Recommend a good PC action game for me

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  1. John_Berger

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    I'm a big 1st/3rd person-shooter fan as long as the game is worthwhile. Until such time as Theif III amd the Max Payne sequels come out, I'm looking for something that provdes a moderate amount of challenge without being mind-numbingly difficult.

    I've already bought:
    - all of the Rainbow Six series, including Raven Shield
    - Ghost Recon
    - All of the Unreal games (including Tournament, Tournament 2003, and Unreal II)
    - Thief I and II
    - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    - Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    - Max Payne
    - Splinter Cell
    - Half-Life: Blue Shift/Opposing Force

    I've also played:
    - James Bond Nightfire (piece of crap)
    - Red Faction 2 (not impressed)
    - No One Lives Forever I & II (can't wait for III)

    So, I'm looking for a similar PC-based game to waste .. er .. take up my time and fits in with the kind of games that I've listed above. Suggestions?
     
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    Soldier of Fortune II.
     
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    I would highly recommend both Black Hawk Down (a bit more arcade and less realism) or Vietcong which does suffer from some technical problems but has some of the best atmosphere in a shooter since Medal of Honor Allied Assault. Both are highly worth a purchase for thier single player games as well some great multiplayer fun.
     
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    IGI2 has been out for quite awhile.

    How about GTA: Vice City?
     
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    Be prepared to die a lot in Black Hawk Down. Also, the AI sucks. I also would recommend SOF 2 for just flat out carnage. It's easily the most violent game I've played. Online play really kicks ass too. About that bug you mentioned; I guess I never really noticed it as I used cheat codes, but the game is definitely hard in some spots and the enemies do shoot at you if they even hear a mouse fart, hence the codes.
     
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    I've had SOF2 since it came out but won't really be able to play the single player until I get my new computer. But, the little I've played, I don't like it. I'm a big Raven fan, and I liked the first SOF quite a bit. But, when I shoot a full clip from the grease gun into a guy's chest at point range and he doesn't die, something's wrong. Also, the scripting seems kind of bad. I'm supposed to be on a secret mission, yet these soldiers kick open the door of a shipping crate to attack me? Why were they in there to begin with? Annoying.

    But, the online play is awesome. I still play it just about every night. It's probably the most fun I've had online.
     
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    Try:

    Battlefield 1942
    Splinter Cell
    Deus Ex
     
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    Mafia, I love that game and I highly recommend it! It is the only game I know I'll end up playing through again, which I never do with games. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    After emptying the clip, a couple of head shots with the Silver Talon did the trick. A couple of knives also seem to work (I think one will do it if the guy is unaware of your presence). All in all, not real impressed with the solo-play. But, as I said, I had to quit around the time of that highway gunning level. My current computer couldn't handle it.

    I hope there'll be a SOF3, and I hope it'll either be multi-play only or severely revamped. I don't ask for one bullet kills, but at least get it in line with other games. That said, SOF3 with physics and the Doom 3 engine could be very cool.
     
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    For some really fun action, try the Serious Sam games. Dirt cheap and quite a bit of fun.

    Glen
     
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    I'll put in my 2 Cdn. cents and have to say Battlefield1942. Numerous publications gave it multiplayer game of the year.I have been a die hard for 6 months now and am far from getting bored of it.

    Heres the official website

    http://www.eagames.com/official/batt...d1942/home.jsp
     
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    Deus Ex!! $10 and one of the best games made in the last few years. If it is not on the $10 shelf at Best Buy and CompUSA like it used to be, look on eBay...do anything you can to get it! I also second the Serious Sam games.....massive, mindless, Doom-like fun. Another great one you can find in the $10 bin these days is System Shock 2.

    $20 (probably less) can get you Deus Ex and System Shock 2.
    Deus Ex alone will have you playing for many hours.
     
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    Hmmm... I actually have DeusEx already. It came with some component (video or audio card) that I purchased, but I never installed it.

    The Serious Sam games are very cool, and you definitely cannot argue with the price! I still think that Croteam should license out the Serious Engine for other games. I've always been impressed with that graphics engine.
     
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    Quake 3 is old, but a lot of fun! Serious Sam is great too. I also really like Tribes 2.
     

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