Best PC Action Games of All Time
Some of the most successful action game franchises started out on PC and you only have to look at Grand Theft Auto as a shining example of this. It's most recent iterations have easily become some of the top PC action games of all time!
There are plenty of other examples though, as Infinity Ward and Activision launched WWII shooter Call of Duty in 2003 on PC. 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. There's just something about structured mission games that get the blood pumping and if you can throw in some adventure too, then you're onto a winner.
Of course since the early part of the 21st century PC graphical grunt has increased exponentially, giving rise to not only great action 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. So with that, here's the top 30 PC action games of all time.
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- PlayStation 2
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The storyline is intricate, there's depth beyond the main quest, and the action is incredible at times. We've had some stunning games this year, and Ubisoft has given us another to add to the list. Assassin's Creed was a massive commercial success, yet it received the most... more
PS3 owners can finally get their hands on what is the finest example of DLC we've seen to date. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony would be worth buying as standalone games. After what must have seemed like a monumental wait, PS3 (and PC) gamers can... more
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is beautiful, discomforting, and compelling. It might challenge what you like about games, but challenge is good. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't try it. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is the sort of game that you'll either really... more
This long standing series makes an outrageously good current gen debut. The size and scope of the environments, and the monsters in them, is awe inspiring, making Monster Hunter: World a true (lizard) king of games. There will probably, whilst playing Monster Hunter: World, come a moment... more