These lost gems from the early days of PCs should be given a second chance.
Since the beginning of the gaming industry, PCs have been at the center. The first video games were made and released on computers, and their better hardware makes them a popular choice for games. Even though consoles have come a long way since then, based on the build, PCs still have better hardware most of the time.
PC gamers also have access to a huge library of great games that aren’t available anywhere else. Many current gamers might not even know that these PC games exist. These PC games deserve a second chance so that they can be played by a new generation and so that their fans can play them again with better images and gameplay.
The Longest Journey
The Dreamfall trilogy is a charming point-and-click RPG series that is only available on PC. It tells the story of the main character, April Ryan, and her adventures in a parallel universe that she gets stuck in. It has a deep story, creative location designs, and fun missions that are challenging without being frustrating.The Longest Journey is the first game in the series. In it, April Ryan has to find another body for the guardian who guards the Balance, which is a hard job.
The Longest Journey came out in 2000, when technology wasn’t as good as it is now. The audio isn’t very good, the voice acting isn’t very good, and the graphics are too old to work on current monitors. So, The Longest Journey would gain a lot from a remake, which would bring back the great story with new technology.
Baldur’s Gate 2
Even though both the first and second Baldur’s Gate games have Enhanced Editions on Steam, the games are still mostly the same. They still have a retro look to their graphics, and their slow turn-based combat means that players have to decide what their character and their allies do. Baldur’s Gate 2 is a game that could be even better if it got a second chance. It is set in the rich and creative D&D world.
In D&D lore, the story takes place during the time of the Dale Reckoning. The Tablets of Fate, which keep the balance between good and evil in the world, are stolen from where they are kept. Lord Ao, the God of Gods, was desperate to get these items back, so he forced the other gods to become humans until the Tablets were found and brought back. This caused many gods to die.
The Ultimate Doom
Even though the Doom series has had several soft reboots over the years, the original PC game was the only one to be re-released in 1995. This version added an extra episode to the much-loved original game. Players who already had a copy of the original Doom could get this new version for free. The only change was that there was more material. Other than that, the game was mostly the same. Players controlled Doomguy as he fought his way through maps on Mars and in Hell.
Fans probably won’t get a remake, since the reboot series is selling well and getting good reviews from both critics and gamers. However, given how much it changed the world of gaming, it needs more attention and to be shown to FPS fans who have only played newer games. A remake with updated images and better gameplay could give them the push they need to give it a try.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption
Before Bloodlines, there was Redemption, a game in the Vampire: The Masquerade series that people have forgotten about. Redemption takes place over centuries of Christof’s life as one of the accepted, from his early days in Prague in the 12th century to the late 20th century. Bloodlines, on the other hand, only takes place in the present day. He gets caught up in the complicated politics of vampires, which include sect and clan wars and the fight to avoid being watched by hunters as technology and ways to hunt change over time.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption is a great example of what a table-top VtM game could be like. It shows coteries made up of different vampires, the dangers the beast poses to each vampire’s dwindling humanity, and the fighting between the different clans and groups. Redemption has a lot of history and a good story, but the technical parts of Basket Random could use a lot of work.
Many games owe their existence to Half-Life, the first game in the famous series that has since had a few sequels like Half-Life 2 and Half-Life: Alyx. Half-Life is the main title of Valve and the face of PC gaming. The popular sandbox game G-Mod, which lets players make anything they want, was made possible by Half-Life because it used assets from the second game and was built on the same engine. With such a strong history behind it, the first movie in the series deserves a full remake.
The game tells the story of Gordon Freeman, who works at a place called Black Mesa, which is a study lab. Their most recent experiment opens a doorway to Xen, which is another realm, and does a lot of damage to the building. Gordon must then go to this other world to beat the thing that is keeping the portal to Earth open and sending monsters from that world to Earth.
Age Of Empires
Age of Empires was one of the first real-time strategy games. It let players build and grow their own kingdom, starting with a small group of hunter-gatherers. Players have to collect resources to build their structures and make sure their towns can move into a new age with better technologies, which helps them grow. Players would have to be strategic about how they use their resources, since those that have already been used do not come back.
Age of Empires not only had a fun single-player campaign, but it also had online multiplayer, which let players fight for the limited resources on Earth. Unfortunately, their servers were shut down in 2006, so people could only play single-player games. But if a new version of this PC game works well, it could have multiplayer again.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
Bloodlines was the most famous game in the VTM series, but it almost didn’t happen because of all the problems it ran into as it was being made. In the end, only three of the original developers stayed on, so the game came out with a lot of bugs and was considered one of the worst game releases ever. But the game was saved when a team of committed fans made the Unofficial Patch. This patch fixed many of the game’s most notorious bugs, updated the graphics, stopped compatibility problems, and even added new content.
Bloodlines is the story of a young vampire who is taken in against the rules of the Camarilla but is saved by the Prince in return for serving him. The Prince is very interested in an old coffin that was found and is said to hold the body of an Antediluvian, the people who started the vampire clans. Players are free to choose their group, how they like to play, and which side they want to be on in the end. It’s one of the best RPGs ever, and since players don’t expect a remake any time soon, they might as well hope Paradox will bring back the original.