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I recenty bought a new configuration (i5 4670k, MSI R9 290x Gaming, 8GB RAM) after having a 7 year old machine. So, I didn't do much gaming, I couldn't even play small indie games. Now that I have a new rig, I want to make things up with all the games that I couldn't play, therefore I need some recommendations. Believe it or not, I need the basics for the last 6-7 years of gaming industry. Anything you come up with, any game or gaming franchise that is a "must play", please tell me. biggrin.gif
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Skyrim, Civ5, PlanetSide2, Saints Row 3/4, and Robocraft. Two of those games are free to play. They are all different genres as well. Skyrim is an amazing game to get as the engine is easily mod-able. After maybe 250hours in, I finally started using mods. I'm at 400+ hours now, and probably another 600 before I stop playing it.
PlanetSide 2 is a game that someone here on OCN described: "It is what Battlefield wishes it was". Truly an amazing MMOFPS. (F2P)
Civilization 5 is a great turn based RTS (4X). However, you will need it's two expansions to get the best experience. There is someone on the forums who might be able to find a cheap price for all three parts for you. I'll try to track him down in a few.
Saints Row are hilarious crime sandbox games. I always preferred them over the GTA series as I saw GTA as a crime sim.
Robocraft is... well. It's free. It's described as World of Tanks + MineCraft.

EDIT: Found him! @Ramzinho, I hope you don't mind getting tagged thumb.gif
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Civilization Beyond Earth is coming out on the 24th so you might want to check that out.
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I'm an old-fashioned fps gamer I recommend starcraft 2, although it's highly competitive, very frustrating and requires a lot of finger exercises.
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You can't go wrong with Valve/Source games. Check out Team Fortress 2. It's hard not to have fun in it, and it's free.
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I recenty bought a new configuration (i5 4670k, MSI R9 290x Gaming, 8GB RAM) after having a 7 year old machine. So, I didn't do much gaming, I couldn't even play small indie games. Now that I have a new rig, I want to make things up with all the games that I couldn't play, therefore I need some recommendations. Believe it or not, I need the basics for the last 6-7 years of gaming industry. Anything you come up with, any game or gaming franchise that is a "must play", please tell me. biggrin.gif

Everyone else has a really good list going already, but if you really want a good overview of what PC gaming is at its core, play GTA : San Andreas. Mod tools galore, you can do basically anything you can think of to the game, heck they even made a FREE MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION! its a well loved game for a reason, and worth the couple bucks it would be to play it.


Showing off at the very least a new car, an ENB effect (Filter to make the game look better, can be tuned for personal taste) and the multiplayer mod. everyone with a green name over their head is a real player.

As for PC exclusive must plays? Gmod tops that list. Started as a physics sandbox, now has a whole collection of really cool minigames too. Buy it in the pack with CounterStrike, its worth it.
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I'm an old-fashioned fps gamer I recommend starcraft 2, although it's highly competitive, very frustrating and requires a lot of finger exercises.

As someone who used to play it seriously: I would suggest not getting Starcraft 2 unless you like being flamed for not knowing what to do. They're just as bad as the LoL community and balance - at best is debatable in that game as you will lose to things which probably shouldnt exist in the game which require very specific actions to beat that are totally disproportionate to the amount of effort to implement.

Overall its just not a fun game, though its exhilarating to win I will say that much.

If you want value: get SKyrim. Due to mods that game can and will last you a good 300+ hours as long as you like action rpgs with emphasis on the rpg side of things.
Edited by DIYDeath - 10/20/14 at 6:57pm
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If you are into RTS games, there is Wargame: Red Dragon. The other two aren't super necessary as Red Dragon has everything the old ones did plus a ton more. It has a pretty in depth meta and steep learning curve but it is quite a fun game especially if you are a military hardware nut. There are also the Total War games if you like a mix of real time strategy battles and turn based campaign. The latest game in the Total War series started off quite roughly to say the least but it has improved considerably over the patches. There are also the older games like Shogun 2 and Empire. Although my personal favorites are the older games in the series like Rome and Medieval 2.

Some more great RTS games to consider are the Company of Heroes games which are quite visceral and intense. Same goes for the Dawn of War series which is by the same developer.

There is also Starcraft 2 if you are into really fast paced and competitive RTS.
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Have you made an account on steam yet? I would start learning source engine games, try out Counter Strike Source first, get the Garry's Mod bundle. Left 4 dead 2 is a must have, play campaign BEFORE vs. mode though. I would also invest in Battlefield bad company, BF3 and BF4. I also recommend Metal of Honor for its awesome campaign. thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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should play shadows of mordor
    
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