top 5 pc games

By ripken204 ยท 47 replies
Mar 9, 2005
  1. crazy_comp_dude

    crazy_comp_dude TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Hold up man! Im from canada to so don't think im from the States, And where I am from I have never seen the UK PC Gamer before, if you could point me in the right direction that would be super!
  2. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    soz about the 'US is crap' stuff crazy_comp_dude, im a brit, Im for Uk whenever possible.
  3. crazy_comp_dude

    crazy_comp_dude TS Rookie Posts: 52

    I don't care read the post up one, As I stated I'm not american, So say whatever you want about america, good, bad, whatever wont hurt my feelings. Maybe alot of other people.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    the original half life is, in my opinion, among the top 5 PC games ever made. it was a revolutionary step when it came out and the engine continues to drive games today.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    The original Half Life was a modified Quake I engine. Quake was a revolutionary step in gaming, but don't dare misplace that honor and give it to Half Life. There may have been other things that Half Life was good for - but I never saw them. HL2 on the other hand...
  6. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Far Cry.

    You can leave it at that. Half-Life 2 is a game whose popularity mystifies me, I haven't even been able to finish it.
  7. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    varied ideas

    :giddy: it is just amazing to see somany ideas that people have,
    just amazing.

    the best games are ones that always hold a special place near ur heart, games that u can never forget, games that have that playing again and again value. for me RPG are games that do that and it varies from people, some of my frnds swear by their FPS and some by MORPG and so on.
    but for me
    Star wars KOTOR is that special game.
    i have played it apparently 28 times and still playing it occationally.
  8. Bikenriden

    Bikenriden TS Rookie

    My all time favorite on the PC is Thief.
  9. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    quake engine or not, half life is the platform which popular games such as opposing force and multiplayer games such as counter strike and day of defeat. it's a versatile bit of work, and i personally like it best. you could say it's more a matter of it's appeal to gamers and the widespread availability of popular mods than where the gaming engine originated.
  10. r_u_kidding

    r_u_kidding TS Rookie

    y half life 2? there r much better games. Sure the graphics r g00d but its lacking in th3 fun department.
  11. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    battlefield 1942 is another fine game. 64 players in a world war two battle scenario is a lot of fun.
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I was just pointing out that the engine wasn't theirs - not that the game isn't fun (though I never understood why - I tried playing it several times and hated it.) I'm not ignorant of the fact that many, many people love(d) it so it has to have something I just don't get.

    When you said it was a revolutionary step and that engine is still drives games today I felt that was misplaced. IMO Valve is a pretty crap company even though I was thoroughly impressed (technically) by HL2.

    BTW - I also love BF1942 even though I haven't played it in a while.
  13. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Same here, Far Cry is my favorite single player for sure. I'm playing the new Splinter Cell now and it's pretty good. And Battlefield 1942/Desert Combat for online gaming is great.
  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11


    Tomb Raider,

    The Longest Journey,

    Unreal Tournament,

    Grand Theft Auto 2.

    The first one is free, the rest are a few bucks in bargain bins or secondhand.

    Oh and LNCPapa, wasn't Half-Life engine based on Quake II engine, not the first Quake?
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    It's actually a bit of both engines - but mainly the Quake I engine.
  16. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i love the original half life, i guess it's a simple difference in our respective choices in gaming. with all the stuff out there today, there's something for just about everyone.

    another game i really dug was the 1994 release of wing commander armada, does/has anyone played that?
  17. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Yep - and I liked it! I also loved all the other Wing Commander games back then - I thought FMV was awesome. LOL - BTW, I also loved Mechwarrior I (but I guess we're not exactly talking about oldschool here.)
  18. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    oh yeah, i was a mech fiend for the longest time...

    ever played wolfensetin 3d?
  19. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Of course - been an id fan since then - and before. Was a bit of a Commander Keen fan too.
  20. crazy_comp_dude

    crazy_comp_dude TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Yes, I totally forgot about commander keen! What a ccrazy game that was.
  21. 1000cc

    1000cc TS Rookie Posts: 70

    call of duty with united offensive and part 2 this fall with hundreds of custom maps out allready .. This game rules for WWII type games . This IS the game all other WW II games well be Judge by. so far no takers.
  22. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    bf1942, i think, comes out on top in multiplayer action. singleplayer, cod is clearly superior.
  23. 1000cc

    1000cc TS Rookie Posts: 70

    i love your name Zephead but i dont agree even in multi COD beats it . the numbers of player online tells the rest .. i gave away my BF1942 shortly after getting COD the only thing 1942 have is you can fly a fighter plane and able to use a joystick "i have one" but it was not enough for me to keep it.
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