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    Default pc->console ports

    looked through the archives and didn't see a thread like this, so i thought i'd ask.

    i'm into collecting console games ported from the pc. i have a list started already, but would love some help building it up. i'm mostly missing ports from the post-32-bit era.

    genre doesn't matter, but keep in mind i'm talking pc->console ports, not arcade->pc->console or amiga/c64->pc->consoles. i'm also trying not to include cross-platform titles that were simultaneously developed on pc and console; i want pc games that have been shoehorned onto a console, or console adaptations of traditionally pc franchises. (truthfully i'm fearful of how massive the list would become if i included cross-plat titles.)

    feel free to correct any mistakes i've made, since most of my info came from wikipedia. i'll be adding a lot more in the coming days.

    ps2
    alone in the dark: the new nightmare
    return to castle wolfenstein
    escape from monkey island
    age of empires ii: the age of kings
    quake iii revolution
    half life
    delta force: black hawk down
    myst iii
    rainbow six 3
    ghost recon
    max payne
    soldier of fortune

    tg16/cd
    loom
    might & magic book one
    might & magic iii (cd)
    populous
    simearth
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    wizardry
    wizardry ii
    wizardry iii
    wizardry iv
    wizardry v

    ps1
    alone in the dark: the new nightmare
    alone in the dark: one-eye'd jack's revenge
    command & conquer: red alert: retaliation
    crusader: no remorse
    descent
    descent ii
    diablo
    discworld
    discworld ii
    duke nukem: total meltdown
    final doom
    grand theft auto
    grand theft auto: london 1969
    gunship
    magic carpet
    mdk
    myst
    nascar racing
    need for speed
    need for speed ii
    panzer general
    quake ii
    rainbow six
    rainbow six: rogue spear
    riven
    sim city 2000
    star wars: dark forces
    Star Wars: Rebel Assault ii
    syndicate wars
    test drive 4
    test drive 5
    test drive off road
    theme hospital
    theme park
    time commando
    transport tycoon
    ultima underworld
    warcraft ii
    wing commander iii
    wing commander iv
    wizardry vi
    wizardry vii
    x-com
    x-com: terror from the deep
    z

    dreamcast
    alone in the dark: the new nightmare
    half-life
    unreal tournament
    quake iii arena
    rainbow six
    rainbow six: rogue spear
    soldier of fortune

    saturn
    alone in the dark: one-eye'd jack's revenge
    command & conquer
    crusader: no remorse
    discworld
    discworld ii
    duke nukem 3d
    magic carpet
    mechwarrior 2
    myst
    need for speed
    phantasmagoria
    quake
    rayman
    riven
    sim city 2000
    theme park
    time commando
    warcraft ii
    z

    sega cd
    adventures of willy beamish
    another world
    dune
    heart of the alien
    loadstar: the legend of tully bodine
    rise of the dragon
    secret of monkey island
    star wars: rebel assault
    theme park
    wing commander

    cdi
    7th guest
    rise of the robots
    myst

    3do
    alone in the dark
    another world
    alone in the dark 2
    battle chess
    myst
    need for speed
    rise of the robots
    star wars: rebel assault
    super wing commander
    theme park
    wing commander iii
    wolfenstein 3d

    cd32
    battle chess
    frontier: elite ii
    pirates! gold
    rise of the robots

    nes
    ad&d: pool of radiance
    ad&d: hillsfar
    bard's tale ii
    battle chess
    elite
    king's quest v
    maniac mansion
    might & magic book one
    overlord
    sid meier's pirates
    the bard's tale
    times of lore
    ultima iii
    ultima iv
    ultima v
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
    wizardry
    wizardry ii
    wizardry iii

    sms
    king's quest
    populous
    rise of the robots
    tintin in tibet
    ultima iv
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego

    snes
    another world
    civilization
    doom
    dungeon master
    mechwarrior
    mechwarrior 3050
    might & magic ii
    might & magic iii
    populous
    populous ii
    rise of the robots
    sim city
    sim city 2000
    sim earth
    test drive ii: the duel
    theme park
    tintin in tibet
    ultima vi
    ultima: runes of virtue ii
    utopia
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
    wing commander
    wizardry v
    wizardry vi
    wolfenstein 3d
    worlds of ultima: the savage empire

    jaguar/cd
    myst
    wolfenstein 3d
    theme park

    genesis
    another world
    buck rogers: countdown to doomsday
    dune ii
    might & magic ii
    might & magic iii
    pirates! gold
    populous
    populous ii
    rise of the robots
    risky woods
    star control
    test drive ii: the duel
    theme park
    tintin in tibet
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego

    fm towns marty
    dungeon master
    indiana jones: the last crusade: the graphic adventure
    king's quest v
    legend of kyrandia
    monkey island ii
    secret of monkey island
    ultima
    ultima ii
    ultima iii
    ultima iv
    ultima underworld
    ultima underworld ii
    ultima v
    ultima vi
    wing commander: armada
    zak mckracken and the alien mindbenders

    xbox
    jedi knight ii: jedi outcast
    armed & dangerous
    arx fatalis
    counterstrike
    half life
    doom 3
    doom 3: resurrection of evil
    delta force: black hawk down
    half life 2
    leisure suit larry: magna cum laude
    max payne
    max payne 2
    myst iii
    myst iv
    sid meier's pirates
    return to castle wolfenstein
    rollercoaster tycoon
    soldier of fortune 2: double helix
    jedi knight: jedi academy
    elder scrolls iii: morrowind
    unreal ii
    rainbow six 3
    ghost recon

    gamecube
    jedi knight ii: jedi outcast
    rainbow six 3
    ghost recon

    n64
    command & conquer
    doom 64
    duke nukem 64
    quake
    quake ii
    rainbow six
    sim city 2000
    sim city 64
    starcraft 64

    360
    command & conquer 3
    supreme commander
    universe at war
    world in conflict

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    From what I see, one thing that I have noticed is missing is.. The Lost Vikings (SNES & GEN) also Lost Vikings 2 (SNES). Prince of persia (dont remember which consoles)
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    Maniac Mansion, Deja Vu, Shadowgate and Uninvited for the NES?
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    Dreamcast had Half-Life, even though it was never released officially... And I believe Typing of the Dead was released on PC's

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    There were more ports on the Dreamcast, but I can't think of them at the moment.
    I think there was a Rainbow Six game, and some kind of space flying game.
    I think Armada and Prince of Persia started out as PC games, but I'm not sure if they were ever released for PC.

    Saturn also had Magic Carpet.

    Quake II on N64 isn't really a port. It's more like an expansion pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeTmKnice View Post
    From what I see, one thing that I have noticed is missing is.. The Lost Vikings (SNES & GEN) also Lost Vikings 2 (SNES). Prince of persia (dont remember which consoles)
    I was just reading the other day that The Lost Vikings 2 PC definitely came after the SNES original. Not so sure about the first one, but I imagine the PC port also came second there.

    Anyway, there were a lot more Wizardry and Ultima ports in Japan, as well as Neverhood on the PSX. Here's all you need to know:
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    There was a Dreamcast port of Soldier of Fortune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkTheMagicDragon View Post
    tg16/cd
    might & magic book one
    might & magic iii (cd)
    populous
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    wizardry
    Addition: Wizardry 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are all available for TG-CD (or specifically, PCE-CD). I'm not sure if Wizardry 4 is Return of Werdna or an original game (traditionally console ports of the Wizardry series skip W4: Return of Werdna, but this might be an exception).

    ps1
    command & conquer: red alert: retaliation
    descent
    descent ii
    diablo
    discworld
    discworld ii
    duke nukem: total meltdown
    final doom
    grand theft auto
    grand theft auto: london 1969
    gunship
    mdk
    myst
    nascar racing
    need for speed
    need for speed ii
    panzer general
    quake ii
    rayman
    riven
    sim city 2000
    star wars: dark forces
    Star Wars: Rebel Assault ii
    syndicate wars
    test drive 4
    test drive 5
    test drive off road
    theme hospital
    theme park
    time commando
    transport tycoon
    ultima underworld
    warcraft ii
    wing commander iii
    wing commander iv
    wizardry vii
    x-com
    x-com: terror from the deep
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    Correction: Rayman actually started as an Atari Jaguar game and was later ported to a variety of consoles, including the PC and PS1.

    Also, Wizardry 6 was also available for the PS1.

    nes
    battle chess
    elite
    king's quest v
    might & magic book one
    might & magic ii
    overlord
    sid meier's pirates
    the bard's tale
    times of lore
    ultima iii
    ultima iv
    ultima v
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
    wizardry
    wizardry ii
    wizardry iii
    Might and Magic II never appeared on the NES, in any country. Only Book One did (and IMO it was a huge improvement over the PC version).

    In Japan, Bard's Tale II was ported to the NES.

    There were also NES ports of AD&D: Pool of Radiance (whcih despite what the article I link below states, DID come out in the US) and AD&D: Hillsfar.

    sms
    king's quest
    populous
    rise of the robots
    tintin in tibet
    ultima iv
    ultima: the black gate
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
    Rise of the Robots? On the Sega Master System? Outside of a hacked cart, I'm not believing that one.

    Also, the only Ultima ever released on a Sega system was Ultima IV.

    snes
    civilization
    doom
    dungeon master
    mechwarrior
    mechwarrior 3050
    might & magic book one
    might & magic ii
    might & magic iii
    populous
    populous ii
    rise of the robots
    sim city
    sim city 2000
    test drive ii: the duel
    theme park
    tintin in tibet
    ultima vi
    utopia
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
    wing commander
    wizardry v
    wizardry vi
    wolfenstein 3d
    worlds of ultima: the savage empire
    Might and Magic Book I never appeared on the SNES, but 2 and 3 did (in fact, M&M2 appeared twice--Japan and Europe had two completely different ports).

    You forgot Ultima VII: The Black Gate. Also, since you said you were looking for console spinoffs of PC franchises as well as ports, Ultima: Runes of Virtue II.

    genesis
    dune ii
    heroes of might & magic
    might & magic book one
    might & magic ii
    might & magic iii
    pirates! gold
    populous
    populous ii
    rise of the robots
    risky woods
    star control
    test drive ii: the duel
    theme park
    tintin in tibet
    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
    Again, M&M1 never appeared on the Genesis, though 2 and 3 did.

    Also Heroes of Might and Magic DEFINITELY didn't. You may be thinking of King's Bounty, which inspired HoM&M and DID appear on the Genesis.

    Another game to add to that list: Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday.

    if someone's already done this, please lock and redirect.
    this article, here at Digitpress, might be interesting, though it deals specifically with RPGs and is by no means complete or comprehensive.

    POINTLESS FACT: That article is how I discovered Digitpress.

    POINTLESS FACT 2: I still want to know how Zork I works on the Playstation.
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    Baldur's Gate was *almost* a PS1/DC game.

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    Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare (PC / DC / PS1)
    Prince of Persia 3D (PC / DC)

    The Emperor's New Groove (PC / PS1 - I'm not sure which one came out first, though!)

    GBA:
    Wing Commander Prophecy
    Jazz Jackrabbit
    Secret Agent Barbie
    007 Nightfire (for PS2, GC and XBox, too)
    Duke Nukem
    Doom
    Wolfenstein 3D

    XBox 360: Command & Conquer 3

    Several consoles:
    Lode Runner
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeTmKnice View Post
    From what I see, one thing that I have noticed is missing is.. The Lost Vikings (SNES & GEN) also Lost Vikings 2 (SNES). Prince of persia (dont remember which consoles)
    both lost vikings games were first released on the snes. pop was first made for the apple ][.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo
    Maniac Mansion, Deja Vu, Shadowgate and Uninvited for the NES?
    maniac mansion added. deja vu, uninvited, and shadowgate were originally mac games.

    Quote Originally Posted by diskoboy
    Dreamcast had Half-Life, even though it was never released officially... And I believe Typing of the Dead was released on PC's
    i'll add half life since it found its way to the web. typing of the dead was an arcade game first.

    Quote Originally Posted by venturousviking
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    i'm trying not to include simultaneous releases if possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by kedawa
    I think there was a Rainbow Six game, and some kind of space flying game.
    I think Armada and Prince of Persia started out as PC games, but I'm not sure if they were ever released for PC.

    Saturn also had Magic Carpet.
    rainbow six added to ps1, dc, and n64.
    rainbow six: rogue spear added to ps1, dc.
    rainbow six 3 added to xbox, ps2, gamecube.
    ghost recon added to xbox, ps2, gamecube.
    magic carpet added to ps1 and saturn.

    Quote Originally Posted by jorpho
    Anyway, there were a lot more Wizardry and Ultima ports in Japan, as well as Neverhood on the PSX. Here's all you need to know:
    bookmarked! i'll get to those later.

    Quote Originally Posted by celticjobber
    There was a Dreamcast port of Soldier of Fortune.
    soldier of fortune added to dc and ps2.

    thanks for all the help guys. i'll add the rest when i get a chance.

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    Cool list, and a PC port discussion would be quite cool. I didn't see SimEarth for the TurboGrafx CD on there.

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    Can't forget The Adventures of Wily Beamish, Loadstar: The Legend Of Tully Bodine and Heart of the Alien (Out of this World) all on the Sega CD.

    Also there is the Dynamix game Stellar Fire on the Sega CD that is part of the Stellar/Nova 9 series. Although Stellar Fire might be exclusive to the Sega CD and not be a PC port, but i'm not sure.
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    For that matter, we'd need to add TG16 Loom too.

    If you're going to count the FM Towns Marty, you'll want to add the Marty ports of Loom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and of course the famous Zak McKraken port. (I didn't know it had one of the Kyrandia games too!)

    I'm not sure if SNES Metal Marines counts. I'm told the SNES game is very different from the PC game anyway.

    Was Brutal Paws of Fury on a console first? I know the PC version had a sequel.

    Crusader: No Remorse was on the PSX and Saturn.

    And SNES Spectre was on the Mac.
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    How about Lode Runner? Originally made for the Apple ][, C64, Atari, MSX, etc. Made it, console wise in various forms, to the Sega 1000/3000, NES, Atari XEGS (if you count that as a game console), PS1, Saturn, N64, and TG16. Plus there's various hand held system ports as well.
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    My mind isn't working too well right now, but having just done an article on this, a couple Indiana Jones console games were originally PC-developed.

    Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine for N64 was first PC-developed as was Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for PS2 and Xbox (explaining why the PS2 version is slightly inferior).

    The console The Last Crusade games were loosely based off the 1989 PC releases of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game, but I don't think they are similar enough to make your list. Use your judgment or have other users give their opinions on it.

    For some odd reason, a Playstation 2 game that comes to mind though is The Operative: No One Lives Forever (the spy FPS), also Tribes was made into the PS2 port Tribes: Aerial Assault.

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    If you're being super strict about the games originating on an actual PC, then you can't count the early Wizardry games since they debuted on the Apple ][. Same goes for Elite on the NES, that came out on the BBC Micro first. Didn't Frontier: Elite ii come out on the Amiga before the PC? And wasn't Maniac Mansion originally a C64 game?

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    Mafia (PS2 and Xbox) and Deus Ex: The Conspiracy (PS2) were ports of PC games.

    The original Syndicate should probably be on the list - I don't think it was an Amiga port.
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