Yes i actually liked it quite alot as it was fairly original at the time was one of the only first games to do true lip synching had a really cool setting and was also one of the first games to mix a few genres together [even if it didnt really succeed].
Most games recommended have been added onto the list; I thank everyone for their help. Also, since there are many recommending older PC games; namely Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle etc. I have decided that I will include DOSBox information within the original list for those who wish to take that particular avenue. I will also put text next to games that say whether they need DOSBox emulation in order to function under WinXP. Which also means that I will add those great old games to the list.
I am not sure what kind of information you may want to appear for DosBox so I only put the necessary links in the original post.
I saw both Descent and Freespace, but I'm not a big buff on computer games so I'm not sure if Freespace is the same thing as Descent Freespace: The Great War, which is the best space sim I've ever played.
I must admit i didn't read all 11 pages, here are my entries.
Strategy: Conquest of the New World (Still trying to get a copy of this) Dune 2, the battle for Arakis (set the standards for all RTS, and great voice acting...not) Syndicate (Cyborg Secret Agents, big guns, LOTS of people to kill...) Worms Armagedon (The ultimate Solitaire, should come with windows) Heroes of might and magic 3 (best of the serie in my opinion) Memmaker...(what?, was kind of a game...trying to get as close to 640k of mem as possible re-editing your Config.sys and Autoexec.bat, loading things in high memory...good times...)
Flight/Space Sim Tie Fighter ( Where else do you get to be Darth Vader's wingman? getting all the hidden missions was impossible!)
Advertising your thread? Amusing. No, I think this post needs a sticky, at least for a week or so. Let everyone see it. But I don't mind bumping it occaisonally... Keeps it in my recent post archive. :) Bump!
The Little Big Adventure games (1 and 2 - think the first one was called Twinsun's Adventure in the US) are almost completely unknown nowadays... ok so their a bit cutesy but there good strong adventure games. Oh and they work on XP :-)
I'd add the original C&C, C&C Red Alert, and C&C Generals. I'd also add Starcraft and its expansion, Broodwar, but a lot of people in Asia are still playing it, so technically it's not forgotten (yet).
Bump for good reason: Starflight and its sequel aren't on the list. It's essentially the granddaddy of games like Star Control II. I should tell you that if you want the best version of either game, skip the IBM PC version and go get an Amiga or a 68k Mac(emulators count too). Better graphics, and more importantly, a MUCH BETTER INTERFACE which lets you use the mouse if you wish.
I've reviewed the list, and noticed that even more great games aren't on the list. (Nice to read that someone else brought up Die by the Sword, though. That's the kind of game I'd kill for on the Wii!) Anyway, here's some more games: -Magic Carpet -Rocket Jockey (There need to be more original games like this today!) -Every other Battletech game that isn't MechWarrior 4 or MechAssault, namely MechWarrior 1-3
A few more :) Alpha Centauri, Day of the Tentacle, Marathon (old school mac gaming, hehe), ADOM/Nethack (tons of different roguelikes, but those are my favorites), the King's Quest series, the Quest for Glory series, and the Wizardry series (even just Wizardry 8 would be great). Man, this is making me feel old, heh.
Recommendations added to list, thank you for your contributions.
And yes, Die by the Sword is a fantastic game and so was the expansion Limb from Limb. It could really use a sequel since the control scheme gave it one of the best combat engines. There was also a "cuss" pack which made Elric (or Edric, been so long) say the most hillarious things. I used to have it at one time but I can no longer locate it and would love to donwload it again.
[QUOTE="MythPro1"]Recommendations added to list, thank you for your contributions.
And yes, Die by the Sword is a fantastic game and so was the expansion Limb from Limb. It could really use a sequel since the control scheme gave it one of the best combat engines. There was also a "cuss" pack which made Elric (or Edric, been so long) say the most hillarious things. I used to have it at one time but I can no longer locate it and would love to donwload it again. It's "Enric". I don't have the Limb from Limb expansion, just the original in large box with collector's pen. Guess it's time to hit eBay again...too bad LfL standalone is much harder to find than DBTS standalone(I want the manuals and other stuff that doesn't come in the dual-jewel packs that Interplay seemed to be fond of). EDIT: Sealed copy on eBay? IT'S MINE!