Posts Tagged ‘pc’

616th played so far Genre: Stealth Platform: PC Year of Release: 1998 Developer: Looking Glass Studios Publisher: Eidos Interactive After System Shock 2, Thief: The Dark Project is another part of the Looking Glass trifecta of important games – the Ultima Underworld series will follow later. All three evolved what 3D games could do, each […]

614th played so far Genre: Strategy Platform: PC/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2008 Developer: Hidden Path Entertainment Publisher: Hidden Path Entertainment/Microsoft Studios Although there are plenty of tower defense games out there these days, we don’t see many on the list. We’ve had Pixeljunk Monsters and one of the first, Desktop Tower Defense, but they […]

612th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC/Xbox/Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Gray Matter Interactive Publisher: Activision Wolfenstein 3D is certainly a notable game. It was amazing to see 3D done at the time, as a first person shooter. Horribly dated now, of course, but the technology was amazing at the time. […]

611th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Irrational Games/Looking Glass Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts System Shock is an influential shooter, in part because it further develops the open world setup that we will in the future encounter in the Ultima Underworld series, but also because it leads into […]

#619 Unreal Tournament 2004

Posted: 8th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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608th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Epic Games Publisher: Atari One of my big early FPS experiences was the first Unreal game, one of the early games in the genre to play with story telling and audio logs. It was a new experience that I wasn’t used […]

600th played so far Genre: Adventure/Fighting Platform: PC/Xbox 360/Playstation 3 Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Rocksteady Studios Publisher: Eidos Interactive Although this was a big milestone game that I normally look forward to, it took me a while to actually get to it – the past few months (as of the time of writing) have […]

#417 Quake III Arena

Posted: 9th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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593rd played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: id Software Publisher: Activision A bit of a jump in genre here. Somewhere around 2000 – and obviously, in case of this game, in 1999, several publishers and developers realised that the main thing that kept people playing FPS games was […]

#629 Battlefield 2

Posted: 1st April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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591st played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2005 Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE Publisher: EA Games It’s a quick return to the Battlefield series. At the time of writing the first game hasn’t been published on here yet, showing the quick turnaround. Aside from being a long series, however, it’s […]

#688 Prey

Posted: 24th March 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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589th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: PC/Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2006 Developer: Human Head Studios Publisher: 2K Games Ignore the category above – this is an FPS that just wasn’t categorised by the book as one, while we didn’t pick up on it earlier. Now the stats drive us forward, and […]

588th played so far Genre: Role-Playing Platform: Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC Year of Release: 2011 Developer: Bethesda Game Studios Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Looking back on the Elder Scrolls series, I think I preferred Morrowind over Oblivion. Sure, the latter is more modern, with better graphics, but it wasn’t quite as weird as Morrowind, while having to […]