Game recommendations – Gaming PC content
Last night I finally finished building a brand new gaming PC, which is happily sat in my lounge downloading updates from Steam.
I’m about ten years out of the loop when it comes to PC games. I’ve bought X-Com and Civilization V, but aside from strategy games I’ll occasionally dabble with Half Life 2 and Counterstrike.
Is there anything on Steam at the moment that’s unmissable and cheap?Posted 5 years agoD0NKSubscriber
I’ll echo portal 1 and 2Posted 5 years ago
Fallout new vegas is good, I thought 3 was so so
Oblivion and skyrim if you like that sort of thing
I’ve played a lot of codmw3 multiplayer, not played much MP before, I liked it but lots of cheating going on and from other players it sounds like it’s far from the best of it’s genre.
Currently x3 reunion is a huge time sink for me, but again probably an acquired taste.MrGreedySubscriber
Yes, Portal and Portal 2 are genuinely essential. The Left4Dead games (also by Valve) are good for a bit of cooperative zombie-killling. Don’t do much strategy stuff myself, but of those I’ve tried the Total War series are excellent – plenty to choose from according to your preferred historical period, and the older ones will be cheapytastic.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Portal is very overrated… But that’s OK, it’s still great.
As far as strategy- yes, Total War. TBH I’m not the biggest fan now, loved the earlier games before they bloated, but I’m in a minority. And Company of Heroes 2 is about to come out, since COH is the best realtime strategy game ever made I guess COH2 should be good. (worth buying the old one, if it came out today it’d still be a big deal)
Fallout 3/Skyrim are great exploring games- you can follow the game itself and the plot, if you like, but tbh Fallout 3 wears out halfway through if you do that. But just dicking around in the wastes is fantastic. Never played a game with such a feeling of place.
(Don’t buy Fallout DLC, it’s no good! Most especially, don’t do anything that lets your level cap rise too high, if you get it to 30 with Broken Steel, all of a sudden most enemies turn into terrible, fun-less bags of HP and the game’s shooting goes crap.)
Oh… And leftfield option, the original STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, and mod the crap out of it. The later games are alright but SOC is something a bit special, and the graphics mods make it quite, quite brilliant.Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
I’ve got Orange Box, so I’ve got HL2 covered. I get bored with FPS games very quickly, but I’ve enjoyed the old Grand Theft games on the PS2/3. Am I correct in guessing that there’s another GTA on it’s way soon?
Space/Flight Sims: – what is there out there that’s worth playing? I used to play CFS3 quite a bit, so what’s good these days for a Battle of Britain type fix?Posted 5 years agoCregMember
Oh… And leftfield option, the original STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, and mod the crap out of it. The later games are alright but SOC is something a bit special, and the graphics mods make it quite, quite brilliant.
+1 although I never got to modding the game.
Hugely entertaining game, best played late at night with the lights off and headphones. One of the only games that really scared me at times 😳
Must re-activate my account and download it sometime.Posted 5 years ago
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