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Old 20-03-2005, 06:07 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I am fairly new to the abandonware scene and was hoping some of you guys could give me recomendations on really worthwhile olddies to try out.

I have been reading on various sites and there seems to be some kind of "rabid-dog" following with regards to a certain game called X-COM. Would this be a place to start at?

Basically any game you guys feel is worth going back to, even now in the year 2005.

What are your timeless games k:
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Old 20-03-2005, 06:49 AM   #2
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I don't think I could possibly give you a list of all the abandonware games that are worth playing, since there are a LOT, and I myself haven't played anywhere near all of them. It also depends what kind of games you're into. Personally, I prefer adventure games, so I'd recommend browsing that category of games on this site and read some reviews. If you're not into adventure games, just select another category that suits you better. You're sure to find something that will appeal to you.

But yeah, X-com is an excellent game, that you should definitely try out.
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Old 20-03-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Charmed@Mar 20 2005, 06:07 AM
Hi there,

I am fairly new to the abandonware scene and was hoping some of you guys could give me recomendations on really worthwhile olddies to try out.

I have been reading on various sites and there seems to be some kind of "rabid-dog" following with regards to a certain game called X-COM. Would this be a place to start at?

Basically any game you guys feel is worth going back to, even now in the year 2005.

What are your timeless games k:
Check the nick name ......

Best game ever just play the first one ennemy unknow not any other crapy remake ir follow-up....Wings of fury is another great game on the site ....U could check the most popular list also
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Old 20-03-2005, 08:12 AM   #4
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I will get the first X-Com, the review sounds good. I just hope its not too difficult to get into. Would you recommend getting a hint guide or something or just try to figure out the controls etc. by yourself?

Any reason why I should not get the sequel's or remakes? :blink:

Flop, I am mostly into adventure games, puzzle and rpg's. Any must plays in those genre's.
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Old 20-03-2005, 08:56 AM   #5
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Just to clarify, if you didn't know already. The first x-com is called ufo: enemy unknown on this site (I believe that was the European title), and the manual is available for download as well, so figuring out how to play it should be easy.

Also, I don't think the sequels are that bad, they're just not quite as good. Terror from the deep is almost the same, and sometimes the tactical combat could take ages. After trying to hunt down the last remaining, hiding alien on a cruise ship you'll understand...

I don't know much about puzzle games, but with regards to adventure and rpg games that are available on this site, I'd recommend:

Adventure:

Beneath a Steel Sky
Companions of Xanth
Conquests of the Longbow
Indiana Jones (both)
Laura Bow (both)
Police Quest series

Rpg:

Bloodnet (more of an adventure game, really, IMO)
Darklands
Superhero League of Hoboken (again, more of an adventure game)
Ultima 6, 7 and 7 part 2
Ultima Underworld (both)

There are many other good ones but these are my favourites. I'm sure others would disagree that these are the best, so I can only recommend that you read the reviews and maybe some comments in the forums, and decide which you find the most interesting.
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Old 20-03-2005, 05:55 PM   #6
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Look for these on our site(copy paste the title into the search bar, i'm too lazy to give links :angel: ):

Strategy:
Master of Magic
Heroes of Might & Magic 1
Civilization
Colonization

Adventure:
Police Quest series(if you fancy graphics, pick only the VGA versions)
King's Quest series(same as above)
Larry series(same as above)
Quest for glory series

RPG:
Ultima series

This are just a few, to get you started
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Old 20-03-2005, 06:24 PM   #7
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games i suggest:

UFO: enemy unknown
XCOM: terror from the deep
dune 1 and dune 2 (first is an advaenture, second is the first RTS)
Beneath a steel sky
Ultima - any really
Constructor
MDK
Starwars : X wing
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Old 20-03-2005, 06:47 PM   #8
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Some games I'd suggest

Police Quest Series
Conquest of the Longbow
Freddy Pharkas
Quest for Glory Series
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Old 20-03-2005, 09:08 PM   #9
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Originally posted by Charmed@Mar 20 2005, 08:12 AM
I will get the first X-Com, the review sounds good. I just hope its not too difficult to get into. Would you recommend getting a hint guide or something or just try to figure out the controls etc. by yourself?

Any reason why I should not get the sequel's or remakes? :blink:

Flop, I am mostly into adventure games, puzzle and rpg's. Any must plays in those genre's.
U should easily get into UFO (XCOM) its not really complicated. PM me if u find any difficulties. Dont get the sequel coz its really hard if u havent played the first one.And i really think that the first one is better.
For RPG id guess the Final Fantasy on the site is a good choice not as good as the other FFs but still a highly enjoyable game.
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Old 20-03-2005, 09:42 PM   #10
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I'd recommend the following...

Dune 2 (RTS)
Sword of the Samurai (RPG-ish)
Civilization 2 (Strategy)
One Must Fall (Fighting)
Princess Maker 2 (beats me)
Syndicate (Strategy, I guess)
Red Baron (flight simulator, WWI)
C&C: Tiberium Dawn (RTS)
Moonstone (beats me too)
Wasteland (RPG-ish)

There's a lot of great games here... at Abandonia.
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