The draw of PC gaming are the game mods and online versions. Genres such as first-person shooters and real-time strategy are easier to play too.
These are the best in PC gaming.
1. Age of Empires Series
The first game in this real-time strategy series was released in 1997. The games are set between the Stone Age to the Iron Age and then in the Middle Ages to the colonization period.
2. Civilization Series
The objective seems simple: build an empire to last forever. The player begins in the year 4000 BC and will try to develop an empire while surviving the changes of time.
3. Command & Conquer
You haven’t played RTS if you haven’t tried at least one of the games under this franchise. It includes Tiberium, Red Alert, and Generals. Some games can be played on consoles.
4. Counter-Strike Series
Released in 2000, this very popular first-person shooter was a modification of the Half-Life game. The objective is to defeat the opposing team in several rounds.
5. Diablo Series
This is a type of dungeon crawler game. The objective is to find the best items such as weapons and armor to survive in the Sanctuary. Some of the titles can be played in consoles.
6. DOTA 2
Inspired by the hit DoTA mod from Warcraft III, this multiplayer online battle arena pits 10 players from 2 teams in real-time battle using Heroes.
7. FTL: Faster Than Light
The player controls a spaceship in this simulation game. It has to survive the 8 sectors by gunning down enemies, upgrading and protecting the ship, and hiring new members of the crew.
8. Guild Wars
The main attraction of the game is its focus on the player versus player and cooperative role-playing modes. This online RPG was released in 2005 and was followed by Heart of Thorns in 2015.
This first-person shooter was released in 1998. Players get to meet physicist Gordon Freeman in an alternate 21st century. Freeman accidentally created a dimensional rift to a world known as Xen.
10. League of Legends
This MOBA allows the players to become one of the summoners so that they can control a champion to fight the other team. The teams will try to destroy each other’s nexus to win.
11. Total War
First released in 2000, the player has to find a balance between real-time control of his forces during battle and gathering and managing of resources.
12. The Sims
Released in 2000, this life simulation game is considered the best-selling title in the genre. The objective is to build, buy and interact.
13. StarCraft Series
Set in the 26th century, four galactic forces, the Terrans, Zerg, Protoss and Xel’Naga, try to dominate the universe in multiple skirmishes.
14. Warcraft Series
The first game, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, was released in 1994. This gaming franchise is so vast it has inspired novels, comic books, movies and the most famous MMORPG, World of Warcraft.
The Warhammer universe is so vast, you’d be confused which game to play first among the more than 20 games including titles under Warhammer 40,000, Fantasy, Total War and Workshop.