121 Best PC Games to Play in 2015 & 2016: Page 3 of 10

Sorceress, Dragon Knight and Nightblade from Elder Scrolls Online.
Only the best get to look this awesome.

 

96. Dead Rising 2 (2010)

“If only you could see me now, Pa!”

Developer: Blue Castle Games

Genre: Survival Horror, Action Adventure

Theme: Survive the zombie apocalypse

Players take on the role of the zombie massacre master: Chuck Greene. Chuck needs money, and so he's found himself in a city that's basically a gigantic casino... Except he needs to kill zombies to win an insane reality game show where contestants are made to fight zombies and survive for money.

Welp, they've risen. Time to put them back down.

Dead Rising 2 is widely considered the best of the three Dead Rising games. It contains all the crazy craftable weapons (like the Dynameat, Paddlesaw, or the Hail Mary). Multiplayer is also present, and the players can meet up in-game to duke it out with zombies back to back.

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95. Elite Dangerous (2014)

Remember to keep your targeting computers on at all times.

Developer: Frontier Developments

Genre: FPS

Theme: Space ship combat

Many people have dreamed of exploring the infinite vastness of space. With Elite Dangerous, you can get an experience that can alleviate those hunger pains for exploration. And in your own space-craft, too!

Wait, how did Stitch get into this game?

Elite Dangerous presents players with 400 billion star systems, and amount unprecedented as far as open world (or universe) space games are concerned. There are also tons of ships to pilot and several classes to choose from, so there's a range of different approaches to the game you can try, to see what you enjoy best! This is something that appeals to the space explorer in people, so give it a look if you're a space buff!

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94. Diablo 2 (2000)

Developer:Blizzard

Genre: RPG, Action Adventure

Theme: Demons vs humans

Diablo 2 puts the player on track to destroy an unnamed warrior who has become corrupted by the spirit of Diablo. Now demons are allowed to enter the world, and they're of course doing devilish things to the good people of Sanctuary.

I have no idea what's going on here... But I dig it.

There are seven classes in this sequel, if you count the ones that come with the expansion. You'll go about your mission, learning how to intelligently utilize an array of items, weapons, and epic magical abilities. There's also the addition of the multiplayer.

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93. Stronghold Crusader (2008)

Developer: Firefly Studios

Genre: RTS

Theme: Medieval warfare

This medieval strategy game takes players back to the time of the Crusades. Lay siege to Jerusalem, participate in the battle of Nicaea, and make the biggest, baddest castle you can!

Best. Sand castle. EVER.

This is something I would recommend to someone who loves medieval RTS or a history buff with a penchant for strategy. If you've played the first one, you'll recognize a few of the characters as well as some new comers. These characters differ in tactics and difficulty, so be careful when choosing an opponent.

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92. Battlefield 4 (2013)

Aaaaand boom goes the dynamite.

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE

Genre: FPS

Theme: Military combat

With awesome graphics, solid gameplay, and a multiplayer mode that's kept players coming back for more, it's not difficult to see why Battlefield 4 is an online hit. Figure out how to tactically use the map to gain an advantage over other players and make use of tons of weapons in the fourth installment of the series!

“Here comes the BOOM!”

The main thing that draws players to Battlefield 4 is the multiplayer. Sure, the game has its share of glitches, but the gameplay and design are still pretty solid. There are also three playable factions: China, the USA, and Russia.

The developers have also resurrected Commander Mode, which makes the game more strategic than most of the other games on the market. Pick this up if you like to compete with other players.

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91. Payday 2 (2013)

Developer: Overkill Software, Starbreeze Studios

Genre: FPS

Theme: Rob banks

You're gonna be a bank robber. Payday 2 Puts players into the roles of big-time bank robbers and has you make the game live up to its title. So tell 'em to keep their heads down, don't let them be heroes, and make off with all their cash.

Not such a safe house anymore now is it?!

This is a game about pulling robberies. If you were looking for a game about several clowns turned business men, you should not have come here. These heists offer stealth options, for the most part, so just busting in with your gun in the air isn't something you have to do for every mission.

After completing the mission, you can choose from one of three cards called “Paydays.” These can be pretty much anything obtainable in the game, such as masks, weapon mods, experience boosts, etc. If you think this sounds interesting but want to hear more about it, check out our review.

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90. Tribes: Ascend (2012)

Developer: Hi-Rez Studios

Genre: FPS, MMORPG

Theme: Faction vs faction

Tribes: Ascend is a free to play multiplayer FPS in which you choose a class loadout and join your faction against the enemy.

This picture is misleading, they're actually just on vacation.

There are a number of classes to choose from, and the player is given three to start with for free. They're the Juggernaut, Pathfinder, and Soldier. Each utilizes a different armor type, so there's something for you to test out from the beginning.

There are also vehicles included: the Grav Cycle, the Shrike, and the Beowulf. They're a bike, a plane, and a tank, respectively.

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89. Mount and Blade Warband (2010)

Mount your blade and warband, private!

Developer: TaleWorlds Entertainment

Genre: Action Adventure, Strategy

Theme: Warfare of ages past

Mount and Blade Warband puts players in the middle of the fiercest of old time-y battles, including Napoleanic wars, Viking conquests, the Sarranid Sultanate, and more. Ready your weapons and keep a steady hand. You need to win some wars.

One of the many cities you'll be helping to take.

When I say you're put into the middle of these battles, I mean it literally. You play warriors fighting for their side, in large battles where chaos rules the day. It's a fantastic edition to a history game fan's collection as well as a great idea for someone who loves action RPGs.

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88. Shank (2010)

It's time to get Shank'd.

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Genre: Action Adventure

Theme: Be an action hero

Get ready to cut somebody in this raging action game! Play as Shank, the feral badass protagonist who needs to avenge the death of his girlfriend, Eva. Help him kill the Butcher and discover his ties to the mafia run by Caesar, a man whose past is tied to Shank's own.

JESUS CHRIST WHY IS THAT DUDE SO HUGE?!

If you love side-scrollers with high combos and chained kills, this is a good fit for you. The game's atmosphere of action hardness (for lack of a better phrase) works really well for it. This is something an action gamer should definitely check out.

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87. Titanfall (2014)

Can I have oneeeeeee???

Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Genre: FPS

Theme: Humans in giant robots vs other humans in giant robots.

As a kid, so many people wanted to drive their own giant robot. I know I sure as hell did (I still want one). Become the pilot you always wanted to be and get your Titan (the name of the mechs) to hit the field, so you can crush the opposing players!

Looks like Santa came through for some lucky kid... That lucky kid wasn't me, but whatever.

Titanfall makes you the pilot of these gigantic mechs referred to as “Titans.” You play outside the mech until you decide to climb up inside the cock-pit and go to town on the peons below you. There are three unique classes for your titan, so you'll even be able to choose what works best in combat for you.

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86. State of Decay (2013)

The state of decay is actually pretty fast if you consider how fast other players can kill you.

Developer: Undead Labs

Genre: Survival Horror

Theme: Humans vs Zombies

Get stretching, 'cause you're going to need to run. It's time to see if you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse. Scavenge weapons, ammo, food, water and even building supplies so you can stay alive, and hopefully someone will save you soon...

NO! You dance in a line, or you get shot in the head!

State of Decay tries to feel more like a survival game than an action game, which is definitely a good direction to go in. There's a bigger focus on slipping past the zombies, unseen, and snatching what you need before being noticed. There's not a whole lot to go around, and what you do with it could mean the difference between life and death.

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85. Diablo: (1996)

Please enjoy your tour of Hell.

Developer: Blizzard

Genre: RPG, Action Adventure

Theme: Humans vs demons

Play the game that started it all. Take on the creeping evils that plague Sanctuary as one of three classes, and show Diablo himself what the rough side of your boot looks like!

And that would be the fires of Hell.

It kicked off the series in 1996 and has remained a strong presence in the video game world since then. This Diablo features three classes: Warrior, Sorcerer, and Rogue. Items come in different colors to denote when and how they can be used, so you'll have to think strategically to get everything you can out of them.

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84. Cities: Skylines (2015)

That's how you grow a city.

Developer: Colossal Order

Genre: Simulation

Theme: Build a functioning city

You'll begin with a plot of land as well as an interchange exit from a freeway and some cash. It's your job to add buildings, roads, zoning, and basic facilities (i.e. Electricity, water, etc) in order to create a flourishing city.

Yup. That's a skyline, alright.

The game allows you to do a lot, with the design of the city left up to the player as well as financial balancing. There's also a transportation system based on the one found in Cities in Motion, the previous game. You also don't have to stick to any single type of plan for your city.

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