Yes, I know that you want to discover the best PC games to play, because your time is limited.
But you don’t have to browse the internet for hours just to find out which games are worthy to play.
You’re lucky, because in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best PC games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
- Where to buy in the US or UK or Canada
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
So here you go.
#100. Dark Souls III
#99. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
#98. Torchlight II
#96. Diablo II
#95. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
#94. Homeworld: Cataclysm
#93. Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 – The Vault of the Traveler
#92. Silent Hunter III
#91. Age of Mythology
#90. Battlefield 1942
#89. Pillars of Eternity
#88. Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
#87. Sid Meier’s Civilization III
#86. Saints Row IV
#83. Empire: Total War
#81. Neverwinter Nights
#80. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
#79. Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion
#78. Thief II: The Metal Age
#77. World in Conflict
#76. Sid Meier’s Civilization V
#75. Rise of Nations
#73. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
#72. NASCAR Racing 2003 Season
#71. Max Payne
#70. Far Cry
#69. GTR 2
#68. Thief: The Dark Project
#67. Total War: Shogun 2
#66. Left 4 Dead
#64. Stardew Valley
#62. Guild Wars
#62. Mass Effect
#60. The Sims
#59. Black & White
#58. Guild Wars 2
#57. Battlefield 2
#56. Borderlands 2
#55. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
#54. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
#52. The Stanley Parable
#50. Planescape: Torment
#49. Dragon Age: Origins
#48. Half-Life 2: Episode Two
#47. The Sims 2
#46. Fallout 3
#45. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay – Developer’s Cut
#44. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
#43. Deus Ex
#42. No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way
#41. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
#39. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
#38. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
#37. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
#36. Call of Duty
#35. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
#34. Rome: Total War
#33. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
#32. Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
#31. World of Warcraft
#30. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
#29. System Shock 2
#28. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
#27. World of Goo
#26. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
#25. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
#24. Unreal Tournament 2004
#23. Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar
#22. BioShock Infinite
#21. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
#19. Divinity: Original Sin II
#18. Grim Fandango
#17. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
#16. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
#15. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
#14. Sid Meier’s Civilization IV
#13. Grand Theft Auto III
#12. Unreal Tournament (1999)
#11. Company of Heroes
#10. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Every world has conflict.
In Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, you’ll find yourself playing between these two factions.
This epic sequel to the Roleplaying Game of the Year will immerse you in a world where your ability to discern the difference between these sides determines your fate.
Deep in the bowels of the Black Mesa Federal Research Facility, a decommissioned missile base, a top-secret experiment goes terribly wrong.
As aliens come through the walls and a military death squad shoots everything in sight, young research associate Gordon Freeman must scramble to stay alive.
Find your way through the monster-ridden areas of Black Mesa using your wits, limited security clearance, and a variety of weapons, ranging from a crowbar and pistols to a rocket launcher and grenades.
With split-screen deathmatch and its exclusive “Decay” single-player and multiplayer cooperative modes, Half-Life is an action experience like no other.
Welcome to UNDERTALE.
In this RPG, you control a human who falls underground into the world of monsters.
Now you must find your way out… or stay trapped forever.
((Healthy Dog’s Warning: Game contains imagery that may be harmful to players with photosensitive epilepsy or similar condition.))
- Killing is unnecessary: negotiate out of danger using the unique battle system.
- Time your attacks for extra damage, then dodge enemy attacks in a style reminiscent of top-down shooters.
- Original art and soundtrack brimming with personality.
- Soulful, character-rich story with an emphasis on humor.
- Created mostly by one person.
- Become friends with all of the bosses!
- At least 5 dogs.
- You can date a skeleton.
- Hmmm… now there are 6 dogs…?
- Maybe you won’t want to date the skeleton.
- I thought I found a 7th dog, but it was actually just the 3rd dog.
- If you play this game, can you count the dogs for me…? I’m not good at it.
#7. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
From the decade of big hair, excess, and pastel suits comes a story of one man’s rise to the top of the criminal pile.
Vice City is a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, and is the most varied and complete digital city ever created.
Combining nonlinear gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with seedy opportunities and are given the chance to take it over as you choose.
Take control of a variety of vehicles including high-performance cars and motorbikes, powerboats, golf buggies and helicopters.
Browse through the radio stations, with styles ranging from rock to electro to find a sultry melody or pumping beat to suit your mood.
No matter what type of man you are, Vice City is always full of surprises.
#6. Mass Effect 2
The Mass Effect trilogy is an emotionally charged science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets.
In Mass Effect 2, players will once again step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, commanding their crew of some of the most dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that it’s potentially suicidal.
Featuring intense shooter action, a rich futuristic storyline, space exploration and emotionally engaging character interaction, the game delivers an unparalleled cinematic experience.
BioShock is the first-person shooter where everything is a weapon.
Set in a failed underwater utopia, BioShock gives complete freedom to turn the environment, the enemies, even water and fire into powerful tools against your foes.
#4. Grand Theft Auto V
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.
Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.
Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.
All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto’s darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.
#3. Portal 2
Portal 2 is the sequel to the title named “Game of the Year” 2007 by over 30 publications around the world.
Portal 2 promises to break new ground in next generation gaming by expanding the award-winning recipe of innovative gameplay, immersive story, and creative inclusion of music while also introducing multiplayer co-op game modes.
#2. Half-Life 2
The follow-up to Half-Life continues the intense action and immersive storytelling from the original and adds more realism and responsiveness.
Once again, you play the role of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, and its populace dwindling.
With your trusty crowbar and a variety of other weapons at your disposal, Freeman must rescue the world from the wrong he unleashed at Black Mesa.
#1. The Orange Box
- The original Half-Life 2 – The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people – people he cares about – are counting on him.
- Half-Life 2: Episode One – The player reprises his role of Dr. Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance’s battle against the Combine forces.
- Half-Life 2: Episode Two – the second installment in Valve’s episodic trilogy advances the award-winning story, leading the player to new locations outside of City 17.
- Portal – a pioneering type of single player action game that rewrites the rules for how players approach and manipulate their environment – much like how Half-Life 2’s Gravity Gun reinvented the way gamers interact with objects in the game.
- Team Fortress 2 – an all-new version of the legendary title that spawned team based multiplayer action games. The game’s daring new art style features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date.
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