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04-04-2012, 06:05 PM #21
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- Feb 2012
- Stockton-on-Tees, UK
RTS: The best I've played is probably Starcraft 2. I am rating these for single player campaigns, and SC2 just has far more veriety and imagination than anything else. For total amount of fun gained, Age of Empires 2 or SpellForce.
TBS: For the wargame side of these things, Warlord 3: Darklords Rising is excellent. Simple, fast-paced, not too much busywork, and plenty of skill involves. For the 4X side of things, Civilization 4 is probably the objective best game, but Civilization 2 gave me more fun, and I can play a game of Civ 2 much more quickly which I like.
Grand Strategy: Hearts of Iron 2. One minute I am securing my oil supplies. The next managing my production lines. The next I'm co-ordinating an assault on Moscow. Then I'm dealing with the fact that my attack on Gibraltar has fucked up because of a random snowstorm. This game can hurt to play, but in a good way.
FPS: Thief: The Metal Age. This is pretty much the perfect Thief game, which is pretty much the perfect action game. I enjoyed Dark Project more because I played it first and I played it a lot, but Metal Age is definitely better. If you want an actual shooter, then probably CoD2, but I don't like shooters much. I do like the bits of CoD2 where you're a guy in a big battle.
RPG: Baldur's Gate 2. This is a wonderful game with loads of fun quests, fun characters, fun spells, lovely graphics, amazing encounters. Definitely my favourite game of all.
Action-RPG: Vampire: Bloodlines. Because vampires.
Casual: Puzzle Quest or Audiosurf. Unbelievably addictive games. I thought Puzzle Quest was just a joke, played the demo for a laugh, couldn't stop.
Sim: Railroad Tycoon 2. This is a hard category to judge, there are some games i really love like SimCity 2000 and Capitalism Plus, but I like trains a bit more.
Other games that I don't know how to classify: Terraria and Duels of the Planeswalkers.Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
04-04-2012, 06:19 PM #22
04-04-2012, 10:52 PM #23
It's hard to argue with the clock, so I'd have to put up World of Warcraft (2004) and OpenTTD (and the original (1994)) as far as favourites go. I imagine everybody is familiar with WoW, for better or worse. OpenTTD has improved upon the simple, but brilliant in its execution, concepts of the original 1994 game - and thanks to dozens of excellent add-ons, I think its isometric graphics look better than do most attempts at full 3D; there's even a screenshot forum here.
Other favourites (of yesteryear) include: TrackMania United (2007), Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999), Age of Empires II (1999), Dragon Age: Origins (2009), Grand Prix 4 (2002), and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (2002).
05-04-2012, 05:02 AM #24
05-04-2012, 06:46 AM #25
MP-FPS: TF2, hands down. The Battlefield series comes in at a close second, but TF2 is just perfect in my eyes.
SP-FPS: I'm not sure really, if I go on times replayed it's probably HL2 + episodes. I like a lot of single player FPS games for different reasons (Far Cry and Crysis for open world, Bioshock for atmosphere, etc, etc, etc).
RPG: The Elder Scrolls series.
RTS: Company of Heroes. I'm not a huge multiplayer RTS player (mostly because I suck) so I'm going mainly on single player campaigns here. Company of Heroes just has an awesome campaign and it's gameplay actually did something to advance the genre beyond what was done in the first Command and Conquer already (lookin' at you SC2!)
MOBA: League of Legends. LoL is just a lot of fun with friends.
MMO: WoW. I know everyone apparently hates WoW, but I've played every MMO under the sun and yet I always end up coming back to WoW. I don't really play any MMO right now, but if I had to chose a favorite it would definitely be WoW. WoW has ended up meaning more to me than just gaming, I've made a lot of real friendships with guild mates in WoW, ones that have carried over to real life.
Sims: Mechwarrior 2 and TIE Fighter.... One day this genre will be good again, I'm not holding my breath for F2P MWO though.
05-04-2012, 06:55 AM #26
All-time Favorites (in no way meant to reflect anything but my opinion):
runner up: NOLF, Portal, Mirror's Edge
runner up: CS, BF2
TPS: Max Payne
runner up: Oni, Alice, SR3
runner up: APB*, WAR
runner up: MotB, ME
runner up: ETW, AoE, SC, Syndicate Wars
runner up: Civ4
runner up: DK2, Tropico 4
Honorable Mention: I76
*its lows were very low, but its highs were very high
05-04-2012, 07:38 AM #27
05-04-2012, 07:39 AM #28
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- Jul 2011
My favorite games from a few of my favorite genres. Probably in order of preference as well.
RTS: Starcraft Brood War
Space Sim: Freespace 2
RPG: Baldur’s Gate series
Strategy: Medieval II: Kingdoms (especially The Third Age (LoTR) mod), Civ 4
Driving: Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec (PS2)
ARPG: Diablo II + xpac
Fighter: Virtua Fighter 3 (Coin-op, Dreamcast versions)
edit: Added Puzzle: Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo (Sega Saturn)
Last edited by luckystriker; 12-04-2012 at 04:29 AM.
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05-04-2012, 01:39 PM #32
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- Jan 2012
TBS: Alpha Centauri. Still a brilliant game. Just edges out UFO:Enemy Unknown
RTS: Homeworld "Kharak is Burning..."
FPS: Bioshock 1 + 2. (honourable mention to Portal 2 and Half Life 2)
TPS: Uncharted 1,2 and 3. (yes, I know PS3 only...) To me they epitomise an on-rails linear cinematic experience done right.
Puzzle: SpaceChem (and Portal 1+2 and Lemmings)
RPG: This is tricky as there are a lot I can't decide between. Call it a draw between Final Fantasy VII, Baldur's Gate and Skyrim.
Multi Genre: System Shock 2. The Daddy.
05-04-2012, 02:07 PM #33
Hmmm - I could easily put down 100 favourites for every genre (and I always forget a few), but let's see:
TBS: UfO: Enemy Unknown (X-com)
Runners up: Civ II, Master of Magic, HoMaM III, Alpha Centauri
(TBS obviously peaked around '95!)
RTS: Ground Control
Runners up: Anything by Relic; Homeworld/Company of Heroes/DoW 1 + 2
(I prefer my RTS single player, and with no bases if possible!)
SPFPS: (I'm going to get slated for this :-D) Halo
Runners up: Portal 1+ 2, Half-life 2
(Combat in the original halo was/is still brilliantly tactical compared to most other shooters, so many good ideas to arrive in one game)
ARPG: Dark Souls
Runner up: Demon's Souls, Diablo
(No brainer, dark souls remains the best game of this console era)
Racing: Project Gotham racing 4
Runners up: Burnout 3, Gran turismo 2
(I've played nearly all racing games ever (massively exaggerated statement ahoy!), and lean towards arcade racers. Project Gotham had that sweet spot of fun/serious handling absolutely perfect)
I abstain from other categories - I couldn't pick an RPG out of the many, many rpgs I've played. And quite a few games don't fit neatly into a genre. Deus ex would probably be an rpg for me rather than a spfps - otherwise that'd probably be in there. Baldurs gate etc. would be in. But also FFVII etc. - formative games from my youth ;-).
Someone will definitely list one here after me that makes me slap my forehead and go - 'Of course, that was the best!' but there you go, that's the fun of making these lists and seeing what others come up with...Benevolent dictator of the RPS Blood Bowl Divisions of Death - Join us!
05-04-2012, 02:09 PM #34
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- Jul 2011
First post, have lurked around for a while.
RPG: Baldur's Gate 2. Perfect combination of good setting, good story and reasonably tactical combat. (People call the Forgotten Realms bland, but BG2 had so many fun locations. Which I won't spoil here.)
Multiplayer FPS: Starsiege: Tribes or Team Fortress 2. TF2 probably wins out because, on reflection, I liked Tribes best when using one of the mods that changed virtually everything about it.
Puzzle: Portal, if it counts as a puzzle game.
Adventure: Zork: Grand Inquisitor or Curse of Monkey Island. Z:GI was the last (and best) Zork game; like Myst but actually fun, and with a sense of humour, and gleeful overacting. Curse of Monkey Island was also great, if only for the Pirate Song.
???: Worms: Armageddon. I'm not sure what genre it is, but it's my favourite of the series and they've never surpassed it.
Racing: Look, I know this doesn't make the best impression, but I really enjoyed Episode 1: Racer, the pod-racing tie in for the terrible Star Wars prequel. I'm not great at racing games in general, and it was enjoyable arcade fun I've never found to be present in any other racing game in quite the same way.
Also, you know what I like? Discounted shoes, and viagra. At low, low prices.
05-04-2012, 02:14 PM #35
FPS: Call of Duty 2 (mainly because it was my first FPS), TF2 is a very close second.
RTS: Age of Empires II/expansion
TPS: Mass Effect 2/3
RPG: Dragon Age Origins, Fallout 2/New Vegas (didn't play 3.)
Turn based strategy: Probably the Fire Emblem series or FFT/FFTA/FFTA2 (I haven't played many of these on PC!)
05-04-2012, 06:01 PM #36
Here are my favourite games
C64: Below the Root, Turrican
Amiga: Captive, Ambermoon, Hunter, Dungeon Master
PC: Carrier Command, Gunship 2000, Alone in the Dark, Doom, Blood, Hexen, Duke Nukem 3D, Midwinter, Albion, System Shock 2, Outcast, Gothic, Deus Ex, Dead Space, Fallout 3 (with FWE mod), Batman: Arkham Asylum
05-04-2012, 06:52 PM #37
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05-04-2012, 09:25 PM #40
RPG: Fallout 1. Funnily enough I'm probably more likely to go back to 2 because of the improvements to companions and the like, but I still think 1 is better. It's more certain of itself, it's purer; Fallout 2 feels kind of watered down with the extra emphasis on 'teh funnies'.
FPS: I think the FPS that I have enjoyed the most, and put the most number of hours into (after Action Quake 2) would be the original Halo. Potentially blasphemous, but I got totally wrapped up in the story, and I found Legendary to be the perfect sort of challenge. I never enjoyed the sequels as much as I enjoyed the originals.
RTS: The RTS that most holds a special place in my heart is Dark Reign. Notable mentions go to Homeworld, Total Annihilation, SC1&2, CoH and DoW2 (I don't feel like I've spent enough time with CoH, but it could be a contender for the top prize).
...I guess that's enough for now.weekendwarrio.rs - We've got more games than time...