The game that got you into PC gaming.

#1 Posted by The_Dude (798 posts) -

For me I remember the magical day my dad brought home Duke Nukem 3D, I had hardly even played games up until that point. I just remember being so blown away by how awesome it was, for me the game was perfect. I think i was about 6 or 7 and I played through and beat that game like 15 times...ahhh the good ol' days.

So what about you guys, what game or maybe games really got you hooked on Pc gaming.

#2 Posted by skillagon (12 posts) -

NeverWinter Nights, absolutely loved that game! Alas my pc gaming didnt last very long, bout 50 hours i would say.

#3 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

Diablo 3

#4 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

Test Drive 4.

#5 Posted by The_Dude (798 posts) -
epic_pets said:
"Diablo 3"
lol nice
#6 Posted by evilhomer (429 posts) -

I think the first Diablo but  it may have been something previous.  My memory is kind of spotty these days.

#7 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -
The_Dude said:
"epic_pets said:
"Diablo 3"
lol nice
"
Yeah, funny. lol
#8 Edited by Psynapse (1064 posts) -

Jazz Jackrabbit, COSMO, Commander Keen, Doom, Duke Nukem 2d... God those were the days!!!

Edit: OMG AND HALLOWEEN HARRY!!! LOVED THAT GAME!

#9 Posted by Booticon (29 posts) -

Wizardry

#10 Posted by Spizzy (37 posts) -

Hey Psynapse, thanks for saying COSMO I completely forgot about that game... other games that got me gaming on PC were Command & Conquer, Jazz Jackrabbit, and Duke Nukem

#11 Posted by Osmiles (197 posts) -

Sim city was the first game I played on the PC.

#12 Posted by Luchadeer (105 posts) -

It was either Prehistorik, Prince of persia or Jazz Jackrabbit. What really hooked me in was Doom though...

#13 Posted by Tetley (18 posts) -

Wolfenstein 3D. I remember it being a pain in the ass getting it to run on the 286 or whatever we had back then.

#14 Posted by mrhankey (695 posts) -

Watching my friend play the first UT on his dad's alienware (back before alienware was crap) inspired me to play games but my first two that i bought were Roller Coaster Tycoon and Battlefield 1942.....Otherwise i was at my friends house every day watching him play UT....that was back when i was 7 i think....

#15 Posted by DavidLeeRoth (137 posts) -

First PC game I remember playing: One Must Fall 2097
First PC game that actually made me pay attention to PC gaming: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
The game that took me from console gamer to PC fanboy: Medal of Honor Allied Assault

#16 Posted by Evilmetal (468 posts) -

Wolfenstein 3D.  I saw it at my friend's house,  back in the day when Wolf3d was fairly new, and right then and there I knew I needed a PC.

#17 Posted by License_To_Bill (792 posts) -

I guess Jazz Jackrabbit, just because that was my first.

But the games that really got me playing PC games were Baldur's Gate one and two.

#18 Posted by ComradeKritstov (693 posts) -

The game that converted me from consoles was Counter-Strike: Source. Loved playing that with friends.

#19 Edited by larkins_1 (5 posts) -
ComradeKritstov said:

"The game that converted me from consoles was Counter-Strike: Source. Loved playing that with friends.
"

Yeah, same here. It also got me out of computer games because I realized how pointless it was. 
#20 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

I think the first game I played was Age of Conquerors

#21 Posted by JoeyIA (662 posts) -

My 1st 2 PC games were X-Wing Vs. Tie-Fighter and Total Annihilation... both for Windows 95.  Before that I'd only ever used a Mac, so they pretty much sold me on Windows as an OS too.

#22 Posted by Psynapse (1064 posts) -
Spizzy said:
"Hey Psynapse, thanks for saying COSMO I completely forgot about that game... other games that got me gaming on PC were Command & Conquer, Jazz Jackrabbit, and Duke Nukem
"
No problems mate, was one of the first games that got me into the scene...

Also Stunt Driver and Spy Hunter were other ones too.

I used to have a Commodore 64, games like Bruce Lee: Double Dragon and Frogger started me there.

NES had to have been Super Mario Brothers (i'm surprised that no-one has said that yet), Also Donkey Kong... games like that :)

Who can forget Rock and Roll Racing for SNES either!
#23 Posted by Cry0Tek (28 posts) -

Commander Keen. You cant possibly say that I'm not hardcore on that one. :P


Doubt hardly anyone knows of that game either. XD
#24 Posted by CleverLoginName (678 posts) -

Red Alert.

#25 Posted by DrewBruschi (46 posts) -

starcraft 2, i wasted many hrs on that game.

#26 Posted by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -

Half-Life I think.

#27 Posted by Spizzy (37 posts) -
DrewBruschi said:
"starcraft 2, i wasted many hrs on that game.
"
Are you from the future? Cool lol
#28 Posted by Leon31 (125 posts) -

Either Quake or Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2, not sure which I played first.

#29 Posted by Leewow (118 posts) -

Deus Ex

#30 Posted by Ossi (1229 posts) -

I feel like a broken record...starcraft / diablo.

#31 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

Into real PC gaming? Dungeon Keeper II

The games that got me to the PC initially were those little flash games on Fox Kids website though ( I know, I'm a dumbass )

#32 Posted by sculsoldi3r (1315 posts) -

The sims bundle (sim copter, city, safari and whatnot) and TIbia. Back in like 1999 :)

#33 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (735 posts) -

Diablo 2

#34 Posted by nat (217 posts) -

Quake 3 and it's mods

#35 Posted by RWHC (41 posts) -

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Sid Meier's Colonization

#36 Posted by Little_Pauly (19 posts) -

Commander Keen and then Red Alert 2

#37 Posted by Predasus (122 posts) -

dead serious ... the first PC game i ever played was MATH BLASTER! in elementary school ... it was there in those short little mini games of addition and subtraction goodness that I found out how much I loved PC games and also how much I sucked at math.  I LOVED COMPUTER ROOM DAY but when it came time to print out the results on those old dot matrix printers ... eh ... not so much ... :p

but beyond that ... and into the actual games ... the first game I played that I really enjoyed was Doom.  It scared me shitless and I remember I used to have this older friend that lived down the street.  I would literally stalk him when he was home just so I could use his computer for an hour or two because my family was crap and didn't think we needed one.  It was good times ... come to think of it ... I was probably really annoying.  Sorry Eric ... where ever you are today!

#38 Posted by sculsoldi3r (1315 posts) -
Predasus said:
"dead serious ... the first PC game i ever played was MATH BLASTER! in elementary school ... it was there in those short little mini games of addition and subtraction goodness that I found out how much I loved PC games and also how much I sucked at math.  I LOVED COMPUTER ROOM DAY but when it came time to print out the results on those old dot matrix printers ... eh ... not so much ... :p

but beyond that ... and into the actual games ... the first game I played that I really enjoyed was Doom.  It scared me shitless and I remember I used to have this older friend that lived down the street.  I would literally stalk him when he was home just so I could use his computer for an hour or two because my family was crap and didn't think we needed one.  It was good times ... come to think of it ... I was probably really annoying.  Sorry Eric ... where ever you are today!"

ROFL I PLAYED THAT GAME TOO HAHA
#39 Posted by Predasus (122 posts) -
Tarsier said:
"Quake 3. Amazing times on that game. I used to sneak downstairs in the middle of the night and play it ti' I had to go to school."

ROFL ... I'm glad I wasn't the only one that did this to play games.  Think of it like this ... my room is in the attic ... my computer was in the basement ... I'd go MISSION IMPOSSIBLE style on that bitch all night just for a few hours of gaming.  Oh man ... I'm such a nerd ... lol
#40 Posted by PyroMenace (46 posts) -

Lucasarts, back in their hey day, I firmly believed they could do no wrong.

#41 Posted by y0z1 (34 posts) -

Captain Comic ! :D

Had it on a floppy

#42 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

Age of Empires collector's edition

#43 Posted by Wark (55 posts) -

Police Quest and Maniac Mansion

#44 Edited by breton (1437 posts) -

I played a lot of games before actually getting "into" it. As someone else mentioned, a lot of educational games, but also Doom, Kings Quest, etc. I actually enjoyed them, no doubt, but it didn't drive me to the point of saying I LOVE MY PC!!. I'd venture a guess that it was either C&C Tiberian Sun or Diablo. I blew a lot of time playing C&C over LAN with my three brothers but I spent every day after school on battle.net.

#45 Posted by ImWayGooderest (75 posts) -

Starcraft started it for me

#46 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

Halo CE.

#47 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

Reader Rabbit

#48 Posted by Mardarkin (85 posts) -

As a kid, I used to piss around on the PC a lot.  Jazz Jackrabbit, for sure.  The Muppets Treasure Island interactive computer game!  Then, there was Monkey Island, which set an abnormally high standard for adventure games.

And then when I was about eleven or twelve, I got introduced to Unreal Tournament.  And I have not stopped fragging since.

#49 Posted by Xeros606 (545 posts) -

cs 1.6, i kept playing until i got good, even though that took a year.   :~)

#50 Posted by Jynx (12 posts) -

my first real big game was Red Alert. Im not really a RTS fan per say but i loved it! also games like Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2, quake 2 and maybe older games like Commander Keen when i was a kid.

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