What are your favorite PC games from 1995-2003?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    I'm looking for various old school PC games that were built for Windows 95 to XP. Looking for ones which have max specs on anything that's with a 8 MB or 16 MB requirement on video card.

    Collecting them is hard. In fact I'm especially looking for ones that have full install without disc needed to play. Thanks!
     
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Starcraft and Diablo II and pretty much every game made by Blizzard are great. There a NoCD cracks that are widely available. Some folks may be morally opposed to using these cracks but since I have legally bought the game and I don't want to swap CD's I don't lose any sleep over it.
     
  3. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    The original Half-life would probably run on that type of system.

    System Requirements

    That was one of the things that made HL so great, was that it could play on a ton of different configurations. (Maybe not very pretty, but play nonetheless).
     
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    Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight
    Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith (the expansion pack)
    Shogun: Total War
    Unreal Tournament

    To name a few.

    Lethal
     
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    Heh, this is a little bit outside of your range, but the 2 "Ultima Underworld" titles from 1992 and 1993 were so far ahead of their time. I think they only play under DOS, though. If you haven't heard of them: They're first-person 3-D role-playing game a la "World of Warcraft". No multiplayer obviously, though. To this day this the two Ultima Underworld my favorite single-player role-playing games. The gameplay and interface were amazingly elegant. You could actually control *everything* with your mouse (the closer the arrow-shaped mouse cursor was near the edge the faster you ran). And it wasn't just hacking and slashing, there were also a fair amount of puzzles, etc. to solve.
     
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    starcraft was amazing. So was Warcraft.

    Another one is great, Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

    One which is free and a great game it it works on your computer is RTCW: Enemy Territory.

    Enemy Territory is a free game. so no need to go search for it.
     
  8. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Unreal Tournament GotY :D So many hours wasted on that game :) Then my disk got scratched beyond use :(
     
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    mmm yesss.. this original UT. was sooo much better than the ones now.
    new ones kinda actually stink.
     
  10. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah! Although Onslaught is pretty darn fun. Btw, is it available free (legally)?
     
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    I did like Max Payne 1 but I really can't get into it now. Sim City 3000 was probably my favourite, or Worms Armageddon. Mostly stuck with Doom and Duke 3D through them years.
     
  12. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sweet, looks like I am getting a good start to having the chance to dig some gems from the past. I miss the gaming from those days.
     
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    Might be pushing the system requirements but I LOVED Freelancer. Its one of the only things I truely miss on PCs. Warcraft II(not III) I also fell in love with.
     
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    Ah, sorry. I meant UT:GotY itself, seeing as I killed my disk. And Onslaught is a gametype of UT04
     
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    how bout some snes emulators? i am always on bsnes playing super mario all-stars
     
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    Command & Conquer
    Command & Conquer: Red Alert
    Quake I/II/III
    Unreal Tournament
    Starcraft
    Half Life
    Myth I/II
    Homeworld
    Homeworld: Cataclysm
    Starfleet Command I/II/III & Orion Pirates
     
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    Max Payne 2, Fallout 2, Freedom Fighters, Sim City 4 hmm.. thats all i have on my CD rack right now, but im sure there are more :D
     
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    I think Splinter Cell 1 counts - great game, although little replay value
     
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    My top three games of 1995-2003 are as follows:

    3.Return to Castle Wolfenstein (if I remember correctly the minimum specs are 500MHZ processor, 128 MB RAM, and 16MB video card)

    2.Half-Life (I think it should run on a 166 MHZ, 64MB RAM, 16MB video card)

    and number one goes to...

    Warcraft 2 (it will run on a 486 based machine, with 8/16MB RAM, and basically a 1/2 MB video card will do, I spent so much time playing that game it ain't even funny, it is the most played game of my lifetime :D )
     
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    I like all the love for WC II. Fun game.

    But look at the first one! OMG. really low system requirements for that... :D
     
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    Starcraft and Diablo HANDS DOWN for me. Soooooo many nights playing that over a "direct cable connect" network in Win 95 and then 98 when I got that. Oh the memories haha.
     
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    7th guest
    11th hour
    and for a touch of class
    anything with "leisure suit larry" in the title
     
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