First PC game that really blew your mind

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I feel so old :

Master of Orion
X-wing (and Tie fighter that was better but later)
Dune 2
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I'd say Warhammer 40k, Dark Crusade. I was never a big computer gamer since I had a !@#$ computer until a few years ago. Now my Ps3 collects dust lol.
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The first? Digger.

When I was very young I was afraid of computers. My parents tried all sorts of ways to get me to try out our new machine, and when I finally did I was hooked. I started sneaking downstairs and playing at six in the morning.

I probably obsessed over Warcraft II the most, though. I wanted that game so badly that, while the disc was in the mail, I would go on MS Paint and draw ideas for maps I wanted to make.

Definitely spent a lot of time playing Major Stryker, Sonic 2, Toejam and Earl 2 and Crash Team Racing as well.

Did anyone else play Think Quick? The one where you go through mazes looking for parts to build a knight to fight a dragon? It was an amazing puzzle game with a great (at the time) map editor, but doesn't appear to exist on the internet anywhere. It was the perfect balance of danger/excitement and education/problem solving for young children.
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Dragon Warrior 1

This game killed me... I was a huge pencil and paper RPGer in the eighties, and then I discovered that I could play DnD on my Nintendo!
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Star Wars Empire at War. It's pretty much the only game I even could get that was Star Wars.
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Settler 2 was good
or 大航海時代 by Koei.

Both amazing...
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Thief: The Dark Project was fantastic.

Warcraft 2 was up there as well....
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It was Diablo 2 that led me into Blizzard, and Warcraft 3 that totally blew my mind

'Til this day, I'm still hoping for a Warcraft 4.
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Dune 2, Wolf3D, DOOM.
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Probably the original Half Life.
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Starcraft was the first one that blew my mind but it pales a bit when I think of homeworld 2, single best campaign ive ever played.
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Loved it and still love it.
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Freespace 2. It did everything the first game did, but even better, and with more bad-@ssery. And giant lasers.
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11/28/2012 01:07 PMPosted by RadioMan
Freespace 2. It did everything the first game did, but even better, and with more bad-@ssery. And giant lasers.

They are Open source now so enjoy more.

while check out this one

Mac game deletes your files: is it malware or is it art?
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Modern warfare 3 because they really innovated with taht title. Srs.

Shoot me, now.
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WC2! I was honestly put off by Warcraft 1, thought it was just tough rough and tough for me. But the second I saw the cinematics for Warcraft 2 I was hooked. Than the gameplay really sucked me in. Than many years later a game called Planescape: Torment completely took over my life! THose are two that really stick out.
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12/02/2012 03:18 AMPosted by AgCl
They are Open source now so enjoy more.

I have. There are some good ones out there, but most of them are so-so quality. The majority of them have the overly used Battle of Endor at the end of them.
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Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time for me.
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