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Old April 11, 2013, 02:17 AM
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As a disclaimer I'm not sure if these are the best games in terms of design or technical stuff or anything along those lines these are the games that have stuck with me the most in my memory. I'm also not entire sure on the order as they span many genres so I'm not putting them in any order.

Deus Ex
Rome Total War
Supreme Commander FA
Dark Force 2
Soul Reaver 2

Honorable mentions Half Life1, Republic Commando, KOTOR, Dragon Age Origins, Dishonored, Oblivion and Wing Commander 2.

As much as the tech behind games has advanced and as pretty as they are today most of them are missing something for me. Dont get me wrong I really like Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, Skyrim and others, but a lot feel like they are trying to blind you with graphics while underdevoloping story and characters. If we blend todays tech with some of the development skill of a decade ago I think we could have some amazingly immersive and amazing games I just dont think we are there yet with the industry as a whole. I feel the same way about most of today's movies, they arent necessarily better just shinier.

I have to say though its quite interesting reading this thread and seeing just what peoples favorite games are. I reserve the right to change my list at a whim.
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Old April 11, 2013, 05:37 AM
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My top five in no particular order:

1) Half Life 2 Series... I know that's more than one but I don't care lol
2) Borderlands 2
3) Doom 3
4) Far Cry (the original)
5) Bioshock Infinite
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Old April 11, 2013, 05:56 AM
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Interstate '76
Call Of Duty: United Offensive
Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault

There hasn't been a game in the last 10 years that competes with any of the above imo.
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Old April 11, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Not a comprehensive list since I just woke up and the brain is still asleep. I've had lots of great games pass through my Pc's over the years. System shock is still number 1 though imho.

1) System Shock
2) Doom (Series)
3) Deus Ex (Original)
4) Syndicate
5) Half Life
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Old April 11, 2013, 07:18 AM
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1) Quest for Glory II
2) Thief: Dark Project
3) Daggerfall
4) Flashback: the Quest for Identity
5) Darklands

Honorable Mentions:
the Gothic Series
Civ I/II (does the heroin of video games really count as a favorite though?)
Wing Commander games
X-Wing/Tie fighter
The other QFG games as well as GK games and SQ games
Thief II
Zeno Clash
ME 1&2

Edit: I had heroine instead of heroin.

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Old April 11, 2013, 07:43 AM
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In no order:
Wind Commander Series
Bioshock 1
Populous 1
Borderlands Series

With either Doom 1, GTA Series, Kings Quest, Super Mario Bros Series, COD MW1 or Contra...too hard to pick as these oldies defined a lot of their respective genres.
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Old April 11, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Ultima Online (pre UO:R)
Starcraft 2
Dragon Age: Origins
SW: Kotor
Street Fighter EX + Alpha

Those are probably the 5 games I have enjoyed the most in my lifetime.
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Old April 11, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Half Life
No one lives forever
Tribes 2 (played on a team in TWL, probably my best gaming experience ever.)
Counter Strike (So many hours)

Bioshock Series
Elder Scrolls series
Call of Duty series (until after MW)
Company of Heroes
Splinter Cell series (loves me some stealth action)
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Old April 11, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by AkG View Post
In no order:
Wind Commander Series
Bioshock 1
Populous 1
Borderlands Series

With either Doom 1, GTA Series, Kings Quest, Super Mario Bros Series, COD MW1 or Contra...too hard to pick as these oldies defined a lot of their respective genres.
How could you not have money island on there with great lines like these

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Murray the demonic talking skull: Is it a really evil-looking doorstop?
Guybrush: Never mind.

but at least there is borderlands where Knox Rox:P

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Old April 11, 2013, 08:41 AM
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I just thought of another one: Castles and Castles II. I remember killing DAYS on those games.

That and Freespace II.
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