Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

Articles Aug 13, 2019 11:33

Based on the combined score on Metacritic, this is the 10 best games of all time that you should not ignore.

In the eyes of critics, these are the best game products in human history. They can even rank on par with other works of art.

Top 10 best games of all time for PC

10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is an open world adventure action video game, released in 2002 by Rockstar Games. This is the sixth game and the second 3D game in the Grand Theft Auto series. Vice City was mainly inspired by the 80s American culture. Taking place in Vice City in 1986, a fictional city based on the city of Miami, USA, the story revolves around Tommy Vercetti, a mafia who has just released from prison. After a failed drug transaction, Tommy must look for the responsible person, and build a criminal empire for himself. The game uses a refined game engine from Grand Theft Auto III to create a vast urban landscape, with buildings, vehicles and people. Like other games in the series, Vice City includes elements of racing games, as well as 3rd-person perspective shooting in an open world.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

9. Mass Effect 2

Two million copies were sold on the first week of release, ranked 23rd on the list of the best games of all time on Metacritic (14th on GameRankings)... Mass Effect 2’s success is indisputable. If you have never tried this game before, do it now.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open-world action role-playing game. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released by Bethesda Softworks, this is the fifth part of the The Elder Scrolls series.
The plot of Skyrim revolves around the player's character journey to defeat Alduin, a dragon that is predicted to destroy the world. Occurring 200 years after Oblivion, the game is set in the fictional Skyrim area, on the Tamriel continent of the planet Nirn. The open world gameplay of The Elder Scrolls series continues in Skyrim - Players can skip or delay the plot to explore freely. Skyrim has achieved commercial success with 7 million copies sold in its first week.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

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7. Portal 2

Portal 2 is a puzzle FPS game developed by Valve after the unpredictable success of the first version. It is released in 2007 and quickly won many awards by game magazines. Continuing to promote the creative gameplay of its predecessor combined with a number of new mechanisms, Portal 2 brings extremely attractive experience for gamers. The main villain of the game - the artificial intelligence GLaDOS, portrayed both humorous and evil characteristics, which contributed greatly to the success of Portal 2, and it also made the list of the most memorable villains in the gaming world.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Overcoming the shadow of its previous versions, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt brings a new level to the incredibly advanced REDengine 3 development tool. The Witcher 3 is not only a game of high-end graphics, but also a work of art with beautiful camera angles and frames.

Playing this game, sometimes you can temporarily put aside difficult tasks or conundrums and just climb on the horseback and leisurely go around the vast prairies, which is enough to create entertaining experiences.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

5. BioShock

BioShock is an excellent FPS game from 2K Games. The game brings endless experiences with a series of brilliant inventions, of which the system of Plasmids skills and the appearance of many special characters like Little Sister or Big Daddy are typical examples.

BioShock is a groundbreaking FPS game. Besides the action-rich gameplay, the plot intertwining with many dramatic moments is also an important highlight of BioShock. If you are looking for a lifetime FPS game, BioShock is a good choice for you.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

4. Half Life

Released in 1998, Half-Life was the first product of Valve Corporation (then it was just a newly established software company). This is a first-person shooter game developed on some code from Quake acquired by Valve.

In the first year of its debut, Half-Life sold 2.5 million copies, making it one of the best-selling games in the world in 1998. Not stopping there, a series of impressive mods based on Half-Life has been released, including two games that have later become the monuments of all FPS games, Counter-Strike and Team Fortress.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

3. The Orange Box

On October 10, 2007, Valve did not just release a game, they launched three great products at once, in the same DVD, and named it The Orange Box. Inside the disc is Half-Life 2: Episode Two, a version of Team Fortress 2, and a unique puzzle game Portal. Even if you hadn’t had Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One, Valve also put them inside the disc box after you buy it. Basically, if you had not played any of Valve's games, you would buy 5 games at once at surprisingly low prices.

What the gaming community of the time remembered about The Orange Box was not only a breakthrough in Valve's introduction of games, but also something that revive the PC gaming community: game updates.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

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2. GTA V

The second place on this list belongs to Grand Theft Auto V, the latest in the series of the same name from Rockstar North. You can say that GTA V is a perfect product from "A to Z". The numbers have proved it all.

GTA V was first released on September 17, 2013 on PS 3 and Xbox 360. A year later, the port version on PS 4 and Xbox One was released. Finally, on April 14, 2015, the Microsoft Windows version was released and satisfied the dreams of millions of PC gamers worldwide.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

1. Half Life 2

The birth of Half-Life 2 is arguably the biggest turning point for Steam's later successes. The dominance of this legendary shooter has reflected that. Millions of copies have been sold and Valve doesn't forget to remind players that to play Half-Life 2, they must register via Steam.

Top 10 best games of all time you don’t want to miss on PC

In 2004, Half-Life 2 set an unprecedented record when it received 39 ‘Game of the Year’ awards in many large and small polls. So far, this is still an achievement that no other game can make. In December 2008, Half-Life 2 sold more than 6.5 million copies. This number was nearly doubled to 12 million copies in February 2011. With an investment of only 40 million USD, Half-Life 2 is really a golden egg for Valve and Gabe.

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