10 Best PC Computer Games
While terms like "best" and "top" are fairly relative, that didn't stop us from reaching into the way-back machine to find the 10 best PC computer games of all time. PC games tend to get a bad rap nowadays, with all the glory going to console games like "GTA 4" and "Call of Duty," but PC computer games played an important role in bringing video gaming to the masses. While PC computer games continue to come out, and there are still some excellent games available, only the most groundbreaking games will make this list of the ten best PC computer games.
- "World of Warcraft." With almost twelve million players worldwide, many of them paying monthly for the privilege of playing the game, no other game can come close to "World of Warcraft." "Warcraft" combines many aspects of earlier MMORPGs with an easy learning curve and a user-friendly interface.
- "The Sims." "The Sims" found a huge gaming niche where no one had ever bothered to look before. A simple game about controlling simulated people, who do nothing more exciting than just going about their lives, it managed to find a huge fan base and really connected with them.
- "Doom." While not the first 3D FPS game, "Doom" took the fledgling genre to a whole new level. "Doom" combined fast, exciting gameplay, a little suspense and gruesome graphics to create a hit.
- "Starcraft." The game was released around the same time as many RTS games, but its smooth gameplay and remarkable balance made it a favorite. For almost a decade, "Starcraft" was played professionally in Korea. Yeah, professionally.
- "Myst." While the graphics may seem tame today, when it came out, there was absolutely nothing that looked as good as "Myst." The game also features intriguing puzzles and a great storyline, but really, this game was about getting people involved because of how real the world looked.
- "Diablo 2." "Diablo 2" took the basics from the original "Diablo" game and turned it into something amazing. While the gameplay could be described as a little repetitive, random maps and an ingenious loot system make this game one that will suck hundreds of hours from you.
- "Sim City." How does a game about city management become one of the ten best PC computer games? By using a seamless interface to make you care about how well your city is doing.
- "Hack." Also known as "Rogue," "Hack" is an ASCii-based game where you delve deeper and deeper into randomly generated dungeons. Long before "World of Warcraft" and "Diablo 2," "Hack" kept people playing with just the promise of finding a piece of slightly better gear.
- "Age of Empires 2." Blizzard may get all the hype in the RTS genre, but Ensemble Studios created one of the genre's best with "Age of Empires 2." A medieval-based RTS, "Age of Empires 2" featured beautiful graphics and amazing balance to turn into one of the ten best PC computer games.
- "Half-Life." Multiplayer RTS games were slowly gaining in popularity, but with the release of "Half Life," it really took off. The game was immersive and interactive, drawing players into both the single player and the multiplayer sides of the game.