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Pants
09-16-2004, 11:35 PM
frazod brought out an awesome issue, I'll expand on it. This will probably be boring to all the old farts here, but oh well.

Anyway, here are my top 5:

1. Half-Life Counter Strike
2. Halo
3. Sega ESPN NFL Series.
4. Knights of the Old Republic
5. Age of Empires II: Age of Kings

KcMizzou
09-16-2004, 11:37 PM
Of all time? The Legend of Zelda.

Count Zarth
09-16-2004, 11:38 PM
This is easy.

1. Madden 1999-2005
2. Knights of the Old Republic
3. The Secret of Monkey Island
4. Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
5. TIE Fighter
6. Clive Barker's Undying
7. Half-Life

Frazod
09-16-2004, 11:42 PM
Currently, Knights of the Old Republic and Freelancer, which are my absolute favorites. I will occasionally fart around with Medal of Honor, Unreal Tournament, and Postal 2 (very therapeutic after a bad day at the office :evil: ).

Some old games that I've enjoyed in the past would include Conquest of the New World and going WAY BACK to pre-Windows operating systems, Master of Magic. I still have these games, but neither will play on Windows XP. :sulk:

Rausch
09-16-2004, 11:43 PM
Final Fantasy X
Vice City
Excite Bike

Pants
09-16-2004, 11:45 PM
Do none of you play Halo on Xbox? Wow.

Frazod
09-16-2004, 11:46 PM
Do none of you play Halo on Xbox? Wow.

I have Halo, but never really got into it. I found it to be very annoying (mainly because there is no map function) and burned out on it.

Count Zarth
09-16-2004, 11:47 PM
Shit, almost forgot.

8. Star Wars Galaxies.

|Zach|
09-16-2004, 11:48 PM
Halo and NES Kung Fu

KcMizzou
09-16-2004, 11:48 PM
Final Fantasy X
Vice City
Excite Bike All great games. Do you have an emulator? I've downloaded literally hundreds of NES, SNES, and Genesis games.

Pants
09-16-2004, 11:49 PM
Yeah, I don't think it was meant as a single player game. The maps are way too long and repetetive. The only reason it's #2 on my list is because of it's awesome multiplayer. That is also why CS gets #1.

Frazod
09-16-2004, 11:55 PM
Yeah, I don't think it was meant as a single player game. The maps are way too long and repetetive. The only reason it's #2 on my list is because of it's awesome multiplayer. That is also why CS gets #1.

I don't get into playing on-line. I just have no interest in it.

Count Zarth
09-16-2004, 11:56 PM
All great games. Do you have an emulator? I've downloaded literally hundreds of NES, SNES, and Genesis games.

Super Mario RPG, biatch!

Legend of Zelda too.....ah, memories.

ChiefsFanatic
09-16-2004, 11:58 PM
1. Halo
2. Knights of the Old Republic
3. Metal Gear Solid (playstation 1)
4. Thief
5. Rainbow Six
6. Half-life

Halo, played with 6 or more players, through system-link is about the most fun I have ever had playing a video game.

Pants
09-16-2004, 11:59 PM
1. Halo
2. Knights of the Old Republic
3. Thief
4. Rainbow Six
5. Half-life

Halo, played with 6 or more players, through system-link is about the most fun I have ever had playing a video game.

My kind of gamer. Rep.

stanleychief
09-17-2004, 12:01 AM
FPS:
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FarCry
Black Hawk Down
Half-Life

RTS:
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Age of Empires 2: AOK + expansion
Dark Reign 1
Tiberian Sun.. yeah.. I know. I hear groaning already :)

RPG:
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Diablo 2 + expansion.. hell yeah!

Arcade:
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Galaga -- bring it on!
Defender
Joust

Then there are those games that spawned dynasties.. like Need for Speed, Wing Commander, series. Remember the first true CD-ROM game? 7th Guest?

Then there are the forgettables that were so much fun.. early EA games rocked on the Atari 800.. MULE, Archon, Pinball Construction Wizard, and Dr. J's basketball. Fun times!

Miles
09-17-2004, 12:01 AM
I don't get into playing on-line. I just have no interest in it.

Same here, I definitly prefer stand alone games. The only online game i ever got into was Unreal Tournament.

Jenson71
09-17-2004, 12:02 AM
Oh, Age of Empires was great. Vice City of course. Sim City 3000.

Pants
09-17-2004, 12:03 AM
A lot of gamers... I'm surprised. Awesome.

KcMizzou
09-17-2004, 12:04 AM
Super Mario RPG, biatch!

Legend of Zelda too.....ah, memories. ROFL exactly.

Rausch
09-17-2004, 12:09 AM
Shat, I forgot Civ III, by far my favorite...

Pants
09-17-2004, 12:12 AM
Shat, I forgot Civ III, by far my favorite...

Oh shit, how the f*** did I forget that as well. It's probably the one most addictive game ever. I played it a little last year. Turn-based is the DEVIL.

RedDread
09-17-2004, 12:16 AM
1. Counter-Strike
2. Starsiege: Tribes (1, not 2)
3. Gran Turismo 1-3
4. Asheron's Call
5. Command & Conquer: Generals

Looks like it will be a good next 6 months for me since all of those have sequels or expansions coming out except for Generals, and Half-Life 2 should be on shelves before the end of the month.

KcMizzou
09-17-2004, 12:22 AM
Damn.. someone should have mentioned Neverwinter Nights by now... are there no RPG fans here?

Jenson71
09-17-2004, 12:23 AM
I liked the PC game Mafia too.

And Call of Duty was great.

Pants
09-17-2004, 12:24 AM
1. Counter-Strike
2. Starsiege: Tribes (1, not 2)
3. Gran Turismo 1-3
4. Asheron's Call
5. Command & Conquer: Generals

Looks like it will be a good next 6 months for me since all of those have sequels or expansions coming out except for Generals, and Half-Life 2 should be on shelves before the end of the month.

November. They just shipped it to VU for quality check today...

November: Half-Life 2, Halo 2... there go my $100.

Pitt Gorilla
09-17-2004, 01:39 AM
I'm not really sure about order:

Halo
NFL 2K5
Gotham I&II
RSC I&II
NFL Street
Metroid
Zelda I
Mario Series
Goldeneye
Perfect Dark
Contra
Jackal
Crimson Skies
Ghost Recon
Mario Kart

Ari Chi3fs
09-17-2004, 01:46 AM
I be liking da game from way back... Mike tysons Punchout, along wiff da Tecmo Bowl firss edition.

Max Payne 2 is fairly wicked... my favorite online game, be www.pimpwar.com (http://www.pimpwar.com) it be mad wicked. Respeck.

Fairplay
09-17-2004, 01:58 AM
Lets see, in no particular order.....

Age of Empires AOK
Half-life (on line)
Warcraft 3 (on-line)
Medal of Honor
Wolfenstien


I prefer on line gaming because the AI can be predictable, people aren't.

ChiefFripp
09-17-2004, 02:40 AM
Battlefield 1942
Yuri's Revenge
Perfect Dark
Goldeneye
Far Cry
Morrowind

Otter
09-17-2004, 05:00 AM
Call of Duty (awsome online when 10 vs. 10)
Half Life (can't play online anymore, apparently they took the servers down)

Just ordered Far Cry and very eagerly awaiting Half Life II.

Thig Lyfe
09-17-2004, 05:19 AM
Madden.
NCAA Football

Um... that's about it.

Oh, and Mario. He's the shiznit.

Bearcat
09-17-2004, 07:14 AM
1) ESPN NHL 2k5

Others...

Splinter Cell I & II
ESPN NHL 2k4
NCAA 2004
NHL 2001
Vice City
Gran Turismo
Madden pre-2003

marcus
09-17-2004, 07:20 AM
I can't beleive nobody has deus ex up in the top 5, I loved that game.

I've always prefered FPS in single play. The only game I ever played online was No One Lives Forever, which was pretty fun.

KC Jones
09-17-2004, 07:57 AM
I haven't owned a console since the Intellivision, so I'm strictly speaking of PC games. In no particular order my favorites are/were:

Tribes I
Counter-Strike
Savage: Battle for Newerth
Neverwinter Nights (not so much the official campaigns - the best ones were community made)
Baldurs Gate II (THE STANDARD for story telling RPGs IMO)
Tetris (circa 1990 there was nothing like it)
Sid Meier's Pirates (remake in order - woo hoo, and yes this is another game from the late 80's)
Pool of Radiance and other D&D titles on C64
H.E.R.O on C64
The Warlords series (older ones, frankly if you want to see hero/rpg mixed with RTS Warlords Battlecry was much better than Warcraft III)
Total War series (Shogun, Medieval, Vikings, and Rome)

I'm a picky gamer with somewhat unique tastes. There are plenty of mainstream games that pass me by or I don't care for. For months or years at a time I'll get out of gaming and not really notice what's out there, then something comes along and I'm hooked for a while.

MOhillbilly
09-17-2004, 08:03 AM
video games is gay.
I really feel like ive done something great after sittin on my ass for 6 hours to beat the last level of some fantasy world geared towards 5th graders.

Mark M
09-17-2004, 08:04 AM
I only have a PS2, so here would be mine (in no real order):

Grand Theft Auto series -- this game is wrong on so many levels, but has forever changed the way games will be played.

SSX 3 -- This is one of the most enjoyable and graphically gorgeous games for any console. Absolutely amazing.

NCAA series -- I can think of few things better than running the option.

Gran Turismo -- the fourth one will be out soon, and should be stunning. I've spent countless hours playing the first three.

Risk (for the old PSX) -- By far the most gameplay I've ever had out of a game. Too bad they haven't improved the "Ultimate Risk" idea on the PS2 ... you get generals, forts, capitals, and outstanding maps. They could've made this into a tru classic, but didn't.

Tomb Raider -- Have finished all but the first two, and can't wait for the next one.

MM
~~:)

KC Jones
09-17-2004, 08:05 AM
I've always prefered FPS in single play.

Usually with the AI for single player FPS being fairly regimented you just have to find the patterns to beat opponents. Far Cry did a good job of providing some intelligence to NPCs with their ability to flank and become alerted. Still, nothing is as challenging as a human opponent who might try something totally unorthodox and who is reacting as quickly as you do to changing curcumstances.

However, you have to deal with cheating and sometimes insane skill differences when going PvP. A buddy of mine is a hardcore gamer and would routinely get kicked for cheating at counter-strike. Nobody was as anti-cheating as this guy, but his skills were unbelievable. I'd sit behind him and watch him sometimes at LAN parties. He'd just draw a bead on people and fire or switch weapons and an incredibly fast pace. In counter-strike he'd often get 33-1 K/D ratios before getting kicked by people accusing him of cheating. It's no fun to play against someone that good.

KC Jones
09-17-2004, 08:09 AM
video games is gay.
I really feel like ive done something great after sittin on my ass for 6 hours to beat the last level of some fantasy world geared towards 5th graders.

It's just a diversionary form of entertainment like watching a movie, reading a book, or watching football. In video games it's interactive and believe it or not there's a brain chemistry payoff not unlike jogger's high. In moderation there's nothing at all wrong with a little gaming.

Ghostof
09-17-2004, 08:10 AM
Everquest

FABLE

All the Dragon Warrior games from the old NES

All the Final Fantasy games up to FFX

Shining in the Darkness

Shining Force

Shining Force 2

Landstalker

Herzog Zwei

Desert Strike, Jungle Strike, Urban Strike

Ninja Gaiden I, II, III

Ninja Gaiden for the XBOX

Doom I, II, III, DOOM 32X, and Final DOOM

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Medal of Honor

Castle Wolfenstein

Call of Duty

Warcraft 2, 3

ChiTown
09-17-2004, 08:15 AM
Pong

Ghostof
09-17-2004, 08:16 AM
**HALO**

I hang out with the old NVGL crew when I can.

But when I cant make it, I go play at ADRENALAN in Lawrence. Four big screens, Four people per system, all linked up....16 peeps playing FFA, CTF, etc etc...Its nothing like National Video Gameplayers League and never will be, but its better than nothing.


Come over and challenge us sometime, we are always looking for noobs.

Saulbadguy
09-17-2004, 08:26 AM
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Final Fantasy I
Super Mario RPG
Goldeneye

COchief
09-17-2004, 08:39 AM
Everquest

FABLE

All the Dragon Warrior games from the old NES

All the Final Fantasy games up to FFX

Shining in the Darkness

Shining Force

Shining Force 2

Landstalker

Herzog Zwei

Desert Strike, Jungle Strike, Urban Strike

Ninja Gaiden I, II, III

Ninja Gaiden for the XBOX

Doom I, II, III, DOOM 32X, and Final DOOM

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Medal of Honor

Castle Wolfenstein

Call of Duty

Warcraft 2, 3

Hang out in your parent's basement much???

Vice city rules all, countless hours of entertainment.

Scaga
09-17-2004, 08:47 AM
Asteroids....
The graphics are so life-like

(doesn't get out much)

Braincase
09-17-2004, 08:53 AM
I got this 3-d game at home. There's these fish, and they swim around. That's all they do. I thought maybe I was using the wrong electricity, so I tried the 220 instead of the 110. Lemme tell ya, that'll kill the game...

homey
09-17-2004, 08:57 AM
Halo, god's gift to video games.

Infidel Goat
09-17-2004, 08:57 AM
Baldurs Gate II (THE STANDARD for story telling RPGs IMO)


Have you tried Planescape: Torment? It's based on the same platform. One of the most addictive games I ever played . . .

--Infidel Goat

ChiTown
09-17-2004, 08:58 AM
Asteroids....
The graphics are so life-like

(doesn't get out much)

A man after my own heart..........

Ghostof
09-17-2004, 09:04 AM
"Hang out in your parent's basement much???

Vice city rules all, countless hours of entertainment."



In reply to said comment...I dont live with my parents, havent for about 5 years now. Just because I list a few games that I have played over the course of 10-14 years...doesnt necessarily mean I play all these games all at the same time. Hence the name of the thread "Your fav. video game".

ALSO< it helps to have a wife whose a nurse and works long hours...and every other weekend.

If I aint fishing I'm videogaming.

morphius
09-17-2004, 09:06 AM
I tend to lean to either FPS or games like Age of Empires, but can only play FPS against other people, 'cause killing your friends is fun :D

I saw a couple games I used to play a lot, Warlords was a classic and Thief is one of the few FPS that I actually enjoyed playing alone.

As far as my fav's, Heritic and Hexen were the best of the Doom engine games, Duke Nukem 3d, Quake CTF, UT.

htismaqe
09-17-2004, 09:09 AM
Warloard III: Reign of Chaos
Diablo
Diablo II
Warcraft II
Starcraft
Madden 95
Tecmo Super Bowl
NCAA Football 2004

KC Jones
09-17-2004, 09:09 AM
Have you tried Planescape: Torment? It's based on the same platform. One of the most addictive games I ever played . . .

--Infidel Goat

No, I always meant to try out Planescape and that northlands campaign they released. (Ice Dagger? or something like that)

Supposedly bioware has shipped off production of NWN II to some other studio and they are going to build 'Dragon Age' instead. Like NWN it'll really be a toolset for gaming that people can expand upon and build their own campaigns. Part of the reason for this is they found the official Wizards of the Coast rulesets to be too restrictive and too much of a headache to work around so they are going to develop their own ruleset for CRPG.

just check out all of these free community made expansions to NWN:

http://nwvault.ign.com/

Now that's a game that keeps on giving. Like I said in my earlier posts, some of the "amatuer" or community made campaigns are much better than the official releases. The official releases just have more movie cutscenes and actor voice overs.

Skip Towne
09-17-2004, 09:11 AM
Nobody likes Pacman?

Pants
09-17-2004, 10:15 AM
Call of Duty (awsome online when 10 vs. 10)
Half Life (can't play online anymore, apparently they took the servers down)
Just ordered Far Cry and very eagerly awaiting Half Life II.

Hmm, they tok down the WON servers like a 2 years ago.
They switched to Steam. www.steampowered.com

Brando
09-17-2004, 10:22 AM
1.Halo
2.Splinter Cell
3.Gran Turismo
4.Any of the EA NHL games
5.Fight Night 04

If you're looking for something fun to play with at work try this:
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/pingu2.php

Bearcat
09-17-2004, 11:31 AM
video games is gay.
I really feel like ive done something great after sittin on my ass for 6 hours to beat the last level of some fantasy world geared towards 5th graders.

A lot of the enjoyment for me is just seeing the advancement in programming -- AI, graphic/sound effects, etc. Doing tiny programs at school, and then playing Splinter Cell and seeing shadow movement, the movement of curtains when you walk through them, etc.... but maybe I'm just a nerd ;) ......and quite a bit of it isn't geared towards 5th graders.

ENDelt260
09-17-2004, 11:32 AM
Sometimes when I come home drunk I'll slap Sonic Spinball in the ole Genesis.

Brando
09-17-2004, 11:35 AM
Sometimes when I come home drunk I'll slap ...

I thought you were going to go Ike Turner there for a minute

Chieficus
09-17-2004, 11:44 AM
1. Yar's Revenge--Atari 2600
2. Contra--NES (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start, baby!!!!) :)
3. Super Mario Brothers--NES
4. Sim City--SNES
5. The James Bond multiplayer stuff for the two N64 games...

AeroSquid
09-17-2004, 12:28 PM
1. Far Cry
2. Call Of Duty
3. Diablo II LOD
4. Unreal Tournament G.O.T.Y
5. Grand Theft Auto Vice City soon-San Andreas
and too many others to list.

System i play with-
AMD XP3000+ (64 bit upgrade after the 1st of the year)
1gb Geil pc3200
ASUS A7n8x Deluxe
eVGA NVIDIA GF 6800GT
SAMSUNG 710N 17" LCD Monitor (12ms response time)
TBSC Sound
Klipsch Pro Media 4.1 speakers
Logitech corded optical (New lazer mouse next week)
several Samsung 7200rpm hard drives (needs moar Raptor)
LiteOn 16X DVD Burner
LiteOn 52X CDRW
and of course a RatPadz for mousing speed ;)

AeroSquid
09-17-2004, 12:32 PM
Warloard III: Reign of Chaos
Diablo
Diablo II
Warcraft II
Starcraft
Madden 95
Tecmo Super Bowl
NCAA Football 2004

you must be a big blizzard fan eh? I just recently got back into D2. Do you play on USEast?

htismaqe
09-17-2004, 12:45 PM
you must be a big blizzard fan eh? I just recently got back into D2. Do you play on USEast?

I haven't played for a couple of years.

Mark M
09-17-2004, 12:51 PM
Nobody likes Pacman?

I'm a much bigger fan of Moon Patrol.

MM
~~:D

Scaga
09-17-2004, 12:57 PM
I'm a much bigger fan of Moon Patrol.

MM
~~:D


PONG

Now there's a game
~even without the smaller paddles~

ENDelt260
09-17-2004, 01:03 PM
They've got Pong at the bar I hang out at in Tucson (The Shelter)

AeroSquid
09-17-2004, 01:19 PM
I haven't played for a couple of years.

it has changed somewhat. the world event thing with Diablo is pretty cool. Bastard is nearly impossible to kill tho.

Pitt Gorilla
09-17-2004, 01:22 PM
They've got Pong at the bar I hang out at in Tucson (The Shelter)If that's the place with a bunch of cots and homeless dudes, I'm not sure it's supposed to be a "bar."

KC Jones
09-17-2004, 01:24 PM
PONG

Now there's a game
~even without the smaller paddles~

A good buddy of mine has built a very nice collection of older platforms:

http://www.stupidjonas.com/gaming.html

Atari's super pong is the first one in his list.

ENDelt260
09-17-2004, 01:24 PM
If that's the place with a bunch of cots and homeless dudes, I'm not sure it's supposed to be a "bar."
As long as they keep feeding me beer, I'm not asking any questions.