Best Old School PC Game?

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#1 Posted by Sweenix (5399 posts) -

I'm talking about 90's games only.

Anyways, any games similar to monkey island/age of empires??

#2 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4139 posts) -

Total Annihilation and Grim Fandango <--------These are winning!

#3 Posted by alim298 (1666 posts) -

Do they have to be from the 90s?

#4 Edited by Horgen (110157 posts) -

Not sure if it from the 90's, but I do remember loving a motorcycle game on computer from many years ago. Just driving around on a stage doing tricks.

#5 Posted by Arthas045 (5339 posts) -

@acanofcoke said:

Total Annihilation and Grim Fandango <--------These are winning!

Winning! Also Curse of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle.

#6 Posted by Assimilat0r (745 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Times - 1998

Dune 2 (early 90's) then Command & Conquer , Command & Conqer Red Alert , 96 & 97.

Castlevania Symphony of the Night (prolly one of the greatest games ever made by my choice) 1997

Planescape Torment , Fallout 1 & 2 , Baldurs Gate 1 & 2, The Temple of Elemental Evil , Icewind Dale 1 & 2 , Neverwinter 1 + 2 + expansions. (a bit after 90's but feeling a part of 90's old school gaming)

Quake 1 & 2 (1997 - 1998)

Doom 1 & 2 (1993 & 1995)

Warlords Battlecry of Etheria 1 & 2 (not sure for a year but prolly mid 90's)

Half Life 1.

KKND Crossfire 1 & 2.

Mortal Kombat 1 & 2 & 3


Total Anhilation

#7 Posted by couly (5827 posts) -

Alone in the Dark trilogy

#8 Edited by Gallowhand (476 posts) -

If you want to overdose on 90s PC gaming goodness, you could try some of the following (in order of Adventure, RTS, RPG and FPS):


King's Quest V: Absence Makes The Heart Go Yonder
The Secret Of Monkey Island
Eye Of The Beholder
Ultima VI: The False Prophet


Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Eye Of The Beholder II: Legend Of Darkmoon
Might & Magic 3: Isles Of Terra


Lure Of The Temptress
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Alone In The Dark
Might & Magic 4: Clouds Of Xeen
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss
Ultima VII: The Black Gate
Wolfenstein 3D


Maniac Mansion II: Day Of The Tentacle
Simon The Sorcerer
Gabriel Knight: Sins Of The Fathers
Alone In The Dark 2
Eye Of The Beholder III: Assault On Myth Drannor
Lands Of Lore: Throne Of Chaos
Might & Magic 5: Dark Side Of Xeen
Ultima Underworld 2: Labyrinth Of Worlds
Ultima VII: Serpent Isle
Betrayal At Krondor


Beneath A Steel Sky
Alone In The Dark 3
Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
The Elder Scrolls: Arena
Ultima VIII: Pagan
Doom II


The Dig
Simon The Sorcerer 2
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Full Throttle
Flight Of The Amazon Queen
Command & Conquer
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Hexen: Beyond Heretic


Broken Sword: The Shadow Of The Templars (AKA Circle Of Blood)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall
Hexen: Death Kings Of The Dark Citadel
Duke Nukem 3D
Heretic: Shadow Of The Serpent Riders


Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
The Curse Of Monkey Island
Realms Of The Haunting
Twinsen's Odyssey (AKA Little Big Adventure)
Total Annihilation
Dark Reign: The Future Of War
Myth: The Fallen Lords
Seven Kingdoms
Dungeon Keeper
Lands Of Lore 2: Guardians Of Destiny
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2
Quake 2
Quake: Dissolution Of Eternity
Quake: Scourge of Armagon
Hexen 2


Grim Fandango
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Starcraft: Brood War
Myth II: Soulblighter
Might & Magic 6: The Mandate Of Heaven
Baldur's Gate
Return To Krondor
Fallout 2
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Mysteries Of The Sith
Quake 2: Ground Zero
Shogo: Mobile Armour Division
Blood II: The Chosen
Thief: The Dark Project
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six


Gabriel Knight 3: Blood Of The Sacred, Blood Of The Damned
Age Of Empires
Warcraft 2
Seven Kingdoms II
Warzone 2100
Might & Magic 7: For Blood And Honor
Ultima IX: Ascension
Dungeon Keeper 2
Aliens vs Predator
Unreal: Return To Na Pali
System Shock 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle
The Wheel Of Time
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Team Fortress
Unreal Touirnament
Hidden & Dangerous

I'm armed with a database, and I know how to use it. ;P

#9 Edited by Hennius (45 posts) -

My list...

Total Annihilation, Age Of Empires, Age Of Empires 2, Half-Life, Half-Life Opposing Force, Firearms, Day Of Defeat, Counter-Strike, Total Annihilation Kingdoms, Sim City, Dungeon Keeper, Worms Armagedon, Starcraft(OMG), Diablo, Diablo 2, Unreal Tournament.

I don't know if all of these are from the 90's... But OMG I've have MANY hours fun playing them...

#10 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

I won't claim they are the best, but they're the games I had the fondest memories of growing up.

Wolfenstein 3D
Age of Empires
Diablo 2 (I realize it's 2000, but close enough)

#11 Edited by Arthas045 (5339 posts) -

You really can't beat that list at #8. Every time I see Aladdin now I think of the carpet on WoW. If you hover over the icon it says "Don't Look Down".

#12 Edited by naz99 (1517 posts) -

@Gallowhand: Round of applause for you and a great list

Also, Cate Archer = win :P

#13 Edited by groowagon (2848 posts) -

@Assimilat0r said:

Castlevania Symphony of the Night (prolly one of the greatest games ever made by my choice) 1997


#14 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16679 posts) -

Old school PC games? Some not mentioned.

Steel Panthers (1994) and sequels

Star Control 2 (1992)

Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far (1997) and sequels

Crusader: No Remorse (1995)

A whole bunch of Lucasarts adventure games starting from 1990

My favorite genre, flight sims:

European Air War (1998)

1942: Pacific Air War (1994)

Falcon 4.0 (1998)

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (1991)

Aces of the Pacific (1992)

Truly the golden age of PC gaming. Look at them manuals....

#15 Posted by MrYaotubo (2709 posts) -

There´s so many of them,the ones mentioned here are just a small fraction of what the system has to offer,look at,they have plenty of classics but are still,far,very far from having a decent percentage of awesome games the PC has,but it´s a good place to start.

#16 Posted by gameofthering (10365 posts) -

I'll just list one that I like.

#17 Edited by dethtrain (432 posts) -

I remember playing a horror game called undying that I really enjoyed

#18 Edited by nicecall (428 posts) -

@Gallowhand said:

If you want to overdose on 90s PC gaming goodness, you could try some of the following (in order of Adventure, RTS, RPG and FPS):

crazy nice list... must have taken forever to make but nicely done!

#19 Posted by poeltxy (7 posts) -

I also love LBA2, many kudos for that!