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QOTD: What's Your Favorite PC Game of All Time?

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Games evolve along with the hardware that they're developed on, naturally. However, much of what makes a great game enjoyable, hasn't really changed too much.

Yes, today we've got 3D games and touch-based games, online games and everything else. Somehow though, I found myself enjoying games no more than I did when they were all in 2D. Granted, some games are incredible and only possible thanks to faster CPU, GPU and networking technology. Large scale 3D MMOs for example, wouldn't be possible with slow 14.4 kbps dial-up connections of the past.

Yet, the games that grab attention in my memory the most aren't any of the games available today. Some of mine:

- Duke Nukem 3D
- Return to Zork
- Quake 2
- Unreal
- Battlefield: 1942
- Dune 2
- Warcraft 2
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
- Total Annihilation

However, my favorite old PC game of all time, is Flashback. For those who did play Flashback, you'll know why.

The question of the day is: What's your favorite PC game of all time?

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    piper5177 , April 7, 2009 8:29 PM
    DOOM 1st
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    hairycat101 , April 7, 2009 8:30 PM
    I really liked the Max payne series. Good story. Lots of fun.
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    smartel7070 , April 7, 2009 8:31 PM
    Without a doubt it's Half Life. I still enjoy playing it once in a while. It was a ground breaking game .... nothing like it before and everybody wanted to copy it after it was out.

    Other notable games to mention (meaning I spent many hours playing)are Quake2, Half Life 2, Fallout 3, Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed.
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    chris13th , April 7, 2009 8:31 PM
    Aliens versus predator. The first one. Been playing it to this day since the day it was released.
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    califflash , April 7, 2009 8:34 PM
    Starsiege: Tribes, the original, all the way.

    Its what got me into FPS. The graphics were terrible by today's standards, but the gameplay was fantastic and I think is still better than many games that come out. I believe there are still master servers up and people still play it over ten years later.
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    nocteratus , April 7, 2009 8:35 PM
    my fav game of all time for me is Diablo
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    KyleSTL , April 7, 2009 8:35 PM
    X-Wing (and by extension B-Wing, Tie Fighter), FF VII, Starcraft, original Warcraft, Oregon Trail (for obvious reasons). So many favorites of yore, hard to name only one.
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    the_one111 , April 7, 2009 8:36 PM
    Tribes 2.
    All. The. Way.
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    lancelot123 , April 7, 2009 8:36 PM
    It changes all the time, but the first thing to pop in my head right now is Super Mario RPG for the SNES. Come on Nintendo!! Let Square make a sequel!!!
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    t2couger , April 7, 2009 8:36 PM
    I was and still am a Tribes 2 and Mechwarrior fanboy not many other games compare to lvl or creativity and playability of those 2 titles.
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    hercules , April 7, 2009 8:38 PM
    I am glad you said PC as i only really started pc gaming 3 years ago. One of my fav games was AVP2 that game rocked! But cod4 takes the FPS cake...Warcarft 3 takes the FTS cake... But right now Warhammer online has to be my fav game of all time for the PC I have been doing some serious hours on it!
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    ethaniel , April 7, 2009 8:39 PM
    Tough question, but the first game that pops up in my mind is Neverwinter Nights, plus the expansions (Underdark is fantastic, period). But Tuan, you pick "Flashback" over "Out of This World"? That's a tough one too. I was never able to finish Flashback, always died in the reactor mission...
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    deltatux , April 7, 2009 8:40 PM
    For me Starcraft and Freelancer are the most played games and I really enjoyed them. Still play both to this day.
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    Anonymous , April 7, 2009 8:40 PM
    Civ 3 FTW!
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    Anonymous , April 7, 2009 8:41 PM
    Ghost Recon, original.
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    jkbaylor , April 7, 2009 8:42 PM
    The original Ghost Recon. Too many hours of my life have gone to that game.
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    chris13th , April 7, 2009 8:42 PM
    Tribes 2...dang, i forgot about that game. I played that game 'til my eyes bleeded. on multiple occasions.
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    theuerkorn , April 7, 2009 8:43 PM
    - Speedball
    - Call of Duty (1)
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    the_one111 , April 7, 2009 8:43 PM
    chris13thTribes 2...dang, i forgot about that game. I played that game 'til my eyes bleeded. on multiple occasions.

    Indeed.

    I need to reinstall it...

    w00t.
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    sixbone , April 7, 2009 8:43 PM
    Heroes Quest I, Space Quest III and Leisure Suit Larry I
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