One way to escape is through a computer game that will occupy
a lot of your time. The best type of games to occupy your time
are simulation games. Do you ever dream of being a mobster?
No problem. Establish yourself as a common citizen in the 1930s
and work your way up the gang ladder. Along the way you can
plan hits, collect money, and steal the best cars of the mobster
It wonít be easy to get to the top. The cops will be on your
back, and rival gang members always will be out to get you.
Get them off your back by intimidation or bribes or kill them,
sometimes, making an examples of them.
If you need money, go to the casinos and test your luck or
just take a hand in the bootlegging industry. If you are good,
youíll gain the respect of a Don. Most mobster simulation games
require a Pentium-level computer and a good deal of computer
memory. Itís worth it for the opportunity to take over a city.
If you are a person who enjoys the military and playing war,
there are simulation games that you will like. If you want to
relive Desert Storm and do things your way, here is your chance.
Become a United States soldier and maneuver through the deserts
of Iraq while facing intense ground combat. Use assault rifles
and machine guns to eliminate enemy strongholds. For some bigger
missions use rocket propelled weapons that cause more destruction.
If you lose, donít worry, itís only a game.
If you ever wanted to be a secret soldier, there are games
out there for you. You can choose from a variety of top-secret
missions that must be accomplished to change the course of history.
You can get a mission, look at a map, and pick the best strategy
to accomplish your mission. If you see an enemy that you canít
get past, choose from a collection of sniper weapons to kill
them and continue your mission.
Some games have a timer, so this adds more challenge and intensity.
If a mission is too much for you to handle by yourself, get
connected to other players around the world. You and your fellow
soldiers can arrange a strategic and successful ambush on an
enemy camp or infiltrate and collect sensitive information.
Remember that stealth is your ultimate weapon.
Maybe you like air combat instead of ground combat. Now you
can fly some of the most sophisticated jet fighters. Break the
sound barrier and launch air to air missiles at opposing fighter
jets. Test your dog-fighting skills and push yourself to the
edge of your seat. Donít forget, once youíre in the air its
kill or be killed. For helicopter enthusiast, put yourself in
the latest combat helicopters. Use a variety of missiles and
helicopter mounted machine guns. Fly into hostile areas where
no jet fighter can go. You will face ground to air missiles
and opposing aircraft. You may have the option of going into
a hostile area with the help of other pilots so you can arrange
better strategies. Youíll feel secure that if you get hit, youíre
surrounded by metal and fuel. These games can be played on a
personal computer or a video game console. For online play with
other players you will need an Internet connection device, preferably
a cable or DSL modem.
If you like history there are many games to choose from. You
can put yourself in one of the great civilizations and control
its advancement. Be the leader of the Huns, the Byzantines,
or even the ancient Mayans. Your goal will be to expand your
civilization. Arrange the collection of food, wood, water, gold,
or stone. Create workers to make things happen. Make them build
castles, stables, farms, and a wall to protect your civilization.
Remember, there will usually be rival civilizations around
you. Use ancient military weapons and techniques to overrun
them and take over their areas. To get through their walls use
ancient siege weapons like battering rams. For long distance
attacks use different catapults and cannons. Some games have
sea-to-sea combat. To make the games more interesting, invite
players around the world to team up with you or against you.
The use of a high-speed modem is recommended.