Windows What was your first PC Game?

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  1. darksithpro macrumors 6502a

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    IFIRC the very first computer game I remember playing was the Oregon Trail in grade school on an Apple 2. Teacher told us to play. Other than that Blake Stone, wolf3D, Pirates on family computer.
     
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    First game, pong but that was a console.

    First game on the PC, was Adventure.
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  3. JagdTiger macrumors 6502

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    I can’t remember but I think it was a rpg on cassette and atari’s star raider on cartridge for the 400/800 computer system.
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    ToonTown Online in '03. Played it on a Windows Vista/XP Compaq. The game closed in 2013, but was revived in 2014 by loyal fans and I still play it, renamed ToonTown Rewritten.
     
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    Zork 1 (I am talking the very original version)
    First game graphical game is kind of tough as I was a game console person at the arcade. Though Donkey Kong has to be right up there on the list and of course Pong. I remember as a child playing on a big screen that was specially made for the game (I would say it was at least the size of a pool table if not bigger) at the K of C (Knights of Columbus where my father was a member). As silly as it sounds I wish I could have that screen version of Pong as it was cool. I think I remember someone saying that they paid about $6,000 for the pong game. That was a lot of money in the the 70s.

    Games today are awesome graphically, but a lot of them don't have the game playability as the older 8-bit games did.
     
  9. JagdTiger macrumors 6502

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    Zork was just words on the screen with no graphical icons at all, there were a few games like that except for wizardry.
     
  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Wolfenstein 3D..!

    Followed by Spear of Destiny
    Then DOOM

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  11. Huntn macrumors P6

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    For its time, Zork was an interesting experience.
     
  12. Honumaui macrumors 6502a

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    windows did not exist when I started PC gaming :)

    so called graphical games
    Alice through the looking glass might have been first ?
    Dejavu
    airborne

    fav old PC game was the original Thief (1998) loved that old game
     
  13. Lee_Bo macrumors regular

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    I technically started on a Commodore 64.

    Then it was Ultima Online, followed my Evercrack (Everquest). Several years (and games) later, I'm doing the World of Warcrack thing.
     
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    AndyMacAndMic macrumors 6502a

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    I started on PC with Infocom's: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and after that all the Zorks :). I did not keep the boxes though. I lost those games years ago when I was moving house.
     
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    Not sure I can remember that far back. Stoneville Manor on the TRS-80 (word based adventure game).

    Castle Wolfenstein (Apple).

    Space Invaders on TI-994A.
     
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    Oh I remember Zork - that brings back so many memories :)
     
  17. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh gosh, first? hmm. carmen San Diego probably.
     
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    It wasn't Windows or Mac, but my first computer game was Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord on our Apple //e in probably 1983. I remember making my own maps on graph paper. I played the first two sequels too (Wizardry II and Wizardry III) before losing track of the series.

    (Edited to fix typo)
     

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