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« on: August 07, 2009, 05:38:27 PM »

So we know IGN has chimed in, and we have disagreements.  So here's what I'd like you guys to do.  Make your own list.  You don't need to give reasons, just the list.  Yes, there's a reason behind it.  Trust me.

Here's mine, to start us off, in no particular order:

Freespace 2
Wing Commander III
Diablo II
Pool of Radiance
Ultima VII
Might and Magic VI
Planescape: Torment
Baldur's Gate II
Thief II
System Shock 2
Command and Conquer
Doom
The 7th Guest
King's Quest
Grim Fandango
Tie Fighter
The Sims
Sim City
Elite
Zork
Curse of Monkey Island
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Starcraft
World of Warcraft
Civilization 4
Bard's Tale 3
Morrowind
Starflight
Master of Orion 2
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 05:51:57 PM »

Crap.  I *knew* that IGN list was missing something.  Freespace 2 - GREAT CALL.  Damn, I wish I'd though of it first.

Oh and either one of the following:
Heroes of Might and Magic 2 w/ Price of Loyalty
Homm 3 Complete

And a short list of the rest:
Civ2 or 4
Xcom
HL
HL2
Doom
Starcraft
Diablo 2
Planescape:Torment
Fallout 1 & 2
Daikatana
Morrowind
System SHock 2
Grim Fandango
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 06:01:56 PM »

Diablo II
Thief II
System Shock 2
Command and Conquer
Doom
Tie Fighter
Starcraft
Warcraft 2
Civilization 4
Master of Orion
Front Page Sports Football 98
Myth
Quake
Quake 2
XWing
Diablo
Terra Nova
Master of Magic
Dominions 3
Company of Heroes
Xcom
Total Annialation
OOTP 10
Counterstrike
Hearts if Iron 2
Gran Prix Legends
Harpoon
Dungeon Keeper 2
Mechwarrior 2


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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 06:08:32 PM »

The idea is that each of you make a top 25 list (in no particular order).  That way I can make an official list, with an order.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 06:12:54 PM »

Master of Orion 1
Privateer
Wing Commander
Tie Fighter
DOOM II
Duke 3D
Freespace
Freespace 2
Baldurs Gate 2
System Shock
Starlancer
Aliens vs Predator 2
Fallout
Fallout 2
Fallout 3
Crusader
Mechwarrior 2
Deus Ex
Warcraft 2
Aquanox 2
Star Trek 25th Anniversary
Star Trek Judgment Rites
Star Control 2
Far Cry
Independence War 1
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 06:17:40 PM »

I probably can't think of 25 right now, but some of my favorites were:

Out of This World (There were no instructions to playing this game by design, you had to figure everything out)
Space Hulk
Half-Life
Wargasm
A-10 Silent Thunder
The Aces series (Aces of the Pacific, Deep, etc)
Red Baron
The Diablo series
The first Unreal
Heavy Metal FAKK
Tomb Raider
Resident Evil
American McGee's Alice
Deus Ex
Wolfenstien series
Doom series
Battletech/Mechwarrior series
Fallout Tactics
The first Lineage MMO
Acheron's Call
Anarchy Online
Warcraft III
WOW
Neverwinter Nights series
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 06:27:11 PM »

A list of 25 is WAY too short, because then you get into arguments about the order and the cutoff.

X-Com UFO Defense
Jagged Alliance 2
Diablo 2
Baldur's Gate 2
Planescape Torment
Ultima IV
Ultima VII
Ultima Underworld
System Shock
System Shock 2
Thief: The Dark Project
Bioshock
Doom
Half-Life
Half-Life 2
CounterStrike
Civilization
Civlization 4
Alpha Centauri
Empire
Master of Magic
Master of Orion 2
Wing Commander
Privateer
Elite
Freespace 2
Star Control 2
TIE Fighter
Jedi Knight
Fallout
M.U.L.E.
Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire
StarCraft
Dune 2
World of Warcraft
Caesar 3
Rome: Total War
Heroes of Might and Magic
Zork
Command & Conquer
Myth: The Fallen Lords
Deus Ex
Total Annihilation
Homeworld
Oblivion
Morrowind
Prince of Persia (Classic)
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Might and Magic: World of Xeen
Duke Nukem 3D
Rainbow Six
Pirates!
The Secret of Monkey Island
Sim City
The Sims
Magic Carpet
Dungeon Keeper
Archon
Independence War
Company of Heroes
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Panzer General
Syndicate
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Majesty
MechWarrior 2
... etc.
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 06:37:58 PM »

World of Warcraft
Ultima Online
Everquest
Diablo
Diablo II
Fallout
Tie Fighter
Wing Commander
Freespace 2
X-COM: UFO Defense
Warcraft II
Command and Conquer
Company of Heroes
Starcraft
Panzer General
Combat Mission
Crusader: No Remorse
Wolfenstein 3-D
Doom
Quake
System Shock 2
Bioshock
The Secret of Monkey Island
Day of the Tentacle
Grim Fandango

To me the impossible thing about these lists is even if IGN says it's based on "most influential," they just get 5,000 complaints that someone's favorite game wasn't on the list.  icon_razz Mine has lots of games that I never got a chance to play (some were before my gaming time), and others I didn't like as much as the vast majorities did (WoW, UO and EQ for example), but that I remember as being influential, or continuing as a franchise for many years. A lot of these games I couldn't get to run on XP or Vista, and it saddens me.
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 06:44:40 PM »

That's why we're basing this list on what we all say.  I'm going to compile everything in baout 2 weeks smile
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009, 08:24:34 PM »

X-com
Diablo II
Thief II
System Shock 2
Starcraft
Fallout
Myth
Quake 2
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Dungeon Keeper 2
Total Annihilation
Stalker
Baldurs Gate 2
Planescape: Torment
Half-Life
Deus Ex
Alpha Centauri
World of Warcraft
Gothic II
World of Goo (yes Iím serious)
Simcity2000
Grim Fandango
Medieval II: Total War
Unreal Tournament
Rainbow Six

Problem with these lists is that what they actually measure differs based on the criteria.  Simcity might have been revolutionary but I would never play it over Simcity2000.  For that reason a game or sequel that did nothing new but perfected what it attempted would still rate higher in my list.  The exception being a sequel that took the game away from the greatness of a predecessor.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2009, 09:06:23 PM »

This thread is perfect for my upcoming article, "The Top 25 All-Time Lists of the Top 25 PC Games of All Time."
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2009, 10:40:16 PM »

I will give it a whirl but this is ridiculously hard as i have been gaming since it's inception.

No order, but mostly oldest to newest...

Wizardry
Auto Duel
Racing Construction Set
Ultima IV
Pool of Radiance (first one)
Pirates! (first one)
Wasteland
Starflight
Star Control 2
Mech Warrior 2
X com
Wing Commander
Diablo
Baulders Gate 2
Half life
Heroes of M&M3
System Shock 2
Deus Ex
Fallout
Fallout 2
Daggerfall
Everquest
Battlefied 1942
Half life 2
Freedom Force


Hmm, upon reflection I have nothing too recent yet.  It takes me awhile to look back on a game and declare it one of the best ever, the newness needs to wear off but they must still resonate and bring back fond memories and a desire to revisit.  All of the ones on this list were played until the wee hours of the night, caused me to neglect something i should have been doing and had at least an attempt at revisiting at some point.
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2009, 12:31:59 AM »

Crysis
The Witcher
Ultima IV
Ultima V
Ultima VI
Ultima VII
Mass Effect
Jade Empire
Knights of the Old Republic
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Call of Duty 4
Civilization
Secret of Monkey Island 2
X-Wing
System Shock 2
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
Far Cry 2
Neverwinter Nights 2
Star Wars: Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight
Jedi Outcast
Urban Chaos
Deus Ex
Baldurs Gate 2
Times of Lore
Freelancer
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2009, 02:01:02 AM »

Most of mine have been named, but let's not forget:

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2009, 03:02:08 PM »

I play mostly strategy games, business sims, and citybuilders. Off the top of my head....

Railroad Tycoon 1
Sim City 2
Civ 4
Baldurs Gate 2
X-Com UFO Defense
Tropico 2
Pharaoh
Master of Orion 1
Starflight
Pool of Radiance (really the whole Gold Box series)
Silent Service
Alpha Centauri
Fall from Heaven 2 (OK, it's a mod, but it still belongs on my list)
Star Control 2
Civil War Generals 2
7 Cities of Gold
Pirates!
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Archon
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2009, 03:35:09 PM »

Hmm

in no particular order....

Civ 4
WoW
X-wing
Master of Magic
Master of Orion 2
Baldurs gate 2
Company of Heroes
Red Alert 2
X-Com
Alpha Centauri
Star Control 2
Mechwarrior mercenaries
Heroes of Might and Magic 3
Total Annihilation
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2009, 05:58:20 PM »

Thief
Thief 2
System Shock 2
Baulder's Gate 2
Icewind Dale
Diablo 2
No One Lives Forever
No One Lives Forever 2
Fallout 3
Doom
Team Fortress 2
The Longest Journey
Quake 2
Half Life
Half Life 2
Portal
Puzzle Quest
Sanitarium
World of Goo
American Mcgee's Alice
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider Legend
Star Wars Jedi Knight
Bad Mojo
Deadly Rooms of Death: Journey to Rooted Hold
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2009, 12:52:13 PM »

Wasteland
Mechwarrior Series
Red Baron
Crimson Skies
Jagged Alliance 2
Fallout
Xcom
Warlords
Age of Wonder
Unreal Tournament
Thief
Half Life
Star Wars: Jedi Outcast
Civilization
Populous
Star Control 2
Wing Commander
Sentinel Worlds
Sierra/Papyrus Nascar Racing
Papyrus Indy 500
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2009, 02:56:58 PM »

Company of Heroes
Battlefield 2142
Civilization
X-Com
Football Manager
Battletech: Crescent Hawks Revenge
Star Control 2
Rome: Total War
Diablo 2
Starcraft
Baldur's Gate 2
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
Ghost Recon
Bards Tale III: Thief of Fate
Worms
Pirates!
Age of Empires (I or II)
Knights of the Old Republic
Max Payne (I or II)
Operation Flashpoint
Syndicate
Lemmings
Archon
Betrayal at Krondor
Defender of the Crown
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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2009, 04:19:42 PM »

after playing the Batman demo I'm pretty sure it's going to knock one of those titles off of the list, probably Urban Chaos.
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