PC game recommendations from last 5 years

capoeirista

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Hi team,

I maxed out my hard disk last week, so bought a giant one as I needed the space. I also decided to use bootcamp and put XP on as well, as I thought it might be high time I caught up with some old games. I've never really been into PC gaming, so I've missed a lot (other that the Valve games).

My question is: "Which games should I buy?" I've got a 2010 13" MBP with the 320m. I'm looking for really 'classic' games from the past few years that I've missed, which will run well on my system and I can buy on Steam when they're cheap.

I'm not interested in online gaming, other than that genre is not an issue. I'll be picking up Hitman: Blood money first, I should think.

Thoughts?
 

0098386

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Anything by Valve, seriously. Grand single player adventures, addictive multiplayers. I'd wait until they have a sale and snag up this (although at £50 if I had none of their games I'd just get it now) http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7930/


Street Fighter 4, Just Cause 2, Max Payne 3, Minecraft. They're all quite good too. There are loads more to get that I can't think of right now :).
 

capoeirista

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Anything by Valve, seriously.
Agreed, the last game I played on PC was HL Opposing Force (that was a while ago). That said, I've played Portal, HL2, etc when they were released on Mac, so they're kind of done now.

So far on my Steam wishlist I've got:
Bioshock (1 and 2)
Fallout 3
Elder Scrolls 4
Hitman Blood Money

I'm sure there are hundreds more. All help appreciated!
 

cluthz

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Fallout 3 and NV are very good games that have plenty of mods and could give you hundreds of hours with fun.
 

laetusviator

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Some great suggestions so far in this thread.

For some medieval RPG/sandbox fun with awesome melee combat get Mount & Blade: Warband. (Tons of great mods for this game too.)

If you like strategy, Total War: Shogun 2 (though my favourite remains Rome TW).

The Batman games were both fun (most recent is Arkham City).

For something a little different, there's Mirror's Edge, which is basically a first-person platformer. I think reviews were a bit mixed for it, but I thought it was tons of fun. (There are 2d iOS versions of this game too, also fun).

There's been a stream of great indie games. I echo the recommendations for Braid and Minecraft. For some old-school dungeon crawling, check out Legend of Grimrock which was released recently. I'd add Unity of Command to the list if you like turn-based strategy (it deserves way more attention than it gets... I wrote an indie spotlight article on it, if you want an overview, though it is not yet on steam).

There's lots of indie game bundles available right now too (check my sig), so you could pick up a ton of indie games cheap at the moment. Many give you steam keys. Humble Bundle 5 just started and is probably the best bundle out right now (Psychonauts is in it, which masterofbuckets recommended... I haven't played it myself, but I've often seen it recommended).
 

AlexMaximus

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What I absolutely considder a have to have:

1. Deus Ex
Great Game with a great story. You might even be able to play the latest part.

2. C & C // Tiberium Wars + add on Kain's Wrath

3. Bio Shock 1 + 2
 

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