As PC gamers, I’m sure a lot of us remember our first ever game we played on the PC platform. Some of us may have first started out as PC gamers, and some of us may have first started out as console gamers. But we want to know, maybe just for some nostalgia reasons, and genuine curiosity, what was the first game you played on your first PC?
But it’s not just the interest behind what was your first game you played on PC, but also how that affected you going forward. What was the introduction like? Did you immediately fall in love with PC gaming? Or was it more of a dry run before you inevitably got yourself a gaming PC? And why did you play that specific game? Was it because it was the only one available to you at the time? Or because you really wanted to test out the PC’s skills?
For me, I transitioned from a console gamer to PC, and so I had a lot of experience with games before starting on the new platform. That said, the first game I played was The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth 2, a real-time Strategy game based on the iconic LOTR series.
As a first experience for PC gaming, the change was pretty radical. Suddenly, the advantage of using a keyboard and mouse became so much more apparent after years of training with a controller. After that, there were a couple of games I wanted to play because they were exclusive to PC rather than console.
So what about you? What was the first game you played on your first PC? What genre was it? Why did you play that specific one? Let’s debate!