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The "Best Game EvAr!" List

Generally, this topic is for users to tell about other games they found and really liked.

This is for "Underdogs" as a certin abandonware site calls them. Please don't go ranting on about how great Half-life 2 is or the like, as everyone and their dog has already heard about the game. I'm talking about games that you might hear a mild reference to, play it, then think "How on earth did I miss this one!?!?!"

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Jagged Alliance 2



Jagged alliance 2 is a turn-based stragegy game from 2000. General storyline is a small island is under a brutal dictatorship, and you are a mercenary commander hired to topple the government. The rest of your funding comes from the mines located on the island, and their output is affect by the towns "Support" meaning you have to train militias to protect both the mines and the towns they are in

The mercenarys you can hire have really good personalitys: They like or dislike other mercenarys (And can refuse your job offer if you have somone they don't like), affects their stats and morale, and can even refuse your orders.

The more expirence the get, the better they perform (And they ask for more money too).

My brother, when reading a "Fallout Tatics" walkthrough, spotted where the author made a reference to this game. we have not been disapointed.

Ultima Underworld:



This is one of my favorites. Dad bought this when he got a 486 wayyyy back when. I found facing enimies so terrifying (I think the music had somthing to do with it...) that my "Dungeon wandering" was limited to the very first part of level 1. It was not till 15 years later that I was able to finally solve the game.

Geez, why can't more games be like this? you have a series of levels, each with it's own community of creatures that have quests for you. Magic is optional, so I don't have to worry about switching from fighter to mage mid-game. Whats more; it's a standalone storyline! No cheesy background of the area above ground, no stupid sequals to screw up (Underworld 2 was more attached to the main storyline), and basically just a nice, generic, dungeon explorer.
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This is for "Underdogs"...everyone and their dog has already heard about the game.

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The ____ of Dr. Brain series was fun. The best one was The Castle of Dr Brain.

Uh... Tyrian2000, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, Wacky Wheels, Jazz Jackrabbit, this really old puzzle game that might have been named Brick, and DOS 6.0
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Currently, that is. I can't say I care about whether this is on Home of the Underdogs or not, it's just one of the most awesome games ever made.
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Rayman 2 is considered a classic game, I fail to see how it is an underdog ;(

For me, the first three that pop into my head are Jersey Devil, Maui Mallard, and Tonic Trouble.
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For me, they are:
-Little Big Adventure (Relentless on some countries) and it's sequel: Twinsen's Odyssey
-Jazz Jackrabbit 2
-Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
-Swat 3
and many more I don't remember right now...
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Live-A-Live.
Basically Squaresoft ( back when it still was ) going crazy, experimenting with stuff and then being bold enough to sell the resulting monstrosity AND - it's actually pretty great in some respects.


PS: Rayman 2... for what system? I heard there were differences... because I honestly found my version rather disappointing.
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I've only played it on the PC (and loved it ever since)
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This is Ground Control. It is, in my opinion, a very under-rated game. Its released in 2000 and is a real time tactics game, but is different in that it has no resource system and no base building, so you can concentrate on tactics and stuff. Its available for free somewhere on the internet and I highly reccomend you try it.


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Project Eden, a sort of first/third person puzzler.

Wipeout64 (similar to Wipeout 2097 but for the N64), high-speed antigrav racing.


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Battlezone

This is the VERY FIRST game I bought for tha comp, and today I still love it. T'were mysterious times as I destroyed those Furies, and when I play it that's still kind of mysterious...

And strategy! W00t!

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Battlezone II


<3 again. The sequel is w00table too. Go check out the modifications. And the bots in the last mission used to scare me. ;P

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Moonshine/Spanking Runners
argh, Polish box

Ahaha! Yet another game I discovered and bought pretty early. Really crazy Russian stuff, and it's, well, fun. You don't need OMFGWOWZ0RZ graphics to have fun stuff, too :]

I didn't beat it though. :/ I only got to the moment where you need to beat the rock monster and the dragon.

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Macintosh game- Harry the Handsome Executive


("Screenshot" is meant as a bit of a joke, but brodcasts the idea of the game)

Where else can you control a guy on a swivel chair? As Harry, you glide through the office with the deft skillz of a guy on a swivel chair, avoiding bored office workers playing darts, maniacal guy driving mailcarts, killing robots with staplers, and grabbing every last donut and coffee around the place.

Very fun!


Dirt Bike 3d

Link to demo

Who says racing games have to be graphically complex? Jump on your (mechanically customizable) dirt bike and compete with as many computer players as you want!

Macintosh game- Escape Velocity series

link to screenshots and more talk about it

You are a new spaceship captain. After spending very last cent you have on a shuttle, you are ready to start making your fortune across a galaxy. Trade commodities, take over planets, or join a faction and fight some wars.

Escape Velocity: Nova is the latest in the series, and a windows version is available.
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Mechwarrior 2, mercenaries?
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"Look on the bright side, kid. YOU get ALL the money!"

System Shock 1



I have aready talked about this one in other topics, but I insist- it's really good! It uses the same engine as Ultima Underworld (See above - it's also made by Looking Glass Technologies)

Generally a first person shooter, System Shock also uses the same inventory as UW, so you can kick up old emails, examine severed heads, toss a armed grenade at a enemy, or place that nitropack next to a CPU module.
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(-)(-)(-), the version i have doesnt have item icons =(

and @ topic: I think "Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic" isn't that popular, but it's seriously super-awesome
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Macintosh game - RAY'S MAZE

Link to the Rays Maze Offical Website

Ray Dunakin created several games for macintosh, using a text/graphic style of gameplay. Commands are typed in. Ray's maze is a series of worlds connected by dimentional gates. Treasures abound in the maze, but very few of the adventurers who go in get out. You control Frank, an adventurer who accepts the task of wandering the maze. Your job is to get him out.

There are 3 Ray's Mazes (Ray's maze, Another Fine Mess, and "A Mess 'O Trouble", and all of them are quite challenging!! the only downside is they play best on a old mac (Mac OS 9 is the highest it works - Don't expect sound).

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Another mac game - Twisted!


Another game made by Ray Dunakin. Twisted Deluxe is the game I will talk about here.

You are a assistant to a metrologist who has developed a way to stop tornados. While waiting for one, one decides to drop down and sucks you into "The Land of ooze" (A humorus take on "Wizard of Oz") Your main job now is to explore the area and find a way out of it!

Twisted Deluxe is a port from the origional graphics/text command game, using a different engine. Graphics are in color, and you now control it like Myst, which makes the game more enjoyable.
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starcraft- no other strategy offers 3 races so different (not to mention so well balanced) in their approach to warfare, building etc.

jj2 and jj1- jj1 was and is my fav platform game, although mario on wii looks like it might be cool

sonic and mario games - especially the latter never dissapointed

street fighter - check out street fighter vs dbz btw

monkey islands and most adventures from lucas arts

quake 3 and ut - i really like em both, always preffered ut though

final fantasies- 7 rocked

zelda for n64
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Half Life 2 is among the best games ever.
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Hunter hunted


It is a very nice sidescroller, with a third dimension built in. The player can enter and exit doors, thus moving up and down a layer. It uses 3d models instead of sprites, and is quite easy to play. Instead of finding the exit, the player also has to achieve certain objectives. Its really fun for a few days after you've solved all the maps, but then it gets boring pretty fast...
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I beg to differ. You have clearly never played Rise of Legends. I commandeth you to play it.



Steampunk, Arabian style magic and uh... Alien Aztecs? This game has everything! (cept. for bunnies with guns. That is it's only flaw)
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This game has everything!
I cringe every time I read someone use this line, because no game has ever come close to containing even at least half of everything, and it just makes it seem like your original purpose here was to eventually shill the game.

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Of course Microsoft not! Otherwise Buy our games I would use subliminal Everything else is inferior messaging or something else to force you to buy games. Say... don't you suddenly feel like you need to play more video games. You should go buy Lemon lime? Crap wrong place. some...
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Castlevania: SOTN

The game I'm about to talk about is probably my favorite game of all time, and it's (surprisingly) not that well known. I rediscovered it when it was recently released for the Xbox 360 (as an Xbox Live Arcade game).

The name of the game? Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.



Most Castlevania fans will agree that this is the best game (by far) in the series. It's a game much like the Metroid series, but (in my opinion) far deeper. Think Super Metroid but with a complex leveling system.

It originally came out for the PlayStation, but has since been ported to many different systems. It's available on the PlayStation 3's crappy online service (for download to your PSP), it's available in a Castlevania compilation available for the PSP (titled Dracula X Chronicles), and it's most recently available for the Xbox 360. Each version is more or less the same, but they all feature the same addictive gameplay. Whether you go out and buy this game or just download a COMPLETELY LEGAL method of playing it on your PC, you definitely owe it to yourself to play it.
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Rise of legends is definitely a favorite of mine.
Also, Total Annihilation rux0rz teh big one! Best RTS ever made, if you ask me.


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GeneRally. Doesn't quite beat jj2 though.
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Even though I've yet to beat the first level, I think I can safely add Gumshoe for the NES to my list.

This game is just begging to be remade on the Wii. Gumshoe's gameplay is a kind of 2D on rails shooter played with the lightgun. Your character, an FBI agent turned detective named Mr. Stevenson, constantly moves left however shooting him allows him jump. Since Mr. Stevenson is so incredibly awesome he defies gravity, shooting him in midair allows him to jump again and again. The game encourages this and lays out ammo (read: balloons) so it can collected in this fashion, there are also midair Death Blocks that require manuvering to avoid.

There are also enemies and moving obstacles that can be shot at with the light gun such as thrown beer bottles and a mob truck. Bird enemies occasionally drop a potion that makes Mr. Stevenson faaaabuuulooouss and don a pink suit which gives him an extra hit (Mr. Stevenson, while a master at defying gravity, can not defy his weak health and can only take one hit otherwise). Collecting 5 potions gives Mr. Stevenson a green suit which allows him to survive 5 hits (however potions 2-4 do nothing). There are also diamonds you need to collect so you can pay off the mob boss King Don and rescue your daughter.

The gameplay, while extremely challenging and difficult, is incredibly fun and addictive.
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I beg to differ. You have clearly never played Rise of Legends. I commandeth you to play it.
I went to an art show of this game's concept art a little over a year ago and it looked amazing. I never heard much of it after that and was quite surprised.
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