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PC horizons for a picky gamer?

flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
edited May 2007 in Games and Technology
So, I haven't used my PC to play games for quite some time now, which is a total bummer. The only new game out right now that I may be interested in is STALKER. Is there any cool stuff on the horizon for someone who doesn't like RPGs or Strategy games? I mainly play FPS, Adventure, and Action (think Prince of Persia, Beyond Good and Evil) games and it doesn't seem like there is too much to look forward to, aside from the games which have been like 2 years coming (HL2 Episode 2, Hellgate London, etc).

So basically this is a thread about upcoming Action/Adventure/FPS games for PC which I might be interested in so I can finally start playing games on this thing again. What I have so far:

Hellgate: London (FPS)
Spore (yes it is a strategy game but I am willing to accept this in rare cases of complete awesome)
A Vampyre Story (adventure by the developers of Grim Fandango/Monkey Island)
Crysis (FPS)
HL2: Episode 2 + Portal (DURR DURR)
Unreal Tournament 2007 (DURR DURR)
Bioshock (FPS)
Alan Wake (Action)

Anything else? Maybe in the "action" genre?

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    No, that's pretty much it. I'm sorry.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I was secretly hoping that someone would post that link. Thanks, holmes.

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  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Man, ENOSTA looks shit hot. I really hope Akella doesn't screw the pooch on it.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Obvious nod to Tomb Raider - Anniversary, should be out by the beginning of next month I think. And if you haven't played it Legends was also fantastic.

    Other games that might be worth thinking about:
    Gray Matter (from Jane Jensen - Gabriel Knight)
    Assassins Creed
    Splinter Cell 5 - Hobo Agent

    But that list should cover quite a lot of the stuff that might get you a bit excited.

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  • GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Well, hell. After reading that Gamespot link, I'm forced to wonder even more why I bought my 360.

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  • powersurgepowersurge Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I know you said your not into RTS games but have you at least tried the demo for Company of Heroes? Its not your run of the mill gather gold build army stomp town RTS. It IMO has changed the genre.

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  • DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Rook wrote: »
    Assassins Creed
    Splinter Cell 5 - Hobo Agent

    Sam & Max episodes (Adventure)
    Insecticide (Action)
    Warmonger (FPS)

    Also, I believe the sequel to Hello Kitty Island Adventure is due Q4 2007.

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  • gneGnegneGne Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I still have time to wait with upgrading my computer, especially since Quake Wars will only be out late July? Gonna wait for reviews and the opinions here about the game too.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Man, I checked out that list.

    Very few things appealed to me, and I just built an awesome new computer. I'm thinking I picked the wrong time to get a new computer :/

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  • NorayNoray Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    powersurge wrote: »
    I know you said your not into RTS games but have you at least tried the demo for Company of Heroes? Its not your run of the mill gather gold build army stomp town RTS. It IMO has changed the genre.

    Yeah I'm going to agree with this guy. Your list (OP) was pretty much exactly the same as mine, it appears as if our tastes are pretty much identical, but Company of Heroes really is something else. It's an amazing game, even for people not into RTS (like myself). It reminded me more of Commandos than of Command and Conquer.

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  • TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Raslin wrote: »
    Man, I checked out that list.

    Very few things appealed to me, and I just built an awesome new computer. I'm thinking I picked the wrong time to get a new computer :/

    Between this, the fact that DX10 cards just started coming out, and rumors about Intel doing another round of price cuts in July, I wouldn't even dream about an upgrade, not unless my current rig totally bit the dust (and even then I might hold out on my laptop for a few months).

    I have a feeling Unreal Tournament 3 is going to need a beast of a machine, so my current plan is to wait for benchmarks, then build accordingly.

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  • slacktronslacktron Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars might be released at the beginning of July. I've been looking forward to that for years, based on the strength of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

    Left 4 Dead looks extreme in its awesomeness. I've been mainlining Counter-Strike: Source ZombieMod for a while now, and this takes that concept to a whole new level.

    I see you mentioned the HL2: Episode 2 + Portal, but I believe it has been announced that Team Fortress 2 (Trailer 1, Trailer 2, and Meet the Heavy) will be added in on that, which turns up the win volume to 11.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bioshock! Why has no one mentioned Bioshock?!

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Bioshock! Why has no one mentioned Bioshock?!

    Because it's in the opening post?

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  • gneGnegneGne Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Oh and Hellgate: London is not a FPS... I want that game and Quake Wars, StarCraft 2, UT3 and Episode 2.

    Haze looks really cool too, but I fear it will just become a bad port.

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    slacktron wrote: »
    I see you mentioned the HL2: Episode 2 + Portal, but I believe it has been announced that Team Fortress 2 (Trailer 1, Trailer 2, and Meet the Heavy) will be added in on that, which turns up the win volume to 11.
    Wow that looks pretty hot. I was never able to play the first game (despite having owned it connecting to any of the Half-life online games was a total bitch) but Im pretty much gaurenteed to be picking up Orange box once it hits so I was wondering if the play was at all similar to Return to Castle Wolfenstein multiplayer. I played that for a little bit back in the day and despite sucking horribly, thought it was shit hot.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    You should go pick up Maabus.

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