Thread: Awesome 80s/90s PC Games That The Console Crowd Never Played

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    • 4 years 3 months ago
    • Posts: 2014
    Wasteland 2 is being made and the creator (who had to use the Kickstarter program to get the funds to develop it) said it'll be PC-only. So HA! you lazy console brats!
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      • 4 years 3 months ago
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      Wasteland, a late-80s game that inspired the Fallout series.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWH5eSdLpwg
      “You know, bras are okay. Socks and T-shirts are only going to make me trip.” - Jakob Dylan
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        • 4 years 3 months ago
        • Posts: 2014
        Curse you,Shamus! You traitor!
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          • 4 years 3 months ago
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          Below the Root. My neighbor had this on Commodore 64/128 (can't recall which one). Took forever to boot up but what did we know in 1988?
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLsJBmk_TMY
          There was also a text game called Road Wars or something similar; you had to build up your fleet of vehicles, steal gas, etc. Very cool but I can't find any links.
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            • 4 years 3 months ago
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            Shamus was re-released by Vatical Entertainment in 2000 for the Gameboy Color. Seeing I couldn't find a video of the game on Youtube, here's the link to the GameFAQs page on the game itself:

            http://www.gamefaqs.com/gbc/576084-shamus

            And here is the box art for that port:

            “You know, bras are okay. Socks and T-shirts are only going to make me trip.” - Jakob Dylan
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              • 4 years 3 months ago
              • Posts: 2014
              These are games that came out strictly on computers and never on consoles (handhelds included). These are some out of the top of my head:


              http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XpWj7ThCU4M


              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NGIUHvzh08


              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2e_RxRaSDY


              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9wAmQeb9LM


              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlQXceCpMqU


              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpT6RNfomA0

              I was going to include Rescue on Fractalus,but turns out that there was an Atari 5200 version made. If you remember any PC game from those days,please post them.
                • 3 years 11 months ago
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                Abuse,Halloween Harry,Sango Fighter,BioForge,Bio Menace !!!,and a certain shmup which i can't seem to remember the name of...it was a horizontal shmup..the menu screen was in a semy 3d font, the mouse pointer was a gold arrow slightly tilted to the left and i also remember that there was a short cutscene after you selected your ship in which it flies through a tunnel and into space.I think it supported mouse only control.
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                  • 3 years 11 months ago
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                  Age of Empires 1 and 2
                  No wait, AoE2 was for the PS2.
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                    redneck rampage! c:
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                      • 3 years 11 months ago
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                      Any of the Commander Keen games. I don't think they were ever released on any consoles, but they were always fun.

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                        • 3 years 11 months ago
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                        The original leisure suit larry games by Sierra
                        Kings quest, space quest, day of the tentacle, sam and max just to name a few
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