I was raised in a Mac family, so while everyone else was playing Doom II and Quake, I had MARATHON. I started with Marathon I, then got Marathon II and eventually Marathon: Infinity. I think that these are the best FPSs of all time, ever. They had better graphics than Doom, better gameplay than anything for PC, a complicated system of computer terminals where you were able to take in the story (and boy, what a story it was.) The aliens were cool, and all the weapons kicked ass. The levels’ bright blues, whites and greens were much more pleasing to the eye than the drab browns and tans of Quake and Doom. The games came with simple level editors to make your own maps, and a physics model editor to make your own weapons and “mods.” Plus the multiplayer kicked ass (I have fond memories of being 10 years old and trying to network 3 of our computers together.)
People have forgotten about these games, but every time someone plays HALO (made by Bungie, the makers of Marathon,) they are playing a character based on the Space Marine (or the ‘Marathon Man’ as I called him.)
Any other Marathon fans?