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You may only choose one year

>> No.6040353

1994 for TIE-Fighter alone.

>> No.6040357

>>6040342
>so many versions you *could* play but probably wouldn't want to
Thank god for emulation.

>> No.6040362

Diablo II, the only PC game worth playing

>> No.6040368

>>6040342
1996

Civ 2
Road Rash
MW Mercenaries
Destruction Derby
Red Alert

>> No.6040390

Probably '99. Worms Armageddon, Longest Journey, PS:T, Heroes III, Alpha Centauri, Homeworld, Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament. It doesn't have that many games in my absolute top tier, but it has the most playable shit.

2001 is also strong, if expansion packs grant you the base game in a desert-island situation. Diablo II's xpac, Red Alert 2's, Icewind Dale, but then also Black & White, Worms World Party, Civ III.

Then '97 for Abe's Oddysee, Tomb Raider 2, Worms 2, Curse of Monkey Island, Total Annihiliation, Creatures.

>> No.6040483

>>6040342
2000 hands down

>> No.6040524

>>6040342
1999

>> No.6040553

1998 for quality, 2000 if I'm limited to playing those forever

>> No.6040568

Toss up between '97 and 2000. Excellent releases both years.

>> No.6040578

>>6040342
97 4lyfe

>> No.6040590

98 purely for starcraft. I still play that shit today

>> No.6040595

>>6040342
more good games came out in 99 than in last two decades combined

>> No.6040637

>>6040342
1996, 1998 isn't far back though.

>> No.6040964

>>6040342
Any list of all the games? Some of the box art is too low-res, and its difficult to tell.

>> No.6040969

2000 obviously

>> No.6040970

>>6040342
2001 since I'm still heavily playing D2 18 years later.

>> No.6041437

>>6040342
the current year because i can play all those games.

>> No.6041451

>C&C Generals Zero Hour
>NFSU
>KOTOR
>Freelancer
>Splinter Cell
>The Sims
>Jedi Academy
>Halo
>SWG before it got shit
>THPS4
>Postal
>X2
Literally 2003 for me. So many amazing fucking games that year.

>> No.6041459

>>6041451
I do want to say though that I have much respect for the 90's era of gaming as a lot of the franchises whose entries I love from 2000-2005 got started in the 90's. Honestly every era on this list was great in it's own way now that I think about it.

>> No.6041463

>>6040342
Let's dial that clock back ever further.

1985
>Oregon Trail of course
>fucking SPACEWAR
>Carmen Sandiego
>Sopwith, I played so much fucking Sopwith
>Forbidden Castle, let's not forget text adventures
>Bard's Tale

Props for Battle Chess in 1988, that shit kept me out of my parents' hair a ton.

>> No.6041470

>>6040342
1998. Still playing tribes.

>> No.6041478

>>6040969
>>6040970
>>6041451
not retro

>> No.6041524

>>6040342
Thank God I only play Japanese games. Western PC games are terrible.

>> No.6041543

>>6040342
Easily 1996.
>Quake 1
>Tomb Raider 1
>Neverhood
>Duke Nukem 3D

>> No.6041932

>>6041478
If DC is retro, and the best DC games were releases in 2000/2001, D2 and LoD are retro. Deal with it nigger.

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6042025

>>6040342
>"When was KOTOR released? >>6041451 oh okay, 2003 it is."
+Prince of Persia: SOT

>> No.6042050

>>6040342
Retro: I think I'm going to have to go for 1997. Theme Hospital, Flight Unlimited 2, LBA2, and AoE are all incredible. 1999 would be my second pick, there are far too many great games between 1996 and 2000 to make an easy choice.
Not Retro: I have to pick 2003. I'll get the most time out of Flight Simulator 2004 and SimCity 4, even if I prefer more games in other years. If I get Sims with Makin' Magic then so much the better.

>> No.6042525

>>6040342
2001 for RTCW alone

>> No.6042572
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6042572

my pick would be 1994.

X-Com, Tie Fighter, Master of Magic, Colonization, Jagged Alliance, Doom2 and a lot more good stuff.

>> No.6042578

I think mid to late 90's were the time when videogames changed faster in history. A game from 1994 and a game from 1998 could be extremely different, almost like the difference within the first Doom and Half-Life or Unreal, or the first Warcraft and Starcraft. Now you can show me a game from 2012 or so and it's not going to be that different from anything just came out yesterday.

>> No.6042585

>>6040342
Always bet on 1991

>> No.6042650

>>6040362
Confirms that Diablo players are brainless

>> No.6043851

>>6040964
seconding this, some of the games are way too fucking small to read the names of. Is there maybe a better resolution pic?

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>>6043851
I have this but I don't think it includes all.

>> No.6044694

>>6040342
Bladerunner 1997

>> No.6044708

>>6040342
2000

>> No.6044723

2002

>> No.6044754

>>6040342
1996

>> No.6044867

>>6044686
Thanks for the suggestion anon, unfortunately this one is a bit more limited, and what this does have tends to be the more easily recognizable and popular titles. I appreciate the effort though!

What the hell is that game with the weird minimal color gradient in 1991 in OP's pic? Its near the right side, 2nd row, 1991.

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>>6044867
Scorched Earth.

>> No.6044874

>>6040342
2020

>> No.6044885

>>6040342
there was a oni port?

>> No.6044997

>>6044873
Excellent catch, thanks

>> No.6045027

>>6040342

1993:

X-Wing, then the next year would be TIE Fighter so it works pretty well.

1994:

TIE Fighter and a couple other games

1995:

MechWarrior 2

1996:

Tomb Raider
Quake

1997:

Dark Forces II
Nightmare Creatures
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1 only)
Tomb Raider II
Total Annihilation
MDK
Oddworld

1998:

Thief: The Dark Project
Fallout 2
Tomb Raider III
Resident Evil 2

1999:

Age of Empires II
Jagged Alliance 2
Planescape Torment
Alpha Centtauri
Homeworld
Heavy Gear II
The Longest Journey
Soul Reaver

2000:

Diablo 2
Thief II
Rune
Resident Evil 3
Alice
MechWarrior 4

2001:

Max Payne
Wolfenstein
Soul Reaver 2
Severance
Oni

2002:

Gothic 2
Disciples 2
Soldier of Fortune 2
Morrowind
Jedi Outcast
Hitman 2
Blood Omen 2
The Thing
Silent Hill

2003:

KOTOR
Max Payne 2
Splinter Cell
XIII
Freelancer
Jedi Academy
Halo

>> No.6045112

Where are people playing nwn2 nowadays? Whats the most popular version? Is the first one more popular?

>> No.6045139

Tough one. I want to say 89 for colonels bequest but that alone can't sustain me. So 96. Diablo 1 alone could take me to old age but there are several other games to fall back on to take breaks.

>> No.6045272

There are three possible candidates: Year of Doom, Year of Quake, and Year of Quake 3. All are equally great. This can only be resolved by examining the runners up:
>Year of Doom
Day of the Tentacle (the best adventure game of all time)
>Year of Quake
Descent 2, I guess, which is a pretty good 6-DOF flightsim-shooter, but hard to accept it as truly great.
>Year of Quake 3
Planescape: Torment (the 2nd best RPG of all time, behind Fallout 1)

Best adventure game beats 2nd best RPG, so Year of Doom (1993) it is.

>> No.6046610

>>6040362
this

>> No.6046682

>>6045112
>Is the first one more popular?

I think it still is. NWN2 was good for single player, NWN1 for multi. Don't know if the reason was the tools, performance or just an already established community.
Also NWN1 had so much mods, graphics and everything made it would have been a pain to redo the effort.

>> No.6046697

>>6040342
1997

>> No.6046735

>>6040342

Ahh, man, this is fucking great OP.
Tough too...

1995 for me

Terminal Velocity
Descent
Hexen
Mech Warrior 2
Abuse
Slipstream 5000
Myst
Xcom Terror From The Deep

1997 was also a great year.

>> No.6046763

I'd go with 1996.
Lots of my favorites were released this year: Settlers 2, Civ 2, HoMM 2, Daggerfall, LotR 2 and M.A.X.
Then there are some games I'd like to give a try like Warhammer, Ecstatica and Harverster.

Honorable mention to 1992 and 1999.

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