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50 Games To Play Before You Die

Which games have you personally played?  

75 members have voted

  1. 1. The first 20...

    • Psychonauts
      21
    • Quake II
      54
    • Starcraft
      48
    • Death Track
      7
    • Beyond Good and Evil
      15
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
      36
    • Half-Life 1 and 2
      65
    • King's Quest IV
      16
    • X-Wing
      27
    • Duke Nukem 3D
      50
    • SimCity 2000
      51
    • Unreal Tournament
      60
    • Grim Fandango
      20
    • Portal
      53
    • Counter-Strike: Source
      55
    • Tie Fighter
      24
    • Descent
      41
    • Football Manager Series
      6
    • Fallout 1 and 2
      24
    • Ultimate Doom
      42
  2. 2. The second 20...

    • Elite
      15
    • The Secret of Monkey Island 1 and 2
      24
    • Grand Prix Legends
      15
    • Command & Conquer: Red Alert Series
      53
    • Wing Commander Series
      20
    • Thief 1 and 2
      27
    • Dune 2
      30
    • Deus Ex
      33
    • Call of Duty Series
      55
    • Ultima VII Parts 1 and 2
      8
    • Crysis and Crysis Warhead
      40
    • Alien versus Predator
      37
    • Civilisation Series
      31
    • Day of the Tentacle
      17
    • Diablo Series
      52
    • ARMA: Armed Assault
      7
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
      46
    • The Hitman Series
      35
    • World of Warcraft
      35
    • Mass Effect
      20
  3. 3. The final 10...

    • Baldur's Gate
      32
    • Total War Series
      30
    • Black & White 2
      23
    • Race Driver: Grid
      21
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
      17
    • Max Payne 1 and 2
      43
    • Age of Empires Series
      51
    • Close Combat Series
      9
    • Dungeon Keeper Series
      16
    • System Shock Series
      22


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So, it's Issue 99! and I've been reading through this cover story at work (what, it's a trade rag okay?) and I'm not just content to tick off the games I've played, the games I still plan on playing and to lament at the ones I'll probably never get a chance to play.

 

I want to know everyone else's tally as well!

 

So, whatcha made over the course of your life? For the "series" and multipart games, I reckon if you've (properly) played at least one in the series then that counts.

 

This'll be interesting (-:

 

I think my fondest memories are of X-Wing. I took so long to become such a major expert at that game, that by the time I qualified to join the web-based Rogue Squadron club, the game had gotten old and the club was disbanded!! Lame :-(

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have my babies. That is not a game, I just dont have time to play every game so a poll like this makes me h-py

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When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

 

1 Corinthians 13:11

 

What can I say? The Bible is good for some things.

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9 from the first, 5 from the second, 1 from the last :P

 

My picks, Beyond good and evil and Psychonauts.

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you didnt include the freespace series, nor jade empire, nor the X series. this poll is officially null and void.

Snot my selection, it's based on an article in the latest issue. I just thought I'd pollify it.

 

If I had to come up with my own all time greatest 50 games. Well, I couldn't - too much damned hard work.

 

 

 

P.S. 8,8,1 for me, making it 17 out of 50. Less than I'd hoped. Middle of this year I plan on starting (the original) Star Craft...

Edited by Kothos

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not a lot of time for PC games any more. The standout for me didn't even make the list - MechWarrior. That was a great game.

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Nice poll, but this still belongs in PC Games.

That points out one problem I have with the list, where's the console games?

 

Also, where's the arcade, handheld and downloadable games?

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Nice poll, but this still belongs in PC Games.

That points out one problem I have with the list, where's the console games?

 

Also, where's the arcade, handheld and downloadable games?

 

I'm guessing because it was in the Atomic mag, it was PC games only, because it is a PC mag...

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Nice poll, but this still belongs in PC Games.

That points out one problem I have with the list, where's the console games?

 

Also, where's the arcade, handheld and downloadable games?

 

I'm guessing because it was in the Atomic mag, it was PC games only, because it is a PC mag...

 

 

So wheres Wolfenstein?

Commander Keen?

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I have played 29 of those games but I put the list in XL so you don't get votes.

Some of the selections are gay but I got 29.

 

That being said if a console guy and a handheld guy also made a 50 I would probably played 3/5 of there games.

 

Which of these "not played should I"

 

ARMA: Armed Assault

Baldur's Gate

Beyond Good and Evil

Black & White 2

Close Combat Series

Day of the Tentacle

Death Track

Deus Ex

Dune 2

Dungeon Keeper Series

Elite

Football Manager Series

Grand Prix Legends

Grim Fandango

Mass Effect

Starcraft

Tie Fighter

Total War Series

Wing Commander Series

World of Warcraft

Psychonauts

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Which of these "not played should I"

Psychonauts

Beyond Good and Evil

Deus Ex

Total War Series

 

In that order. Total War is only last cause it will consume your life for months, get the others out of the way first.

Edited by disolusiond

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14, 15, 6.

Sorting the items by genre may have been more revealing, as would sorting by release date!

 

PS:Torment???

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Why is this PC exclusive?

 

Where is Final Fantasy VII???

Resident Evil series??

 

oh and Lesuire Suit Larry!!!

 

 

It may be a mag that caters to the PC crowd, but it also cater's to the gamer in general, this includes consoler's.

Edited by phatbeat

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I can't believe that AoE is so popular. IMHO the games are utter tripe.

 

In other news, Elite should have been "Elite I and II"

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Loved the article. I especially loved the way they left out BioShock and put in Race Driver GRiD. Finally, someone's prepared to admit that BioShock is sub par, and GRiD is FUCKING AWESOME!

 

Much applause to the author. Go on my son!

 

--edit-- Seriously, I can't gush enough about GRiD. EVERYONE go buy this game RIGHT NOW. My personal favourite game of 2008, and this from a guy who plays FPS and fighting games almost exclusively.

Edited by Takoma

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Well, the name of the article should give it away - 50 PC GAMES to Play Before You Die. We may well get around to looking at the equivalent for Consoles.

 

But yeah, these things can never please anyone. Hell, I've seen fistfights practically break out over lists like this :)

 

But great poll, Kothos!

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Well, the name of the article should give it away - 50 PC GAMES to Play Before You Die. We may well get around to looking at the equivalent for Consoles.

 

But yeah, these things can never please anyone. Hell, I've seen fistfights practically break out over lists like this :)

 

But great poll, Kothos!

 

Woops my bad!!! Well I retract my previous comment and offer up a thousand apology's. A console list would be fantastic!

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It's missing a few, but there were still some names I was glad to see again in the list :-)

 

The name Tobias Reaper can still bring on fits of immature giggles as it conjures up imagery from the game :-) And I remember instructing a friend on the correct pronounciation of 'Deus Ex' when it first came out and we could all be found augmenting our various bits and bobs. The phrase, "the canals are not safe for tourists at night" can still be heard in the Den of Deviance when making fun of a particularly bad accent on the telly :-)

 

And the self destruct sequence clip from Descent showing up in a song by Lacuna Coil, well, that's going back a bit, now :-)

 

A standout for me has got to be Max Payne. The maturity in the storyline was refreshing. I remember the first time I walked Max Payne through a doorway in one of his hallucinations and he slipped on the blood of his baby. Creepy :-)

 

Good times, good times :-) Nice to be reminded of them :-)

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not a lot of time for PC games any more. The standout for me didn't even make the list - MechWarrior. That was a great game.

OMG, one of the most classic games of all time. I played that thing to death but I totally forgot about it.

 

So wheres Wolfenstein?

Commander Keen?

Yeah I noticed the distinct absence of classics before a certain point in time. I figured there was an unmentioned caveat that the list was only taking into account games from a particular period, which could be cross-comparable with each other. The old 16 colour graphics, 8-bit games we used to know and love from days of yore seem to belong to a different generation.

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