Best Gaming Experience you've ever had on a Mac?

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  1. radomu, Dec 11, 2010
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    I guess the title says it much. I'd like to see some recommendations.

    I used to play Unreal Tournament 2004 around 2005-7 and it was probably the best game that I've ever played in my life. I enjoyed it so much that I shed a slight tear whenever I remember the good times playing that game. I never played online, and stayed offline to experiment maps and mods with 32 player bot matches. The game felt perfect overall, and the vehicles and the weapons felt amazing. It was the only game that I felt any sense of camaraderie with the computer-controlled bots on the same teams, probably because they had relatively good AI, spoke random crap, and did their job to push the game. With all the maps, mutators, and mods, it was endless fun for me.

    I bought Unreal Tournament III on my Xbox 360, but it didn't even compare with 2004, even in the aspects of the artstyle.
     
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    Crystal Crazy on my old Performa was pretty awesome. Otherwise Myth II still sets the standard for awesomeness.
     
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    Best gaming experience on a mac? Left for Dead 2, this year, with three other randoms who all played the game 'properly'. Amazing fun.
     
  4. radomu thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it that good? I'm kinda turned off by the fact that it's a bit short...
     
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    Years ago I loved Warcraft II on a Mac. Also Starcraft, and CivII.

    I never knew there was a UT2004 for Mac. I played it on a PC, my fav way to play it was with other humans over the internet, coop play against bots. It was a great game. UT3 I have on PS3, I don't like the 'story mode' or whatever you call that, it might be better online. (I hate the story/career mode in racing games too. Just let us race with all the cars from the get-go! Locked cars and tracks are a rip-off!)
     
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    I don't know if short is the right way to describe it. There's not a huge overarching narrative, I just like to play one campaign every so often. It takes about an hour, then I've had my zombie killing fun for the evening. The game has excellent replay value and I can definitely recommend it. Maybe wait for the inevitable steam sale over Christmas and get it cheaply then.
     
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    4 computers networked together and playing Marathon multiplayer!
     
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    I loved playing Halo for the first time on my G4. I'd never even seen it before then, so it was great fun :)
     
  12. radomu thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup, Halo was actually the first 3D game that I've ever played. I don't think I even beat the campaign... I just got anxious when the part with the Flood came out.
     
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    Marathon 2: Durandal and the Escape Velocity series were my best 2 experiences. Currently I am enjoying Starcraft 2 little by little, even if the story is forgettable.
     
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    The Dig. Every other game I played on the PC. :eek:
     
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    Marathon 2: Durandal, ABSOLUTELY the best computer game in the history of mankind - when Bungie was a true Mac-loving company, of course.

    As for more recent experiences, FlatOut2's performance on a Mac is flawless, and L4D2 is not that behind Windows either. NWN (the first) was also excellent, and Call of Duty 4 as well.
     
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    I played so much Marathon and Escape Velocity as a kid (and into college with Nova). Maybe it's just nostalgia but I found gaming more memorable in general back then. Now with the proliferation of consoles, the internet, and gaming in general there's just better access to a plethora of games, regardless of your preferred platform.

    Don't get me wrong I love gaming more than ever but I just don't think any modern games I play are having the lifelong memories burned into my skull like huddling around the old 575 on a cold winters morning to play EV or Sim City or X-Wing. *sigh* now I'm nostalgic.
     
  17. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    I still have my Mac copy of the Dig. Luckily I don't have to break out a Power Mac to play it since Lucas re-released it with an OS X update.
     
  18. radomu thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a shame that the PC version of Call of duty Black Ops has serious lag and performance issues...
     
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    Ah yes... Escape Velocity. The original was still the best one. Missions were really addicting... 25k credits please.
     
  20. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, if you thought Unreal Tournament 04 was good, you really needed to have played Unreal Tournament 99. Best gaming experience I have had in my entire life. Nothing will ever come close to that game, from the music, the taunts, the weapons, the style... just everything.

    While UT04 was good, it doesn't even touch the first one.
     
  21. radomu thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think so, my favorite parts of UT2004 were the vehicle levels :(
     
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    I don't game much at all anymore, but when I switched to Mac I still played Battlefield 2142. That was a fun game especially on Camp Gibraltar with 64 players!
     
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    This is my Boomstick!

    Myth II: Soulblighter with the WWII mod by Santa's Head™

    First online gaming experience for me, and I've been hooked since
     
  24. Paulyboy macrumors 6502

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    Likewise... until the last level. :(

    -PN
     
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    Riven. Changing CDs was a bit annoying though. Have not played a game on a ma since as it does not seem to be anything like it
     

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