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Game Reccomendations for my PC

By sw123 · 60 replies
Apr 16, 2006
  1. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    You know what, i buy what i wanna buy, and i got what eMachines recommended, and my pc is perfectly well fitted for most of todays games. This thread is specifically for recommending games for me, not a put-down thread. If you, or anyone, is going to reply to this thread, its specifically to tell me what my PC can play for games.
  2. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 271

    Your computer is perfectly fine. You cn play most games and they will look "ok" Like I said earlier. Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic. GREAT GAME.
  3. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    These are all pretty good Rated "T" for teen shooters/first person games:
    Army Men:Sarge's War
    Close Combat:First to Fight
    Medal of Honor:Allied Assault*** Gotta have, true classic
    SPLAT Magazine: Renegade Paintball

    I'd also beg/plead with your parents for Halo:Combat Evolved. While it is rated "M", have them talk to the people at the store as it's one of the most baffling "M" rated games I've ever seen. It's TOTALLY disney-like with it's enemies and such. The Star Wars games are much more graphic and Halo is just plain awesome fun.
  4. Bruff

    Bruff TS Rookie Posts: 37

    I agree with Halo being a blast. I find the online bit to be a great way to kill some time as well as have fun with "real people" as opposed to computer AI. As for the "M" rating... I played this on my old machine with a 128 video card and 512 RAM and 933 proc. It mostly played fine and I had fun. However I discovered on my new computer that the graphics were much more detailed and realistic. I think the "M" comes from the fact that there is blood depicted (pools left on the ground for a bit) when you kill someone online or the marines in the campaign die. And there is some mild language like when the marines shout "Bastard!" in the campaign. It's nothing terrible but it must have earned the rating in someones eyes. In the campaign you are killing aliens and that s pretty much cartoonish violence. I let my 13 year old son play both campaign and online. However I do monitor the online a bit more since there are plenty of *****s playing online and many of them don't care who else is playing and they don't watch their language. There are a fair amount of Christian and other servers that don't allow swearing in their games and will ban someone who does so this could be a possibility.

    To sum up I do think Halo is a blast and think you could have fun if your parents will let ya :D
  5. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    I think HALO is rated M because of a certain species of enemy you encounter about halfway through the game.

    That wasn't a spoiler, was it?

    On the topic of Star Wars, I definitely recommend Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. I couldn't stand Jedi Outcast, and got somewhat bored through the original Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.

    But Jedi Academy was awesome. Lightsaber duels rock, especially when you are using dual sabers against multiple enemies.
  6. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Alright, I'm just giving you reccomendations for a gaming PC, not telling you what to purchase. Anyway I know I sounded harsh in the last post and I want to apologize for that; I think I was mad about something that day. But anyway If you want here is a list of what you can play with a 5500.

    You can play Doom 3, Half-Life 2, etc (truthfully you can play them at the lowest setting possible and with decent FPS I heard.) Ignoring what I said about the minimum, I meant to say the GeForce 6600 cause I know for a fact that it plays games at medium setting and with decent FPS. But your card should be just fine at playing some of these games. Another game I would reccomend is Age of Empires II (I don't have much research as will your card support III, but someone else might know).

    Again, sorry about the last post.
  7. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    Half Life 2 with a 2.4 Ghz Celeron and FX 5500 is a bit slow. Trust me, that's what I'm using.

    I'd recommend you play some of the oldies-but-goodies first.
  8. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 226

    wirm, I had the same setup and I could get good/acceptable frames on HL2 at 8x6, 8xanis, no aa, and medium settings
  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    Coolmatt, your forgiven.

    Anyone have a good game like futuristic? Also to the guy who suggested jedi academy, i already have it, but lost disc one so i cant play it :( I was able to play it on my intel card, but it froze all the time lol. I got a demo for swbf2 and i played it on high and it looked and worked fine. I'm getting the full version next week or so. Heres all the games I already have(dont suggest these)

    Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds(Clone Campaigns)
    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
    Star Wars Knights Of the Old Republic
    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
    Lego Star Wars
    SimCity 3000 Unlimited
    Age Of Empires II: Gold Edition
    Flight Simulator 2004

    And that's all I can think of at the moment :D
  10. Akio

    Akio TS Rookie Posts: 249

    A good old school futuristic game is Starcraft: Brood Wars, hahaha! But seriously, if you want to check if your computer meets the Minimum for certain games then check out http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/gamespot. If this doesn't work try going here first, http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/theelderscrollsivoblivion/index.html then click on the little circle at the top of the page that says "Can you run it?”

    P.S. I have not played SWBF2 yet, but SWBF1 plays smoothly when the settings are maxed on my other computer, which has an Nvidia Geforce FX 5800.
  11. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    Warcraft 3 was pretty fun. It manages to keep armies at a manageable size without being too boring. Of course, I enjoyed Starcraft more, as I'm not really a micro-manager.

    I would also recommend Alien Vs Predator 2 as a futuristic game, but I'm pretty sure it's too violent.
  12. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    OK Thanks for the recommendations everybody! :)

    Anyone else have star wars game recommendations? I'm not talking about Jedi Acad, Jedi Outcast, Dark Forces, etc., but im looking for star wars space battle.

    If it helps, here are my system specs again:

    Processor: Intel Celeron 2.60 GHz
    PSU: 300w
    Graphics: nVidia GeForce FX5500 Dual VGA PCI 128 MB
    RAM: 768 MB, 765 MB available
    Sound: External USB SoundBlaster Live!
    Motherboard: Intel 845GV

    (Graphics card specs: CineFX 256-Bit Graphics core
    270 MHz GPU clock
    400 MHz memory data rate
    1.1 billion texels/sec. fill rate
    67.5 million vertices/sec. setup
    High performance 2D/3D rendering engine
    4 pixels per clock cycle(peak)
    16 textures per pixel (max in a single rendering pass)
    Accuveiw Antialiasing
    Digital Vibrance control 3.0
    Dual 350 MHz RAMDACS
    DirectX and S3TC texture compression
    Full DirectX 9 with vertex/pixel shader support 2.0+
    Flat-Panel Display support with resolutions up to 1600x1200
    Max display resolution 2048 x 1536 x 32 bpp at 85 Hz)

    Hope it helps :)
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    Try Deus Ex. Its a different type of FPS. Also, u could try Black & White 2, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Rome Total War, EverQuest II and the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion(the latter u have to try its the most awesome RPG around ATM)
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    For Star Wars games, try
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
    Star Wars: Republic Commando
    The Knights of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords(its not as good as the first one, but is definitely not unplayable. I would give it 8/10)
  15. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 271

    if you can find it, the origanal star wars rouge squadron was fun. The graphics are ... "ok" I have played it on a 900Mhz Duron with an Nvidia Tnt2. Its fun but hard to find. Its a star wars fly around and shoot-em-up. alot of escort missions tho.
  16. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    Freespace 2 is an excellent space battle game.
  17. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    ok ill try it
  18. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    I've just started playing Star Trek Elite Force II. It's pretty fun, though I liked Jedi Academy more.

    They both use the Quake III engine, so there won't be any problems with performance.

    However, the weapons (so far) in Elite Force just can't match the lightsaber. Plus, there are no force powers :darth:
  19. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    I love force powers cuz i like 2 choke stormtroopers 2 death.
  20. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Once upon a time, I argued fiercely that videogames do not influence kids. Thank you for ruining that obviously misguided assumption :haha: :p
  21. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    lol. any more recommendations? would star wars galaxies starter kit be a good idea?
  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +36

    LOL might as well try Star Wars Lego Edition then :p
  23. paranoid guy

    paranoid guy TS Rookie Posts: 420

    Why didn't I think of that!
    What a game!!! To anyone who has never played this and thinks I have lost the plot, do yourselves a favour, but this, rent it, steal it I don't care, this game is possibly the best star wars game there is and it's suitable for all ages(unless you can't stomach the sight of pieces of lego breaking apart). :grinthumb It really is an inexplicably good game.
  24. wirm

    wirm TS Rookie Posts: 64

    I liked playing the demo in stores, but that lego game is just too slow for me. Maybe you have to have someone playing with you in order for it to be fun.

    Also, it's just about impossible to fail in that game. Whatever you do, you can't seem to die or fail the mission.

    A little weird for me.

    As for force powers in Jedi Academy, force Grip and Drain are my favorites. Sure, you can win any fight really easily by grabbing someone and flinging them off a cliff, but drain is where the real fun is. You get close, grab them, and suck the life out of them.

    The lightsaber has got to be the coolest weapon in any FPS I've played. It's just so versatile. Of all the styles, I'd have to say I'm best at single saber. Sure, you get better defense with two sabers and better offense with a double bladed saber, but for flexibility, nothing beats the single blade. I can't say I've mastered it, but I can beat the bots at the highest difficulty (not bosses, they cheat :()
  25. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 595

    I have lego star wars, and i like it, and yes you can fail at it. When u die, u lose 1000 lego studs. Drop 2 0 after collectiong studs, then its game over.
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