The best PC games

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Finding the best PC games is no easy task. There are, you may have noticed, quite a lot of them. From Steam games to… all those other platforms you love so much, there’s never been more choice available to the discerning PC gamer.

There is plenty more still to come on PC, so check out our list of upcoming games.

So let us help. Below, you’ll find our list of the best PC games you can play right now (before the shouting starts: this is not an ‘all-time greats’ roundup). We’ve tried to include a broad range of genres, and have explained our picks using the medium of words. But please feel free to disagree with us in the comments section...

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds | Divinity: Original Sin II | What Remains of Edith Finch Total War: Warhammer II | Rainbow Six SiegeProject Cars 2Dishonored 2 | Dark Souls III | XCOM 2 | Grand Theft Auto V | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Hitman | Life is Strange: Before the Storm | Overwatch | Alien: Isolation | World of Warcraft | Her Story | Titanfall 2League of Legends | Portal | Braid | Minecraft | Cities: Skylines | The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | Rocket League

The best PC games to play right now

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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100 players enter, only one can claim the coveted chicken dinner. The battle royale premise isn’t unique to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and as it continues to surge in popularity, more and more clones continue to crop up. What keeps millions coming back to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, though, is that it is the only game to offer a realistic vision of the Hunger Games scenario. 

Unlike its competition, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds forgets all the survival gaming trimmings like crafting and traps, focusing instead on punchy, simulation-worthy gunplay, and tactics that wouldn’t go amiss in an SAS training school.

Complimenting that gameplay is an 8x8km map that is completely open for everyone to roam: firefights rage across tower blocks; humble shacks house hidden dangers; and don’t even think about trying to cross open ground. Add to that random weapons locations, spawn paths, and a constantly constricting safe zone and you have a multiplayer marvel - a game that can only be conquered by those with survival instincts that match their honed trigger finger.

Want more? Use our PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds guide to get the jump on your foes.

Divinity: Original Sin 2

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The word ‘simulation’ tends to come with an air of seriousness: the po-faced responsibility of landing a plane, or the anatomically-accurate stoicism of freezing half to death in the Canadian wastes.

Divinity: Original Sin II is definitely a simulation. It tracks body temperature, vision cones, and whether an NPC will like you based on your appearance and the general mood about town. But it’s also deeply silly - a breezy yet hardcore tactical RPG in which most battles tend to trigger a series of unintended explosions. It’s two parts Dragon Age and one part Monty Python, and features a campaign that tells a decent story while leaving enough space for you to be yelled at by a head on a stick as you trek across the map. 

It gets even sillier in multiplayer, where a Game Master mode lets you convincingly recreate the unpredictable storytelling of tabletop role-playing.

Want more? Check out our glowing Divinity: Original Sin II review.

Total War: Warhammer 2

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Total War has been a strategy institution for years now, and its most recent historical entries - Attila and even Rome II, after a bit of work - are really good. But there’s a reason Warhammer is the best-seller: it adds variety to campaign play, and sheer cinematic joy to battles. It has made the series more fun and replayable than ever.

With Warhammer II, Creative Assembly have taken this success as permission to go even bigger. It sees four powers crossing oceans to control a magical vortex - a global conflict, whereas Warhammer was a continental one. Its races and their armies are the most exotic yet: the Lizardmen are led by almighty wizard-toads on floating platforms and can field feral T-Rexes, for goodness’ sake. And yet, in all this gleeful bombast, CA haven’t lost sight of the little things. 

The elegant but plain-flavoured High Elves are a dose of common sense amid the madness. The new Vortex victory condition may seem like fantastical indulgence, but it serves the game by keeping the pressure up right to the end, when you’d previously be cruising to an easy win. So don’t be fooled by the dragons and dinos - this is the best Total War has been by the old, analytical metrics, as well as the flashy new fun ones.

Want more? Learn the ropes of Total War: Warhammer II with our strategy guide.

What Remains of Edith Finch

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The humble walking simulator has evolved significantly since the days of Dear Esther. But of all the memorable efforts, it is What Remains of Edith Finch that represents the pinnacle of this narrative-led form. As the titular Edith, you return to your childhood home: a scatter-brained, rickety collection of rooms, crawl-spaces, and, most importantly, stories. 

Each bedroom Edith explores transports you to a vignette that reveals the tale of a Finch family member. From simple activities like flying a kite, to the hallucinogenic fantasy worlds inside the head of a man working a mundane job, the methods with which Edith Finch tells its stories is simply beautiful. No prior walking sim has felt quite this creative, and any future game that manages to surpass the bar set here will be a very special game indeed. 

Want more? Here are the best indie games on PC.

Rainbow Six Siege

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Inversely to an average Rainbow Six Siege round, Ubisoft Montreal’s exacting shooter began life in a fraught manner before the run of relative stability it enjoys today. After more than a year of updates, the introduction of several new operators and maps, and a concerted deep clean dubbed Operation Health, Siege is now arguably the greatest competitive online FPS available.

It takes a little while to realise this - Siege’s learning curve is dauntingly steep - but the investment of time required is small change compared to the satisfaction you will feel when you win your first clutch or bag an ace in this tense 5v5 shooter. Sure, it is possible to draw broad comparisons to some other games - not least Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - but Siege stands apart from its peers for its remarkable depth and towering skill caps. 

Given that Siege’s player base continues to swell - as word gets around, and Ubisoft’s mischievous tweaks to the meta keep everything feeling fresh - there has never been a better time to have your SAS handed to you over and over.

Want more? Check out the best Rainbow Six Siege operators to get you started.

Project Cars 2

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Historically, driving sims have tended to focus on the challenge, rather than the enjoyment, of flinging a car around a circuit at speed. Somehow, over the years, ‘realistic handling’ has come to mean ‘unrealistically gripless and unmanageable handling’. The latest wave of big-name driving games is attempting to address that, and Project Cars 2 is currently leading the pack. 

Slightly Mad’s interpretation of car physics isn’t perfect, but it is perhaps the closest any developer has come so far to simulating the real feeling of driving. You can sense what every wheel is doing, the shifting weight of the car, and every minute change in surface texture. More often than not, Project Cars 2’s vehicles respond to your inputs in exactly the same way a real one would. 

There are caveats to getting the most from the game, however: you must use a wheel, and switch off all of the assists - if you are the kind of player who prefers the chase cam view, this isn’t the game for you. But if you are prepared to fully immerse yourself in this demanding racer, you will discover the most rewarding videogame driving model yet created.

Want more? Drift over to our list of the best racing games on PC. 

Dishonored 2

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In Dishonored 2, you can kill yourself to save yourself. Playing as Emily Kaldwin, you are able to cast a ghostly doppelganger at street level and jump down onto its head, plunging your dagger into its neck to break your fall, negating any damage. 

Doppelganger’s intended function is to be used as a distraction, a way to escape from a confrontation. The thing is, developers Arkane want you to bend the rules, to see what’s beyond the veil. They want you to see what’s possible and, oh boy, there’s so much you can do if you are inventive enough. 

You get to play with these systems in Karnaca - a gorgeous, stylised, fictional slice of the Mediterranean. It’s one of the most cohesive, story-rich environments in videogames, every room telling a story with its props. Whether you are slinking across the rooftops or sprinting through, knife-in-hand, it is a place that begs to be explored as much as your abilities do. If you like your games with both violence and brains, do not overlook this clever assassination sim.

Want more? Creep over to our breakdown of the best stealth games on PC.

Dark Souls III

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Dark Souls is indisputably a modern classic of gaming. Its many imitators have spawned a whole subgenre of ARPG - the Soulslike - but its legacy is broader than that. In 2011's world of patronising hand-holding and player-centrism, Dark Souls had the integrity not only to be difficult - which would have been radical enough - but, through its desolate and uncaring world, to tell you you are not special. It was the Tyler Durden of videogames, and every bit as darkly charismatic.

However, the original Dark Souls is showing its age, and its PC port was infamously shoddy in the first place. Dark Souls III may not have its novelty, but after all this time, there is no way to rebottle that particular lightning bolt, to our nightly despair. Instead, Dark Souls III offers refinement: this is the definitive Soulslike, the best on the market right now. 

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki’s magic touch, so conspicuously absent from the second in the series (and his every imitator) is back, and his bleak yet beautiful vision makes for an even more striking game on modern hardware. Combat is also the best in the series, with the most weapons and spells to play with, and after two DLCs it is bursting with content. Dark Souls III is thus the final form of one of the best games ever made, and if you haven't played it, you simply must. Yes, indeed.

Want more? Get ready for an adventure with the best RPGs on PC.

XCOM 2

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XCOM 2 is a special sequel. Most gaming follow-ups are iterative improvements on a formula, but this one works to justify its existence by being a different game altogether. Where Enemy Unknown granted you the support of all the planet’s governments and asked you to watch it dwindle, XCOM 2 starts you off with next to nothing: a handful of ragtag fighters of questionable background, against the might of an alien enemy who have already conquered Earth.

This new guerilla perspective produces some of the best tactics the PC has ever seen. Timed missions force hard choices, between evacing the rookie with your best grenade, or the sniper you’ve been fondly upgrading. Cold, cruel decisions like these will bring you success and guilt - only exacerbated by the War of the Chosen expansion, which binds soldiers in relationships just so that it hurts all the more when those bonds are inevitably broken.

Want more? Check out our XCOM 2 War of the Chosen guide.

Grand Theft Auto V

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There is a reason GTA V still consistently tops the charts, years after its release - it is still the pinnacle of the sandbox genre. We have had a bunch of other open-world games release since, but none match the fidelity of GTA V’s fictional recreation of LA: its sprawling hillsides, the distant Mount Chiliad, its jutting metropolis, and the dusty trailer parks surrounding it all. 

It’s a world that calls to you, begging for you to speed across it on a motorbike, weaving between traffic as you go. Plenty of games lure us to the peaks of their mountains, but very few let us then base jump from the mountain’s peak while riding a dirtbike. 

Rockstar’s crime series generally attracts headlines because of its violence, but it is not the shooting that keeps players exploring its world - it is the feeling that anything can happen, the Rage engine’s slapstick physics system providing endless entertainment as you barrel down hills or take a clout to the head with the wing of a plane. The fact that you can experience all of this online with friends makes it all the more sweet. 

Want more? Mess around in the best way possible with the best sandbox games on PC.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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The best RPGs keep their greatest stories in their side-quests, and those in The Witcher 3 contain some of the most memorable and heartbreaking moments in videogames

Its genius lies in how nuanced its characters are. Take the Bloody Baron - when you first meet him, he comes across as a hateful, nasty man with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. You begrudge helping him at all. By the end of his plotline, you will empathise with him, despite his disgusting character flaws. It is dark fantasy at its very darkest - an adult game that is actually for grownups, full of moments that will stay with you well after the credits roll. 

When the credits do roll, though, you still have two of the best videogame expansions in existence to get stuck into. The first, Hearts of Stone, takes a seemingly innocuous character you meet at the start of the main game and turns them into the most menacing, disturbing adversary you’ve ever seen. The second, Blood and Wine, is almost another game in itself, taking you to the sunny land of Toussaint to combat a growing vampire problem. If you are looking to lose yourself in another world for well over 100 hours, it doesn’t get better than staring at The Witcher 3’s burnt orange sunsets.

Want more? Somehow make this dark fantasy masterpiece even better with the best The Witcher 3 mods.

Hitman

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If you thought Hitman: Absolution was a misstep, put those worries aside - everyone’s favourite barcode-headed baldie is back on fine form in Hitman

The Hitman series is full of incredible, tense, and sometimes hilarious missions, and the latest entry houses some of the best. Sapienza is an instant classic, asking you to take out a mob boss in a picturesque Italian town. In it, you can eliminate your target by popping an explosive golf ball into their caddy sack and watching them take a swing at it. Never has golf been more exciting than this. 

Whether you are drowning folk in a toilet or carefully lining up a sniper shot in time to some fireworks, Hitman is full of inventive ways to deal death. Each mission is designed to be played over and over again, begging for you to approach it in myriad different ways. You can spend days mastering each, there’s that much to do. If you want murder in your games to be more meaningful, stretch out your fiber wire and grab Hitman by the throat. 

Want more? Take a gander at our Hitman review.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm takes the formula at the heart of the original game and strips it back. Retiring wallflower Max Caulfield is gone along with her time-travel powers. In her place is the bold, brash Chloe Price, whose distance from the supernatural makes for a much higher-stakes experience.

Without the science fiction of Max’s story, Before the Storm doubles down on the teen angst of first game as Chloe goes through thick and thin with her fiery school friend Rachel Amber. Without the distraction of Life is Strange’s apocalyptic hurricane, Chloe’s adventures become a more intense, earnest, and truthful representation of teenage friendship.

Want more? Check out our list of the best adventure games on PC.

Overwatch

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Get 30 million loyal players together and you get to be on this list too. Jokes aside, that achievement is reason enough alone for Overwatch to get its place - but it has a lot more going for it than numbers. 

The game took over the world in 2016 and is yet to let go. It’s an easy to learn, impossible to master work of genius, cobbling together everything Blizzard, and the industry at large, has learned about how to get players interested and keep them engaged. It’s also insanely fun to play.

Even if you’re not regularly logging on, it’s impossible to dodge the bombardment of fan art, highlight gifs, and new skins that regularly cycle through the internet. Overwatch stopped being just a game almost as soon as it released, and will be a cultural phenomenon remembered for a long, long time.

Want more? Stay in the know with our regular Overwatch updates coverage.

Alien: Isolation

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If you’ve ever watched Ridley Scott’s horror film Alien and thought, ‘I’d love to be inside that movie’, then Alien: Isolation is your golden ticket. Creative Assembly’s survival horror game replicates the world of Wyland Yutani and xenomorphs with astonishing attention to detail, right down to the computer terminals that flicker and hum as if it were 1979 all over again. 

But Isolation’s pitch-perfect recreation of the movie’s setting and era is just the start. The real triumph is the xenomorph itself: a solitary, unstoppable beast that stalks you incessantly on your journey through the game. 

What makes it truly remarkable is the adaptive AI system that means it is constantly learning - if it discovers you hiding in a vent, it will begin to search vents during subsequent encounters. This turns the creature into a true menace, keeping tension levels high both during play and long after you have shut down your computer...

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World of Warcraft

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Still the only subscription MMO to get it right, and now living through a resurgence in popularity and quality, World of Warcraft is an easy recommendation once again. Its Warlords of Draenor lowpoint left many wondering if there was still a future for one of the most famous games of all time. Fortunately, the Legion expansion showed that not only was it still alive and well, it would not be going away any time soon. No matter what you’re logging on for, it is brilliant.

Each expansion provides a massive, co-op enabled RPG storyline of its own, with only the most climatic moments requiring the presence of other people. Of course, if you want to delve into the endgame and join 24 others in taking down the world’s biggest bads, all that is there as well. Constant updates and a solid content plan make it one of the most enjoyable games to be involved in.

Want more? Find some online pals to tackle the best MMOs on PC.

Her Story

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Her Story is a revolutionary game, made all the more impressive by being built around one of gaming’s oldest technologies: full-motion video. FMV was used at a time when it was too expensive to create good-looking CGI cutscenes. Over the years it began to get a reputation for cheapness and kitsch and fell out of use. In Her Story, though, it is used to create a sense of reality. 

Where the game shines is in the openness it gives you to investigate its central crime. Other detective games often make investigation a matter of finding a glowing object in a murder scene. In Her Story, you have to scour short archived clips for clues, entering keywords into the in-game search engine, as though you were directly questioning the woman on film.

Her Story has to make this list because, since its release in 2015, no-one has tried to copy it. It remains the best because it has no competitors.

Want more? Here is our Her Story review.

Titanfall 2

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Everything Titanfall 2 does is pulled off flawlessly. It is simply one of the finest games ever made. The flow of Pilot combat is still unmatched in showcasing how well shooting and movement can be combined in a first-person game, even with a time-to-kill ratio matching Call of Duty. On the other hand, the hulking, slow, strategic combat of Titan fights brings an entirely different mode of play, and interaction between the two phases is a whole other kettle of fish. Only Doom (2016) - which comes close to having its own entry in this list - competes with the pure thrill of managing to melee execute an opposing Titan.

On top of that, Titanfall 2 has an extraordinary single-player campaign with some of the finest set-pieces we’ve ever seen. It is a masterpiece of pacing and structure, which manages to make even its sewer level a joy to play through. The most well-known mission, Effect and Cause, has gone down as one of the finest in memory, and for good reason - don’t spoil yourself, but do play it as soon as possible.

Want more? Get a head start with our Titanfall 2 class guide.

League of Legends

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Trying to decide which is the best MOBA is an argument that could rage on for hours, but League of Legends is a pretty good place to start. Since its release in 2009, it has become a global phenomenon, consistently one of the most-played games in the world, and at one point had a player base of more than 100 million.

Easier to grasp than Dota 2 but mechanically deeper than Heroes of the Storm, LoL hits a sweet spot in terms of accessibility while still managing to constantly evolve. New and updated champions arrive on the Rift several times a year, keeping the game fresh despite its age. Every playable champion is unique, too; from ancient gods to pirates to monsters from another world, there’s a way to enjoy the game no matter what you’re looking for.

Want more? Here are the best League of Legends champions.

Portal

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Portal is perfect. That is not hyperbole or questionable lack of restraint on our part: Valve’s first-person puzzler is absent of any flaws. In fact, the only crumby thing to have emerged from the game is how everyone has so voraciously latched onto that line about cake. 

Play the game today and it is remarkable how well the whole thing has aged. Its interdimensional portal puzzles feel as fresh as they ever did (even for those of us who have completed the game a dozen or so times) and those visuals - somehow as utilitarian as they are charismatic - still hold up. 

Every single joke lands perfectly (even if, as a result of occasional poor portal placement, you sometimes do not) and GLaDOS is, for our money, the greatest videogame character ever conceived. As if all of this wasn’t enough, Valve have also layered in an incredible, fourth-wall breaking story. The jam to Portal’s puzzle cak… oh, for goodness sake, please stop talking about the cake.

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Braid

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Back in 2008, we were in the throes of the indie boom, and getting a grasp on Braid’s “deep moral and philosophical questions” seemed vaguely important. Pretentious poetry is not why the game is still worth playing today, though. No: Braid is great because its puzzles bend your brain into new and satisfying shapes.

It begins by introducing you to a time-rewind mechanic familiar to anyone who’s played Forza or Prince of Persia. And then it turns that mechanic on its head. And again. And again. The magic is that Braid never tells you what is possible with each new trick, instead it lets you work them out in your own time. It is breadcrumb brain training, and the takeaway feeling is one of personal pride, so long as you stick with it. Where some games might reduce your thought process to simple loops, this one treats you as the smart person you are.

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Minecraft

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It is nearly a decade old, but it is still nigh impossible to recommend another sandbox crafting game. Minecraft is the ultimate game for creators, something so simple it has become a bona fide phenomenon among kids and families, and yet one that boasts sufficient depth and complexity to sustain massive communities of modders, architects, warriors, role-players, survival experts, game designers, and storytellers.

It is easy to forget that below all of the headline-grabbing mods and builds, Minecraft is still a remarkably humble game about building yourself a shack in order to survive the myriad monsters that come out at night. The beauty is that it works on both levels, so if you fall in love with it there are infinite possibilities as to where the player-made add-ons can take you.

Want more? Discover new worlds with the best Minecraft seeds.

Cities: Skylines

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Coming shortly after the disappointing SimCity, all Cities: Skylines had to do was be a modern city builder without all the always-online nonsense. Developers Colossal Order delivered that and so much more. 

Cities: Skylines is a beautiful tribute to city planning, letting you sketch out suburbs and skyscrapers onto a lush landscape. You can’t sit idle, however, because as quickly as your citizens move into their new homes they are demanding jobs, healthcare, and plumbing that doesn’t back up with poop - you will be putting out the fires of urban planning as they crop up all over your metropolis (literal and metaphorical).

Shortly after release Cities: Skylines took on a life of its own, with modders pouring in new building styles, AI subroutines, and even adding a way to fly over your city in a first-person view helicopter. Since then, the game has never been without novelty. Between modders, updates, and new expansions, Skylines has evolved into the most complete and playable city builder around.

Want more? Take a look at the best Cities: Skylines mods.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Bethesda’s 2011 fantasy open-world RPG remains an oft-played favourite to this day, and with good reason. Skyrim is a colossal game with a thousand stories to tell, be that one of the development team’s lore-laden quests or a crazy tale of emergent gameplay. The freedom Skyrim offers is liberating, and any bugs and glitches will long be forgotten when you are five hours into forging your path as the land’s best dragon slayer. 

Long after you have exhausted Skyrim’s great quests, though, you will still be playing thanks to the dedicated mod scene. From new lands and storylines to monster mounts, dazzling spells, and... erm... the ability to make it rain explosive steam trains, there are thousands of mods available to augment Skyrim. Indeed, the end of Skyrim is certainly just the beginning. 

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Rocket League

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‘Football with cars’ sounds like a simple concept, and at its most basic level, that’s more or less exactly what Rocket League is. You blast around the map in a rocket-powered car, trying to get an over-sized football into the opposing goal.

But scratch the surface, and you will realise that Rocket League is one of the most complex and demanding sports games ever made. A single second of indecision can be fatal, one wheel out of place can throw an entire match. You will need lightning reflexes, tactical genius, and mechanical mastery to succeed in a game that’s as much white-knuckle ride as it is FIFA. At its peak, Rocket League is a fast-paced aerial ballet, a game that takes seconds to understand, but years to master.

Want more? We have some handy tips and tricks for you in our Rocket League guide.

And that is the lot, our heart and soul poured out for the world to read. What do you think? A solid list, or a collective losing of the plot? Let us know in the comments.

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fly790420(1 day 7 hours played)
2 Years ago

Having games not yet released included in the list of the best PC games of 2015 is stupid and irresponsible. Has the author(s) of this stupid post even played and finished any of the games listed that are not yet been released?

Stop doing this piece of sh*t IGN has been doing for years.

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§ªṁþ§ºŋ(4 days 4 hours played)
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Not to mention that some of those games won't even be released until 2016.

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Jonah The Bear(4 days 7 hours played)
3 Years ago

divinity is the best game to come this year and it isnt even mentioned? it would be one of the only pc exclusive games on this list

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Fraser Brown Avatar
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3 Years ago

It will be in the next batch. This just goes up to July, it doesn't include it.

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Fattox(3 days 5 hours played)
3 Years ago

How come you guys didn't just make a new article for 2015 games? It's gonna get a bit messy up in herrrr with all the older comments and such.

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On topic, i wouldn't be suprised if near half of these games don't arrive until 2016. Only 2 months until GTA 5 makes me happy though!

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The Duane Avatar
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2 Years ago

Hurrah! Another best games article with unreleased games. Its not like people come to these articles to see games they would like to play or something crazy like that.

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Chris Evans Avatar
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3 Years ago

Thought there might have been Spintire's on there, maybe in place of Banished.

Either way, this just goes to show how strong the PC gaming scene has become. Looking forward to more great titles in the next batch, Original Sin for sure.

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Fraser Brown Avatar
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3 Years ago

Banished was added to the list in March, before Spintires was released.

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Chris Evans Avatar
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3 Years ago

Ah good shout then, lost track of what the new games on the list were!

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Fraser Brown Avatar
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3 Years ago

Wolfenstein and everything below it is new. We probably could have made it a bit clearer.

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3 Years ago

So far I've enjoyed Scrolls, the card game (far more than Hearthstone), I recommend you give it a look. Scrolls has quite a lot of depth (board with movement dynamics) while actually being easy and fun for new players as well. Its official release is in a month (cost reduced to 5$) with a bunch of new features (free demo for all), it should really pick up in popularity.

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2 Years ago

Star Citizen might be out in 3 years. Might.

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2 Years ago

Squadron 42 (solo game) is relased end of 2016 and the MMO part will be in 2017. Accessible for test and feedback from now till final release. A great opportunity to see a AAA evolved from inside!

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5 Months ago

Going to mangle your hand if you start crossing your fingers for a squadron 42 release date any time soon.

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5 Months ago

Free Lancer? Transistor(Especially this one)? War frame? Path of Exile? Slowly start to realize that these lists are pointless because people liking games are subjective to them and not everyone will like the same games. The title should be changed to 'PC games we think you'd enjoy, you sexy beasts'.

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3 Years ago

Wolfenstein: The New Order was great fun, Tropico 5 was fun but too short, expecting lots of DLC...

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3 Years ago

Did this guy actually say he can't figure out how to be the robot? He's been playing for a week and can't figure out how to go near the robot and press x? you don't even need to approach from the front you can enter from any angle. This guy just lost alot of credibility.

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3 Years ago

I think he knows how to get in it, what he means is he can't figure out how to last more than about 20 seconds before getting destroyed.

Though I may of course be wrong.

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Selarek Avatar
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3 Years ago

if people just clicked "next page"...

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3 Years ago

Banished? It's pretty freaking awful. You can cover all the content in half an hour, and from there it's a meaningless economy of scale offering nothing in terms of engaging challenge or gameplay. Just play an old Sierra citybuilder for an experience a hundred times more thought out.

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3 Years ago

I thought Watchdogs was pretty boring I don't know.

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icheyne Avatar
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3 Years ago

Great that you're updating this as the year goes on, rather than the usual Christmas splurge.

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2 Years ago

The backlog continues to expand....need to quit work so I can game fulltime

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2 Years ago

Oh gods, is there a game amongst these that doesn't aim to give us 100 hours of entertainment?

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jerjergege(3 days 13 hours played)
2 Years ago

No Tom Clancy's the division?

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1 Year ago

And rightfully so. This coming from someone who played that game.

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2 Years ago

Surprised not to see Invisible Inc., Endless Legend and Age of Wonders III not on the list.

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Pickaxegaming Avatar
1
2 Years ago

Most of these games I haven't even heard of not to mention personly I'm not really a FNaF fan but I think at least one should be on there I mean they are pretty successful.

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AnAuldWolf Avatar
868
2 Years ago

The problem with these lists is that once you've made them, you always find you've forgotten titles. Then you wrack your mind to see which ones you've unfortunately left out and shake up the list again with a peppering of fresh entries to diversify it. And yet still you've not even scratched the surface of the goodness lurking locked away within your mind, your overly fallible recall having you rue the day you were born organic.

Personally, I would've had Thomas was Alone on this list (which is cheating considering its original release date), along with many others. It isn't my list though, so that doesn't matter. And it matters even less so in that I've given some fairly sound reasoning as to why listicles are fairly pointless in the first place! Stimulates the rabble, though.

And here we are, being stimulated. /rabblerabble

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AnAuldWolf Avatar
868
2 Years ago

To each their own, but I'm actually a little surprised that Undertale didn't make this list. Unless I missed it, which I might have as I was skimming and my sight isn't exactly fantastic.

Undertale was this year's revelation for me. It's incredibly clever on so many levels, it's proven to be everything from emotional, to empowering, to one of the better and least xenophobic stories told on PC to this day. It's spawned so much art and creative effort in my creative circles that I figured it was almost Universally loved.

For me and mine, it was a magical time.

Ultimately though it was an examination of human nature that was every bit as clever as The Beginner's Guide. Couple that with a good, warm sense of humour and an alien world which still feels warm and inviting, and that it was created by one person? I think it stands up as one of the greatest PC games of all time.

This isn't the kind of thing you see very many games resulting in at all: http://botanyknight.tumblr.com/post/131588884259/creepyknees-this-was-absolutely-necessary

It's heartwarming and endearing. If nothing else, in this cold, unrelenting, holographic-projection-from-a-2D-surface reality of ours it's provided me with some comfort.

If all games were like it and inspired this much creativity... Well, I'd probably like video games a lot more.

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AnAuldWolf Avatar
868
2 Years ago

Another problem with these recurring articles is that due to a very specifically bad memory (hooray for physical brain deformations), I actually tend to forget I've posted in them.

Oops. >_>;

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TouristTam Avatar
18
2 Years ago

Someone doesn't like Prison Architect. :p

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Rock1m1 Avatar
385
Rock1m1(3 days 14 hours played)
1 Year ago

Playing XCOM 2. Welcome to Addiction Commander!

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*sigh* Avatar
272
1 Year ago

Wish youd stop doing spam articles. Lazy farkers

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Lolssi Avatar
350
1 Year ago

Original Deus Ex (yes still).

And you could replace Skyrim with Elder Scrolls Online or even Fallout: New Vegas

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RobbnHood Avatar
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RobbnHood(16 hours played)
1 Year ago

Here's my list:

Minecraft

Payday 2

Rust

Grand Theft Auto V

ARK Survival Evolved

Rocket League

Rainbow Six Seige

Overwatch

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MerseyMal Avatar
66
12 Months ago

This Xmas holiday I'll be playing The Division and Dishonored 2 for certain. I'm aiming to return to The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Rise Of The Tomb Raider and Divinity: Original Sin as well and possibly Dying Light: The Following.

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Merzhin Avatar
1
9 Months ago

World Of Warcraft, really ? It was maybe a decent MMO ten years ago, but there is plenty of better ones now.

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InNodWeTrust Avatar
14
3 Years ago

ERRR. Where is WatchDogs? I mean i know that Wolfenstein was an amazing game but watchdogs is one of the biggest games this year? Kinda feel you've missed that out for a reason? If so, why is Titanfall in?

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Tovias Avatar
1025
3 Years ago

Not Blackguards? fo' shame

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vickyjohn1 Avatar
13
3 Years ago

You have added Banished and you left watch dogs. LOL ..

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superfly2000 Avatar
3
2 Years ago

Can't Believe World of Tanks is not on the list. It is a huge hit and a really good game still. MMO's getting discriminated as usual.

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Fraser Brown Avatar
960
2 Years ago

WoT came out in 2010.

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Hackholm Avatar
2
1 Year ago

To you both:

WoW is on the list.

WoW was released in 2004.

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