Your Fav 90's PC Game

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#1 Posted by TenderBox (289 posts) -

 

Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven

This was the game the made me fall in love with PCs. God I miss those times in the 90's!

#2 Posted by mrbojangles25 (32129 posts) -

Ooooh man, this is a tough one.

Dune 2 (1992 I think)
C&C (1995)
Total Annihilation
SW: Dark Forces
Tie Fighter
Aces over the Pacfic

but I think Halflife is my favorite, not only because its an amazing game in its own right, but also because it was my first online gaming experience and spawned many great mods.

#3 Posted by Cerza (1946 posts) -
All hail the Duke!
#4 Posted by TheUberKnight (847 posts) -
Duke Nukem, Doom, System Shock, Dune (the FIRST game) and Cyberia. :)
#5 Posted by A-S_FM (2208 posts) -

doom and command and conquer all the way!

i always said it was the fps-rts-rpg holy trinity that made me fall in love with the pc, but i guess i never really got into rpgs until much later - never really thought about it before... age thing, i guess 

#6 Posted by The_Red_X (1572 posts) -
I'd have to say Gangsters but it won't play in XP:(
#7 Posted by jon112290 (28 posts) -
Starcraft + Brood war
#8 Posted by Jack_Summersby (1444 posts) -

Tomb Raider

Deus Ex

Quake II

Doom II

Rogue Squadron

Grim Fandango

USAF 

#9 Posted by l-_-l (6718 posts) -
Diablo
#10 Posted by mert15_2004 (122 posts) -

DIABLO is still my favorite game of all time. You should play it if you didn't yet.

Starcraft was pretty good too.

Half-Life, Nba Live Series, Fallout series, Baldur's Gate. That's all i remember right now. 

#11 Posted by accord100 (442 posts) -

Dune 2 made me aware of PC gaming (2nd grade, 1992)

Warcraft2 and Duke Nukem/Doom impressed me (5th grade, 1995)

Starcraft and Counterstrike made me addicted(9th grade, 1999)

Crysis/UT3/Starcraft2/and others make me look forward to more PC gaming(currently junior in college) 

#12 Posted by Alkpaz (2069 posts) -

Tomb Raider

Deus Ex

Quake II

Doom II

Rogue Squadron

Grim Fandango

USAF

Jack_Summersby

 

You forgot X-Wing and Tie Fighter :P

As well as the Wing Commander Series :D

And Crusader:No Remorse/Regret

Diablo 1

etc...

 

#13 Posted by raynimrod (6857 posts) -
Counter-Strike... followed closely by Alien Breed back on the Amiga 500 which i got in 89 :)
#14 Posted by cyberwasteland (25 posts) -
Monkey Island Baby!!!
#15 Posted by SuperBeast (13227 posts) -
X-Com UFO Defense~   Still the best game ever made.  
#16 Posted by vfibsux (4409 posts) -

X-wing was awesome when it came out. I remember my 386 with 4mb of ram it being all choppy lol. I went out and bought a 486 with a whopping 8mb of ram and it ran sweet as hell.

 

The first Rainbow Six was revolutionary as well. 

#17 Posted by Alkpaz (2069 posts) -

System Shock 1

Descent

Rise of the Triad

Wolf3D

Doom 1 (available through Id itself.. came with a nice strat guide too...)

Subwar 20xx I forgot the last two digits.. kick butt game though!

Terminator Rampage

Skynet  (Bethesda)

Bioforge (Origin)

The Dig (Lucas Arts)

Full Throttle (ditto)

  

#18 Posted by Alkpaz (2069 posts) -

X-wing was awesome when it came out. I remember my 386 with 4mb of ram it being all choppy lol. I went out and bought a 486 with a whopping 8mb of ram and it ran sweet as hell.

 

The first Rainbow Six was revolutionary as well.

vfibsux

Had a nice DX/2 as well.. :) Funny how you practically had to "build" your comp back then.. it came with no OS.. no restore CDs... no CD drive.. no soundcard.. etc..

Now we are like little spoiled children .. people still come onto these boards crying that PC gaming is sooo expensive..

 

BTW, did you slap on that Overdrive processor onto your 486?  I went out n bought that so I could slap Windows 95 on the poor thing.. lol 

#19 Posted by Bringing_Death (26 posts) -
starcraft, simcity
#20 Posted by cut678 (49 posts) -
counter strike and half life 1
#21 Posted by Laszkiewicz (97 posts) -
I'd have to say Gangsters but it won't play in XP:(The_Red_X
#22 Posted by Laszkiewicz (97 posts) -

ok wtf why didnt it add my comment just the quote

 well anyways my gansters can play on xp and id have to say half life and cs

#23 Posted by accord100 (442 posts) -

X-Com UFO Defense~ Still the best game ever made. SuperBeast

 Yea I forgot about that one. Such originality for its time!

#24 Posted by Falconoffury (1717 posts) -
To name a few that weren't mentioned, Heroes of Might and Magic II, Mechwarrior 2, Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries, Master of Orion, Master of Magic, Heretic.
#25 Posted by pibenike (25 posts) -

Monkey Island 1 and 2

Grim fandango 

Day Of The Tentacle

Alone In The Dark (Trilogy)

Doom

Quake

Diablo

 

 

 

#26 Posted by Corpand (481 posts) -

Half Life and Fallout series....

Nuff' said 

#27 Posted by damann22 (7655 posts) -

HL;  RollerCoaster Tycoon, Age of Empires

#28 Posted by Sirilius (231 posts) -
starcraft..... bnet taught me how to type :o
#29 Posted by Arch_Demonz (671 posts) -
duke nukem 3d, doom1+2, heretic, hexen, alien legasy(tho full of bugs)
#30 Posted by krazyorange (2645 posts) -

C&C

Wing Commander IV + Privateer 2

Magic Carpet + 2

Dungeon Keeper + 2 

#31 Posted by synister (42 posts) -
Doom and the Crusader No Regret/Remorse games 100%
#32 Posted by Einhanderkiller (13250 posts) -

Without a doubt, Starcraft: Brood War.

Half-Life comes in at a close second. 

#33 Posted by The_AI (4791 posts) -

Jane's WWII Fighters

Half-Life

Wing Commander series (yes ALL OF IT)

#34 Posted by mismajor99 (5658 posts) -

Oh god, what sweet memories and a boat load of games.

 

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe

Wing Commander series

Wolfenstein

Loom 

Doom

Quake + Team Fortress

Dark Forces

HL1

UT 

 

 

#35 Posted by basersx (6222 posts) -

Comanche 3, F16 MRF, Delta Force, SWAT 3

#36 Posted by Mediocre_man90 (968 posts) -
I'd have to say Half-Life, as I still say it's the greatest PC game I've played. I'd also throw Jedi Knight and Tie Fighter on the list because I'm a huge Star Wars (and Kyle Katarn) fan.
#37 Posted by ZuljinRaynor (1310 posts) -
X-Com.... cause it's the best thing ever.
#38 Posted by tsb247 (1373 posts) -

Ooooh man, this is a tough one.

Dune 2 (1992 I think)
C&C (1995)
Total Annihilation
SW: Dark Forces
Tie Fighter
Aces over the Pacfic

but I think Halflife is my favorite, not only because its an amazing game in its own right, but also because it was my first online gaming experience and spawned many great mods.

mrbojangles25

Dude, you are my new best friend.  I would have named every one of those in the EXACT same order!

#39 Posted by _Dark_Knight_ (115 posts) -
Doom, Diablo, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Half-Life... Hope i didn't miss anything.
#40 Posted by killercuts (42 posts) -
Theif Keen series Duke Nukem Doom Age of Empires Command and Conquer Fallout Police Quest Series Mafia
#41 Posted by megaman6000 (25 posts) -

shadow warrior,duke nukem,interstate 76 nitro pack,descent freespace,full throttle,total annihilation,doom 1,2

 

#42 Posted by mooboy322 (96 posts) -
definatly starcraft
#43 Posted by clinchargr (25 posts) -
Myst and Betrayal at Krondor
#44 Posted by broqz (773 posts) -

as much as all the games mentioned have rocked in one way or another i have to mention some of my fav BBS games of the 90's. 

how about Trade Wars?

or Legend of the Red Dragon, and to a lesser extent Usurper

STUDD's and STUDDETS (those where both quite entertaining to my middle school mind)

and the grand daddy of them all MajorMUD.  man i can't even calcualte the number of hours i spent playing that game.  hours spent searching FTP sites for a new BBS that didn't have players that had already aquired all the good items.  heck it even introduced me to basic programming when i learned to make scripts to level up may character while i was at school. that game alone is the reason i give WOW players so much slack, i've been there man......i've been there....

#45 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
Half-Life, StarCraft, Dungeon Keeper, Thief 1-2, System Shock 1-2, X-Com, Rainbow Six 1-2... I really love the good old days of the 90s.
#46 Posted by Colonel_basic (5380 posts) -
Grim Fandango and Broken Sword and i dont really care for adventure games :?
#47 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12211 posts) -
Half-Life & Quake 2 for FPS.
Homeworld for RTS.
#48 Posted by sSubZerOo (44427 posts) -
Freeespace 1 and 2, Age of Empires, Starcraft, Dungeon Keeper 2, Sacrifice, Homeworld, Dungeon Keeper 2, Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight, Populous series, Everquest, Diablo, Half-Life, Baldur's Gate Series, Heavy Gear 1 + 2, and Giant: Citizen Kuboto come to mind.
#49 Posted by GooberDuck (25 posts) -
I'm sort of suprised that no one mentioned The Oregon Trail game...but I guess dysentary and stuff like that was something fun out in the Northwest of the US.
#50 Posted by noswear (3263 posts) -

Tomb Raider

Deus Ex

Quake II

Doom II

Rogue Squadron

Grim Fandango

USAF 

Jack_Summersby
Thankyou for mentioning GF! :D