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Recommend me some PC Games??
« on: 14 May, 2009, 03:45:47 pm »
Got a new pc this week. First new one in YEAAAARS.
So as a result all the cool pc games I havent been able to play in ages are now available to me, many as reduced prices due to being a year or more old.

So can anyone recommend me some good ones? Ideally (and yeah, this is shallow) cool looking ones as I am currently in love with my new graphics cards lovliness.

Ones so far have been Wolverine Uncaged which rocks and Watchmen, which I'm kinda playing just to piss Alan Moore off   :D

and before you say, already have Dredd vs Death for the pc and Rogue Trooper on the wii

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #1 on: 14 May, 2009, 03:48:50 pm »
The Orange Box which is basically the Half Life 2 series plus the wonderful Portal and Crysis which looks and plays beautifully (though ruins itself once the aliens arrive...)

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« Reply #2 on: 14 May, 2009, 03:55:29 pm »
Empire: Total War is great and hugely addictive, and Dawn of War 2 is also pretty cool.

Also, Dead Space is nice and creepy.
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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #3 on: 14 May, 2009, 04:03:39 pm »
Drokk all that!

Give your life to World of Warcraft!

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« Reply #4 on: 14 May, 2009, 04:07:33 pm »
Creepy?
Hmmm.... think my pc might be a little too good for creepy. As I said on another thread I was bad enough playing AvP when it first came out and while it was good it wasnt TOO realistic. Not sure I want photorealistic horror. That said, might give it a look.

And is Half Life 2 good? I heard it wasnt as cool as the first which I loved. And yeah, heard all kinds of good things about how beautiful Crysis looks.

Just need stuff to kill time till Arkham Asylum comes out really  ;)

And no go on World of Warcraft. I have a graphic novel thing to try and write and a wife who would kick my head in if I became an 8hr a night gamer. Heard that stuff is too addictive. Loved the South Park ep though

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« Reply #5 on: 14 May, 2009, 04:11:10 pm »
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And no go on World of Warcraft. I have a graphic novel thing to try and write and a wife who would kick my head in if I became an 8hr a night gamer. Heard that stuff is too addictive.

Hey, I'm right with you on the writing thing! It's horrible addictive, but I limit myself to a couple of nights a week at it, and in the middle of writing something I don't go near it at all... hardly.

I'm also waiting for Arkham on the 360... and Guitar Hero Metallica.

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« Reply #6 on: 14 May, 2009, 04:33:39 pm »
Crysis is indeed supposed to be the best looking game of recent times. Too good for my machine to play!

I would buy Stalker: Clear Sky if I were you. Despite the minor glitches (enemy grenades always land on your shoes!) I have enjoyed it more than most games I've played for ages. The day/night cycle and radiation zone you explore look and feel amazing.

If you want to play against/with other people then Left4Dead is some awesome zombie action.

And Half Life 2 has great storytelling as well as shooting/driving.
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« Reply #7 on: 14 May, 2009, 04:36:56 pm »
I've often wanted a go on World of Warcraft. It's the kind of game I like. The extra cost of online gaming turns me off though (I just can't afford it.) Sure I could play the trial, but I feel a bit dishonest doing that with no intention of taking it further. Not that I'm not willing to purchase, a game, I just like to think once I've bought it that's it ALL paid for.

(That being said I probably would fork out once I get a job and have some disposable income. The way things are going I doubt that will be any time soon.)

I saw the Age of Conan  going incredibly cheaply at sendit.com for £2.89. (Ok, that was just yesterday. It's gone up to £7.89 now, which is still very cheap. It's cheaper at play though.) It turns out to be another online game, so I assume there is more to pay online. (I found the official site, and couldn't find much information on the monthly fee. No doubt it's around somewhere though.)

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #8 on: 14 May, 2009, 04:43:16 pm »
STAY AWAY FROM CONAN its awfull

If you want a wow alternate go with WARCRAFT WAR.

Orange Box great selection.


my advice dload STEAM buy some old games off it.

BIOSHOCK
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« Reply #9 on: 14 May, 2009, 04:54:08 pm »
Ooh yeah, another vote for BIOSHOCK, it is brilliant, brilliant and lovely!

And steam is a great platform.
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« Reply #10 on: 14 May, 2009, 05:42:48 pm »
Bioshock is a must; Steam had a special internet only offer for no less than £3 several months back. It's worth checking Steam out on a regular basis as they have some cracking offers.

I'd say The Orange Box is also a must and Left 4 Dead is fun although a little short-lived unless you play online. Fallout 3 looked spangly, but I couldn't get it to work on my system. Oh well.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #11 on: 14 May, 2009, 06:26:21 pm »
Yeah, crap.. BIOSHOCK!!

Bought it 2nd hand ages ago. Played it on lowest settings and it still chugged. Will be cool to go back and see it in all its glory!
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« Reply #12 on: 14 May, 2009, 08:10:29 pm »
Peggle.

That is all.

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« Reply #13 on: 14 May, 2009, 08:20:56 pm »
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And is Half Life 2 good? I heard it wasnt as cool as the first which I loved.

Half life 2 is so, so wonderfully good. The graphics on the original HL2 may be showng their age a little bit now but by the time you get to HL2, Episode 2 (I know, it's confusing) they're almost as good as anything around. The story telling is amazing though, as is the physics gun. I reckon you'd pick it up really cheap now too.

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Re: Recommend me some PC Games??
« Reply #14 on: 14 May, 2009, 08:26:08 pm »
Trying Bioshock but having loads of trouble as apparently the sound isnt compatable with Vista

Getting a patch now that'll hopefully sort it so fingers crossed