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

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?

  • piper5177
    DOOM 1st
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  • hairycat101
    I really liked the Max payne series. Good story. Lots of fun.
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  • smartel7070
    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
    Aliens versus predator. The first one. Been playing it to this day since the day it was released.
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  • califflash
    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
    my fav game of all time for me is Diablo
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  • KyleSTL
    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
    Tribes 2.
    All. The. Way.
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  • lancelot123
    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
    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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