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#1 George the Flea

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 01:12 AM

Merely out of curiosity, what are those shooters that you just can't seem to stop playing off and on, even after the graphics are outdated and you own the newest and greatest?  Or do you drop each game in favor of the next one that's come out?

Mine is Aliens vs. Predator: Gold.  (Not that my avatar is any sort of hint.)  For me, that game just got it absolutely right in a way no other has quite accomplished, despite it's little balance flaws.  I think the fact that you don't necessarily have to know where the best gun is in order to win, and that one-shot kills are so prevalent (leading to crazily fun multiplayer matches) is what really hooked me on it.

So what about you?
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:39 AM

Well, The Marathon series obviously. From 1 to infinity!
also from time to time I play:
Doom (Legacy) - Its still pretty fun, eventhough it was a "competitior" to Marathon
Quake series - nice mindless shooting
DukeNukeem (since the new X port!) - same
Killing Time - terrible graphics, but great atmosphere, music and story
Aliens Vs Predator - Just the Marine part, but still great!

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 09:38 AM

Quake 3 Arena - I still have 6-8 player LAN parties with friends and this is the easiest and most fun game we play.

SoF 2 - Still very playable, especially online.

MoH:AA - Again, I love small maps with the shotgun, amazing fun.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:12 AM

Until UT2k4 was released, it was the original UT. But with a G5 and UT2k4, I've stopped playing the original. UT2k3 never caught me, but 2k4 managed to replace the original.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:45 AM

That bastard WSTE_M stole my list!
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 12:10 PM

If it weren't for Deus Ex, then OS 9 would be long gone from my drive. ;P

Marathon gets revisited, as does UT/UT2K4 (if I had any money, i'd stop playing the demo!).

Black Shades is an indie title from udevgames a couple years back that is good for a quick game now and then.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 01:48 PM

1. Deus Ex.
2. Deus Ex
3. Deus Ex

Oh, and, um... Deus Ex.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 05:31 PM

(Okay, I'm gonna have to give Deus Ex another shot...)

I'd say:

MoHAA, SOFII, and CoD will always remain on my hard drive.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 07:08 PM

!!!...  That bastard WSTE_M left Deus Ex off my list!
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:55 PM

For me, it's the original Halo.  
There's just something "magical" about that game and it lends itself well to numerous replays in the single player mode.  

The sequel is good, but not great.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:58 PM

Solder of Fortune II for me, too. I love playing through the campaign every few months.

And Deus Ex has space permanently reserved on both my Mac and PC.

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 11:02 PM

Halo...
what else!? ;)
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:42 AM

the Battle Cat, on January 8th 2005, 06:08 PM, said:

!!!...  That bastard WSTE_M left Deus Ex off my list!

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Let it go.
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:44 AM

Prometheus, on January 8th 2005, 10:02 PM, said:

Halo...
what else!? ;)

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That isn't old though.
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 10:42 AM

Does MoH:AA really count as an old shooter, yet?  As far as I can tell, the graphics and gameplay are still pretty current.  Not every game can be UT:2004 or Doom 3, after all.
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 12:34 PM

UT 1999, no contest ... now if only it would stop locking up with a rendering error
every once in a while...

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:03 PM

clocknova, on January 9th 2005, 11:42 AM, said:

Does MoH:AA really count as an old shooter, yet?  As far as I can tell, the graphics and gameplay are still pretty current.  Not every game can be UT:2004 or Doom 3, after all.

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If UT2K4 counts (and a few people have mentioned it), then MoH can too. After all, it's "shooters you just can't let go".
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Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:39 PM

Space_Pirate_Killer, on January 9th 2005, 01:44 AM, said:

Prometheus, on January 8th 2005, 10:02 PM, said:

Halo...
what else!? ;)

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That isn't old though.

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I didn't know it had to be old. :angry:

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 06:43 PM

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 11:43 AM

Descent 3 - A classic first-person mainly-indoors shooter... with flying! What modern game can touch that? And great weapons that I wish modern games would learn from--like the Frag Rockets and Smart Missiles. And best of all: Monsterball.

UT99 - Still tons of great maps on there--and I can play against people with older systems. But UT2004 has replaced it the rest of the time--and there are some great remakes of old maps now. If I could only have one game, I'd take UT04 plus my 10GB of mods and maps and not complain too much!

Giants: Citizen Kabuto - This one seems pretty modern to me, in its own weird way. I haven't finished it, but I keep going back for more. (Same with Otto Matic - I go back and do another level every now and then.)

AvP Gold - I wish I had the chance to get into multiplayer, but my friends won't give the game a chance. Single-player is fun anyway. Racing around on the walls and ceilings as the Alien is an even better sense of speed than Descent!

Alice - Single-player only, but a classic game that just looks too good not to come back to.