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.
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.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a far more accomplished experience than Treyarch's previous efforts.
Given the current landscape of the genre, it's fair to say that Bulletstorm is not only a great game, but an important one, too.
Switching to New York gives Crysis 2 what it desperately needed: a credible sense of menace to go alongside gorgeous technical fortitude and impressive artistic direction.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is reminiscent of the best efforts from the golden era of PC gaming at the end of the 90s.
Lone Survivor deserves to be massive, because it might just be the most interesting thing I've played all year.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is trying to have its cake and eat it.