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Old 11-12-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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What's the best/worst video game of all time?

This forum section seems a little under-appreciated, so I thought I'd throw this one out there.

What video game stands as your favorite/least favorite game of all time?

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Old 11-12-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

I'll bite

Best for PC (in no particular order)

Older games:

Doom - definative fps
Elite
Deus Ex - still a brilliant game
System Shock 2
Half-Life
Llamatron - maybe just me but a simple brilliantly addictive game.
GP4

Modern games:

BF2
Half-Life 2 (+ episodes and portal)
GTR
rFactor
Knights Of The Old Republic (KOTOR)
Counter Strike
Call of Duty 4
Company of Heroes

They are all great games but if I had to choose one it would have to be Half-Life, the best fps ever imo and still the greatest game made so far. Though I have to admit I'm not a huge RTS or MMORPG (that's too long an acronym anyway ) fan but still....

The worst:

I don't buy bad games but if you forced me, the worst I own is Doom3 - the only game I have never finished but to be fair a friend recommended playing it on very hard and it was much better so maybe I'll go back to it.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:46 AM   #3
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

Mafia (PC), ET:QW (PC), Shadow of the Colossus (PS2), World of Goo (PC), NFS:MW (PC) are pretty much my all time favs.

I don't buy bad games period. I always try the demo first, and I know within a couple of levels if I'll like it or not.

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Old 11-13-2008, 04:58 PM   #4
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

Best:
The Entire X-Com Series
Left 4 Dead (I've been Loving it) as well as *most* other Valve games
Neverwinter Nights & expansions Hotu was awesome
Fallout series
Everquest

Worst:
Shadowbane
Halo series (Hey wow Console gaming that does what PC's were doing 10 years ago !!!!!)
Peggle EXTREME
Kotor, I Know lots love it but I just don't do SW or the whole Kotor system (Mass Effect wasn't my gig either)
Any sports games.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:34 AM   #5
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

My Best:
The Command & Conquer Series (including Red Alert, Generals, etc.)
Sonic the Hedgehog series on the Genesis (except 3D Blast)
Super Mario Bros. 3
Diablo II: LoD (simply due to replay value provided by so many different character builds)
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Comix Zone - an oft-overlooked Genesis gem
The Metriod Prime Series

Worst:
I'll get back to you. I've played some back ones but none seem to come to mind immediately.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:06 AM   #6
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

I would like to share my experience about best online game nintendo wii it's good stuff. In wii I prefer to play mario kart.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

Best:
Counter-Strike: Source - I love this game, competitive gaming is too fun
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne - Just started this one, it's like a new Diablo2
Crysis - Graphics were amazing and I can't wait for the sequel
Heretic and Hexen - For getting me into PC games in the first place
Metroid games - SNES version I played like 50x over and the Wii versions are incredible if you haven't tried them.

Worst:
I always read a multitude of reviews before buying anything now but the most bad games I remember playing came from the Genesis console, not to say I didn't like Genesis, I played Sonic for days.

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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

Best:

Half life 1+2 (half life 1 when it came out was leagues ahead of anything else)
Dues ex (awesome)
Call of Duty 1,2,4,w@r
World of warcraft
BF1942, BF2
GRAND THEFT AUTO 3 (set the standard for all future games of this type)
Gran turismo 1 (set the standard for most modern racing games)
Xenon 2 (Amiga games FTW)
Tomb raider
Hidden and dangerous

Worst: (hmm this is harder than first thought)

Starwars battlefront
Lemmings (hated that bloody game)
Star wars - Obi wan - xbox (this game is really bad, awful GFX and the most clipping I have ever seen)
Windows Vista

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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

have to go with half-life/hl2 and cs/css.

had fun with quake, starcraft and the command & conquer stuff. that's about all i know. haven't seen much to compete with hl/hl2.
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Worst:
Halo series (Hey wow Console gaming that does what PC's were doing 10 years ago !!!!!)
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I have to quote this because it is simply inaccurate, Halo combat evolved was released on XBOX in 2001, what PC game was as good as Halo in 1991?

Well there was catacomb 3D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catacomb_3D

But somehow I don't think that quite does what Halo does...
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #11
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

Haven't had time, money, or a PC new enough to play games on in ages, but back in another lifetime I really enjoyed these:

Half-Life (never got to play HL2)
Unreal (first one)
Quake series
Doom series
Diablo II LOD

Hubby liked Max Payne but I never got to play it. That was about the most recent game we had. Kids came along and no money for updated PC, plus no place to put it. We are just using a laptop now, which is tough for gaming on.
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

When I see:
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/...ish-list-7.jpg

I think:
http://diablobasher.files.wordpress..../doom42193.jpg

Of course the graphics aren't as good but I'd take Doom as an FPS anytime over Halo.

Replace demons with Aliens, Doom Guy with Master Chief, Portal to Hell with Outer Space and throw in a bunch of blinking lights and graphics to make the red necks drool on themselves and you have turned Doom into Halo.
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

@ ASher:

I wouldn't quite relate Halo to games from 10 years before its time but I would agree that it really wasn't as amazingly epic as it was made out to be. I never got the game on PC and don't have an xbox, but I got to play the game through on a friend's console. It was entertaining, I suppose, but it definitely let me down considering how much it was hyped up. PC > Console
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

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When I see:
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/...ish-list-7.jpg

I think:
http://diablobasher.files.wordpress..../doom42193.jpg

Of course the graphics aren't as good but I'd take Doom as an FPS anytime over Halo.

Replace demons with Aliens, Doom Guy with Master Chief, Portal to Hell with Outer Space and throw in a bunch of blinking lights and graphics to make the red necks drool on themselves and you have turned Doom into Halo.
You could probably use that same analogy on many games though. If you're going to get really nitpicky, there is hardly anything original out there at all. I, for one, am happy to play something new with updated graphics.
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Re: What's the best/worst video game of all time?

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You could probably use that same analogy on many games though. If you're going to get really nitpicky, there is hardly anything original out there at all. I, for one, am happy to play something new with updated graphics.
There's that and also the updates for ease of gameplay, improving realism where it matters, and every once in a while think there are some original ideas (certainly nothing wholly original but slightly new ideas). Graphics now are absolutely incredible though. Crysis made my jaw drop but it's the one game I've bought where I actually had to turn down some settings to play through lots of action.

Anybody playing Left 4 Dead? Seems like everyone I know is hooked on it, but they all buy every game that comes out and I don't trust their judgment very much.

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