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    Games 2 play before you die

    I've picked up PC gaming a lot later than most, but having finally upgraded my system to cope with a decent level of gaming, I've started to build a list of the games that I want to play, and I have years of gaming to catch up on!

    I'm looking for the most enjoyable games of the last few years, as well as the best of the current crop. To give you a start, the games I've already bought are listed below:

    MYST I-V (Played a 2nd hand copy of MYST III years ago on the xbox and loved it!)
    KOTOR I & II
    Half-Life (Original)
    The Orange box
    Mirrors Edge
    Bioshock
    Oblivion
    Batman AA

    I have also played the demos of (and will be ordering) :

    HAWX
    NFS Shift

    I'm fairly open to any genre of game, with the exception of Zombie-survival games (I just don't like zombies!) so feel free to go nuts with your suggestions!

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Baldurs Gate followed by Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn, and then try Neverwinter Nights.

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    A good place to start is Metacritic or Gamerankings.com where you can see those titles that have scored the highest consistently across reviewers. Sort all PC games on review score and then go from there.

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    Baldurs Gate followed by Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn, and then try Neverwinter Nights.
    Don't forget the final installment for BG - Throne of Bhaal.

    NWN is eminantly missable though, the single player game is not its strong point. NWN2 is much better, especially with the expansions. You might want to skip KOTOR 2 as well.

    Other suggestions:

    Fallout 3
    The Witcher
    Starcraft+expansion
    Warcraft 3+expansion
    Test Drive Unlimited
    Supreme Commander+Forged Alliance
    Dawn of War II
    Burnout Paradise
    Peggle
    PuzzleQuest
    Braid
    Plants vs Zombies... you think I'm joking with those last four right? Wait till you get addicted...
    X3:Terran Conflict
    Galactic Civilisations II

    Then when you've finished all them, you can try the hard stuff:
    WoW
    Eve
    Guild Wars

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Yeah, I meant Neverwinter Nights 2 ofcourse

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Give EVE about 2 months
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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Mirrors edge is an odd choice, i'd totally agree on Baldurs Gate / Icewind Dale - god i wish they would update them!

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Quote Originally Posted by Prime View Post
    Mirrors edge is an odd choice
    I really enjoyed it and would definitely have it on my equivalent list. I got a genuine adrenaline rush when I was trying to escape persuers and not really knowing where to go but somehow making it.

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Et:qw
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Quote Originally Posted by Random_guy View Post
    I'm fairly open to any genre of game, with the exception of Zombie-survival games (I just don't like zombies!) so feel free to go nuts with your suggestions!
    Planescape:Torment, although as this is no longer sold you may have to 'obtain' it and then patch it with the latest mods : http://www.spellholdstudios.net/ie/modding

    In retrospect, Baldurs Gate wasn't that great. At the time it was the only playable and decent looking RPG there was. Interactivity was below par compared with past games. Plot is hackneyed, and the game world is less than polished : lots of wandering around and an annoying endgame. I liked Tales of the Sword Coast, though.

    BG2, on the other hand, is just so soddingly huge that you have to give it a lot of merit.

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Batman: AA, Mafia, Bioshock, ET:QW, Indigo Prophecy, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (and perhaps Burnout Paradise).

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Quote Originally Posted by Syllopsium View Post
    In retrospect, Baldurs Gate wasn't that great. At the time it was the only playable and decent looking RPG there was. Interactivity was below par compared with past games. Plot is hackneyed, and the game world is less than polished : lots of wandering around and an annoying endgame.
    I disagree - it was only a year after the likes of Lands of lore 2, and people were still playing older games like TESII and Diablo. The world is beautiful, open-exploration. Difficulty was actually decent rather than the all-too-easy games, and it was the best interpetation of a D&D game yet!

    I actually rather prefer it to BG2

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Chuckie egg!
    Not around too often!

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    theme hospital must be played before you die.
    Red faction 1 also


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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I disagree - it was only a year after the likes of Lands of lore 2, and people were still playing older games like TESII and Diablo. The world is beautiful, open-exploration. Difficulty was actually decent rather than the all-too-easy games, and it was the best interpetation of a D&D game yet!

    I actually rather prefer it to BG2
    I wouldnt say I prefer it to BG2, but it was awesome for its time, and I still enjoy playing it every now and then, its certainly not an easy game but very enjoyable.

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    Re: Games 2 play before you die

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I disagree - it was only a year after the likes of Lands of lore 2, and people were still playing older games like TESII and Diablo. The world is beautiful, open-exploration. Difficulty was actually decent rather than the all-too-easy games, and it was the best interpetation of a D&D game yet!

    I actually rather prefer it to BG2
    It only wins over Ultima VII part 2 and the Ultima Underworlds because of improved graphics and sound, IMO. I don't think LoL 2 or Diablo compare favourably, either.

    BG2 suffers from a very flabby midgame - there's too much choice, a loss of direction and enforced plot points that are annoying. The difficulty leading up to the endgame is typically uneven, too.

    However, even given that I accept it has flaws, its scope is so vast it has to be entered into the list of all time greats.

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