finest.
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Baldurs Gate 1/2 - Probably the best RPG i've ever played. Fantastic games.
You really want to play this game! Best RPG there is from what I've played. I enjoyed the NWN games (the 2nd one was pretty good after it was patched and fixed), but there were no stand out characters and the plot was instantly forgettable. It was mostly just a fun combat game on the AD&D ruleset. Baldur's Gate had both the combat and the characters sorted, BG2 especially had some fantastic characters, anyone who doesn't like Minsc is just wrong! "Butt kicking, for goodness!!"

Also BG2 had some great character development and enough side quests to last you for weeks, but you can also pick it up for an hour or 2 at a time. The first Baldurs Gate hasn't aged so well, but you can gets mods (Baldurs Gate Trilogy, or Tutu/Easytutu) that allow you to play both games as a single continous story. I played through BG Trilogy and it was a refreshing new way to play BG1, worth replaying both games for. But at this point I've finished BG2 4 times, quite a lot of time put into that one

ps: Also +1 for Deus Ex, best FPS/RPG hybrid I've ever played, even ahead of System Shocks imo. Bioshock just pales in comparison to Deus Ex or System Shock imo.
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Planetscape Torment.
This. A couple of handy patches bring it up to today's resolutioins, they're easy to find. Much as I enjoyed the Baldur's Gate series, Torment blows it clean out of the water in terms of plot, immersion, characters and ingenuity. I bought it again on Amazon recently to relive the nostalgia. Dragon Age and Mass Effect could learn a thing or two from this one, as far as I'm concerned. An under-appreciated gem that really should have been made mandatory for all gamers interested in RPGs.
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- Left 4 Dead (whether you prefer the original or the sequel is a matter of taste).
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Diablo 1 & 2 + Expansions
So long since I played them, I don't know how I feel about them anymore
Install Steam.
Get Torchlight.
Reminisce.
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All Spliter Cell exceot Conviction
I liked Double Agent, but is Conviction any good.
Conviction is a Splinter Cell game in name only. It's a very dumbed down version with an emphasis on combat rather than stealth. That said, it's an entertaining game, but I definitely wouldn't class it as a "must have".

I'd add Fallout 1 and 2 to the list, but they haven't aged particularly well. And the control scheme fairly sucks. They're still fantastic games though and Fallout 3 really suffered by not using any of the humour of the originals.
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This. A couple of handy patches bring it up to today's resolutioins, they're easy to find. Much as I enjoyed the Baldur's Gate series, Torment blows it clean out of the water in terms of plot, immersion, characters and ingenuity. I bought it again on Amazon recently to relive the nostalgia. Dragon Age and Mass Effect could learn a thing or two from this one, as far as I'm concerned. An under-appreciated gem that really should have been made mandatory for all gamers interested in RPGs.
Didnt know about the patches to update the rez. Got the game and couldn't play it. Will reinstall and have a look about now.

BG2 was one of the greatest games I've ever played.
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