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You need it to be [Essentials] PC or something
Half-Life 2
BioShock
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Half-Life
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Company of Heroes
Unreal Tournament
Grand Theft Auto III
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Grim Fandango
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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
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System Shock 2
Rome: Total War
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
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Call of Duty
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
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Mass Effect
 

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Ow how could I forget GTA?

Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Grand Theft Auto III
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Age of Empires III
Unreal Tournament 2003
Unreal Tournament 2004
Unreal Tournament 3
BioShock
Prince of Persia Sands of Time
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Civilization IV
 

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Diablo
Diablo 2
Fallout 1,2,Tactics
CoD2,4,UO
Deus Ex
Bioshock
System Shock 2
HL,HL2 and all the episodes
Age of Empires 2,3
Starcraft
Duke Nukem
Doom 1,2
Quake 1,2,3
 

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fischju said:
Satangel and I voted for some of the same games
yes, I updated the first post to reflect this. basically, I'll browse all the pages (when there are pages lol) and tally up the games. I'll color code or make paragraphs for the games with a certain amount (1, 5, 15, 30, etc)
 

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Listing the number of votes next to the game titles will help you maintain the list more easily (you won't have to read the entire thread to know how many votes a game has), and it will also give people viewing the list a more detailed idea of how popular the games are. This will be important once a few people drop really gigantic lists of games on you, and they will.

Making a post to say you've updated is also helpful, because it lets you see at a glance what votes are new, and it also lets the readers know if the list is up to date.

I was surprised at how much work it is to start an essentials list for a popular system, but once the list got off the ground and had most of the good games in it, it became much easier.
 

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Thanks for the tips!

Updated

added a couple games that popped in to my head (crysis, fable: tlc)

I'll update the list and talley it tomorrow. night GBAtemp hotel
 

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Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction
Command and Conquer Red Alert 2
Starcraft: Brood War

lulz old school games are the best of the best tbh.

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The Monkey Island series, consisting of:
The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge (both require ScummVM to play on a new PC)
The Curse of Monkey Island
Escape from Monkey Island.
 

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Damn.. that's hard.. more than 20 years of games to choose!!

Let's see..

Diablo I and II
DOOM I and II
Quake
Half Life 1 and 2
Duke Nukem 3D
The whole Monkey Island series
Full Throttle
Day of The Tentacle
Sim City 2000
Twinsen's Odyssey
Warcraft 2 and 3
Starcraft
Portal
Prince of Persia
Alley Cat
Stunts
Sam & Max
Death Rally
Wolfenstein 3D


some new and old stuff there.. all essential for anyone that calls himself a "gamer" IMO
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