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Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« on: August 10, 2006, 11:16:44 am »
I'm watching Babylon 5 right now and I have this incredable urge for moar space/scifi games for PC. I can't remember anything noteworthy that I missed, but I'm sure there has to be something.

Fire away with recommendations please.

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 02:30:03 pm »
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FreeSpace 2

The problem is, there aren't really any out currently, the genre is pretty dead.

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 02:38:12 pm »
Ditto on Freespace 2. Fucking awesome game.

It's (was) on Underdogs, but try to get the full version if you can find it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006, 04:50:57 pm »
Take a trip back to 1992 and play some Star Control II (aka The Ur-quan masters). Now free, open source and on every OS, yet still the best game ever made.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006, 06:04:27 pm »
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It's (was) on Underdogs, but try to get the full version if you can find it.
I believe Underdogs had a link to some impossible-to-get-into ftp where you could get the voice files and such.

There's always Descent, which is good although I think Freespace owns it in every way.

Homeworld 2?

If you're into turn-based strategy, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is my favorite.
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006, 06:16:05 pm »
You could always play Anarchy Online ;)

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 06:39:36 pm »
AO is shit.
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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006, 07:33:51 pm »
Take a trip back to 1992 and play some Star Control II (aka The Ur-quan masters). Now free, open source and on every OS, yet still the best game ever made.

secondz0rd. it may be from 92 but it's pretty sexy. there's full voice acting, some of which is loud and obnoxious, but much of which is highly memorable, as it comes from very original and interesting aliens.


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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2006, 11:19:22 pm »
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FreeSpace 2

The problem is, there aren't really any out currently, the genre is pretty dead.

I played that during the beta, 7 or so total months after launch and a few months here and there over the years after. Incredably boring in my opinion. I want something immersive where I am actually on the bridge, get off and walk around stations and have combat that isn't point and click. I'm also a whore for story, which aside from backstory, EVE has more or less none other than the odd event here and there that lags like hell and ends up getting yourself ganked.  :-(


Happy news is a new space sim is out in two days: Darkstar One.

Only thing I can really think of that I missed has been Starlancer, was that as dull as Freelancer?

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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006, 01:08:12 am »
System Shock 2 it up! all the say, deus ex goodness with the horror ness that they seemed to missplace in doom fucking tree more like doom -3.

For RTS type game try Master(s?) of Orrion 2 , that will keep you busy until you get bored. Please dont get MoO3 it is crappy.

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 01:40:55 am »
I believe Underdogs had a link to some impossible-to-get-into ftp where you could get the voice files and such.

Ahh yes. I remember spending hours camping there just to get those files. It was worth it.

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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006, 04:32:20 am »
System Shock 2 it up! all the say, deus ex goodness with the horror ness that they seemed to missplace in doom fucking tree more like doom -3.

For RTS type game try Master(s?) of Orrion 2 , that will keep you busy until you get bored. Please dont get MoO3 it is crappy.

Galactic Civ 2 > MoOs. I think it goes without saying that every gamer with taste owns SS2/DX. :P

I see amazon has Freespace for $3, I guess I'll have to find Freespace 2 on ebay.

I'd have Homeworld 2 but it is never in stock anywhere since release and $100 on ebay. Fuck that, same goes for Star Trek Elite Force 2.  :'(

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 07:35:56 am »
 :o :o Ill be sure to keep an eye out for Galactic Civ 2 , if you say that its better then MoO2 they holy dooly... that would keep me busy for the next year!

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2006, 09:54:25 am »
The problem is, there aren't really any out currently, the genre is pretty dead.
I'll have to dust off some of my ideas and get to work...

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Re: Sci-Fi/Space Gaming Recommendations
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2006, 06:15:56 pm »
If you have lots of time, and don't demand fast-paced action, I can warmly recommend the X series. I played X2 for a while, and recently picked up X3, but haven't played it yet.
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