So what old PC games are still great? Page 3

  • bad09 15 May 2012 19:10:58 8,211 posts
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    Dunno got the latest nvidia drivers and can't find the problem referenced anywhere. Don't think it's a card issue either as it works flawlessly for everything else :(

    May go back and try and solve it eventually (possibly rolling back drivers) but right now I got other games in the backlog to get through so just uninstalled it rather than waste too much time on it.
  • quadfather 15 May 2012 19:14:54 30,808 posts
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    Planescape torment too.
  • Hexagon 26 May 2012 20:54:05 352 posts
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    Heroes of Might and Magic 3
  • Deleted user 14 September 2012 18:51:17
    I thought it was good tbh. Not as good as baldurs gate mind.
  • Deleted user 14 September 2012 18:55:12
    Yeah, no brainer.
  • matrim83 14 Sep 2012 19:39:15 5,690 posts
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    Has anyone mentioned the Commandos series yet? Someone should. Its an absolutely amazing mixture of RTS and stealth.

    Just ignore the shitty FPS that came later on.
  • dominalien 14 Sep 2012 22:57:09 8,497 posts
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    Play those two and skip nwn altogether. You'll die a slightly happier geeza.
  • rossmccoll 25 Sep 2012 22:47:08 15 posts
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    Lemmings is still highly playable, both enjoyable and challenging.
    Civ 4 is still the daddy
    Transport Tycoon
    Theme Hospital
    Xenon II
  • Deleted user 25 September 2012 23:07:57
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Terror from the Deep have been mentioned multiple times already, I'll guess.
  • unitedprowarrior 26 Sep 2012 08:00:10 7 posts
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    call of duty united offensive old but very good multiplayer.

    Edited by unitedprowarrior at 08:17:40 26-09-2012
  • THFourteen 26 Sep 2012 08:11:19 47,875 posts
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    there must be something wrong with me, i enjoyed NWN as far as it went.

    I think i am just a stickler for top down isometric DnD rule RPGs
  • kentmonkey 30 Dec 2012 20:49:16 22,536 posts
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    So...is Alpha Centauri easy enough for someone to pick up who hasn't played a Civ game before? Or is my brain likely to fry without having the printed manual sat next to me?
  • JoeBlade 30 Dec 2012 22:19:25 4,173 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    So...is Alpha Centauri easy enough for someone to pick up who hasn't played a Civ game before? Or is my brain likely to fry without having the printed manual sat next to me?
    Hmm, it might be a bit overwhelming if you're entirely new to the genre. It's been so long since I played it I don't remember for sure whether SMAC had builtin help, a tutorial, advisors and such. I think it had at least some of those but again, it's been too long.
    If not some upfront reading and keeping a manual handy might indeed be advisable.

    That said, as with any game genre with this one practice makes perfect too. You'll just need to play some more games than a player who is familiar with Civ to become good at SMAC.
  • Deleted user 30 December 2012 22:20:38
    Your brain will fry. Take the complexities of Civ and give all the concepts, units and tech futuristic names that you have to read through the in-built encyclopedia to grasp (unlike Civ where it's pretty obvious what a tank is or what, broadly speaking, researching "the wheel" will do).

    But it's still utterly fantastic, probably the best Civ-like ever made, even above and beyond Civ itself in many ways.
  • Deleted user 30 December 2012 22:26:19
    To be honest, if you're looking for a cheap entryway into the genre, I'd go with Colonization. Same price as Alpha Centauri on GOG (though arguably it looks more dated). You'll probably need manuals whichever way you turn - the tutorials for either of them do little more than introduce bare concepts then leave the rest up to you.
  • kentmonkey 30 Dec 2012 22:33:01 22,536 posts
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    Hmmm...this sounds very good advice. As I'm really busy at work and studying at the mo, meaning spare time is limited, this doesn't sound like the ideal time to pop my Civ cherry.

    Definitely not on SMAC anyway. May give Colonization or Civ II a fly in the near future though. Thanks both.
  • Deleted user 4 January 2013 00:11:02
    The entire Tomb Raider franchise is on sale on Steam right now, TR1 up to Underworld are all less than 2. Love the TR games.
  • Rodney 10 Jan 2013 08:35:54 3,500 posts
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    I stil play Doom, Roller Coaster Tycoon and Total anhilation once in a while.
  • quadfather 10 Jan 2013 09:49:07 30,808 posts
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    Heroes of Might and Magic: Dark Messiah, if only for the kick attack
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  • BuckFuttons 12 Jan 2013 06:57:50 7 posts
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    Theme Hospital!
    A billion times this. The art style can't go out of date.
    Also Total Annihilation is still pretty much the most comprehensive RTS around if you want to explode hundreds of things.

    Also does the original Dawn of War series count as old by now?
  • PlugMonkey 14 Jan 2013 13:49:57 158 posts
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    @PenguinJim

    Jagged Alliance 2!
    Absolutely! It was several years old before I first played it, so definitely no rose spectacles in me utterly loving it then and still.
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