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50 Best Computer Games of all Time (according to PC Gamer Mag) (1 Viewer)

Kenneth

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Unfortunately they don't have it on their website, but here is there list:
50 - Combat Mission
49 - Tribes, Tribes 2
48 - Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity
47 - Sam and Max hit the Road
46 - Homeworld
45 - Worms Series
44 - No One Lives Forever
43 - High Heat Baseball Series
42 - Bard's Tale
41 - Populous
40 - Roller Coaster Tycoon
39 - Total Annihilation
38 - Lords of the Realm II
37 - Unreal Series
36 - Monkey Island Series
35 - 1942: Pacific Air War
34 - Star Control 2
33 - Need for Speed Series
32 - Gabriel Knight Series
31 - Master of Orion
30 - Ultima Underworld Series
29 - Heroes of Might and Magic Series
28 - Panzer General
27 - NHL 2001
26 - Tomb Raider
25 - The Simcity Series
24 - Age of Empires II
23 - System Shock series
22 - Warcraft series
21 - Ultima - Ultima VII
20 - Everquest
19 - Wing Commander series
18 - Black and White
17 - Quake series
16 - X-Wing series
15 - Doom, Doom II
14 - C&C: Red Alert series
13 - Baldur's Gate series
12 - Duke Nukem 3D
11 - The Sims
10 - Deus Ex
9 - Rainbox Six series
8 - Mechwarrior 2
7 - Diablo series
6 - Starcraft
5 - Dark Forces series
4 - Fallout, Fallout 2
3 - X-com: UFO Defense
2 - Civilization II
1 - Half-Life
Whew, that's a lot of typing. What do you think? Any notable ommisions or curious rankings? I can definitely agree with the number two choice. Playing Civ II in diety mode is one heck of time sink, but lots of fun. Blizzard seems to be well represented. Interesting that Duke Nukem is ranked higher than Doom and Quake.
Cheers,
Kenneth
 

Iain Lambert

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err, who wrote this again? Dark Forces at 5 when Doom is at 15 and Quake at 17? No Thief? Deus Ex down at 10? The only Sports games are Baseball and NHL, with no Football (ok, soccer you Americans) games? Where to start?
OK, here is one obvious point to haul them up on. The sole entry from the entire genre of racing games is Need For Speed, that sack of rubbish that gets trashed by everything from Grand Prix 3 on the serious side to Midtown Madness 2 and Colin McCrae as fun.
Oh, and "Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity" is apparently better than Tribes 2. Of course it is, how silly of me to not realise.
Still, thats what you get from asking someone who clearly only plays strategy games to make your list up.
 

Dennis Reno

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My personal Top 5:
5. SimCity
4. Fallout series
3. Diablo series
2. Half-Life
1. Civ II
Half-Life was great, but Civ II may be the greatest time-sink of all time!
 

Jason Seaver

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Where's Zork?
Or any of the other Infocom games ("Planetfall" and "The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" being the first to leap to mind). Or "Archon" and "MULE"? I think "The Bard's Tale" was the only game on there that's been around long enough that it can be judged apart from benchmarks. And, I know this isn't a "most influential" list, but why not "Star Raiders"?
 

Joel Mack

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PC Gamer's opinions on anything have been nigh-worthless for years...
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Shawn D

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No Wolfenstien 3d !? Doom at number 15! My god, these are only the games that revolutionized the computer game world.
I think they should read up on some of thier own back issues.
 

Brian O

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Mostly first person shooter and Role-playing crap.
Where are the sports and driving sims?
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Brian Lawrence

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What? No Mine Sweeper or Pipe Dreams
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Doug Schiller

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That is a lame list.
To put Unreal and Quake games into "series"?
Unreal Tournament has about as much to do with Unreal as Sim City.
Quake 3 and Quake 2 are also two different games.
I'd also put them in top 5.
I've played Dues Ex and its nice, but no way does it get as much playing time as Q3 and UT from me.
Half Life was great the one time through that I played it, but I always end up going back to the big boys.
Doug
 

Ben_S

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I also think the Warlords series should be there. I wonder if Heroes Of Might and Magic would have ever existed if it wasn't for Warlords?
Also, the Quake series shouldn't be grouped together. They're like 3 completely different games. Quake 1 was the best one IMO.
 

Joe D

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PC Gamer has a very limited view of computer games, they kind of limit themselves to games released only the past few years.
Black and White at #18?
Beavis and Butthead is actually a great game, but I don't think it deserves a top 50.
Lords of the Realm 2 at #38?
Computer Gaming World put out a top 150 games a few years back that was very accurate, it had a good mix of new and old games.
I prefer Doom to Dark Forces. Jedi Knight is about equal to Quake in my mind, Jedi Knight having a great story, Quake being scary as hell. If you're going to put Unreal on this list, you might as well put Thief 2 in there somewhere.
I just got started playing Deus Ex, seems pretty cool so far.
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Joe D

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One thing that bugs me is that they list series of games, instead of the games itself.
I mean, is Quake 2 really a better game than System Shock or Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within.
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Ike

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I agree with Mike, Grim Fandango and at least one Monkey Island are some of the greatest experiences I've ever had playing the PC, and I'm a full fledged shooter fan myself. There cinematic and epic storytelling (at least on GF), along with humour and very strong gameplay should have beat out several games on the list. And what's with all the strategy games? I know I'm not a fan, but it's a little overwrought with them.
 

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