02-16-2004 08:27 AM - edited 02-16-2004 08:27 AM
How I choose my top 10:
I felt it necessary just to mention that everyones list is going to be different because you can only base it on which games you've actually played. To choose my top 10 I didn't think of games that had amazing graphics or were "ground-breaking" in their genre. I simply thought back to the games that I personally played that held my attention for the longest periods of times, as well as those games that I remembered as being the most "fun". If the criteria for a person's list though are originality or ground breaking games then a person would come up with a very different list.
Also it should be noted that several of the games in my list just can't be experienced now the way they were experienced in their "time". For example: If you have never played X-COM before and you played it now for the very first time you would think that I was an absolute idiot for putting it my top 5 list.
Message Edited by Frek on 02-16-2004 11:28 AM
02-16-2004 08:37 AM - edited 02-16-2004 08:37 AM
1. Blade of Darkness (anyone played this ?) (Great leveldesign)
2. Hostile Waters (same here) (uber addictive)
3. MechWarrior 4 (The feeling of walking around in a 100 ton suit is amazing)
4. Starcraft (nuff said)
5. Homeworld (Great storytelling, great FMVs)
1. Quake 3 (Can you say 3 frags/second ?)
2. Need for Speed 2 (I know, I'm insane, but try 8 players, all with the FZR2000 and get back to me with the results )
3. Starcraft (nuff said)
4. Jedi Knight 2 - Duel mode (Light sword excelence)
5. Mechwarrior 4 (Let's see..can I blow up an opponent with the wrong weapon/armor ratio with a single shot? Yes I can !)
Message Edited by maga on 02-16-2004 08:44 AM
02-16-2004 12:47 PM - edited 02-16-2004 12:47 PM
I would have to agree with adding Quake 3 Arena to that MultiPlayer list. The mod community is so huge for id games and is it safe to say that it was bigger than ever for Q3A. I mean bigger than ever in terms of variety and mods that were maintained for quite sometime. Threewave is due for an update soon, they are on RC2 now. Rocket Arena was updated not too long ago as well. Then there is OSP, CPMA, and countless others.
And on the Single Player side, I would have to recommend the Legacy of Kain series from Eidos for consideration.
Message Edited by Zeke009 on 02-16-2004 02:49 PM
02-16-2004 01:50 PM
The original Quake has to be in the top 5 (much more deservedly so than Quake3). It basically paved the way for the multiplayer FPS games of today (real 3D environments, gaming over TCP/IP, gave birth to GameSpy, etc.). And in addition, in my opinion... as far as pure multiplayer gameplay is concerned, it still bests any FPS out there today.
02-16-2004 03:05 PM
Quake 1 is far too brutal, and if a guy is slightly more skilled than the other guy, then, it's a massacre. Quake 3 is more beginner friendly , but it takes time to master it, allmost as long as Quake 1 takes.
02-16-2004 10:19 PM
I don't normally do these list things, but here's what I can come up with.
1.) Max Payne
2.) Knights of the Old Republic
3.) Interstate '76
1.) Quake1/Quake TF
2.) Day of Defeat
4.) Battlfield 1942/ Desert Combat
5.) CS (pre v1.0)
02-16-2004 10:36 PM
1) Diablo 2
3) Duke Nukem 3D
5) Warcraft series
I don't know it's too hard to pick. It's probably the same list as in the other forum thread, "Top 10 PC games."
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02-17-2004 06:21 AM - edited 02-17-2004 06:21 AM
1) Jedi Knight
4) Baldur's Gate 2
5) Max Payne series
2) Warcraft II
3) Total Annihilation
4) Diablo I
5) Unreal Tournament
Message Edited by darkportal_4 on 02-17-2004 06:22 AM
02-17-2004 12:00 PM - edited 02-17-2004 12:00 PM
2. Descent I & II
4. Command & Conquer
1. Quake 1 MODS (Team Fortress, Runes, CTF and others)
2. Half Life
3. Counter Strike (Yeah a Half Life Mod but still deserving)
4. BF1942 and Expansion packs
5. Everquest (Only cause of the hours I spent there before I woke up)
Message Edited by Oddyssey on 02-17-2004 12:01 PM
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02-17-2004 12:38 PM
not a big gamer but here are some I like
Return To Castle Wolfenstein
Grand Theft Auto III
MP (can only get dial-up and it's not the best so MP games I don't play much)
and well that's all I think I've ever played online or LAN
02-17-2004 02:57 PM - edited 02-17-2004 02:57 PM
Yeah it was. Ibitmytongue picked it as #5.
Your response should've been. "I can't believe nobody picked Fallout as a single player game choice."
Message Edited by ripfire on 02-17-2004 02:59 PM
02-17-2004 11:55 PM
sorry, my bad !
Fallout and Planescape Torment ! I knew I was forgetting something.
02-18-2004 07:33 AM
I've only played PC games, and only since Win 95 replaced Windows 3.1. Since you didn't specify which platform, I assume you mean PC games? At any rate, my list of favorite single-player PC games is WAY longer than 5, LOL. What I wound up doing was just pulling 5 of my favorites at random from among those that I still install and replay on a regular basis:
1. Deus Ex
2. No One Lives Forever
3. Warcraft Series
4. Command and Conquer Series (leaving out Renegade)
5. Homeworld Series
I'm leaving out a LOT of great games here (Mechwarrior series, Thief series, Diablo series, Civilization series and Starcraft all come to mind). And I cheated like hell by including an entire "Series" of games under one listing. And I left out one of my favorites, simply because it's a pure adventure game (think "Myst"), and most will have never heard of it: The Longest Journey.
As for multiplayer, I don't do a lot of it. Like another poster, I'm stuck on dialup where I live. So I don't play any of the "twitch" games like Counterstrike, Quake, Doom, etc. My multiplayer experiences have all been with MMORPG's. So...I'll just list the ones I've played, prioritized by how good I thought they were:
1. Dark Age of Camelot
2. Aces High
3. Ultima Online
4. Asheron's Call
02-18-2004 10:36 PM - edited 02-18-2004 10:36 PM
1. Half-Life: No other game compelled me to play sixty hours straight. Ever.
2. Doom 2: What can I say? I still load this old girl up from the dead just to blast some pink demons with a BFG.
3. Starcraft: Gripping storyline, wonderful scenarios. Kept me occupied for quite a while.
4. Descent: True to form 3D game. Bad bots beware.
5. Sacrifice: I'll probably catch a lot of flak for this. But this game had a lot of neat concepts I hadn't seen before. Plus the terrain deformation was very cool.
Honorable Mention: Elite Force 1 - If only it wasn't so damned short.
1. Quake 1: A brutal, fast paced game, where reflexes combined with a precise memorization of every pixel on the map lead to certain victory.
2. Starcraft: I confess, I have the 800 or so games listed on my record to prove it.
3. Shattered Galaxy: Phase 3 Beta. I failed college courses because of this game. I thought caffeine addiction was bad...
4. Counter-Strike: Everyone whines and bemoans how awful it is, but is it really if some 40-60,000 play at a given moment? Personally, I cannot wait to see a Counter-Strike 2
5. Battlefield 1942: Probably the first game that I've laughed hysterically at. The physics are top-notch, making for some very cool and freakish stunts and accidents.
Honorable Mention: Planetside Beta. While retail sucked, I have to admit, the beta played incredibly. It was the first time I had ever seen a 300 or so player battle. First time anyone had probably seen one. No FPS game had visualized the "perfect" (if that can be properly used) warzone appearance. They were always artificial. This was entirely natural, player made, each effect generated by someone firing something. A true torrent of bullets, missiles, and plasma.
Message Edited by Crazieman on 02-19-2004 09:28 AM