My Still Shrinkwrapped Classic PC Games List

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TripHamer
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Perhaps it's about time to start playing these. Here's my list and I would like to know what others think of these games also. Maybe it will help establish an order to play them in.

Duke: it out in DC
Emergency: Fighters For Life
Redneck Rampage: Possum Bayou
The 11th Hour: Squeal to the 7th Guest
The Lucas Arts Archive - Vol 1
(Star Wars: Rebel Assault)
(Manic Mansion - Day of the Tentacle)
(Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis)
(Super Sampler CD - Assorted Demo's)
(Star Wars Screen Entertainment)
(Sam and Max: Hit The Road)
Myst
Riven
Myst III Exile
Space Quest 6
Chestmaster 6000
Ceasar II
Larua Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra
Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza
Kings Quest V
Police Quest III
Quest for Glory I
Shadow of Destiny
Kings Quest 6
Civilization: Call to Power
The Longest Journey
MechWarrior 2
MechWarrior 2 Expansion Pack
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Kings Quest: Mask of Eternity
Kings Quest VII
Torins Passage
Zork: Grand Inquisitor
Tekwar
Freelancer
The Crystal Key
Inca
Star Trek: Borg
Zork: Nemesis

Yeah, that's a pretty long list....I'm a little behind. :D

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ScummVM

Sounds quick and easy....may have to give it a try.

EDIT:

And a Little while later, I got ScummVM set up and running with DOTT, Indy, Manic Mansion Sam & Max. Compatibility page says they are all Completely playable.

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The games from Lucasarts

The games from Lucasarts (Lucasfilm Games) can be played natively with ScummVM. It's actually quite authentic too - looks & sounds like DOS but no messing around with DOS Box. You just copy the CD's / Floppies to your computer and tell ScummVM where to look for the game files.

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Adventure Games

I've always been into adventure games, ever since my introduction to them on the TRS-80 (Model I) in the early 80's. (Haunted House & Pyramid 2000).......Plugh! :)

I have not cracked the shrinkwrap on any of them.....so I feel it's about time. Freelancer, D.O.T.T., Sam and Max.....sounds like a good place to start.

Looking thru my 3.1/4 floppies, I see a copy of Police Quest I, so I at least played that one thru.

I Think I'll start with Day Of The Tentacle. Most likely a Dos Box install. If not I also got a copy of Win 95 set up under Virtual PC.

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I don't know, though,

I don't know, though, Chestmaster 6000 sounds like it has great potential. :P

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Rowdy Rob
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One game to rule them all!
TripHamer wrote:

Perhaps it's about time to start playing these. Here's my list and I would like to know what others think of these games also. Maybe it will help establish an order to play them in.

Yeah, that's a pretty long list....I'm a little behind. :D

Triphamer, it largely depends on what your taste in games are, but one game leaped out at me in your list.

I noticed that your list had a large variety of "adventure" games. And there were many good ones, too, with many (most?) of them considered classics of the genre. If you like the "adventure" genre, and are in the mood for an adventure game, then definitely take Matt's advice, since he's the resident authority on that genre. "Day of the Tentacle" or "Sam and Max" is your next game.

If you're looking for action, though, but want something a little deeper than a straight shoot-em-up, then one game on your list leaped out at me: "FREELANCER."

"Freelancer" is a classic game, and has achieved legendary status. There's a whole underground devoted to it. Look it up on the Internet, if you don't believe me.

"Freelancer" is, at it's core, a space fighter shooter, but adds RPG/trading sim elements to the game. There's trading, character/ship building, plot, free-roaming, alliances, etc., but it still comes down to blasting your enemies in space combat. In a way, it's like "Elite," but with more story and more action/arcade combat.

I would say that the space combat skews more towards arcadish than simulation, and is easy to grasp, but not TOO arcade-like. It's not as hardcore as "Freespace," but it's not simplistic, either. There's space combat, but you can upgrade your weapons and ship, and there is exploration and trading. It's playable, but not TOO simple to the point where you're just blasting.

I had a blast with "Freelancer." The main gripe I have with the game is: once you complete the "story," there's little incentive to keep playing. Yes, you can still explore, fight, and trade, but once you "top out" your ship, you're just aimlessly wandering around looking for new challenges. At that point, you've beaten the game. Move on and play "Day of the Tentacle" or something. :-)

But the main story is very fun, and I consider it a classic! If you have an itchy trigger finger, but are looking for something a little deeper than a typical shooter, I strongly suggest "Freelancer." Its one of the best games I've ever played!

Unless someone else steps forward to make a stronger case for one of the games in your list, I WIN! FREELANCER it is! :-)

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What Matt said! The Indiana

What Matt said! The Indiana Jones game is quite fun too.

I enjoyed Police Quest 3 as a kid, it was fun to drive to crime scenes, collect evidence, arrest drunk drivers and crazy naked people in the park, even pull your gun a couple of times. But I don't know if I would bother with it now. As you probably know, the Sierra games punish you with "game over" screens all the time. (There's a quite funny video on YouTube of how to lose Police Quest 3 in dozens of ways) At least get a walkthrough guide and keep a lot of saves. You can get stuck so bad that the game can't be completed.

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Wow, you've got a lot of

Wow, you've got a lot of great adventure games there. I'd probably start with Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road.

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Have you played any of those

Have you played any of those in any form yet?

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