Sometime last week, and old friend of mine posted one of those status updates whereby you have to pick your top 12 things. What made this diff from the usual nonsense postings is that you have to pick the top 12 games that made a lasting impression on you. Naturally I couldn’t resist, so here’s my list, and I’m including the reasons I picked the games as well:
Aww man, I could go on and on bout this game and the sequels it spawned. I’ve wrote something regarding this already, so refer to my posting on Fallout 4 for this.
One of the earlier classics. Who could resist building your own mean machine and smashing things up? The game was based on Steve Jackson’s table top game “Car Wars”. You can download the game here.
3. Battletech: Crescent Hawks Inception
4. Pool of Radiance
The first of the Gold Box SSI games. An RPG based on the ADnD universe, bloody brilliant. This was from the Forgotten Realms series and there were 3 sequels after that, not to mention 3 other separate series (The Krynn trilogy, Savage Frontier and Buck Rogers (only one that wasn’t ADnD)), for a total of 11 games, and I’ve played them all. Download them at Good Old Games or Abandonia.
5. Pirates! (Original)
This game taught me a lot about the age of Piracy. The first game was ahead of time, and the sequel (17 or so years later) was just as good. Read about the game here.
Another game that spawned lots of sequels, 5 to be exact, not to mention a few spinoffs. The first 4X game I played. Read bout the series here.
Despite the fact the game came out ages ago, I only first played it in 2008 or something. Loved it. Refer to my earlier posting on Fallout.
I was never into console games, but that was before Uncharted came along. This game is the reason I got a PS3. Read bout the series here. Once I’m done with Fallout 4, I’m gonna start playing Uncharted 4. And take note that this is the only console game in my list.
9. Mech Commander
Another game I absolutely loved. The mechanics of the game didn’t follow Battletech rules, but that didn’t matter coz the gameplay was great. Storyline on the first one was better than the second though, despite the second having cooler Mechs. Read bout the game here.
10. Master of Orion
A 4X game that spawned 3 sequels, including one that came out last year that I’ve yet to play. Read bout the game here. No links to download the game (legally) though, it’s still copyrighted.
11. Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Another of my fave franchise. This game made me read a lot about the Three Kingdoms era. They just came out with number XIII, but my fave is still XI.
12. Nobunaga’s Ambition 2
I never played NA 1, hence why I’m mentioning 2. This is a game I still crank up occasionally.Set in 16th century Japan, technically a 4X game. Download the game here.
If you’re into old games and/or if you wanna relive the old days, do check out the links below: