HF Retro Game of the Year - 1999 - Poll closes tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Geek Emporium' started by SniperHF, Jun 11, 2018.

?

Game of the year back in 1999?

This poll will close on Jun 18, 2018 at 4:59 PM.
  1. Age of Empires II

    20.7%
  2. EverQuest

    3.3%
  3. Heroes of Might and Magic III

    8.7%
  4. Planescape: Torment

    1.1%
  5. Quake III Arena

    3.3%
  6. Rollercoaster Tycoon

    15.2%
  7. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

    3.3%
  8. Silent Hill

    6.5%
  9. SoulCalibur

    2.2%
  10. Super Smash Bros.

    17.4%
  11. System Shock 2

    4.3%
  12. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

    10.9%
  13. Unreal Tournament

    3.3%
  1. SniperHF

    SniperHF Stickiness Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2007
    Messages:
    30,416
    Likes Received:
    2,905
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Phoenix
  2. 50 Sheas of Grey

    50 Sheas of Grey Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    79
    Smash Bros - was the most fun both at the time it came out, as well as revisiting it today.
     
    Pilky01 likes this.
  3. Desdichado30

    Desdichado30 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    926
    Likes Received:
    75
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Sweden
    Rollercoaster tycoon and Age of Empires II are the best in that list.
     
    The Nuge and Teemu like this.
  4. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    85,368
    Likes Received:
    10,553
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    New Jersey, Exit 16E
    You look at a list containing Silent Hill, Planescape, and System Shock 2 and say that with a straight face?
     
  5. MetalheadPenguinsFan

    MetalheadPenguinsFan Disco Is Dead!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    46,735
    Likes Received:
    4,054
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" for me. :)
     
  6. WarriorOfGandhi

    WarriorOfGandhi Was saying Boo-urns

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    18,301
    Likes Received:
    715
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    you could legitimately argue that several of these games are among the best ever made. I would happily vote for AOE2 or UT in another year, but this year had Alpha Centauri and Alpha Centauri was boss. I could tell you how it's a great game, or a game that has no flaws, but all I'll tell you is that I've never learned more from a game or had a game that made me stop and think about what I'd just learned. Alpha Centauri provides a crash course in history, philosophy, politics, business, warfare, literature, and physics. Playing one game should count as college credit for a humanities degree. It is beautiful, compelling, haunting, and fantastically entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to play a video game they'll remember all their lives.
     
    SniperHF likes this.
  7. RandV

    RandV It's a wolf v2.0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    22,752
    Likes Received:
    722
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Home Page:
    Honestly Alpha Centauri would probably be my pick... but I never actually played it so AoE II it is.
     
  8. Big McLargehuge

    Big McLargehuge Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    68,785
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    S. Pasadena, CA
    I know Alpha Centauri & System Shock 2 were probably better...but I was too young to appreciate them in 1998 and going back and trying to play them for the first time well after the fact proved fruitless.

    So RollerCoaster Tycoon it is. Hundreds of blissful hours there, this gets brownie points because I was obsessed with roller coasters when I was younger...still kinda am, really.
     
  9. Oogie Boogie

    Oogie Boogie Ginko

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    17,973
    Likes Received:
    740
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Boone, NC
    Age of Empires II and Rollercoaster Tycoon for me.
    Went with Age of Empires II.
    Still remains as one of my all time favorite online playing experiences.
     
  10. Commander Clueless

    Commander Clueless Most Displeased

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    11,611
    Likes Received:
    225
    Trophy Points:
    111
    This one was actually a tough one for me, but I think the original Super Smash Bros had a huge impact on me.
     
  11. Pilky01

    Pilky01 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    8,028
    Likes Received:
    859
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Occupation:
    Not hockey
    Location:
    GTA
    I had way more fun with Smash 64 than I have had with any subsequent iteration. It was just so freaking mind blowing.

    Roller Coaster Tycoon and THPS would be my runner ups.

    The clearest trend in these winners is that HF like open world games. Smash could become the first fighter, or even just first non action, adventure, rpg sorta thing. No racers or sports or fighting winners yet. Edit: Civ 4 realky the only that wouldn’t fall into that vague description.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
  12. SniperHF

    SniperHF Stickiness Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2007
    Messages:
    30,416
    Likes Received:
    2,905
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Phoenix
    I'm still sort of surprised about that one, my money was on RE 4 winning.
    Pleasantly surprised but still surprised.
     
  13. Ducks in a row

    Ducks in a row Go Ducks Quack Quack

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    14,553
    Likes Received:
    489
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Age of Empires II gets my vote
     
  14. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    85,368
    Likes Received:
    10,553
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    New Jersey, Exit 16E
    The trend is see is HF did not do a lot of deep diving into PC gaming.

    Has anyone on here even played Planescape?
     
    The Macho Man likes this.
  15. WarriorOfGandhi

    WarriorOfGandhi Was saying Boo-urns

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    18,301
    Likes Received:
    715
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Planescape is a fantastic story but if you never played D&D (like me) the learning curve is mad steep
     
  16. Nullus Reverentia

    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Messages:
    19,792
    Likes Received:
    816
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Occupation:
    Helium-3 Space Pirate
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    I played it before high school but that was a long time ago, don’t really remember it.
     
  17. NyQuil

    NyQuil Unleashed

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    60,672
    Likes Received:
    4,879
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    Planescape Torment was a fantastic story but the gameplay was pretty weak and it's only really worth playing once.

    The D&D mechanics were definitely inferior to BG2 which is fine because it was meant to be story-driven as opposed to engine-driven. As a D&D guy though, I was disappointed in the combat.

    Alpha Centauri might represent the zenith of 4X gaming under the Sid Meier and Brian Reynolds banner, and I still play it to this day, so it gets my vote.

    I never played SS2 although I'm obviously aware of how many people rave about it.

    Heroes 3 was the best one as well - very tempting.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018 at 11:26 AM
  18. crowi

    crowi Registered Loser

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    5,045
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Helsinki
    Really good options here. I went with Heroes 3.
     
  19. CTC

    CTC Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2014
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Heroes 3 all the way, AoE2 was alot of fun but I sank days away in those maps in heroes. Some solid couch co-op play too, friends and I had so much fun with that game and its expansions. Special place for Silent Hill too, first game that that I was afraid to play!
     
  20. No Fun Shogun

    No Fun Shogun 34-38-61-10-13-15

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    46,262
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Occupation:
    Illegal Ill Eagle
    Location:
    An unspecified place on Google Maps, apparently
  21. ArGarBarGar

    ArGarBarGar Defense Please

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    38,012
    Likes Received:
    1,303
    Trophy Points:
    139
    You going to act like Roller Coaster Tycoon and Age of Empires 2 aren't absolutely fan-freaking-tastic games?

    Those two games were my childhood.
     
    Desdichado30 and Beau Knows like this.
  22. 50 Sheas of Grey

    50 Sheas of Grey Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    79
    I think PC gaming will always be less popular than console gaming as it's not as accessible, and back in the day split-screen was huge which would draw people together to play games (Smash Bros is a good example of that). I know PC had LAN parties, they were just much less common.

    I've played everything on the list aside from Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, SoulCalibur, and EverQuest. I voted Smash mainly based on the fun factor, but also because of the replay value and how the game still holds up.
     
  23. Ceremony

    Ceremony ______________ Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2012
    Messages:
    103,095
    Likes Received:
    2,211
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Home Page:
    Literally every game I would have voted for isn't included. You put in Rollercoaster Tycoon and not Crash Team Racing? Come on.
     
  24. Big McLargehuge

    Big McLargehuge Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    68,785
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    S. Pasadena, CA
    Smash Bros is already on there, that filled our quota of 7.5/10 games.
     
  25. Xelebes

    Xelebes Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    6,978
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Occupation:
    accounting technician
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    I managed to play three of the games on the list. I'm amazed. Went with Age of Empires II. Not a fan of Quake III: Arena too much. Unreal Tournament was all right but UT2K3 was better.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"