Ah yes, the good old days, those were the days when we grew up just at the same stage when gaming was starting to evolve. So here are some of the best examples of PC games I remember:
1. Atomic Bomberman
Developer: Interplay; Release: 1997
One of the first multiplayer games we've played in school. First thing's first, it sucked in single player, beacuse of the super pro AI, but multiplayer was absolutely amazing!! Bombs, bombs, bombs, run, run, run, kick, throw, powerup, pray, destroy! The best things in this game were music, voices and the dead ways to die, it was realy hilarious xD
2. Test Drive 5
Developer: Pitbull Syndicate; Release: 1998
The baby of the next gen Test Drive Unlimited and one of the first for PC (I think TD4 was the first PC platform), this racing game was something special. It wasn't just a plastic car, this was a real heavy machine you could felt when playing it. The simulation wasn't the best thing, but durability of your car was realistic. Everytime you overheated your acceleration meter, you would drift circles in the next turn, lol.
3. Re-Volt Developer: Acclaim Entertainment; Release: 1999 I never played the game, just kept watching my schoolmates at the back. And I think I missed one of the top notch racing simulators. A pure RC (radio-control) game, doing flips and backflips in every clifs. Who would think an RC game would be something best you could ever experience?
4. Unreal Tournament 99
Developer: Epic Games; Release: 1999
This FPS was top of the leaderboard!!!! Epic Games makes everything epic, even today! This game didn't received the game of the yeard edition for nothing! So what did make this game good? Well I tell you: A futuristic shooter with solid graphics and amazing AI with wonderful gameplay with some fancy voices. I swear you have heard these voices such as: "Doublekill, Multikill, Ultrakill, M-M-M-Monster KIll, Rampage, Dominating, Godlike..." in other media. Also I have to mention again, blasting enemys like piles of junk, or more like blowing them to literally meat pieces! This game is beast to anyone who remembers it and a must to anyone who haven't played it!
Tony Hawk's pro Skater 2 Developer: Neversoft; Release: 2000
There were many Hawk's game series and they are still making them today but the first one due to the best scores, tell that these were the best, and the second part was the one I got my hands on. Just awesome, So many good stunts, I was a master of it, clearly making +10,20k points awith triple,quatro combos, but ironicaly I loved the way you failed and the combo sign just "bleed" away, LOL xD
Motocross Madness 2 Developer: Rainbow Studios; Release: 2000
Always wanted to play a dirtrace with dirtbags on dirt tracks wit lots of....DIRT! A decent simulation, but in my taste really fun game. Race those freaks or do some fancy stunts or you can do even both anywhere and everywhere you like. Lots of different tracks and bikers await you! my favorite part? Watching these dudes fall or being pro aggresive and ram these fuckers down by swinging your motor wheel in air to a dudes's head, mwahaha!!!
Worms World Party Developer: Team17; Release: 2001
Another large series on many platforms, and this was the last latest PC 2D version and probably the best one, beacuse 3D graphics just suck. We played this alot in my school and this was a hell lot of fun! Who would think these cute little animals can become a super destructive force, lol. My favorite thing? You mean my favorite weapon? It's that thing you can find on an ordinary game card where a king holds some kind of a ball shape bomb thingy. When it's throwed, a voice appears: "AAAAAAALELUJA" *massssive boom follows*
Backyard Baseball 2003 Developer: Humongous Entertainment; Release: 2002
This silly little game was also played alot in my school. It's my first time seeing a baseball play, even though only in a game, lol. At some point it gets really long and boring, but somehow it's still very fun. Why? Lots of commentary, some wicked crazy powerups and there's Pablo Sanchez, the uknown crazy spanish kid where I learned most of spanish language from him than I ever did in my life, doublelol. Forgot to tell you this is another large series with the latest last 2D game and I loved these animated graphics. Silly little kids, but it's hard not to laugh at some of them, triplelol.
Drome Racers Developer: Electronic Arts; Release: 2002
Another Lego racers related thing. I rarely got a chance for this to play. And thus the gameplay mechanics are pretty poor, know this: the graphics are very good and this is what a true NFS (Need For Speed) game is! All you do is drive wild and that's good enough to feed you with all the adrenaline, hellyea!
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Developer: Activison; Release: 2003
A better sequel to Return to the Castle that was made in 2001, and a pathway to modern FPS gaming where COD was born and so on....What can I tell about this game? I just enjoy playing multiplayer with this, it's way better than fake call of duty shit. Great maps, mission and network, end of report!