MadAtoms have done a tongue-in-cheek nostalgia gaming chart. Reason for quitting Starcraft: 'Catching myself using "zerg" as a verb in real life.'
It's a noticeably understocked list - more of a jokey conversation starter than anything else. So what are your favourite games from back in the day?
Everything on that chart, apart from Tomb raider.
Duke3d was classic, use to make maps as stuff for it.
And launching a roller coaster full of people high into the air and watch it come crashing down was awesome.
Around when Sim City 2000 was out, I also played Transport Tycoon.
I still play Transport tycoon.
I still play Worms World Party. It's a great game for passing around the controller with friends. Good laughs, especially since it was never meant to be played with a controller, so the amount of self-destruction only increases.
I tried the 3D version, and it had none of the charm, or fun. One of the best examples of a game that's much better as low tech.
@ClubED I agree, the 2D versions of worms were better then the more recent 3D versions, 2d made it far more accessible to casual gamers, which made it a great party game.
I found the 3d version quite frustrating to play, it didn't have the charm the previous versions did.
Had many a laugh with Worms Armageddon/World Party.
I played all of those except Tomb Raider (I couldn't afford a Playstation or a 3D accelerator card at the time.)
And I remember playing worms 1 and 2 but not armageddon.
Duke3D followed by Sim City would probably be my fav out of that list. (And I probably played alot of sim city in duke3d by making levels.)
I haven't done a top '90s list, but I did a top 2000's list a little while back http://www.tinyfrogsoftware.com/my-top-10-favoriate-games-of-the-decade/
One of my favourites would be Heroes of Might and Magic III (I was looking for the disc the other day), series went downhill with IV though I think.
@Michael gog.com has Heroes of Might and Magic Complete for like $10 USD.
That's great, i'll have to get it again.
Same here on the Tomb Raider front. Then again, I've never had much patient for platform exploring type games.
Duke 3D was phenomenal fun. Ridiculous ours spent on that, along with Doom, Starcraft, and Diablo. Oh yes, and Privateer 2. Totally loved space trading games. Grew up playing Elite. First the b&w vector version on the Acorn, and the colourized version with the Thargoid invaders on the Atari ST. Anyone played Freelancer? Any good?
And as for Worms - A whole game jam-packed with Arnie-style one liners. gold.