Your Favorite Sci-Fi Games

Bugg

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#21
I played the Detroit demo and, yeah, you're right. Very good indeed. Played it three times, got three different outcomes. Don't think I'll be waiting for a price drop after all :)
 

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#22
A friend waged a year-long campaign to get me into Eve Online. He succeeded, and I'm both grateful and hateful that he did. It has become one of my all-time favorites, but damn it, I don't have time for the level of commitment my game brain insists upon. o_O It's really fun, though, and the free option gives you more than enough opportunity to get to know the game, to the point where you never have to pay a dime if you don't want to.
 

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I have a lot of interest in Eve Online, but so far I have been able to resist as I'm not really a hardcore gamer. I think I'll get drawn in eventually.

On a separate note, the Eve Online books are pretty good.
 

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I have a lot of interest in Eve Online, but so far I have been able to resist as I'm not really a hardcore gamer. I think I'll get drawn in eventually.

On a separate note, the Eve Online books are pretty good.
Well, let me be the little devil in your ear: one of the best things about Eve is the skill training system. You train in real time, even when you're not logged in, meaning playing 24/7 doesn't give you much of an advantage. In general, you can approach things in Eve with a project mindset, working towards long-term goals by making progress whenever you can without feeling like you're not getting anywhere.

I've read a few of the short stories, and I thought they were pretty good. I might give the novels a try.
 

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And that was the last we heard of Rodders. Some say that if you listen quietly in the dead of night on the forums you can hear his ghost, echoing from the dark depths of the Eve Servers. Though what he whispers sounds like crazed ramblings of an accountant go mad in space.
 

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So, I am an absolute tightwad, so nearly all games I play are free. Warzone 2100 is a free, post apocalyptic RTS which is pretty good, as is Star Control 2 (Ur-Quan Masters is what they call it now). If you include fantasy, Battle for Wesnoth is surprisingly deep and interesting for a turn based, free, Tolkien-eske strategy game. It will literally eat your free time and laugh at you in the process.

For paid, Sid Meyer's Alpha Centauri was an excellent game for SF strategy games. Civilization, on an alien planet, with a design workshop to create your own units and a pretty decent storyline. Sins of a Solar Empire is good also.
 

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#28
There are tons to mention, but to pick top 5 (series) that I played a bazillion times;
  • Mass Effect
  • Deus Ex
  • Tie Fighter
  • Dune
  • Starcraft
 

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#29
Half-Life 2 - Possibly the best story, most immersive gameplay that was Sci Fi and horror mixed into one. The graphics were ground breaking for its time with the Source engine. City 17 was well realised and felt real, apparently they took inspiration from the Eastern Bloc (?) in their design to give it this dreary atmosphere. I still play it today after it release 14 years ago.

Mass Effect - I loved the trilogy, pity Mass Effect: Andromeda was a let down, I never played it but heard it was bad.
 

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#31
Adding another indie, Star Traders: Frontiers, to my list of faves. What a fantastic game it is.
 

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Half-Life 2 - Possibly the best story, most immersive gameplay that was Sci Fi and horror mixed into one. The graphics were ground breaking for its time with the Source engine. City 17 was well realised and felt real, apparently they took inspiration from the Eastern Bloc (?) in their design to give it this dreary atmosphere. I still play it today after it release 14 years ago.

Mass Effect - I loved the trilogy, pity Mass Effect: Andromeda was a let down, I never played it but heard it was bad.
Andromeda is not a bad game. However, if you play it after the trilogy, it feels like a ten-year-old RPG. There are a lot of writing shortcomings, no high stakes, a very bland antagonist. The combat was good, I will give them that much.

Half Life 2 was epic. It still is.
 
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