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Old 10 October 2006, 14:56   #1
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PC Classic Games

Yes I know, this is amiga community, but eventually all of us moved to PC or Mac. This topic should be simillar to mame tread where you suggest PC games that you think are worth checking or that have 'classic' status.

Also if game was released on Amiga, write which version you find better.

Here is my start of the list:

UFO - Enemy Unknown (aka X-Com)


I liked amiga version of this game enough that this was first PC game that I got. I still prefer Amiga version even I did not find much difference...

Total Annihilation

One of most underrated PC titles. Not sure why as it looks and plays much better then any RTS of its time.

... (just like matrix - to be contued )
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Old 10 October 2006, 15:16   #2
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Some favourites for me were

Hitman 1

Rune

Dark Reign 2

Deus Ex

The Longest Journey

Serious Sam

Blade Runner

Painkiller

Magic Carpet

Heretic II

Unreal Tournament
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Old 10 October 2006, 16:00   #3
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old, small & good:
Quadnet (arcade shooter)

Yoda Stories (adventure+arcade elements)
Indiana Jones Desktop Adventures
Sensible Golf
Abuse (platform game)
Electrobody/Electroman (platform game)
Pac in Time (platform game)
Epic Pinball
Silverball (pinball)
Fox Ranger

Beetle Juice (arcade)
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Old 10 October 2006, 16:34   #4
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Warcraft 1 & 2
Little Big Adventure 1 & 2
Lost Eden (Cryo)
Fade to black
Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Daggerfall
Pirates (but way preferd the Amiga version better graphics by miles)

Spent many years playing all of these
a load more too just these spring to mind as the best
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Old 10 October 2006, 16:34   #5
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some of my personal favorites are jagged alliance which was somewhat in the vein of x-com and imperialism which was a resource management - strategy game.
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Old 11 October 2006, 13:02   #6
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Nice thread.

Abuse
Amok
Carmageddon 1 & 2 & TDR
DethKarz
Death Rally
Doom series
Duke Nukem 3d
Dungeon Keeper II
Hexen / Heretic
Hyperblade
Jagged Alliance
Jazz Jackrabbit 1 & II
Magic Carpet II
Mechwarror series
Quake series
Raptor
Road Rash
Screamer II
Shattered Steel
Starcraft
Thief II: The Metal Age
Tyrian

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Old 11 October 2006, 13:05   #7
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eob's
Lands of Lore
Alone in the Dark 1 , 2
Litil Divil
Goblins 1,2,3
Shadow of the Comet
Dangerous Dave 1,2,3
Jazz Jackrabbit
Ultima Underworld 1,2
Ultima VIII
Quake
Duke Nukem 3D
Shadow Warrior
Blood 1,2

gonna think more!
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Old 11 October 2006, 13:28   #8
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First game I played on the PC was doom... which was very good especially as it was the first FPS and mutiplayer shooter I'd ever played...

Shortly after that it was a game I loved... System Shock.. superb game...

In between theres been (classic wise):

Little Big Adventure Series (LBA)
System Shock 1 / 2
Doom / Quake
Command & Conqueor

And I suppose the game that I've spend literally months playing:

Asherons Call - first MMOPRG I've ever played way back around 7/8 years ago and still play today... I've played / beta'd pretty much every MMORPG games since and nothing has suppased it yet..
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Old 11 October 2006, 14:52   #9
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DCC: (Dungeon Crawler Clones)
EOB series
Legend of Kyranda


RTS: (Real Time Stratagy)
Commandos
Syndicate
Syndicate Wars
C&C series
Dungeon Keeper
Diabalo(s)
Battle Tech Commander
Force Commander
Dark Reign(s)


FPS: (First Person Shooter)
Quake(s)
Rise of the Triad
Doom(s)
DukeNukem(s)
Heratic(s)
Hexen
System Shock
Thief


TPS: (Third Person Stratagy)
Space Hulk: Vengeanceof the Blood Angels
Blood Rayne
Tomb Raider(s)
Spyro
MDK


VRG: (Vehicle Racing Game)
Carmagedon(s)
Destruction Derby(s)
Wipeout
Need for Speed(s)


SFS: (Space/Fligh Sims)
Wing Commander: Kilarthi Saga
Wing Commander: Acedemy
Wing Commander: Privatieer
Wing Commander: Prophecy
Wing Commander: Heart of the Tiger
FreeSpace
Tacyon the Fringe
Elite
Elite Frontiers


theres probly a tone or so more but just can not remeber at present
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Old 11 October 2006, 15:02   #10
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Total Annhilation - "One of most underrated PC titles. Not sure why as it looks and plays much better then any RTS of its time."

Erm, you may find that it was quite OVERRATED! - I remembered it topping the PC Zone RTS list for ages at 96% ... Red alert kicked its ass and you know it (spray painting to create buildings- wtf!?)

UFO : Enemy unknown was the first game I bought for my pc (even though I got a P166mmx)... best game ever for the pc too heh... bought it alongside colonization (too slow on my amiga) and some other cheap game, uh, .... cant remember but I got gobliins 2 with day of the tentacle shortly after

Back to topic

my favs

UFO (prefered PC vers - had a hard drive!)
Raptor
Fuzzys world of minature golf
gobliins 2 (amiga version was prolly better)
Solar Winds (overtop space exploration / arcade- awesome!)
Elite 2 / 3 (I played 2 on the amiga , 3 on the pc... unsure which I prefer heh)
Wing commander 1 + 2 (dont mind which version)
Pirates Gold!
Civilization (amiga ftw!)
Settlers (Amiga!!!! DEFINATELY!)
Command and Conquer - best for me was Red Alert- my TC mod rocked your balls!
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Red Alert is in my opinion overrated. I disliked movie sequences and units looked not so nice as TA!

And btw it was not paint but energy/minerals that Commander was spreading. :P

I rescently finished Homeworld, and this one deserves classic status. First RTS with 3D space. Great gameplay too.

Warcraft II was also great at the time it came out. Same goes for DukeNukem 3D. Loved that game and was much better then any Doom game. (it was newer, which means I missed Doom games)

As I had HD on my Amiga 500+, there was no problems with X-Com.
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Old 11 October 2006, 16:17   #12
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I thought TA was fecking awesome.
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How could I forget Rise of the Triad. What a riot! Drunk missiles rock.
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Old 11 October 2006, 16:44   #14
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Doom
Duke Nukem 3D
Warcraft II
Magic Carpet II (my flatmate and I LAN-played this to death, what fun)
Theme Hospital
Quake, II, III Arena (I still had a 16MB TNT 1 when Q3A came out)
Dungeon Keeper
Carmageddon II
Dethkarz
Hexen, Hexen II, Heretic
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How about "Redneck Rampage" loved the CD audio soundtrack like, "My Baby's All Liquored Up."
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Old 11 October 2006, 18:27   #16
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Got to love that front cover with your and Fred's picture on it.


Outlaws by Lucas Arts came about the same time. Somethin' like Dark Froce's clone set in wild west time.

Full Throttle
The Dig
rest of LA adventures

One game that sucked on PC was Defender of the Crown. Amiga version was way better.
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gobliins 2 (amiga version was prolly better)
why do you say this? the pc version is 256colors, the 64color amiga version looks worst... does it have better sound? I have only played with the pc-version, and the amiga screenshots don't look as good...
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Originally Posted by keropi
why do you say this? the pc version is 256colors, the 64color amiga version looks worst... does it have better sound? I have only played with the pc-version, and the amiga screenshots don't look as good...
Not to mention the PC CD version has Digital Speech and CD Audio
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yeah, I have the cd versions of gobliiins and gobliins... but I don't like the cd audio, too HQ I got the disk versions too, synthesized sounds are more "goblin" like lol
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TPS: (Third Person Stratagy)
Spyro (Wasn't this PSX (and other formats don't recall seeing a pc verison)
MDK (Yes Very good alternative kind of game!)


VRG: (Vehicle Racing Game)
Carmagedon(s) (How the hell could i forget this AWESOME game)
Destruction Derby(s) (This was good too but missed out on better graphics later!)
Need for Speed(s) (Awesome too specially II, III was the pinnacle!)
(up n till the recent trash NFS underground etc aren't my cup of tea neither was porsche challenge!)
Current fave : CNC Generals, Zero Hour (specially with mods keep comming back for more and more )
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