[Essentials] PC

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  1. juggernaut911
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    Please no acronyms (GTA 4)
    Please use the full game title (no WOW:BC, it's World of Warcraft: Burning Crusades)
    Please no crappy internet flash games (like newgrounds and stuff)
    You can list freeware games but they must be free forever (no single player demos, free for a time period)
    No demos
    Must be released. No, "Fable 2 when it comes out!!"
    You cannot list, "Every GTA/Command and Conquer/etc". I'm not going out to find the whole dam series.
    Please use normal numbers (1 2 3 4) not Roman Numerals (I II III IV V)



    11-20 votes

    5-10 votes

    Listed (Less than 5 votes)
     


  2. Satangel

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    The Elders Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Call of Duty
    Call of Duty United Offensive
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty 4
    Race Driver GRID
    Fifa 08
    Command and Conquer 3
    Command and Conquer Generals
     
  3. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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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
    Civilization IV
    Grim Fandango
    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    System Shock 2
    Rome: Total War
    Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    Call of Duty
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
    Planescape: Torment
    Deus Ex
    Mass Effect
     
  4. juggernaut911
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    first update! woot

    keep em coming!
     
  5. fischju

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    Satangel and I voted for some of the same games
     
  6. Satangel

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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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    Portal
    Team Fortress 2
     
  8. gov78

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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
     
  9. juggernaut911
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    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    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)
     
  10. Destructobot

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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.
     
  11. juggernaut911
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    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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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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    You should post your own votes just like everyone else does. That way you don't need to remember what you've voted for.
     
  13. Endogene

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    i would say OSU! deserves to be on it but you really need a graphic pad or even better a tablet pc to play it

    http://osu.ppy.sh/
     
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    Not Crysis
    Fable: TLC
    Portal
    Team fortress 2
    Team fortress classic
    Half Life
    Sourceforts
    Fortress Forever
    Gmod

    Diablo 2: LOD
    Starcraft :BW
    Warcraft 3
     
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    If you ever add WoW to the list then this thread will be a sham!
     
  16. juggernaut911
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    I guess its a good thing it isn't on it, now is it?!


    errr... was that a request? NO ACRONYMS DAMMIT!
     
  17. Rehehelly

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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.

    OH
    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.
     
  18. Berthenk

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    Team Fortress 2
    Half-Life
    Half-Life 2
    Half-Life 2: Episode 1
    Half-Life 2: Episode 2
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  19. CockroachMan

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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 [​IMG]
     
  20. Prime

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    Portal [​IMG]

    (I played the 360 version but it is just the same on the PC)