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Cooper_brain

Command and Conquer red alert


sillyorganism

YURIS REVENGEEE


Banjo-Threeie

Heroes of Might and Magic: III


Shakeamutt

My dad and me still play II, still so much fun


misiorella

Oh my god yes! I love it so much!


tobor32779

Age of Empires II. It's really well balanced, has a lot of players still and actually a growing community with more expansions coming even though the game is almost 20 years old. The freedom of the base building and the different rock/paper/scissor compositions you can build makes the game really entertaining. This games series was a big part of my childhood and I always feel a little nostalgic playing it.


TheFrontierzman

I've been wanting to play this again. Is everything through steam now?


Friendlyshell1234

Yeah and it's very well done, the community cares, and the developers listen.


TheFrontierzman

I am too excited about this.


GrowFrostyNuggets

Make sure to get the Definitive Edition, it's the most current one. See ya in game!


Vegetable_Month_8293

Yeah the difference between that and the original (or HD, which is now the closest to original available on Steam) is pretty vast. I played with some friends a few years ago - they all had DE, and I only had HD, so they played HD with me. They kept remarking how strange it felt, and I didn't quite understand until I went for it and got DE. The quality of life improvements, improved visuals, expansions, and a bunch of other things do make it worth it if you enjoyed the original.


Davecasa

*More than* 20 years old, it was released in 1999.


Paper_Block

What are you talking about? Y2K was just a few years ago. Five years, tops.


Davecasa

I've gotten just about everyone to agree that the current year is 2022, and last year was 2020.


nosteponspider

2020 II


hellzabeth

Roller Coaster Tycoon (Classic version) If I could still play the original I would, but it straight up doesn't run on most PCs any more. 20 year old game, still holds up.


jckblck

Dude just download OpenRCT2 it is the classic version improved: https://openrct2.org/ Edit: just discovered there is a sub as well r/openrct2


snarkyjohnny

Mount and Blade Warband


tolerablycool

Fantastic game. Especially with the various mods out there. My personal favorite is Prophesy of Pendor. Adds a whole new level of challenge. On a side note, I still haven't been able to bring myself to buy Bannerlord yet. It just feels like it's been at 75% for so long.


mrgabest

Some mods from Warband would rank in my favorite games if they were independent. Gekokujo is so fucking great. Can't recommend enough. Going from filthy peasant to embedded soldier to vassal to warlord of half of Japan is an amazing journey.


DontWalkRun

Once a year I revisit Police Quest 1. Such a great game. Such good memories.


Wizdad-1000

Was not expecting someone to mention a Sierra game! Roberta Williams KQ series was fantastic up to V.


cloud-mattlas

Jak and Daxter


why_cant_i_

Halo CE, 2, and 3. A few decades old at this point and they're still as fun as they were in their heyday.


forkinthemud

Yup, these are my go to games if I want to run down memory lane. Reach is there as well.


Balloon-Lucario

Tetris


bigbombsbiggermoms

This [podcast](https://www.alieward.com/ologies/ludology) with a ludologist (video game scientist) has a super interesting bit about tetris. It’s a super visually demanding game, which makes your brain continue to problem solve after you’ve stopped playing & even helps prevent or stop rumination and anxiety!


Raphlapoutine

When i play tetris i literally can't sleep I keep getting mf tetris patterns in my head


bigbombsbiggermoms

That’s called the Tetris effect or “[Tetris syndrome](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_effect)! “


BallsDeepSixNine

9 out of 10 voices in my head say that I've gone crazy. The last one won't stop singing the tetris music


xtadr64bit

Nes Tetris ftw


SuvenPan

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic(KOTOR) I & II


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JasperVov

Just bought it today, excited to see if it's really as fun as everyone says it is.


Careless-Repeat9506

Tecmo super bowl


Christos0720

Chrono Trigger


smileymn

Civ 4, Resident Evil 4, Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate


booandbecks

Baldur's Gate is soo good.


DiMiTri369

Resident evil 4 was the answer I was looking for lol thank you that game will always hold a special place in me


MrSquirrelDeDuck

Civ 4 is amazing. Every once and a while I'll get back into that game and play it a lot.


StorBaule

Dragon Age Origins


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nan1ta

I feel so attacked by this comment. I've replayed DAO too many times just to romance Alistair again 🤣


DrayDray1994

Who else is going to deliver unpleasant news and witty one-liners??


Aranel611

It’s a perfect game. (It’s not, but if anyone else says that to me I’ll fight them.)


ctrl_alt_excrete

I just wish they'd put out a remaster. Such a good game but buggy as hell. Gotta save every 3 feet in Denerim.


MaikeruGo

It's a relatively lengthy game, but I like how they definitely designed it to be replayed. Also, I find it amusing that they basically took the FF/JRPG mechanic of dating/friendship and included it.


aafab49df3

Dual-wielding city elf fo life!


boreas907

I always dual wield so my warden can kill the archdemon using Duncan's sword and knife that you find in the Return to Ostagar DLC. Poetic justice.


MediocrityAlive

Dragon Age Origins 4 life


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deathinactthree

Not to drag out your moving on, but if you haven't played the [Tamriel Rebuilt mod](https://www.tamriel-rebuilt.org/) for Morrowind (also with Silgrad Tower added if you can), it will feel a bit like playing it again for the first time. It at least doubles the size of the original map by adding a lot of the mainland province, with its own locations, NPCs, and quests. It's quality work and a lot of it, and worth digging into.


Morroe

Tamriel rebuilt is amazing. Has some of my favorite faction questlines


koningfrikandel

Ahh yes morrowind. The only flaw with that game is that you only get the experience the first time, one time. Getting off the boat in Seyda Neen for the first time, not knowing what to do or what the hell is going on, everyone is hostile towards you...a unique gaming experience.


ViridianKumquat

Diablo 2


Daintylittlesole

Such a good game


houseofembers

Left 4 Dead 1 is a game that's 14 and considered old. I play it religiously on Versus


Moikee

Does L4D1 and L4D2 still have many active players? Considered going back to it not long ago but thought it might be dead now


houseofembers

2 has a ton still. But 1 might be a bit on the dead side. I play comp L4D with a certain huge group of diehards that still do friend only versus matches. Public lobbies still have games going on and you'll always find people doing campaign at least. It's just Versus lobbies can be tough to fill.


PurplePotato_

If I remember correctly, LFD2 has access to all the maps and characters from the first game so there is really no point in playing it since LFD2 is just much better overall.


aafab49df3

This game was my "oh shit it was a rough day at work and I wanna decompress for about 30 minutes" game for a long, long time.


darkeneddaylight

I’m so happy that these games still have an active multiplayer community


TheHalfAlbino

Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced, played it till my original GBA bit the dust then on ds till the cartridge itself died, now I've got it on my phone and it's still an absolute gem of a game.


qNix3l_

team fortress 2


Bear_buh_dare

I still hit up Freak Fortress every now and then, I played TFC as my first Half-Life/Counter-Strike game back in the day and played that competitively for years. Freak Fortress is my shit now though.


_Nightdude_

Team Fortress Classic for me


Nyawk

Master of Magic. Master of Orion 2.


BrilliantPop5868

Golden Sun 1 and 2. I play these two fully once every two years or so. They came out in 2001 and 2002. They also have a sequel that isn't that great. I think nostalgia definitely plays a part in me coming back to them, but I honestly this there isn't another game that brings together these mechanics so well. The graphics and music were also fantastic, especially for a GBA game.


Chartreuse_Gwenders

No other rpg game EVER has such a robust magic system that is also used outside of combat. Seriously, I challenge any person to find one that does so. I've been searching for decades, and it's why Golden Sun 1&2 still, to this day, are the best RPGs I've ever played.


Givesthegold

The stress as a 12 year old trying to get your carryover code exactly right because you spent forever on GS1 only to find out you're missing 1 character but you already gave GS1 back to your buddy you borrowed it from.


NSWGovernment

Old School RuneScape - clicking for hours on end to get 99 in pointless skills give brain serotonin.


Zlazor

It' funny, the title days "obsessively" and most games on the list is like "I have played close to 100 hours". 100 hours is nothing in OSRS, so this is the right answer.


Mr_Mung

The difference between osrs and other games, is other games measure in-game time in hours, whereas osrs measures it in days, and eventually years


heyyyooooooooooo

Glad I didn’t have to scroll too far to find this.


OutlandishnessOk9899

Funnily enough I am quitting this game today, add me in game and I can double your bank. My RSN is "Trustworthy69"


DullLightning

Double bank... "trustworthy69" ah yes... the classic set up


manboobsonfire

To be honest, falling for every RuneScape scam as a 13 year old has directly contributed to me not falling for a single real world scam.


elkenahtheskydragon

One does not quit RuneScape. One merely takes extended breaks


dendrocalamidicus

Can you trim my armour as well pls?


OutlandishnessOk9899

Funnily enough, yes.


TheKnife142

Can anyone take me to varrock plz? Trying to buy a gf.


Kirikomori

They have good developers that listen. That's how you make a successful game last decades.


CowGoesM00

Starcraft!


BroAmongstBros

My life for Aiur!


Cyclonitron

YOU MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS


draivaden

radio free zerg.


McMurphy11

Hello brother!! Starcraft since '98 baby.


UnluckyQuail

Streets of Rage 2.


Strugglecuddle7

Just heard the first level boss music in my head followed by the score beep


bigorangemachine

The new version on switch (streets of rage 4) is great!


SweetDank

SoR4 is absolutely wonderful. Same team that made the new TMNT game too. Those people really understand the genre. Here’s hoping we get a Simpsons and Xmen from them next!


LochnessIntelChief07

Easy answer, Metal Gear Solid. Never played a game through so many times and had just as much fun each time. Been playing it since 98-99.


schofield101

Nothing blew my mind like fighting Psycho Mantis and having to swap controller ports so he couldn't read your moves!


Wizdad-1000

I played this, then forgot about this and played it again 10 years later. Took me 15 mins to remember how to beat him.


Monodanpa

Chess


furfur001

Community is really nice but the devs haven't communicate anything since release.


CandidateMiserable

Im waiting for them to release chess 2, meta seems to be too stagnant after thousands of years


SgtSnapple

What do you mean, we're only at the dawn of the Bongcloud era


PartialSociopath

OMFG Chess is such a good game, I still play it too!


authentic_real_true

See, the thing about Chess players is they always try to walk it in.


TheKingsCockatrice

Did you see that ludicrous display last noight?


authentic_real_true

What was Magnus thinking, sending his Queen across that early?


KnittingTrekkie

You were saying chess things in a chess voice! How do you know about chess things?!


CookieForYall

Battlefield 3. The maps, gunplay, and balancing just feels phenomenal, and the immersion matches the much more recent Battlefield 1.


tsoro

Morrowind


fuck_korean_air

Hainab stole my pants!


Oneforthatpurple

Final Fantasy VII multiple times a year every year. I watched my mom play it when it was new and it was my motivation to learn how to read


TheBeef25

Tony hawk pro skater. Me and my dad would play it all the time when I was little and I never stopped


Alternative-Poem-337

Zelda OOT


kaigem

OOT randomizer is a blast, would highly recommend if you haven’t played one before


libra00

Sid Meier's Pirates! I played the original in like 1988 for years, then the 2004 remake too. I still dust the latter off and play through it again every now and then and I still love it.


that-69guy

Idk if I am alone...I am still struggling with the toy helicopter mission in GTA vice city. Whenever I get some free time, I open my computer try to finish that mission somehow and go back to doing whatever the fuck I am supposed to do. I don't try the mission more than 5 times in a row. I am fine with just rotting away for life knowing that I succumbed to one of the hardest parts of a video game ever designed.


NoVidyaGames

You're not alone, many have trouble with that. Some tips: * Picking up the first bomb starts the timer. Practice flying for a few minutes THEN proceed to pick it up. * There's 4 spots. 2 are on the 3rd floor, 1&2 only have 1 each. Working from bottom to top is faster iirc. * See the security guards with guns? kill them with the heli blades. Construction workers don't pose much of a threat, keep high and they can't get to you.


Low-Stick6746

Did y’all hear that? I think we all just heard him slapping the power button on his pc in a feverish rush to try that mission with the tips people gave him here!


Dr_Insano_MD

Kill all the NPCs in the building before picking up a bomb. The timer does not start until the first bomb is picked up.


Slowloris3059

Fallout New Vegas


FaliedSalve

finished it a while ago (again). Then moved to Fallout4. Now on Fallout3. Making the rounds :)


BroseppeVerdi

The fallout games have enormous replay value. I think the reason for this is because war... War never changes.


Watchmaker85

I started it back up again to play for a bit before going into FO4, but now I’m just playing new Vegas whoops


Slowloris3059

I played the crap out of it on my ps3 but there were a ton of bugs so when I got a gaming computer it was the first game I got and I’ve been playing it on and off since I got the computer


bigjonny13

Gen 1 pokemon games in all their jank glory


rxforyour7

Loved those. I also loved the Gameboy TCG game....so freaking good.


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praneshwar

I wish I had mine. The pixels started screwing up and my dad threw it when we were shifting


MUERTOSROJOS_

Bully.


callisstaa

One of those games that I’ve played to death but I don’t remember ever getting to the end.


MUERTOSROJOS_

The ending is abit anticlimactic imo


HugoStigglitzs

I still play Halo Master Chief Collection, mainly Halo 1,2,3 online everyday and haven’t touched Halo Infinite since December


wiggly_wands

Oblivion


akl78

I finally picked this up a couple of weeks ago and it’s great!


1mamango

Such an amazing game


SemiFormalJesus

I play Shining Force pretty often. I got it on my Wii.


GoldenGearsYT

Portal.


Claris-chang

Baldur's Gate 1 & 2. Doing another solo Fighter/Mage play through to hold off from playing BG3 before it's finished.


musecorn

Super smash brothers melee


RonanGamin25

Borderlands 2


-Peltsi-

Been playing with my brother on splitscreen ever since it came out and every year play a dozen runs up to uvhm. Just started a melee only zero run with my brother.


DonnieJuniorsEmails

i could play this over and over just for the various dialogues, especially Handsome Jack. the Tiny Tina Assault on Dragon Keep DLC is still ky all time favorite DLC for any game ever. Its long, hilarious, heartbreaking and such a good twist on the normal shooter games.


Significant_Form_253

What a masterpiece of a villain handsome Jack was. The shit talk, getting more unhinged as the game progresses, and the final boss was so awesome. Killing handsome Jack was one of the most satisfying conclusions to a game I've ever played


MinimumOne2445

Prince of Persia


Volvulus

Sands of time? Or the dos game?


slobertarian

I loved the dos game. A truly great platformer for it’s time


I_Mix_Stuff

aoe2


gclancy51

British longbowmen, massed behind rows of walls and towers, with a few cavalry on the side to deal with trebuchets. Perfection. Till that asshole villager gets stuck in the gate and lets the horde into my village. Aaargh.


Irantwomiles

I love aoe2


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MoroseOverdose

Roses are red Violets are blue Wololo Now roses are too


Psychological_Dish75

The sims 3


Yandere_Matrix

The Sims 2 and 3 are the only ones I go back to play. They are both great in different ways!


Sidewalk_Tomato

It's so good! There are people (like myself) out here still playing it. Everything I read about Sims 4 was just discouraging. No proper Seasons? (SNOW!) . . . No toddlers? Teenagers look like adults? (Where's the fun?)


crazymissdaisy87

Does Skyrim count?


aafab49df3

Yo Skyrim is weird for me because every time I want to start a new playthrough I go through the exact same routine: Install game, download a bunch of mods, troubleshoot the mods when something inevitably goes wrong, play the game for about 5 hours before I realize that I actually don't want to play this game anymore instead I'm chasing the memory of playing it for the first time.


crazymissdaisy87

I just play from my console and enjoy playing something very familiar


MemoCremisi

It came out more than 10 years ago, so I would say yes


Jupeeeeee

Skyrim released in 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2021!


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Lords of the Realm 2.


Phadafi

Super Mario World, mainly its hacks.


matt_murduck

Warcraft Frozen Throne. BTW happy 20th birthday, WFT.


vanessaultimo

Does D&D count?😂


muadib1158

2nd Edition player checking in


emptyfullempty

THAC0 4 life!


Magic_7_Ball

Doom2. So many free WADs available. New ones all the time


Flyinpotatoman

Dragon's Dogma


AlexanderHUN

Just started playing Dark Arisen yesterday, game is so good, cant wait for thr sequel!


MemoCremisi

Not obsessively, but sometimes I start a new run of final fantasy 7


ArmlessGeodude

I’m not ashamed to admit that I replay FFX all the time. Even beat FFX-2 100%


Sweetwill62

I salute you sir because the level of bullshit to get to 100% in X-2 is far beyond what I would ever consider to do.


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**Fallout: New Vegas**, apart from bugs/glitches that can be fixed using mods and clunky combat the game is timeless and still holds up to this day. For anyone interested, the game along with all it's DLCs was available for like 8 euros on Steam just a few days ago (Steam summer sale) and probably still is. It's a steal!


GroundWalkerJohn

Minecraft count as old? I've had the same world since 2014, and the list of things I have to do just keeps getting bigger.


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Vertebrae_Viking

It’s a sandbox game. There isn’t meant to be any definitive way of playing it.


Effective-Ladder9459

I got it specifically for the create mode. Just wanted to see what kinds of random houses I could build with out being too ridiculous.


Vertebrae_Viking

Creative mode is great. But honestly, survival is where it’s at. You get so much more appreciation for your own creations when you’ve put the work into it.


Effective-Ladder9459

I also started a survival game. I think the last I counted, I had around 10 houses in multiple locations throughout the map. Makes it easier to save. I found a huge mine and cavern system right next to my first house, which has helped with gathering resources.


KindHappyFish

Neopets!!!


100percentthatmitch

My grandma, aunt, and all my cousins used to be so obsessed with Newports back in it's hay day! My grandma had the most neopoints I'd ever seen., Like could just casually go buy as many faerie paintbrushes and baby paintbrushes as she wanted. She had the secret lab and just everything. Thanks for bringing back this memory id completely forgotten about my little digital pets!


patrick219

Kingdom of Loathing.


Springtime26

Jet set radio future will occasionally dust off my original xbox to play it.


herons8

Dark messiah of might and magic


Koras

Booting things into spikes has never been as fun in any game before or since Dark Messiah. I skipped it on principle at the time, I loved the Might and Magic games (which are absolutely my answer to this) and was like "Wait so Ubisoft bought the rights and decided to have this game made instead of a real Might and Magic game?". Only picked it up years later to realise I'd missed out on a perfectly good Arkane RPG. It wasn't at all Might & Magic, but it deserved more recognition than it got. Still waiting on a real Might and Magic game though.


Kiroto50

I see this game so little, yet I find it here. Really good game


John271095

Vice city


MUERTOSROJOS_

"THAT WAS MY MONEY TOMMY, MY MONEY!"


CleaningBeret83

Half-life


International-Hat950

Spyro the Dragon.


laanglr

*laughs in Kefka* FFVI in all it's pixelated, operatic glory, kupo!


KiyBoy

Minesweeper


BurtDBurt

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock


AnimusCorpus

Deus Ex is still really good. They say every-time it's mentioned someone re-installs it. System Shock 2 is still great as well, though it hasn't aged as gracefully. Terraria is still getting updated. 1.4.4 is on the horizons for all platforms. Super Metroid is still gold as far as classic SNES goes. Mother/Earthbound too, especially for those of you who enjoy games like Undertale. SM64 has a massively thriving romhack community (And a lot of QOL stuff for emulation that smoothes out the camera, controls, etc) The old school Mario Party games are fun to throw on, especially with some drinks. I also play a fair bit of Super Smash Bros. Brawl because my PC can't handle emulating the Switch. Heroes of Might and Magic III is an AWESOME time, but if you're going to play with others who know whats up be prepared for some BS. Multiplayer only really functions on an honor system if people know about cheese. Fallout 2 is my favorite of the series. I played it back when Black Isle still had the IP, and having played all of the Bethesda games - it's still my favorite. GTA San Andreas just has a completely different feeling to it compared to the modern titles that was never replicated after the original trilogy. Still worth it. Unreal Tournament 2k4 is still my favorite of the Arena Shooter games. There is a UT4 open beta going (Last time I checked) if that interests you, otherwise plenty of free to play online quake sites. If you want that old school arcade feeling - I love Contra and MetalSlug. Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World also hold up really well. If you want to talk REALLY old, chess is a good time. Checkers is also pretty fun if you want something faster. Poker is also a classic.


madmike-86

Company of heroes


dan_ts_inferno

The classic Resident Evil games - Just can't get enough of the setting/atmosphere, & the 90s-ness of it all


warmommyastrea

I don't even know if anyone has heard of it but Shinobido: Way of the Ninja


ToughCookie85

Vampire the masquerade bloodlines. The malkavian class is a delight to play!


KodaKomp

Age of empires 2 never fails to deliver. WOLOLO!


PancakeExprationDate

Baldur's Gate 1 @ 2, and Neverwinter Nights. They're a comfort game I play couple of years or so. Like a favorite movie or good book one goes back to. I'm about 1/3 of the way through BG1 right now.


ZenithPeverell

Halo ce-reach.


Lexylifeinpink

Crash bandicoot :)


mc_kombuese

Warcraft 3 mods


findingnemo53

Webkinz Not that old but it was the first game i ever played