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Old PC Games

Discussion in 'Gamers Hangout' started by jk2447, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi,

    Does anyone else play old PC games every now and then??? I found a few so setup an XP VM and am currently playing Titanic Adventure out of time. Its great, you walk around the Titanic solving puzzles.

    Jim
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Depends on how old you mean.

    I recently played Star Wars KOTOR twice. I was considering getting Jedi outcast and the original Deus EX since the new one which looks great will be out next year.

    I would like to get a hold of carrier command too but have had no luck in finding it.
     
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    Every now and again, I will fire up Jagged Alliance 2 - and I know that a few of my friends often do the same with that game. Its well worth picking up (its on steam) and having a play!
     
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    You know i used to remeber a game called skool daze, which involved you, being setup by all these little twerps, and you having to get yourself out of trouble, you could use catapults and stuff etc. It was on the spectrum 48k

    I think there was a game on the xbox 360 called bully, but it wasnt as much fun.

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  5. jk2447

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    I've got a Wii, 360 and PS3 and I always find myself feeling like a good old retro game. Might have a bash of Dune 2000 in a min, or Phantasmagoria. Showing my age now :S

    @GBL - any game you'd struggle to play on Vista or 7 so probably need a 98/ME/XP Vm 8)
     
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    Play Eye of the Beholder on WinUAE from time to time and have thought from time to time about completing Syndicate again. Also sometimes fire up Mame to play games like Double Dragon and Slatterhouse. When my son is older I'm planning on building a Mame cabinet with him as a father/son project.
     
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    Great choice of games and Syndicate on Amiga in particular, what a game! The video at the start where a machine replaces his arms and legs for robot parts was amazing at the time. Rep! I'm getting on ebay now!
     
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    One of the first games I completed and had me hooked. Rumor is EA are meant to be reviving Syndicate but in what form I'm not sure. Hope they don't screw it up like Microsoft did with reviving Shadow Run.
     
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    I'll google it now, they absolutely should, infact they should revive a number of classics. I've got my girl the new Donkey Kong for Wii for christmas because she loved it on SNES. I'm lucky that she likes games too :)
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    I remember skool daze but on the speccy. You had to steal your school report and get your bird out of the girls school so you could score. :)

    Yeah probably would struggle even then.
     
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    XP Mode?

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    I always find myself playing the same games when I'm in the mood for nostalgia. Cannon Fodder, Micro Machines, Zool, Duke Nukem\Shadow Warrior, Doom etc. Late 80's early 90's era.
    On the PS3, I usually get anything which is oldschool on the PS Store. Metal Gear Solid, Monkey Island, Prince of Persia, Pacman, Namco stuff etc.

    These games were built on real gamplay not graphics engines with gameplay incorporated into them. There are rarely any games which impress me anymore.
     
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  13. JonnyMX

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    I haven't really played PC games since I got a PlayStation.
    The exception being Civilization - you can't play that properly on a console.

    My last PC didn't like games and used to BSOD all the time, so I kind of got out of the habit.

    Still got some though, enjoy Deus Ex, Starcraft, ST Elite Force etc etc.
     
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  14. Raffaz

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    I never play old PC games (never really got into them until i played battlefield 2) but i sometimes play stuff like alien breed, chaos engine on the amiga 1200 or stuff like outrun and shinobi on the chipped xbox that i have :)
     
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    Way of the Exploding Fist, top game!
     
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    I have a speccy emulator, I really want to find Knightlore but can't find it anywhere :(
     
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    Me too.
    Remember how terrible they were? I play some of the games now and give up after five minutes of repetative twaddle and think to myself 'how did I spend all weekend playing this as a kid?'

    I don't think I ever completed a game on the spectrum - indeed most of them you never could finish because they just started again a bit faster or with more aliens each time.

    Maybe we're just spoilt now...

    There is now a spectrum app for the ipod/phone from Elite with some classic games on it. Worth checking out for 59p!
     
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    Corrected that for you :biggrin
     
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  19. greenbrucelee
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    Some of the games on the speccy never ended you could just keep going and going until you got bored. Brucelee was such a game, I once went through it 27 times in a row :D

    I think there is a bit of easyness with some games these days because you can save the game but there is a lot more to games these days aswell.

    I remember a footy game on the speccy where you could climb through the leagues but you could not save your progress so you had to play it untill you either got relegated to the conference or you were top of the premiership. That game caused me to buy a new telly cos I smashed the other one when I lost in the final game of the season, I had been playing that bloody game all day.:eek:
     
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  20. Cockles

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    I play a lot of old Abandonware games, probelm is, they look awesome, you fire them up, and they're naff!

    Saying that, there are some classic ones: Betrayal At Krondor, and the X-Com series (to me still one of the greatest franchises around). Big fan of the old point-and-click ones too
     
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