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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizardry View Post
    Interesting...

    I need some thinking time before I commit to anything.

    I don't get it,whats wrong with my pick :o ?

    I demand explanation!

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    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftPunk View Post
    FPS: Stalker:Shadow Of Chernobyl
    Runners up: Ghost Recon 1,Rainbow Six:Raven Shield,Deus Ex,Half Life 2.


    TPS: Max Payne 2
    Runners up:: Hitman:Silent Assasin,Resident Evil 4,Kane And Lynch,Freedom Fighters.


    RTS: Company Of Heroes
    Runners up: Total War:Medieval 2,Soldiers Heroes Of World War 2,W40k:Dawn Of War,Supreme Commander.


    RPG: Gothic 2
    Runners up: Alpha Protocol,Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines,Dungeon Siege 2,KOTOR.


    Sandbox: Mafia:City Of Lost Heaven
    Runners up: GTA 4,Ultimate Spiderman,Protoype,Just Cause 2.


    Fighting: Street Fighter 3rd Strike
    Runners up:Street Fighter 3rd Strike,Street Fighter 3rd Strike,Street Fighter 3rd Strike,Street Fighter 3rd Strike.


    Stealth: Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
    Runners up: Hitman:Silent Assasin,Death To Spies,MGS,Thief 2.
    I'm curious as to why you picked MP2 instead of MP.

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    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.

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    All-time Favorites (in no way meant to reflect anything but my opinion):

    SPFPS: HL
    runner up: NOLF, Portal, Mirror's Edge

    MPFPS:
    UT2k4
    runner up: CS, BF2

    TPS:
    Max Payne
    runner up: Oni, Alice, SR3

    MMO:
    WoW
    runner up: APB*, WAR

    RPG:
    Fallout
    runner up: MotB, ME

    RTS:
    CoH
    runner up: ETW, AoE, SC, Syndicate Wars

    TBS:
    SMAC
    runner up: Civ4

    God: SC4
    runner up: DK2, Tropico 4

    Honorable Mention: I76

    *its lows were very low, but its highs were very high
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    All-time Favorites (in no way meant to reflect anything but my opinion):

    SPFPS: HL
    runner up: NOLF, Portal, Mirror's Edge

    MPFPS:
    UT2k4
    runner up: CS, BF2

    TPS:
    Max Payne
    runner up: Oni, Alice, SR3

    MMO:
    WoW
    runner up: APB*, WAR

    RPG:
    Fallout
    runner up: MotB, ME

    RTS:
    CoH
    runner up: ETW, AoE, SC, Syndicate Wars

    TBS:
    SMAC
    runner up: Civ4

    God: SC4
    runner up: DK2, Tropico 4

    Honorable Mention: I76

    *its lows were very low, but its highs were very high
    Oh, lord. The acronyms!

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    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

    MMO: WoW

    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vdaxzter View Post
    Oh, lord. The acronyms!
    My thoughts exactly. I can decipher most acronyms usually, but I do see quite a few I have no idea what they mean when people talk about games which makes it impossible for me to look up games that sound interesting when the origin of my interest is just an acronym.

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    I'll consider this my community-service for today. The "acronym + game" search term in Google.

    Correct where needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    All-time Favorites (in no way meant to reflect anything but my opinion):

    SPFPS: Half-Life
    runner up: No One Lives Forever, Portal, Mirror's Edge

    MPFPS:
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    runner up: Counter-Strike, Battlefield 2

    TPS:
    Max Payne
    runner up: Oni, Alice, Saints Row: The Third

    MMO:
    World of Warcraft
    runner up: All Points Bulletin*, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

    RPG:
    Fallout
    runner up: Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, Mass Effect

    RTS:
    Company of Heroes
    runner up: Empire: Total War, Age of Empires, StarCraft, Syndicate Wars

    TBS:
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    runner up: Civilization IV

    God: SimCity 4
    runner up: Dungeon Keeper 2, Tropico 4

    Honorable Mention: Interstate '76

    *its lows were very low, but its highs were very high
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vdaxzter View Post
    I'm curious as to why you picked MP2 instead of MP.

    HM honestly i enjoyed it more,but still i also very like first MP.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

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    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!)

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tritagonist View Post
    I'll consider this my community-service for today. The "acronym + game" search term in Google.

    Correct where needed.
    Thanks, tho you could have also expanded "Alice" to "American McGee's Alice"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Thanks, tho you could have also expanded "Alice" to "American McGee's Alice"
    I worked them all out shortly after my post, but "Alice" was pretty clear.
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    Star Control 2, Deus Ex, Freespace 2

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    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.
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