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04-23-01, 03:02 AM
Okay, I'm new to gaming but what got me started was Grand Prix Legends. The GPL community is loyal, respectful, diverse, and offers stiff online competition!
I have a P3 850, v5, 256mb ram and sb live, and 60 GB of hard drive space.
If you were to recomend six of the very best games that would work well on my system, which ones would they be? I'll continue to be a GPL hotshoe but I want to broaden my gaming experience.
I'm guessing that Serious Sam should be on the list, how about your advice?
1. Unreal Tournament
2. Quake 3 Arena
3. Black & White
4. NFS Porshe Unleashed
5. Deus Ex
6. Diablo 2
There are many, many more but you asked for six...... :)
04-23-01, 03:42 AM
Thank you Alybe. I figure that six will get me started without burning too big of a hole in my wallet.
[ 04-23-2001: Message edited by: pianogeek ]
04-23-01, 04:00 AM
those are all excellent games alybe listed, but what kind of games do you usually like pianogeek?
any genre or something more specific?
04-23-01, 05:23 AM
Ailuros, I've really enjoyed GPL but it has also spoiled me. No other driving games seem real to me, including GP3 or NASCAR 3 (N3 is like riding a Clydesdale at the Kentucky Derby). That's why I'd like to branch out into new areas. Surprise me, I'd like to experience all that my v5 is capable of delivering. I'm open to new directions - adventure, first person shooters, strategy. I've stepped out onto a new world with gaming and I'd like to see the sights. I need a guide from someone who's been there already.
Man that was some corny sh1t. :p
You get the idea. Best of the best.
04-23-01, 06:56 AM
Together with the aforementioned games, I also recommend Shogun: Total War (a sort of RTS/turn-based strategy title). Single player's great fun, and the multiplayer battles are top-notch. An expansion pack is also on the way which offers a multiplayer campaign mode as well. Have a look (http://www.totalwar.com/) if you're interested.
04-23-01, 08:56 AM
Icewind Dale is a must play, along with Crimson Skies, Mechwarrior 3, Warlords Battlecry and for a first person shooter, try Deus Ex/Unreal Tournament or Soldier of Fortune.
these are in no particular order:
1: the original heros quest
3: Homeworld 2
4: freespace 1
5: freespace 2
6: Roller coster tycoon
Madden 2001 (looks awesome at 4XFSAA)
Any Need for Speed game
04-23-01, 10:08 AM
err um, not in any particular order
6. Elite Force
04-23-01, 10:13 AM
piano, nice greamlin..hehe... http://www.grand-marnier.com/images/fo_teethhappy.gif http://www.grand-marnier.com/images/fo_teethhappy.gif http://www.grand-marnier.com/images/fo_teethhappy.gif
04-23-01, 10:16 AM
Bulders Gate II
04-23-01, 10:19 AM
A lot of fun titles mentioned.
Most gamers -- it is about price and picking the right titles for them at release or at any time.
But-- they're so many titles and in the past, well, how many titles did many buy that were more hype than substance?
I use to HATE that... and now... I never get too high about a release or too low and use the developers past products( IF ANY) to quide me to their future titles and views from gamers. I simply don't like buying something and getting a negative surprise.
You mentioned Serious Sam....and a fun title at an incredible price and it fits home in the classic Doom mode but with more cutting-edge eye-candy. Even the sounds remind me of Doom.
If you are just starting out in certain Genres, well, I can think of three that are cheap and fun for many.
RTS-Total Anihilation/expansion pak can be picked up for a song-and-a-dance. A classic that still offers a lot today. And units? Hell yes, and wonderful air and sea units to boot. So many strageties to use to defeat the enemy. Not perfect...hehehehe...what is? But can offer hours and hours of fun for someone that never did play it before.
System Shock2 can be picked up for less then 10 dollars and the game offers some mystery some nice sounds and moods and solid graphics and game-play and looks awesome with RGSS FSAA.
Half-Life, well, you can't get much better than this.
Some gamers like RTS--some don't. Some gamers like ONLY fragging games like Quake3 and UT. Choices, choices, choices and so many titles and so many genres.
[ 04-23-2001: Message edited by: I-AM-A-GAMER ]
Just buy Half-Life and then download Counterstrike... That's the only game you need right there :D
04-23-01, 12:16 PM
Ok you want the best games to play!
Quake 3 & SoF & Aliens vr Predator & UT....
TombRaider & Indiana Jones
Need for speed 3 & 5 & a few others.. out there...
Mech Warrior 2 3 4
Make sure you try Demos before you buy...
With Alybe all things are possible!!!
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1. Soldier of Fortune
2. Serious Sam
4. FIFA 2001
6. MYTH I/II
04-23-01, 01:21 PM
Of course I could recommend Grand Prix Legends (1998 game!) to anyone who likes driving games. It can often be picked up for $5 or $10 if you look for it. You do need a wheel for it though. The developers of the upcoming World Sports Cars say they view GPL as the ultimate racing title. It is very hard to master though. After more than 6 months with this game I'm still a mediocre driver, but improving. Probably why it didn't do so well in sales. Too real, but a lot of fun.
This week I'll check around for some of the titles everyone has mentioned the most often and let you know how much sleep I lose over the next few weeks. Thanks for the insomnia! :D
04-23-01, 02:00 PM
well most of the good stuff has been mentioned already, just a few to add:
alternative FPS: Tribes Glide
awesome "spaceshooter": Freespace2 Glide
"crap in your pants" adventure: Undying Glide
adventure: Hitman:codename47 Glide
funny and weird "comic": Stupid Invaders D3D
Choose whatever seems more appealing from the games all the guys listed above and if you need some in about 1 or 2 months (when I'll find time hopefully to start gaming again) I'll give you detailed flashbacks on anything you're interested. I can't do it now, not to embarass my overloaded and tired memory hehehehehe
happy gaming dude
04-23-01, 06:00 PM
What? Why are you looking at me like that? :D
04-23-01, 06:10 PM
These 6 games get the most play on my PC today:
6. Quake II
2. Diablo II
1. Sammy Sosa High Heat Baseball 2001
There's my list. Out!
04-23-01, 06:19 PM
I'm gonna be different - I'm gonna do the best of each genre.
Racing: Dethkarz! - 600mph with lasers!
Flight Sim: XWing Alliance - Cos it's starwars, and starwars r00lz joo!
Strategy: Red Alert 2 - Cos it's the funniest in the series.
Single Player FPS: Half Life - I never spent so much time playing games till I found that game!
Multi Player FPS: UT is really good, but I love fast action, and Quake3 delivers the goods.
Sim: I'm torn between Transport Tycoon, which stole whole months of my childhood, and Black&White, which is stealing all my free time (I had to stop playing for ten minutes, to stop me feeling omnipotent forever!) - I'm a wimp, so I'll call a draw!
Trivia: Austin Powers ; Opperation Trivia - It's just groovy baby yeah!
Scariest Game: Alien Versus Predator - I was cacking myself when I played as marine! - I nearly soiled myself when I got that first "blip"
Most fun Game: As cute and clever as Black and White is, it doesn't come close to the joy I had when I first chopped off both leggs, both arms and the head of this strange gremlin thing in Blade of Darkness - That game is a masterpeice - The way the leg just stays there swaying for a few seconds, as the rest of the body flies accross the screen - And the classic moment, when I chopped a guys leg off, and he just stood there hopping for a while, then fell over sideways. :)
04-23-01, 06:43 PM
1. Nascar Heat
2. Delta Force 3
4. Blood 2
5. Duke Nukem 3D
04-23-01, 07:17 PM
Nearly forgot - Serious Sam rocks too!
[ 04-23-2001: Message edited by: Shaun_Dark_Lord ]
04-23-01, 08:09 PM
Man, there is absolutely NO WAY I could limit my favorite games to simply 6. Not only that, I couldnt possibly number them either since there is no "favorite".. just different games for different moods. :)
So, in no particular order:
In the "strategy" genre:
Hidden and Dangerous
ANY Need for Speed game (1,2,HS,HP PU)
Dirt Track Racing
Motocross Madness 2
"Shooter" (3D Action games, online action games)
Alien vs Predator
Mech Warrior 3
Heavy Metal FAKK2
Space/Flight Combat genre
Wing Commander Prophecy
Flight Unlimited II
I have all those installed on my main gaming rig and flip between them. Variety is key and with all the excellent titles that have come out, it's hard to uninstall when ya' keep coming back for more constantly. :)
These are all on a P3-800, 256MB, V5 equipped rig with about 60gb of diskspace. So yer system is nearly identical to my main box.
[ 04-23-2001: Message edited by: Sharkfood ]
04-23-01, 08:15 PM
04-23-01, 08:52 PM
Here are some of the games I love
1 Quake2 & quake3
2 Unreal & unrealtournament
3 Fifa 2001
6 swat3 :D
Please someone give me stars :( :eek:
04-23-01, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by lasvegasloc:
Please someone give me stars :( :eek:
Yo ass has been stared! Enjoy :D
3. Sim City 3000 Unlimited
4. Black and White
5. The Sims
6. The Big Bang (a real oldie - haven't played it in a while)
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