So, this is going to be a bit of a can of worms. But, I wanted to get an idea of what you all play. And, specifically, what your favourite game of all time is.
This could be any game ever produced - PC (DOS, Windows, etc) , Console, Mobile, anything. (God I hope it’s not mobile, rofl :P)
My favourite game of all time is Jagged Alliance 2. It’s actually still on GOG and you can usually pick it up for a few bucks with a DRM free download.
Basically, a defector from the current regime in a presumably central American country hires you to take out the dictator and restore peace to his beloved country. The catch is, that person happens to be the Queen, and his wife. You hire a team of mercenaries (tons of choices btw) which all have unique abilities, strengths, weaknesses, are fully voice acted and also have per-existing positive or negative relationships with other mercs.
You then set off into the country to link up with the small guerrilla resistance and slowly start to fight your way to the palace, liberating cities and towns as you progress, and ringing more people on board to help you in the struggle.
This game was NUTS for its time. It came out in 1999 and featured:
- Well written story
- Fully voiced actors (yes, full voice overs for just about everyone)
- Destructible Environments
- Tons of guns and other types of weapons
- Realistic weapon handling, ammunition and physics
- Awesome explosions
- Dialogue choices that changed how your relationship with someone developed
- Hilarious Easter eggs
- Excellent RPG mechanics
- A mix of tactical turn based combat and real time strategy
- Occupy towns and cities and train militia to protect them
Honestly, if any of you are even remotely interested in XCOM style turn based strategy mixed with some real time elements and blowin stuff up, this game is going to be awesome for you. Mind you, it is old - 22 years old. However, it is a MASTERPIECE of a game, and continues to be my favourite game of all time to this day.
Let me know what yours are!