Good pc games to play for a lad's gaming night?

Gonna get a few mates together and have a night geeking out on some pc games. Looking for games to play, will probably have 4 pc's networked. Thinking something like Grid for racing, maybe Battlefield Heroes or APB for shooting, football superstars for a laugh?

Games gotta be cheap or free as I'll need 4 copies of each!! Not buying 4 games at £30 for each pc!!!

So, what u reckon?

Cheers!

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GTAVI

How old are you lads?

The response you give, will determine the level of abuse you get (_;)
Edited by: "jonny619447" 13th Jun 2011

world of warcraft

hire a stripper, and defo dont do what you advised in the OP

dcx_badass

Get an RTS like C'n'C Generals or something, or something with co-op (to … Get an RTS like C'n'C Generals or something, or something with co-op (to boost the numbers with bots, CSS etc.).



was that english?!

Banned

League of legends

gbspurs

was that english?!



I got the first part of that, generals is a great game. So much replay value even on the single player campaign... then I got lost too, lol

Left 4 Dead 1 or 2. best coop game going

red faction: guerilla
gears of war
Nfs: most wanted

Definitely counterstrike source and L4D2

street fighter

Bionic commando

Terraria good fun game 4 player coop aswell

Allods

My brute lol
google free to play or something,
Btw soz for all the seperate posts, posting on a san fran and it aint that good sometimes..

Original Unreal Tournament.

Timesplitters 2

bunch of women, get yourselves a 360, FIFA and play games for cash. when you get too drunk to play, get the 360 to play against itself and bet on the games.
That how real men roll.

Original Poster



Good idea. Not sure how well my pc's will run it though. I could probably only squeeze 2 pc's so would have to get friends to bring theirs.




Well, I'm 28, but friends are mostly in their 30's. I guess that warrants a large amount of abuse???





Never been into magic games or whatever, so this is a no-no.




Classic response as always, glad to see you on top form still.




I wasn't much of a fan of Generals, not sure why exactly. Probably cos I really liked the tib and RA series and it changed too much. I don't think my mates would be able to understand it anyway.

Never played CSS, co-op games sound good though, we'd prob go on the net for a bit but would like co-op vs pc doing missions etc, not just automatch.


wickedteen

GTAVI

jonny619447

How old are you lads?The response you give, will determine the level of … How old are you lads?The response you give, will determine the level of abuse you get (_;)

gbspurs

world of warcraft

black gerbil1

hire a stripper, and defo dont do what you advised in the OP

dcx_badass

Get an RTS like C'n'C Generals or something, or something with co-op (to … Get an RTS like C'n'C Generals or something, or something with co-op (to boost the numbers with bots, CSS etc.).

dcx_badass

Get an RTS like C'n'C Generals or something, or something with co-op (to … Get an RTS like C'n'C Generals or something, or something with co-op (to boost the numbers with bots, CSS etc.).

shergold

League of legends

hypnoticstate

Left 4 Dead 1 or 2. best coop game going

xbox-360-elite

red faction: guerillagears of warNfs: most wanted

tomwatts

Definitely counterstrike source and L4D2

xbox-360-elite

street fighter

xbox-360-elite

Bionic commando

DrWeeden

Terraria good fun game 4 player coop aswell

xbox-360-elite

Allods

xbox-360-elite

My brute lolgoogle free to play or something,Btw soz for all the seperate … My brute lolgoogle free to play or something,Btw soz for all the seperate posts, posting on a san fran and it aint that good sometimes..

7percent

Original Unreal Tournament.

obriendean

Timesplitters 2

ants97

bunch of women, get yourselves a 360, FIFA and play games for cash. when … bunch of women, get yourselves a 360, FIFA and play games for cash. when you get too drunk to play, get the 360 to play against itself and bet on the games. That how real men roll.



yes.




Never heard of it, will take a quick look.




I think this may be a winner, co-op sounds good, like the idea of rampaging zombies etc, the scary factor. Plus it's like a tenner a copy I think.




Not sure on the 1st too, might take a quick look. Haven't decided on racing game yet, have 2 copies of grid already which would help! I think I've got NFS:MW. Can't remember which NFS games are good and which suck. Think MW was one of the best, maybe underground was good too. Most of them are old and multiplayer support seems to suck.




Yeah, not tried CSS, but L4D2 is going in I think.




No thanks!





Never heard of, sounds a bit queer though.




Looked at this, seems a bit errrr simple?




Never heard, more queer than the last one!




No worries, I don't think my brute either if that's the thing I'm thinking of!!




Interesting, I've not played UT for ages, I found it hard to get into, I like real weapons, not the wierd plasma things in that. I like aiming at my target, not guessing where he's going to be in 2 seconds.




Not heard of this, will take a look.




Hmmmm, maybe not.





Thanks for everyone's input. Feel free to add more.

Command and Conquer original versions full games are downloadable off their website.

Also note the original UT you can acquire for 0-£2 and as i recommended before you can get CS like mods for it.

Banned

Lots of homo in this thread?

Maybe a game of Twister instead?

vibeone

Lots of homo in this thread?Maybe a game of Twister instead?



Indeed whats wrong with this picture whats wrong with just going down the pub/park (age of course) and getting hammered, however he asked and got his responses.


PS: prefered ya other avvy VB it was more flamboyant

vibeone

Lots of homo in this thread?Maybe a game of Twister instead?



Twister with a twist, you cant wash for 2 weeks before playing, and playing has to be naked.

I loved C&C Generals BTW, I was big into PC gaming at a stage and loved these games, there is an excellent little WW2 type strategy game and the name has deserted me, but it was like a £5 at amazon, so I am guessing you could download it, will have a look now.

battlefield bad company 2 ... good on PC

Banned

Nailez

Indeed whats wrong with this picture whats wrong with just going down the … Indeed whats wrong with this picture whats wrong with just going down the pub/park (age of course) and getting hammered, however he asked and got his responses.PS: prefered ya other avvy VB it was more flamboyant



It will return.

Alien Swarm
+ it's free. (via Steam - you might need a source game though?)

or Trackmania something something forever (another freebie on Steam)

Edited by: "BurntEffigy" 14th Jun 2011

Company Of Hero's, that is the one

Banned

Leisure Suit Larry

it does sound like a very sad hen night brah

Left 4 Dead 2 pack of 4 on steam for £15 for next 24 hrs.

Original Poster

Seen, on way to order. Lad's night is a go-go.

Back in day we used to play mostly Starcraft, Warcraft and Diablo II. All great co-op network play and dirt cheap nowadays.

Original Poster

Hmmm, starcraft possibly, didn't really like it though. More of a c&c guy even though sc may have been technically better. Warcraft, no thanks!! Diablo, heard of it many times but can't remember what type of game it is, either way I've avoided it for some 15 years I think, must be for some reason or another!

Original Poster

By the way, this ain't no geeky event, hence why games like Warcraft are definately out the window! Man games like good racing games, scary stuff like left 4 dead etc are in.

You will all need to download the ## Gigabytes of game to each PC (think its about 11Gb now!)
or if you are all networked up you should be able to copy the folder between each PC to save the downloading.

Original Poster

BurntEffigy

You will all need to download the ## Gigabytes of game to each PC (think … You will all need to download the ## Gigabytes of game to each PC (think its about 11Gb now!)or if you are all networked up you should be able to copy the folder between each PC to save the downloading.



Yeah, hopefully can download all to one and then copy to the others. What's easiest way to network them? Can I plug them all into my router? That would give them all net access so we could play on the net (although may be a little laggy with 4 on at a time. Have access to another phone line too though so could do 2 ppl on each line which would be ok I would think?), but would that allow them all to play with each other without needing to send the info to the net, ie host a private non laggy co-op game or race or somethink??

Thanks for any help anyone can give on that. Haven't hosted an awesome computer gaming night before!!

With L4D2 you can host on a local server so speed shouldn't be too much of an issue. I've only tried it with 2 players though.


Original Poster

BurntEffigy

With L4D2 you can host on a local server so speed shouldn't be too much … With L4D2 you can host on a local server so speed shouldn't be too much of an issue. I've only tried it with 2 players though.



Will that work if I just plug all four pc's into my O2 router? Will they be automatically linked to each other rather than just linked to the internet?

Thanks.

Not sure on the technical side, but I have 2 PCs here running it. 1 is connected to the router by cable, the other is wireless. Both machines run the game with 5ms ping, so would guess that they both aren't hitting the internet.

As long as your router can handle 4 connections then you should be ok.

Definitely Counter Strike: Source

If you don't want to buy it, you can get a dodgy version from torrents. It won't work online, but you can play LAN with it.

make one of your machines host a "gun game" match (free add-on that you can download). Loads of fun!
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