What was your first PC game?

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  1. Scifibookguy

    Scifibookguy Lieutenant

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    Edward's "pulling out the old man card" comment got me to thinking :) What's the first PC game that you remember playing?

    Mine was Phantasie (1985). I used to play it in the office, after work, since we didn't have a PC at home, then.
     
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  2. Konstantine

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    That's easy, MoO 1, After that it was 2.
     
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  3. Mark

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    My first was Star Control 2 played from 5.25 inch floppy discs, an awesome game.
     
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    It's difficult for me to separate out all of my early computer experiences by platform. I had a Commodore 128 and later an Amiga 500 followed by an x286 PC and future PCs from then on out. A lot of the games back in the late 80s were available for several of these systems.

    Some of the first distinctly PC games I can recall playing are Mechwarrior 1 and Sim City in the late 80s.
     
  5. Edward the Hun

    Edward the Hun Moderator Lieutenant

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    It's hard to remember which came first, playing Gunship 2000 on my brothers PC (when a game called 2000 was seen as sci-if, to be fair, it was grounded in modern tech, so near possible future scenario) or Police Quest on my friend's computer.

    First strategy game was Dune 2, first 4X was Civ 1. I missed the space 4X genre at first, only played very narrow scoped space strategy games. I did play SMAC when it came out but that's terrestrial sci-if. MOO2 was my first entry for space 4X games as we know them.
     
  6. vmxa

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    Well I first wrote a game to play in the Navy in 1966 for pinochle. My next I wrote for a main fame maybe 1972, Backgammon. I don't remember, if I played any games till the Tandy pc, not sure what they were. First game I bought about that time for my son was maybe Starfleet, though I never played. I played Moo1, when it came out and the Ascendancy.
     
  7. JackZM

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    My first game was Need for speed most wanted <3
     
  8. MalRey

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    Interesting question... my first game was a simple version of 'arkanoid'... black & white... in spectrum... ahhh, i'm old !!
     
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  9. Ashbery76

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    I actually can't remember but I played sensible soccer on the Amiga.

    My first 4x was Civ2.It is interesting how hard it was to play when it was a virgin.I took me a while to figure out what the hell I was doing.Build city walls.

    We forget it's still a bloody deep game and hard for newbies.
     
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  10. MalRey

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    so many hours.... :)
     
  11. Wodzu

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    Pong, of course:)
     
  12. CrazyElf

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    Simcity 3000 - I am probably one of the younger posters it seems
     

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