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Which (PC) game defined your youth?

Discussion in 'Gamers Hangout' started by Arroryn, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Arroryn
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    Just been reminiscing on eBay, as my other half has dragged his Dragon32 out of the loft to sell.

    Now, I understand that not everyone will have been able to play PC games in their 'youth', so it's open to change.

    My own, would have probably been the Dizzy series of games - mainly Treasure Island Dizzy. I spent many an hour hunched in front of my green screen, freeing the rest of the Yolk Folk, pretending I didn't have any homework to do! Then it would have been A Rockstar Ate My Hamster.

    My first PC games were 'Constructor' and 'Quake' - you know, those similar games ^.^ but I think Constructor had me more addicted. Housing and construction mafia style :)

    How's about yourselves? What first drew you into the murkly world of gaming, back when accelerator cards were bloody expensive, and graphical imaging in games was a mythical falacy?
     
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  2. C4sper

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    remember 'boulder dash' ? :)
    then of course river raid
    followed by doom, duke nukem 3d, quake 1&2
    and starcraft later.
     
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    Bounder on the C64 - a vertical scroller in which you had to guide a tennis ball across rooftops, bouncing on bonus squares and avoiding obstacles & enemies. SOunds lame - but it is the most fun I've ever had playing a game - and I played it to death for about a year.

    Arkanoid 2 on the ST - played that for aeons as well.

    Ghostbusters on the C64 - damn game was better than the film!

    Crystal Castles in the arcade - king of all maze games.

    Later on - it was all about the Tomb Raider and Silent Hill for me - I still play games but not too often - though the new Tomb Raider rules and I can't resist crushing my nephews at any of the football games they chuck on the Playstation :biggrin
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Based on the PC (I had an Amiga and an Amstrad before that) it has to be Duke Nukem 3D, Quake and Command and Conquer Red Alert, happy days! :biggrin
     
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  5. Theprof

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    For me it has to be the old doom 3d and Castle Wolfentstien. Love those games.

    I still play them now.
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    on the PC
    Wolf 3d
    Duke Nukem
    Dune

    Later that evolved to
    Quake
    Command and Conquer (the original)

    Loved Dungeon Keeper as well, that was wicked


    I remember constructor, awesome lol
     
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    f***** hell a dragon 32 used to have one of those, dont know what happened to it I got my speccy after that.

    But no PC game defined my youth, the games that defined my you were speccy game, arcade games, and my super famicom.

    Favorite games were Double Dragon, Target Renegade, Commando, Green Beret, Revenge of Shinobi (mega drive) Operation Wolf and Mario World and Axlay.
     
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  8. Arroryn
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    Command and Conquer! Awesome. Me and my brother used to have C&C fights. He'd always try to attack me with copters, and used to go absolutely mad when he found out that I'd surrounded my base with sam sites!!

    The Ruski voiceovers in Red Alert had great accents :oops: but when they brought out that 1st person shooter C&C, I just couldn't get on with it.

    Red Faction was a great game in its day, too.
     
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  9. AJ

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    Well the only "computer game I ever had was the original Football/Tennis/Squash that was played through your TV.

    Arcade games was pac man as it was the only thing I was any good at :dry
     
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    duke nukem 3d
    Command&Conquer
    Warcraft1 and 2
    starcraft
    DIABLO !!!!! :D :D :biggrin :D
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    I remember those apart from cystal castles BUT does anyone remember repton and elite designed for the BBC micro and should have stayed on the BBC
     
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    Spectrum - Manic Miner, Ant attack
    PC - Doom, followed by Doom 2
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    I didn't have a PC in my youth, so no PC game defined my youth. I had a Timex Sinclair 1000, a Vic-20, a C-64, and a C-128 in my youth, but no PC. 8) My Amiga 500 and PCs came after I was out of my youth.

    I played so many C-64 games... there wasn't a single one that "defined me" or that I played the heck out of. I played 'em all. The thing I probably spent the most time on was my BBS software, C-Net 10.0, running my forum, Dreamscape. That wasn't a game... unless you consider posting messages on a forum to be a game... :)

    Some habits never change. 8)
     
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    The first games I played were:

    Duke Nukem
    Blake Stone: Aliens Of Gold
    Rise Of The Triads
    Castle Wolfenstien
    Doom
    Monkey Island
    Day Of The Tentacle
    Sam and Max Hit The Road
     
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    I was a big fan of Sensible Soccer, I would play it for hours with my mates. We would have knock out tournaments over the weekend or in the school holidays if the weather was poor!

    Some others were:
    Lemmings
    Cannon Fodder
    and the legendary Trap Door on the Spectrum
     
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  16. Phoenix
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    omg totally forgot RotT and Monkey island (how could i, i played them all!!)

    and Sam and Max owned, as did day of the tenticle

    man lucas arts rocked back then

    Xwing also owened
     
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  17. Shepherdess

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    The games of my youth were mostly for Atari 65XE :D :
    - Montezuma's Revenge (knew it by heart)
    - Agent USA (knew all American states and big cities after playing it)
    - River Raid
    - Pong (those were the days)
    - and the game for PC? probably Might & Magic VI - the first game I've played after a looong gap (went straight from Atari to PC)
     
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    anyone remember Wing commander and S.T.R.Y.K.S
     
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    It was the early Spectrum and Amstrad CPC games that I cut my teeth on.

    The PC was only just starting to get some really good games when I first got my hands on them and started to learn about DOS. (late 80's).

    The one that blew me away the most when it came out was Wolfenstein 3D and I have been an FPS fan ever since. It seemed to be the first one that got the visuals and sounds spot on.

    I also loved the Wing Commander series as mentioned by GBL above. :)

    As for RTS's the original and the best on the PC was Dune2. Spend many hours playing that, followed by the very first Warcraft game.
     
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    My first personal computer was a TRS-80 Model III that booted up Microsoft BASIC. That was three years before IBM came out with its version of a micro-computer in 1982.

    [​IMG]
     
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