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PC Game Advice

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posted on May, 29 2006 @ 08:33 PM
I'm not a gamer but I just purchased a new dell and am thinking of purchasing a video game to see if it's any fun and to test the video card.

If you could only choose one video game for an XP machine what would it be?

Thanks for your help....

posted on May, 29 2006 @ 08:43 PM
depends on your mood an what type of game your looking for theres alot heres a few to choose types that is, then we can give you a bit better advice....

Game types....

RPG ( Role playing Game)
1st person shooters
MMORPGs ( Massive multiplayer Online ROle Playing Game)

Im Partial to 1st Person Shooters ( Unreal Tournament 2004 ) ( )

Doom3 is good to test graphix card but Multiplayer lacks imo...

MMORPGs Everquest (Although im retired) ( )

Guild wars ( )

[edit on 29-5-2006 by Tranceopticalinclined]

[edit on 29-5-2006 by Tranceopticalinclined]

posted on May, 29 2006 @ 08:49 PM
I know very little about games but I find the following most interesting:

1) Fantasy

2) Racing

3) Action/Adventure

4) 1st person shooters

Please recommend more than one if you all have several good games in mind

posted on May, 29 2006 @ 09:05 PM
You rule Tranceopticalinclined!

As a token of my appreciation for all the effort you putout in your recommendations and even posting all the url's I have applauded's the least I can do.

Thanks for all the effort friend.....

I'll take a look at the sites you listed....

posted on May, 29 2006 @ 09:06 PM
not a problem at all, thank you.

just doing on to others as i would to myself.......

thank you

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 09:54 AM
With regards to graphics, be sure and check the tech specs of a game that you are thinking about purchasing to be sure that your graphics card can handle it.

With regards to games, you might want to read up on the Devil May Cry series, as well as the Tom Clancy Splinter Cell series. Devil May Cry games are fantasy/action; and the Splinter Cell is action/stealth type. You might enjoy these.

What type of Dell did you get? I am thinking of getting one of their XPS series gaming machines.

Good luck and have fun!

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:22 PM
Hunter167, I purchased a Dimension E510.


Dimension E510 ,Intel Pentium D Processor 940 with Dual CoreTechnology (3.2 GHz)

1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz

19 in (19 in viewable) 1907FPC Digital Flat Panel Display

256MB ATI Hyper Memory PCI-Express X16 (DVI/VGA/TV out) Radeon X600 SE

250GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
3.5in Floppy Drive

Image Restore

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, English without Media, for Dimension

Intel Pro 100M Integrated PCI NIC Card

56K PCI Telephony Modem

16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW

Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeMusic (D), w/Dolby® Digital 5.1

Z-2300 2.1 Speaker System

Single TV Tuner with Remote Control


Any other game recommendations?

[edit on 30-5-2006 by kinglizard]

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:44 PM
Hmm, does it support anti-asailing and HDR? Your fx card that is.

Want a First Person/3rd Person Fantasy game?

and if you like strategy you need a Total War game:

a starwars realtime strategy:

an FPS
SiN Episodes:

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:50 PM
Also Check out

Get yourself Half Life 2, Counter Strike Source, and Day of Defeat.

also they got all kinds of different packages, best thing is you have a steam account and you just dl the games so no worry of loosing your disc. no monthly fees, you just pay per game you want.

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:53 PM
Yeah i forgot about steam, great program... total war is hot, i saw it a couple times on cimetech an xgamer whatever its called... with the dorky guy an the hot gurl... lol

anywho... theres that new Might an Magic game comming out Looks hot...

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 12:56 PM
Only thing you might not be able to run the newer games to full power and even a few of the older more demanding games, x600 SE, even though its PCI-E it lacks 0bar powar, like the x850.

most games you can scale down though on graphics

You'll need to upgrade your card in the future is all.

HDR rawks.

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:03 PM
I'd say one of these 3 FPS

Fear (my current fav)

Sin Episodes Emergence (fairly short and can be quite difficult but good fun)

Half life 2 or the forthcoming Half Life episode one (HL2 best game ever?)
You can buy a pack that includes HL2, counterstrike & day of defeat. Counterstrike is probably the best mulitplayer FPS and one of the most popular.
You can buy in store, on the internet or direct from steam if you have broadband

Sin Episodes Emergence (fairly short and can be quite difficult but good fun)
also available from steam

fear is quite demanding on hardware but should run fine on new hardware as the others will do. Agree you may want to upgrade your video card as the X600 is fairly old but should play those game on lower settings.

The newer ones all support shader 3.0 such as nvidia 7800/7900 or ATI x1800/x1900

I've just got the X1900XTX which is a massive improvement over the X850PE I had before. At least you have got 1gb ram as any less than that you'll really notice the difference.

have fun

[edit on 30-5-2006 by arnold_vosloo]

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:05 PM
Also with all these games youre going to need. xfire

you can add me if you want as can anyone; wickedsix my xfire name.

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:08 PM

Originally posted by Lysergic
Also with all these games youre going to need. xfire

you can add me if you want as can anyone; wickedsix my xfire name.

note: you wont need that for any of the steam games as they autoupdate plus and not all games support it

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:09 PM
Yeah you don't NEED it, but it makes joining multiplayer games a lot easier, well games that your friends are playing.

over 550 games currently supported

ps: I never use the autoupdate feature on xfire... do you?

[edit on 30-5-2006 by Lysergic]

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:16 PM
yeah good point, i didn't think of that

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:19 PM
Thanks you guys, much appreciated. Can you recommend a really good car racing game?

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:24 PM

thank you so much for the bonus, you didn't need to do that I'm happy to help and I'm sure everyone else here is too.

posted on May, 30 2006 @ 01:32 PM
Well they'e cars, I dunno how much racing you do compared to blowing things up tho

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