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Hey, Im trying to get away from console gaming and were wondering what are some of the top games for the PC. I've never really played PC games before (good ones anyway) and were curious to which ones the members of overclock.net would recomend.
I got BF2 a while ago and i like it alot. Its just taking some time to get used to the whole mouse and keyboard thing. I herd FEAR was a good one as well as CS. Are those games too simialr though? I'm a first person shooter fan and i enjoy playing online. I am open to other suggestions becouse I don't really konw what else is out there.
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i play BF2 COD COD2 CS:S Farcry

all are FPS and not too similar

i've notplayed fear so i cant rate it.
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Counter Strike: Source is easily, IMHO, the best FPS game to play online (since, well, you can only play it online). Others will disagree, but as far as BF2, I'm not a huge fan. Just too arcade for my taste. CS:S is alot harder... Unless your an AWP whore heh. It's only 20$, and you download it... Pretty simple if you ask me. I might just have to go play it after talking about it... yummy.
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Is CS a build off of Half Life?
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Originally Posted by SiNiSt3r
Hey, Im trying to get away from console gaming and were wondering what are some of the top games for the PC. I've never really played PC games before (good ones anyway) and were curious to which ones the members of overclock.net would recomend.
I got BF2 a while ago and i like it alot. Its just taking some time to get used to the whole mouse and keyboard thing. I herd FEAR was a good one as well as CS. Are those games too simialr though? I'm a first person shooter fan and i enjoy playing online. I am open to other suggestions becouse I don't really konw what else is out there.
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Play HL then HL:OP then HL2 then HL2: E1...You will love it.

As far as online FPS I like Day of Defeat & BF2. I hate Counter Strike and I hate CS:Source even more.

That new game DEFCON on steam is suposed to be good. Check that out.
    
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Counterstrike Source and FarCry are fun
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Is CS a build off of Half Life?
Sort of. You don't need HL to run CS:S, but CS was (I think...) a mod for HL.

It seems the general consensus is that CS is more of a skill oriented game, and BF-style games are for the impatient people who can't wait to respawn

CS:S is ALOT more realistic, too. That's a huge difference, probably the biggest (besides overall gameplay, but that's alot of the realisticness too).
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Sort of. You don't need HL to run CS:S, but CS was (I think...) a mod for HL.

It seems the general consensus is that CS is more of a skill oriented game, and BF-style games are for the impatient people who can't wait to respawn

CS:S is ALOT more realistic, too. That's a huge difference, probably the biggest (besides overall gameplay, but that's alot of the realisticness too).
Are you kidding? I like CSS, more than BF2, but it's in no way realistic... you can just go rambo and kill everyone, BF2 requires patience and teamwork.
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Key differences between BF2 and CS:S are that most of the time, BF2 has much bigger maps (plus vehicles), whereas CS is typicly urban, close-quarters type combat. CS:S is less expensive and has more mods, but BF2 has better graphics (on higher-end systems) and the whole commander system. (What I think is one of the main flaws of CS:S.) BF2 tends to have a larger teamwork component, which is a big draw for me, plus I think the community is more mature most of the time. Both great games, but BF2 gets my vote.

FEAR is very good single player, but FEAR Combat is the free multiplayer version. Booth are crazy fun, and very fast-paced.

America's Army is very good and also free, although it is starting to show it's age a little bit.

Age of Empires 3 is a fantastic game, both single-player and multiplayer. It is a RTS, not FPS, so it's definatly different,. but still very fun, especialy as a time-killer.
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As far a RTS the closest I got to that was playing CIV4. A friend I work with got Company of Hero's(? the new RTS) and said it even though it played like an RTs it has a FPS fell to it. Im gonna go check that one out sometime this week.
I'm looking for a game similar to Socom for the PS2. Although I like BF2 the respawn aspect gets a little annoying for me. i like the realism of BF2 though. Are there games that don't have repsawns, or at least ones where you can turn respawn off?

Also, for me to play CS:S would I need to purchase Half Life, or Counter Strike? I'm unfamilliar with all of these add ons or expansion packs. Thats why its confusing for me. And what versions of CS are there. Ive played a little Day of Defeat at my friends house but nothing else, would that be CS or HL?

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