(BTW, this doesn't only apply to commercial games, please do list you free games too)
I'll list the freeware games I have most enjoyed before the commercial ones.
Code to 'getting' what I mean:Pt = Playtime
= Countless L
= Lots B
= A wee BitA = Awesomeness grade
, from 1 to 10, 10 being the best. 1 is still good
, which is why it is listed here, just not as good as 10 which is the penultimate.
What follows is in random
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (GOTY Edition) - Yes, I do own Morrowind. But Oblivion is a different kind of game. Slightly more action based, a lot less random (e.g. actually controlling blocking, etc. yourself), and most definitely a lot more immersive. Recommended for PC, as there are some fabulous mods & bugfixes to enhance the gameplay experience in many ways. If only the movements seemed less robotic and the acting even slightly creditable...
- Fallout 3 (GOTY Edition) - When I first got this, I thought it was basically Oblivion, but with guns and a crapload of explosion. How wrong I was. This game, turns the excellent Gamebryo Engine, as modified in Oblivion, into a full featured G.E.C.K. (LOL, my F3 addiction is acting up) There is too much awesomeness to describe here. The story is excellent too, and I am a fan of post apocalyptic fiction, as you might have guessed, which only makes it better for me, among other fans of the subject. The environment is awesome too, and the voice acting is immense. What can I say? I just adore this game. A fantastic achievement in its area, and as a game overall.
- Commandos II - A real classic in the stealth/tactical shooter action genre. So many missions, so much stupid fun. There's nothing like beating the crap out of unsuspecting enemy soldiers and then *ahem* execute them so all their 'colleagues' come running at you with SMGs, and are ready to overkill you. But then, using the technique that makes your commandos watch an area, as well as some guy with a badarse rifle you control, you take all 3 or 4 of them down quickly and efficiently. F*** YEAH! This game is in fact, full of epic win. If only the controls were not so complicated and an actual tutorial was given, I'd be happy.
- Hidden & Dangerous 2 - Alright, I honestly doubt you have heard of this one, but if you have... you know what jizzing in your pants feels like (an admittedly odd metaphor). There is so much I can say about this game, probably even more than Fallout 3(!), but I will say them in short sentences. Awesome squad commanding. Uber-realistic guns. Most likely the most realistic shooter around. Deep mission objectives. Some light RPG-style gameplay. Dark, encapturing WW2 setting. Very immersive. Will make you jump at some points. You can tie up an enemy soldier who has surrendered, swap your clothes for his, then see him get executed by his fellow soldiers if they find him. Okay, that last one wasn't so short, but you get the idea about how awesome this game is.
- Mass Effect (1) - I still haven't got ME2, probably because I have plans to sell my 360 for a PS3, but this has the most cinematic gameplay, the most engrossing story, and the most badarse characters in an RPG (they are still not like the bad dudes in Bad Dudes for the NES.) Like Commander Shepard. Story is the core of the game here, and I assure, it shall most likely make you forget about the largely content-less universe and all the game's faults. You will enjoy this.
A:7 << Like N7, mirite?
- Team Fortress 2 - I was reluctant at first to add this game, as it is not the revolution most players think it is. My point is that, while this is an excellent shooter, it has 2 major problems for me:
1. Lack of depth - Yes, fanboys. Perhaps the game is just does not suit me, but I can't help but b annoyed by the game's lack of goals, random, barely documented crafting system, clearly made in a poor attempt to please RPG fans, and lack of tactical gameplay. That's why I almost always play as the engineer when I play TF2, because it makes the game more like old favourites like the Battlefield games and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
2. Requires a high-end system - I bought my PC in 2003, when it was a top-of-the-range gaming PC. It is fairly mediocre today, but it boasts 2.6GHz of processor power, very rare in single-core systems, has 768Mb of RAM, which is damn fine for most games, runs the lightweight Windows XP and easily run games like TESIV:Oblivion on their highest settings. So why the lag? I should also mention a have excellent internet speed which consists of a relatively shared 8Mb/s of download speed. It is ADSL, so the upload speed is pretty crap, but whom needs upload speed anyway (LOL)? It is still quite annoying though to be humbled by a game like TF2.
Still, it goes without saying, of course, that TF2 is a very well made shooter which is mostly fun and has a good community. Not much else to say about it though.
list of awesome games you
have played/own. I'd be glad to compare your favourite games with mine!
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