What is the First PC game You Have Ever Played?

Discussion in 'Classics' started by lamanlupa, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. lamanlupa

    lamanlupa Member Registered

    I can still remember my first PC game. It was known as Space Commanders and it was a Space Invaders rip off. It was just a tad bit faster than Space Invaders and it was played in PCs that ran with pre-Windows DOS (Disk Operating System). That was during the 80s. A long, long time ago. How about you? What was your first PC game?
  2. MandyMarieB

    MandyMarieB Member Registered

    Oh goodness. It was probably Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego. :) My grandmother had it, and I spent my days there when my mom was working, so I would play that.
  3. mtayp01

    mtayp01 New Member Registered

    Aside from the usual Solitaire and Minesweeper, it was either Might and Magic or Starcraft. I don't remember which one came first, but it was through these two games that I was first introduced to the wonderful world of gaming. I used to feel a bit creeped out by the blood though, since I was still so young back then. Eventually I got used to it and discovered just how fun (and time-consuming) games are.
  4. Ashwin Mahesh

    Ashwin Mahesh New Member Registered

    Cannot really remember very well whether it was any of the card games or Dave. If my memory serves me right it must have been Solitaire, I was so intrigued when after you've won the game the way the cards tumble and shuffle (I am not even sure if its the right word to describe the graphics involved). It had left a lasting impression on me.
  5. aboleth_lich

    aboleth_lich Member Registered

    The first PC game that I ever played, way back in elementary school, was the bright-green-on-black majesty (utilizing the available colour palette in full) that is the classic, original Oregon Trail!

    The eighties were a strange time in which people thought that children's first exposure to then-primitive computers should be accompanied with learning about dysentery! o_O

  6. SLTE

    SLTE Member Registered

    My first one was King's Quest IV, the one where you're playing as a princess. I remember it quite specifically being the first, because a) It was way too difficult for someone my age to beat, as I had no idea what I was doing, and b) My older brother kept trying to make the character (I think her name was Rosaline, off the top of my head, but I could be wrong) to weird, quasi-perverse things like take her clothes off. I was young enough that I didn't understand why even the slightest bit.
  7. guruproto

    guruproto New Member Registered

    Sim City 2000 was my first game. I was young when it was released and I didn't know what I was doing half the time, but I still loved creating my own city and unleashing environmental mayhem upon it. As I grew older, Maxis became one of my favorite developers and I continued to buy the new Sim City and Sims games. Currently, I use DOSBox to play some of the older PC games and get a nice hit of nostalgia.

    I'm attempting to get Sim City 2000 back again (it's currently available as a trial), but I'm currently occupied with some other classic gems, such as Jagged Alliance, TES: Daggerfall and Civilization.
  8. BluBird

    BluBird Member Registered

    Some version of Space Invaders at my babysitter's house. I was mesmerized, and I'll never forget seeing my dad's reflection in the screen when he arrived to pick me up.
  9. Vegito12

    Vegito12 Member Registered

    I think it was the One must fall 2097 and was a good fighting game and you played as a robot and would take on other ones on and, win matches which was a challenging game and also would play it at my cousin's house. I also remember playing against the computer controlled character which can be easy or hard, and need to watch what the other character is doing as they can be fast or slow at times. I reckon that it can be a game which is nice and also have played it again online and remember the songs and also the battles, which were in the game and enjoyable as well which was good at the time.
  10. DownrightFierce

    DownrightFierce New Member Registered

    A DOS game called "Soccer Kid". I used to think it was so good, mainly because I also played soccer at school. But I tried it out a few years back and it has not aged well. :D
  11. prose

    prose Member Registered

    The first game I played on a computer was actually at elementary school on the dinosaur-age computers with floppy discs, and it was the original Oregon Trail. I loved that game! The first PC game I really remember getting into as a kid at home was Heroes of Might and Magic. I could still happily play that today!
  12. SLTE

    SLTE Member Registered

    Ha ha, I remember playing Oregon Trail in school too. I was one of the best wild animal shooters in the class. Which isn't saying a hell of a lot, but still. It's one of the few games that sticks in my mind from those days, 'cause most of the installed games back then were blatantly educational, and, thus, not very good.
  13. Avia

    Avia New Member Registered

    Mine were two DOS games. One called Red Tape that was an office simulation, and a space invaders shooter.
  14. Cereus

    Cereus Member Registered

    Number Munchers, Oregon Trail, Solitaire and Minesweeper. Those are the ones that I can remember at the top of my head. It's been a very long time, but I can distinctly remember those four games from my early childhood.

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