My favorite PC games

GodisanAtheist

Diamond Member
Nov 16, 2006
4,021
2,601
136
The word favorite has sort of lost it's meaning to me. There are games I loved from my childhood that I'd never play today, games that I really enjoy as an adult but aren't really "better" or "worse" than anything else, just different.

Favorite, most formative game from my childhood: Fallout 2.

Game I played the pants off as a child: Civilization 2.

Best game I've played recently: Hollow Knight.
 
  • Like
Reactions: CP5670

Whirlwind

Senior member
Nov 4, 2006
536
14
81
Been having a blast playing the Hitman Triology.

Hitman 3 graphics and you can play the missions of HM1 & HM2
 

igor_kavinski

Diamond Member
Jul 27, 2020
3,186
1,741
96
Metal Gear Solid (1998) and Twin Snakes.

MGS2: Substance was ok.

MGS3: Subsistence was better.

MGS4 was awesome.

Last two and Twin Snakes need to be remastered for 4K. Wake up, dumb lazy idiot Konami!

MGS: Ground Zeroes is graphically impressive. Gameplay is hard.
 

Zenoth

Diamond Member
Jan 29, 2005
5,140
129
106
If I think of 'PC' as a platform, the ones I loved that also help represent the platform itself are:

DOOM
Diablo 2
Command & Conquer

They've all been ported eventually (except for Diablo 2 which remained on PC for the longest time, until just recently with Resurrected). But those three games made the majority of their contribution to make me a "PC Gamer" since around 2004 (when I got my first 'real', self-made gaming-capable PC). I first played DOOM at a friend's place on his 486 (and played LAN, too), even though I was a console gamer only back then (but it blew my mind, obviously). I played C&C at a friend's place too (not the same person) who owned a good PC, played that and also Red Alert; as soon as I got my PlayStation in the summer of 1997 (after getting my first ever job during summer school vacation) I saved money to buy Command & Conquer that way.

Fast forward to 2004, I get myself my first PC (bought my own components, built it myself) and the first game I buy for it is Diablo 2 (and Lord of Destruction). Not too long after that, got C&C1, C&C2 (Tiberian Sun) and Red Alert 2. I eventually also get Ultimate DOOM, and DOOM 2.

So yeah, DOOM, C&C and Diablo 2 have always been my 'Trifecta' of PC games. To this very day. I still play DOOM regularly enough (from the base DOS versions, to all the variations you can think of, along with custom community WADs, or various 3D engines to run them with, or DOOM 64 EX, to the recent DOOM with Ray Tracing, any one of them), I made a decent 'come back' to Diablo 2 with Resurrected recently (played about a month) and I still play Command & Conquer mostly thanks to the great (can't believe I do say this but yes, it is great) Remaster they made for it and Red Alert. Franchises that never 'died', never became forgotten and still go on today so many years later. They're exceptional.
 

SteveGrabowski

Diamond Member
Oct 20, 2014
4,467
2,947
136
Leisure Suit Larry
Half Life 1 & 2
Portal 1 & 2
Fallout 2
Fallout New Vegas
Crysis
Dying Light 1
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY