Many years ago when I had more time…well, when I had less to occupy my time, I think is more accurate…I played computer games.
My all-time favorites are Dune 2000 and the classic/original Sim City. I’d spend hours each week playing one or the other or both.
If you’re not familiar with either, although I find that hard to believe, Dune 2000 is a real time strategy (RTS) game wherein you must collect currency and then build a military base and defeat the enemy in a series of campaigns that start off fairly easy and become more and more difficult as you progress.
SimCity is the original simulation game where the player become the mayor of a city or town and must grow his city or town all the while balancing the happiness and needs of the city’s inhabitants against the amount of funds in the city’s coffers. There have been multiple advances and spinoffs, but there’s something to be said for the simplicity of the original.
Another RTS game I loved once upon a time was Command & Conquer. It’s similar to Dune in that you must collect funds, build a base and train your forces, and then accomplish increasingly difficult missions, which usually build upon one another.
The C&C games have been updated and are available through Origin.com, a digital distribution outlet for Electronic Arts, the current owner of the C&C franchise.
SimCity Classic, too, is now available on various technology platforms.
Dune 2000, on the other hand doesn’t seem to have been updated, but during my research, it seems there are ways to play. More research is required.
So how about you?
Are you a PC gamer?
What are your favorites?