Star Wars: Republic Commando

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Star Wars: Republic Commando is my favorite Star Wars game, the main theme is Vode An.

This game came out in 2005, and was by LucasArts (they’ll be missed). In the game you’re a soldier fighting for the republic with a couple teammates !
There are spoilers following.

Geneosis

You start in Geneosis, just like in Clone Wars. You simply have to follow the linear story without really bothering about the several droids or oversized toasters.
It’s like they can really hurt you with your shield on.

You’re the commander of Delta squad and your “name” is RC-1138. You’re team is composed of 3 other members with nicknames: Scorch (RC-1162), Sev (RC-1207), Fixer (RC-1140).

Prosecutor

After Geneosis you will investigate the Prosecutor, a spacecraft than went silent. Nothing really new since the game is still like a corridor.
The difference is about how you command your squad.

Kashyyyk

This is the last chapter, you’ll be visiting Kashyyyk since the wookies need your help. You’ll even catch a glimpse of General Grievous’ face and fight his guard while hunting down some Trandoshans.

Multiplayer

Even if the multiplayer is not as played as Dota 2, Counter-Strike or any other games, it wasn’t half bad. Like for modern military shooters you had a primary weapon and a secondary, you had the three types of grenades from the story mode.
You also had to pick a side Republic or Trandoshan.

The game can still be fun with other people, but you’ll need to connect with an IP.

RollerCoaster Tycoon

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RollerCoaster Tycoon was made by Chris Sawyer at the end of the 90s. This game is about maintaining an amusement park, building rides, building food stores…
It’s about YOUR amusement park !

The game was written in assembly and C (to interface with Windows) and can be played on today’s up to date Windows 8.1 64bit with the GoG’s version.

Can my toaster run this ?

Yes it can !
To run this game you’ll need Windows 95 or newer, a 90MHz CPU.
You’ll also need 1MB of video memory and 16MB of RAM, your toaster should run this game fine.

Play it in windowed mode

Since it’s an old game, I highly suggest you to play it in windowed mode. You might encounter some glitches when ALT-TABing or trying to click out of the window to do something with another app whithout having the click be registered.
The workaround is to right click RollerCoaster Tycoon title bar on the windows and then click out of the window.

Obviously ALT-TABing with your keyboard will work just fine.