What's the oldest game you've played recently?

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#1 Posted by Lucianu (9214 posts) -

Castlevania I on the NES. At this point i can finish the first stage with my eyes closed, though the uncontrollable jumping combined with the flying enemies is still as hard to pull off as it has always been.

#2 Edited by sukraj (20600 posts) -

Far Cry 3

#3 Posted by mattykovax (22269 posts) -

Grand theft auto III

#4 Posted by nintendoboy16 (25052 posts) -

Perfect Dark.

#5 Edited by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

Shadow Man. It was just released on GOG.

#6 Edited by Renegade_Fury (16733 posts) -

panzer dragoon saga

we need our legacy board back. :(

#7 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (4955 posts) -

The original Red Faction on PS2 (played on PS3). Great game!

#8 Posted by The_Last_Ride (65918 posts) -

Dragonball Z Budokai 3

#9 Edited by thecrypticodor (192 posts) -

Zaxxon and Congo Bongo the Colecovision versions. I loves me some Zaxxon :)

#10 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22910 posts) -

Zaxxon and Congo Bongo the Colecovision versions. I loves me some Zaxxon :)

Cool. I had Zaxxon on my Colecovision too. My favorite from back then though, was and is Time Pilot.

#11 Posted by Bigboi500 (27902 posts) -

Rune Factory 2 on DS.

#12 Edited by Pedro (20869 posts) -

Super Mario World. But to be fair it was mainly for research.

#13 Edited by Eikichi-Onizuka (8004 posts) -

I played a bit of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped yesterday.

#14 Edited by Randolph (10135 posts) -

Ugh, Castlevania.

Go to near the end of the video to see the hallway before Death diagram. ARGLE BARGLE. It is so insane. Anyhoo, the oldest game I played recently was likely Donkey Kong Jr. for the NES via the Wii U VC.

#15 Posted by SoNin360 (4975 posts) -

Some GTA San Andreas about a month ago

#16 Edited by c_rakestraw (14459 posts) -

Planescape: Torment. Enjoying it so far. Incredible writing.

#17 Posted by Blabadon (23726 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories

#18 Posted by Junior_AIN (4542 posts) -

The first monkey island.

#19 Posted by t1striker (1549 posts) -

Just recently finished another play-through of Skies of Arcadia.

#20 Posted by gpuFX16 (1293 posts) -

I still boot up Donkey Kong Country every now and then. Still have my original SNES cartridge.

#21 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

@c_rake said:

Planescape: Torment. Enjoying it so far. Incredible writing.

That is definitely another one in my backlog that I need to try to play. I've heard so many great things about it.

#22 Posted by Jacanuk (2769 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

Castlevania I on the NES. At this point i can finish the first stage with my eyes closed, though the uncontrollable jumping combined with the flying enemies is still as hard to pull off as it has always been.

Hmm, has to be a old MaME game, think it was Donkey Kong or Loadrunner.

#23 Posted by Lucianu (9214 posts) -

@c_rake said:

Planescape: Torment. Enjoying it so far. Incredible writing.

That is definitely another one in my backlog that I need to try to play. I've heard so many great things about it.

Here's a hint, play it like an adventure game, that's the best way to enjoy the game - turn down the difficulty because that only affects the combat (which sucks), and 9 times out of 10 you can avoid combat alltogether.

There are a ton of well designed solution solving that'll keep you occupied, and the game is all about the fantastic soundtrack, brilliant characters and incredible story.

Try to stick with it until you meet the ghost. That's were the plot kicks in, and if you manage to finish it, i don't doubt that you'll be thinking for days about what can change the nature of a man.

And don't forget the mods. The game is trully beautiful to look at in HD.

#24 Posted by lozengez (509 posts) -

Just this afternoon I was playing the 1978 version of Space Invaders... Space Invaders II is better. It was on the excellent Taito Collection that was released for PS2 and XB.

#25 Edited by Darkman2007 (17858 posts) -

Monkey Island 2 from 1991 I think.

#26 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

@muthsera666 said:

@c_rake said:

Planescape: Torment. Enjoying it so far. Incredible writing.

That is definitely another one in my backlog that I need to try to play. I've heard so many great things about it.

Here's a hint, play it like an adventure game, that's the best way to enjoy the game - turn down the difficulty because that only affects the combat (which sucks), and 9 times out of 10 you can avoid combat alltogether.

There are a ton of well designed solution solving that'll keep you occupied, and the game is all about the fantastic soundtrack, brilliant characters and incredible story.

Try to stick with it until you meet the ghost. That's were the plot kicks in, and if you manage to finish it, i don't doubt that you'll be thinking for days about what can change the nature of a man.

And don't forget the mods. The game is trully beautiful to look at in HD.

Thanks. I might have to bump up Torment in my To Play list.

#27 Posted by Lucianu (9214 posts) -

Just recently finished another play-through of Skies of Arcadia.

You know, i've been meaning to get that game for my Dreamcast for weeks now, but given what i heard about it (random encounters being a hellish frustration), that kept me from checking it out every time.

#28 Posted by Billieguy (15 posts) -

Half-life 2! I haven't played it so far but really wanted a chance to do so. When it was on sale on Steam I just had to buy it!

#29 Edited by undo (13 posts) -

Pharaoh. I just can't let it go. One of the best and richest city-building games ever made, no doubt, and still perfectly playable today.

#30 Edited by iampenguin (223 posts) -

Haven’t played an old game recently.

#31 Edited by always_explicit (2130 posts) -

Hogs of War on the playstation

#32 Posted by marcheegsr (2199 posts) -

Vanquish on ps3 last night.

#33 Posted by Jacanuk (2769 posts) -

Haven’t played an old game recently.

So you haven't played any games recently at all?

#34 Posted by PyratRum (411 posts) -

Medal of Honor Frontline.

Was playing some Company of Heroes and I got an itch to play some WWII shooters so I popped it in. Such a fantastic soundtrack.

#35 Posted by DeafNYCPlayer (2307 posts) -

I still remembered that I played first time game- Pong home console.

#36 Edited by huerito323 (1337 posts) -

Morrowind. One of the greatest games ever made.

#37 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

Morrowind. One of the greatest games ever made.

Amen to that. One of the best RPGs even today.

#38 Posted by Ballroompirate (20540 posts) -

Final Fantasy 6 on PSN a few weeks ago

#39 Posted by DaX_Factor (98 posts) -

I played Chrono Trigger a couple of days ago.

#40 Posted by DaX_Factor (98 posts) -

Shadow Man. It was just released on GOG.

One of the last good game made for the N64. Classic

#41 Edited by MuddyMaestro (10346 posts) -

The oldest game I've played within the last couple of weeks would probably be Speed Punks on original PlayStation. It's certainly a very under-appreciated kart racer, and was really ahead of its time by standing out from the multitudes of Mario Kart imitators of the era.

#42 Posted by sukraj (20600 posts) -

skyrim

#43 Edited by phoenix5352 (55 posts) -

the king of fighters 98. and is still one of the best fighting games

#44 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

@muthsera666 said:

Shadow Man. It was just released on GOG.

One of the last good game made for the N64. Classic

For some reason I've always thought there wasn't much interest in the game. Happily, I've been seeing that I'm wrong in that understanding.

#45 Posted by Lucianu (9214 posts) -

I was just playing Genma Onimusha, it's an enhanced port of the original Onimusha on the PS2, for the OG Xbox. Better graphics, more content and better balance, basically the definite version to get.

It uses pre-rendered backgrounds similar to Resident Evil, and they're beautiful to look at. Now the controls are a little iffy, it uses an improved version of the tank controls found in the old RE games. But given the fact that i strongly dislike the tank controls of RE, and don't mind the one in this game, you know that they've been improved. It takes about 5 minutes to get used to them.

The combat is great and fast, and i can defend against the enemies at any side, thus i don't have to worry about getting a backside slash if i'm fast enough. The atmosphere and japanese voice acting (i can switch between the english and japanese voice acting) are fantastic, and the cutscenes are impressive as hell.

Overall i'm about 30 minutes in, and this game is pretty damn awesome from the get go. I'm probably going to spend my time beating it before moving to something els.

#46 Posted by Blueresident87 (5149 posts) -

Parasite Eve

#47 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4235 posts) -

I started playing a little bit of Parasite Eve 2 the other day.

I've also been playing FFIV here and there. (Android remake)

#48 Posted by DaX_Factor (98 posts) -

@DaX_Factor said:

@muthsera666 said:

Shadow Man. It was just released on GOG.

One of the last good game made for the N64. Classic

For some reason I've always thought there wasn't much interest in the game. Happily, I've been seeing that I'm wrong in that understanding.

Yeah it did seem that way. Not a lot of people talk about it, even back when it was released

#49 Posted by El_Zo1212o (5840 posts) -

Played the original Tenchu: Stealth Assassins a few weeks ago. It's still as amazing a game as ever on a technical level. Visually it's atrocious- just... horridly ugly. The controls have no option to invert, and no scheme for dual analog control. The draw distance is about 12 feet in a game that revolves around complete situational awareness.

So in total it's an excellent game that's been given a horrible beatdown at the hands of time.

#50 Posted by pimpofdoom (999 posts) -

Command and Conquer Tiberium Sun