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Patagonic
01-27-2006, 05:50 AM
Flight simulator are my favorite kind of games, but from time to time It`s good to try something new.
I`ve played Ghost Recon for a while, and although it´s a very old game I still like It.
I`ve also played Far Cry, the Graphics and physics of this game are amazing, but I can`t find good add-ons or mods for this game. It`s like the community who used to play far cry moved to another game. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif????

I`m looking for a good FPS to play offline with some strategy (not just firing to everything that moves), with good mods and new maps to download for that game.

I think the main candidates are:
BF2: I`ve played the demo offline, to unrealistic for me. And a little to boring also, the only objective of the game is take the flags http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.
F.E.A.R.: This game is quite new but for what I could find in the web It don`t have any Single player map to download or weapons mods. Does anyone know anything else about this one?
HL2: I don´t kown anything about this game. Is it good?

Maybe I shoud continue playing FAR CRY, I think this game has a lot of potential.
One more time I realise that IL2/FB/AEP/PF has the best community with hundreds of user made campaigns, skins and new planes add-ons from time to time.
That why I played this game for more than three years now. Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

F19_Gazoo
01-27-2006, 05:59 AM
Originally posted by Patagonic:
HL2: I don´t kown anything about this game. Is it good?

You should definately look up Halflife 2, it´s a great game, maybe a little "shootup everythingy", but great fun anyway. It has loads of mods for it too. Check out http://www.halflife2.net/ and
http://www.hlfallout.net/ for more info.

WOLFMondo
01-27-2006, 06:05 AM
F.E.A.R was pretty cool but very short, or maybe I just played it through non stop without sleep till I got to the end. Its a good game though, Ai is pretty cool, looks very nice too. There are mods for it and some planned but I've not looked in a few weeks. It does need a high spec system which HL2 doesn't but still looks very nice. I'm not sure if it was worth the 40 pounds it cost though.

HL2 is great. Very much like F.E.A.R with some nice AI, nice interaction with the environment, some really cool levels, definately one of the best single player games since Duke Nukem 3D!

HL2 has allot of mods as well like Day of Defeat (ww2 themed) and Counter-strike source. HL2 is worth every penny.

Niether will beat IL2:FB/PF for user built campaigns, skins etc.

ploughman
01-27-2006, 06:07 AM
I just got Call of Duty 2 and it's really pretty slick especially if you're familiar with the original CoD. There are a couple of maps from CoD in CoD 2 and they really demonstrate the leap that the developers have been able to make with the new game. I have a so 20th Century 1.5 mhz P4 and CoD2 runs better on it than the original game.

It's also pretty clear though that the developers have given the game plenty of room for an add-on, especially the on-line multi-play.

Hunter82
01-27-2006, 06:09 AM
I play COD 2 all the time...it's cool

Capt.LoneRanger
01-27-2006, 06:10 AM
My first idea was BF2 - until you mentioned "offline". Besides the fact that even Ut2004 is more realistic, playing Bf2 offline just sux.

HL2 is nice, but the campaign is too short. After all, D3, Q4 and HL2 turned out to be techdemos rather than full games.


Considering you like tactics, realism, new maps, addons, etc, my personal suggestion is RainbowSix. It's based on Tom Clancy's novel "Operation Rainbow". You are part of a international unit against terrorism, called Rainbow. The offline-campaign is very thrilling and immersive. You gather information, then decide on your teams, how many at all, how many members each, what specialists, then what weapons and equipment. The next planning phase offers you a blueprint of the building/area the terrorists are hiding. You can plan the mission with easy steps and waypoints to coordinate the teams. Then comes the FPS part. Alone or together with your team(s) you try to rescue hostages, disarm bombs, infiltrate buildings, etc.

Very thrilling, very complex and realistic - but also very deadly.

You can choose from a variety of rifles, pistols, shotguns, snipers, MGs, grenades and spy-stuff. You can modify them with silencers, scopes, etc, to fit your plan - sneak and kill silently or rush with auto-shotguns. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

If you play via LAN or internet sometimes, you can also fight the campaigns in coop - that's extremely cool!

The Rainbow-Series exist for years. The last release was "RavenShield" with the addon "AthenaSword." IMHO this was the best release so far. Very different missions.
The next Version will be released on February 8th, with completely new engine, additional euqipment and a very complex campaign.
Dunno if there is a demo, but RavenShield is available as budget-game, now and even the GoldVersion is about 20bucks IIRC.

Capt.LoneRanger
01-27-2006, 06:11 AM
Ehm, REALISTIC games, not Quake with WW2 weapons. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

ploughman
01-27-2006, 06:14 AM
Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
Ehm, REALISTIC games, not Quake with WW2 weapons. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

'Realistic' and 'game' not only in the same sentance but actually next to each other?

How's that gravity gun working out? That 'real' enough for ya'?

OMG, I've been flamed in a FPS thread and I've bitten!

ytareh
01-27-2006, 06:14 AM
COD2 for sure!Especially with all that Eastern Front content!Now some will point you towards Red Orchestra if youre interested in the Russian conflict (Arent we all here!?) but I reckon COD" is that bit more polished while RO is 'maybe' a bit more 'researched'...

Deedsundone
01-27-2006, 06:19 AM
Do not forget Hidden and dangerous 2.
If you do not have it then it´s time to get it.

And,yes HL 2 is very good.

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-27-2006, 06:26 AM
Hidden and Dangerous 2 plus Sabre Squadron add-on. A bit more thought required to complete missions. COD is good, but I always felt swept along by events rather than having some bearing on them. Some folk have said COD runs on rails.
I wouldn't disagree - very nice rails, granted. In H & D there is more than one way to skin a cat in most missions, although there is still the seemingly obligitory man the guns in an aeroplane scenario...

Just my two bob's worth....

Capt.LoneRanger
01-27-2006, 06:33 AM
Running and Jumping with a BAR and shooting a fly of the wall with autofire IMHO is not realistic. If it was, BF2 was too.

I didn't flame you, sorry, if you took it this way, but of course is there a difference between a realistic game and a non-realistic game. Dunno why you post here, if there wasn't, and not over in the PearlHarbor-game forums. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I doubt any game is close to a tactical simulation with a Health-Points-Bar - at least I never saw mine.

Breeze147
01-27-2006, 07:45 AM
I'm playing COD2 now. The Pointe Du Hoc assault was very well done, IMHO. In the Stalingrad missions, it was the first time I encountered females as fighting soldiers. Very cool, although when one of them gets killed, I felt a little worse than if it had been a male. I thought the El Alamein tank battles were good. I have to say though, that except for the tactical use of smoke grenades, it really hasn't broken new ground. The new grenade throwing routine is disappointing, at least to me. And the health system is weak. You just have to get to cover when your heavily wounded and you magically recover. I, for one, enjoyed those desperate searches for health packs. And, no mortars. I like mortars.

It has to be played on the higher levels, as well. In COD1-United Offensive, I couldn't even beat it on the second level, but in COD2, I can go to the third level.

Something that has been on my mind for a while, not just referring to COD. We all know by now that the Atlantic Wall was manned by Wehrmacht conscripts from the occupied nations. This is never depicted. They are all speaking German.

I like these games because it gives me a little bit of an insight to the incredible fighting ability and cold courage of the actual people who did this. I know I would have **** my pants and thrown up if I was assaulting a beach on D-Day. Or taking back a major Russian city one building at a time. Or being in the middle of a desert, a jillion miles from home, fighting against what at first was overwhelming odds.

I also might recommend Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault. The graphics are absolutely stunning. There were some problems with "sticking", but overall, this was a very good game, IMHO. Assaulting the beach at Tarawa was the second hardest level I have ever faced in an FPS. (The number one hardest would be hitting Omaha Beach in MOH:Allied Assault. When I finally made it to the protection of the sand dunes, and the Captain ordered me to go back out and get the bangalore torpedo, I actually said out loud "**** you, get it yourself").

This has turned into a ramble, but I enjoy this genre very much. I have yet to try either of the Brothers In Arms series, but they are supposed to be very good.

Worf101
01-27-2006, 08:08 AM
You've played "Far Cry" so IMHO you've played the best. COD2 is good. I beat that sucka on vetran level and there was no joy in muddville for a long time. COD1 United Offensive was more difficult, particularly at the Kharkov rail station waves of troops, multiple tanks, Stuka's raining chit on you every other minute and no help in sight Wow... But when that train full of reinforcements finally hits the tracks you almost want to weep for joy.

Worf101 99th Pursuit Squadron, 332nd V.F.G. "Spit Fire".

Aeronautico
01-27-2006, 08:15 AM
OFP (Armaed Assault soon);
H&D2 (+ Sabre Squadron);
VC (& VC2?)

These are the serious ones.

Mafia;
HL2;
FC

These are the ones "for fun".

panther3485
01-27-2006, 09:03 AM
Hi Patagonic,

MOHAA and CoDUO both great fun and very immersive, the latter being slightly better than the former overall, for me.


Ghost Recon still one of my favourites and still one of the best IMHO, age or no age. I think there's a Ghost Recon 3 coming out. Hope I'm not going to be disappointed with it but early indications suggest I might be.

My other main favourite is Rainbow Six 3 Ravenshield - really gets me in.

The new Rainbow Six game, 'Lockdown', should be out soon, I think. I've already played the demos and it looks to be another winner to me. You shouldn't have to wait too long for it.


Best regards,
panther3485

Deedsundone
01-27-2006, 09:32 AM
Mafia yes! Not really a dedicated FPS but it´s darn good.Loveley atmosphere.

jimDG
01-27-2006, 03:37 PM
Far Cry is great. Immersive and has a great atmosphere.

I dont like HL2 at all - it has no spirit what so ever (unlike HL1), and no coherency. The plot (if any) is just..mm.. well.. not there. No surprises, nothing really interesting to explore, no atmosphere, just some levels pieced up together by a lame plot. My biggest disappointment last year. CS:Source is OK. But its still just plain old CS, just fancier.
There was a 3rd party HL1:Source SP mod in development which I'm eagerly waiting for. The difference from the official HL1:Source is - its not just a machine convertion of the levels to the new engine - they promise to actually bring them up to Source standards of design. Dark Forces: Source will also be interesting to see.
Until then - Im not switchin on my Steam http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
Doom 3 doesnt even qualify as a FPS "game". It needs a super fast hardware just so that you get 25 frames per second looking at a wall tile illuminated by your flashlight (everything else being dark) while some hidden closet slides open and unleashes imps at your @ss. Pathetic.

Painkiller is what I had most fun lately. It felt like playing Doom for the first time, and the expansion pack is even better. The level design is absolutely awesome (and very easy on the gfx card). A game to hold the trigger and wreck destruction. Its the FPS game that is truest to its roots and doest pretend to be what its not.

Patagonic
01-27-2006, 04:27 PM
Wow!! Some of the games you metion I even didn`t have any information of them.
Anyway, I will have to study this more careful. I follow the advice of Capt.LoneRanger and downloaded the new rainbow 6 demo, It has some interesting features but I don`t think It can beat the far cry engine.
panther3485, I have the same feeling you have with Ghost recon 3 but I hope to play the demo.
As for WW2 games I`m sorry but nothing will beat the IL2 series and I don`t want to get bored with the second world war subject (hope you undestand what I'm trying to say, English is not my first languaje)

waffen-79
01-27-2006, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by Aeronautico:
OFP (Armaed Assault soon);
H&D2 (+ Sabre Squadron);
VC (& VC2?)

These are the serious ones.

Mafia;
HL2;
FC

These are the ones "for fun".

what he said

but you really want to have fun?

1. OFP:RES with tons of addons (awesome online and offline)
2. CODUO or COD2 (they excell online)
3. that's pretty much it

BF series especially BF2 are too arcadey and filled with kidz online (you know, they say: w00t, pwned, haxs, n00b, ETC)

Sokol__1
01-27-2006, 04:36 PM
Wow!! Some of the games you metion I even didn`t have any information of them.

Patagonic,

U need take a look in this list: http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=24145969

Sokol1

carguy_
01-27-2006, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
It's also pretty clear though that the developers have given the game plenty of room for an add-on, especially the on-line multi-play.

Yah,I had some $ with me and went for COD2 instead of HL2.First thing I noticed it was able to run on me low end pc smoothly.The experience is more than satisfying.Campaigns also much more interesting than those from COD although it`s the same stuff really.

Having a Thompson and blasting all those retreating krauts rulez.

I don`t like the DM though.I`m not a surgeon but I think a single bullet in the heart would kill a human.Not in COD2.

FI-Aflak
01-27-2006, 07:22 PM
Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is very very good. Graphics on par with Doom 3, great combination of stealth, fistfighting, and shooting gameplay, good story, top-notch voice actors, good humour. I highly recomend it.

UberPickle
01-27-2006, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by Patagonic:
Flight simulator are my favorite kind of games, but from time to time It`s good to try something new.
I`ve played Ghost Recon for a while, and although it´s a very old game I still like It.
I`ve also played Far Cry, the Graphics and physics of this game are amazing, but I can`t find good add-ons or mods for this game. It`s like the community who used to play far cry moved to another game. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif????

I`m looking for a good FPS to play offline with some strategy (not just firing to everything that moves), with good mods and new maps to download for that game.

I think the main candidates are:
BF2: I`ve played the demo offline, to unrealistic for me. And a little to boring also, the only objective of the game is take the flags http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.
F.E.A.R.: This game is quite new but for what I could find in the web It don`t have any Single player map to download or weapons mods. Does anyone know anything else about this one?
HL2: I don´t kown anything about this game. Is it good?

Maybe I shoud continue playing FAR CRY, I think this game has a lot of potential.
One more time I realise that IL2/FB/AEP/PF has the best community with hundreds of user made campaigns, skins and new planes add-ons from time to time.
That why I played this game for more than three years now. Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Try getting Operation Flashpoint. That game more than pays for it'self.

www.ofp.info (http://www.ofp.info) says it all.

knightflyte
01-28-2006, 12:22 AM
I like Duck Hunter on the OLD Nintendo Entertainment System.

You can't get more first person than that..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Abbuzze
01-28-2006, 01:16 AM
If you don´t need tons of eyecandy the good (real) old Operation Flashpoint is a very good game.
With Resistance togehter, you got a lot of free Addons.

- US Civil war
- Finnish winterwar + finnish forces of today
- Lego war
- many complete unit replacement mods

If you get it somewhere you should take a look at it.

Codex1971
01-28-2006, 02:14 AM
DOOM 3 for me...mindless monster killing bliss... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

http://www.doom3.com/

Siwarrior
01-28-2006, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by knightflyte:
I like Duck Hunter on the OLD Nintendo Entertainment System.

You can't get more first person than that..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

LOL ive still got that................ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GAU-8
01-28-2006, 05:08 AM
try OPERATION FLASHPOINT

non-linear gameplay.
(go anywhwere you want, and the enemy is strategically placed to give you a head start, make you think you made it, and .....then, your lost. on a huge map.with hundreds of soldiers out of site. watching you.

A.I. posesses fairly dramatic human error. run behind a bush, and they know where you are, run behind several bushes, they might find you, they might not. a few intense moment there when you see footsteps right in front of you, stop, search, and then keep searching down the other areas.

"outside" environment. graphics may be a little dated, but its one of only a tiny handfull of games that makes me feel actually OUTSIDE in a REAL environment. weather, sound, lighting, land.

non-scripted "events".
i cant stand games where actions "pause" for you to get to that key area, to make you feel like youm just happened across something important. in OFP, if you missed your chance, that was usually your only one.

command a single unit (you) to a full squad of men. simple but effective interface .put them where you want, but their own actions , and the fog of war can come into play. your troops arent stupid...just scared, using cover, and rank, to see who goes first, when left alone.

DETAILED multi mod, add-on mayhem. stock graphics may lack..but todays modelers/skinners, make OFP any tactical FPS fan come true with high rez troops,vehicles,armor,aircraft.

you can pick up OFP "game of the year" almost anywhere for 10.00 U.S. dollars.


my 2 cents

Cooter20051966
01-28-2006, 07:11 AM
Half Life 2 was good, FarCry was reallygood,F.E.A.R. short and boring but CoD2 is really cool. Playing Call on very hard to stretch out game but it's damn challenging.

icrash
01-28-2006, 07:20 PM
F.E.A.R. is pretty good but short. You also better have a heck of a system to run it. Mine is 3gig processor, gig of ram,Radeon 9600xt 128mb and it runs pretty smooth with most of the settings turn to low & medium. Some of the stuff is cut off to get the frame rates. Definately want a 256 video card. The game will let you tweak settings & run a test level to check out how the frame rates are running. Seeing the AI run for cover then stick out just the gun to spray rounds without looking was cool. COD2 got played then uninstalled. I couldn't get it to run smooth and some levels were almost unplayable at all (mostly the desert levels with the blowing sand). Wether this was me or the game I don't know. BF2 was acknowledged by the makers as being arcade-like just like BF1942 & add-ons. They weren't looking to make it life-like because the armored vehicles would be almost impossible to destroy among other things.

Tator_Totts
01-28-2006, 07:34 PM
BF2 Is definte Arcade but fun for me. It has some value to me. Get with some buddies online and fight like a squad. I think BF2 won some awards for most Popular online game. BF2 never did stried to be real just fun.

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