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which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 1:56:33 AM   
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Hello please write your favorite game
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 2:10:34 AM   
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Well,

Favorite Game of all time:
Steel Panthers World at War.This is a definite classic, offering unlimited replayability and Fantastic gameplay.Other than JTCS, I can't find any game that can even compare to this game.SP:WaW will always have a special place especially it was the first Computer Wargame I ever played, and what got me into wargaming in the first place.

Favorite game at the Moment:
John Tiller's Campaign Series.Closest thing to SP:WaW.Unlimited Replayability and you gotta love John Tiller feel and interface.Because it's platoon level and a better interface than SPWAW(In my opinion) it makes battles(particularly larger ones) much more enjoyable and easier to play.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 2:30:25 AM   
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Leisure Suit Larry by Sierra. Back in about 1988 this was the first computer game I had played and I had a blast! That's not my most fun game though. It is the most memorable.

I don't have a favorite game. Not one has made it there yet, still looking.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 2:32:23 AM   
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 4:03:51 AM   
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I'll also choose SPWAW, for its variety of scenarios/theaters in the panorama of WWII. I hadn't played it in awhile, but started a generated battle today. The drama and the challenge is as strong as ever. No other tactical game even comes close, as it has this clever mix of turn-based movement combined with opportunity fire, which provides the illusion of real-time combat without degenerating into a click-fest.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 4:45:55 AM   
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For me the best game ever has to be Elite.

David Braben and Ian Bell redefined what a computer game could be, and even to this day I’m not sure that what they achieved, with their non-linear game play, has been bettered.

I know this is a stratergy/wargame forum, but even so, Elite deserves a mention.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 5:20:42 AM   
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The mission planning screen is still the best I have ever seen even by today's standards.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 7:14:54 AM   
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Historically, probably Silent Service 2.

Currently Evochron Legends.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 8:24:34 AM   
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X-Com: Enemy Unknown (UFO Defense in the states). The most atmospheric and addictive game I've ever played.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 10:22:35 AM   
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Ultima 7 part 1 and 2

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 11:52:16 AM   
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Civ IV.. I can always go back to it and still enjoy very much!

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 12:03:20 PM   
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 12:33:09 PM   
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 12:47:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: The Plodder

X-Com: Enemy Unknown (UFO Defense in the states). The most atmospheric and addictive game I've ever played.


Seconded. Although Star Control 2 is a close second. I still occasionally play these two, although they´re from 1993 or so.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 1:15:35 PM   
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 3:34:51 PM   
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Most Wanted Black Edition
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God Of War
X-Men
Prince of Persia
Age of Empire
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/8/2009 8:36:09 PM   
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simulator - Il-2 Sturmovik, Condor
strategy - Combat Mission Shock Force, Gary Grigsby's Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 11:53:45 AM   
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Strat: Close Combat2:ABTF or Combat Mission BB/Afrika..those are tied, prob give the edge to CC for the Campaign which is still one of the best for Beer-N-Prez wargame.

RPG Baldur's Gate I&II w/ add ons..play and replay and never beat/explored the whole series, just started this year to read the walk-throughs for thing/quest I missed.

Both I still play often over a decade on, more than all my other still working PC games.

As to:
Pz Cmnder: Kharkov, played less than weekend, got bored and just un-interested and PO'd at the price I spent
CC:TLD played maybe since I bought it day of release for less than 24hrs total before I shelved it(I played SH4 more and I hate the Pacific War)

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 1:01:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: D.Ilse

Pz Cmnder: Kharkov, played less than weekend, got bored and just un-interested and PO'd at the price I spent
CC:TLD played maybe since I bought it day of release for less than 24hrs total before I shelved it(I played SH4 more and I hate the Pacific War)


Well, one man's meat is another man's poison, as they say. Just goes to show isn't wise to declare a game 'cr*p' or similar when what you really mean is that you just don't like it. Gaming's like that; I've bought plenty of both '90%' titles I've barely played and '60%' titles that have obsessed me for weeks. You don't know until you play them, even demos don't help much.

BTW, on the topic of favourite games I'm playing an excellent beta at the moment for something called 'Shattered Horizon', which is basically an online space shooter in zero gravity with (sort-of) real physics. I have a suspicion it might well end up as 2009's "best game nobody played" (an online only release won't help), but it's the best shooter I've played in ages. Well worth checking out when its released.


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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 1:13:46 PM   
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I can´t really make a commitment on just one game...

  • Action-Adventure: Outcast
  • Text-Adventure: The Pawn
  • Point and Click Adventure: Chrono Quest
  • RPG: Morrowind + Gothic II
  • RTS: Panzers Phase One + Age of Empires 2
  • Round bases strategy: Civilization IV
  • Shot'em up: Wings of Death + Nanostray
  • Jump 'n' Run: Rayman 1
  • Egoshooter: Tron



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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 3:45:00 PM   
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Without a doubt, the best game I've ever played is XCOM:UFO Defense.

The best relatively recent game I've played is Uncommon Valor.


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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 4:21:55 PM   
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Dune II
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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 5:07:20 PM   
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Panzer general 2 :)

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 7:48:57 PM   
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Take Command 2nd Manassas
Panzer Command:Kharkov

Two best wargames ever and with good ai.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 7:54:10 PM   
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Hello please write your favorite game



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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/9/2009 8:13:33 PM   
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I couldn't pick "one" game, but over the years have had several favourites:

X-Com UFO Defense
Aces over Europe
Civ II/IV
PG II
Fallout 1/2
JA2
CM BO/BB/AK
SH III
GC II

Funny, just realized I have bought a lot of Matrix published games but none of them stand the test of time for me. I still have a couple installed and every once in awhile I load one up but then immediately move on to something else, weird. I was really looking forward to Battlefields but that looks to be a dead fish.



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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/10/2009 12:29:45 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Jeffrey H.

quote:

ORIGINAL: frontless

Hello please write your favorite game



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Click frontless' profile and look at his other post.Definitely not a spambot.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/10/2009 1:01:15 AM   
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Fallout 1&2 .... and Fallout Tactics I reallly liked even though it wasn't fully cooked.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/10/2009 4:36:31 AM   
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Favorite all-time game would have to be Starcraft. I admit that part of it is nostalgic, as this was the game that first made me a serious PC gaming fan. The game has great gameplay with three very different factions that are well-balanced. The scenarios are well-written and set within the context of very engaging campaigns. Starcraft also has one of the strongest stories and most memorable characters (Kerrigan: The Queen of Blades) I've ever seen in a game. Finally, the game at times has a truly warped sense of humor. Can't wait for SC2.

Also, I have to mention Elder Scrolls:Oblivion. This Tolkienesque tour-de-force puts all other role-playing adventure games to shame. It's big, deep, incredibly engaging, hundreds of quests, and very opened-ended gameplay that allows your character to pursue all kinds of different paths, not just fighting. It's a gaming world in which you can loose yourself for hours on end.

My favorite PC wargame is a toss up between Uncommon Valor and John Tiller's Dien Bien Phu. Uncommon Valor is a masterpiece in the art of long range planning, with great land-sea-air battles awaiting you as your plan comes to fruition. I held my breath every time the Japanese launched an attack on one of my carriers!!! Concerning Dien Bien Phu, well, I suppose I've written enough about that incredible game on this site.

Honorable mention:

Sid Meier's Civilization 2 - Should have gone down as the greatest gaming franchise ever. Unfortunately though as some of you have mentioned, Civ3 was bad and Civ4 worse. The lesson I learned from Civ2 though was that you can start off with the noblest of intentions, wanting to build a civilization of peace, art, learning, science, and low taxes! After a while though your neighbors start beating up on you, and before you know it, in defending yourself and exercising realpolitik you end up becoming the worst tyrant since the Fuhrer!!!!

Deus Ex - An early role-playing adventure game that's sort of Blade Runner meets James Bond meets the X-Files meets the Bionic Man. Vandenberg AFB, Paris, Hong Kong, Brooklyn Naval Yard, Area 51...great levels and fantastic story full of leftist politics. "The truth is out there man." lol Also, concerning the sequel (Deus Ex: Invisible War), the game play was even better but the story was not as strong.

I know many of you are going to wince at this, but I loved Red Alert 2. A delightfully over-the-top cheesy alternate history story and video cut scenes featuring plenty of eye candy for the guys tends to obscure the fact that the game play was really good, with very well-written and imaginative scenarios. For example, defending Key West against Russians in Cuba, with the Russians using.....you guessed it.....nukes!!! Or turning the Eiffel Tower into a giant Tesla coil to fry enemy tanks. Alas, concerning last year's sequel Red Alert 3, it has its moments, but doesn't quite capture the magic of RA2.

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RE: which is your favorite game? - 10/10/2009 8:25:09 PM   
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He likes rts games guys somebody shoot him.

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