Top Ten List for the Greatest PC Games in the world
What elements push a game beyond mere goodness and into greatness? To thisauthor, PC games are best when they deliver a transcendent gaming experience that ispossible only with the aid of a personal computer: They dont simulate board or card games, reproduce real-world sports, or try toapproximate movies. They are an art form unto themselves. To be considered, a gamemust have achieved most of its prominence on a PC platform. (This explains whyTetris, for example, didnt make the cut: It was clearly the Nintendo Game Boys killerapp). I defined a "PC" as any consumer computer that has a keyboard the user canprogram with arbitrary code--not just a PC of the IBM variety. If youre into PCgames, check out "15 Reasons PC Gaming Beats All," too, and if you want to staycurrent with the latest games, tune into PC Worlds ace gaming blog, Game On!Without further ado, here is the Top Ten List for the Greatest PC Games in theworld...
#10: Homefront Homefront [Download] The 10th ranking game in our top ten lists is Homefront, afirst-person shooter video game developed by now defunct"Kaos Studios" and published by THQ, in which players play asmembers of a resistance movement fighting against a near-futureKorean military occupation of the United States.Platforms:Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: First-person shooterMode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: BBFC = 15, ESRB = M
#9: Fable III Fable III [Download] At number 9 in our top ten lists is, Fable III, the Thirdvideo game in Fable series of action role-playing games (RPG)developed by Lionhead Studios and published by MicrosoftGame Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360. It focuseson the players struggle to overthrow the King of Alboin byforming alliances and building support for revolution.Series: Fable Platforms:Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 Genre: Action RPG, sandbox, filesimulation Mode(s): Single-player, Cooperative Ratings: ACB =MA15+, BBFC = 12+, ESRB = M, PEGI = 16+
#8: F.E.A.R. 3 F.E.A.R. 3 The 8th ranking game in our top ten lists is F.E.A.R. 3, a firstperson-shooter developed by Dan 1 Studios for Microsoft Windows,PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the On Live cloud gaming service as asequel to the game F.E.A.R: Project Origin and the third installment ofthe F.E.A.R series. It includes features such as "co-op, an evolved coversystem, and more scares". In the game, the players control either PointMan or Paxton Fettel, the protagonist and antagonist, from the firstgame, F.E.A.R. and the control system is the same as the previous twogames.Series: F.E.A.R Platforms:Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: First-person shooter, horrorMode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: ACB = MA15+, BBFC =18, ESRB = M, PEGI = 18
#7: Dragon Age II Dragon Age 2 [Download] Ranking at number 7 in our top ten lists is Dragon Age II, a roleplaying video game developed by Biowares Edmonton Studios, andpublished by Electronic Arts. It is the second major game in BioWares"Dragon Age" franchise. It is set in the same mythical world introducedin Dragon Age: Origins, the player assumes the role of Hawke, a humanmage, warrior, or rogue who arrives in the city of Kirkwall as a lowlyrefugee but becomes its legendary champion over a turbulent decade ofpolitical and social conflict.Series: Dragon Age Platforms:Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3, Mac OS X Genre: Role-playingMode(s): Single-player Ratings: ESRB = M, PEGI = 18
#6: Dead Space 2 Dead Space 2 The 6th ranking game in our top ten lists is Dead Space 2, asurvival horror third-person shooter video game developed by VisceralGames and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to "DeadSpace". Unlike its predecessor, Dead Space 2 has a multi-player mode.Series: Dead Space Platforms:Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: Third-person shooter,Survival horror Mode(s): Single-player, Multi-player Ratings: ACB =MA15+, BBFC = 18, ESRB = M, PEGI = 18
#5: Dance Central 2 Dance Central 2 Get ready for the sequel to the best-selling dance game for Kinectfor Xbox 360. Dance Central 2 keeps the wildly addictive Dance Centralexperience going with a new focus on simultaneous multiplayer. Friendscan now team up in Perform It or go head-to-head in a simultaneousdance off within Dance Battle. Additionally, players can seamlessly dropin or out at any point during a song, so the party never has to stop!
#4: Portal 2 Portal 2 The 4th ranking game in our top ten lists is Portal 2, a first-personpuzzle-platform video game developed and published by ValveCorporation. It is the sequel to the 2007 video game Portal. Like Portal,Portal 2 primarily comprises a series of puzzle that must be solved byteleporting the players character and simple objects using the "portalgun", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flatpanels. The games unique physics allow momentum to be retainedthrough these portals and requires the creative use of portals tomaneuver through the games challenges.Series: Portal Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS 3, Mac OSX Genre: Puzzle-platform game Mode(s): Single-player, Co-operativeRatings: ESRB = E10+, PEGI = 12
#3: Battlefield 3 Battlefield 3 [Download] The 3rd ranking game in our top ten lists is Battlefield 3.Battlefield 3 is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) that is designed to attackyour senses, delivering a visceral combat experience like no other FPSbefore it. Sequel to 2005s Battlefield 2, Battlefield 3 utilizes the updatedFrostbite 2 game engine, which allows for advanced destruction, sound,and graphics as well as a focus on dense in-game urban settings.Additional game features include: classic Battlefield mission-basedgame play, an impressive array of vehicles including jets and tanks,large-scale maps, an updated soldier class, 2-64 player support onlineand more.Series: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, webOS, Android, Symbian^3,Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, N-Gage, Xbox 360, PS 3 Genre: LifeSimulation, Social simulation Mode(s): Single-player Ratings: ACB = M, ESRB =T, PEGI = 17
#2: Your Shape Evolved 2012 Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Your Shape Evolved ranks 2nd in our top ten lists. Your ShapeFitness Evolved 2012 is the sequel to Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, the#1 fitness franchises on Kinect for Xbox 360. Exercise your way with afun and customizable experience that delivers serious results. YourShape includes over 90 hours of activities, so you can design a workouttailored to your fitness level, goals, schedule and preferences. Focus your workouts on specific muscle groups. And choose fromfitness activities like Boot Camp, Cardio Boxing, Jump Rope and Yoga,and new dance classes like Latin, Hip-hop, African and Bollywood. Thestate-of-the-art motion tracking provides feedback on your moves, andnow tracks floor exercises like push-ups and sit-ups. With Your ShapeCenter, share and compete with your friends and the global community.
#1: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is First-person Shooter rooted in afictional, but ultra realistic near-future conflict of mostly Americanforces with those of the Russian Federation around the globe. The thirdinstallment in the Modern Warfare branch of the Call of Duty franchise,Modern Warfare 3 features a heavy focus on multiplayer gameplaywhich includes innovative new functionality that encourages multiplegameplay combat strategies, a new 2-player co-op option, new playmodes, weapons and more. The game also includes a gripping single player campaign thatpicks up where Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 left off, and gameintegration with the Call of Duty: Elite online service.Get an Xbox 360 For as low as $199 Now