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  1. KieranD

    KieranD

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    I wanted to make a thread dedicated to classic pc games from modern classics such as Portal down to Civilization 1 and below.

    I will make a list if i will organise and update the list if you post games that should be in the TPU list of all time classic pc games. If a game belongs in another list just tell me and ill update.

    NO MODS JUST FULL GAMES!

    Just for fun BTW. Not in order or rank.


    FPS
    Decsent
    Blood and Shadow Warrior
    Heretic/HereticII/Hexen/Hexen II
    Soldier of Fortune 1 and 2
    Unreal 1 and 2
    Unreal Tournament Series
    Doom 1 and 2
    Quake 1, 2 and Quake Arena
    Duke Nukem 3D and the expansions
    Wolfensiten 3D
    System Shock 1 and 2
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Tribes 1, 2 and Vengance
    Halo 1
    Half Life 1, Opposing Force, Half Life 2, Ep 1 and 2
    Portal
    Team Fortress original and 2
    Counter Strike and Source
    Far Cry
    No One Lives Forever 1 and 2
    The Eye of the Beholder I/II/III
    Call Of Duty 1 and United Offensive
    Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault and expansions
    SERIOUS SAM 1 and 2
    ALIENS VERSUS PREDATOR 1 and 2
    System Shock
    Battlefield 1942 and 2
    SWAT 3 and 4
    Rainbow 6 series
    Delta Force series
    Thief 1, 2 and 3
    Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
    Deus EX
    I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike
    Operation Flashpoint
    Star Wars: Dark Forces
    Stalker:Shadow of Chernobyl


    RPG
    Oblivion
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2
    Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic
    Fable
    Ultima Series
    Baldur's Gate 1 and 2
    Icewind Dale
    Fallout 1 and 2
    Planescape
    Diablo 1 & 2
    Daggerfall
    Escape Velocity
    "Wizardry"
    "Leather Goddesses of Phobos

    Racing
    Colin Mc Rae Rally 3
    Toca Race Driver 3
    Need For Speed Series
    Formula One Grand Prix (Geoff Crammond)

    MMORPG
    Ultima Online
    World of War Craft
    Guild Wars
    EVE-Online

    Simulation
    Elite
    Frontier: Elite II
    Microsoft Flight Simulator Series
    Star Wars X Wing / Tie Fighter Collectors Series and original DOS versions
    IL-2 Sturmovik
    Mechwarror 1-4
    Silent Hunter III
    Championship Manager 97/98
    Football Manager Series
    Sim City, Sim City 2000 and Sim City 4
    The Sims, The Sims 2 and expansions
    Wingcommander
    Theme Hospital
    Theme Park 1
    Transport Tycoon Deluxe
    Railroad Tycoon Deluxe

    RTS
    Black and White
    Earth:2140
    Company of Heroes & Opposing Fronts
    Rise of Nations and expansions
    Cossacks and expansions
    Populous 3
    Settlers 2 and 3
    Star Craft and Brood Wars
    Ground Control
    Homeworld
    Defender of the Crown
    Roller Coaster Tycoon
    Command and Conquer Gold Edition, Red Alert 1 and Tiberium Sun
    Civilization 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Expansions
    Galactic Civilizations 2
    Caesar
    Phaeroe
    Shogun Total War
    Medieval Total War
    Rome Total War
    Age Of empires 1 and 2 and Expansions
    Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2
    Warcraft 1, 2 and 3
    Heroes of Might and Magic 2 and 3
    Total Annihilation
    Supreme Commander
    Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty/Dune 2000/Emperor: Battle for Dune
    Dungeon siege
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Freelancer
    Scorched Earth DOS
    SYNDICATE

    Sports
    Fifa 98/95
    Pro evolution Soccer series
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
    EA NHL Series
    EA Madden Series

    Platformer
    Duke Nukem 1 and 2
    Rayman 2
    Prince of Persia series
    Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga
    Psychonauts

    3rd Person
    Tomb Raider series
    Hidden and Dangerous 1 and 2
    GTA series
    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    Ghost Recon series
    Max Payne 1 and 2
    Jedi Knight Jedi Acadamey
    Severance: Blade of Darkness

    Adventure
    Myst
    Killer Crayon
    Grim Fandango
    Sam and Max
    Day of Tentacle
    Beneath a Steel Sky
    The Secret of Monkey Island/Monkey Island Series
    Full Throttle
    Deja Vu
    Shadowgate
    Loom

    Text Input Games
    Space Quest
    King's Quest
    Hero's Quest (later, the series was re-title Quest for Glory)
    Maniac Mansion

    Honorary Mentions
    N the Game
    ROFLCOPTER
    Runescape
    Asteroids
    Space invaders
    Pong
    Lemmings
    Commandos 1 and 2
    Crusader - No Remorse
    Alpha Centuri
    Leisure Suit Larry Series
    Doom 3
    Hitman Series
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Series
    Star Wars Knights of The Old Republic 2: The Sith Lord
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    Add Warcraft 2 Tides of Darkness in there. That game was the sh*t.

    Suggestion: Add online flash games too maybe like Asteroids or the helicopter game.
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    ROFLCOPTER? I loved that game.. but yea add Warcraft 2 man that game was great :toast:
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    Deus Ex is a FPS btw.;) I love Pirates, Vikings and Knights II Beta! It's seriously one of my all time favorites.
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    rpg/fps it blurred the line but if you think it was more fps than rpg ill change it
    http://www.rofl.name/roflcopter/

    i can add honorary mentions that arnt quite classics on pc or are almost a classic or flash games can be honorary mentions
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Not a classic though. ;)

    Also, the original Jedi Knight belongs in there. Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight that is. Dune 2 should have a spot there too.

    And in RPG:
    Fallout
    Baldur's Gate 2 (because it's supposed to be so much better than the first one, but I don't know)
    Planescape - Torment

    Adventure:
    Sam 'n Max Hit the Road
    Day of the Tentacle
    Beneath a Steel Sky

    Strategy:
    Heroes of Might and Magic 2, because it's awesome
    Heroes of Might and Magic 3, because it's even MORE awesome. Seriously, it doesn't get better than this.

    Also, don't forget about Elite. :)

    I would add Outcast to the list, but I haven't played that. :(
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    should add:

    FPS:

    Thief 2: The Metal Age - made up for what little bit was awry in Thief: The Dark Project - more "thief-like" missions, average mission size was 2x larger, improved gameplay and player control
    Heretic/HereticII/Hexen/Hexen II - Classic Raven software releases. No one can completely reformat ID Software's game engines like Raven can, and keep it as fun and original (I remember the visual details in HexenII to be way ahead of their time).


    RTS:

    Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty/Dune 2000/Emperor: Battle for Dune - Westwood studios first RTS release, and the first recognized true RTS. Pre-dates Command & Conquer, and much of it's original engine, IIRC, was carried over to C&C. Was re-released in 1998 as Dune 2000 with improved graphics, audio and gameplay, and a few new units, but still retained the original storyline and campaign advancement and tha majority of the original units as well - it was followed with the sequel Emperor: Battle for Dune in 01. Any fan of Westwood Studios or the Command & Conquer series should seriously check it out.

    RPG:
    The Eye of the Beholder I/II/III - amount the pinnacle of the early "3D" grid-based AD&D based RPGs, outstanding graphics for it's time, and an interesting storyline as well.
    Raveloft: Strahd's Possession/Stone Prophet - the only two AD&D based "3D" RPGs to come out of the Ravenloft series, amoung the first RPGs to incorporate fully 360* movement instead of the party being locked to a "grid". Awesome atmosphere, too.
    Ultima series - ALL OF THEM!!! Of major note, Ultima IV - heralded by those of us who grew up with the old-school systems (Amiga, Commodore, etc). Was redone for the NES, along with Ultima III, V, VI and VII. But none stick out in my mind more than Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar.
    Might and Magic series - all were truly fun and groundbreaking, from M&M I: Secret of the Inner Sanctum ro M&M 3: Isles of Terra. I think 4 & 5 (Clouds of Xeen and Darkside of Xeen, respectively) really stand out, though. Both play as standalone games, but when both 4 and 5 are installed, it creates one mega game, allowing players to travel back and forth between the two worlds, and introducing new quests that could be completed by traveling back and forth.
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    all of the above done added populous 3 to the list also

    and elite is in simulation as i dont know where else to put it
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    what would commandos come under you know the one set in WW2
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    I'd say, a cross between RTS and Action
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    honourable mention it is then!!!
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    You also have the Grand Theft Auto series and Black & White series.
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    black and white 1 is already added and the 3d gta are added
    black and white 2 is not as good as 1 so i dont think i should add it
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    Don't forget: Crusader - No Remorse... Dunno wtf it's genre is, but it was fun as he**!
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    Tribes 1 & 2!!! Greatest multiplayer FPS.
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    Text based RPG (before we had real graphics to go with the game :laugh:):

    Zork
    Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy


    3D Graphic adventure, puzzler:

    Myst - self-explanatory
    The 7th Guest - one of the very early 3D graphic "puzzlers", first PC game released on CD-ROM (IIRC), along with Myst, pioneered the use of 3D rendered settings and live action video clips.
    The 11th Hour - sequel to the 7th guest, further pioneer the use of live action video clips, and fully 3D rendered settings.


    Graphic Adventure (text input):

    Space Quest
    King's Quest
    Hero's Quest (later, the series was re-title Quest for Glory)
    Maniac Mansion


    Point & Click:

    The Secret of Monkey Island
    Full Throttle
    Deja Vu
    Shadowgate
    Loom
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    :rockout: :rockout: :rockout:

    Ultima 7/7: Silver Seed
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    Add the original "Wizardry" game under RPG as well as the original "Leather Goddesses of Phobos".

    I also have a game somewhere called "Erik the Unready". One of the funniest games I have ever played in my life. It came out just before graphics were getting big, but included bitmaps to go along with the text adventure.

    Yeah ... I'm old. :D
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    I still have the owner's manual for Eric the Unready around here somewhere, damn that was an entertaining game! You really had to "think outside the box" to come up with solutions, like this bit of a walkthrough:

    and again:

    :laugh:
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    those are ancient games even older than me LOL

    i added a new text input section for all you oldies :roll:

    they have to be classics tho not just really old
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    World in conflict if portal can get on da list than this mega classic sure can.
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    All three of those games are not just classics, they are legends.
    They defined the beginnings of genres.
    Just create a section called "Older than Dirt Classics" :D
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    I think America's Army deserves a place on that list. Now, they've pretty much ruined it, but I spent more time on that free game than any other game in my life.
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    :laugh:

    or: "Let us know if you can get them to run in XP/Vista classics"
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    older one but still fun, scramble mode twists the brain, rollcage II
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