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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:32 PM
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Name the best PC-based games out right now.
Preferably fairly violent and/or scary. Not too easy to figure out.

(And not Half-Life or Half-Life 2 or Halo.)

Something involving guns, blood, heads rolling, you know, that kind of stuff. Mystery. Weirdness.

I have already had Doom recommended. (Doom 3? Is that the newest?)

What else?

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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:36 PM
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1. Doom 3.
Oh, I see now that you said that has already been recommended. Consider is seconded.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:38 PM
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2. Ok good, that just helps the decision along.
Have you played it? How is it?
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:41 PM
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3. I've played it on PC a couple times
Edited on Tue Apr-12-05 05:41 PM by Worst Username Ever
and just ordered the Xbox version on Thursday, it should be here this week. I really really like first person shooter games, and this one is a good one. Many would classify it as "Run and Gun," meaning it is loose on plot and heavy on just running around and shooting things. But that is fine, I like that! Best played in the dark, you'll jump.

Depending on your PC power, I have a huge number of FPS shooter games to recommend for you. Anything Wolfenstien, anything Medal of Honor. Also, although a bit old school, I really like the Serious Sam series (also considered run and gun... LOTS OF SHOOTING!).
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:44 PM
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7. Oh, and RE Halo 2:
Edited on Tue Apr-12-05 05:46 PM by Worst Username Ever
Playing Halo 2 on-line against my friends is pretty much my favorite gaming activity, but you took it out of the running! That is the only reason I am not nominating it!
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:46 PM
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12. You're cracking me up.
"The Liger: it's pretty much my favorite animal."

"It's pretty much my favorite gaming activity."

Do you have bo staff skills?

LOL!

Halo 2, huh? I know he had Halo, but not for the PC, for whatever gaming system he used to have.

I'm gonna drop hints tonight and see what he says about Halo 2 or Doom 3. I know nothing about this stuff, so I thank all of you on this thread for your help!! :toast:
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:49 PM
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17. He'll need xbox for Halo 2
I don't think it is on PC yet (it might tbe, I'm not sure). Stick with Doom 3.

You know, there's like a butt-load of gangs at this school. This one gang kept wanting me to join because I'm pretty good with a bo staff.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:51 PM
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18. Oh ok nevermind. No xbox and he doesn't want one.
Doom 3 it probably is.

Hey you need to get your crap out of my locker, there's no room for my numchucks.
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:41 PM
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4. Pirates
Not scary or violent. But I have found it an enjoyable game with many facets. It is not a shooter game.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:42 PM
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5. Doom 3 is decent
It's okay, but it isn't as great as it probably should have been. It's beautiful, the game play is above par. Of course, like HL2, you'll need a PC powerful enough to handle it.

I dunno, since HL2 and Halo are out of the running, I'm kinda at a loss. :P

Bottom line - if you/he/whatever likes shooters, you'll like doom 3.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:44 PM
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8. Ok, I think I've pretty much decided on Doom 3.
He's addicted to the one-person shooter games, especially ones that could possibly make you jump. He definitely has the PC power for it.

Thanks! :hi:

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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:46 PM
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13. Doom 3 will make you jump.
Much of the game requires you to switch back and forth between your flashlight and your gun - which complicates things, but also makes the game more challenging and exciting.

:hi:
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:42 PM
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6. I tried the demo for The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay...
...and it was very, very well done.
The demo has some stealth areas, some areas where you have cool gunfights, and even meele combat. It's received fairly good ratings, and the PC version is apparently a "Developer's Cut". I'm assuming there's more stuff in this version, as compared to the XBox version.

If you can stand Vin Diesel and the universe (For some reason, I enjoyed "The Chronicles of Riddick" and I can easily tolerate Mr. Diesel...he's a fellow D&D player) and if your computer already runs Half-Life 2 and Doom 3, it should run fine.


(I'll let you know how the full game is later: I just bought it today...along with Garbage's new CD)
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:45 PM
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9. Oh, good choice
That's actually an excellent action game, which surprised me.
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Mr. Flibble Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:45 PM
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10. Neverwinter Nights and Unreal Tournament 2004 tickle Mr Flibble's fancy...
Great games, those. :-)

So does SuperTux, but then I'm a geek... :D
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:47 PM
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15. Going to look those up now.....
Thanks!
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Mr. Flibble Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 06:29 PM
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27. Any time!
:thumbsup: ;-)
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:46 PM
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11. HL2 is IMHO the best PC FPS ever made ...
That being said, check out "Painkiller"

Oh, and both the Max Paynes are worth a look for a very "film noire" atmosphere ... but they are 3PS.

Hmmm ... another recommendation is Soldier of Fortune 2 ... mainly for it's "I just shot your head off with the shottie, look at your blood spraying all over the wall" kinda action.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:47 PM
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14. Painkiller, ok.
Will check that out. I'm going to drop hints tonight, see what he says.

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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:48 PM
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16. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released in a couple of months
for the PC, although it might be too late for you.

It has a violent and excellent storyline, an awesome soundtrack and not too-easy to figure out.

Imagine a huge city where you do whatever you want: bank robberies, missions for the mafia, shoot pool in a bar, go to the gym, eat and get fat, date women, gamble in casinos, purchase property and businesses, start gang wars, grab a car, bike, plane, helicopter or rocket jet pack and create havoc and this is on top of the main story. I played the PS2 version and it's hugely entertaining and engrossing.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:53 PM
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19. Eat and get fat, LOL.
Hey off topic, but is it bad that I always imagine you as looking like the guy in your avatar?
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 06:02 PM
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23. lol, no I don't mind that
Edited on Tue Apr-12-05 06:19 PM by Anarcho-Socialist


Have you ever watched Futurama (from the same creator of the Simpsons)? My avatar is Lord Nibbler Ambassador to Earth (Home of the pizza bagel) to give his full title.

I don't have three eyes and a pair of fangs though. It amuses me that when someone sees "Anarcho-Socialist", they're picturing a little weird alien with three eyes and fangs. :) I do think amongst similar lines sometimes when I see other DUers' avatars; and as such the image of them I hold is of their avatar.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:53 PM
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20. Far Cry and The Punisher
Far Cry is an awesome, awesome FPS. The graphics are just...incredible.

The Punisher is almost as bloodletting as Postal, only there is some plot.
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:56 PM
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21. Totally forgot about FarCry!
Another amazing game. Sometimes, I just sit outdoors and look around. The landscapes are sooooo amazing.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 06:02 PM
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24. I've almost finished the game. However,
when I upgrade my video card, I'm playing again. I've got a pretty good rig (no Alienware, but it's good) and I can't run at full bore.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 06:02 PM
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25. Another vote for Far Cry...
beautiful graphics, intersting storyline, very creepy monsters, and non-linear gameplay (you don't have to follow a certain path through each level to complete your goals). I still can't decide if I like Far Cry or Half Life 2 better.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 06:08 PM
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26. Plot is good....
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 05:57 PM
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22. Vampire the Masquerade Redemption.
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/vampirethemasquerader/in...

I love it.

and I do like Diablo I and Diablo II
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