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Videogame recommendation

4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User
edited September 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey, I figured you guys could help me, but if this was meant for G&T, please excuse meh.. this kind of small "help me!" type thread seemed more fitting here.

My cousin Steve is living with us and he's a good guy. Therefor I'd like to buy him a videogame that he'd enjoy. I'm just at a loss for what to get him because he's usually pretty content with anything (which means he'd probably enjoy just about anything). He just recently got a PC *and* a DS and he's not a huge gamer by any means, but I'm slowly converting him to be one. His PC isn't top-end, so keep that in mind as well.

His likes from what I know:
  • Oblivion (PC)
  • Pokemon Diamond (DS)
  • Guitar Hero (PS2 - he doesn't have one though)

..and that's pretty much it. I'm shooting for something for PC because, combined, me and my bro have a bunch of AAA DS games lying around that Steve hasn't played yet..
..but what?

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  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Bioshock.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • zhen_roguezhen_rogue Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Bioshock seems a popular PC choice these days.

  • FlyingmanFlyingman Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Bioshock

    end of thread.

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  • 4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Wait a tick. I've got Bioshock sitting on my computer already and he could just play it from here if he wanted to. He hasn't wanted to though.

  • FlyingmanFlyingman Registered User
    edited September 2007
    There are bunch of great titles coming out soon.

    COD4, The Witcher and Crysis are good examples

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  • 4rch3nemy4rch3nemy Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Maybe I should have mentioned we need to find this game for him today or tomorrow. :P
    My bad.

  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    4rch3nemy wrote: »
    Wait a tick. I've got Bioshock sitting on my computer already and he could just play it from here if he wanted to. He hasn't wanted to though.

    ...

    I had a friend that didn't want to play Bioshock either.

    HAD

    I do know that some people have figured out a way to play GH2 on the PC... since the guitar (at least the Microsoft one, not sure about PS2) is simply USB, it really shouldn't be that hard. And people have taken some awesome songs and made them guitarheroie...

    But honestly, your friend sounds like he might be better suited as a console gamer then a PC gamer.

    Or just get him hooked on WOW... especially if you don't like him much.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    How about Half-Life 2? That's usually good for most people, whether they're into FPS's or not.

    Call of Duty might also be good.

  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Available off of Steam:

    Battlestations: Midway
    Bioshock
    Company of Heroes
    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
    DEFCON, Darwinia, Uplink
    Deus Ex and Deus Ex 2
    Full Spectrum Warrior
    Half-Life 2 and HL2: Episode 1
    Hitman: Something or other
    Jade Empire
    Jagged Alliance 2
    Just Cause
    Medieval 2: Total War
    Nexus: The Jupiter Incident
    Psychonauts
    Sam and Max Season 1
    The Longest Journey
    Titan Quest
    Tomb Raider: Whatever that one game is
    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
    X3: Reunion

    Not Available on Steam, But Available at Fine Retailers Near You, or Online

    Anachronox
    Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II
    Beyond Good & Evil
    Brothers in Arms
    Fallout and Fallout 2
    Freedom Fighters
    Giants: Citizen Kabuto
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    GUN
    Indigo Prophecy / Fahrenheit
    Knights of the Old Republic and KOTOR II
    Need for Speed: Carbon
    Neverwinter Nights 2
    Overlord
    Painkiller
    Rainbow 6: Vegas
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
    S.W.A.T 4
    Supreme Commander
    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    Tron 2.0
    XIII

  • GenoForPrezGenoForPrez Registered User
    edited September 2007
    If he's played Oblivion, he'd probably like Morrowwind. A couple of my friends said they liked Morrowind better than Oblivion, overall, so I'll toss that out for what it's worth.

    I'm a big fan of Myst 1 - 3, but a lot of people hate those with a passion, so I offer the suggestion somewhat abashedly.

    Psychonauts is also awesome, though I played it on PS2. You can also get Ubisoft's "Beyond Good & Evil" for PC, which is horribly overlooked game.

    I'm glad to see so many people suggesting Bioshock, since I'm ordering it soon. ^_^

  • Raziel078Raziel078 Registered User
    edited September 2007
    My all time favorite series of PC games has to be Baldurs Gate. I still have all my BG stuff both games and both expansions and my guides and hotkey charts. You can probably find it on the cheap too since its an older game.

    I would like to put something clever and about me but I fear my company will find it
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