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What are some good older computer games?

Asked by Hobbes (7355points) September 17th, 2008

So far my list is:

Fallout 2
Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Planescape: Torment
Civilization 3
Rome:Total War
Warcraft III
Sid Meier’s Pirates!

My qualifications are that it must run on a Macbook (2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 1 GB Memory, GMA 950 Graphics Card) using bootcamp. I’m not completely sure that all these will run on the Macbook, so some help there would also be appreciated.

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Beneath a Steal Sky

tWrex's avatar

Maniac MansionII: Day of the Tentacle
Full Throttle
Escape from Monkey Island
Sam & Max

All classics… too old?

Lovelocke's avatar

…aren’t all of these games within the past 10 years? I thought you may have been talking about a game like Awesome Earl’s Skate Rock

EmpressPixie's avatar

Alpha Centauri! Become addicted to creating, governing, and wargaming your alien colony. For hours on end. Without noticing.

bodyhead's avatar

Alpha Centauri and the alien expansion.

Hell yea another vote for that here.

andrew's avatar

out of this world is one of the best games, ever. Also the original 3 prince of Persia games.

Second for the Sam and Max games and monkey island. In fact, I have a copy of the old monkey islands if you’re interested in buying it.

robmandu's avatar

Earthworm Jim for N64!

bodyhead's avatar

FYI Hobbes, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura is a great game but for some reason the X1600 ati videocard on my Intel Imac has problems with it. It won’t run in parallels and there’s terrible screen bleeding in boot camp. Maybe the drivers work better now but I did have problems with it.

robmandu's avatar

< < ugh, just re-read (apparently, for the first time) the Qualifications for this. Hereby withdraws previous quips.

Hobbes's avatar

Hmmm… that sucks, bodyhead. It looked like such a cool game, too.

@robmandu – no worries, Earthworm Jim was a great game (though I only played it on SEGA).

Also – I will definitely pick up Alpha Centauri.

melly6708's avatar

piggy in number land !!

Bri_L's avatar

No One Lives Forever I
Return To Monkey Island

Zaku's avatar

No doubt I’m neglecting many, but:

Windows era:
Myth: The Fallen Lords
Myth II: Soulblighter
Red Baron 3D
King of Dragon Pass
Space Empires IV
Independence War
Falcon 4.0

MS-DOS era:
Aces of the Deep
Master of Magic
Master of Orion II
Tigers on the Prowl II
Sim Earth

Motorola 68000 era (Atari ST, Commodore Amiga):
Dungeon Master
Starglider I & II

8-bit era (Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Commodore 64…):
Star Raiders
Omnitrend’s Universe
Computer Ambush

By Chris Crawford:
Eastern Front 1941
Balance of Power

By Synapse Software:
Blue Max
Pharaoh’s Curse

Lightlyseared's avatar

Midwinter! Loved that game. Sadly it wont play on my PowerPC Amiga.

El_Cadejo's avatar

The greatest computer game of all time is missing from everyones list WTF!?

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2

drhat77's avatar

Guys! Come on! The ZORK cycle! Zork I, II, Zero. Those were real mind-benders.

basp's avatar

I am probably the only one old enough to remember Pong. Played it about thirty five years ago… It was the first “computer game” made, I believe.

Mulot's avatar

Total Annihilation for sure ! This game is just awesome !

Jreemy's avatar

Wolfenstein 3D

Malkah's avatar

Perhaps this dates me, but what about Duke Nukem? I mean, you know, old school Duke Nukem. I used to love that game.

Mulot's avatar

Yeah, Duke Nukem ! Really a great one. Else you can still attempt to play to “Duke Nukem Forever” :D

El_Cadejo's avatar

Duke Nukem Fornever will be the greatest game ^_^

best vidja game theme song

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sonic232's avatar

Aliens vs. Predator 1 and 2 are great, and lets not forget all the great games Steam just got from Lucas Arts, including a completely re-done version of The Secret of Monkey Island and a bunch of old Sierra titles, too. But those aren’t guaranteed to work with Vista or Windows 7, unlike the Lucas Arts titles. Ah, adventure games, you shall never lose your charm… I will play you again and again just to hear your story again :)

Bri_L's avatar

@sonic232 – First welcome. Second you just listed some of my all time favorite games!! And one of the reasons I will always keep an older pc around and running. My kids are already enjoying The Secret of Monkey Island.

I also like No One Lives Forever. Great humor.

julia999's avatar

Thief Deadly Shadows – great storyline and stealth. You’re basically a thief called Garret who robs the rich.

Bri_L's avatar

@julia999- Welcome to fluther! Is that PC?

julia999's avatar

@Bri_L Thank you, it’s nice to be here!
Yes it’s available for both PC and Xbox and possibly Playstation. I played it on the PC and it’s my favourite game, it’s unlike anything else. Here’s the wiki of it:

Bri_L's avatar

@julia999 – cool! Thanks!

hex's avatar

How about Diablo and Diablo II.

I cannot count the hours I have sacrificed at that altar.

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