New Game?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by gamerz, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. gamerz macrumors 6502

    gamerz

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    Hello,

    So, after being addicted to WoW for... 6 months, and with college/university coming next year, I have decided that I need a new game. What I am pretty much looking for is something that I can pick up and play for 20 minutes once and a while, or when I have time to be able to play for 4 hours and up without getting bored. I have found WoW to be a huge time consumer, and you can't really play for 20 minutes.

    Recommendations? It can be for PC or Mac.
     
  2. hankolerd macrumors 6502

    hankolerd

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    Seattle, WA
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    TrackMania Nations is lots of fun for a completely free game. I usually play for 30 minutes to an hour at a time. Just go to their website and check it out, it is for pc.
    http://www.trackmanianations.com/indexUk.php

    Call of Duty 4 is really good, and has really good online play, I have seen my roommate play it, and have played a little on his computer myself. I am just waiting for the mac version to come out, then I will probably get that. Should be released in April or May for mac and is already out for pc.

    Spore is coming in September, right after you start school. If I were you I would save money for that, because I am pretty sure that it just might be the game of the year.

    Unreal Tournament 3 should be rolling out for mac soon and is also out for pc.

    Eve Online is seeming to get pretty good reviews, if you still feel like paying a monthly fee to pay a game.
    http://www.macworld.com/article/131343/2007/12/eveonline.html?t=109

    Startcraft 2 will be coming out for mac and pc sometime this year as well.

    Tomb Raider Anniversary for mac is out. I might be getting that if I get some extra dollars sometime.

    Check out Kill Monty. just...check it out. For mac
    http://www.freeverse.com/games/game/?id=5006

    And of course, Peggle. For mac or pc or iPod.
    http://www.popcap.com/games/mac/peggle
    :apple:
     
  3. gamerz thread starter macrumors 6502

    gamerz

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    I'll have to look into Starcraft 2. Is battlenet confirmed for it like WC3?

    Also, what about Civ 4? Good game to look at?
     
  4. Chone macrumors 65816

    Chone

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    Civ IV is pretty great but I doubt you can play for 20 minutes and let go :eek:, a regular game on a standard map lasts about 4 hours for me, if I dare go for Domination or Conquest victory then the game can drag for a long time but since it's turn based and you think you have the willpower I think it wouldn't be bad for quick bouts.

    A game I would recommend for short bouts is Audiosurf, it's only $10 on Steam and is a pretty unique experience but I can only play a few songs (maybe 30 minutes?) before I get tired of it but it's always a perfect game to fire up in a rush.

    Maybe an Action RPG like Dungeon Siege II or Titan Quest? Multiplayer shooters like Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty 4 are also fun in small amounts but can also be played for great lengths of time without getting tiring.

    You could always get a DS and the Phoenix Wright games :D
     

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