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Top 20 PC Games on Windows XP 194

Posted by Zonk
from the we-who-are-about-to-become-obsolete-salute-you dept.
ApacheVE writes "Voodoo Extreme has up a story called Generation XP: Top 20 Games of the Last Generation. They call out some of the best games released in the Windows XP era, to mark the passing into the 'next generation' of PC gaming this past week. Some favorites include Call of Duty, Unreal Tournament 2004, Civilization IV, World of Warcraft and other titles that helped shape the era." Any titles you see missing from the list? The XP years were truly great, as far as PC titles went; how long do you think it will be before Vista has enough market penetration to make a difference in gaming?
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Top 20 PC Games on Windows XP

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  • WARNING (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 03, 2007 @08:41PM (#17877950)
    Article spread out over 20 ad-laden pages. Didn't see a print option. Lame.
  • The Goods (Score:5, Informative)

    by TriezGamer (861238) on Saturday February 03, 2007 @08:41PM (#17877954)
    20) Rise of Nations
    19) Halo: Combat Evolved
    18) Rome: Total War
    17) Unreal Tournament 2004
    16) Medal of Honor Allied Assault
    15) Neverwinter Nights
    14) Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    13) Command & Conquer: Generals
    12) Guild Wars
    11) Civilization IV
    10) Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
    09) Doom 3
    08) F.E.A.R.
    07) Company of Heroes
    06) Battlefield 1942
    05) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    04) Call of Duty
    03) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    02) Half-Life 2
    01) World of Warcraft
  • Re:GalCiv II (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 03, 2007 @11:24PM (#17878720)
    And don't forget that they did not treat us like criminals. (CD check)
  • One thing. (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 04, 2007 @12:17AM (#17878982)
    RTCW had the first truly decent teamplay factor since Tribes. Teamkillers were mostly just wasting their time, not being able to adversely effect the other players or the objectives, and hacks or "cheating" are relatively rare, unlike in most other multiplayer FPS'emups, such as CS.
  • by RedWizzard (192002) on Sunday February 04, 2007 @04:43AM (#17879880)

    And the only game that literally has survived a human generation - I remember playing it 20+ years ago for the first time.
    Have you heard of Tetris?
  • by Blondie-Wan (559212) on Sunday February 04, 2007 @09:47AM (#17880906) Homepage
    I don't know about Linux, but more than half those titles are available for Macintosh, actually:


    20) Rise of Nations
    19) Halo: Combat Evolved
    17) Unreal Tournament 2004
    16) Medal of Honor Allied Assault
    15) Neverwinter Nights
    13) Command & Conquer: Generals
    11) Civilization IV
    10) Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
    09) Doom 3
    06) Battlefield 1942
    05) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    04) Call of Duty
    01) World of Warcraft


    So, thirteen of the twenty are available for the Mac, I'm surprised and pleased to say. If only I had more money and time for games...

  • Re:The Goods (Score:5, Informative)

    by GeckoX (259575) on Sunday February 04, 2007 @11:08AM (#17881356)
    Oblivion better on 360? You have got to be kidding me.

    Especially considering the reason you give.

    The 360 version has massive control related issues. The resolution is a huge problem.

    And the kicker: Show Stopper Bugs.

    How can you possibly state that the bugs present in the PC version are a bigger problem than those on the 360? With the 360, you hit one of those bugs, and your game is over. And there are a LOT of these bugs.

    On the PC:
    a) patches. Patches fix bugs. Bugs go away. Gameplay gets better.
    b) console. Console fixes or allows one to work around bugs and carry on with your game.
    c) mods. Mods are what make Oblivion really shine.

    You are the very first person I have run across that actually prefers the 360 version. That statement alone suggests I should take every game related statement of yours with a large dose of salt.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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