Top PC Games of All Time
Half Life 2 is bound to be on this somewhere, right? Well, it’s not just about City 17 and being mute. The PC has always been on the cutting edge of gaming, being the place where new ideas tend to arrive first. It is the de-facto platform for MMOs, indies, F2P and MOBAs, all of which are huge deals right now.
Traditionally the PC has also been the place where genres like strategy and sims thrive, mainly due to the tried and trusted mouse & keyboard controls. Games like the Total War series have traditionally taken full advantage of the PC’s unique inputs, and processing power, to provide rich strategy experiences with the spectacle of vast armies clashing on the battlefields of history. The Sims series, one of the best selling simulation games of all time, continues to look and play best on PC.
If you ask people what their favourite PC game of all time is, you’re unlikely to get any sort of consensus. It’s been around for a very long time. But which games made our list?
Fixes problems, buffs loot, nerfs boredom. A worthy expansion.
A beautifully-presented and surprisingly deep RPG that is deserving of everyone’s attention.
Offers a proper bad guy for you to hate, but also asks how far you’ll go to escape.
Episode five, thankfully, gives you the room to decide where Clementine ends up and suggests that your decisions are going to have a permanent effect on her future.
A triumph of emergent gameplay, slightly let down by a heavily scripted ending.
CA has finally nailed the true terror of Alien in video game form. It's only taken 35 years.
Resident Evil remains as odd, unsettling, and unforgettable as its setting, and the HD remaster only emphasises this.
The extreme highs carry Ori and the Blind Forest through to greatness if not quite flawlessness. Rarely is a game able to be so devilish in its gameplay yet so touching in its story.
One of the best third-person shooters in history.
A tremendous experience that manages to continually improve upon itself with each passing hour. An RPG triumph.