Best PC Games From The Last 5 Years

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  1. matt18012 macrumors member

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    Having been a mac user since 2002, i've also been "checked out" of the pc gaming world since 2002. Now that I can run windows on my macbook, maybe forum members could list their picks for best pc games of the last five years. I need to make a shopping list:)
     
  2. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Counter Strike, F.E.A.R

    Those are the two in mind now...
     
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    I've only recently become a Mac user, prior to that I was really into PC gaming. Half-Life 2, Max Payne 1 & 2, Battlefield 2 are some PC only games that I enjoyed immensely. My personal favorite game ever is World of Warcraft if you want to chance having your life sucked away from this game lol.
     
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    My favourites:

    Half Life 2
    COD 2
    Richard Burns Rally
    DTM 2
     
  7. Vinnie_vw macrumors 6502

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    First-person shooter:
    Far Cry
    Half Life 2 and it's many mods
    Strategy:
    Warcraft 3
    Battle for Middle-Earth 2
    Adventure:
    Indigo Prophecy (played this on the xbox actually)
    No One Lives Forever 1 & 2
    Thief 2 & 3

    That's it for me... Beware of gamer's addiction! ;)
     
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    Aoe2 although it runs at macs, can't play against pc gamer.
     
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    Return to Castle Wolfenstein is my favourite game ever, but you can get it for the Mac.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Diddiyo macrumors member

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    Unreal Tournament (the good ol' one! not that crappy 2kx stuff)
    Quake III Arena
     
  13. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    GTA3? Terrible control system? GTA Vice City for me :D
     
  14. Diddiyo macrumors member

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    *edit*
    wait... they're both older than 5 years... well then i guess there haven't been any good games come out in the last couple of years
     
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    In no specific order and reasons;

    Far Cry (big, open, beautiful game)
    HL2 (It's HL2)
    Max Payne (Loved every minute of it)
    Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 (Played 1 all my life and got 2 last year. Works better in 2D, IMO)

    'sall I can think of!
     
  17. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    With two exceptions, all my favorite games have also been released for OS X. Those two would be Tiger Woods 2006 (which really is a nice improvement over 2005 on Mac) and Half-Life 2
     
  18. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    What about Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Beyond Good & Evil, Splinter Cell (all of them), and Psychonauts? Lego Star Wars is also good. Call of Duty (1 & 2), Far Cry, Half-Life 2, Sim City 4, Civilization 4, Warcraft 3... to name a few.
     
  19. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Max Payne
    Half Life / Counterstrike (Was that really beyond five years ago?)
    Baldurs Gate 2 + Throne of Bhall
    Jedi Knight III
    Final Fastasy 7 (Probably the best RPG game ever)
    Everquest (Dated now of course, but amazing in its day)
    GTA 3 / GTA Vice City

    Wow, you can tell I've had a dated PC for the past three years :rolleyes:
     
  20. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    quake 4 (available on mac)
    FEAR (my personal fav)
    HL2
    battlefield 2
    doom 3 (available on mac)
    CoD 2 (available on mac...i think)
    battlefield 1942 [a classic (available on mac)]

    mac gaming isn't so bad after all!
     
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    IL2/Pacific fighters, whats better then strapping on a P40 and taking down some Zero's:D
     
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    macbook? x86? -----> Rosetta.
    Nevertheless I'm pretty sure it works perfectly well under rosetta, like warcraft III for example, I think you would prefer to get either PC games or UB OSX games. UT2004 runs great on the macbook, even though the PC version may be more reliable, the OSX version quits randomely. Not cool when in LAN.

    Best PC game: Agreed GTA3 (i'd get a PS2 gamepad though, prefer it to the mouse, and it's not really the kind of game where you need to stay 2 inches in front of the screen...)
    Otherwise, I will try installing Toca Race Driver 3 or GTR/GTLegends (i dunno if you play these in the US), with I hope my PS2 USB wheel that should work.

    And yes, "shopping list" :p
     
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    oh and yes, Unreal Tournament does rock!!
    I love the assault mode, way better than any other UT.
     

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