Your favourite PC/MAC games that are exclusives and not on Consoles?

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  1. j^aws

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    I prefer console/arcade gaming but occasionally dabble in PC/MAC games. What are your favourites from any era for PC/MAC?

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    And have they aged well?
     
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    Diablo II and Starcraft :twisted:
     
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    any decent RTS TBH.

    Total War Series
    Age of Empires
    Ground Control
    WH40K: Dawn Of War etc

    MMORPGS'

    WoW
    DAoC
     
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    System Shock and Ultima series (though a few, like Ultima VII, were ported to some consoles). I'd also say that with the exception of perhaps DOOM 64, the only way to experience DOOM is on the PC regardless of how many consoles the game was ported to. Deus Ex was never ported I think and, along with System Shock, it really shows what a keyboard/mouse can give a FPS game in terms of depth and complexity.

    Same for Lucas' adventure games. There were some console ports but they were mainly the purview of the PC/MAC (and Amiga back in the day). Some aged better than others but I think their humour is timeless.

    Also, the X-Wing/Tie Fighter series. When console space shooter games were dumbed down simplistic afairs, this series remains a testemony of the PC/MAC gamer geek. If you can find X-Wing Alliance (the last of the series, has semi-modern 3D acceleration) you can download updated spaceship models made by fans that can grind any current system to a halt.

    Fallout/Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale/Torment series also shows the kind of complexity consoles are usually lacking. There are plenty of others, I'm not a fan of them but I'm sure strategy games are best played on the PC/MAC for instance.
     
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    The Marathon series back before Bungie went into Halomania.
     
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    RailRoad Tycoon series.
     
  7. see colon

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    MAC: bubble trouble, boom, fubar and ned*
    PC: trackmania (even though it belongs on a console), oregon trail (yes i'm serious), shadow warrior

    *yes it's real, and no, i don't have a link. and neither does google, apparently.
     
  8. j^aws

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I must create a must-play games list before I get old and feeble! A rough calculation confirms that, depressingly, I'll NEVER get around to playing all the games I want. So I'll stop typing and hunt some games down!
     
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    Did anybody ever port Sid Meier's SimGolf to PS2? That was a hell of a game.
     
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    Natural Selection 3.1
    World of Warcraft
    Warcraft I, II, III
    Starcraft
     
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