So there I was clearing space for my increasing toys collection when I came across boxes of PC games I used to play buried inside my cupboard. Thus decided to stack them up and there you have it.
I used to be an avid PC gamer but have somehow grown out of it now. The wall of collection is mostly games from the late 90s to early 21st century. If you notice, PC games boxes of the last century are big like cereal boxes. Nowadays almost all PC games out there come in standard small boxes. I much preferred the big boxes. The current packaging looks boring and lacks characters.
Since we on the topic of games, will like to touch on some of my PC favourite games on the wall.
Hitman: Blood Money (2006)
One of the most recent games I have played. Loved the stealth gameplay where you play the title character, a hitman. Instead of mindless shooting, the gameplay involves you killing off your assigned target silently with the use of disguises to blend in with the surrounding and various fun ways to kill your objective.
The best satisfaction is to assassinate your target without triggering any alarms, with nobody knowing and making it look like an accident. A new installment is coming up, can’t wait. Oh btw, the film version is disappointing. Damn movie studio.
No One Lives Forever (2000)
A first person shooter that puts you in the shoes of a female spy set in the groovy 60s. I love the game so much for many reason. Firstly you play as a female character. Very refreshing since most games you play as a guy.
Secondly the game is extremely humourous. The joy of the game is eavesdropping on unsuspecting enemies. Their conversations are really funny like how they feel working for an evil organization, their personal lives and other random stuffs. Not to mention the enemies are a colourful assortment of characters. Sometimes you will find notes, dossiers lying around and whatever written on it are a good laugh as well.
The game features a great soundtrack and has also won many “Game of the Year” awards. I also have the sequel. It’s equally fun to play with all the winning formula of the first game.
Max Payne (2001)
The most awesome third person shooting game I ever played. It combines good complex storytelling, mind blowing gameplay with slow motion shoot’em up (think bullet time from Matrix). The game also incorporates elements of comic books narration, John Woo’s movies, film noir, Norse mythology and violence. The sequel is also fun but the film adaptation is terrible. Damn Hollywood.
Freedom Force (2002)
A Superhero RPG game based on the Silver Age of Comic Books . I’m superhero fan so I really enjoyed this one packed with obligatory superhero dialogue and humour. I didn’t get the sequel though as the storyline doesn’t seems interesting.
Summing things up, I has always love shooting and action games. I like Real Time Strategy games as well like Starcraft and Warcraft but aren’t really a strategic person so will likely lose in competitive games against humans. Will just stick to single player for the storyline.
So what games am I playing now? Just this one.