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The best PC games of 2006. On our list below you will find the best games of the year 2006. This is a good year in gaming and many of the games on this list are still popular today. Since these games are from a decade ago. They can easily run on low-end desktop computers and even laptops.
Battlefield 2142 is a sci-fi first-person shooter video game by EA Digital Illusions CE. It is the fourth game in the Battlefield series and the sequel to Battlefield 2. The game is set in the 22nd century during a new ice age.
The two military superpowers the European Union and Pan Asian Coalition battle for the remaining land in the new ice age. The single player mode consists of a maximum of 16 players, which includes 15 AI bots. Commander Mode from Battlefield 2 returns, as one player from each team, can apply and either accept or turn down the role of becoming a commander. In the commander position, the player has vital roles in the game such as deploying UAV’s, artillery strikes, airdropping supplies or vehicles for his team. The game features new categories of vehicles and weapons not seen in the previous game.
Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy video game by Relic Entertainment. It is the first title in the Company of Heroes series and the first game to use the Games for Windows label. A standalone expansion titled Opposing Fronts was released in 2007 followed by a second standalone expansion, Tales of Valor in 2009.
Gameplay takes place during World War II. The player takes command of two U.S. military units during the Battle of Normandy and the Allied liberation of France. Players must acquire resources, take control of certain points on the map and expand their territory. Players collect three resources: manpower, munitions, and fuel. The resources can be used for various things such as purchasing vehicles and constructing buildings. A sequel titled Company of Heroes 2 was released in 2013.
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is an action first-person shooter video game by Arkane Studios and Floodgate Entertainment.
The player takes control of Sareth, the apprentice of the wizard Phenrig. He is sent to the city of Stonehelm to accompany an expedition trying to retrieve a powerful artifact known as The Skull of Shadows. As the player completes objectives throughout the game, experience points are earned which can be used to buy skills in one of three skill trees: Combat, Magic, and Miscellaneous. The Combat tree improves the power and efficiency of physical attacks. Magic spells can be used to unleash offensive spells, heal the player or serve other purposes.
DEFCON is a real-time strategy video game by Introversion Software. The gameplay is reminiscent of the “big boards” that visually represented thermonuclear war in movies such as Dr. Strangelove, Fail-Safe and especially WarGames.
Players are given a 1980s vector graphics computer-themed world map, a varied arsenal of nuclear and conventional weaponry, and a primary objective: destroy as much of the enemy’s population as possible while having as little of one’s own population destroyed as possible. A typical game will see civilian casualties numbering in the millions (megadeaths) while players try their hand at annihilating their opponents.
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is a tactical shooter video game by Grin. A sequel titled Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 was released in 2007.
As in previous Ghost Recon games, players command their team of Ghosts while neutralizing hostile forces and completing various mission objectives. These objectives can range from escorting friendly units across the map to rescuing hostages or taking out enemy artillery. The game places emphasis on using cover effectively in order to stay alive, together with sound strategic co-ordination to successfully complete mission objectives. The player has access to numerous firearms, many based on real weapons.
Half-Life 2: Episode One is a sci-fi first-person shooter video game by Valve Corporation. It serves as the sequel to Half-Life 2 (2004).
Gameplay takes place in and around war-torn City 17 immediately after the events in Half-Life 2. The game follows scientist Gordon Freeman and his companion Alyx Vance as they fight in humanity’s continuing struggle against the transhuman race known as the Combine. Gordon wakes up outside the enemy’s base of operations, the Citadel, after being left unconscious from the concluding events of Half-Life 2. As the game progresses, Gordon travels with Alyx as they attempt to evacuate the city.
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