Best Modern PC Games

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Introduction


Over the past 10 years, we've seen countless amazing gems across innovative indie games through big budget AAA blockbusters. From what we experienced through these years, we found that many developers stop at nothing short of fantastic and tries to exceed the expectations of the people with each new title. They offer us variety of choices from First Person Shooters to Real Time Strategies and Adventure Games making sure that no gamer is left in the void when it comes to their favorite genre.

The real question that pops up right now is that with so many great games made available for PC during the last decade which ones really stand out from the rest of the pack? A lifetime would not be enough to sort through them and to save you that trouble we have made a list of our recommended games on PC over the last 10 years and ranked them in order. The rankings on this list are subjective but each game here is excellent and selected from the most diverse gaming platform, i.e PC and released across the years from 2006 to 2016.

Note:

  • This list includes games released exactly within the span of last 10 years
  • The rankings and games in this list might change over time [based on replays] through each year
  • If you think I've missed out any please mention it in the comments section

So let's start the countdown for the top 50 games...........

 

50. Assetto Corsa

Genre: Sim Racing
Year: 2014
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PS4
Developer: Kunos Simulazioni
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

49. Rayman Origins

Genre: Platformer
Year: 2011
Platforms: Windows, OSX, Xbox 360, PS3, PSVita, Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Ubisoft
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

48. Dust: An Elysian Tail
 
Genre: Action RPG, Beat'em Up, Metroidvania
Year: 2013
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, XBLA, PS4, iOS
Developer: Humble Hearts
Mode: Single-Player

47. The Talos Principle

Genre: Puzzle
Year: 2014
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, PS4, Android
Developer: Croteam
Mode: Single-Player


46. South Park: The Stick of Truth
 
Genre: Role-Playing
Year: 2014
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment, South Park Digital Studios
Mode: Single-Player


45. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Genre: Survival Horror
Year: 2010
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX
Developer: Frictional Games
Mode: Single-Player

44. Tomb Raider

Genre: Action-Adventure
Year: 2013
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

43. Bastion

Genre: Action Role-Playing
Year: 2011
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita, iOS
Developer: Supergiant Games
Mode: Single-Player

42. Audiosurf

Genre: Rhythm Puzzler
Year: 2008
Platforms: Windows
Developer: Dylan Fitterer
Mode: Single-Player, Co-Op

41. Machinarium

Genre: Graphic Adventure
Year: 2009
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, PS3, PS Vita, Android, Blackerry, Windows Phone, iPad2
Developer: Amanita Design
Mode: Single-Player

40. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 

Genre: Action Role-Playing
Year: 2011
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, Xbox 360
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Mode: Single-Player

39. Cities: Skylines

Genre: City Building, Construction & Management Simulation
Year: 2015
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX
Developer: Colossal Order
Mode: Single-Player

38. Dirt Rally

Genre: Racing Simulation
Year: 2015
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PS4
Developer: Codemasters
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

37. IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

Genre: Combat Flight Simulator
Year: 2006
Platforms: Windows
Developer: 1C Maddox Games
Mode: Single-Player

36. Europa Universalis IV

Genre: Grand Strategy
Year: 2013
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX
Developer: Paradox Development Studio
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

35. Divinity: Original Sin

Genre: Role-Playing
Year: 2014
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, Xbox One, PS4
Developer: Larian Studios
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

34. The Swapper

Genre: Puzzle Platformer, Metroidvania
Year: 2013
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U
Developer: Facepalm Games, Curve Studios
Mode: Single-Player

33. Torchlight II

Genre: Action RPG, Hack n Slash
Year: 2012
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX
Developer: Runic Games
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

32. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Genre: Action RPG, First Person Shooter, Stealth
Year: 2011
Platforms: Windows, OSX, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U
Developer: Eidos Montreal
Mode: Single-Player

31. Undertale

Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2015
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX
Developer: Toby Fox
Mode: Single-Player

30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Genre: Action RPG
Year: 2006
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Mode: Single-Player

29. Ori and the Blind Forest 

Genre: Adventure Platformer
Year: 2015
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
Developer: Moon Studios
Mode: Single-Player

28. Mass Effect

Genre: Action RPG, Third Person Shooter
Year: 2007
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Developer: BioWare, Edge of Reality, Demurge Studios
Mode: Single-Player

27. Brothers : A Tale of Two Sons

Genre: Adventure
Year: 2013
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Developer: Starbreeze Studios
Mode: Single-Player

26. World of Goo

Genre: Puzzle
Year: 2008
Platforms: Windows, Linux, OSX, Wii, iOS, Android, Blackberry OS
Developer: 2D Boy
Mode: Single-Player, Multi-Player

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Comments

Because many games only play on 1 monitor, please mention which of these games play well on 3 monitors?

Hi George,

Are all these games freeware?

I assume they are but just thought I would check.

Regards,

Paul

Actually they aren't. This was meant to be an entertainment article. For freeware games you can check my other articles at Best Free PC Games

Nice summary & layout. Agrees with many other review sources. Played some and spot on selections.

Civilization V , Far Cry 4 , This war of mine , Wolfenstein the new order , limbo , life is strange , darksiders to name a few

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