What are the greatest PC games of all time?

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#1 LiquidZ08
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Heres a list that I'm still working on,

Day of the Tentical, Monkey Island, Sam and Max hit the road. Prince of Persia *the original*, Carmageddon, Age of Empires, Heros of Might and magic series *it also had the best music I've ever heard in a game*, Wing Commander 2, Strong Hold *The Original*, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem.... I'll probably do a lot of editing to this list because there are lots more 8).

Whats your greatest PC games of all time?

Update 08/10/05: which games deserve recognition (Hall of Belated Fame) because they did not sell well. Many have already been stated, but the PC has an huge supply of games and developers so it would be interesting to see what your (Hall of Belated Fame) game that nobody noticed is.

Update 08/18/05: Absolutely fantastic game added to my list (I cannot believe I over looked this one).

Update 08/19/05: I wonder how many of you still remember this one. I'm suprised there were no sequals to it.

Update 08/22/05: One of the forgoten greats. Theres also another that just came to mind.

Update 08/23/05: Two games, and one of which is done on a Grand scale.

Update 09/01/05: Ahhhh!!! I've got worms. I mean worms the game :P.

Update 09/11/05: The last bump my friends. The next Greatest PC games thread will have to start from scratch. But before this one dies completely add to our lists or feel free to prove us wrong on a game :).

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#2 Cycloptis
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Ultima Series
Baldur's Gate Series
No One Lives Forever Series

Just a few to add, along with Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat.

But you forgot Grim Fandango, which is fantastic.
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#3 Cracker__Jack
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sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same thread
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#4 LiquidZ08
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sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same threadCracker__Jack

If you didn't like the thread why did you post in it? Go complain somewhere else. Matter of fact theres an off topic area where you can make your own thread about it.

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#6 wud03
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[QUOTE="Cracker__Jack"]sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same threadLiquidZ08

If you didn't like the thread why did you post in it? Go complain somewhere else. Matter of fact theres an off topic area where you can make your own thread about it.



I take it you don't come to the boards too much. We get at least 20 a week about basiclaly the same topic (the greatest game! or the greatest RPG etc). I do not know why they can't search for a recent and very relevant forum and post on that one.
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Empire Earth:)
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#8 Cracker__Jack
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sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same threadCracker__Jack

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#9 XaosII
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[QUOTE="Cracker__Jack"]sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same threadCracker__Jack

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Quoting yourself? Nice.

Go to "Advanced Search" search for all PC games ever review - sort by score. Choose your pick from any on the list!
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#10 wud03
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[QUOTE="Cracker__Jack"][QUOTE="Cracker__Jack"]sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same threadXaosII

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Quoting yourself? Nice.

Go to "Advanced Search" search for all PC games ever review - sort by score. Choose your pick from any on the list!



I used to do this, but I gloss over many games that didn't have high scores, but I would have enjoyed. Other games that got high scores were detestable. I suggest actually reading the reviews, but do a preliminary cut-off of reading only above 7.0 or something.
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#11 Sydd
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Fallout 1 and 2 were my favorites of all time.

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#12 Govvy
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Heres a list that I'm still working on,

Day of the Tentical, Monkey Island, Sam and Max hit the road. Prince of Persia *the original*, Carmageddon, Age of Empires, Heros of Might and magic series *it also had the best music I've ever heard in a game*, Wing Commander 2, Strong Hold *The Original*, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem.... I'll probably do a lot of editing to this list because there are lots more 8).

Whats your greatest PC games of all time?

LiquidZ08

Well, I have you say, you got my list there too, I would have to add Sensible Soccer for footy and Cannon Fodder.

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Dynamite headdy!
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Heros of Might and magic series *it also had the best music I've ever heard in a game*

LiquidZ08


It so happens that i was listening to homm4 music when i came across this thread :D
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Total Annihilation.
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world of warcraft -prince of persia-magic and mayhem-warcraft 3- fable( definitely it will be)-gothic-beyond good and evil-neverwinter nights.
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Ultima Series - Only if you consider 1-5 or 6. Last couple, Ascension in particular should NEVER be considered in a discussion of best of all time. As a side note, I think Ultima IV was probably the best RPG of all time, considering it was the first game that you actually had to ROLE-PLAY to become the Avatar (remember being tempted to steal reagents from the blind vendor?)

Baldur's Gate - definitely on the list... for revolutionizing the Genre

And if you can't tell that I am a RPG fan...

I'd say Elder Scrolls series (Morrowind in particular) should be considered one of the best of all time because:

1. No other series lets you play how you want to play, be who you want to be, become what you want to become.

2. Open ended. As great as BG was, it was fairly linear in comparison to Daggerfall or Morrowind

3. Story. I haven't seen an RPG with a storyline as deep and immersive as Morrowind.

4. Visually stunning. A must for all games of all genres. But can you tell me of a game that looked better than Morrowind?

The best part of it is, the folks at Bethesda keep getting better and better with each new game they make in the series. Now, if they can make combat a bit more interesting, spruce up the spell effects a bit, I think Oblivion will make your list of greatest of all time!

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Heres a list that I'm still working on,

Day of the Tentical, Monkey Island, Sam and Max hit the road. Prince of Persia *the original*, Carmageddon, Age of Empires, Heros of Might and magic series *it also had the best music I've ever heard in a game*, Wing Commander 2, Strong Hold *The Original*, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem.... I'll probably do a lot of editing to this list because there are lots more 8).

Whats your greatest PC games of all time?

LiquidZ08

your list is lame is all the old classics new games are good to
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Half-life series- With half-life 1 & 2 there are so many mods that are fun to play its like you buy one game and it comes with 20 free ones.
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world of warcraft -prince of persia-magic and mayhem-warcraft 3- fable( definitely it will be)-gothic-beyond good and evil-neverwinter nights.alep-om


You are kidding right.
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#21 dark_orb
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Fallout 1 & 2, Half Life, Baldur's Gate 2, Starcraft, Doom 2, Diablo, Unreal Tournament 2004, Worms Armageddon.
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Half Life, Doom, GTA2, and a bunch of others I can't think of right now.

Heres a list that I'm still working on,

Day of the Tentical, Monkey Island, Sam and Max hit the road. Prince of Persia *the original*, Carmageddon, Age of Empires, Heros of Might and magic series *it also had the best music I've ever heard in a game*, Wing Commander 2, Strong Hold *The Original*, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem.... I'll probably do a lot of editing to this list because there are lots more 8).

Whats your greatest PC games of all time?

LiquidZ08
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#23 Hellsing2o2
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Thier must be over a million greatest PC games of all time...
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#24 primordial2003
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I don't know what the greatest PC games of all time are, but my personal favourite PC games are...

Diablo (part 1)

Aces Over Europe (an old WWII combat flight sim)

Stunts (an old car racing game in which you could build your own tracks)

Doom I & II

Guild Wars (spiritual successor to the Diablo series, atleast until they announce Diablo 3)

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Call of Duty is the only MP i have thoroughly enjoyed Far Cry had the best single player.
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#26 wud03
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Greatest = 1? Then I am going with Doom. No other game has been so revolutionary.
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IMO: Doom 2, Quake 1, Deus Ex 1, Half life 1, Morrowind, maybe Max Payne 1, Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2.
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#28 jamike87
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half-life series, gta series, doom series, cant think right now, theres lots more
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#29 SoulEcho
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Oh man, there are so many epic PC titles. I'll name a handful of them.

  • Freespace series
  • Homeworld series
  • Starsiege: Tribes
  • Baldur's Gate series
  • PoP: The Sands of Time
  • Total Annihilation
  • Grim Fadango
  • Ghost Recon
  • Ground Control series
  • Silent Hunter series

Although some of these games will be a pain in the ass to find, believe me they'll be worth the effort.

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rome total war
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Age Of Empires II, Rise of Nations - Strategy,

Baldur's Gate RPG

cheers,

Sayuj

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#32 LiquidZ08
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[QUOTE="LiquidZ08"]

[QUOTE="Cracker__Jack"]sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same threadwud03

If you didn't like the thread why did you post in it? Go complain somewhere else. Matter of fact theres an off topic area where you can make your own thread about it.



I take it you don't come to the boards too much. We get at least 20 a week about basiclaly the same topic (the greatest game! or the greatest RPG etc). I do not know why they can't search for a recent and very relevant forum and post on that one.

Your right. I dont come to these boards alot. I didn't think it was posted that often so I made my own thread then unfortunately I get blasted for doing so.

On Topic: Kings Quest series was awsome. They dont seem make much in the way of point and click (adventure/story i.e. day of the tentical style) games that much anymore.

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BF1942
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Fallout
System Shock 2
Doom
Wolfenstein
Half Life
There is more but I do not want to list them all.
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#35 front243
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Doom, Monkey Island Series, Commander Keen Series, Diablo 2 + Expansion, Warcraft series, Starcraft, Command&Conquer Series, Dune 2, "Quest"-Games from Sierra (Space Quest, Police Quest, Kings Quest etc.).)
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Star Control II and Betrayal at Krondor
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#37 smbius
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The following franchises

Wing Commander 1-3, X-Wing/Tie Fighter, Freespace, Jedi Knight, Mechwarrior, Half Life, CS, Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft, Space Quest, Police Quest, Rise of The Dragon.

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starcraft, baldur's gate, diablo, diablo ii, warcraft, warcraft ii, tie fighter, x-wing, jedi knight dark forces ii (the older one), red alert, unreal tournament, quake ii, worms 2
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#40 mobking16
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plain and simple

the sims!

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Edited: First post in thread to include "Hall of Belated Fame" or games that were great but did not get much attention. 08/10/05
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#42 Wslacker
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Is King's quest still available for sale or DL? Was a fun game.
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#43 LiquidZ08
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You can try abandonware sites. I know of a good site that generally follows the rules of what companies want when it comes to providing their software for download but I wont post it because its still against the rules to do so.
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#44 rsiedelmann
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I haven't seen these listed yet...

Master of Orion

Master of Magic

X-COM: UFO Defense

Jagged Alliance 2

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#45 GreyDawn
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sigh:roll: Another of these 1000's of the same threadCracker__Jack


At least for these 'best games' threads they're a useful resource for people searching for old gems.
I came across Grim Fandango, IL-sturmovik, and a few others through these threads.
Try not to be so pessimistic, though I admit a few topics like 'how good is HL2' do get overdone a bit.
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#46 stormbard
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The Temple of Elemental Evil is for me the best PC game by far, as its replay value is inexhaustable with all the new mods and improvements being made all the time. First-class D&D RPG
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Most suprisingly no one mentioned anything about Evolva. That game was pretty d@amn fun and had replay value on top of that. I liked the way you could practice different weapons and evolve them over time. It makes for different strategies everytime you change your focus.
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#48 wannesje
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My games:

Doom 1&2
Duke Nukem
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Call of Duty
Rome: Total War
GTA series
Medal of Honor series

:D

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#49 wud03
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http://forums.gamespot.com/gamespot/search_results.php?search_text=%22best+pc+game%22&search_type=topic

All in the past couple of months.
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http://forums.gamespot.com/gamespot/search_results.php?search_text=%22best+pc+game%22&search_type=topic

All in the past couple of months.
wud03

Yes yes we already know this :?. This is why I didn't create a new thread I just added on to the one I already made.