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I tidied my old post up a bit.

In no particular order:

 

Metal Gear Solid

Deus Ex

Caesar III

Simcity 3000

Dawn of War

Portal

Jagged Alliance 2

Baldurs Gate 2

Europa Universalis 3

Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Fallout 2

Imperialism 2

The elder scrolls III: morrowind

Starcraft

Jazz jackrabbit 2

Unreal Tournament

Alpha Centauri

Legend (SNES game)

Heroes of Might and Magic 3

Outlaws

 

Yes I realize that there are too many games here, but I couldn't do something like a top ten without it being random and mood-based.

 

I guess Diablo 2 deserves an honorable mention for best co-op gamplay since the dawn of time (legend). Also Gothic 2. And No one lives forver.

 

Edit: How the hell did I forget The Longest Journey?

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Now I'm throwing in Dawn of War (with expansion, naturally) and Portal.

 

So, my top 10 consists of somewhere around 25 games.

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1. BG2

 

It's not dead, Volourn, I'm playing it this evening and people are still modding it. It's one of those few games that accomplishes almost everything it sets out to achieve, mainly via the generosity of spirit shown by the developers.

 

2. Medieval Total War (1 & 2)

 

An epic achievement, for me the strategy game equivalent of BG2.

 

3. IWD2

 

Controversial pick, I know, but I've played it to death, love the tinkering with the IE and the bravery of making a hardcore game for the fans. Great VO and music, BIS squeezed every last gram of functionality out of the ailing Infinity Engine. I salute you!

 

4. BG1

 

Nothing more needs to be said.

 

5. Jagged Alliance 2

 

Once upon a time developers were allowed to make games without marketing creatures, focus groups and console junkies telling them what to do. So Sirtech created one of the coolest games ever made. Tactics, humour, an adult video store with a hidden armoury and an ice cream van. Respect.

 

6. IWD

 

Just enormous dungeon-crawling fun. What games should be like.

 

7. Doom / Doom 2

 

The only FPS that has hooked me and kept me hooked. Atmosphere, excellent level design, pretty scary monsters. Shame about the movie.

 

8. X-Com: Enemy Unknown

 

Turn-based sci-fi goodness.

 

9. Fallout: Tactics

 

Love it to bits. Played it to death. A game that allowed me to go seriously tactical and play with all the toys, even a tank. Grossly underrated.

 

10. Rome: Total War

 

When modded, an excellent game (Total Realism) that I played to death.

 

Honourable mentions:

 

Blitzkrieg 1 & 2

Silent Storm

Diablo 2

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i can't put mine in order, but i must say that i've played BG and BGII more than any other games, ever (or ever will). i'm still playing, too, which is why i often jab MC about his addiction (we share the same fate and all).

 

anyway, the above, plus (in no particular order, and collectively there are more than 10):

 

tales of the unknown, volume I: the bard's tale

the bard's tale II: destiny knight

ultima 7 (never played serpent's isle, btw)

icewind dale I (i don't share the same love for II, though i enjoyed it)

might and magic 1 and 2 (series up through 6 or 7 was good, i can't remember when it got ugly)

NWN2 and NWN2:MoTB

NWN1: HoTU (the OC was excruciating and i've never actually finished it)

 

i can't rank the older games since they were all played in the mid 80s, which was over 20 years ago. i could probably add some of the gold box games, too, and i'd never be able to sort out which of all the old games i prefer since i cannot remember them all. i played the BT games and first several M&M games on a C64 with my brothers when i was a stoner in high school. we would stay up all night till school time the next morning. these games were my introduction to computer gaming, which was started by my best friend at the time (he died in a car accident in 1989). i would probably say that i don't remember the games as much as i do the experiences with my brothers and my friend.

 

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Hummm... Let me see...

 

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"PS:T and Fallout are fun games, but the fact that the combat is quite poor in both these games certainly diminished some enjoyment, they're both classics I can't knock them in that respect, I've just had alot more fun playing ToEE because of the combat, and the fact I have a genuine like for the engine."

 

FO's combat is better than TOEE's. TOEE's combat system might be better; but the actual combat isn't.

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"PS:T and Fallout are fun games, but the fact that the combat is quite poor in both these games certainly diminished some enjoyment, they're both classics I can't knock them in that respect, I've just had alot more fun playing ToEE because of the combat, and the fact I have a genuine like for the engine."

 

FO's combat is better than TOEE's. TOEE's combat system might be better; but the actual combat isn't.

 

And PS:T's is better than FO's I found out.

 

Which leads to strange conclusion

 

Better the combat system, worse the actual combat

 

lolwut

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"And PS:T's is better than FO's I found out."

 

WUT? :rolleyes:

 

Alone by the fact in PS:T (after I set combat difficulty to hardest) combat was harder because enemies delt so much damage.

 

Then again, I haven't played FO on the hardest yet *shrug*

 

Well, the point stands nonetheless

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Xenosaga Episode III

You mean I trudged and waded through Episodes I and II for nothing? Is III really worth playing to finish this trilogy off? I was only in it for the cut-scenes. :rolleyes:

Xenosaga episode III is a significant improvement on almost all facets compared to the previous 2. They really went back to the Xenogears roots. I recall thinking to myself when playing the game "**** be immaculate, dog."

 

Though, the big surprise/twist of the game was a bit silly, if you desire my educated opinion.

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might and magic 1 and 2 (series up through 6 or 7 was good, i can't remember when it got ugly)

 

8. Although 7 was teetering on the abyss. If you bailed after 6, you did well for yourself.

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System Shock 2

No One Lives Forever

Civilization IV

Alpha Centauri

Planescape Torment

Baldur's Gate 2

Fallout 2

Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

Street Fighter 2

STALKER

Tales of Phantasia

Liero

Democracy 2

Jagged Alliance 2

Secret of Monkey Island

Leisure Suit Larry

Prince of Persia

SWIV

Xenon 2

Atik Atak

Jet Set Willy

Sim City

Caesar III

Quake

Match Day 2

Vagrant Story

MotB

Ogre Battle

Ultima VII

 

 

 

I think that's 10, more or less.

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What? It was awesome and brilliantly funny.

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Alzheimer's?

"My hovercraft is full of eels!" - Hungarian tourist
I am Dan Quayle of the Romans.
I want to tattoo a map of the Netherlands on my nether lands.
Heja Sverige!!
Everyone should cuffawkle more.
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I think that's 10, more or less.

"10-ish," i believe is the word you're looking for.

 

yeah, SteveThaiBinh, i've heard that... by itself it's just under U7 in coolness, but the two combined together makes for a great experience (and a long one). quite frankly, as much as i loved U7, i never actually finished it. my C64 bellied up before i got done (dad launched it across the basement... tends to be bad) and i went away to college. i didn't play any more games till i got my first PC in 1993 or so, then i got U8 which was, well, terrible. i stayed away from games, again, till BG came out.

 

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"PS:T and Fallout are fun games, but the fact that the combat is quite poor in both these games certainly diminished some enjoyment, they're both classics I can't knock them in that respect, I've just had alot more fun playing ToEE because of the combat, and the fact I have a genuine like for the engine."

 

FO's combat is better than TOEE's. TOEE's combat system might be better; but the actual combat isn't.

 

Hmmm... Is that not SUBJECTIVE...

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Your point being what?

 

In a thread entitled 'your top 10 favorite games of all time'; of course it's gonna be subjective. Duh.

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