Since I'm getting a new MBP...what PC game should I get?

Discussion in 'Games' started by johnbro23, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm not real big into games, but since I'm getting a MacBook Pro, I think I'm going to get a PC game. What's the best game I could get?

    ps: I know they make some games for Macs, but I've never been sold on any of the titles out.
  2. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006
    Well.. it depends on your taste.
    I don't think anyone can really answer your question until you post which kind of games you like...

    (RPG, RTS, Sim, Combat Sim, Action, etc...)
  3. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Umm...I liked Halo and Halo 2. Goldeneye, Zelda, Supermario. I really haven't played any games since I had N64 with the exception of Halo. I also like RCT3...I have that for Mac.

    I'm not sure what those categories you mentioned means. (i.e. RPG)
  4. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006

    Halo 2 and Halo is first person shooting game.
    I'd suggest Half Life 2, Battle Field 2 (if you are in for online play), Far Cry, Fear. I actually played the Half-Life 2 for a bit.. really liked.

    Zelda.. well I guess I can treat that as action RPG or RPG in general.
    I heard that Oblivion is the killer for this genre right now..
    and if you like online play, I'd suggest the World of Warcraft... (altho it's platform free software)

    RCT3 is building sim.. I don't really know about that genre.

    Also if you like turn based strategy game,
    I'd suggest the Civilization 4.

    And if you want to try real time strategy game... (aka RTS)
    I'd suggest Age of Empire 3, Act of War, or Star Wars Empire at War.
  5. steelfist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2005
  6. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006
    Oh yeah!
    I forgot to mention that.
    Altho all the games are pretty old, it's a must have for all Command and Conquer fans.. (including me!)

    and yes I do have it :p
  7. PharmD macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2005
    Oregon Coast
    Half-Life 2 and all of the great mods that come with it.
  8. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Half-Life/2 and Unreal Tournament 2004 are great FPS games. Other than that, I don't know what to recommend to you, as most of my gaming is done on the cube.
  9. steelfist macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2005
    max payne 1 is a good game that can run on slower computers fine. it has a great storyline, great gameplay, and great atmosphere. it's replay value is low though.
  10. pionata macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005
    I would Recommend:

    1)Guild Wars with Faction - Awesome game, huge value for the price
    2)Oblivion - The currently best looking graphx
    3)Half life2 - Well we all know that one
    5)Gothic 2 with night of the raven
    6)GTA San Andreas
  11. MacsomJRR macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2003
    San Diego
    How cool is this that we are actually discussing purchasing these games to run on our new macs:):D
  12. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    If you get world of warcraft...

    ... it comes with both Windows and Mac versions. Same with Warcraft 3, but that's an older game.

    Then, of course, there's always... StarCraft.
  13. nowaycomputer macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2006
    Half Life 2 and Elder Scrolls Oblivion. Oblivion is fantastic, dozens of hours of gameplay (at least), the best looking graphics around and incredibly immersive gameplay.

    I've been out of the xp-on-mac loop for a few weeks, whats the current driver situation? Do regular PC (ie XP) drivers work perfectly?
  14. charmin macrumors member


    Dec 25, 2005
    W. London
  15. paddy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2005
    1) Halo
    2) GTA Vice City & Andreas
    3) Bf2
    4) AoE (any of them)
    5) The Sims 1 + expansion packs (which can be picked up for nothing today)

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