Elite The old 8 bit Football Manager Lords of Midnight Arnhem (and similar wargames) One-Nil (Wizard Games) Civilisation Sensible Soccer Master of Orion Steel Panthers Championship Manager as was then Football Manager as is
I remember lots of gaming moments, but that's the only game I remember playing for the first time - where I was, when it was, who was there. It was perfect at the time and the last time I played it a few years ago it was still fun just messing around and not even bothering with the game.
My favourite of all-time is probably Terranigma, an RPG released towards the end of the SNES's life. I loved the story, the graphics were good and it felt like a real adventure, travelling around the world and building and furnishing your own house (which was a novelty back then).
The best multiplayer was Perfect Dark - so much variety, great level design, great music and many long, long nights...
Post by The Drunken Communist on Dec 1, 2015 15:41:36 GMT
There've been hundreds of great games over the years, from things like Manic Miner on the Spectrum, Wonderboy In Monster Land on the Master System, Road Rash on the Mega Drive, Mario Kart on basically every console it got released on etc... One game will always stand head & shoulders above all others though, and that game was...
Battlefield 1942 on the PC. Released about 15 years ago now unyet people still play it. It's also a game that never got played SP, it was all about the online gaming, 64 players smashing it up all those years ago put it in a league of its own. It was such 'pick up & play' fun, and it's never been matched since! (All these newer battlefield games have been ruined with their 'unlocks' & 'stats', the original you all just had the same* and it came down to player skill)
*I say you all had the same, of course that's not strictly true as you could play the map(s) however you wanted. Fancy being a sneaky sniper & picking off the enemy in their main base, check. How about being an engineer & whizzing around in a jeep to repair Panzer tanks, check. Want to be a one man wrecking crew & fly a Spitfire all game, yup we've got that too.
It had everything, You could be the Brits fighting the Nazi's in the North African desert, Tiger tanks, Stuka dive bombers, El Alamein, Tobruk, you name it, it was there. Head over to the Eastern front & play as a Nazi medic running around the destroyed streets of Starlingrad, grenades flying everywhere (And with two 32-man teams going at it in those cramped streets they really were flying everywhere!) Come back onto the Western front & play as the Yanks battling the Nazi's for control of the main bridge in 'Operation Market Garden'. Putting mines down everywhere to try & halt the flow of Panzer's, hiding in buildings ready to pop out of the window & fire your RPG. Still not enough for you? Well head over to the Pacific and command a Japanese aircraft carrier in the battle of Midway. Battleships, submarines, fighter aircraft all going nuts fighting over a little island with a runway & a few tanks.
It was amazing, the best game ever! But I haven't even reached the best bit! The community made so many 'mods' for the game, all for free, that the fun never ended as all it took was a simple download & away you went. I couldn't possibley remember them all but a few of my favourites were...
Desert Combat - This basically gave you all the Gulf War shit. Gone were the Panzer tanks, Spitfires & one shot rifles, now you've got F-16's, apaches, Scud missles & AK47's, a whole host of newly created maps, all still having 64 players going hell for leather at it.
Eve Of Destruction - This one was made about the Vietnam War, so it was Mig's, Vietcong hidden tunnels for ambushes, napalm, Huey's, dense foilage to hide away in, and once again all for free.
Interstate 82 - This was gang warfare on racetracks, well, sort of racetracks, some were 'stunt tracks' where it didn't really matter what side you were on, it was all about beating the course, but others could be set in cities with Ferrari's & Lambo's to drive.... Of course it wouldn't be Battlefield if the cars couldn't drop landmines or have machine guns pop-up out the headlights!
Glactic Conquest - In other words, Star Wars! Tottooine, stormtroopers, x-wings, the only slight let down was no light sabres, but shit man I'll let 'em off for that seeing as once again it was a free download. It was still massive fun running around the Death Star firing your laser pistol against a hord of stormtroopers..... And I'm sure you can all imagine what it was like to have 32 x-wings taking on 32 ti-fighters in a huge space battle!
All this just for buying one game for about £30 well over a decade ago. It's no wonder I lost about 6/7 years of my life to it
"This is the moment, it's Archer to Guptill, 2 to win! Guptill's going to push for 2 they've got to go! He's got to go to the keeper's end! He's got it!!! England have won the World Cup! By the barest of margins! By the barest of all margins!"
What are the main challenges facing the new government? You mean apart from a total lack of political nous and knowledge of the real world? The central problem is the lack of true radicalism. When this country was great, we didn't have the welfare state, a National Health Service or free education. What we did have was an empire, no income tax and a fucking big navy. You don't need a PhD to work it out, do you?
Spectrum 128k - green beret, afterburner (the graphics were out of this world, i remember having never seen anything like it) Omega 600 - Championship Manager XBox 360 - World of tanks and the COD games (online) PCs/Laptops - Civalisation, UFO Enemy Unknown and the football manager series
Amstrad - Hey Mummy! Sega Mega drive - Street Fighter 2/ Sonic 2 PS1 - Fifa 98 road to World Cup PS2 - GTA San Andreas PS3 - Pro Evo Soccer 2006/Guitar Hero 2/3/World Tour PS4 - Fifa 16/17 PC - Champ Manager 01/02