Best PC games of last 10 years?

Hi

My old pentium 4 died last month and my new tower is a much more capable beast. As someone who is new to the PC gaming scene, I'm interested to know what's out there for me to try. I'm into pretty much anything so I'm open to suggestions, what games have y'all enjoyed this millennium?

Ta
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  1. -half life
    -battlefield 1942(just for the soundtrack :) )
    -bioshock
    -gta iv
    -total war series
    -cod 2
    -command and conquer 2 red alert
    -deus ex(the first one)
    -many others
    and about
    1 billion more MMOs
  2. Most recently I REALLY loved the new Tomb Raider game. I really did not care for the old Tomb Raider games, but this new one is one of the best games I have played in YEARS. Um.. The original Crysis and Crysis:Warhead are good slightly older games, still very impressive graphically.. Far Cry 3 is fantastic.. The Batman Arkham games are great (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, and now Arkham Origins). Borderlands 2 is very good, the Mass Effect games are good.. The Bioshock games are very good, I have heard that Alan Wake is amazing, but its too graphically intense for me to run so I haven't played it yet even though I own it.. Um.. Any of the Half Life games.. The most graphically demanding games at the moment, which also happen to be great games overall, would be the Metro games, Metro:2033 and Metro: Last Light.
  3. Here's a few games I've enjoyed over the past 10 years.

    Bioshock
    Bioshock 2
    Bioshock Infinite
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2
    Mass Effect 3
    Dragon Age
    Dragon Age 2
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrorwind
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Portal
    Portal 2
    Dishonored
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Batman Arkham City
    Total War Rome
    Total War Rome 2
    Total War Medieval
    Splinter Cell Double Agent
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
    Grand Theft Auto 4
    Fallout 3
    Fallout New Vegas
    Metro 2033
    Metro Last Light
    Psychonaughts
    Spec Ops the Line
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2
    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
    Thief: Deadly Shadows
    Deus Ex
    Deus Ex Invisible War
    Deus Ex Human Revolution
    Call of Duty
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty 3
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Call of Duty: World at War
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    Medal of Honor Allied Assault
    Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
    Black & White
    Black & White 2
    Age of Empires III
    Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
    Crysis
    Crysis 2
    (didn't like Crysis 3)
    Doom 3
    Far Cry
    Far Cry 3
    Half-Life 2
    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
    Hitman Contracts
    Hitman Bloodmoney
    Hitman Absolution
    Homeworld 2
    Jade Empire
    Just Cause 2
    Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
    Mafia 2
    Max Payne
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Max Payne 3
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl
    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    Uplink

    That's just to name a few I can remember, there's loads more I've played that I would recommend.
  4. As a personal all-inclusive list, here are my favorites:

    Strategy:
    - Civilization 4 / 5
    - Either Rome or Shogun 2 Total War
    - Crusader Kings 2
    - Europa Universalis 4

    RTS:
    - Starcraft 2
    - Warcraft 3
    - Command and Conquer Red Alert series

    Sandbox:
    - Terraria
    - Minecraft
    - GTA / Saints Row series

    Hack and Slash:
    - Torchlight 2
    - Diablo 3

    FPS:
    - Half-Life 2
    - Mass Effect Series
    - Crysis series
    - Bioshock Series

    Indie:
    - Trine 2
    - FTL

    Other:
    - Mount and Blade: Warband
    - Amnesia / Penumbra series
  5. benjii said:
    Here's a few games I've enjoyed over the past 10 years.

    Bioshock
    Bioshock 2
    Bioshock Infinite
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2
    Mass Effect 3
    Dragon Age
    Dragon Age 2
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrorwind
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Portal
    Portal 2
    Dishonored
    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Batman Arkham City
    Total War Rome
    Total War Rome 2
    Total War Medieval
    Splinter Cell Double Agent
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
    Grand Theft Auto 4
    Fallout 3
    Fallout New Vegas
    Metro 2033
    Metro Last Light
    Psychonaughts
    Spec Ops the Line
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
    Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2
    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
    Thief: Deadly Shadows
    Deus Ex
    Deus Ex Invisible War
    Deus Ex Human Revolution
    Call of Duty
    Call of Duty 2
    Call of Duty 3
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Call of Duty: World at War
    Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    Medal of Honor Allied Assault
    Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
    Black & White
    Black & White 2
    Age of Empires III
    Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
    Crysis
    Crysis 2
    (didn't like Crysis 3)
    Doom 3
    Far Cry
    Far Cry 3
    Half-Life 2
    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
    Hitman Contracts
    Hitman Bloodmoney
    Hitman Absolution
    Homeworld 2
    Jade Empire
    Just Cause 2
    Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
    Mafia 2
    Max Payne
    Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
    Max Payne 3
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl
    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    Uplink

    That's just to name a few I can remember, there's loads more I've played that I would recommend.


    +1
    Damn, i forgot this one, GTA San Andreas
  6. thanks guys, keep em coming!

    I've played some of those games on xbox / ps3 - Portal, batman, hitman, call of duty, borderlands, far cry...
  7. Why just 10 years?
    Doom, Quake, the original Half Life and System Shock 2 are still around on Steam for pocket change.
    Sometimes, the game is so good, the graphics don't matter-anyone out there remember staying up till late playing Elite?
  8. Sadly, you did leave my favorite game out (Starcraft broodwar, year 1998), since its older than 10 years.

    Hardest RTS ever created, and there are private servers and public servers running till today.

    Also loved Diablo 2.

    Most are already mentioned here but id like to add Amnesia - The dark descent -, Fallout 2, Tribes Ascend, Warframe,

    Im actually quite surprised some people put in the same back games like deus ex 1 2 and 3...
    Or all the call of duty series togheter.

    And dragon age 1 and 2?

    I have to disagree with a lot of those, like deus ex 2, dragon age 2, mass effect 3, max payne 3, all COD after MW1, ....
    And diablo 3... that one totally blew my mind. I wouldent play it if it was F2P :D.

    And eventually starcraft 2.... kinda. I mean, its a nice game, but gets boring quite soon. Once you get to a high rank, its all the time the same build orders so it dosent feel like RTS (Strategy, little of that).
    In fact, a friend of mine got to grandmaster rank rank 23 doing always the same build just to prove that it was possible (and also proved how broken the game was).

    That actually made me very sad since I waited for SC2 for 12 years :D.
  9. You must play the Half Life series if you didn't do it on your console.
    Also Battlefield 2 may be an old timer now but there are two mods still running populated servers: Project Reality and Forgotten Hope 2. I urge you check some videos on youtube if you like the Battlefield series but always wanted a bit more realism and teamwork.
  10. XCom:Enemy Unknown
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Half Life 2
    Dragon Age Origins
    Saboteur
    Bioshock
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    Need for Speed; Most Wanted (Original)
    Arma 2
    Metro: Last Light
  11. Since 2003? Hmm. Limiting to only games I have played.

    FPS -> Doom 3
    3rd Person Action -> Batman: Arkham City, Saint's Row 2-4
    Action RPG -> TES 4: Oblivion, FTL, Borderlands 1 & 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Traditional RPG -> Shadowrun Returns, Cataclysm (free Rougelike), DoomRL, most of the Bay 12 Games stuff
    Simulator -> MS Flight Simulator 2004 (probably FSX as well but haven't played it)

    There's a lot of great games from the 1998-2002 period though like Morrowind, Thief series, System Shock 2, Deus Ex 1, Unreal Tournament 1. But I restricted myself strictly to the allotted period.
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