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Games we've fragged in at SPAWNPOINT LANs, some still seeing action, others long retired...

The list of current titles changes from time to time and new games may be installed on the fly at a LAN. Check out the recommended installs for the most likely candidates to get a run.

(scroll down for screenshots, review comments from GameSpot and install/patch notes)








» Left 4 Dead 2



"With exciting new content across the board and plenty of it, Left 4 Dead 2 outdoes its predecessor and makes the zombie apocalypse an absolute blast."

Released: 17 Nov 2009
Rating = 9.0, Superb. (read review)

Install: via Steam



» Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2



"Modern Warfare 2 boasts an exhilarating campaign, engaging cooperative play, and addictive multiplayer, but the high price and limited multiplayer features may tarnish its appeal."

Released: 10 Nov 2009
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: via Steam


And here's a couple of favourite MW2 maps from past lans...

Scrapyard
One of the smaller maps in MW2 - works well for Headquarters and Domination rounds.

Rust
Another smaller map with open spaces and some ideal sniping positions. Good for Headquarters and Deathmatch rounds.



» Wolfenstein



"Nazis and necromancy mix once again in this flawed but fun sequel."

Released: 18 Aug 2009
Rating = 7.5, Good. (read review)

Install: 1DVD ~6GB



» Crysis Wars



"Crysis Wars features 3 multiplayer modes and 21 maps ranging from large battlefields to smaller battlegrounds."

Released: 16 Sep 2008
Combined User Score = 8.2. (reviews)

Install: 1DVD ~5.1GB



» Left 4 Dead



"Left 4 Dead makes both sides of the zombie apocalypse a thrill to experience, as long as you're not alone."

Released: 18 Nov 2008
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: via Steam



» Call of Duty: World at War



"World at War brings proven Call of Duty mechanics back to WWII with great success."

Released: 10 Nov 2008
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: 1DVD ~6.7GB
Patch to version: 1.6



» Frontlines: Fuel of War



"Frontlines: Fuel of War is set in the near future, where superpowers clash to gain control of nearly-depleted natural resources."

Released: 25 Feb 2008
Combined Critic Score = 7.0. (reviews)

Install: 2DVD ~11GB
Patch to version: 1.0.1



» Unreal Tournament 3



"Unreal Tournament 3 doesn't make huge changes to the formula, but still ends up feeling fresh, fast, and very fun."

Released: 19 Nov 2007
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: 1DVD ~8GB



» Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare



"The single-player campaign is over in a flash, but the high quality of that campaign and its terrific multiplayer options make Call of Duty 4 a fantastic package."

Released: 5 Nov 2007
Rating = 9.0, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: 1DVD ~6.25GB
Patch to version: 1.7


And here's our favourite small-sized CoD4 maps...

Shipment
The smallest map in MW and great for deathmatch battles with close quarters combat round every corner.

Killhouse
Fantastic for a Headquarters round with a small number of players - good luck getting up and holding the tower!



» Crysis



"Crysis is visually stunning, packed with intelligent, thrilling gameplay, and easily one of the greatest shooters ever made."

Released: 13 Nov 2007
Rating = 9.5, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: 1DVD ~6GB



» Team Fortress 2



"Team Fortress 2 sets a brilliant stage for its signature brand of class-based multiplayer mayhem."

Released: 9 Oct 2007
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: via Steam



» Enemy Territory: Quake Wars



"Quake Wars' strong shooting model and focused objectives make it a lot of fun to play."

Released: 2 Oct 2007
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: 1DVD



» Attack on Pearl Harbor



"Forget about flight-sim physics and just enjoy this dumbed-down take on air combat over the Pacific in World War II."

Released: 6 Aug 2007
Rating = 7.0, Good. (read review)

Install: CD ~600Mb



» Battlefield 2142



"Battlefield 2142's new Titan mode is an exciting addition to the Battlefield series, though for the most part 2142 offers up minor improvements over its predecessor."

Released: 17 Oct 2006
Rating = 8.1, Great. (read review)

Install: DVD ~1.7Gb
Patch to version: 1.01



» Company of Heroes



"While intimidating, this visceral real-time strategy reenactment of World War II's Western Front showcases just how far RTS game design and presentation quality have come."

Released: 13 Sep 2006
Rating = 9.0, Superb. (read review)

Install: 1DVD



» Prey



"Prey is an easy ride through an alien world that doesn't cash in on all its potential but still offers enough thrills to make it a worthwhile trip."

Released: 11 Jul 2006
Rating = 7.5, Good. (read review)

Install: 3CD ~1.6Gb



» Counter-Strike: Source



"Counter-Strike: Source uses the highly-anticipated Source Engine to remake the original Counter-Strike."

Released: 16 Nov 2004
Combined Critic Score = 8.8. (reviews)

Install: 1DVD ~3.2Gb



» Call of Duty 2



"If you liked the original Call of Duty, then you're sure to enjoy the sequel, which stays true to the strengths of its predecessor."

Released: 25 Oct 2005
Rating = 8.8, Great. (read review)

Install: DVD ~3.5Gb
Patch to version: 1.3



» Quake 4



"The single-player is great fun, but the uninspired multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired."

Released: 18 Oct 2005
Rating = 8.0, Great. (read review)

Install: DVD ~2.4Gb



» Counter-Strike Condition Zero



"Condition Zero is a product that will appeal most to those players who haven't tried CS yet."

Released: 23 Mar 2004
Rating = 6.8, Fair. (read review)

Install: 2CD ~1.8Gb



» Battlefield 2



"Despite the fact that it's a sequel, Battlefield 2 is a thrilling action game that immerses you in the chaos of combat like never before."

Released: 21 Jun 2005
Rating = 9.3, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: DVD ~1.8Gb


» Call of Duty - United Offensive



"United Offensive is an excellent expansion that takes the intensity of Call of Duty and ratchets it up even higher."

Released: 14 Sep 2004
Rating = 8.9, Great. (read review)

Install: 2CD add-on to CoD, ~900Mb
Patch to version: 1.51
Mods: Extra CoD-UO MP maps from Narsil


And here's our all time favourite CoD:UO maps...

Saint Petersburg Seaport
Lots of close up fighting here. With or without snipers it's always fast action and fun.

Rhine Valley
Great for "capture-the-flag" rounds, with tanks and jeeps galore for added fun.



» Doom 3



"While not as remarkable as the technology that fuels it, the game itself is put together well enough to make Doom 3 legitimately great, all things considered."

Released: 3 Aug 2004
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: 3CD ~1.5Gb



» Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne



"The Frozen Throne is an impressive expansion pack for a remarkably good game, and anyone who enjoyed Warcraft III needs to get it."

Released: 1 Jul 2003
Rating = 9.2, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: 2CD (Warcraft III + expansion) ~1Gb
Version: 1.07 (not patched to latest version)

(screenshot is Gandalf's village from the 6-Oct-04 online battle between Rune, FreddyK, Beorn and Gandalf)



» Far Cry



"Far Cry isn't just a stunning technical accomplishment. It's quite possibly the best single-player first-person shooter experience for the PC since Half-Life."

Released: 23 Mar 2004
Rating = 9.2, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: DVD ~3.0Gb
Patch to version: 1.1



» Unreal Tournament 2004



"Unreal Tournament 2004 will remind you how satisfying explosive, extremely fast action gaming can be... No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer."

Released: 16 Mar 2004
Rating = 9.4, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: DVD ~5.2Gb
Patch to version: 3236



» Battlefield Vietnam



"Battlefield Vietnam packs more dramatic moments in its gameplay than most any multiplayer-focused action game in the past few years."

Released: 16 Mar 2004
Rating = 8.5, Great. (read review)

Install: 3CD ~1.6Gb
Version: 1.0



» Call of Duty



"Most anyone who plays games would more than likely be very impressed with Call of Duty's authentic presentation, well designed and often very intense single-player missions, and fast-paced, entertaining multiplayer modes."

Released: 29 Oct 2003
Rating: 9.0, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: 2CD ~1.2Gb
Patch to version: 1.4
Mods: Extra CoD MP maps from Narsil

And here's JR's favourite command to shout at ya... (16Kb .mp3)



» Halo: Combat Evolved



"If you've been holding out for the PC version of the game all these years, then don't deny yourself this experience any longer, and see what you've been missing."

Released: 30 Sep 2003
Rating = 9.0, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: 1CD ~1.4Gb



» Delta Force: Black Hawk Down



"Black Hawk Down is a deeply flawed shooter that has a moment of disappointment or frustration for every moment of fun."

Released: 23 Mar 2003
Rating = 5.6, Mediocre. (read review)

Install: 1CD



» Medal of Honor Allied Assault - Spearhead



"Spearhead features 12 new maps, one new game type, some relatively inconsequential new weapons, and a bunch of small adjustments to both its interface and gameplay."

Released: 11 Nov 2002
Rating = 8.1, Great. (read review)

Install: 1CD add-on to MoHAA, ~650Mb
Why? coz it adds the multiplayer Tug-of-War mode!



» Unreal Tournament 2003



"While it's not all that it could have been, Unreal Tournament 2003 does deliver tons of bloody, in-your-face combat in some beautifully designed arenas."

Released: 30 Sep 2002
Rating = 8.8, Great. (read review)

Install: 3xCD



» Medal of Honor Allied Assault



"Medal of Honor represents the absolute best that action-packed, event-driven shooters have to offer."

Released: 20 Jan 2002
Rating = 9.0, Superb, Editors Choice. (read review)

Install: 2CD ~1.3Gb
Patch to version: 1.11



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