list your favorite games from the 90's

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  1. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    mine was actraiser you are this viking killing demons
    rebuilding cities it would be cool if it was releaed again
    metriod, street fighter,mario bros... on game systems
     
  2. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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    Quake II hands down. My T1 line owned all of your 14.4 modems. :D 

    Half-Life and Warcraft II are close behind.
     
  3. BCToyHunter

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    The Diablo series Holy crap was that ever addicting:thumbs2: , as well as starcraft
     
  4. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

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    had to edit it and add game systems like SNES
     
  5. Streck

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    The '90s were a pretty amazing period in PC gaming across many, many genres, and I highly doubt it's going to be that awesome again. I don't think it's a nostalgia thing, either; the fact is that the environment was set up so that you could have those "right place at the right time" situations, and have them on a startlingly frequent basis.

    It's amazing what comes out of an industry when it's reached enough mass to support large-scale projects, but has yet to reach enough of an audience, so that developers can afford to be very specific with what they make. With PC gaming especially, we're sort of in that situation again, but if anything the acceptable range for PC games seems to have narrowed rather than broadened, which is a little sad.

    I mean, the PC games industry once produced, in the span of only a few years, franchises as wide-ranging as Quake, Fallout, Grim Fandango, Command & Conquer, System Shock, TIE Fighter, Half-Life, Baldur's Gate, Ultima, Dark Forces, Civilization, Sam & Max, WarCraft, X-Com, Duke Nukem, Syndicate, Wing Commander, Homeworld, Populous, Diablo, etc.

    That kind of amazing breadth and quality is something I don't know if we'll see again in PC gaming.
     
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    Sonic CD
    X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
    Desert Strike
    Quake
    Civilisation II
    Command & Conquer
    Super Mario World
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Wing Commander II
    Thunder Force III
    Actraiser
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super R-Type
    Ghosts n' Goblins
    F-Zero
    Zelda III
    Super Mario 64
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
     
  8. Liege Prime

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    FF2/4, FF3/6, FF7, FF8, Castlevania SOTN, Castlevania 4, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Resident Evil, MGS, Super Mario World, Starfox, Secret of Mana, Sonic 2, Kid Chameleon, Super Mario RPG, Mario 64, Soul Caliber, Zelda 3, Zelda TOOT... this could go on for a while- there are a ton of great games, and that's a pretty huge span of time for an industry that really has only been commercially big for about 3 decades.
     
  9. TGCLightGuard

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    Command and Conquer
    Wing Commander series
    System Shock
    Doom and Doom 2
    Duke Nukem
    Quake I+II
    Raptor: Call of the Shadows
    Fallout and Fallout 2
    Diablo
    Starcraft
    Shadow Warrior

    That's just a partial list. I'm sure I'll find more when I get home.

    But these games that I've got for PC alone? They were my escape from bullying at school and even kept me sane after my ACL surgery. Thanks to TFs and the pace of technology, I don't keep up near as well.
     
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    Jedah Bring me sunshine.. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Super mario kart
    Super mario world
    Super mario 64
    ThunderForce 3
    Golden Axe
    Quake 2
    Unreal Tournament
    Doom series
     
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    God I don't even know where to begin...as some of my top games are indeed from the 90's (in fact I think only 2 of them are from this current decade).

    I'll get back to this...
     
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    Metal Gear Solid was the highlight of the 90s for me.

    other greats
    Earthworm Jim
    Mortal Kombat I thru III
    Robocop vs Terminator
    most of the 32x games.
     
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    I forgot about Super Metroid - that game ruled (I need to DL that on Virtual Console now!!!)
     
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    Final Fantasy VII
    Super Mario 64
    Super smash Bros
    LoZ Oot
     
  15. ckhtiger

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    sonic the hedgehog, by far. but then while babysitting my neighbors, I became absolutely enamored with street fighter 2 for the snes. while I was a sega person, I ended up getting the genesis 6-button pad and the two versions of that game that came out for the genny. also, one of the first games that I got for the sega cd--lunar. my eyes got all misty the first time I heard voice in that game.
     
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    In the 90's, Super Mario World, followed by Super Mario 64 was probably my top 2 faves.
     
  17. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Toejam and Earl and Day of the Tentacle!
     
  18. drippy

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    You're right.

    And you also made me remember Baldur's Gate II.
     
  19. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    My memory is horrible but I still play Mortal Kombat II to this day. Other favorites include the Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games, 3 Dirty Dwarves, Dark Savior, Nights, Super Mario 64, Goldeneye, and Quake 2 on the 64. I think I really liked Jurassic Park on the Genesis and Sega CD (360 degree adventure FTW) but it could just be that I was so thrilled by the movie as a young teen
     
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    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Right here. Add in Earthworm Jim, Kid Chameleon and Planescape: Torment and I think we're done.
     

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