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Post by rockhole » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:09 am

I was addicted to Quake, Doom and Half Life several years ago (PC versions) and it was not surprising as I recently found out they all used the same engine.

Could anyone recommend a more recent game in the same genre. (PC only)
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Re: Computer Games

Post by Jazz_84 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:05 pm

F.E.A.R, Crysis and FarCry are the better First Person Shooters over the last few years
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Post by rockhole » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:00 pm

Jazz_84 wrote:F.E.A.R, Crysis and FarCry are the better First Person Shooters over the last few years
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Post by Rossoneri » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:40 pm

Assassins creed
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Re: Computer Games

Post by Royza » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:43 am

As an FYI:

They use similar, or modified versions of the engines.

Doom & Quake were both made by id Software.

Doom/II - id Tech 1 engine. Heretic (Raven), Hexen (Raven), Strife (Rogue Entertainment) also used this engine.
Quake - Quake engine. HeXen II (Raven) used this engine.

Quake II - id Tech 2 engine. Heretic II (Raven), Sin (Ritual Entertainment). Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999) - (Xatrix Entertainment), Soldier of Fortune (Raven), Daikatana (Ion Storm), Anachronox (Ion Storm).

Half Life (Valve Corporation) used the GoldSrc engine, a heavily modified id Tech 2 engine.
For HL2, they used their Source engine. Other games using this are: Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Portal, Zeno Clash and Vindictus (Nexon).

Quake 3 - id Tech 3 engine. Other games that use this:

American McGee's Alice (2000) – Rogue Entertainment (based on the modified F.A.K.K.² code base)
Call of Duty (2003) – Infinity Ward/Call of Duty: United Offensive (2004) – Gray Matter Interactive/Call of Duty Classic (2009) – Infinity Ward
Dark Salvation (2009) - Mangled Eye Studios
Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.² (2000) – Ritual Entertainment
Iron Grip: Warlord (2008) – Isotx
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire (2001) – EA Redwood Shores (this was to be a PS2 and Windows version of the PlayStation and N64 game The World is Not Enough that was ultimately cancelled; it is based on the modified F.A.K.K.² code base)
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004) – EA Redwood Shores
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (2002) – 2015, Inc. (based on the modified F.A.K.K.² code base)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) – Gray Matter Interactive (SP) / Nerve Software (MP)
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (2003) – Splash Damage
Severity (2007) – Cyberathlete Professional League
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (2002) – Raven Software
Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force (2000) – Raven Software
Star Trek: Elite Force II (2003) – Ritual Entertainment
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002) – Raven Software
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (2003) – Raven Software

Doom 3 - id Tech 4 engine. Other games that use this:

Quake 4 (2005) – Raven Software
Prey (2006) – Human Head Studios
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (2007) – Splash Damage
Wolfenstein (2009) – Raven Software
Brink (2011) – Splash Damage

Doom 4/Rage - id Tech 5 engine. Rage will be released later this year.

As for recent games in a similar vein, I'd recommend: Left4Dead/2. Both brilliant with single, co-op, and versus, as well as different modes of play. Borderlands is similar with RPG elements. Bioshock/2 are also good.

Also recommend what Jazz & Rosso have said, although Ass.Creed is a bit of a different style.

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Re: Computer Games

Post by rockhole » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:11 am

Thanks, Royza

Great info.
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