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Old June 25 2014, 04:08 PM   #16
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

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I like GalCiv2 as well, but I play it as Civilization in space and didn't bother with the story missions or lore.
Interesting you said that. I use the ANNO series of games minus the war aspect and play them as better versions of Sim City.
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Old June 26 2014, 01:42 AM   #17
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Homeworld, Alpha Centauri, Anno 2070, Deus Ex, Independence War, Tachyon: The Fringe, Final Fantasy VIII, Borderlands, Fallout, Planetary Annihilation, Distant Worlds, Master of Orion, System Shock, XCOM.
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Old June 26 2014, 07:07 AM   #18
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

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How about SF board games? In the late 80's and early 90's, I was addicted to Cosmic Encounter.
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Old June 26 2014, 07:14 AM   #19
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

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Homeworld, Alpha Centauri, Anno 2070, Deus Ex, Independence War, Tachyon: The Fringe, Final Fantasy VIII, Borderlands, Fallout, Planetary Annihilation, Distant Worlds, Master of Orion, System Shock, XCOM.
Oh God yes, Deus Ex is a phantastic near-future, dystopian setting.
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Old June 26 2014, 08:28 AM   #20
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Anachronox, which is an underrated classic. If Douglas Adams were to have designed a humourous sci-fi RPG, it would be something like this.

Some great scenes such as this:
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Old June 26 2014, 10:51 AM   #21
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

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I like GalCiv2 as well, but I play it as Civilization in space and didn't bother with the story missions or lore.
That's sort of my approach. I've never played the campaigns or scenarios, and usually have 4-8 custom races I use (I make custom portraits and logos for them too). Some turn out to be wimps even though I tend to make aggressive Evils. An aggressive Good can be a handful too. Evil, warlike pacifists are a current experiment.
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Old June 26 2014, 03:38 PM   #22
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Loved Deus Ex. Played it for the first time on PS2, years ago, and was amazed at the open play of the game. Got The PS3 Deus Ex game as well, and enjoyed it.

Xwing vs TIE Fighter was cool, but I also loved Xwing Alliance for its sheer selection of ships.
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Old June 26 2014, 05:22 PM   #23
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

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How about SF board games? In the late 80's and early 90's, I was addicted to Cosmic Encounter.
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Old June 26 2014, 05:49 PM   #24
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Wing Commander
TIE Fighter
Star Control 2
Elite Force

And if I can get it working on my computer, I'd love to try my hand at netrek again!
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Old June 26 2014, 06:04 PM   #25
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Mass Effect Trilogy
Halo Franchise
Freelancer
Fallout 3
Half Life Franchise
Dead Space (original one)
Star Trek Armada (original one)
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Old June 26 2014, 07:16 PM   #26
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Melakon wrote: View Post
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I like GalCiv2 as well, but I play it as Civilization in space and didn't bother with the story missions or lore.
That's sort of my approach. I've never played the campaigns or scenarios, and usually have 4-8 custom races I use (I make custom portraits and logos for them too). Some turn out to be wimps even though I tend to make aggressive Evils. An aggressive Good can be a handful too. Evil, warlike pacifists are a current experiment.
What the heck does "warlike pacifists" mean?
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Old June 26 2014, 09:05 PM   #27
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

I think my favorites have all been mentioned.
I used to love Alpha Centauri, Tie Fighter and Wing Commander. I'm in the process of moving flats and while packing boxes I found my Wing Commander IV box. Oh, the nostalgia.
Regarding more current games I love the Mass Effect trilogy, I really enjoyed Deus Ex: HR, I loved Bioshock: Infinite (which isn't set in the future but is still science fiction) and despite all its flaws I enjoyed the concept behind Remember Me.
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Old July 1 2014, 02:25 AM   #28
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Mass Effect trilogy
Knights of the Old Republic
Star Trek Armada
Freespace II
Mechwarrior series (2 and 3 particularly)

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Twilight Imperium
Hell yes.
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Old July 1 2014, 08:59 AM   #29
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Wing Commander
Yes! That's a great sci-fi franchise I had almost completely - and unjustly - forgotten about.
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Old July 1 2014, 03:35 PM   #30
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Re: Your favorite Sci Fi games?

Oh, yes, and of course Master of Orion.

Master of Orion II still holds the crown for best 4X game of all time.
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