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Old 12-16-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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Odd/Cheap Games

Being a poor bastage, I have a great appreciation for some of the older and/or cheaper games. Being a lazy bastage, Steam makes a great way for me to get those games. Some of my favorites so far have been.
  • Darwinia - just too cool. This indie game has some really cool style.
  • Psychonauts - This game is twisted and I love it.
  • Defcon - I only have the demo, but plan to buy it. Think of a chess game with nukes. It was inspired by the movie War Games. This is from the makers of Darwinia.
  • Full Pipe - Warped - It's a puzzle game ... that's warped.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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I am considering picking up Quake offa Steam. I never really played it except on the N64 (I did not have a computer until 1999) and the console Quake experience was... less than satisfying.

I have been also eyeing the PopCap Complete Pack, as I am thoroughly entranced by Peggle, Insaniquarium, Bookworm, and Bookworm Adventures. It's $100, but considering how many games there are it works out to about $5.88 per game. A pretty good value in my book.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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Darwinia is a blast. I found a copy of it in-store last year for $10. Scooped that shit up, I've played through maybe 4 times.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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Darwinia is a blast. I found a copy of it in-store last year for $10. Scooped that shit up, I've played through maybe 4 times.
If Pretzell likes it, then I oughta put that on my list, too...
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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Counter-Strike 1.6 ofc. That or DOOM.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:41 PM   #6
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Speaking of Popcap games I'm pretty addicted to Atomica. I play it anytime I'm downloading something and need to pass those 10-15 minutes before it completes. There is another one called Typer Shark or something. I used to think I could type pretty fast but that game put me in check on the expert levels. I don't think there are many Popcap games that I don't enjoy. Its really great when your favorite server is full or your favorite MMORPG is patching for an hour.

I played the demo of Darwinia when it was first released and loved it. I just can't seem to take the time to buy it. Especially around this time of year I always feel guilty buying things for myself haha.
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Yeah the id games full library is REALLY tempting to me... Damn, I loved quake.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:28 PM   #8
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Old 12-16-2007, 11:47 PM   #9
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Saw an article last week titled "Some of the Best Truly Free and Open Source Games on the Internet". Might want to check it out HERE. Some of them look like they could be winners.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:01 AM   #10
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Psychonauts, definatly. I enjoy a game of Quake everyonce in a while, so I should grab that offa steam.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:50 AM   #11
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That or DOOM.
I picked up Doom, Doom2, and Final Doom on a CD for $18 about 5 years ago.

id is hella lazy! There was not even any copy protection. You can literally copy it around back and forth and there is no security; no CD-key, nothin'. Best $18 I have ever spent.

One of my favorite RTS games ever was WarGames. Yes, Wargames as in the movie Wargames with Matthew Broderick.

Every time you start it up it says "Shall We Play A Game?"



It was pretty low power - I could play it great on my old 199MHz Pentium Computer (this was back in 1999). At that time I had borrowed it off of a friend. Now I am lookin' to pick it up again from a store, hopefully in good condition.

Some of my favorite things about it:
  • Defensive turrets showed their range on the minimap, so you could build a good defense.
  • Aircraft actually required fuel, and if the fuel ran out they would crash. Aircraft refueled at base.
  • There were two kinds of aircraft - helicopters/hover and planes. You could move helicopters around, but planes went on planned airstrikes (i.e. select the planes, select the target, and they carry out the airstrike for you).
  • The game had things like Stealth Bombers on both sides that would cloak and uncloak when they attacked. It was great to pwn the computer with 15 Stealth Bombers in the center of their base.
  • Best troop transport ever - Stealth APC. Roll right into the middle of their base, decloak, and unload some troops. (:<
Man, I loved that game... it was cheesy and had Warcraft I / II style balancing (both sides had an equivalent unit), but it was hella fun. I can not wait to play it again. ^.^
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:22 PM   #12
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I gotta get that game now :O
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Try to get your hands on WORMS if you can.
Worms 2, Worms Armageddon, and Worms World Party are LOADS of fun.
A little Hamachi and you've got yourself a party!
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:40 PM   #14
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Try to get your hands on WORMS if you can.
Worms 2, Worms Armageddon, and Worms World Party are LOADS of fun.
A little Hamachi and you've got yourself a party!
Oh YEAH! I was a hell of a worms fan too (untill the team17 forums went tits up, god that place is awfull now!)

The 3d versions were a bit of a letdown, never tried W4 mayhem because worms 3d just crushed my spirit of worms...

I still have worms armageddon on my system, play it from time to time when I get bored and feel like taking a break from other games and eyecandy galore.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:06 PM   #15
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i miss that old time "tank wars" are something, where you could buy nukes and stuff. very simple game but fun none the less.

EDIT: Wait!! was it scorched earth?
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:22 PM   #16
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btw, Psychonauts is a free to play game on gametap. I was looking at it and it's got some nice games... hitman 1,2, contracts... secondsight, street fighter 2, thief 3.. and a whole lot more!...

just make a free account, and download a "player" app.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:07 AM   #17
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Oh and Works on any system is good. Worms Open Warfare 2 just came out for DS I think.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:43 PM   #18
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Command & Conquer: The First Decade is a pretty nice compilation. Although, the earlier games look pretty shitty on a great monitor. I still love the gameplay, though. It also gave me a chance to see how "Renagade" played outside of the demo(which IMHO sucked)...the single player stuff isn't too bad, but it leaves you running around a lot doing nothing but getting from point a to point b. I'll stick to FF and TFC for my FPS addictions.
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I LOVE Red Alert II and Yuri's Revenge. I still get them out every 6 months or so and replay them.

C&C is good stuff
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I LOVE Red Alert II and Yuri's Revenge. I still get them out every 6 months or 6 and replay them.

C&C is good stuff
Same here, LOVE RA2 and YR. I got C&C3 but it just wasn't the same
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