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    Sweat COVID inspiration to play in quarantine: Virus theme games

    I will start with a classic - Residend Evil.
    What others games are virus theme based?
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    This was one of my favorites. I'm surprised the site is still kicking, but I'm really happy that it is.

    https://www.mindistortion.tv/games/infect

    Edit: Nevermind, I must have had rose-tinted glasses. I played that game for like 15 minutes and my wrist is killing me.
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    Pathologic had lots of sickness and disease in it.

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    Parasite Eve?

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    While there's seemingly no shortage of virus related/zombie style games from the last decade or so to the point that it's become it's own sub-genre, what with the REs, Division, Fallout, Bioshock, Last of Us, Sunset Overdrive, etc, etc, etc, I tried to think of some old school games.

    Dr. Mario (NES) - Thanks, Captain Obvious You kill viruses with medicine, Tetris style.

    Fantastic Voyage (Atari 2600) - You pilot a tiny space ship through a human's blood stream and shoot viruses and blood clots to keep your host healthy.

    Mutant Virus (NES) - Eliminate a computer virus from a global computer system (what, you said virus, it counts ;p).

    The Ooze (Genesis) - A scientist discovers that his company has created a virus that they plan to unleash on the world to cause a plague, and only they will have the cure. When the scientist gets caught, they douche him with chemicals, but he survives and becomes green slime. You control the green slime (or ooze I guess), and seek revenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades View Post
    Parasite Eve?
    That one crossed my mind, but I didn't think it was really a virus per se. It was something about mutating genes and mitochondria and sperm and whatnot. Hahaha, it's been 20 years since I played it, so maybe I'm off. It was definitely a weird game.

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    Dead Rising. WHat about the Left for Dead series? Was that virus or other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by profholt82 View Post
    That one crossed my mind, but I didn't think it was really a virus per se. It was something about mutating genes and mitochondria and sperm and whatnot. Hahaha, it's been 20 years since I played it, so maybe I'm off. It was definitely a weird game.
    Same for me, that's why I put the question mark. I don't really remember what it was about either. I think there was a movie too...

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    My all-time favorite is Last of Us. I've been thinking about giving it another run, which will be my 3rd playthrough.
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    Boy did they fuck up the second one lol.

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    I havenít spoiled it for myself.
    A Black Falcon: no, computer games and video games are NOT the same thing. Video games are on consoles, computer games are on PC. The two kinds of games are different, and have significantly different design styles, distribution methods, and game genre selections. Computer gaming and console (video) gaming are NOT the same thing."



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    Quote Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
    I havenít spoiled it for myself.
    You might wanna, before you buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
    You might wanna, before you buy it.
    Shows the result with Niels writing and the fact he is friends with and follows the politics of Anita Sarkeesian and openly says it.

    Life!? ... What console is that on?



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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
    You might wanna, before you buy it.
    Iím guessing SJW bs. Iíll wait for reviews. Iíll always have the original.

    Screw it. Iíll go watch the Angry Joe rant on YT.
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    A Black Falcon: no, computer games and video games are NOT the same thing. Video games are on consoles, computer games are on PC. The two kinds of games are different, and have significantly different design styles, distribution methods, and game genre selections. Computer gaming and console (video) gaming are NOT the same thing."



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    Son of a bitch! Whoís the dumbass that made that decision?! Thatís the dumbest idea for a sequel that Iíd ever heard of. It certainly explains the scene with Ellie playing the guitar and people asking if Joel is dead.

    Iím not supporting that garbage. Itís like the remake of Conan The Barbarian. That movie should have never been remade. You donít F with perfection.
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    A Black Falcon: no, computer games and video games are NOT the same thing. Video games are on consoles, computer games are on PC. The two kinds of games are different, and have significantly different design styles, distribution methods, and game genre selections. Computer gaming and console (video) gaming are NOT the same thing."



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