121 Best PC Games to Play in 2015 & 2016: Page 8 of 10

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

 

35. Wasteland 2 (2014)

Time to learn battle tactics!

Developer: inXile Entertainment

Genre: RPG

Theme: Survive in the wasteland

Wasteland 2 takes place in an alternate timeline, where a nuclear holocaust occurred in 1998. The player controls a squad of recently recruited rangers, investigating the murder of a ranger called “Ace” and trying to uncover the mystery behind the strange radio signals that speak of man merging with machine.

That's a hell of a roach problem...

There's a great story to see as well as some really tough battles ahead. Someone who enjoys a good challenge or loves games based on the Nuclear Fallout scenario would be right at home here. If you're curious, give it a go.

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34. Game of Thrones (2014)

They're rich; don't they have a more comfortable looking throne?

Developer: Telltale Games

Genre: Graphic Adventure

Theme: Don't die.

Recently, Telltale's games have been taking off. They utilize the video game medium to tell an interactive story, and their stories are pretty fantastic. In this case, they tell the story of a small, relatively unknown family in the Game of Thrones universe.

You tell 'em, Tyrion.

This game is something even people who generally don't like video games can get into. It offers an active approach to story-building, which isn't necessarily new to the gaming world, but it helps that its got a fantastic story to go alongside it. The story is told in episodes, at the end of which a counter is brought up to show how many people have chosen which path.

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33. Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011)

Just remember to run in a zigzag when out in the deserts of Tattooine...

Developer: BioWare

Genre: MMORPG

Theme: Become a member of the Star Wars universe

Almost everyone knows what Star Wars is and why it's awesome. But have you ever thought “What if I was a Jedi?” Of course you have. Finally, we can enact a Star Wars-esque life in Star Wars: The Old Republic!

Learn your Jedi (or Sith) skills so you can protect or exploit the galaxy! Become the greatest bounty hunter! Or even get rich and buy and awesome house. Seriously, player-housing is really nice in this game.

Pro tip: Let the Wookie win.

Character customization is pretty great in this game. There are ten character species in the game as well as four primary classes and eight advanced classes for each faction. You get your own starship and you can even by housing on strange planets.

In addition, each class has their own branching storyline that changes based on character alignment. It's a really great way to get a personalized experience out of an MMO. If you;re a fan of Star Wars or just looking for a cool MMO to try out, give The Old Republic a chance.

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32. Don't Starve (2013)

Remember, the key is to not die.

Developer: Klei Entertainment

Genre: Action Adventure, Survival

Theme: Don't die.

Players can take on the identity of a number of characters, including (but not limited to): a scientist, a pyromaniac, a bodybuilder, and a demon. You must brave this strange wilderness, filled to the brim with predatory animals and monsters that really like the idea of eating you. Unravel the mystery of why you're there, and maybe your captor will let you out...

A fine method to avoid going insane at night. Yes indeed, no intrusive thoughts here...

This game is one of the more interesting survival games for the PC. You can choose from a variety of characters to play as, who all offer a different difficulty depending on your play style, as well as make tons of strange constructions to keep yourself from going crazy at night and dying. Don't Starve also offers Don't Starve Together, a two-player experience which allows for fun with your friends and a much tougher world design.

The game is a rogue-like, so your map will be different each time you load up a new file. As a last thing, the style in which the world is drawn is phenomenal. It's so much fun to explore just to see what everything looks like.

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31. Tomb Raider (2013)

Adventuring is stressful.

Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Nixxes Software

Genre: Action Adventure

Theme: Journey on and live through the adventure

Laura Croft is back in this reboot of the beloved series. Be ready to jump, run, swim, climb, and every manner of athletic feats as Laura tries to get off this island of mysteries and death, maybe even solving the mystery in the process.

Woah, down boy!

If you're familiar with the Tomb Raider franchise then you know about its challenging platforming playgrounds as well as its adventurous and imaginative story. If you love adventure and stunning environments, or even Tomb Raider games in general, this is something you're very likely to enjoy.

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30. Total War: Arena

I can't hear you over MY SPEAR IN YOUR ABDOMEN.

Developer: The Creative Assembly

Genre: Strategy

Theme: War!!!

Arena is currently in development, but it's shaping up to be a great experience! Learn how to balance the mix of real-time strategy and MOBA gameplay to lead your army to victory and win the day!

And the winner for the Most Fabulous Helmet Award goes to...

Arena currently utilizes a free-to-play model, and is the first in the Total War series to do so. The final result will feature 10 vs 10 matches, promising to be a great group game for a wider competitive audience. If you're into RTS, MOBA, or strategy in general, I recommend giving this one a look!

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29. Assassin's Creed 2 (2009)

Somebody's going to have to explain all those bodies.

Developer: Ubisoft

Genre: Action Adventure

Theme: Kill the target

In this sequel, characters get to play as Ezio, a loudmouth playboy turned assassin after his family was killed. Utilize his array of different weapons and new gear to take revenge without leaving the safety of the shadows.

Ezio and his backup thwartin' some guards.

Assassin's Creed 2 is great for anyone who loves a crazy story and stealth games, were there's an open world to mess around in between missions. They've also done a lot of expanding since the original Assassin's Creed by adding more weapons, new ways to use the hidden blade, new hiding mechanics, and a really cool character to follow.

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28. Total War: Attila (2015)

There's so much to see in Total War: Attila!

Developer: The Creative Assembly

Genre: Strategy

Theme: War!!!

This is the ninth standalone game in the Total War series. The Roman Empire has split and players May choose to play as either the Eastern Empire or the West. Take special care to be tactical, as there are many enemies looming over Rome, and none wish to see it reign over them.

Is it time to burninate the country side?

The game gives players a dynamic interactive look as history unfolds. This is perfect for a history buff or someone who loves strategy games. This entry in the series brings with it better interface, siege utilities and battles, more army types, and enhanced battle pacing.

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27. Nosgoth (2014)

Welp, I'm sold. C'mere, Steam!

Developer: Psyonix

Genre: Multiplayer Third Person Shooter

Theme: Humans vs Vampires

In Nosgoth, you have a team and you play as a class of fighter, in this case a human or a vampire. That class has special abilities that you must learn to utilize successfully in order to beat back enemy players and eventually win the match. Sounds simple, but it can be really competitive if you're playing against other players who are close to your skill level.

Prepare to get wrecked.

If you're into Team Fortress 2, then you'll definitely want to check this one out. It's full of competitive players and gets new players pretty often. This is the kind of game you get better at as you play, so no worries if you're not quite up to snuff with the pros when you start out.

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26. Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2011)

I must have seen that dungeon twelve times by now.

Developer: Bethesda

Genre: RPG / Action Adventure

Theme: Slay the dragons

Become the Dragonborn, the one human who shares blood with dragons! You must slay the dragon king, Alduin, in order to save Tamriel from being overrun by the fierce and mighty dragons! That's just the storyline, you're not limited to just that.

Get the best gear and travel around the gorgeous land of Skyrim, home to the Nords. Join various guilds, including (but not limited to) the secretive Dark Brotherhood and Thieves Guild. Even collect the daedric prince's equipment and use it to your advantage.

Everything the light touches... Will be yours...

Skyrim has a fantastic open world, but there's always some location popping up on your map as you explore that there's not really any waiting time between adventures. Sure, one quest might be put on hold to explore this or that, but that's part of the fun.

Of course, there are tons of mods. There are people who have re-textured the entirety of Skyrim, added new spells or equipment, and even added new locations, so fresh content is always available for when you feel you've gotten the most out of the game or your character. This game is fantastic for players of any skill level, as it incorporate several difficulty settings.

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25. Arma 3 (2013)

Take a look at all the shiny new toys in ARMA 3!

Developer: Bohemia Interactive

Genre: FPS

Theme: Complete the objective

ARMA 3 is a military shooter in which the player goes through “episodes” to advance the story. It's set more than twenty years after ARMA 2. NATO is trying to hold of CSAT and the player, controlling Corporal Ben Kerry, is sent on various missions to aid NATO.

Tank cover is best cover.

This game incorporates an open world style to it, which is something not very common with military FPS games. This open world contains several fully destructible villages as well as vehicles. It also throws in several different mission types and a variety of weaponry. ARMA 3 is a pretty unique game with several aspects going well for it.

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