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Best games of the 90s?

 
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Aldeb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:46 pm     Post subject: Best games of the 90s? Reply with quote

What's your opinion? what are the most influential, technically advanced, highly rated etc games in human history. i'm referring specifically to Dos/Windows. My list would be:

Best adventure - myst series, Tomb Raider series
Best RPG - Diablo I, Daggerfall, Diablo II, Ultima, Baldur's Gate
Best RTS - Warcraft II, C&C, Age of Empires II
Best Flight Sim - Longbow 2, Falcon 4.0, Flight Simulator series
Best turn-based - Heroes III
Best Action - Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Quake, Unreal, Half-Life
Best tactical shooter - Rainbow Six, Thief The Dark Project

i also thought of listing some bad games as well. but they're harder to remember. if anything because nobody bothers remembering them. i would add in no particular order

Jurassic Park Trespasser, Ultima 9... and that's all i can name


here's an issue of CGW on the subject, p 58 http://www.cgwmuseum.org/galleries/index.php?year=2001&pub=2&id=200
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha, again a 'best' of ...???

I'll keep it short:
Doom - U8 Pagan - Falcon 3 - Longbow 2 - Unreal/UT99 - Half life (only the first one!) - Fallout - Quake 2 - Deus ex- Corncob 3D (meh, yeah I know, I know ....) - ......
and so many others I enjoyed ...... so many .... so many...... Laughing

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And Wing Commander , how could I forget this one ????
Forgot probably many more .... Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

University, first job, engagement, marriage, cancer... great important 90's.

Interplay Lord of the Rings, Planet's edge, Wing Commander, Arena, Daggerfall, Quake, Ultima Underworld, Planescape: Torment - the 90s were a awesome timeframe!

But Breach, Pac Man, Ultima IV, Kroz, Paratrooper, Snipes, Snarf, Shogun, Popcorn, Tetris, Manhunter: New York, King's Quest, Space Quest, Codename Iceman, Trek, and Rogue from the 80's - that's my heart's true love! Well, I guess, 85 to 95 to pick a 10 year span.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:44 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadko wrote:
..., first job... 90's.

First job in the 90's .... ??? Your all such babies !!!
My first job was in '73, loading Coca Cola crates (last year studying but needed some cash .... wanted a car, a NSU TT1200 http://www.autobelle.it/annuncio_old.php?ad=15212 and got it, what a worthless thing)
First regular job was in '75. Retired now.
You're all such babies !!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Platform (regular): Keen 4
"-" (shooter): Duke 2
FPS: Descent II
Shoot 'em up: Tyrian
Puzzle: Lemmings 2
Simulation: SimCity 2000
Artillery: Scorched Earth
Edutainment: Word Rescue


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:57 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Platformers: BioMenace, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, Secret Agent, Duke 2
FPS: Doom, ROTT, Blood, Shadow Warrior, Descent
Shoot 'em up: Tyrian, Star Goose
Puzzle: The Incredible Machine
Simulation: Pizza Tycoon, Roller Coaster Tycoon
Artillery: Scorched Earth, Worms II
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:50 am     Post subject: Re: Best games of the 90s? Reply with quote

Aldeb wrote:
what are the most influential, technically advanced, highly rated etc games in human history.

Dunno about the "most influential" part, but "technically advanced" and "highly rated" are parameters that can be measured and compared on an objective basis. It shouldn't be too hard to track down games with highest system requirements (for the year of release) that got most praise from major game review sources.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Changing my response.. because I was lazy.

Platformers: Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures, Commander Keen, Jill of the Jungle
Puzzle: The Incredible Machine, Supaplex
FPS: Wolfenstein 3D, Blood, Duke 3D, Descent, ROTT
Simulation: Theme Park, Theme Hospital

Plenty more too.

P.S The smileys on the forum are looking a bit low-res.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:59 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally wrote:
......P.S The smileys on the forum are looking a bit low-res.

Always were...... btw,Cosmo ? Really?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:02 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats wrong with cosmo? Sure it has shitty PC speaker music.. but its alright. Duke 1, Lemmings are also fun Tbbbbbth!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:51 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't say there is something wrong with Cosmo, just that, dunno, favorite game seems a bit fart stretched, that's all.
Ah well, each his own as usual.
Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally wrote:
Whats wrong with cosmo? Sure it has shitty PC speaker music.. but its alright. Duke 1, Lemmings are also fun Tbbbbbth!


I'm pretty sure it supported Adlib/SB16. Sorry your 90's computer sucked haha. Its graphics were also pretty bright and inviting.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

No free save. Forbidding
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:59 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorites of the 90s:
- Doom (1+2)
- Heretic
- Terminal Velocity
- Diablo (1+2)
- VGA Planets 3
- Warlords 2
- Magic Pockets
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

C&C: Red alert 1
Theme park & Sim city 2000
Monkey Island 1&2
Half life
AOM2
and the list goes on and on... Celebratory
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

My fave of the 90s:

1. Half Life
2. Doom
3. Diablo
4. System Shock 2
5. Mortal Kombat 3
6. dolphinspearl777com


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow it looks like y'all are forgetting that they were still making platformers in the mid-to-late nineties, with classics like Rayman (1 and 2, which was 3D), Oddworld (Oddysee&Exoddus) and Abuse (that I personally did not care for, but was interesting in many ways).

Of the early-90s Apogee/id platformers, I think Duke II is easily the best, with the second Keen trilogy and Bio Menace somewhat behind. Earthworm Jim 1&2 are also great. And of course, Prince of Persia 1&2. PoP3D failed to deliver, and it wasn't until Sands of Time in the 2000s that the series was properly translated into 3D.

In terms of turn-based strategy, I actually like Heroes II better than III, even though from technical aspects the latter is superior in every way.

And the Mortal Kombat series is my favorite fighting franchise, specifically MK2.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Mario
Donkey Kong Country
Street Fighter
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