Best computer and console games never made...

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Petike, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    Thief - highly acclaimed adventure game series created by Shiny Brass Studios, showing the hilarious exploits of a bumbling cleptomaniac.

    Gears of War - an original new take on WWII strategies : The first management game of a WWII arms factory. Become the ultimate war-time tycoon ! It gets even better with the official expansion pack, featuring a new, WWI setting.

    Crimson Skies - a great 3D space RTS, focusing on the development and defense of a new colonial base orbiting a bright-red gas giant.

    Half-Life - a realistic simulator of nuclear reactors and subatomic particle colliders for young physicists.

    Command and Conquer - a very detailed historical turn-based strategy, that focuses on trade, economy, and... most of all - diplomacy.

    Europa Universalis - a series of schlocky flash games, developed by Entertained Paradox Games and published as quiet propaganda by the EU. :rolleyes::D

    Resistance : Fall of Man - an RPG set in a bizzare post-apocalyptic world, where all human males were wiped out by a mysterious virus. The few males that survived turned into horrific cannibalistic monsters that crave the flesh of women... :eek::rolleyes:

    The Sims - a sci-fi shooter set in a dystopic cyberpunk future. You are the heroic captain of a small team of guerilla soldiers, that battle the evil "simulated reality intelligences" - known colloquialy as "the sims".

    Red Baron - survival horror game set on the battlefields of WWI. You are a young soldier trying to survive in the trenches, that accidentaly comes across a dark mystery... An evil ghost of a deceased lieutenant, that wipes out entire trenches overnight, and turns them into sinister, haunted places, where no one dares to enter. The lieutenant was known as a bloodthirsty sadist while alive, gaining the notorious nickname "The Red Baron". ;)

    Stronghold - a multiplayer cartoon shooter that hilariously parodies FPS clichés.

    SWAT 4 - the fourth installment in a series of popular arcade shoot-em' ups, where you play the role of a mad fly-exterminator. :D
     
  2. Saladan Member

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    Duke Nukem forever.
     
  3. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    Self-explanatory... :D:D:D
     
  4. Jay American Idealist

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    HALO- a game where your a boy that tries to perform good deeds in order to get to Heaven
     
  5. Jay American Idealist

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    EndWar- the game where you join the peace core (or something like that:rolleyes:) and try to get every conflict settled peacefully
     
  6. OAM47 POTUS - AAR

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    Call of Duty - First successful police first person shooter. Currently has 4 games, with the first 3 being set in modern day america, and the fourth being set in 1880s Europe (for a change of pace)

    Operation Flashpoint - Simulation game where you try and spark WWIII

    World in Conflict - Alien invasion themed RTS famous for having amazing grahpics and a a revolutionary control system.

    Iron Storm - Highly successful sci-fi paranormal crossover game. Takes place in Reasearch Outpost X-379 located on a planet with a perpetual storm.
     
  7. Ace Venom Well-Known Member

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    Doom: An unsuccessful game in which the player goes through various suicidal scenarios such as riding a bicycle towards an oncoming train and skydiving without a parachute. The tagline for the Id Software game was, "Leap to your Doom." It was universally panned by critics.

    Final Fantasy: A man's dying wish was to score with as many women as possible. It has little following outside of Japan, where it is considered a cult favorite.

    Metroid: Considered a ripoff of Paperboy, Metroid is game about delivering pizzas for the fictional pizza restaurant called Metroid. If you do well, you can avoid a hostile takeover. If you do poorly, your business collapses. It is mostly remembered for the hilariously bad English, including the game over screen that says, "You Are Lose." This became an internet meme in 1999 thanks in part to the wider availability of roms.

    Galaxian: This Star Trek ripoff is the start of one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. The crew of the Galaxian goes through numerous levels of increasing difficulty in battles against the evil Sundel Empire.

    The Guardian Legend: A cult RPG, this game is about a young warrior who challenges the might of dark forces that assault his kingdom. A sequel was released, but it was not released outside of Japan. Its popularity is largely eclipsed by the Zelda franchise.
     
  8. OAM47 POTUS - AAR

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    Deadspace - Shouldn't technicaly be here. A very popular flashgame where you work for a mobile phone company.
     
  9. Jay American Idealist

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    i loved the deadspace one
     
  10. Berra Friendly Pitchfork Operator

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    Sing Star: You take the role of a up and comming singer attempting to make a break by beeing a total slut. The money you earn can be spent on drugs and fast cars. Extra points if you hit anybody.
     
  11. the_lyniezian Banned

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    Space Invaders: a rather bizarre game where you play a paparazzo attepmting to photpraph celebrities at home without being seen.
     
  12. dharmatoad Active Member

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    Red Alert 2 - A follow-up to the well-loved original, Red Alert 2 is a exciting adventure where you respond to different emergencies...now with more klaxons! In addition to the original police, fire rescue, and imminent nuclear threat missions, you now have the opportunity to drive an ambulance, and engineer a repair on a critically failing spaceship!
     
  13. Parsleymagnet It shall forever be a mystery

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    I'm sick and tired of all these Crimean War FPSs. I swear, there must be a hundred games out there where you're the hero in the Siege of Sevastopol or the Charge of the Light Brigade. What's stopping game developers from being original for once and making a FPS about, say, World War II or some other war.

    Also what's with censoring the Russian Flag? That old coat of arms hadn't been used for years before the Crimean War, but just because some people feel offended by the Russian Eagle they create a glaring anachronism just to appease them.
     
  14. Shadow Knight Grand Master of the BAM Order

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    Master of Orion - A quirky game where you are the Overlord of slave race [the Antarans IIRC] on the planet Orion (they never really specified where you can from or how you became their Overlord). The object of the game is to use your overseers to cruelly run your labor camps then use your slave labor to gather resources, to build monuments of yourself, gather more resources, and build even bigger monuments of yourself. Apparently you even got more points if you could successfully build the largest of monuments while keeping your slaves in the worst conditions. Gamespot score: 4.6 [Surprisingly the musical score actually won a few awards.]
     
  15. TheMann Canuckwanker in Chief

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    Need For Speed Most Wanted: Perhaps the best flying simulator ever made, Need for Speed's masterpiece makes your character a world-famous and wanted worldwide air daredevil and mercenary. Includes vast portions of the world to do missions in, and over 50 aircraft from light attack turboprops to the awesome B-1R and Tu-175 Blackjack bombers.
     
  16. Saladan Member

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    Guitar hero A popular platformer where you use the power of sound and rock music to fight against the forces of evil.
     
  17. Blue Max Game Designer

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    World of Warcraft--Steampunk MMO where the powerful Warcrafters guild has created all matter of insane inventions and gearwork monstrosities. As you level up, you fight all kinds of insane Steampunk mecha, aircraft, clockwork creatures and insane psionists.

    Castle Wolfenstein--The Evil Baron Wolfenstein has kidnapped a beautiful princess, so go get her! 2D platformer.

    Mega Man--what if you were 200 feet tall? And you fought other giant creatures, like King Kong and Godzilla? Japan will never be the same.

    Wheel of Fortune--A lovecraftian curses game, kind of a darkly themed party game where you and other characters (Multiplayer or AI) attempt to navigate horrible environments and beat the others at minigames, or you lose your sanity...

    Legend of Zelda (series)--Aforemented RPG game where you play as Zelda, a Amazon princess. It was an excellent team building RPG, where you could find other people to join your party, and mold them into the classes you needed to round out the group. They've made at least five of these.
     
  18. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire

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    Ah, now this is truely good old AH ! :);)
     
  19. karl2025 Well-Known Member

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    Starcraft - Participate in the great space race by designing and testing ships, stations, and colonies.

    Spore - A Real Time Strategy where an alien force attempts to terraform and invade the Earth.
     
  20. Doraemon From the 22nd Century

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    Fallout: A political simulator where the player is put into the role of a certain politician's public image advisor, and is responsible for countering fallout from the said politician's various scandals.

    Far Cry: A adventure game where the player is put into the shoes of a park ranger and is tasked with finding lost tourists by fallowing their far-off cries. The first game is set in a tropical island, while the sequel is set in the African Savanna.

    Biohazard(US): Resident Evil, but with its proper name.