5 Best PC Games of All Time
Has anyone ever ask you to suggest a truly great, mindblowing game for them to play on their PC? If they did, you’re probably into gaming yourself, which means that you must know how difficult it is to answer that question. As soon as you hear that question, the first thing going through your mind is “Where do I even begin?”
The fact is that gaming has become so huge, and such a big part of the modern culture, that we would probably have a tough time recommending even a game from the current year. Recommending the best one ever? Almost impossible. And yet, that’s exactly what I’m going to try and do today. Let’s start.
As the title suggests, this is the third game in the Witcher series. The world, story, and the characters are all inspired by the Witcher novels, but everything takes place after the novels complete their story. The main protagonist, Geralt, is the Witcher – a professional, specially crafted and trained monster hunter. The best part about these games is that you never feel like you’re on an actual quest. Most games will give you a destiny, or a goal that only you can achieve.
Not The Witcher. In this game, you’re just, sort of, there, and then stuff happens to you. You can try and follow the storyline, or just lose yourself in this amazing open world. The characters are incredible, the quests always come with an interesting twist, and the writing is exceptional. This is truly one of the best games I’ve ever played.
2. Half-Life 2
If you ask any fan of single-player shooters what is the best game ever, over 90% will definitely tell you to try Half-Life 2. The entire game is shrouded in mystery, with many horror elements, and unanswered questions. And yet, it is so damn amazing, that it still has gamers craving for more, even now, 13 years after its release.
People are so desperate for the sequel to this game, that Half-Life 3 jokes have actually become a meme, and are here for at least a decade. And honestly, I can understand that. The game doesn’t sound that impressive when you hear what it’s about – opening portals to another dimension and then having to fight hostile aliens that came through. However, the game is much more complex than that, and it provides us with a truly amazing experience. Oh, and you get to use a crowbar.
3. Dark Souls
Next, we have Dark Souls. This is one of the most difficult games to beat that you will ever play. You get no explanations, no guidelines, and no easy options. Your only hope is to strategize and try multiple approaches to the same problem until you find something that works. Each boss is more difficult to beat than the previous one, and the main currency within the game are souls.
The game rarely helps you out when it comes to things like armor and weaponry. Everything is insanely expensive, and the loot from enemies is useless more often than not. What’s important for you to remember is that this game, and this entire series in general, require tons and tons of patience. Also, “YOU DIED” will be the two most common words in this game’s dictionary. It is definitely not for everyone, but it definitely is one of the best games ever, since each win will be followed by an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.
4. Portal 2
If you’re a fan of puzzles, logic, physics, and insane computers that are constantly trying to kill you, then this is the best game for you. Portal 2 is the game about, well, portals. You get equipped with a portal gun, and you try to solve multiple portal-related puzzles, while the computer that operates the place constantly taunts you.
There is a lot of unanswered questions and mysteries that surround the place, and the lore of the game is nothing short of mindblowing. Much of it seems fun at first, but as you delve deeper into the lore, you actually find out that the story is pretty dark. I won’t spoil anything here, but you should definitely try it out, it has been a classic ever since it came out.
I won’t lie, Skyrim is easily my most favorite game ever, no contest. It has been an amazing journey ever since I first started playing it, and that has not changed ever since. You can play the game as a standalone, sure. However, a lot more of it will be much clearer to you if you’ve played previous installments as well. This entire series is one big, complicated story, with gods and demons, dragons and cults, and lots and lots of side quests.
Now, I know that a lot of people don’t especially appreciate Skyrim. This especially includes those who grew up playing Morrowind and Oblivion, and for them, Skyrim is an abomination because it took away the class system. However, it’s really not a bad game. It still allows you role-playing, and it lets you do things your way, just like the previous ones. Better graphics are definitely a plus, and since the game takes place 200 years from the moment Oblivion ended, it also gives us tons and tons of new lore. Not to mention all the mods that enhance this story even more, and let you fulfill pretty much any desire.