Kotaku: The Classic PC Games You Must Play




Kotaku has a fun article asking readers to recommend their top games   http://kotaku.com/the-classic-pc-games-you-must-play-1246823468     Head on over and weigh in!



1. Only games from 2003 and earlier. The last ten years is still too current to qualify for a “classics” list. Hey, we had to draw the line somewhere!P

2. Please don’t leave non-entry, direct comments on this post. They’ll just get pushed down. Save your comments for others’ submissions.P

3. All entries must be legally purchasable. We’d prefer you include games that are easily available digitally, but if you must include a game that is difficult to find, link to the eBay and Half.com pages (or similar sites) to help people find cheap used copies. Any comments linking to torrent/piracy sites will be removed.P

4. Avoid dupes. If someone’s beaten you to your favorite classic game, please avoid making a second entry for it. Instead, chime in beneath their comment to add your own take on the game, your own images, your own memories and videos. It’s true that this approach will favor those who read and act quickly, but it’s also the best way to get a list that is easily scannable and doesn’t have 12 entries for Deus Ex. (Which I actually already wrote up. Heh. Sorry.)P

5. Follow this format for your entries, including bold text:P

IMAGE [preferably at 970×546]

[Game Name]

Why: Explain why the game is great. Make your case! Try to keep it to a single paragraph, maybe two. Feel free to include a video example, if that helps.

Where you can get it: Put all the places you can get a copy, with a link if possible. eBay, Half.com, other places for used copies of games that aren’t available digitally.

Tips for modern machines: Lots of classic games have a few tweaks that’ll make them run better on modern machines. Include those here, along with any links to forum posts summing up which patches to include. Links to HD mods, other user-created fixes and content are also great!P

Game List

Rather than go right into another weekly roundup post I thought I’d steal from an old game blog post.  I’ve listed most of my games but the list isn’t up to date, just always fun to admire my stuff. Cheapo Post City.


11th Hour
7th Guest
Advent Rising
Alien Carnage
Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark 2
Alone in the Dark 3
Alone in the Dark the New Nightmare
Amber Journeys Beyond
American McGee’s Alice
And then there were none (Agatha Christie)
Anne McCaffrey’s Freedom First Resistance
Armed and Dangerous
Azrael’s Tear
Baldur’s Gate
Baldur’s Gate II the Shadows of Amn
Bard’s tale
Betrayal in Antaria
Black Dahlia a game of adventure and dark mystery
Blake Stone
Blake Stone Aliens of Gold
Broken Sword the Sleeping Dragon
Broken Sword the Smoking mirror
Brothers in Arms Earned in Blood
Chaos Engine
Circle of Blood
Civilization Chronicles
Crystal Caves
Curse of Frankenstein through the Eyes of the   Monster
Curse of Moneky Island
Cydonia Mars: the First Manned Mission
Dame was Loaded
Dark Earth
Dark Forces
Dark Messiah of Might and magic
Deus Ex
Deus Ex Invisible War
Devil May Cry 3
Diablo II
Dreamfall the Longest Journey
Duke Nukem 3D
Duke Nukem II
Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion
Escape from Monkey Island
Fable the Lost Chapters
Fade to Black
Fallout 2 A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game
FEAR First Encounter Assault Recon
Full Throttle
Gabriel Knight 3 Blood of the Sacred, Blood of   the Damned
Gabriel Knight and the Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight the Beast Within
Gothic II
Gothic III
Grim Fandango
Half-Life 2
Half Life 2 Episode 1
Half-Life Opposing Force
Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone
Hellgate London
Hocus Pocus
Hoyle Classic Games
Icewind Dale
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures
Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
Indiana Jones and the Infernal machine
Indigo Prophecy
Inspector Parker
Jade Empire Special Edition
Journeyman Project 2 Buried in Time
Journeyman Project Legacy of Time
Journeyman Project Turbo
King Kong (Peter Jackson’s)
King’s Quest Collection
King’s Quest Mask of Eternity
Knights of the Old Republic II the Sith Lords
Lands of Lore Guardians of Destiny
Last Express
Legend of Kyrandia
Lighthouse the Dark Being
Longest Journey
Lords of Magic Special Edition
Lucasarts Archive vol. 1 (Indiana Jones and the   Fate of Atlantis, Sam and Max Hit the Road, Rebel Assault 3 levels, Day of   the Tentacle/Maniac mansion)
Mage Knight Apocalypse
Magic Carpet Plus
Major Stryker
Monster Bash
Mummy Tomb of the Pharoah
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
Mystery of the Mummy (Sherlock Holmes)
Mystic Towers
Neverwinter Nights 2
Neverwinter Nights 2 Mask of the Betrayer
Neverwinter Nights Diamond
No one Lives forever
Pandora Directive
Planescape Torment
Planet Strike
Prince of Persia 3D
Prince of Persia Collection (Prince of Persia the   original adventure, Prince of Persia 2 the Shadow & the Flame
Prince of Persia Sands of Time
Prince of Persia Warrior Within
Project Eden
Quest for Glory Collection
Rainbow Six
Realms of Chaos
Realms of the haunting
Redjack Revenge of the Brethren
Return to Krondor
Sam and Max Season 1
Sea Dogs an epic adventure at sea
Secret Agent
Serious Sam the First Encounter
Sherlock Holmes the Awakened
Shivers 2
Sid Meiers Railroads!
Slice and Hook Miniature Golf
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Star Trek Generations
Star Trek Starfleet Academy
Star Trek Voyager Elite Force
Star Trek Voyager Elite Force II
Star Wars (Legos) the video game
Star Wars II The Original Trilogy (Legos)
Star Wars Jedi Knight Dark Forces II
Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast
Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars Rebel Assault II
Syberia II the adventure continues
System Shock 2
Tex Murphy Overseer
The Witcher
Thief the Dark Project
Time Commando
Titanic Adventure out of time
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider the Last Revelation
Torin’s Passage
Towers of Darkness (Heretic, Hexen, Deathkings of   the Dark Citadel)
Traitor’s gate
Twinsen’s Odyssey
Ultra Mini-golf deluxe
Under a Killing Moon
Wolfenstein 3D
X Files Game
XCOM Collector’s edition
Zork Nemesis