Top PC Action Games of All Time
Some of the most successful action game franchises started out on PC. Just look at Battlefield and Call of Duty. Both started out on PC and are now some of the biggest multi-platform franchises.
Infinity Ward and Activision launched WWII shooter Call of Duty in 2003 on PC, but it wasn't until the Xbox 360 port of the sequel in 2005 that the world seemed to sit up and take notice. Similarly, Battlefield 4 was used as an example of what the new generation PS4 and Xbox One were capable of, yet the series began back in 2002 with Battlefield 1942.
Of course since the early part of the 21st century PC graphical grunt has increased exponentially, giving rise to not only great gameplay, but stunning visuals to match. You'll also often find that the PC versions of multi-platform titles benefit from added effects – Batman: Arkham City, Tomb Raider and Mirror's Edge are examples of titles which look way better on PC.
Call of Duty World at War is a stunning game that doesn't miss a beat from start to finish and includes one of the most feature packed multiplayer components of any game released this year.
There are games you want everyone to play, just so they can experience what you've such a good time with, and Left 4 Dead is one of them. It's unlike any other game we've ever played.
Mirror's Edge exudes cool from every pore, drips with cutting edge technical brilliance and never tries to deviate from its platforming focus.
F.E.A.R. 2 is a hugely satisfying shooter that'll have you clinging onto that controller or mouse throughout its tension-filled campaign.
Even with some flaws, though, Guerrilla is a great game that comes highly recommended, in no small part to some superb multiplayer game modes that should see the game gain quite a following.
With a whole heap of content to unlock, a campaign that begs to be replayed and top of the line production values there's very little to be disappointed with.
Whether you fancy skulking in the shadows, smashing slow motion fists in into a goon's skull, or simply using some cool gadgets, you can do no wrong with what is Eidos' best game in years.
Make no mistake, this is an excellent sequel that does much to build upon the foundations of the first game.
In many ways BioShock 2 is a game about refinements, rather than wholesale changes. Combat is better, but the game's story doesn't match that found in the original.
Do you like first-person shooters? If the answer is yes, buy Battlefield: Bad Company 2. EA might be looking at Medal of Honor to get a Modern Warfare sized hit, but BC2 deserves good things too.