Homeworld. 1999. PC Exclusive.
Still looks great even today as this image shows.
Also... Freespace 2.
PC 3D acceleration at the time was entering the realm of TnL and just starting to dabble in lots of bump maps and various shader effects... Plus unlike consoles, you could run at 720P equivalent resolutions and 60fps.
Looking back, it seems like the 90's and early 2000's were the best time for PC gaming as far as unique and cool games go. Too many PC gamers these days aren't even interested in games like this, Civ, or RTS.
Also, how much would it have cost to run Homeworld in 720p 60 fps back then?
I really feel like a lot of PC games from that era didn't age well. But that's not a bad thing. Just a testament to how well their sequels have improved in recent years. Civ III, and IV would still be perfectly good games, if Civ V and VI didn't blow them out of the water. Same goes for a lot of the older Total War games. I'll get Homeworld Remastered eventually on GoG. From what I've seen it looks to have held up well.
Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 22 May 2019