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What is your favorite PC game?

By YuriLoverChick ยท 154 replies
Aug 23, 2011
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  1. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,664   +416

    The whole WIng Commander series was played to death by me when I was younger. Great fun playing that. Then Counter Strike, Then WoW.
  2. damonlee

    damonlee TS Rookie

    Does WOW means Weapons Of War? If that is it I also played that game. It is also one of my favorite PC game. I enjoy playing it with my friends but then all of us stop. Because we are now busy with each others life.
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,664   +416

    Nope, World of Warcraft. Got sucked into that for a few years ;)
  4. damonlee

    damonlee TS Rookie

    Oh my bad, I also play world of warcraft but not as best like others. I just play for fun nothing serious. Having fun is all it matters to me.
  5. YuriLoverChick

    YuriLoverChick TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    That's pretty wicked guys. I'll try them out. Iv'e been wanting to ply WOW for a while but havn't had the time to do that. I think i'll start playing it now. ^-^
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,974   +74

    Thief: The Dark Project One of the very best of the very best PC games ever written and developed. A crying shame Looking Glass Studios went under.

    I am a big fantasy RPG player: Baldur's Gate 1 + expansion Tales of the Sword Coast, Baldur's Gate 2, NOX (a minor gem), Divine Divinity, NWN 1 + expanions, and NWN 2 with Mask of the Betrayer (superb) and the myriad of free fan based modules, Gothic 1, 2, 3, and Morrowind to name a few.

    The Command and Conquer series.

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
  7. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    for racing the best ever game is Collin mcrae rally 05 for complete gameplay control and good graphics but low computer resources, i played it on high while playing winamp on my P4
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,664   +416

    You can play for free from level 0 - 20 with some restrictions (no use of Auction house system, can't have more than X amount of gold earned and a few other things I think). Worth trying before buying.
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,664   +416

    Played Baldur's Gate 2 quite a bit myself, and NWN, expansions and through some player made content as well.. Great games. If todays games are like interactive movies I feel the Baldur's Gate stuff are like interactive books. Always such well written story lines :)
  10. g4mer

    g4mer TS Guru Posts: 304

    Older games were the best imo...NFS U2/MW, GTA San Andreas, Counter Strike 1.6, WoW, LoL maybe, Devil May Cry 3 ... Don't like these newer games, they're all about graphics and nothing else...
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,244   +507

    This is such a hard question to answer... one in which I'm sure I'll be ashamed of my answers if I ever look back at this thread. I also can't think of just one PC game that I can call my all time favorite so here goes a few:

    Might and Magic V - Clouds of Xeen
    Might and Magic VI - Darkside of Xeen
    Might and Magic ? - World of Xeen
    Final Fantasy XI
    Mirror's Edge
    Quake II
    Dragon Age Origins / Awakening

    Edit: Things I forgot the first time around
    Eye of the Beholder
    A-10 Tank Killer
  12. KrashdnBurnt

    KrashdnBurnt TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Counterstrike Source
  13. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 550

    Quake 3 Arena!
  14. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 316

    I'll echo FFXI - one of the greatest undiscovered gems by most of the mmo community. In fact, I'm installing it on my new M11x r3 as I type this.

    Others: Elder Scrolls III and IV, Fallout 3 and New Vegas probably my all time favorites. I really can't pick one of them, so don't make me! lol
  15. ninso

    ninso TS Rookie Posts: 29

    call of duty
    portal 1 and 2
    The Sims 3
    flight simulator

    These are the games i like and play at the moment

    hope this list helps :D
  16. YuriLoverChick

    YuriLoverChick TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    True, alot of them are about graphics but some games like Final Fantasy actually have good graphics and good story lines. So there are some out there that can be good but not as much anymore sadly lol. (>'-')>

    I never heard of those games before and I am also a big fantasy RPG player. I'll take a look at those sometime to then. =^~^=
  17. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +52

    There's definitely some truth here, no doubt. But there have been a few exceptions like Dead Space and a few others.

    Final Fantasy games are proof that good graphics arn't always needed to make a good game.

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 197

    Grand theft auto eflc
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  19. Wakzzz

    Wakzzz TS Rookie

    Cod: Modern Warefare :grinthumb
  20. sportinlife54

    sportinlife54 TS Rookie

    STALKER- all of them

    STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl- hands down the game I have played more than any other and still one of the most atmospheric games I ever played. I was truly sad to see it end.

    STALKER: Clear Sky- one of the buggiest, most randomly crashing games I ever played before it was fixed. No matter how frustrating it was, when it worked i could not stop playing. I had already learned the STALKER Creed: Save early; Save often! But, returning to the familiar areas I grew so attached to in SoC was like coming home again. A prequel/sequel, it truly did add to the story begun by the first. I have probably played it almost as much as the first.

    STALKER: Call of Pripyat- new characters, new settings, still big fun. I had a bit of adjusting to this one because the character you play is a military operative undercover. In the first two military were enemies who would kill you on sight and I would go out of my way to hunt them down. They were murderous thugs. So suddenly playing one although you didn't act that way (unless you wanted to) was unsettling. The biggest let-down in the game for me was finally discovering the secret place called "Oasis". After all the hype throughout the game about it and the way it was woven into the lore and legends, I expected an entire new world or even a new dimension. What I found was, well, anti climactic at best. Less atmospheric but just as challenging as the first two, it's also gotten multiple replays.

    I have played every full conversion and proven mod I could find for all three. There are some real good ones, too.

    Modding them yourself was easy as well. The one thing I always changed was the carry weight limit. Everything costs money to buy, repair, and upgrade, and your primary source of income is from scavenging bodies and from caches and other places sellable items have been left. I didn't like the tedium of repeated trips from loot to the traders, especially since items would disappear or get grabbed up by other characters. Maybe it was unrealistic to be able to carry 1500 KG, but it made it possible to visit a trader once rather than 20 or 30 times without changing anything else about the game.

    I also tweaked some weapon performance because misfires and jams were far too frequent- way more than the real things failed. Early on, your character could be shredded by bandits at 100 yards or even more with their tiny little sawed off shotguns which miraculously had the accuracy of a scoped sniper rifle while you couldn't hit a house with your AK at 25 yards. It was the same with their 9 mm pistols which were also uncannily accurate at some pretty unrealistic ranges and as devastating as a 30.06 when they hit. My weapons mods were never intended to skew things in my favor- just level the playing field.
  21. Hasin

    Hasin TS Rookie

    i play world of warcraft a lot :)

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 197

    FEAR 3 , it is amazing game,one of the best games i have ever played
  23. sportinlife54

    sportinlife54 TS Rookie

    I absolutely love WWII era games like Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, and even though I don't care for whatever the type of game Company of Heroes is, I love that one and it's expansions. Even with combat flight sims, give me WWI or WWII era stuff.

    I have a few modern warfare games but I think the focus shifts too much to the technology. Once, certain combat situations had limited means to overcome. It required planning and technique and sacrifice to say, over-run a a fortified gun emplacement. It required flanking, suppression fire, men to advance to get up close and personal to take it out and then forcibly enter and clear it. That's a far cry from calling in a ground penetrating bunker buster launched from 100 miles away. Granted, as a vet, I'd have rather waited in cover for the bunker buster to do its work than rush the hill to chuck a satchel charge through a gun slot. But, as a gamer, whether I'm playing a grunt being told to get up the hill, or a squad leader told to take the gun out, one gives me more of a challenge than the other.

    I have Lock On which is modern aircraft. While the planes are fun and flying them is cool, combat with them was not all that satisfying. It was all blips and bleeps and colored shapes on the HUD and following computer readout instructions. Even firing something, I just hit a button and away goes the rocket or bomb and chases down and destroys the target. I'm just Death's taxi. While there is a degree of satisfaction in that and doing it successfully, there's something more human about and man to man with diving out of the sun against an enemy airfield behind the stick of WWI Fokker DVII with only nerve, a cross hair sight, and luck that will let you succeed and allow you to get home that night. Wings creak, the engine howls, the guns usually jam, you have maybe 300 rounds, no bombs and only painted canvas for armor. In Lock On a ground attack at Mach 2 is there, over, and gone so fast there is little to see. Behind the stick of a P-51D hot after an FW 110 is something so much more personal where it's you and your ability as a pilot that determine who gets to go back home. There are no smart weapons and no computers to help you. You have to keep a situational awareness because no computer is going to warn you when you are in an enemy's sights or flying dangerously close to losing control.

    No knock on the modern stuff or those that like to play them, but having played most all of the WWII games and trying some of the modern warfare games, I'll pick the WWII stuff almost every time.

    For someone who has never played this type of shooter before, I think it's the better way to go older like WWII era because there is simply less stuff to figure out and manage. It's mostly movement and cover and marksmanship. With most of the WWII based games, you don't fly except in the Battlefield series or drive much beyond a Jeep and maybe a tank, but it's all pretty simple. Simple to operate, that is. Once you get that down, then go high-tech where there is much more to manage and interact with.

    NOTE- I had to pull the link and image HTML tags from your quote since I have too few posts here to be able to post images or links. Even though they were actually in your post and I quoted you, I still couldn't post with them in it. All apologies.
  24. Bdizzle

    Bdizzle TS Rookie

    Right now it's Sc2 and BFBC2 but in a bit I'm sure it will be bf3 or MW3
  25. sportinlife54

    sportinlife54 TS Rookie

    Ok. I get Battlefield 3 but the others remain a mystery.

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