Red Alert 2
That would have to be Diablo! Epic goodness!
Duke Nukem 3d!! On dial up then we got ISDN. Then I remember heat.net coming online
i started online play - the real one quite recently - maybe the 1st game i played against a complete stranger would be Windows Othello game i think.
but i did play against opponents over LAN & then over the phone in the 90s, we setup up 1-1 races in NFS2:SE, 'death-matched' in heretic & maybe some other games.
was the good old days, LOL!
now i play online almost every week-end
Diablo II Lord of Destruction (I never got to play online in the original game).
Now Battlefield Bad Company 2 takes my time, and Alien Swarm that is surprisingly addicting,
Started with WOW, About 4 years ago, First and only, It delivers all I need and I havnt yet felt compelled to try anything else...
I had real internet issues when I first started playing games so my first proper online game was Unreal Tournament 2004.
Man was that the good old days
"The 4th Coming" was the first game I played online and what got me into online gaming. I played the game for 7 years before I moved onto better things.
Spectre VR for the Mac then Mechwarrior 2 for the Mac by modem direct connection.
Probably Start Wars Battlefront II.
unreal tournament..i had all the unreal games..unreal tournament G.O.T.Y started it..ut 2004 took it to the next level...now it's cod modern warfare 2...
Counter-Strike 1.6 !!!!!!!
I played a game called Decent, via DIRECT connection, my computer had to "call" a friends computer over the phones.
After that, I got hooked on the Mech Warrior series.
Then it was onto Rogue Spear, still via 56k for many years, until broadband.
Those were the days...
Since I am as old as dirt--Hangman on Apple 2+ programmed by myself in Basic.
Define "online"? One of the first where I connected with another person was Modem Wars on my Commodore 64 using a 1200 baud modem against a friend back around 1990ish. The first internet multiplayer game that i remember was Tanaris, an online tank game. The first MMO I played was World of Warcraft, they were the first MMO to offer free play time to try out their game, I wouldn't buy a game like that unless I could try it out free first, and after being ripped off by Sony Online (Tanaris) I wouldn't pay them another dime for Everquest. I'm still a WoiW addict, patiently awaiting Cataclysm while leveling my 15th toon to 80.
Can't believe no one has mention Outlaws by Lucas Arts. I can't even remember the name of the gaming servers but they worked well in 97. Use to carry my computer over to my father-in-laws house and hook up to his and play over a serial connection. First strategy game was C&C and then Total Annihilation. Played TA for more hours then I care to remember. HAHA
Starcraft in 1999 using a 56K modem, played the **** out of that game online.