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Windows 7: Any recommendations?

29 Nov 2009   #1

7 Pro x64
 
 
Any recommendations?

I think the last computer game I actually spent hours playing was SimTower or SimFarm...yes, it has been a LONG time. I loved Halo on XBOX but am not really into FPSs and have tried Halo on PC but feel it a little awkward. I'm pretty sure things like World of Warcraft are out of the question...The Sims doesn't really seem like my cup of tea either (nor second life). Can anyone recommend any games for my picky self? How are games like Need for Speed? I've tried them in the past (probably 8 years ago!) and didn't like them but maybe they've come a long way since then?

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29 Nov 2009   #2

 
 

Hey man. I'm a picky gamer too. Lol I hate FPS games but the game that I play the most is Counter Strike Source (CSS). I'd definitely recommend it.

Have you tried downloading Steam? They have alot of demos on there so you can try a game before you buy it.

If you do end up buying CSS there is a free mod for it on steam called Insurgency which is like a whole game for free! It's a game that relies heavily on strategy and tactics. It's set in Iraq.

Welcome to Steam

Other games that I play on windows 7 are

-Planscape Torment (RPG)
-The Longest Journey (Point and Click adventure)
-Braid (Puzzle)
-Max Payne 2 (Third Person Shooter)
-Sacred (Action RPG i.e. like Diablo)

As for Racing games, besides Gran Turismo, I really don't like them. I can't stand the Need for Speed series. Tried one of them last year and they still suck.
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29 Nov 2009   #3

7 Pro x64
 
 

Cool! Thanks for the recommendations. I will look into them
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30 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Need for Speed is the best for racing games, but try Race Driver GRID, you will definitely impressed with it's graphics (but of course, need a beast rigs =x).
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30 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowzephyr View Post
Need for Speed is the best for racing games, but try Race Driver GRID, you will definitely impressed with it's graphics (but of course, need a beast rigs =x).
I love GRID, it blows NFS away....far, far away. However, i don't think you need a beasty rig to play it. Check out my specs, i got it running perfectly on medium to high settings and there's nothing beasty about my setup!
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30 Nov 2009   #6

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

GRID is fantastic, NFS Shift is pretty good, I don't know if they still sell it but Test Drive Unlimited is awesome, rFactor, Live For Speed, Just to name a few.
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30 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowzephyr View Post
Need for Speed is the best for racing games, but try Race Driver GRID, you will definitely impressed with it's graphics (but of course, need a beast rigs =x).
I love GRID, it blows NFS away....far, far away. However, i don't think you need a beasty rig to play it. Check out my specs, i got it running perfectly on medium to high settings and there's nothing beasty about my setup!
Agree 100% with you. =) For the thread starter specs, I'm sure he can play this game without trouble.

But what I mean is, you need beast rigs to really feels the stunning graphics from this game. XD

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Minimum Specifications
  • Windows XP/Vista. (If running Windows Vista, SP1 is recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • Pentium 4 @ 3.0GHz or Athlon 64 3000+
  • 1GB RAM.
  • Graphics Card: GeForce 6800 / Radeon X1300 or above
  • DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
  • 12.5 GB Hard Drive Space
Recommended Specifications
  • Windows XP/Vista. (If running Windows Vista, SP1 is recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz or Athlon X2 3800+
  • 2GB RAM.
  • Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 or Radeon X1950
  • Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card.
  • Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
  • 12.5 GB Hard Drive Space
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30 Nov 2009   #8

 
 

How about some older titles like Simcity 4000?

Or proper simulation games like FSX, Rail Sim etc?

NFS Shift and GRID are okay if you like arcade style racing.

If you are put off using mouse and keyboard for FPS games, you could always use a 360 controller for some of them. Crysis and Crysis Warhead actually feel quite Halo-esque when played with a controller.
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30 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
How about some older titles like Simcity 4000?

Or proper simulation games like FSX, Rail Sim etc?

NFS Shift and GRID are okay if you like arcade style racing.

If you are put off using mouse and keyboard for FPS games, you could always use a 360 controller for some of them. Crysis and Crysis Warhead actually feel quite Halo-esque when played with a controller.
I could never get into SC4000, SC3000 on the other hand, well, I've wallowed hours away playing that title
How do you get a 360 pad working on the PC then?
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30 Nov 2009   #10

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
How about some older titles like Simcity 4000?

Or proper simulation games like FSX, Rail Sim etc?

NFS Shift and GRID are okay if you like arcade style racing.

If you are put off using mouse and keyboard for FPS games, you could always use a 360 controller for some of them. Crysis and Crysis Warhead actually feel quite Halo-esque when played with a controller.
I could never get into SC4000, SC3000 on the other hand, well, I've wallowed hours away playing that title
How do you get a 360 pad working on the PC then?
Just need to grab the drivers from microsoft, install em, and plug in your controller, if its wireless, youll need to buy a dongle for it tho.
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