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Best PC games of last 10 years?

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September 25, 2013 2:48:10 AM

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?

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September 25, 2013 2:56:31 AM

-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
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September 25, 2013 3:01:36 AM

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.
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September 25, 2013 3:03:57 AM

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

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September 25, 2013 3:06:31 AM

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

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September 25, 2013 3:06:43 AM

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
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September 25, 2013 3:11:06 AM

thanks guys, keep em coming!

I've played some of those games on xbox / ps3 - Portal, batman, hitman, call of duty, borderlands, far cry...
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September 25, 2013 3:57:13 AM

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?
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September 25, 2013 5:52:12 AM

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 .
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September 25, 2013 7:08:06 AM

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.
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September 25, 2013 1:36:32 PM

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
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September 28, 2013 10:14:04 AM

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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