Since someone started a similar thread in SW about the same topic. I thought I would start one for PC only.
Post the year and your favorite game for it beside the year. Here's mine;
2000 - No One Lives Forever. The FPS genre was missing a female lead character set in the psychedelic 60's. Deus Ex comes second with a honorable mention.
2001 - Return to Castle Wolfenstein. We return to the world of Wolfenstein after nearly a decade. Features great graphics powered by the Quake III engine, only it looks much better and crisper.
2002 - No One Lives Forever 2. More psychedelic fun from the 60's. Oh, did mention, NOLF/NOLF 2 is my favorite FPS from the early 2000's? Why no sequel? :(
2003 - Max Payne 2. Sequel to the great Max Payne. This game is as good as the original if not better. The graphics and the physics have been revamped. Max meets a new character named Mona Sax who he becomes romantically involved but is she to be trusted? Play the game to find out! I highly recommend it. It's short but sweet.
2004 - Half-Life 2. Easy choice without a doubt the BEST of 2004.
2005 - F.E.A.R. Although I would rate Need For Speed Most Wanted (PC) a close second as I think that was the last "great" Need For Speed game.
2006 - Tomb Raider Legend. A reboot of the series under new developer Crystal Dynamics. Built upon a brand new engine. Has beautiful graphics set in various exotic locations and features a setting in the game for "next gen graphics" that drastically improved the in game graphics. I would say this was the first Tomb Raider game that brought Lara Croft to life. She talks a lot more and shows more emotions through the various cut scenes. Oblivion may have been better but I haven't played an ounce of that game to comment.
2007 - Crysis. A game ahead of it's time, a visually stunning masterpiece. And one of the best open ended FPS ever made.
2008 - Crysis Warhead. Sequel to the great Crysis game except that you are set on the other side of the island and play as a different character. The characters look better and it's more optimized more so provides less stress on your hardware. The game looks equally beautiful like Crysis and has awesome gameplay, although more linear than Crysis.
2009 - Dirt 2. An excellent off road racing game. One of the first to feature DX 11 graphics. The water looks so much better in DX 11 not to mention DX 11 tessellation makes the game even look better.
2010 - Assassins Creed II. Takes place in Renaissance Italy. Provides stunning architecture and great gameplay.
2011 - Battlefield 3. Sequel to BF 2 returns after a 6 year hiatus. The best looking game in that year and the game to took back the graphics crown from Crytek. Although Skryim maybe better but haven't played enough of the game to comment.
2012 - Far Cry 3 (PC). Finally game that comes close to the epic that was the original.
2013 - Bioshock Infinite. Quite possibly the best of all the Bioshock games. Features a beautiful setting and an awesome storyline to boot. Honorable mention: Tomb Raider. Going back to the roots and the origin of Lara Croft. The game is more grittier and features beautiful environments. One of the first games to feature, TressFX, the realistic rendering of real life hair and about time. Got tired of seeing tech demos with no actual implementation of realistic hair in an actual game. Once you see it you never want to go back playing Tomb Raider or any other game without TressFX.
If anybody want's a reference to which games came out in which year. Can refer to this link below:
So, what are your favorite games from the year 2000- 2013?