For me the original Deus Ex (PC version) is still the best thinking shooter I have ever played. The execution of a good story, depth in game play, "realism", freedom, good graphics and sound...
Only problem with Deus Ex is that after multiple replays there really is no more fun to be extracted from it :cry:
Over the years I have played tons of games. Some very good ones and also so pretty crappy ones and now I am looking for a new game to get. Perhaps the combined knowledge of the PA forum can point me in the right direction?
It does not have to be a new game but older than Deus Ex will be a hard sell 8-)
Platform wise I'm flexible with a 360, a PS3, a G4 Mac and a PC upgraded just last week (i7 870, Radeon 4890...) even though I have to say to keyboard+mouse is the preferred control method.
Apart from Deus Ex games I have on my gaming fun list is (the thinking shooter part of it):
NOLF+NOLF2 (Great scenery, game play twists and humor but linear)
Half Life (First half taking place in the "real" world, also to linear)
Half Life 2 (Puzzles to easy and to linear)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Great, and the potential much more in games to come)
Project I.G.I. (I loved the great maps)
Halo 1,2 and 3. (To easy on PC. to linear and a lot of copy&paste used to make levels)
Max Payne 1+2
Unreal (So many great moments - did you guys see the guards playing dice?)
F.E.A.R. (Great AI and scary)
Duke Nukem 3D
Terminator Future Shock (AFAIK first PC game with mouselook)
Some games are on this list because of over-all quality and others are there because they a decent plus have something unique making them fun.
So what have I missed over the years? And is there anything recent I must buy? (I am getting the new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. plus Bioshock and Crysis is on my shopping list)
If enough people post I shall try and compile a complete must-play list 8-)
Bones heal, glory is forever.