As a note... EMPIRE grew up to be CIVILIZATION by Sid Meijer
Omg, omg... Civilization was my first game I could play (well, before that I get to play around with an ibm xt-at compatible...and a game called Barbarian... But thats all I remember... )
Again, Civ is probably THE only game I have played for so long (at times I would still fire up Dosbox and then Civ... I already have some games I saved... ), and finished about 97% of 'em. Some normal ones, but most were on custom earth maps...
My prefered dificulty is Warlord and 7 enemy civilizations... But as far as race (or army, whatever) I dont really have a preference.
Ok, my games of times old...:
*Doom I&II (+ several fanmade addon levels; the so called wad-files - I think that stands for World Addon files...)
*Command&Conquer 1& Red Alert1 (+ expansions, all of 'em; C&C1 Covert Ops and RA1 CounterStrike and The Aftermath)
*Rise of the triad (only the demo though )
*F-22 Raptor (the up/down scrolling shooter)
*BioMenace, Commander Stryker, Halloween Harry, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure (by Apogee; these were all so-called shareware games...)
*Wing Commander III&IV (yay for Luke Skywalker!! )
*and ofcourse EGA Trek and VGA Trek (those still exist today, in some more modern version...)
*StarFleet Academy (by Infogrames, they dont exist anymore...)
and some more...
Yea, I can say I am a gamer... Not good at what I do, but a gamer pur sang...
Take my games away, and you take my life away... That is as simple as that...
Then there was a large gap since my computer was junk and I was just a kid. By the time I got back into things, I was all the way up to:
Wing Commander series
Loved MW2 and MW2 Mercenaries
LOVED WC 1 - 4 (IMO, WC3 was amazing back in it's day) WC5 was okay. Loved Privateer too (same universe).
I really wish EA hadn't gutted Origin Systems as I think were they still around we could have had an MMO set in the WC/Privateer universe; and would have to worry about comment like "There's too much derstruction and blowing up of enemy ships without giving them a chance to surrender..."
Guadalcanal 1942: Whatever you do, DON'T take an Atlanta Class light cruiser against a Yamato, it won't end well for you
Wing Commander Series
Masters of Orion (except 3, which sucked)
Naval Warship Gunner 1 &2 along with Naval Warship Commander which allowed some interesting ship design choices, up to an including my favorite.. Wave guns!!! along with 16 inch Gatlings
Ah Winters nice AA cruiser LT .. I miss Fighting Steel Grand Atlantic Campaigns The hypothetical large German battleships scary stuff too .. But nothing like Yamato's 18's..
I didn't mind Graf Spee but Scharnhorst was my fav
Microprose Fleet Defender F-14
Red October sub campaign
X-Com ah yes ..COW DOWN its a Harvester mr Rico!
The most favorite dos games I can remember are as follows
Redneck Rampage Rides Again
Tom Clancy`s SSN (I remember this I ran in a DOS window)
I used to run Titanic Adventure Out of Time in a DOS window, only way I could get more than 5 mins of game play in at a time before the game would freeze up.
Aside from that there were alot of old games I played that were backwards compatible in DOS mode since they were very early window`s games.
Civil War Generals I
Civil War Generals II
Half Life 1
Half Life : Opposing Force
Half Life : Blue Shift
Sim City 2000
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
Most of the Sierra hunting and fishing games
Then there was Need for Speed 3 which I just had to buy the pedal and wheel assembly to play which set me back $50 for the top of the line model.
Aside from that the other games I like are all post windows 98. The fallout series I didnt start playing till friend turned me onto Fallout 3 a few years back.