The Past Three Months

By Jim Rossignol on June 28th, 2008 at 8:09 am.


Okay, I’m going to be open with you and say that this post is a little bit about information gathering, rather than simply being a fun exercise. Nevertheless it would be interesting and useful if you guys would tell me what games you’ve played for more than a couple of hours in the last three months. Don’t bother including mini-games, free indie stuff that we’ve posted on here unless you’ve played it obsessively for many hours.

I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours. I’m going to include non-PC stuff too. And remember: it was my job to play some of this stuff.

The Rossignol tri-month game spread, roughly in order of how much I’ve played the game:

Eve Online
Age Of Conan
Team Fortress 2
Stronghold Crusader Extreme (Don’t agree with Kieron, thought it was pretty horrible.)
Spore Creature Creator (Not exactly a game, I know.)
GTA IV
Wings Of Honour: Battles Of The Red Baron (Actually not bad)
Crazy Machines 2
Oblivion
GRID
Stalker
Rock Band
Air Rivals (Still meaning to post about that. Kind of an interesting PvP MMO.)
Fallen Empires: Legions Beta

I’ve probably missed something significant, but that’s the basic line up.

You?

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  1. Optimaximal says:

    GRID
    DiRT
    TF2
    Peggle
    Call of Juarez
    Universe @ War

    That’s all I can think of :)

  2. Funkula says:

    Rock Band
    Team Fortress 2
    WoW
    Space Rangers 2
    GTA IV

    That might be all.

  3. Chuper says:

    Grid
    Eve (had a 14day trail, was fun but didnt have anyone to play with)
    TF2
    Mass Effect
    GTA4 (Xbox)
    Dota (for the past 3 years)
    Age of Conan

    But to be comepletely honest there hasnt really been any game for the past 3 month that has really made me go “ommeGlol i no sleep for 5dayz”…

  4. McCool says:

    TF2
    Audiosurf
    GTAIV (360)
    Spore Creature Creator
    Civ IV
    FIFA 08 (360 …and yes, ..I know..)
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R
    System Shock 2

    I’m pretty sure thats all I’ve played for any real period of time recently. Disapointing, eh?

  5. Don says:

    TF2 (lots)
    HL2 – all flavours
    Oblivion
    Medieval Total War: Kingdoms
    World in Conflict
    Painkiller (from Valve’s bargain bin)

  6. Sylphe says:

    TF2 (all time favorite)
    Mass Effect (great game!)
    Company of Heroes (the holy duo of multiplayer with TF2)
    Savage2 (excellent original multi experience)
    Fallen Empire: Legion (ahhh good old tribes)
    City of Heroes (played for a trial, nice game but well it’s old)
    Age of Conan (although my best friend work in funcom, he and i both hates the game, i played though tortage, was fun, then i hated it)

  7. Noc says:

    Sacrifice
    The Longest Journey
    Knytt Stories (Not a lot of content, here, but I keep coming back to it. I play through “A Walk at Night” religiously before I go to sleep.)
    Doomsday Engine content (Doom, II, Heretic, Hexen)
    Mechwarrior 4
    Mr. Robot
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Civ4
    Spore Creature Creator (Since it apparently counts
    Super Smash Bros: Brawl (With the friends I go back home to on weekends)

    You may sense a theme, here. All I’ve got to game on is a Macbook.

  8. c0wb0ys7y13 says:

    TF2 (pyro, nuf said)
    RedOrchestra2
    Sam and Max: Season 2
    Sam and Max: Hit the Road
    Zork: The Grand Inquisitor (BEST ADVENTURE GAME EVER!)

  9. P.T. says:

    Trials Second Edition (Its gets better as you get better, it has an actual learning *curve*!)
    TF2
    Spore CC
    Random playthisthing.com stuff (esp 9:05 and Dino Run)
    Google SketchUp (how is that different from Spore CC?)
    Civ4

  10. roskelld says:

    Blackjack
    Gin Rummy
    Shit head
    Patience
    Monkey Island I & II

    Erm, I’m travelling so all I have is a deck of cards and my MacBook Pro.

  11. Turin Turambar says:

    My xfire profile: http://www.xfire.com/profile/turintur

    In the last months:
    Grid
    ET: Quake Wars
    Mass Effect
    Sam & Max S2
    Audiosurf
    Stalker (2nd play)
    Thief 3: Deadly Shadows (right now)
    RS: Las Vegas 2
    Trying some source mods (Zombie Panic, Zombie Master, Pirates Knights and Vikings, Eteneral Silence, Dystopia)
    Mount & Blade

  12. angelessme says:

    Team Fortress 2
    Grid
    Stronghold Crusader Extreme
    Universe at War: Earth Assault
    NOLF2
    GH3
    Frets on Fire
    Vegas 2
    Spore CC
    Farenheit
    AoC
    WoW

  13. Dinger says:

    TF2
    Audiosurf
    Hitman: Blood Money
    Sins of a Solar Empire.

    Wow. Short list. I must be busy.

  14. Roritharr says:

    Mass Effect
    Gothic 3(just came back to it, dunno why exactly)
    TF2
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Call of Duty 4

  15. Janek says:

    Hrum. Let’s think. In no particular order:

    EVE
    Dwarf Fortress
    Europa Universalis 3 (with the wonderful Magna Mundi Gold mod)
    Mount & Blade
    Medieval 2 Total War: Kingdoms
    GRID
    Silent Hunter 4
    Trackmania Nations Forever
    Football Manager 2008
    Sins of a Solar Empire

  16. Al3xand3r says:

    Twilight of the Arnor (indie)
    Aquaria (indie)
    Styrateg (indie)
    Larva Mortus (indie)
    Noitu Love 2 (indie)
    Cave Story (free)
    Mount&Blade (indie)
    Depths of Peril (indie)
    Battle for Wesnoth (free)
    Monsters’ Den: Book of Dread (flash)
    Brotherhood of Battle (flash)
    CoD4 (great single player)
    The Witcher (grand RPG)
    Bioshock (bought so have to finish it)
    Age of Conan (tried to like, just quit sub)

    Probably missed a few one time but enjoyable playthroughs of obscure games.

  17. Syl says:

    Team Fortress 2
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Trackmania United
    Everyday Shooter
    RE: Umbrella Chronicles
    RE4
    The World End With You
    Bioshock
    Blast Works
    The Touhou Series (10 and 7 mainly)
    Flatout 2
    Company of Heroes
    W40K: Dawn of War (mainly Dark Crusade)
    Super Smash Bros Brawl
    Space Rangers 2
    Peggle Deluxe
    Spore Creature Creator
    Okami (Wii)
    Baroque
    Audiosurf
    Heroes of Might and Magic III
    Guitar Hero III
    I think thats about it? I go through a LOT of games very often.
    http://www.backloggery.com/main.php?user=syl

  18. Jochen Scheisse says:

    I’ll also include Non – PC stuff:

    Rockband
    GTA VC/SA
    Earthdawn PnP
    Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time
    Armageddon Empires
    Armada Online Alpha
    Fallout

  19. A Disembodied Voice says:

    Experience112/The Experiment
    Pathologic
    Grid
    Overclocked: A history of violence
    Puzzle Quest.
    Audio surf.
    Penumbra: Black Plague.
    Aquaria
    Company of Hereos

  20. FatMat says:

    Crysis (bought a new pc 3 months ago)
    Stalker (bought a new pc 3 months ago and had to play it again)
    Broken Sword (best adventure game ever and a perfect laptop game for travel!)
    Sam&Max (my love/hate relationship with point & click)
    Defcon (thx rock, paper, shotgun)
    TF2 (already a classic)
    Cod4 (the same old stew)
    Assassin’s Creed (worst gameplay, best graphics)
    Everyday Shooter (did i really spend more than a couple of hours on this ?)

  21. fanciestofpants says:

    TF2 – but of course
    Die by the Sword(I play this at least once a day, usually while waiting for something to happen)
    Baldur’s Gate II(re-played)
    Assassin’s Creed(PC port, damn fun despite what people say)
    Portal(again)
    World of Warcraft
    Spore Creature Creator
    Trials 2
    COD 4
    Mount & Blade
    Cortex Command
    Gish
    Peggle

    I think that’s it. I have shit memory for such things.

  22. Al3xand3r says:

    I forgot to add Wii’s Lost Winds which I think is sort of indie also.
    Also, a better Cave Story link with working downloads.

  23. Andrew says:

    Lord of the Rings Online
    Civilization 4

  24. Homunculus says:

    Fall from Heaven 2 (at the top, because it’s leagues ahead of anything else in this list as far as time wastage goes)
    Team Fortress 2
    the Baldur’s Gates, laden with delicious freshmaking mods
    Thief Gold
    Mask of the Betrayer
    Fallout 2, laden with etcetera
    Mass Effect

  25. Nymeria says:

    Let’s see…

    TF2
    Oblivion
    Mass Effect
    Portal (at least twice)
    Spore Creature Creator
    Audiosurf
    Everyday Shooter
    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
    Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
    Planescape: Torment (again)
    Stalker
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Space Invaders Extreme

    I didn’t count the stuff I was paid to play, though.

  26. Professor Pyro, Ph.D. says:

    TF2,
    Mount & Blade,
    MGS3,
    Ace Combat 0,
    Call Of Duty 4,
    Sporn

  27. Arsewisely says:

    TF2
    DOD:S Beta
    (Minerva:Metastasis)
    Condemned
    Baldur’s Gate II

  28. SwiftRanger says:

    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
    Team Fortress 2
    Imperium Galactica II
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    Gothic 3
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Dune 2000
    Football Manager Live beta
    Jets’n'Guns Gold (thx for that link again, RPS :) )
    Knights of Honor

    All played ‘obsessively for many hours’.

  29. Tunips says:

    Mount & Blade
    Rise of Legends
    Cossacks 2
    Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
    King’s Bounty
    Democracy 2
    Jagged Alliance 2
    Sims 2
    Alpha Centauri
    Titan Quest
    Everyday Shooter
    Solitaire

  30. Error1 says:

    TF2
    Sam and Max Season 2
    Mass Effect
    Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter ( best game ever )
    Smash bros. Brawl
    Spore Creature Creator
    No More Heroes

  31. JohnG says:

    TrackMania United Forever
    TF2
    Tank Universal (after it was pimped here)
    And half a million online flash games.

  32. Frosty840 says:

    Rather upsettingly, the only games I can think of that I’ve played for more than a couple of hours are:
    Guitar Hero 3
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Played through Hard on the release day, and Expert last night. I am a broken, addicted man)
    Company of Heroes

    And that’s it.
    Damn. I used to be a real gamer… :(

  33. Joe says:

    Boom Blox
    Guitar Hero Wii
    BioShock
    Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth
    Planescape Torment
    UT3
    Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
    Mass Effect
    FreeCiv
    Cave Story
    Alone in the Dark
    Fallout 2
    Still Alive (Portal DS Homebrew)
    Fabled Lands (Java Choose Your Own Adventure)
    Deus Ex

  34. Bitkari says:

    I’ll break this up by platform, and probably by descending order of obsessive play:

    Civ 4
    TF2
    Mass Effect
    Grid
    AoC
    WoW

    Tetris DS
    Mario vs Donkey Kong 2

    Mashed
    Soul Calibur 2

  35. fluffy bunny says:

    Dark Star One
    Titan Quest w/expansion
    GTA IV
    Anno 1701
    Rhodan (meh)
    Guild Wars (meh)
    Art of Murder (meh)
    Haze (meh)
    Kane & Lynch (coop)
    Civilization IV (Fall from Heaven mod)
    The Experiment 112
    Shadowgrounds Survivor
    Audiosurf
    Race 07: The STTC Game
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Armageddon Empires
    Pathologic
    TrackMania United Forever
    Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
    Call of Juarez (meh)
    You are Empty (surprisingly not meh)
    Red Orchestra
    Redlynx Trials 2
    The Legend of Blacksilver

    I’m sure there’s more, I’ve been trying to get through a pile of unplayed games.

  36. Andrew Wills says:

    Mass Effect
    Jailbreak: Source
    Team Fortress 2

  37. shai says:

    Mass Effect
    GTA IV (360)
    CoD 4
    Painkiller
    Penumbra – Black Plague
    Galactic Civilizations II

    and, of course, TF2 and a bit of Day of Defeat: Source

  38. nemolom says:

    Team Fortress 2
    Age of Conan
    GTA IV
    Spore Creature Creator
    Oblivion
    Sims 2
    Gothic III (until I couldn’t stand it anymore)
    Tetris clone on my mobile phone

  39. kenoxite says:

    - Sins of a Solar Empire
    - Fall From Heaven 2 (a mod better than Civ4 itself, as amazing as it sounds)
    - Bioshock
    - Doom 3 & RoE
    - UT2k4 (Onslaught)
    - Pathologic (damn you RPS!)
    - Majesty
    - Far Cry (replayed the fun part only -the first levels-)

  40. Fede says:

    Very likely one of the weirdest lists you’ll see

    Trackmania Nations Forever
    Mount & Blade
    ToME
    Medieval II Total War
    The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes – The Case of Serrated Scalpel
    Master of Orion
    FAAngband
    Diablo 1
    The Secret of Monkey Island
    Motor City

  41. John P (Katsumoto) says:

    Intriguing lists!

    Flight Simulator X (obsessed)
    Mass Effect (utterly brilliant)
    Age of Conan (disappointing, sub cancelled already)
    Lego Indiana Jones (Wii)
    Trials 2
    Trackmania United Forever (or whatever it’s called!)
    Stalker (Third playthrough)
    Gears of War
    Audiosurf
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Day of Defeat Source (the new beta with all the TF2 stuff in it)
    Quake 3 (only recently got into this.. Okay I’m a bit late to the party, i know!)
    Duke Nukem 3D
    CoD4 MP (don’t like it that much – like CS but more frustrating)
    Team Fortress 2
    Unreal
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Max Payne Max Payne 2

  42. Meat Circus says:

    STALKER
    Fallout (WITH WIDESCREEN PATCH)
    EVE EVE and MORE EVE.
    On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
    Planescape: Torment (with WIDESCREEN PATCH)
    Okami
    God of War 2
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    So, stuff.

  43. Tomzor! says:

    In no particular order:

    Team Fortress 2 (PC)
    Counter-Strike: Source (PC)
    Civilization 4 (PC)
    Rock Band (PS3/Xbox 360)
    Bioshock (PC)
    Crysis (PC)
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (PC)
    Donkey Kong World (PSP Snes Emulator)
    Oblivion (PC)

    That’s all I can think of for now.

  44. Kismet says:

    All on PC unless otherwise specified:

    Trackmania United Forever
    Trials 2 SE
    We Love Katamari (PS2)
    Civilization IV / Warlords / Beyond the Sword
    Neverwinter Nights 2 / Mask of the Betrayer (mostly playing with toolset, some player-created module)

    Culpa Innata
    Gothic 3
    Medieval II: Total War – Gold Edition
    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
    Lumines
    Fallen Empires: Legions Beta (since a couple of days)

  45. Stick says:

    TF2: Fire!Fire!Fire! Edition.
    Mass Effect PC
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Dark Messiah
    Deus Ex
    Titan Quest
    EVE Online

  46. Nuyan says:

    EVE Online
    Vampire: Bloodines: The Masquarade: Did I miss some more bloody subtitles?
    Trials2
    Team Fortress 2
    GRID
    Audiosurf

  47. Andynonymous says:

    This quarter I have been mostly playing -
    TF2
    GTA IV (360)
    N+ (360)
    Spore Creature Creator
    Battlefield: Bad Company (360)
    Company of Heroes
    Guitar Hero 3 (360)

  48. LinK says:

    TF2
    Bioshock
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Hidden and Dangerous

    =]

  49. Ray says:

    TF2
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    KotOR
    GTAIV
    Audiosurf
    On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
    Super Smash Bros Brawl
    PGR4
    Halo 3

  50. Pseudonym says:

    Mass Effect
    Titan Quest (with Immortal Throne)

    Been trying to start Mask of the Betrayer, but whenever I think about it, I just start another play through of Mass Effect.

    Bought The Witcher, but waiting on the special edition stuff.

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