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Old 05-31-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
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Good PC games?

Now that summer is here, I have a little more free time to goof off (aside from summer school and the gym). But when I goof off, I like to at least feel productive, so I wanted to buy a new PC game.. but after looking at several games at amazon.com.. I have NO clue what I want.

The type of games I like are sim games- like The Sims (and all their expansions) and Zoo Tycoon. I don't like Roller Coaster Tycoon (well, the first one) or Sim City. I like more direct involvement.

I remember some people talking about Black and White, but after the amazon reviews (about how the game has bugs and such) I don't know if I want it, or the second version.

Any suggestions =o)
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Evil Genius is a pretty fun Sim-ish game that should be pretty cheap now (it came out a while ago) Not sure what your budget is like nor your PC specs but you could always go the MMO route with WOW although that game can get crazily addictive
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Impossible Creatures is really cool. You get to genetically engineer critters.

Zoo Tycoon 2 is really cool and their's 2 expansion packs for them now.

Warcraft is fun
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Impossible Creatures is really cool. You get to genetically engineer critters.
I played the demo when it came out - it was a lot of fun

I honestly cant wait for Spore to come out
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Impossible Creatures is really cool. You get to genetically engineer critters.
That game is pretty old now. I used to play it but got bored with it after awhile.

If you'd like to try a somewhat similar game to WoW that you don't have to pay every month for, Guild Wars is pretty good IMO.

The Sims 2 is pretty fun as well.
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RPGs (if you really want to eat up time):
Morrowind Oblivion
World of Warcraft
Guild Wars

FPS
Day of Defeat:Source (WW2 fps, my personal favorite)
Counter-Strike: Source
Halflife 2

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Starcraft (Classic)
Warcraft III

I tend to stay away from single player games, opting instead for the fun of playing with real people. My two favorite games are World of Warcraft and Day of Defeat. I don't have time for WoW, but play DoD on a regular basis. If you do decide to try Day of Defeat, buy it online from Steam instead of from a store.
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What about City of Heroes or Villians. I played the 1st one "heroes" and it was pretty fun.
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I honestly cant wait for Spore to come out
Spore looks absolutely unbelievable and certainly fills the Sim genre! It just might be enough to pull me away from world of warcarft... at least until the shakes set in!
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I honestly cant wait for Spore to come out
Spore looks absolutely unbelievable and certainly fills the Sim genre! It just might be enough to pull me away from world of warcarft... at least until the shakes set in!
what server you play on Billy? My acct is currently inactive but I plan on reactivating it again soon... decided to take a break from it for a while
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Billy and I both play on Argent Dawn for Alliance side. its pretty crowded though.

I too vote for World of Warcraft...its not exactly a Sim, but if you ever played AD&D and thought it'd be more fun without dice rolls...well, that's a WoW type game for you.

I think there's a way to try it free 10 days before you have to buy the boxed game, which comes with 1 month of play.
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