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None of the following are recent by any means but all are (imo) absolutely worth playing through.
  • Morrowind and Oblivion (both games come with all of their expansions). With mods you can plan on spending hundreds of hours in these games .
  • If you have Half Life 2 + episodes you really should check out the Cinematic Mod, while not a "new" game it makes the series feel and play like a movie and the visuals and music are amazing.
  • Another good RPG would be On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episodes 1 & 2 (both $5 a piece on steam), the humor and game play are great (even if you don't follow the online comic, which I don't) and it really reminds me of final fantasy with it's turn based fighting.
  • Psychonauts- this game is win with its awesome platforming and amazing humor.
  • Torchlight- Very good Diablo clone with tons of mods (randomly goes on sale for $5) .
  • Aquaria- Awesome indie game, think Metroid Prime enemies meets Castlevania exploration under water.
  • Bully- Decent console port, with an Xbox 360 controller its really fun.

Trust me, you will have a good time with all of them .
Edited by xBISHOPx - 6/11/10 at 5:38pm
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None of the following aren't recent by any means but all are (imo) absolutely worth playing through.
  • Morrowind and Oblivion (both games come with all of their expansions). With mods you can plan on spending hundreds of hours in these games .
  • If you have Half Life 2 + episodes you really should check out the Cinematic Mod, while not a "new" game it makes the series feel and play like a movie and the visuals and music are amazing.
  • Another good RPG would be On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episodes 1 & 2 (both $5 a piece on steam), the humor and game play are great (even if you don't follow the online comic, which I don't) and it really reminds me of final fantasy with it's turn based fighting.
  • Psychonauts- this game is win with its awesome platforming and amazing humor.
  • Torchlight- Very good Diablo clone with tons of mods (randomly goes on sale for $5) .
  • Aquaria- Awesome indie game, think Metroid Prime enemies meets Castlevania exploration under water.
  • Bully- Decent console port, with an Xbox 360 controller its really fun.

Trust me, you will have a good time with all of them .
thanks for all the info mate

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L4D2 is £8.27 at http://g2play.net (it's a reliable website, they email you a scan of the code from the game case).

It's a brilliant game, I'm currently playing through the solo campaign and I'm having a lot of fun. I'm also really happy because I got a game at less than half price, and it's a Steam code.

There's also deals for Oblivion, Morrowind and Fallout 3 on steam at the moment (50-75 percent off) to celebrate the upcoming release of Fallout New Vegas.

I'm such a cheap skate.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 6/11/10 at 4:51am
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I really enjoyed Half life Episode 1 & 2. If you haven't played those, or the Lost Coast.. you are missing out big time!
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I really enjoyed Half life Episode 1 & 2. If you haven't played those, or the Lost Coast.. you are missing out big time!
AFAIK Lost Coast was just a HDR demo, nothing special.
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Metro 2033.
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Ok, played

Metro 2033, nothing special
half life 2, EP1, Ep2 all fantastic

will try L4D2
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I'm really hooked on Stalker - Shadow of Chernobyl at the moment. Of course with the Complete 2009 mod installed.
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I'm really hooked on Stalker - Shadow of Chernobyl at the moment. Of course with the Complete 2009 mod installed.
Agreed, Stalker is amazing if you like FPS at all. It's got a fair bit of RPG in it too. It's the best, last hope for PC exclusives.
    
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If you are into single player and you have not played crysis, do it. Crysis is an amazing game (not Crysis warhead). Even now that game is still one of the best FPS games ever made and there are a good amount of mods for it (like the super powers mod!) and then of corse there is mass effect 2 and dragon age.
    
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