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What is Your Desert Island Game?

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the build-a-raft-out-of-game-consoles dept.

Games 409

1up has a feature today asking games industry heavyweights what their 'desert island game' would be. Games from the Civilization series are backed by the likes of Sony's Phil Harrison, David Jaffe, and Bethesda's Todd Howard, while Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has waiting-for-rescue fans among a number of the list respondents. Bioware CEO Ray Muzyka has an interesting answer to the question while talking about his pick: StarCraft. " It's an unusual choice for me in that I'd normally pick a role-playing game. But StarCraft has a strong campaign editor to make new content (including making either combat-oriented or story-based campaigns), plus you can play both the solid single-player campaign and against the A.I., and -- here's the trick -- you can play on a LAN or WAN (you said no Internet, but didn't mention local or wide area goal would be to build a WAN -- I'd explain how, but that would be telling -- connecting other folks similarly dropped onto nearby desert islands by other videogame online sites, who are equally eager to play some competitive multiplayer RTS or try out the campaigns I've created to kill time on the long days where there's nothing else to do but collect coconuts and build rafts." So, assuming that you have everything you need to play, what game would you want to take with you into seclusion?

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Tetris DS (4, Insightful)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023355)

Tetris DS, lots of modes and never gets old.

Heck Yes (1, Insightful)

danbert8 (1024253) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023367)

I definitely agree. Starcraft=Best...Game...EVER!

Re:Heck Yes (1)

Agilus (471376) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023809)

I'd have to go with Myth 2 over Starcraft of Warcraft. More combat strategy and tactics, better terrain, physics, better mods because of all this, and no having to worry about the boring duties of gathering resources and building units/buildings.

Re:Heck Yes (1)

Cornflake917 (515940) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024183)

To each their own. The gathering resources part of Stracraft is what makes it more interesting, IMO. If you can get a bunch of expansions up qiuck without your opponent doing anything about it, you can overtake him with shear brute force due to your financial advantage. However, this comes at a huge risk because you'll have lower defense early on, and if he manages to take your expansions out, you'll be screwed. Myth is more of a tactics game than a strategy game (although Starcraft requires a fair amount of tactics and micromanagement) as well. I enjoyed the myth games, but I found the variety of units to be lacking, and the multiplayer is quite repetitive compared to stacraft.

Re:Heck Yes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19024219)

Who modded this Insightful? I don't think that word means what you think it means.

Re:Heck Yes (1)

Trent Hawkins (1093109) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024319)

Well... Yeah but it's in close competition with X-Com and X-Com 2:TftD.

In fact I'd definitely pick it if there is no multilayer for Star Craft.

NetHack (4, Funny)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023369)

I might even be able to beat it without saving eventually ...

Re:NetHack - source code and compiler (4, Funny)

RichMan (8097) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023573)

The nethack source is the real game.

Re:NetHack (3, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024035)

Nethack is THE game. Took me 4 years to beat it with one class, even with the spoilers. With a dozen classes to choose from, one could easily be entertained for decades.

Re:NetHack (1)

Cheapy (809643) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024129)

Spoilers or no spoilers?

You might die (in real life that is) before you can ascend with no spoilers!

Re:NetHack (1)

kinglink (195330) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024397)

I was going to say Legend of Zelda Link to the Past because it's a favorite, or one of the Elder scrolls with the editor. But damn if this one doesn't take the cake. Best answer.

Still have yet to ascend. I'm sure when the rescue boat comes I'll turn and wave and shout "Just one more game".

Unreal Tournament w00t! (1)

ILuvRamen (1026668) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023371)

When I'm playing Unreal Tournament 2004, for all I know I am on a desert island cuz I'm only focusing on the screen. Some quantum physics theories say I could be anywhere or nowhere if I'm not observing it lol.

the obvious answer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19023397)

A boat - which I could use to get to the mainland. I would then sell the boat and buy all the kick-ass PC, consoles and games I always wanted.

Re:the obvious answer (5, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023491)

No, the correct answer is any non-FPS networked game, so you could ask the other players for help. The reason an FPS would not work is because no one would believe you...they would just assume you're using the excuse "I'm stranded on a desert island, ping times suck!" for why you have -3 kills and 58 deaths.

Starcraft/Warcraft (2, Interesting)

LordBafford (1087463) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023419)

Yes starcraft sounds like a good pick to me, that or warcraft3. Both would supply you with many maps and campaigns to play and allow you to create your own maps as well.

Hmm... (5, Funny)

TodMinuit (1026042) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023427)

Does Visual Studio count as a game?

No? Fine: Chess.

Re:Hmm... (1)

MankyD (567984) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023771)

What's funny is that I was thinking along the same lines. I much prefer coding. It is quite a stress reliever and, because you can really code whatever you want, it's always changing. Who needs a campaign editor when you have a text editor!


Tetris for original NES (5, Interesting)

Corpuscavernosa (996139) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023435)

All day. I've been playing the game for 20 years (on my original system that surprisingly still works) and I plan to play till I die. There are countless versions for countless platforms but nothing beats the music, the controls or the plain feel of the single greatest game of all time.

Master of Orion II (4, Insightful)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023445)

Yeah, it's from 1995, but it's one of the most fun and addictive strategy games I've ever played.

You don't need uber graphics to make a good game.

Re:Master of Orion II (1)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023609)

Totally agree on this one, one of the best games ever.
I love it how the other races hate you if you bomb a planet, but blowing it up with a stellar converter doesn't even get a raised eyebrow :D

Newer is better AMIRITE?!? MOO III (1)

joelkillspeople (1098911) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024171)

Seriously, the game SEEMED to suck, but I'm sure once there was enough time, it would become fun. I still don't understand how they utterly destroyed that game.

I would bring Hacker: Elite with me. Replay value abounds.

Addictive? Really? (1)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023623)

OK, MOOII was a fun game, but once you discover that a fleet of Titans equipped only with those weapons that can hit all four shields at once ("plasma-somethings?") can pretty much win any game for you, the multi-hour slogs tend to lose some of their appeal. (I hear Galactic Civilizations suffers from a similar problem once you figure how systems cram into a ship.) For a while, I actually used ground troops to break up the monotony, but it's a lot faster (in terms of linear clock time) just to nuke your enemies from orbit...

Re:Addictive? Really? (1)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023781)

I could destroy said fleet with 1 ship of the same size class or possibly 1 lower.

Actually there were several 'all shield arc' weapons, none of which was very good, and all of which can be outdone by other weapons.

The best weapon in the game is a phaser at high enough tech level that you can use auto fire, armor piercing and shield piercing, as well as a couple of the beam weapon boosting mods.

Add a time warp facilitator and a phasing cloak, and you have a nice ship. There's a tactic against that as well though.

Re:Addictive? Really? (1)

kailoran (887304) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024209)

the time warp/phasing cloak thing is more of a bug exploit than a proper design. It's a tad bit overpowered, even in the 1.40 patch.

Re:Master of Orion II (1)

tibike77 (611880) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023879)

I was just about to say the same thing... but then again, in single-player mode, it can become annoying, the true "fun" in MoO2 was hotseat multiplayer.

Re:Master of Orion II (2, Insightful)

imbaczek (690596) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024015)

Try GalCiv 2 [] . It's got this "just another turn... oh shit it's dawn again." feeling; the game's generally good enough to be called "a worthy successor".

Re:Master of Orion II (1)

Nasarius (593729) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024363)

As a huge fan of MOO and MOO2, I tried Galactic Civilizations 2. Honestly, it doesn't do anything for me. I tried with the original, and I tried again when the expansion was released, but I could never get into it. It's sort of flat and lifeless, and there's too much micromanagement.

Thief 2 (1)

grub (11606) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023447)

Thief 2. If I have a bonus DVDR of fan missions, even better!

chi-chi-chip and dale (2, Funny)

Ojuice (638639) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023453)

Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers for NES, because that damn Fat Cat must go down!

Microprose Magic: The Gathering (1)

Dwedit (232252) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023463)

Microprose Magic: The Gathering came out a long time ago. I still play it heavily. The adventure game mode is a huge time sucker.

Re:Microprose Magic: The Gathering (1)

joelkillspeople (1098911) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024325)

hey, have you ever gotten this to work in WinXP? I have the game still, but can't seem to get it to work outside of 98.

Civ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19023475)

Civ. Never has one game kept me so engrossed for so long.

Diablo II (1)

Explodicle (818405) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023511)

Diablo II. Randomized maps and items = infinite replayability.

Re:Diablo II (1)

MeanderingMind (884641) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023837)

Additionally, it's highly modifiable. While it would take time, you could practically remake Diablo 1 or make your own Diablo 3. Granted that would be significant time investment, but we're talking 'desert island' here.

Re:Diablo II (1)

Saige (53303) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023933)

Never mind that with single player, even on a desert island it'll still take a very long time to collect all the most powerful items.

Something with a good chat function... (1, Interesting)

servoled (174239) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023521)

I'd take something with a good chat function so I can get my ass off the island... failing that probably a nice pinball machine.

Trackmania (2, Interesting)

igotmybfg (525391) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023531)

Unbelievably strong level editor. Endless amusement. In short, it r0x0r.


Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19023533)

hands down.

Wii (1)

nlitement (1098451) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023535)

I'd play Wii, because then I could connect to the other world with WiFi and call for rescue, suckers!

Any multi-player.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19023549)

Well if you could have anything you needed to play, then I assume that means I have some way of connected to an online multiplayer game. If that were the case then I could use these multiplayer games to tell people where I am and get me off the island! Desert islands are WAY too sunny for us gamers.

Definitely Oblivion (2, Insightful)

Sciros (986030) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023555)

Oblivion, as long as I'm allowed to take the Elder Scrolls Construction Set along as well. The fact that you can make your own EVERYTHING with the editor means there's near-infinite gameplay available.

Naturally I'm including Shivering Isles if I'm allowed. Great expansion, and tons of extra assets for the editor.

Re:Definitely Oblivion (4, Funny)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023697)


Sorry, but this just makes me think of what I did in morrowind once.

I took this dinosaur like creature, made it 3x it's normal hight... Made it ultra-powerful, and stuck it in the middle of the starter villiage. (over 2k HP, I think all the stat/skills were in the hundreds, etc. I can't remember though, it's been a couple years)

This villiagers ran away but not fast enough.
The guards ran towards the villiage, and didn't survive long.
It was fun to watch.

Re:Definitely Oblivion (1)

aichpvee (631243) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023773)

People keep saying this as if it has never occured to them that playing your own stuff IS NOT FUN! It could have a million level editors that let you change and create everything and anything you could think of. It still won't be fun to play because you already know what everything is and where it is.

Re:Definitely Oblivion (2, Insightful)

Sciros (986030) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024403)

That's what's cool about Oblivion -- the Radiant AI is sophisticated enough that you could create scenarios in which you could have numerous outcomes based on how the NPCs choose to respond. And how they respond isn't always easy to predict. So, it's not so much about "finding something in a dungeon" -- I agree that that indeed would be boring (and why I never had any fun with NWN's toolkit) -- as it is about constructing scenarios which can "play themselves out" in interesting ways.

Social Games (1)

mockidol (1031242) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023861)

Wouldn't you want a W.O.W. or Second Life-type game? You know, actually try to maintain a social, be it virtual, life.

Re:Social Games (1)

Sciros (986030) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024449)

I believe that we're supposed to pick games to play without an Internet connection... otherwise I'd have chosen something like Guild Wars because I enjoy its PVP, heh

Doom || (0)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023557)

There are a few games I can play infinitely (Angband, Maelstrom, Jewelbox) but given a sufficient set of third-party maps, Doom II probably takes the spot.

Re:Doom || (1)

grub (11606) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024125)

I was thinking about Doom but Thief won out. Have you tried the Doomsday/Jdoom versions? Full 3D with lighting and modelling options. Pure awesome.

Come on, this one is easy. (4, Funny)

glindsey (73730) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023575)

Given that you will find no AC outlets or battery chargers on a desert island, eventually you'll be playing "bang on coconuts with sticks."

Re:Come on, this one is easy. (2, Insightful)

quakehead3 (988738) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023651)

What about solar power?

Re:Come on, this one is easy. (1)

glindsey (73730) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024085)


But eventually your batteries won't take a charge any more, and then you'll be limited to playing games that you can save every time a cloud passes by...

Re:Come on, this one is easy. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19024425)

OLPC computer with hand crank?

Re:Come on, this one is easy. (1)

Starteck81 (917280) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024223)

Silly, haven't you every watched MacGyver? All you have to do is salvage the alternator from your crashed plane or boat, find a near by stream or water fall and build a hydro electric dam! It's really quite simple when you think about it. ;-)

Stay tuned for next weeks episode when I build a UHF radio from coconuts and the remaining plane parts.

Any of the Civ Games (4, Insightful)

Itchyeyes (908311) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023613)

I've been playing the Civ games for over a decade now and they have yet to get old. Definitely my pick for a deserted island game.

Re:Any of the Civ Games (1)

rrhal (88665) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024109)

I'd probably take Civ 4 but I would really miss Civ 2.

Not that I (1)

wtfbbq (1097721) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023615)

would really have time to play any games with the whole 'fighting to survive' thing going on, but I can't decide unless I know if multi-player would be allowed or not.

If mods are allowed (2, Interesting)

Lockejaw (955650) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023625)

Escape Velocity: Nova, plus a few favorite plugins and the Port Authority mods. Also, throw in ResEdit and the relevant templates in case the regular content gets old.

gcc (4, Insightful)

Mr. Sketch (111112) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023635)

If you want to talk about infinite replayability, gcc is the way to go. You would be able to create as may games as you want! After all, you're on a desert island, so you'll have lots of time on your hands to make these games. You could create any genre/style you needed.

Only the BEST game EVER (1)

aichpvee (631243) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023639)


Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade (4, Funny)

SadGeekHermit (1077125) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023667)

Two words: "Skirmish Mode". You can set up an off-the-cuff battle between any combination of races, using any of numerous maps, pick from several races, set different game rules... It's infinitely configurable. You would never run out of weird situations to try.

I'd personally try to get the point where I could own Chaos as Tao under the hardest difficulty level. Of course this is nearly impossible; Chaos is TOUGH. I think it's like this:

The Eldar are the "cool kids" who take Theater and think they're better than everyone else.

The Tao are the nerds. Everyone picks on them, but they've got better technology and can strategize.

The Space Marines are the football team.

The Orcs are the delinquents, smoking cigs out back instead of going to Biology class.

The Imperial Guard are the Young Republicans.

And the Chaos Marines are the psycho satanists smoking cloves and playing Ozzy at top volume in the courtyard; they're planning to sacrifice the dean's cat to Nurgle after Saturday's rave.

It's College, writ large in outer space!

How can you not dig that...

Re:Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade (2, Insightful)

DeltaSigma (583342) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024373)

No Tyranids, not diggin' it.

Pax Galaxia (1)

Barkmullz (594479) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023677)

Pax Galaxia [] is the only game I have yet to get bored with, and I have been playing it longer than any other game I own, or have owned. Even though the game may seem simplistic at first glance, it definately gets my pick.

Flight Simulator or The Sims (1)

odhinnsrunes (698134) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023683)

Microsoft Flight Simulator: Virtual airplanes = Virtual escape from the island. The Sims: Virtual human vs. real coconuts with faces carved in them.

Candidates... (1)

SQLGuru (980662) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023719)

1. Zero Wing - nothing whiles away the day like laughing at "Engrish"
2. Tropico - training
3. Black & White - a different kind of training

But I would say that Diablo Battle Chest would provide the most replayability and the most depth (if you like RPG types). NetHack would be a close second.


Re:Candidates... (4, Funny)

LighterShadeOfBlack (1011407) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024191)

But I would say that Diablo Battle Chest would provide the most replayability and the most depth (if you like RPG types).
And once the game gets old you can use the packaging as a raft to get home.

Second Life (1)

MattGWU (86623) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023721)

Second Life.

Counter Strike is fun, but playing de_dust2 all day isn't going to amass funds to charter a helicopter to come pick you up. Build the next hot weapon or sex toy, and you'll be out of there in time for the weekend.

A chess set, I think. (1)

jonadab (583620) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023727)

Chess never gets old, really.

Oh, you meant a _computer_ game? In that case, probably Scorched Earth, or maybe Descent II, if I can have all the level editing tools and so forth to create fresh content.

obvious classic (1)

Doctor Crumb (737936) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023747)

Nethack, no question. Infinite replayability, tons of playable classes, powerful artifacts, and a level of detail not found in any other game. I might even manage to beat the damned thing if trapped for long enough.

Plus if I would probably have to build a computer out of coconuts, I would want something that I can run in a console.

....Fallout anyone? (1)

FinnMcGee (1073732) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023821)

I cant believe the most replayable game ever hasn't been mentioned. I've spent years wandering the wasteland and a desert island would only do that gritty unwashed post apocolyptic feel more justice Vault Dweller's FTW!

Re:....Fallout anyone? (1)

Frostclaw (1006995) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023917)

I agree! I've had the urge to revisit Fallout for a while now. Really need to give it another go.

Empire (3, Insightful)

ebacon (16101) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023827)

Typical Empire session ... I'll just finish this turn, then save and quit ...
4 hours later: ....I'll just finish this turn, than save and quit ...

Masturbation (2, Funny)

Nimey (114278) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023843)

Reason: it'll never get old.

Downside: do it too often and you'll bleed.

easy (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023877)

Hunt the Wumpus.

Gran Turismo 2 (1)

nevek (196925) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023925)

Due to a bug; it is impossible to get to 100%

Hmmmm .... (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023937)

Does porn count as a game?

If I'm gonna be stuck on a desert island all by myself, I'm gonna need me some porn. :-P


Moo2 (1)

Shabadage (1037824) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023967)

Master of orion 2 is the only game I'd need. I can still play tat game for 6-8 hours without realizing how much time has past.

Ummm... (2, Funny)

killmenow (184444) | more than 7 years ago | (#19023985)

Custer's Revenge []

Planescape: Torment (1)

Gamefreak99 (722148) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024001)

PS:T is the way to be!

Solitary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19024017)

Because soon as you start playing it someone always comes by to tell you what card to play next.

Can I have more than one? ;) (3, Interesting)

petrus4 (213815) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024031)

If so...

1) An open source WoW server emulator. I could do a number of things with that; tweak the AI and make bots for WSG/partying, migrate it to postgresql if that's never been done, (I don't think WoW does run on postgres) and maybe make some new material if I had 3d studio max. Someone else said the Diablo Battle Chest; I'd *maybe* go with D1, but WoW is everything D2 is and more.

2) UT 99 with level editor, and offline copies of this [] , this [] , and this [] site.

3) GTA: San Andreas.

4) Another interesting game-related project if I could learn enough would be a truly decent 3D front end for Nethack. This [] could possibly serve as a base, but I'd make a lot of graphical alterations.

Whatever game... (1)

Rakishi (759894) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024065)

Whatever game can teach me to:
1) Survive
2) Build a raft
3) Not die horribly in the middle of the ocean

Re:Whatever game... (2, Insightful)

jeffasselin (566598) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024263)

Seriously, I love video games, but who gives a sh1t on a desert island about games? Books, I can understand. But a video game?

X-Com - UFO Defense (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19024083)

X-Com - UFO Defense. It never gets old.

Starcraft would be pretty great if you were networked, but I don't think its single player mode is as challenging or as replayable as X-Com. I still play at least one X-Com game a year.

Lux (1)

JoeWalsh (32530) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024117)

My desert island game is Lux ( [] ) - it's like Risk, only a ton better, with hundreds of custom maps, clever AI, and online multiplayer capabilities. I've played the game literally thousands of times, but I still go back to it when I'm bored...which I imagine would be quite frequent on a desert island!

Robinson's Requiem (1)

Hydrogenoid (410979) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024199)

At least I'll learn how to fight dinos!

Strip poker with the mermaids (1)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024205)

Just to pass the time you understand.

I would like... (1)

mabba18 (897753) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024257)

...a Volleyball.

Fallout 2 (1)

zullnero (833754) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024259)

I'd say the original, but if I'm stranded on a desert island, the larger number of fake "black screen fade out" sex will keep me sane longer.

Re:Fallout 2 (1)

zullnero (833754) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024305)

I mean, sorry to double post, but the larger variety of black screen fade out virtual sex options. Darn slashdot switching the preview and submit buttons order around on me.

Not sure, depends! (1)

GoNINzo (32266) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024283)

There are a couple games I can play for a long long time. Right now, I think I'd go with Eve Online. I think any under development, active MMO would be more fun long term than most other static single player games. But here are some other candidates.
  • Nethack: Because the dev team has thought of everything. Lots of variety, lots of challenges, and can run on nearly anything.
  • Star Control 2: There's so much going on in the different systems. If there wasn't the 4 year limitation, I would most likely make the effort to mine every planet. (and is very similar to Eve. heh)
  • Pokemon: Sadly enough, Pokemon is addicting. Though without being able to trade them with other losers who play it, I would never catch them all.
  • Neverwinter Nights: The mod community stepped up, made the game interesting for everyone. Plus, it runs on any sort of machine you could ask for. heh
  • Armada: (If I had friends on the island) This is a console game that is a lot of fun with friends.
  • Quake II CTF: This was THE multiplayer game for me. This would be great if I only had an internet connection. (And people still played it. heh)

Rogue or Hack (1)

eyenot (102141) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024311)

Whichever I could get my hands on first. Challenge and slight differences from game to game are important.

The obvious... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19024315)

Solitaire. Either computerized or with a deck of playing cards.

It's not that I particularly like playing it, but after the second game or so, someone would wander by to tell me to put the red jack on the black queen (anyone who's ever played solitaire is familiar with this phenomenon).

I'd be off that island faster than the oldest woman on Survivor.

I guess I'm a masochist... (1)

Randolpho (628485) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024341)

... because I'd pick Pirates!

Spy vs. Spy #2 (3, Insightful)

umeboshi (196301) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024353)

It was the first thing that came to mind by reading the article title, and not reading the summary.

Daggerfall (1)

Dishwasha (125561) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024367)

The levels are autogenerated even when you leave the dungeon to go back to town in the middle of your quest. Although everybody looks the same, ever person you meet is different. Oh, and did I mention the built-in nudity?

I'll go when... (2, Funny)

the grace of R'hllor (530051) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024385)

I want to take Duke Nukem Forever. Tell me when it's done, and I'm off to the island.

Go (1)

MagicM (85041) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024415)

Go []

No, not really. I just wanted to look like a nerd.

Settlers III by Bluebyte Software (2, Interesting)

chitselb (25940) | more than 7 years ago | (#19024433)

I'm probably the only guy left in the world who still plays this game a lot, but I really like it and it kills time like no other game can
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