Games you miss playing....

badmonk

TXB Member since 2001
Cornerstone Member
Sep 13, 2013
1,103
415
10,980
South Yorkshire, UK
www.mikelambertstunts.com
Hey guys

there has prob been threads like this in the past, but was just thinking yesterday about a few games I used to love playing, mainly online and wondered if you guys had any fond memories.

ok kingpin on PC, they had a online mode I think called bagman, which was like CTF when you fragged someone you could then take their cash and the bag on your back got bigger and bigger with each kill, so you could go back to your base and deposit it, or chance it and get more money with the chance you could get killed and lose it all. Great fun!

return to castle wolfenstein on the OG Xbox. This was fantastic online and I think one of the first big online hits for Xbox live. Also one of the first titles I played where you had actual classes like healer, engineer etc

quake 3 team arena on PC, I played a LOT of quake 3 and this expansion added a team element and one of the first titles I remember playing where you got awarded points for doing other stuff apart from getting frags. Like helping your teammate deliver the flag or you capturing the flag or returning it, up to this point, this was pretty rare.

shadowrun on Xbox and PC, man I thought this game had so much potential. Magic and guns, trolls and elves, online multiplayer madness where Xbox and PC players could play together in what I think was one of the first cross platform games. Brilliant Fun.

lord of the rings conquest on Xbox 360, made by same dev Team responsible for star wars battlefront 1 and 2 (OG versions)
this basically was battlefront but with characters and classes based on TLOTR, awesome fun and me and my son loved this. Many happy hours.

halo CE on OG Xbox, LAN set up with 2 Xbox, one long network cable, 2 tv’s and hours of weekend fun. The best!

loved all these above titles and there is prob loads more than I can’t think about just yet.

honourable mention goes to team fortress 2, which I know is still active, but I LOVED this game and mainly played spy, which I bloody loved, the first time I did a stair jump stab was one of the most satisfying moments I have ever had in an online game.

would love to see lord of the rings conquest and shadowrun to make a comeback, so much fun to be had online.


so any of you guys played any of the above please? Or got your own beloved games you now miss playing.....
 
  • Like
Reactions: eVo7

Hedon

Hedonism
Cornerstone Member
Sep 13, 2013
17,721
4,650
15,031
Wisconsin, USA
www.unionvgf.com
I miss playing Midtown Madness and PGR online. I miss playing on the airport map in the original Rainbow Six. I miss playing Zaxxon. And I totally miss big Halo LAN parties at my house.
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

karmakid

Hiding in your WiFi 🙃
Forum Mod
Sep 11, 2013
7,356
2,596
2,529
in front of a screen
was halo2 with lockout map?
Yee

I miss playing Midtown Madness and PGR online. I miss playing on the airport map in the original Rainbow Six. I miss playing Zaxxon. And I totally miss big Halo LAN parties at my house.
Oh hell yeah with pgr3 online, me in the ford gt that was at the bottom of its class but could still take on them upper tiers and when up front your just drift and power oversteer for funsies
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk and Hedon

eVo7

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
3,618
749
2,230
SOCOM 1, SOCOM 2, Phantasy Star Online, and pretty much everything on OG Xbox Live. 2001-2007 was the golden years of gaming for me.
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

lowdru2k

TXB member 2002-2013
Sep 13, 2013
4,954
1,327
2,220
Southeast Texas
Games I put hundreds of hours into SP/Co-op/MP that I have great memories about and miss...

Goldeneye (N64)
Diablo (PC & PSone)
Everquest (PC)
Halo: Combat Evolved (OG XB)
Rainbow Six 3 (OG XB)
Rainbow Six Vegas (XB360)
Battlefield Bad Company (XB360)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (XB360)
 

Pureshooter

Well-Known Member
Cornerstone Member
Sep 14, 2013
2,719
622
13,080
Wilmington, NC
There was a game I used to play a ton called Gladius on the OG Xbox. It was a turn based RPG, but it was set within ancient Rome and Roman mythology. You might have human gladiators, but could have minotaurs as well, etc. You could drop/add characters, build them up, customize their appearance a bit, etc. I would love to see it become backward compatible at some point.
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

tumorman

Supreme Member
Sep 12, 2013
1,131
438
660
Richmond, VA
NCAA Football
Rainbow Six 3 and Black Arrow
WWF No Mercy
Halo 1 & 2 LAN parties in high school. Had upwards of 30 kids over at my buddies house to play. From the nerds to the jocks, everyone came over and it was a blast.
Max Payne 1
Winback N64 multiplayer
Mario Tennis N64
Fusion Frenzy 1 (Twisted System especially)
KOTOR 1 (never played 2)
Mass Effect 1-3
Starfox 64
Burnout 3 and Paradise
Psyops!!!!!!
Gauntlet Legends on N64 with my brothers
Excitebike 64
Waverace 64
NFL Blitz 2000



Kinda went a little wild here, but loved these games so much growing up
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

Hedon

Hedonism
Cornerstone Member
Sep 13, 2013
17,721
4,650
15,031
Wisconsin, USA
www.unionvgf.com
Games I put hundreds of hours into SP/Co-op/MP that I have great memories about and miss...

Goldeneye (N64)
Diablo (PC & PSone)
Everquest (PC)
Halo: Combat Evolved (OG XB)
Rainbow Six 3 (OG XB)
Rainbow Six Vegas (XB360)
Battlefield Bad Company (XB360)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (XB360)
Rainbow Six 3 I loved sooooo much.
 

lowdru2k

TXB member 2002-2013
Sep 13, 2013
4,954
1,327
2,220
Southeast Texas
There was a game I used to play a ton called Gladius on the OG Xbox. It was a turn based RPG, but it was set within ancient Rome and Roman mythology. You might have human gladiators, but could have minotaurs as well, etc. You could drop/add characters, build them up, customize their appearance a bit, etc. I would love to see it become backward compatible at some point.
I remember that game it was also on PS2. Was a very good strategy/RPG. It had that meter mechanic when you attacked if you timed it right you did more damage.
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

Kerosene31

What happened to the American Dream? It came true.
Forum Mod
Supporting Member
Sep 12, 2013
8,563
2,066
3,620
Buffalo, NY
There was an old PC game called Tribes (there was a sequel too). A highly competitive multiplayer game with a really high skill curve. Interestingly enough, a bug in the physics code allowed players to move very very fast and actually "ski" downhill. The "bug" turned out to be a blast and soon became a feature. (think Titanfall but even more speed).

Battlefield 1942 and 2. Won't get into the new BF games, but they'e made a bunch of changes that don't feel anything like the classic games.

I miss multiplayer gaming before skill based matchmaking honestly. Maybe you'd run into some lower skilled players, or maybe you'd run into a highly competitive team who would thump you. You never knew, but the next game was likely to be different than the last. Now with SBMM in so many games, the experience feels... forced. It is like that movie trailer with Will Smith fighting a clone of yourself. How do you win if your opponent is exactly like you? I remember the early Destiny 1 days when on PS4 I would occasionally run into players who were top tier youtubers. Getting thumped wasn't fun, but seeing what a great player can do and even trying to adjust against them was something.

X-Wing vs Tie Fighter - why do we not have a modern Star Wars based space combat sim? I know Battlefront sort of tries, but that is bare bones and needs more in depth.
 

tumorman

Supreme Member
Sep 12, 2013
1,131
438
660
Richmond, VA
Anybody ever play this game back in the day?




They made 2Xtreme and 3Xtreme, but by God 1Xtreme was definitely the best becuase it had the most options for downhill racing. Luge, inline, skateboard, and biking. These games ruled!!!!!!
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

Plainview

I am a sinner.
Sep 11, 2013
28,723
10,812
4,279
Unreal Tournament with me leaving my Xbox OG on as the server so my friends could use it since I had a ver good connection and being able to go back and read the feed of them playing.
Re-Volt
California Games
Track and Field
 

Viktor

Well-Known Member
Cornerstone Member
Sep 11, 2013
10,323
1,929
13,930
Dubuque, IA
Anybody ever play this game back in the day?




They made 2Xtreme and 3Xtreme, but by God 1Xtreme was definitely the best becuase it had the most options for downhill racing. Luge, inline, skateboard, and biking. These games ruled!!!!!!
I didn't play that one, but 989 had a lot of great games back then. Twisted Metal, Syphon Filter, Jet Moto, and Cool Boarders.

I'm thinking mostly on multiplayer games I guess as that is what would have kept me playing longer than just single player.

Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear and Raven Shield
Ghost Recon 1 and Island Thunder
Command and Conquer series, mainly Red Alert and Generals, as well as spinoffs like Dune
 

Videodrome

Truckinator
Sep 12, 2013
7,160
2,403
2,730
Michigan
banhammer.us
Max Payne 3 online Deathmatch. Just amazing jump in instant action and mayhem.

Splinter Cell Conviction: The Deniable Ops plus DLC maps. These maps were fantastic mini-campaigns. I guess I'm in the weird minority that enjoyed this more that Spies Vs. Mercs. They were a guilty pleasure just because the voice actors for the enemies were so hilarious when they heard Sam lmao. I actually tried installing this from Steam but it didn't want to run on Windows 10.



Okay now this is my major one: City of Heroes + City of Villains pack.

This was a great MMORPG experience with a very detailed character template designer allowing you to create any thing from classic heroes to ninja to mad scientists or cyborgs.

The game was very casual and balanced unlike many shooter games I've tried that seem over competitive or people get annoyed if noobies are on the team.

The community was great with some humor as well from people designing parodies characters. I even had a Fire power guy designed to look like Tim the Enchanter from Monty Python lol.

For reasons that are still vague, NC SOFT just killed the game and didn't allow any other company to pick it up. I've heard recently that somehow some people have acquired the code and have been running the game on private servers a long time and this recently came out. I may try to get on this game again if I move and get a better internet speed. This would probably be a massive download and installation.





 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

Videodrome

Truckinator
Sep 12, 2013
7,160
2,403
2,730
Michigan
banhammer.us
Damn I remember city of heroes, DC ONLINE was kinda similar. Yeah they should re-release this on modern consoles and PC.

some great replies, thanks guys.

I tried DC Online and another game Champions online but it didn't feel quite the same.

I think what set City of Heroes apart was the genre and design possibilities was wide open with so many options from Fantasy to Sci-Fi or even a bit of Horror.
 
  • Like
Reactions: badmonk

dbled34

Well-Known Member
Sep 11, 2013
2,152
628
1,050
Illinois
Wow I can go way way back with this one. Back to the old Atari 2600 days but I'll try to keep it more recent.

Bioshock
Rainbow Six 3
Splinter Cell
GTA: Vice City
Fatal Frame( I like Japanese horror)
Battlefield Bad Company
Saints Row
 

Frozpot

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
11,035
2,817
3,629
Man, Halo CE LAN Parties. Halo 2 MP.
Panzer Dragoon 1&2
I remember having sooo much fun playing Virtua Fighter on the Saturn as well as Sega Rally
Playing the Marvel Fighting Games at the Gas Station while skipping class, lol.
Project Gotham Racing games
I also miss the old days of not having instant info. Getting the latest EGM and pouring through screenshots... ahhh, the good ol days...
 
  • Like
Reactions: Swede and karmakid

Tommygun.

Undisputed Metascore Guessing Champion
Sep 11, 2013
1,724
340
1,180
There was a game I used to play a ton called Gladius on the OG Xbox.
My man.

I find myself being overly nostalgic for oblivion lately. Probably gonna replay it a bit and realize it's crap. A lot of old stuff I feel like I've gotten my fill of or is more or less easily accessible, but I do miss those riddick games too.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Frozpot

MR X

Unknown Member
Sep 11, 2013
2,468
560
1,580
All of the games that shipped finished and didn't require massive updates to play.
 

Videodrome

Truckinator
Sep 12, 2013
7,160
2,403
2,730
Michigan
banhammer.us
I enjoyed this, but there I wish it had more classes or customization. It would also be nice if the Combiners Transformers could have a role in multiplayer like maybe an earned summon. I haven't kept up on whatever the current Transformers games are.

I also thought the online community was casual just jumping in to play.

 
  • Like
Reactions: karmakid