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Windows Father wants a Shooting game

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by 500mph, 18 Jun 2008.

  1. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    So my father has recently bought a new laptop, and he wants to try out some light gaming. (X3100, keep that in mind)
    All he wants is some simple shoot-em-up game, preferably single player in which you need to get to point b from a, click to shoot, or be able to use a joystick.
    The keyword is Simple. He doesn't want to have to do 10 hundred different things.
     
  2. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    I think Quake 3 Arena is as simple and unadultered shoot 'em up as they get. There are no map objectives and no game saves. Just rocket jumps and megahealth.

    QUAD DAMAGE!
     
  3. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    Original Doom? Thats the epitome of get from a to b and shoot.

    Q3 Arena (as pointed out by Amon) and Unreal tournament are probably good bets as well, not much in the way of hardware requirements (so long as its UT Classic or 2004) They dont come any more simple. Most maps have done away with the A to B as well, just left the click :p
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Thanks, I was thinking along those lines to.
    He did want just single player, not some online multiplayer.
     
  5. Ninja_182

    Ninja_182 Enginerd!

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    Unreal tournament is kind of single player. I play it more by myself than online at the moment, although whichever way you play it, youre still playing death-match or some variant of, be it with AI or humans. The same goes for Q3 Arena.

    Give the original Unreal, non tournament version a shot, still has some pretty good AI death-match thrown in there with a great single player, if he takes to the death-match, get UT as well. The older games do away with the fancy controls, stupid storylines and over the top graphics. They are pretty much stripped down to the basics and cost nothing these days.
     
  6. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Doom....could not get any purer than Doom. it's like pure black evil spawned by id. tbh, there's so many good FPS games he can choose anything from serious sam to half life to desu ex. halo is pretty simple too and works ok with a pad
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Original Half-Life is the perfect choice. Well made, simple, streamlined, lengthy, good difficulty and with a decent story and sense of exploration and adventure. It teaches him everything he has to know and, if he likes it, he can continue to explore the HL world. You can also go online with him if he gets into that, but at it's base the game is little more than point and shoot with very varied areas to do it in. It'll also run on any PC practically and can be picked up super cheap.

    If he wants something more cerebral, I'd suggest the Thief games. Those were what really gripped my Dad and got him into gaming.
     
  8. acron^

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    Duke3D........
     
  9. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Serious Sam Cheesecake
     
  10. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    HL2 might be a good one too, it's not that complicated really, although if he wants a pure shooter the story bits might annoy him.
     
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    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say blue shift, but yeah, HL has less puzzling / jumpy bits :)
     
  12. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Thanks everyone, i have a copy of HL laying around that I will let him try.
     
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    +1 Proper classic.
     
  14. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Serious sam. the fella doesnt want to be thinking about jumping, just annihilating hordes of people.

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    /thread :p
     
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    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Hell yes. Me and my girlfriend still play that on co-op and love it.
     
  16. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Where did you buy her then?
     
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    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The Awesome Shop.

    it was a fire sale, ZING!
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhh yourself! *blam!*

    I've got to get that on the laptop sometime..

    How about Grand Theft Auto 3/VC/SA? Shooting, driving, exploring.. should run okay on an X3100.
     
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    don't forget the sequel to stair dismount.

    Truck Dismount :)
     
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