Great PC games from before 2000

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  1. Fudge
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    My PC is shit, and I wanna play some PC games. What are some good ones released before 2000 (or maybe 2002 or 2003).
    EDIT: Specs:

    Intel Celeron 1.6GHZ
    1GB RAM
    64MB VRAM
    120GB HDD
     


  2. Aeladya

    Aeladya *mistressOFtheCLOW

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    I loved Blake Stone and The Journeyman Project as a kid.
     
  3. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    Half Life and Starcraft were both very good.
     
  4. DeadLocked

    DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

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    I was too young back then but I've just discovered AVP 2000 [​IMG] Fuuuuuuuuuun game. Good graphics as well for the age.
    My laptop can run it and I've only 64mb VRAM.
     
  5. Rasas

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    Try Fallout 1 and 2, System Shock 2. starcraft, Descent, Doom and Deus ex.
    There are a lot of old classics and they are pretty cheap via steam but not all available on steam [​IMG] .
     
  6. Exaltys

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    3D Space Cadet Pinball
    Doom
    Doom 2
    Legend of Kyrandia
    Legend of Kyrandia 2 Hand of Fate

    For more recent games that should run fine:

    Bejeweled 2
    Cave Story
    Peggle
    Peggle Nights
     
  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Diablo 2
    Nerf Arena Blast (FPS)
    AnUntitledStory (metroid-type)
    Cave Story (metroid-type)
    GTA: Vice City
    Midtown Madness 1/2 (open/racing)
    Worms World Party (cute war game)
    FATE 1/2
    Black & White
    Final Fantasy 7/8 (both have official PC ports)
    Knights of the old republic
    Morrowind (it's oblivion with the "high" requirements)
    Mount & Blade
    Scrapland (GTA with robots)
    Deus Ex (and The Unnamed Mod, a full-conversion mod for it)
    Metal Gear Solid (official PC port)
    Half-Life
     
  8. 0ddity

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    It'd help if we knew your PC specs, but here's a starter list:

    FPS:

    Half-Life 1 plus derivatives
    Deus Ex
    Soldier of Fortune 1
    AVP Gold

    Strategy:
    Starcraft/Brood War
    Red Alert 2

    RPG:
    Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (and expansions)
    Diablo 2
    Dungeon Siege
     
  9. Fudge
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    Edited first post with specs. I think I'm gonna try Dungeon Siege and Soldier of Fortune.
     
  10. nutella

    nutella Low Glycemic Index

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    Unreal Tournament comes to mind. There are others. I'll post if I can think of them.
     
  11. Fudge
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    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

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    The first UT is fun, but UT2004 actually runs rather well on my PC, so I play that. I just downloaded Midtown Madness, gonna play it now.
     
  12. Joe88

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    unreal anthology
    halo 1
    bejeweled 1,2,twist
    burger shop 1,2
    luxor 1-4
    half-life platinum edition 2
    doom collectors edition
    ultimate quake
    return of the incredible machine + exp pack
    roller coaster tycoon 1,2 + all exp packs
    slingo supreme
    diner dash 1-3
    gta 3, vice city
    world of goo
    the sims
    crayon physics deluxe
     
  13. Fishaman P

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    BS. Mine is like 747Mhz, 256MB available RAM, 9GB HDD with 0.5GB left.
    Oh, and no video card/GPU.
     
  14. Fudge
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    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

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    Nice suggestions. I use to play Halo all the time. I think I might start playing RCT again, I love that game. I'm gonna check out Return of the Incredible Machine, it sounds interesting. I'm gonna try Half-Life too, I beat the sequel and Episode One.
     
  15. geoflcl

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    64MB? Oh, you poor dear! [​IMG] And I thought I had it bad with my measly 128MB.

    Anyway... On to my recommendations...

    The classic LucasArts point-and-click adventures are a must-play for any gamer. Day of the Tentacle is one of my favorite games ever, blending ingenuity and puzzle-like gameplay with delightfully-cartoony visuals and music. Ahh, nostalgia. [​IMG]

    Speaking of must-play games, Half Life most definitely falls into this category. The game has been met with nearly unanimous praise that holds true to this day. It was an immersive and revolutionary step up in the genre at the time, and set a standard for all subsequent shooters.

    I'll post more as they come to me.[​IMG]
     
  16. Infinite Zero

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    Quake and Doom
     
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    Original Age Of Empires and Age of Kings

    Heroes of Might and Magic III

    Commander Keen
     
  18. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Why is it that your PC is worse than mine but you still have double my HDD space?
    My HDD drive is only 60gb with 1.8ghz and 2gb of ram
    Sooo shit..

    But for your PC i recommend
    I wanna be the guy


    Its an epic freeware game thats extremely hard, i mean you will shit yourself its so hard... It has lots of classic videogame references and bosses and is quite funny.


    Its as hard as that Kaizo Mario mod for the SNES
     
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    Age of Empires 1 and 2 mate!
     
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