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Windows Stuck on an island with only 5 PC games...

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by tyquin, 30 Oct 2012.

  1. tyquin

    tyquin New Member

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    If you started from scratch with a new computer and were restricted to 5 total games, which would you choose?

    I'm buying a computer after being out of the PC gaming market for a long time. I want to start off with the right games!!

    My Picks:
    World Of Warcraft
    Sid Meier's Civilization V
    SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition
    Diablo 3
    Witcher 2

    Tell me which to remove, which to add.
     
  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    League of Legends

    that is all

    edit:

    but if I want to play LoL, i need an internet connection and if I have an internet connection, there is no way I'll be stuck on that island for long :D
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
    Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)
    Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals
    Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work
    Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

    /troll
     
  4. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Remove:
    Word of Warcraft, for obvious reasons
    SimCity 4, as it basically doesn't run on new computers
    Diablo 3, as it gets boring after about a month

    My List:
    Left 4 Dead 2, for endless co-op fun...but only if there is internet access
    Company of Heroes
    Empire: Total War or Napoleon
    Borderlands 2
    Anno 2070
     
  5. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    I think your list is too much based on strategy, I'd replace Witcher with an FPS title with strong multiplayer (personal choice is BF3 or Bad Company 2).

    Problm with Witcher is linearity. I'd argue the same for SimCity 4 as well. Maybe swap that out for an RTS like CoH or Starcraft.

    Also, swap Diablo 3 for Diablo 2. Although arguably D3 has more content coming than D2.....
     
  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Great question

    BF3
    SupCom: FA
    Empire Total War
    Planetary Annihilation
    Star Citizen

    (I know the last two aren't out but I'd survive on BF3 and SupCom: FA til they are released.

    EDIT: forgot GTA4. Endless fun to be had there, and also, as below, Eve Online might be a good shout.
     
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  7. Jedra

    Jedra Supermodel

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    I will have to assume that the island has Internet (otherwise I will find an island that does!)...

    1. Arma 2 (Combined Ops) - Simply the best game ever and I could do without the other four!

    2. Battlefield 3 - If I fancy something a little less tactical than Arma 2.

    3. Batman : Arkham City - I love just cruising around the city as the caped crusader - best batman game ever.

    4. Assassin's Creed 3 - OK, it hasn't arrived yet, but I am betting that it is good and I loved the previous games (apart from the first one maybe). Poisoning guards and watching chaos ensue is the best fun you can have legally!!

    5. Take On Helicopters - I can spend hours and hours and hours just flying round and combined with Arma 2 gives me the chance to play both together as Take On Helicopters:ReArmed.

    If I had no internet, I would drop BF3 (single player was rubbish) and have X3:Albion Prelude instead - I really want to find the time to get into it, but sadly I never seem to be able to dedicate enough time.
     
  8. Cabe6403

    Cabe6403 Supreme Commander

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    1 - Command & Conquer (either the original, Red Alert or RA2. I can't decide)
    2 - SimCity 4 with mods (like NAM etc)
    3 - Eve Online (if internet connection) or Sins of a Solar Empire (if no internet)
    4 - Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (if internet connection) or Unreal Tournament GOTY edition (if no internet)
    5 - Fallout 3
     
  9. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Football manager 2013 does not require Internet would last forever.
    The witcher 2
    Endless space
    Sins

    Assuming no Internet.
     
  10. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    1.) Black Hawk Down
    2.) Joint Operations Combined arms
    3.) The Privateer 2
    4.) Geoff Crammonds F1
    5.) Age of Empires lll
     
  11. Guest-23315

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    CoD4 (Multiplayer only. I could play HC S&D until the day I die)
    GTA:SA
    Red Alert 2
    L4D2
    FM2013
     
  12. DeckerdBR

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    The Witcher 2 – Best PC RPG in ages.
    CIV 5 – Addictive turnbased life sucker, just one more turn!
    Company of Heroes – Hours of fun from the good SP campaigns and Skirmishes Vs the AI
    Sins of a Solar Empire 2/Rebellion – for when the confines of earth become tiresome and you want battles with hundreds of ships!
    Hitman: Blood Money – because everyone needs a good, stylish murder simulator.

    No need for a net connection, all great quality titles and no other annoying player in sight.

    I disagree with Sotu1, having recently played TW2 for the 3rd time (first time with the EE) I have realised just how much variety there really is, including the 16 or so endings, the 2 main "paths" you can take plus all the sub choices. And from reading the Wiki, I seem still to have missed a good number of side plots!
    I think any good RPG would do though, maybe the original Dragon Age for instance.
     
  13. TrevDX

    TrevDX Ah Who Cares Anyway???

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    Minecraft - 50% of the time I'm on my PC I'm on MC and I love that they keep adding things

    Civ V - I have spent so many hours on this I find it unreal considering I only play SP and time spent has reduced since MC but I'd still take it.

    FM2013 - Slowly getting back into FM after plunging my teenage years into early iterations.

    Borderlands 2 - not that I'd need anything else with the above but this would give me my looting desires.

    Um I don't know about a 5th. I want to take Skyrim/Fallout 3/Fallout New Vegas for my RPG needs but also would like a good FPS or hybrid like Portal 2, Half Life but I don't really need it.
     
  14. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Virtual Sex.

    /end thread.
     
  15. Quuwahi

    Quuwahi New Member

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    Battlefield 3 Premium Edition (Just so you get extra goodies)
    Pulling off some headshots make you feel somewhat godlike

    Age of Empires Online
    A good game that offers you many hours of replay value.

    Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
    Its so Huge in content you will die of old age before doing everything.

    Need For Speed Most Wanted
    A great game (Mine arrives tomorrow).

    Now Either

    Grand Theft Auto 4
    Great game that offers plenty of fun.

    or

    Borderlands 2
    Not played it myself but item looting is always good happy fun.
     
  16. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    The X3 series - they only ever end when you want them to.
     
  17. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    Stuck on an island playing games that would be rubbish.

    I would give the pc and games to the local tribes chief for his 17yr old daughter.
     
  18. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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    Minecraft with Tekkit
    Anno 2070
    STALKER (haven't made my mind up between SoC and CoP though)
    Garry's Mod


    Plus if there is an Internet connection:
    Team Fortress 2
    Otherwise
    CoD World at War (single player) - for the zombies!

    And if piracy isn't an option, and there is no Internet connection, then I suppose Anno 2070 needs to be switched for something else, like Company of Heroes.
     
  19. Strudul

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    Let's just get rid of that link, shall we?
     
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  20. law99

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    Deus Ex (original)
    Skyrim (any betheseda game of this nature)
    FIFA 11 (turns out I meant 12)
    Dishonored (haven't played it but need something new)
    GTA 4 collection (would swap for red dead redemption if it was on pc)
     
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