Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

...you guessed it. Any posts that don't fit in the other categories - or any discussions about gaming hardware (including Steam Machines!) - should go in here.
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Post by Mini » 09 Nov 2015, 16:36

Oh KKnD was great fun...
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Post by kharis » 09 Nov 2015, 16:41

MDK was also good value
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Post by Jesse R » 09 Nov 2015, 17:29

jambo wrote:A few random ones that haven't been mentioned here yet.

Commander Keen - both trilogies were great. There is also a fan made final trilogy that I've been meaning to play
Star Goose - A very old shmup for PC, where you played a goose in a goose shaped space ship
KKnD - Aussie made post-apocalyptic RTS that was a lot of fun
Sam & Max Hit the Road - A classic point n click adventure game from LucasArts, easily my favourite

I still remember exploiting the AI in KKnD. Send one unit in. COUNTER ATTACK!
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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by Shinanigans » 09 Nov 2015, 17:49

Did no one mention Doom?! :O

Enemy Territory *evil grin*
Duke Nukem 3D (not that tripe DNF!)
Jazz JackRabbit
Jedi Knight II
I think Battlefield 2 is old enough now (over ten years now!) to be considered nostalgic... oh Sharqi Peninsula, how I miss thee!
I'm glad they're remastering DoTT too! Wee!
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Post by Nacimota » 09 Nov 2015, 18:03

Shinanigans wrote:Jazz JackRabbit
You know, I loved that game when it was out but never got past the first three or four levels. I played it through to the end last year and found it pretty frustrating in a lot of places. Like a lot of DOS games I think it just hasn't aged well. Whacky Wheels was another one I really liked but today I can't really stand it for more than a few minutes.
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Post by acegiak » 09 Nov 2015, 18:39

You know what was great and had a really nice hd remake? The Secret of Monkey Island. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
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Post by Forgetful_Lion » 09 Nov 2015, 18:53

I'd love a Dungeon Keeper sequel (mobile game doesn't count).

RIP Bullfrog :cry:
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Post by Nacimota » 09 Nov 2015, 19:15

Forgetful_Lion wrote:I'd love a Dungeon Keeper sequel (mobile game doesn't count).

RIP Bullfrog :cry:
Have you tried War for the Overworld? It's supposed to be a spiritual sequel to DK but I haven't played it so I don't know how well it pulls that off (if at all).
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Post by Forgetful_Lion » 09 Nov 2015, 19:19

Nacimota wrote: Have you tried War for the Overworld? It's supposed to be a spiritual sequel to DK but I haven't played it so I don't know how well it pulls that off (if at all).
*adds to steam wishlist*

Might pick it up during Xmas sales thanks along with CS:GO :P
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Post by vcatkiller » 09 Nov 2015, 19:47

acegiak wrote:You know what was great and had a really nice hd remake? The Secret of Monkey Island. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
Absolutely! Loved both The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2:LeChuck's Revenge HD remakes. The originals came from a time when LucasArts still made really awesome, creative games.
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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by Mugsy » 09 Nov 2015, 20:47

Anyone ever play Centurion: Defender of Rome?



Use to love playing this game on my old Pentium 90.
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Post by Brewr » 09 Nov 2015, 20:51

Mugsy wrote:Anyone ever play Centurion: Defender of Rome?
OMG i remember this game fond memories are just barely coming back too me. :D
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Post by Vid » 09 Nov 2015, 23:34

Heavy Gear 2 multiplayer
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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by Vital-Blurs » 10 Nov 2015, 00:42

Freelancer.....I let a mate borrow my copy years ago and never saw it again. Luckily Elite:Dangerous fills that void now.....mostly.
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Post by Matty » 10 Nov 2015, 02:21

I miss the original age of empires. I played that game so much.

Also Kurushi. It's an old ps1 puzzle game. It's probably one of my all time favourite games. My gf laughs that I play all these games and my favourite game is this old ps1 game no ones ever heard of.
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Post by Mini » 10 Nov 2015, 04:07

Vital-Blurs wrote:Freelancer.....I let a mate borrow my copy years ago and never saw it again. Luckily Elite:Dangerous fills that void now.....mostly.
I would love to try elite, but it looks to complicated for my liking...
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Post by Sathias » 10 Nov 2015, 05:10

acegiak wrote:You know what was great and had a really nice hd remake? The Secret of Monkey Island. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
The Secret of Monkey Island was my favourite. It was just when the presentation of their games took a step up and it had some of the best humour in the series IMO :) The rhyming pirate duels were legendary :D
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Post by n1cholas » 10 Nov 2015, 05:49

storm84 wrote:The game I'd really love to see a sequel for (or remade in HD) is Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines.

I know I could still play it now, I suppose, but I worry it has aged badly.
When I played it last year with the unofficial patch it held up well and keep in mind I'd never played the game before so I didn't have nostalgia affecting my experience/opinions.
vcatkiller wrote:That said perhaps it's because I've always compared it to Soul Reaver, which is just effing awesome and deserves a decent official remake. There's an unofficial remake called "Soul Revenant" and it looks awesome, so I guess there's that.
I tried to recently play Soul Reaver on PSX using emulation but I didn't remember the combat being so poor but then it was an early 3d game. If I do get a Dreamcast I might pick Soul Reaver up for that as I've read it's the best version of the game running at 480p and 60fps when using VGA.
Stoibs wrote:The industry certainly has moved in another direction that doesn't favour us fans of the classics.
Accessibility and mass market appeal are key now for AAA games, rarely have I played something new in the last few years that felt inspired often left with the feeling a game was designed by checklist for what would maximise sales and a very unremarkable experience as a result.
Venom wrote:I have been playing through Diablo 2 as I never finished it as a kid. Got my GF tagging along too, its much more fun with a friend. The drop rate seems a tad more favorable than I remember haha, so many rares and several uniques and we have only just finished Act 1.
Early Diablo 2 LOD had incomplete drop tables and various patches for classic and LOD had lower drop rates so that could be what you remember.
Matty wrote:I miss the original age of empires. I played that game so much.
AoE and AoE II were about as in-depth RTS I could handle, don't enjoy excessive micromanagement and AoE was fun to play co-operatively with friends vs multiple AI opponents.
Matty wrote:Also Kurushi. It's an old ps1 puzzle game. It's probably one of my all time favourite games. My gf laughs that I play all these games and my favourite game is this old ps1 game no ones ever heard of.
A friend had that game but I never played it, puzzle games weren't my thing back then but I was 12 years old.
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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by storm84 » 10 Nov 2015, 06:43

Maybe it is time to revisit it then (is the unofficial patch easy to integrate with steam, or should I look for my physical copy?), just after I get through Fallout 4.
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Post by jambo » 10 Nov 2015, 08:15

What about this classic?

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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by vcatkiller » 10 Nov 2015, 09:44

jambo wrote:What about this classic?

*bunch of Cannon Fodder pics*
Yeah, war HAS never been so much fun...
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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by Shinanigans » 10 Nov 2015, 18:26

Whoooaaa, cannon fodder! haha, nice one Jambo :D
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Post by acegiak » 10 Nov 2015, 18:48

Matty wrote:I miss the original age of empires. I played that game so much.

Also Kurushi. It's an old ps1 puzzle game. It's probably one of my all time favourite games. My gf laughs that I play all these games and my favourite game is this old ps1 game no ones ever heard of.
Kurishi and Age Of Empires were amazing! I wish the AOE2 hd remake were linux friendly :/ It's in my steam account but I don't have a windows machine to play on anymore.
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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by Duke » 10 Nov 2015, 18:55

Consoles: Doom, and Command & Conquer series
PC: Unreal Tournament GOTY, BF 1942, Desert Combat and BF Vietnam
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Re: Nostalgia: PC Games you miss

Post by Disco » 10 Nov 2015, 19:18

jambo reminded me of Close Combat.. :( Good times!
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