Games that have taken over your life

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Post by sleeper77 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:17 pm

The early Championship Manager series on the Amiga, Sensible World Of Soccer. The later on the Pro Evo series. Eventually when Pro Evo went online with Pro Evo 4 on the PC, that really took over my life.

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Post by woody.cool » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:32 pm

The games that have taken over my life are:

Head Over Heels
Batman
(the Jon Ritman version)
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Guantlet
Gauntlet: The Deeper Dungeons
Gauntlet II
Gauntlet Legends
Doom
Doom II
Final Doom
Need For Speed Underground 2
Need For Speed: Road Challenge
Lego Star Wars
Lego Star Wars II
Qwak
Body Blows Galactic
Alien Breed 3D
Rez
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Gem Mini Fighter
Dizzy
Kwik Snax
Roland In Time
Tetris
Total Recall
Batman: The Movie
Arkanoid
Game Over
Freddy Hardest
Prince Of Persia
Dues Ex
Sonic The Hedgehog
Super Mario Bros 1
Super Mario Bros 3
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart Double Dash
Project X
Pinball Dreams
Pinball Fantasies
Pinball Illusions


.... basically I'm a game-a-holic.

I think I need to attend my GA meeting (and I'm not talking about gambling)

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Post by Katzkatz » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:30 am

Arcade

Gauntlet
SF II
Final Fight
Mercs
Smash TV
Daytona

C64

Elite
Twin Kingdom Valley
Ranarama

Spectrum

Bubble Bobble

Amiga

Dynamite Dux
Elite
F 19
Chaos Engine
Populous II
Knights of the Sky
Lotus I & II

PC

Dune I & II
Syndicate
Dungeon Keeper (I was stuck for 3 days on one level, but managed to do it in the end)
Tie Fighter
Oolite (Elite again)
Jedi Knight
Freedom Force

I found Frontier an interesting game but not as easy to get into as Elite.

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Post by Matman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:17 am

Mario Kart Wii!

Aaaaaarghhh!!!!
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Post by random_dave » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:54 am

Matman wrote:Mario Kart Wii!

Aaaaaarghhh!!!!
ditto, this weekend were the first days I'd had off work for ages and I spent at least a full day and a half playing it.

I think it's because you can just quickly have a 5 minute blast on a time trial, or a longer trawl through some gp's.

Then when I do put it down I end up discussing it with people or checking forums of friend codes and such
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Post by lavalyte » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:28 am

C64 :
Buggy Boy : One of the very few driving games I felt I had really mastered.
Bubble Bobble : I submitted a level walkthrough of this to ZZap when I was a kid, but it never appeared in the magazine and I never even knew if they actually received it (internationally from Australia). Stupidly, I had sent them the original document and didn't have a copy, either.

Amiga :
Cadaver. Oooooh Cadaver you saucy wench of a game. After I completed it the first time I spent a looong time writing up a blow-by-blow in-as-much-detail-as possible walkthrough with maps and diagrams for it, playing the amiga on the left and writing and drawing on the Mac Plus on the right. I was at university at the time, so I definitely had better things to do.
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Post by pleccy » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:25 pm

WoW

Jedi Knight Dark Forces II

Wolfenstien Enemy Territory

ET: Quake Wars

Quake 3

Choas (speccy)

Zelda 1

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Post by ShadowMan » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:51 am

Smash Bros Brawl. I keep playing it yet I never seem to get any closer to actually finishing it. For every mode I complete another 2 seem to unlock. Then theres the challenges, trophies, stickers.......
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Post by JackPainter » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:20 am

Alien vs Predator 2 - PC.

Addictive as heck. You get to play as a marine, alien and predator.


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Post by Smurph » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:32 am

In the past:

FFVII: I was sick and spent two months in bed playing this (very sick).

SWOS: Couldn't get enough of leagues when I was with mates, and the career when I wasn't.

Shining Force 2: My first SRPG type game, and I replayed it a few times.

Vagrant Story: Sheer Square awesomeness.

Currently:

Oblivion: I stopped after downloading Shivering Isles last year after clocking up well into three figures in hours. Started up again last week and can't understand why I stopped.

Final Fantasy Tactics: When I'm at work I'm sneaking off to the bog to play this. Any chance I get, in fact.
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Post by sscott » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:25 pm

Smurph wrote:In the past:

FFVII: I was sick and spent two months in bed playing this (very sick).

SWOS: Couldn't get enough of leagues when I was with mates, and the career when I wasn't.

Shining Force 2: My first SRPG type game, and I replayed it a few times.

Vagrant Story: Sheer Square awesomeness.

Currently:

Oblivion: I stopped after downloading Shivering Isles last year after clocking up well into three figures in hours. Started up again last week and can't understand why I stopped.

Final Fantasy Tactics: When I'm at work I'm sneaking off to the bog to play this. Any chance I get, in fact.
Wife's away next week and I intend to start playing it again. It does require you to put in the hours.
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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:28 pm

Every Zelda game that comes out has the 'obsession' effect on me. :(

I find the 'Grandia' series of RPGs to be a lot more fun than Final Fantasy too and spend much more time playing them.

I also get hooked easily by the 2D Castlevania games, particularly the Nintendo DS ones.

Since Sony sorted the firmware bug out I've played Capcom Puzzle World on PSP more than is good for me too, Super Puzzle Fighter and Pang are ultra addictive and make great time passers on the loo.

Skies Of Arcadia on Dreamcast grabbed me as well, 76 hours of my life I spent with that game and never regretted a second of it.....might play through it again sometime.... :)

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Post by STranger81 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:49 am

I honestly believe that my GCSE results were crap due to DOOM II on the PC and International Superstar Soccer on the SNES. God I love those games!

And I cant beleive my girlfriend hasent finished me due to EA Skate on the 360. Thats my bit on the side!

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Post by typej-084 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:30 pm

Id have to say......

Shining force 1 and 2 (mega drive)
Alien vs Predator 2 (pc)
Final Fantasy VIII (ps1)
Dune 2000 (pc)

But the one that ruined my school efforts was Starcraft (pc) hands down.
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