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Top 3 PC Games

While I have a valid excuse for being absent this entire week (family business), I am very disappointed in my colleague and her lack of posts. I have thought up of a new topic to discuss, perhaps this might turn into a regular thing, just like Letterman’s Top Ten that he does every weeknight. I finished Call of Duty 4 for the PC a few weeks ago and it is easily in the top 3 for my favorite PC games. Right now, I currently have it listed as,

1) Wolfenstein 3D
2) Call of Duty 4
3) Command & Conquer

Wolfenstein 3D

This is one of the first video games that I have ever played. It revolutionized the first person shooter genre and made me hooked on games ever since. You play Allied prisoner of war William “B.J.” Blazkowicz during World War II and have to escape the Nazi stronghold that is castle Wolfenstein. Not only do you get to eat dog food for health, battle a dual butcher knife wielding cook, at the very end, you face off with Mecha Hitler himself!

Call of Duty 4

I had to bump off another game off my list in order to make room for this reigning game of the year. More on this later and back to the latest incarnation of the Call of Duty series. Unlike its predecessors, which all take place during the ever popular Word War II era, this one is in the modern age. Although the single player missions are pretty short, took me around 10 hours to complete, the storyline and graphics are amazing. You play as either a S.A.S (British) soldier or a U.S. Marine who has to stop two renegade rebel leaders, in the Middle East and in Russia. The missions pull you in and the action keeps you on your toes. I especially playing the flashback when you are a sniper and the ending is top notch. If that wasn’t everything, the multiplayer online is bar none. It’s easy to quickly find a random server, equip your gear and frag some people. It would be hard to knock this newcomer off the list.

Command & Conquer
No offense to Blizzard and Starcraft but Westwood were the first ones to start the whole Real Time Strategy (RTS) craze. I couldn’t decide on which installment to choose so instead of making a hard decision, I just went with the entire series. While the graphics and minimum requirements have been increasing with each sequel, I am most fond of the originals, C&C and Red Alert. The entire premise for the game is breath taking, the classic good verus evil situation, GDI against NOD, James Earl Jones pitted against Kane. That brings me to the live action cut scenes. These games were one of the few that used real actors to depict what was happening in the virtual game and I loved every minute of it. The voice acting was right on and each character made you want to love them. I heard a new expansion is coming out for C&C 3, which reminds me that I should get it as soon as I can.

Notable Mention
Wing Commander

The greatest flight sim of all time. I remember that I used to have a huge box that contained like Wing Commander I, II and III. This must have been at least a decade ago, I feel old already. I would hook up my crappy joystick to my 66 mHz computer which had a Turbo button. If that button wasn’t on, it would only run at 33 mHz, a concept so bizzare, it still gives me a chuckle to this day. In the game you played as a rookie pilot in the Federation, far into the future, fighting against an alien race called the Kilrathi who are hell bent on your race’s extinction. First it was pixelated photon cannons and after each new game arrived and technology kept getting better, it would ultimately end with live action cut scenes and up to date graphics for that time.

Video game memories.. brings a tear to my eye. There you have it, my top 3 PC games. Maybe I’ll work on other systems. Until next time, keep safe and keep checking this site.

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