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clone63 May 12, 2010 10:00 PM

Need suggestions: RTS/FPS/ Anything else
Games I've liked of the genres:
Red alert 2, ST Armada 1+2, Blitzkrieg 1, Warcraft 2
Battlefield 2, Fear, Elite Force, GTA series,

Did not like..
Bioshock: clumsy mechanics, for me.
Red Alert 3: Just lame
Sins of a Solar Empire: Takes forever and not too intuitive interface.

So that's about all I can come up with right now. As you can see the games I highlighter were mostly older, as I've been too cheap and uninterested to try many games. Since I haven't had my 'ear on the tracks' maybe someone can reommend something. If it's too new (a month or 2) its basically ruled out because $30 is my limit on 1 game.
The 2 big aspects for me are ease of play (controls that make sense, and mechanics that have refined sensitivity, i.e., dying should be only my fault, not the horrible/awkward response of the game) and open playing (1 storyline and no customizable play is good only once). Thanks for the help.

johnnyblazzwa May 13, 2010 09:01 AM

crysis/crysis warhead, two worlds should be cheap and are good

johnnyblazzwa May 13, 2010 09:04 AM

orange box would also be worth picking up if its cheap . Its not open world but still an mazing game(H life 2), better than fear

mo' power May 13, 2010 10:40 AM

Have you tried the stalker series with artist pavel's mods? dead space?

clone63 May 13, 2010 10:53 AM

Crysis demo didn't wow me. Got HL2. TF2 not for me.
Stalker, looks decent. Friend has it, might have to.. visit.
Dead space is another I forgot about after it released. Have to check some reviews. Space can't die though, silly title. ... Booo (at my own joke)
Thanks everyone, keep em coming

btecanada May 13, 2010 10:58 AM

ARMA II? hahaha What its RTS if you commander mode the whole tinme

JD May 13, 2010 11:22 AM

Save up for BF:BC2? It's a great game IMO, especially since you seem to like the BF series.

Zero82z May 13, 2010 04:37 PM

Try and find BF:BC2 somewhere for a price that's within your budget.

Thund3rball May 13, 2010 07:32 PM

Borderlands = open world/fps/humour/4 player co-op if you want it/good sp with hours+ of gameplay
Fear 2 = Much like the first, but maybe not quite as good. I enjoyed both.
Dawn of War (not Dow 2) = my fave RTS. I think the Dark Crusade expansion was the pinnacle of that franchise.

upcoast604 May 13, 2010 09:12 PM

FEAR Pereus Mandate is pretty good on the cheap, Fear 2 also good. The original Farcry is a lot of fun too best $5 I spent, Crysis and Warhead have the good and not so good parts but they're good enough.

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