Oblivion would be a bit hard for a noob to get into imo. Obviously you CAN play it in a simple manner, but it's not very good with tool-tips or tutorials. Might be worth getting Dungeon Siege (1st one) for him; that was pretty simple, and it wouldn't be graphically demanding (I assume he's not got a ninja PC or any idea what to do if the PC goes wrong so Oblivion would probably demoralise him!)
I'll say it again the best game for a non gamer is either of the black and white games they are really good about explaining how to do everything and it's highly entertaining to pertend to be a god .
Oblivion is a good game for a gamer but I would question weather it is good for a 52 year old man on the other hand the first RPG a peson plays if it is good is a unforgetable experience I still haven't forgeoten baulders gate for christmas way back in the old days.
It's like people are saying, Command and Conquer, but don't buy them seperatly, buy C&C The First Decade, it's basically every C&C game ever made with their expansions all for the price of a game! So you basically get this:
Red Alert 2
Renegade (The only bad C&C game in the franchise, this is an FPS however)
How about that then? 12 games for the same price as a new game, bargain.
From my experience, a couple of uncles of my friends are in their late 40´s and early 50´s, and they only play RTS games on the pc. THey prefer C & C (Read alert 2 and yuri´s revenge) and Age of Empire (mythology) RTS.
My dad can't get enough of Battlefield 2. He particularly loves flying the choppers! He's a lot better in them now than he was a few months ago. I'll never forget me and my mate attacking a flag one of the chinese maps (Something River), in a big firefight.. then looking up and seeing a gunship upside down, falling rotorblades first into a pile of people, firing all its missiles and crashing into a ball of flames :lol: What a way to go!
I'd suggust Freelancer. It may be starting to seem a little old but it really was a great game. It was one of the first "dog fighting" games i played on the pc. I was hooked for a week until i noticed that I wasn't doing quite so well on exams.
Also, shogun total war would be good or maybe one of the others. That was probably my favorite rts.
The black and white series is good to. :shock:
Yea, my friend's dad loves Battlefield. I kno my dad doesn't play any games and says they ruin my schoolwork and sports, but he tried sports and racing, so NFS or Madden might be good. Madden on PC is strangely addicting.
My father’s a little bit older than that and he loves Civilization 4. If you like that one and want a real challenge try Caesar 3. The Myst series has an easy control scheme so it’s a good bet if you’re just starting out on computer gaming. Also check out the Baldur’s Gate series and Torment.