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03-05-2003, 05:44 PM
so whats your favorite oldie game and why?

i just loved and still like to play dungeon keeper (when i gotte study and im locked in my room with my crappy pc i play DK to kill my time :D).
the fact you can be a bad guy who kills heroes and even can beat his own creatures has something to do with it, i think. also the ability to go in your creatures body and play kinda like a fps was well though of. so my favorite oldie: Dungeon keeper.


ps, i said "oldie", so no games after 2000 lets say. ;)

03-05-2003, 05:48 PM
Worms 2
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Civilization 2
Jedi Knight
Warcraft 2

03-05-2003, 05:49 PM
Half-Life. I still play that constantly, or at least its mods.

03-05-2003, 05:53 PM
Dark Forces
Prince of Persia
X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Age of Empires
Legend of Zelda: Orcarina of Time (It's an old game, just not on PC :D)

Samuel Dravis
03-05-2003, 05:53 PM
DF (go DF!)
civ2 (sometimes)
descent, d2, d3 (those are good....)

Rogue Nine
03-05-2003, 06:05 PM
TIE Fighter. On DOS. Hellz yeah.

Chrono Trigger on SNES. Best RPG ever.

03-05-2003, 06:08 PM
Sonic 3 (Mega-Drive...that was awesome ^_^)
Metal Gear Solid (PS)
Dark Forces (Mac)
Zelda 64 (N64)

My fave golden oldies:D

03-05-2003, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by Darklighter
Sonic 3 (Mega-Drive...that was awesome ^_^)
Metal Gear Solid (PS)
Dark Forces (Mac)
Zelda 64 (N64)

My fave golden oldies:D

you captured my favorite right there

Boba Rhett
03-05-2003, 07:10 PM
Knight Dawn! on the Amiga and Treasure Island on the C64.

03-05-2003, 07:22 PM
Elite and Privateer.

In that order.

Divine Spirit
03-05-2003, 07:23 PM
Monkey Island

A classic game and one of my favourites on my old atari. full of witty jokes and keeps your interest for ages.

Cannon Fodder

Another atari classic- made war and killing people look fun + best computer game theme tune ever!

Dark Forces

First PC game i really got into (i designed my own Dark Forces 2 until Lucasarts stole my idea!) if you havent played it and you've only played jedi knight 2 its would be a great way to find out about the games heritage :)

EDIT: reading replies i remembered Zelda 64, which has got to be one of my favourite games of all time! i found it so immersive and now i feel like i have an emotional attachment to it! :D

03-05-2003, 07:34 PM
half those games you guys listed are not old school, Half Life?!?! COME ON!!! that was what..4 years ago gimme a break. :o anything from SNES and beyond is not old school IMO

Wolfenstein 3D
Warcraft 1
Tie Fighter (I had that on 6 floppy discs :D)
Donkey Kong
Dark Forces (best game in the series IMO)
FF 3, 4 and 5
Zelda 1 and 2
SMB 1, 2 and 3 (super mario brothers)
Excite Bike
Oregon Trail (the kind they had at school in 5th grade on the mac)
Megaman (all the NES ones)
Skate or Die
and on and on and on....

03-05-2003, 08:07 PM
Half-Life is so old, that the soundtrack is considered classical.

03-05-2003, 08:11 PM
PUNCHOUT! :punch1

03-05-2003, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by XERXES
half those games you guys listed are not old school, Half Life?!?! COME ON!!! that was what..4 years ago gimme a break. :o anything from SNES and beyond is not old school IMO

Heh. This is the computer/electronics industry, not the old grannys' rocking chair industry. If something's on the market, it's old.

Edit: And, actually, Half-Life is about 5 1/3 years old.

03-05-2003, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Pedantic
Heh. This is the computer/electronics industry, not the old grannys' rocking chair industry. If something's on the market, it's old. speak english that last part made absolutely no sense. I just feel bad for the new generation...that doesnt get a chance to appreciate and play some of the best video games of all time...

03-05-2003, 09:04 PM
Ummm...what's there to explain? :confused: If something's been released in the computer/electronics industry, it is already old. And I'm not part of the "new" generation either. You can't be more than a couple of years older than me.

Reborn Outcast
03-05-2003, 09:08 PM
The Wingcommander series... On floppy disks. :D

03-05-2003, 09:10 PM
Aha, there's nothing like firing up an old game and taking it for a spin. :D

Just played through Dark Forces again...mostly to give some ideas to the MOD crew...but it's still a good game. Currently playing Jedi Knight again for the same reason, heh. ;)

I'm also known to fire up Eye Of The Beholder 1/2 (never really liked 3), from time to time. I'd fire up Lands Of Lore too, if it would work - hasn't played ball since I ditched my 386...oooh, a long time ago. ;) Heretic and Hexen look quite good using one of the engine ports (Doomsday, etc...), along with Doom. Tenebrae for Quake has given that game a new lease of life. I might give Betrayal at Krondor another spin...if I can get the sound to work (no sound under Wolf3D or DF either - screwy IRQ which I attribute to my current MoBo - oh well).

I've definitely been playing Thief Gold again - I only ever got to Chapter 13, and then my PC crashed and I lost my saved games...so I haven't actually finished it, and that annoys me. I like to finish a game... Apart from Daggerfall...I gave up too much of my life on that game, and never completed it.

Note to self...back up all existing saved games... :rolleyes:

Sam Fisher
03-05-2003, 09:33 PM
Dark Forces
Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2
Tie Fighter

all I can think of now...

Darth Groovy
03-05-2003, 10:00 PM

Burger Time
Bump N' jump
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons
B-17 Bomber


Mario Brothers
Legend of Zelda
Ninja Gaiden
Legendary Wings
Metal Gear
1943: Battle Of Midway

Super Nintendo:

Super Mario Brothers
Super Star Wars
Super Street Fighter II
Mortal Kombat


Dark Forces
Final Doom
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
NHL 2000
Metal Gear Solid


King's Quest
Dark Forces II, Jedi Knight
Age Of Empires II: Age of kings

03-05-2003, 10:02 PM

1. Mega Man X 1 and 2- Loved 'em.
2. Killer Instinct 1 and Gold- still kicks ass
3. Mortal Kombat 4-good, but not too good.

Yep, that's all I can say!

03-05-2003, 10:47 PM
Age of Empire 2: Age of Kings

I love that game, and I even still play it once in a while :)

03-05-2003, 11:19 PM
Jedi Knight
Unreal and Return to NaPali

03-06-2003, 12:07 AM
Guys... He said *old* game.

To me that implies it was created to run from a DOS command prompt.

I'd have to go with Scorched Earth and Wacky Races.

03-06-2003, 08:55 PM
Dark Forces, without doubt. It was my best PC game for 3 whole years before I got JK for X-Mas in 8th grade (hmm, that was 3 years ago...)

Then comes Jedi Knight and MotS.

The original NFS was great and I have alot of memories of that. But I prefer NFS 4: High Stakes to it, unlike I do DF to JK.

03-06-2003, 10:42 PM
dark forces
JK and MotS
X-wing series
Monkey island series
Zelda 64

I also played through my old Sam and max game recently

Dath Maximus
03-06-2003, 10:53 PM
im gonna go with a classic, but not just any classic, THE Classic

you know what im talking about


i have that game on my palm pilot!

03-07-2003, 06:46 AM
I have loads of old games on my Compaq IPAQ...Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Pong etc etc. I uninstalled Half Life so I don't play that anymore, but I did complete Elite Force again the other day just for the fun of it.

I have this great screensaver called Invader Saver (http://home.freeuk.com/seamill/invader/invader.htm) that let's you play Space Invaders. I play that all the time!

03-07-2003, 04:39 PM
Oh. I said Dark Forces, but that is only 8 years old this year. (wow, that's some impressive memory I have of playing it at my cousin's house back in '95 for the first time... Ahh, nostalgia...)

Anyhow, the original Pitfall! from '82 or '83 or so would have to be a great choice for old, classics.

Asteroids is always fun, modern updates are welcome all over the net IMO. Pac-Man was fun cause I got to play it after lunch at some pizza place with my sisters. Only real arcade game I played off the PC or Atari...

03-07-2003, 05:23 PM
Rogue Squadron
Dark Forces
Rebel Assault I & II
Jedi Knight

Simple but fun...tetris

E.A Sports Road to the woldcup France98
GrandPrix 3

and some other that I don't recall right now

03-07-2003, 05:26 PM
Originally posted by Rogue Nine
TIE Fighter. On DOS. Hellz yeah.

Chrono Trigger on SNES. Best RPG ever.

I'm with Rogue on this one.

Commander Bond
03-10-2003, 01:19 PM
If I had to choose five of my favourite old-time games, I would have to say:

1: "Sonic and Knuckles" on the Mega-Drive.
2: "Episode I - Jedi Power Battles" on the PlayStation.
3: "Tomb Raider 2" on the PlayStation.
4: "007 - Tomorrow Never Dies" on the PlayStation.
5: "Star Wars: X-Wing" on the PC.

These are all amazing, but there are tons of superb classics that I would love to list. However, I am needed throughout the rest of the year, so I won't.
At the moment, I'm playing "Star Wars: Bounty Hunter" on the PlayStation2. It's near-perfect, and the best game that LucasArts have produced in many years. Close behind is "007 - NightFire", which is equal to Jango Fett's computer game debut. Yet, I have already completed that game, so "Bounty Hunter" is dominating my PS2 at the moment.


sonic boom
03-10-2003, 01:38 PM
i used to love my old c64,hours of fun:D
last ninja series,spy hunter,uridium,california games.:)
far too many to mention.
now they're old:rolleyes:

03-10-2003, 01:47 PM
***edited out***

The mod's are probably going to edit my post and write somthing gay and I'll probably get a warning. Oh well, who gives a ****.

Oh look, you're right, your post has been edited! Either change your attitude or I'll edit every single post of yours until you do, or get banned, the choice is yours. Now lets see, what can I say that's 'gay'... hmmm how about "pink spandex". - leXX

Luc Solar
03-10-2003, 02:27 PM
Giana Sisters, C64. :)

And anything that requires more than a 33mhz comp to run ain't old. :p