The hubbub around Nintendo's SNES Classic announcement this week had us wondering: what would an equivalent, retro PC look like if it released today, and what games would you put on it?
Command HQ Command and Conquer: Red Alert King's Quest Zork F-19 Stealth Fighter Silent Service
Doom Quake Wolfenstein Duke Nukem Half Life and all the spin off games Fallout Thief Deus Ex Theme Hospital System Shock Dungeon Keeper The Secret of Monkey Island Civilization SimCity 2000 The Sims (All Expansions)
nice list. the OG Wolfenstein, Doom and Duke Nukem are musts.... I know there were a lot of others I can't recall so off the top of my head the only thing I can think to add would be Arkanoid. that game was so much fun with that stupid bouncing ball and bricks. Then more recently games like Starcraft, Diablo, etc. I'm think OG PC though like late 80s early, early 90s.
Duke Nukem the original side scroller version or Duke Nukem 3D?
@SickSinceSix OG!! though 3D too would be fine.
The orignal Sims was awesome. On topic, I wish a PC classic would exist somedays.
Wolfenstein 3D Doom Unreal Tournament 2004 Quake Half Life 1 & 2 (&3) Far Cry 1 & 2 Crysis Portal 1 & 2 Monkey Island Grim Fandango Day of the Tentacle Alone in the dark Lands of Lore 1 & 2 Witcher 1 & 2 The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind Gothic and Gothic 2 System Shock 1 & 2 Thief 1, 2, 3 Deus Ex & Invisible War Desperados Commandos 1 & 2 Diablo 1 & 2 Siege of Avalon Throne of Darkness Command & Conquer and C&C Red Alert 1 & 2 Age of Empires 1, 2, 3 & Age of mythology Empire Earth Warcraft 3 Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends Black & White Worms Armageddon GTA 1 and 2
Total Annihilation Elite/Elite 2 Doom/Doom 2 UFO Enemy Unknown Dune 2 Quake Diablo Starcraft
None because if I wanted to play that tired old shit then I would never have bought new or upgraded my PCs dozens of times over the years
I had an epiphany right after my first post...what the hell is keeping you from simply installing these games on your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone now?
Compatibility has gotten worse over the years. There is pretty much always a way to make it work but having to deal with custom dxwrappers, tools like dgVodoo, custom game patches, virtual machines and Dos emulators is quite honestly annoying. Then again if such a PC classic box would exist someone would still have to figure out how to overcome those issues and potentially need to run multiple OS kernels through vms to do that anyway. Sounds like a fun project though.
Fallout 1+2 Doom 1+2 Wolfenstein 3D System Shock 1+2 Broken Sword Grim Fandango Escape From Monkey Island I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream Sanitarium The 7th Guest Deus Ex Half Life Quake 1+2 Command and Conquer + Red Alert 1+2 Planescape Torment Civilisation 2 Roller-coaster Tycoon 2 X-Com Diablo 2 Honestly, there's so many I could be here for an age. I actually think PC gaming had more going for it back in the day, some of the most influential and genre-defining games came out back then and most were completely different from console offerings.
I think its still quite awesome, but over time devs were able to find ways to make games that used to only work on pc work on console. I still think games like pubg and divinity original sin 2 are head and shoulders better on pc. Heck many console games get ported down to phones, it doesnt make the console versions any less special.
a snes emulator and sell it as the "Snes mini"
Games on a classic PC? I want porn preloaded. Debbie Does Dallas Pirate etc...
*Looks at the selection of titles* I was hoping for something by sasha grey Pass
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I would love that on switch or xbox. I probably would sit there all day.
Oregon Trail Diablo 1 and 2 Quake 2 Lords of the Realm 2
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