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What's your favourite "old" game?

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... Im somewhere in between Half Life 1 and Battlefield 1942 actually, those 2 games are AWESOME!

Half Life 1 is because the beautiful gameplay combined with a nice story, the puzzles they put require more than some simple thinking, the enemies aren't 1-shot-kill things, they actually take effort to kill, and the variety of enemies to fight is awesome! Half Life 2 dissapointed me as the story is crappy and the variety of enemies is EXTREMELY LOW, like i mean, you can only kill 6 or 7 different enemies in the WHOLE GAME, HL1 had like 20 of them.

Battlefield 1942, it is, and will ever be, my favorite Battlefield, whatever it is on the map, you can drive it or use it, may it be a fighter aircraft, a tank, an AA gun or an aircraft carrier, you can enter it and do whatever you want with it, i also like the huge variety of maps the game has, and not even that, the expansions give you MORE maps, vehicles and weapons. Its just awesome.

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Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Age of Empire 2, and...

Lego Racers/Island 2!

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God, I haven't thought about 688 Attack Sub in ages. That was a good game. I liked Battlefield 1942 as well. Always wanted to try the WWI mod for that but could never get it to work.

My favorite old games are Silent Service and Microsoft Close Combat. Luckily, there is finally a new version of the latter from Slitherine.

Good to see some actual "old" games getting mention! Ah, CGA games....

If you liked Silent Service I recommend Silent Hunter IV, tho like another game it takes a few mods to make it really good!

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There is another CGA DOS game I played, but I cannot recall the title. A rather original plane simulator. There were a horizontal split screen, one part is side view of your plane, other is top view. And you have to control plane in both axis, looking to two screen parts at once. I never learned to play this game more then few seconds, always crashed into terrain or other planes. My mind was not twisted and weird enough to control two 2D planes at once. :D

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While its not my absolute favorite game of all time, its one of the better and more memorable ones I played back in the 90's. System Shock.

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Lot's of great games in this thread, it's been a real kick in the nostalgia's looking through these posts :)

I've played pretty much all of them but due to reasons of OS, broken or lost disks etc. there aren't many I can still play.

The oldest games currently on my drive are Alpha Centauri and (GL)Frontier

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Alpha Centauri: rise terrain around your cites, then lobby "Rise sea level" :D

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Alpha Centauri: rise terrain around your cites, then lobby "Rise sea level" :D

Hahaha remind me to never play civ multiplayer with you! :D

well.... it doesn't matter if we get a bit wet, our techs have bee-lined transcendence :P

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Definitely the first Europa Universalis.

I got It when I was 3, So I always got annexed by either France, England or Spain.

When I turned 9 I got the hang of It and conquered the world!,

Good Times, Gooood Times.

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Oh, you want old. How about Choplifter or Lode Runner on the Apple II? Or Missile Command on the Atari 2600?

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I tried writing a response to this thread, and it turned into a giant catalog of my family's GW-BASIC and MS-DOS library. I forced myself to limit by games I launched from the command line (sorry, BASIC and boot-up) and then tried to think of which one I spent the most time on.

The clear winner was TIE Fighter. It's hard to explain how awesome it was to find a good 3d space sim, and on top of the technology (dynamically-transitioned, continuous soundtrack, anyone?), the training and campaign setup was pretty neat. The best part, though, was the story! Zahn had just finished the Thrawn trilogy, and LucasArts folded in Thrawn himself (as well as some of the new Zahn technologies and other lore) as your commander for certain campaigns. It doesn't get much better than that. Who needs textures, anyways?

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Typos, of course!

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super mario bros 3 hands down

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...which i only played because i couldn't afford to buy pokemon for myself

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I had a blast with Metroid Prime back on the old Gamecube!

Never got around to playing Corruption on the Wii, but I DO WANT to someday own that collection of all 3 MP titles, with the first two games ported to the Wii system.

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Old/ ancient PC: Shadow Warrior (MSDos) and Duke Nukem (the side scroller).

Newer PC: GTAIII, Doom 3,

On dreamcast: Ikaruga, Zero Gunner 2, Sega bass and marine fishing, Soul Caliber and dead or alive 2.

On Playstation: Twisted metal and loaded.

On Xbox: Mechassault and steel battalion.

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Star Wars battlefront 1 (never liked battlefront 2) and a game that I kinda doubt anyone else here has heard of: battleship: surface thunder.

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