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Games that everyone should experience

GOGmix by Sampyla's avatarSampyla 251votes

Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga

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250

Sampyla says: Just one of the titles you should play through if you consider yourself a gamer. Even if the story isn't that original.

Beyond Good and Evil™

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250

Sampyla says: I'm a RPG/Strat gamer, but this one really made me think about adventure/platformer genre. One of those games that break boundaries. Play it through now since theres sequel coming out!

Commandos 2+3

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250

Sampyla says: Puzzle game that makes you break your quicksave and quickload buttons, but the satisfaction of finally finding that one guard where you can start disassembling the german defenses, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Recommended for everyone.

Disciples 2 Gold

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250

Sampyla says: Challenger to the HOMM series, if you for some reason didn't enjoy HOMM. Try this!

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

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250

Sampyla says: Thriller/horror/adventure. Best adventures I have every played.

Gothic 2 Gold Edition

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250

Sampyla says: Game series that challenges and beats any morrowind game. Anyday.

Haegemonia Gold Edition

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250

Sampyla says: 4X RTS refined. Only bad thing I can tell about this one is that theres just too much to do. They should really have stood with the Turn-based model. But still very enjoyable experience, lots of hours for your buck.

Heroes of Might and Magic® 3: Complete

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250

Sampyla says: Best one in the legendary TBS series. Haven't played 5 but this sure as hell beats the socks out of 4 and 2.

Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos

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250

Sampyla says: The definition of space opera. Recommended to play this first. And when you get hooked, go for the first one. This game has been modded to heaven and back. One of my favourite 3rd party mods is babylon 5 conversion!

Jagged Alliance 2

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: RPG/RTS crack straight to your brain. Add the expansion for more euphoria.

King's Bounty: The Legend

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: Revival of the game that inspired the HOMM series. A must play for TBS gamers, and a good starting point for those wanting to get into the genre

King's Quest 4+5+6

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250

Sampyla says: Good solid adventure games. If you are looking into getting into the series or the genre, these ones are the ones to go for first. Graphics are brilliant and coloured, makes it easier to go for the first three which don't look that pretty.

Master of Magic

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250

Sampyla says: TBS defining titles, a must have if you love turn based, or strategy's at all.

Master of Orion 1+2

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250

Sampyla says: 5,99 for these TWO GAMES is just a joke. With 5,99 you can have hundreds of hours of gameplay, and not run out...

Panzer General 2

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: WW2 TBS-game for all your needs... just ... one... more... turn. hnnngh

Planescape: Torment

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250

Sampyla says: Storytelling masterpiece.

Psychonauts

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250

Sampyla says: If you are looking for something different and innovative. This game gives you run for your money. Psychotic landscapes and quality platforming. Even old and cranky strategy gamer like me loved this.

Raptor: Call of the Shadows 2010 Edition

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250

Sampyla says: One of the pioneers of bullet hell genre. Recommended for those arcade minded ad/hd kids out there. Cranky old strategy gamer approves of this one too.

Return to Krondor

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250

Sampyla says: Can't make a good game list without this one. RPG to die for.

Silent Hunter® 2

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250

Sampyla says: Really well done WW2 submarine simulator. Definately not for everyone. But for strategy/simulator fans, this is a must play. Not a really good entry point into the genre because steep learning curve and sometimes dull gameplay.

Simon the Sorcerer

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250

Sampyla says: Adventure game with funny jokes/dialog, and beautiful looking colored characters and landscapes. Really good entry point for adventure games. And it has an amazing sequel too!

Space Quest 4+5+6

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: Again, the fruits of the golden age of adventures. Recommended to start here and when you fall in love, advance to the first three so the graphical barrier wont be too big of a deal. Of course if you don't care about graphics too much, go for 1-3.

Spellforce Platinum

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250

Sampyla says: Really interesting RPG/RTS mix. Two of my favorite genres in one. The RPG and RTS elements ripped apart wouldn't be anything great, but together they make for a gaming experience you can't get from anywhere else.

Star Wolves

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: RPG/RTS hybrid. Lots of customization and interesting characters to explore.

Stronghold Crusader HD

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: RTS game about castles and doing siege on enemy castles! Strategy game gold.

Interstate '76 Arsenal, The

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: Driving game/shooter, with a funky 70's feel. Innocent fun :)

Longest Journey, The

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: One of the newer adventure games with amazing plot. Has a sequel too.

Settlers® 2: Gold Edition, The

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: Best of the settlers series, good starting point for those wanting into empire building games. The combat is simplified so you can focus into building your shipwrecked romans empire to the skies! Decent campaign. Fun with friends too :)

Total Annihilation: Commander Pack

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: Forget about supreme commander, this one takes the cake for the most massive RTS titles out there. Single player not so good, but if you have few like minded people to play with, go for it!

Vampire The Masquerade - Redemption

Sampyla's rating:
250

Sampyla says: Play through the campaign as a vampire seeking revenge. One of the first games to fully exploit the vampire genre. No cheesy twilight vampires in this game! Recommended truly for everyone.

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