10 PC Games in the 2000s That “Cool Kids” Used to Play a Lot!

Remember the days when your mom always have a quick feel of your computer and then commands you to turn it off because it’s already too hot?

Or when she tells you to turn off your computer and go play outside?

Yeah, those were the days, right?

Don’t you ever miss those times?

In a Pokemon Go-less world some 10 years ago, here are some of the “coolest” PC games that took a lot of our time. We spent many sleepless nights trying to finish quests or level up or kill boss monsters with these games. Here are some of them.

10. Flyff

Flyff pc games 2000s

Also known as Fly For Fun, it is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where you have a character (or multiple characters) that have active time fighting and inactive time running a shop to earn Penya (money in the game). There are different classes to choose from for your character for first, second, and third job changes. First job gives four options such as Mercenary, Acrobat, Assist, and Magician. Next job changes will depend on the first job changes. Additionally, Flyff has a guild and party systems. Joining parties help speed up the way you level up. Having Guilds allow you participate in Guild Siege or War.

Flying is a common mode of transportation in Flyff.

9. Gunbound

Gunbound pc games 2000s

Before there was Gunbound, there was Scorched Earth. If you were from the DOS era of gaming, you definitely are familiar with Scorched Earth. Basically, Scorched Earth is an artillery game where there are tanks on a 2D map and you try to hit them before they hit you. Players take turns in trying to hit their enemies and you adjust the turret before you shoot. Gunbound is an advanced version with better graphics, more artillery options, and various environment conditions.

If you’re familiar with Worms, it’s almost like Gunbound.

8. Counter-Strike

Counter-Strike pc games 2000s

“Fire in the hole!”

Counter-Strike or CS is a multiplayer online first-person shooter game. There are two teams that you can choose to join, terrorists or counter-terrorists. Also, you can choose arsenal of weapons and accessories at the beginning of every match. The game is set in various locations around the world. The goal is to beat the other team by either achieving the map’s objectives or eliminating all of your enemies.

7. Battle Realms

Battle Realms pc games 2000s

Battle Realms is a real-time strategy game where you choose factions and build a strong realm. Your choice of faction dictates what types of structures and units to produce. You have peasants that do the hard labor, military units that fight, and buildings that protect your realm. Factions to choose from are Dragon clan, Serpent clan, Lotus clan, and Wolf clan.

6. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia pc games 2000s

Prince of Persia is an action-adventure puzzle game that follows an unnamed prince on his quests. You control the prince and you see the environment in a controllable third-person view. You move on a map filled with traps and monsters, and your goal is to stay alive with your health and power meters up. There are points in the game that you will have a companion, Farah, who shoots bows. Another goal is to keep her alive because if she dies, the game also ends.

5. Diablo II

Diablo II pc games 2000s

This is one heck of a scary game for me, yet I tried playing it at night with headset. LOL.

Diablo II is an RPG that revolves around a horror theme. There are four chapters that you go through in the game where you travel and kill monsters in random wilderness and dungeons. At the end of every act is a boss monster that you need to kill in order to move to the next Act. There are characters that help you succeed in every Act and waypoints that let you teleport.

4. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Warcraft III pc games 2000s

Warcraft III is a real-time fantasy strategy game where you can choose from four races: Humans, Orcs, Undead, and Night Elves. It has single-player and multi-player modes. Single-player is like StarCraft while multi-player games allow you to battle with other players via the Internet.

The game happens on a map where you establish a settlement to gain resources, defend against other players, and train units to explore the map and attack enemies. Additionally, you have a powerful unit called a hero. You hero can level up and it plays a big deal in determining the winner of the game.

3. Age of Empires II

Age of Empires II pc games 2000s

Age of Empires II is a real-time strategy game set in the Middle Ages and has 13 playable civilizations. The goal of the game is to gather resources, that can be used to build towns, create armies, and defeat the enemies. The civilizations go through four Ages: the Dark Age, the Feudal Age, the Castle Age, and the Imperial Age. Going from one Age to another gives new units, structures, and technologies, but there are conditions that need to be met to advance to the next Age.

2. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

Red Alert II pc games 2000s

Red Alert 2 is a real-time strategy game where you can choose from two factions: Allies and Soviets. Different factions have different structures, artillery, and infantries. Notable infantry for Allies is the Spy and for Soviets is Yuri. The Spy can disguise to sneak to the enemies base and infiltrate structures. On the other hand, Yuri can use his mind to control the enemy units and towers.

My favorite tank, the Mirage Tank says something like, “Now you see me, soon you won’t.”

1. Ragnarok

Ragnarok pc games 2000s

Ragnarok is an MMORPG where characters play on a continuously changing map with two major continents. There are various monsters to fight to level up in different terrains. There is a job system that initially consisted of 13 classes, which has increased to over 50 via several updates. There are corresponding skills for every job and exclusive equipment to every job as well.

Like Flyff, your character can be active fighting or inactive selling items for Zeny (money in the game).

Any other game you want to add on this list?