So what are the best PC exclusives? (Serious question)

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#1 Edited by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

I was talking to a PC gamer the other day, and I asked him what the best PC exclusives that aren't extremely old are. He then got extremely defensive and told me to "go look it up myself" and then said he bet I couldn't name that many good console exclusives (which I did with ease). So I am seriously asking, what are the killer app exclusive games on the PC that would justify me shelling out over a thousand dollars for one? Indie games that I can run on my laptop don't count btw.

#2 Posted by lostrib (34532 posts) -

Go look it up yourself

#3 Edited by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

Other than WoW, Starcraft (which I can run both of on my laptop), and all of the clones that try to emulate these games, I don't see much.

#4 Posted by Zidaneski (8451 posts) -

Other than WoW, Starcraft (which I can run both of on my laptop), and all of the clones that try to emulate these games, I don't see much.

Well you have a laptop that can run games better than I can so I think you're already set.

#5 Edited by uninspiredcup (7857 posts) -

Probably Shogun 2. An example of the sophisticated nature the platform (if this was designed with console in mind, it would be watered down). It also shows the technicality advantage of the pc. Most importantly, it's almost a masterpiece. Arguably the greatest Japan themed game.

The young console people they like to say "oh Uncharted 2 wowee it's like a actual real actual movie!" but that could easily be done on pc or any other platform. Shogun 2 is a mature game for mature pc gamers that are mature in nature. Aside from the simplistic control scheme and lack of horsepower to run it, publishers think the console people are stupid. With 20 million Call Of Duty sales, it's easy to see why.

#6 Edited by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

off the top of my head:

  • Starcraft 2
  • Company of Heroes
  • planet side 2
  • heart of the swarm
  • Shogun2
  • Rome2
  • Dota2
  • LOL
  • CiV
  • Stalker
  • guildwars 2
  • amnesia
  • machine for pigs
  • crysis warhead

PC has more aaa/aa exclusives than all 3 systems combined, this and last gen.

Honestly the much better multiplats alone is more than enough reason.

#7 Edited by AzatiS (7280 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:

off the top of my head:

  • Starcraft 2
  • Company of Heroes
  • planet side 2
  • heart of the swarm
  • Shogun2
  • Rome2
  • CiV
  • Stalker
  • guildwars 2
  • amnesia
  • machine for pigs
  • crysis warhead

PC has more aaa/aa exclusives than all 3 systems combined, this and last gen.

Honestly the much better multiplats alone is more than enough reason.

But he said , he doesnt see much !! Dont be rude now!! Let trolls troll !

#8 Posted by Evo_nine (1647 posts) -

off the top of my head:

  • Starcraft 2
  • Company of Heroes
  • planet side 2
  • heart of the swarm
  • Shogun2
  • Rome2
  • Dota2
  • LOL
  • CiV
  • Stalker
  • guildwars 2
  • amnesia
  • machine for pigs
  • crysis warhead

PC has more aaa/aa exclusives than all 3 systems combined, this and last gen.

Honestly the much better multiplats alone is more than enough reason.

pretty crappy list tbh

#9 Posted by with_teeth26 (6056 posts) -

Other than WoW, Starcraft (which I can run both of on my laptop), and all of the clones that try to emulate these games, I don't see much.

Natural Selection 2, Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the Total War series, the Company of Heroes series, the Dawn of War series, the Civilization series, the Stalker series, Dayz, Path of Exile, Torchlight 2, the Arma series, the Mount & Blade series, Myriad indie games which don't suck because you haven't heard of them...

#10 Posted by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@Jankarcop: I can run nearly all of those on my $400 laptop

#11 Posted by PinkieWinkie (1364 posts) -
#12 Edited by with_teeth26 (6056 posts) -

@Jankarcop: I can run nearly all of those on my $400 laptop

on low settings at 20fps, which defeats the purpose of pc gaming

#13 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2563 posts) -

@Jankarcop: Those aren't really top of the list types of games. There's those that will defend Starcraft until the day they die, but the era of the high profile PC exclusive in the vain of Half Life and Crysis are over. That being said, there's still plenty of reasons to PC game, the potential graphics and performance increases -- plus mods, which can elongate a game for years -- at the top of the list.

Unfortunately, last generation, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 eliminated most PC exclusives. When Half Life went to consoles, it was all over. With that said, Half Life games will always be played on my PC, as that's where they're intended to be played. As will most first person, open world games, and of course, the still mostly-exclusive strategy genre.

#14 Edited by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@AzatiS: I don't see much. I see a lot of RTS games I can run on my Laptop. The fact that he named League of Legends and Dota...

#15 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -

PC doesn't have any games.

#16 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42627 posts) -

Here's a few great PC games to give a look see at.

Napoleon: Total War
World in Conflict
STALKER: Clear Sky
Civilizations V

#17 Edited by blue_hazy_basic (27385 posts) -

Can't believe people still fall for these "genuine" threads. No matter what games, or how many, you post they will just post "crappy list" or "too many MMO's and RTS's" (without knowing what an RTS is and that those games aren't RTS) .

"Indie games that I can run on my laptop don't count btw."

lol just pure bait

#18 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13445 posts) -

Path of exile.

And that's it really.

#19 Posted by with_teeth26 (6056 posts) -

@AzatiS: I don't see much. I see a lot of RTS games I can run on my Laptop. The fact that he named League of Legends and Dota...

why are you ignoring my posts??? because you are full of shit????

#20 Posted by jg4xchamp (47375 posts) -

Antichamber

#21 Edited by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

I was talking to a PC gamer the other day, and I asked him what the best PC exclusives that aren't extremely old are. He then got extremely defensive and told me to "go look it up myself" and then said he bet I couldn't name that many good console exclusives (which I did with ease). So I am seriously asking, what are the killer app exclusive games on the PC that would justify me shelling out over a thousand dollars for one? Indie games that I can run on my laptop don't count btw.

Obvious baiting is is obvious. Be more subtle, troll.

#22 Posted by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@with_teeth26: "Which defeats the purpose of PC gaming". Ah, so you are confirming my suspicious that the only reason to PC game is to have slightly better graphics. Thank you.

#23 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

Why ask when you dont' really care?

#24 Edited by with_teeth26 (6056 posts) -

@with_teeth26: "Which defeats the purpose of PC gaming". Ah, so you are confirming my suspicious that the only reason to PC game is to have slightly better graphics. Thank you.

so you are full of shit. thanks for clearing that up

#25 Posted by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@with_teeth26: BTW, Red Dead Redemption, MGS4, Super Mario Galaxy, and Last of Us >>> Anything you named

#26 Posted by MonsieurX (29538 posts) -

Can't believe people still fall for these "genuine" threads. No matter what games, or how many, you post they will just post "crappy list" or "too many MMO's and RTS's" (without knowing what an RTS is and that those games aren't RTS) .

"Indie games that I can run on my laptop don't count btw."

lol just pure bait

So,why do you keep it open then?

#27 Edited by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@with_teeth26: Chivalry: 79 on metacritic. Natural Selection 2: 80 on metacritic. Red Orchestra 2: 76 on metacritic. All of the ARMA's are in the 70's, Total War II: 76 overall. Mount & blade has a 72 while Mount and Blade 2 has a 78 Do I need to continue? Please try harder.

#28 Edited by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: It isn't "bait". Why is it that whenever you try to have a debate it's considered trolling?

#29 Edited by WallofTruth (1537 posts) -

Hearthstone.

#30 Posted by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -
#31 Posted by uninspiredcup (7857 posts) -
#32 Posted by WallofTruth (1537 posts) -

Hearthstone.

@Jankarcop: I can run nearly all of those on my $400 laptop

That's the beauty of PC gaming, you don't need a $1000 PC to play the top of the line games.

#33 Edited by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: The posts I replied to were troll posts, so I trolled back. Instead of going through my posting history, why not name me some killer PC exclusives?

#34 Posted by lostrib (34532 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: It isn't "bait". Why is it that whenever you try to have a debate it's considered trolling?

Hmm why would people consider you a troll, let's see:

"my suspicious that the only reason to PC game is to have slightly better graphics. Thank you."

"Indie games that I can run on my laptop don't count btw."

"Other than WoW, Starcraft (which I can run both of on my laptop), and all of the clones that try to emulate these games, I don't see much."

And then your general dismissive attitude towards legitimate answers.

#35 Posted by lostrib (34532 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: Instead of going through my posting history, why not name me some killer PC exclusives?

people already have

#36 Posted by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@lostrib: If you scroll up, I pointed out how nearly all of the games named have sub 70 and 80 ratings on metacritic. Not legitimate answers.

#37 Edited by blue_hazy_basic (27385 posts) -

@MikeMoose said:

@blue_hazy_basic: It isn't "bait". Why is it that whenever you try to have a debate it's considered trolling?

Why is it you are trying to pretend you're attempting to debate anything? Good grief you think anyone whos been on this board for more than a couple of weeks can't recognise a bait question which will be followed by bait answers.

I can tell you how these threads go.

1. Ask a question you already know the answer to.

2. Ignore the posts that prove you wrong

3. Seize on parts of posts you feel you can attack and focus on those, ignore the points that prove you wrong

4. Claim you're only asking a simple question and why are people attacking you.

5. Pretend that you're being victimised and that pretend no one has been able to answer your question successfully.

Seen it a 1000 times in various forms, but please keep on pretending you're asking a "serious question". No one believes it.

#38 Posted by lostrib (34532 posts) -

@lostrib: If you scroll up, I pointed out how nearly all of the games named have sub 70 and 80 ratings on metacritic. Not legitimate answers.

...how are they not legitimate answers. The OP doesn't mention anything about a metacritic score. Many of those are good games/experiences unavailable on consoles

#39 Posted by with_teeth26 (6056 posts) -

@with_teeth26: Chivalry: 79 on metacritic. Natural Selection 2: 80 on metacritic. Red Orchestra 2: 76 on metacritic. All of the ARMA's are in the 70's, Total War II: 76 overall. Mount & blade has a 72 while Mount and Blade 2 has a 78 Do I need to continue? Please try harder.

good thing I play games, not scores. I've gotten more enjoyment out of all of those games (except Rome 2, its not great, I didn't specify that game though) than any of the ones you listed (which I played on my PS3 apart from Galaxy) apart from maybe RDR, that game is great.

If I were to stoop to your level of hiding behind MC scores, you ignored Company of Heroes which is 93 on MC, Shogun 2 which is 90(alongside several older Total War games which are MC 90+), Civilization V which is 90, and Path of Exile which is 85. Mind you I posted MY favorite games, not the highest scoring ones, I am capable of making up my own opinions on games unlike some people. But Hur Dur strategy games don't count because reasons, well IMO strategy games are better than Movie games.

Sure some console exclusives like TLOU and MGS 4 got higher scores, but you can bet your ass that if some random unknown dev released TLOU without any marketing, it would not have a MC rating of 95. MGS IV's popularity has always baffled me.

#40 Posted by cfisher2833 (1585 posts) -

I am just gonna compile stuff that's been done before as I don't want to type it all out:

  • SC2 WoL/HotS
  • Guild Wars 2 (was fun for like a week though)
  • FF14 ARR (best MMO since WoW BC)
  • Total War Shogun 2
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Chivalry Medieval Warfare
  • Endless Space
  • Natural Selection 2
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. CoP
  • Dawn of War 2 + all of the expansions/other games
  • Don't Starve
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Legend of Grimrock
  • LoL
  • Dota 2
  • The Witcher

Dvinity Dragon Commander

FTL: Faster than Light

Hard Reset

Rise of the Triad (remake)

Titan Quest

Path of Exile

Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes

Amnesia a Machine for Pigs

Papers Please

Waves

Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm

Arma 3

DayZ

Rainslick Precipice of Darkness

Two Worlds 2

Torchlight 2

War of the Roses

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

Company of Heroes 1 and 2

Gunpoint

Receiver

Warhammer Dawn of War 2

The Swapper

Prison Architect

Hawken

Europa Universalis 2

Crusader Kings 2

Tribes Ascend

Black Mesa (Half Life remake with some tweaks)

Total War games (Medieval 2, Shogun 2, Rome 2, Empire, and Napoleon)

Sins of a Solar Empire

Gone Home

Neverwinter

Reus

Sim City

The Sims 3 (if you're into it)

Slender the Arrival

Warface

Shootmania

Trackmania

Mechwarrior Online

Frozne Synapse

Penumbra

Too the Moon

Audiosurf

Civ 5

Viscera Cleanup Detail (....I have fun imaging what happened :oops: )

The Mine of Malan Vael (it's technically a mod for Grimrock, but it's so incredibly well done that it might as well be considered a seperate game)

There's also a considerable amount of games that have been on PC that are eventually coming to consoles such as Outlast, Blacklight Retribution, and Planetside 2.

I'll throw in some early access stuff too

Rust

Starbound

Dead State

Prison Architect

Planetary Annihilation

Wasteland 2

Assetto Corsa

Divinity: Original Sin

Grim Dawn

War of the Vikings

Nether

#41 Edited by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: Why is everybody acting like I am ignoring answers? I pointed out that all of the games named are sub 70's and 80's on metacritic. Those aren't "killer apps" in my mind,

#42 Posted by lostrib (34532 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: Why is everybody acting like I am ignoring answers? I pointed out that all of the games named are sub 70's and 80's on metacritic. Those aren't "killer apps" in my mind,

you didn't define killer app, so people just named good games, troll

#43 Posted by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@lostrib: I asked for "Killer Apps". 70's and 80's aren't killer apps in my mind.

#44 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27385 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: Why is everybody acting like I am ignoring answers? I pointed out that all of the games named are sub 70's and 80's on metacritic. Those aren't "killer apps" in my mind,

So you've moved on to parts 4 and 5 already? Its a bit early in the thread for that. lol

Night all.

#45 Posted by uninspiredcup (7857 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: The posts I replied to were troll posts, so I trolled back. Instead of going through my posting history, why not name me some killer PC exclusives?

My friend, this is a very difficult question as the term "killer" can mean many things. Generally speaking, pc gaming is designed for a more mature audience seeking sophisticated gaming. Console gaming is primarily movie games. QTE with many cutscenes. Unless ported this genre is not very popular on the pc.

#46 Posted by MonsieurX (29538 posts) -

Diablo 2

#47 Posted by lostrib (34532 posts) -

@lostrib: I asked for "Killer Apps". 70's and 80's aren't killer apps in my mind.

see above

#48 Posted by locus-solus (499 posts) -

Antichamber

awesome puzzle game & you don't need gaming pc to play it! also the witcher 1, and the witcher 2 if you dont own a 360 like me

#49 Posted by MikeMoose (3075 posts) -

@lostrib: kill·er app

noun

informal

  1. 1.a feature, function, or application of a new technology or product that is presented as virtually indispensable or much superior to rival products.
#50 Posted by lostrib (34532 posts) -

@lostrib: kill·er app

noun

informal

  1. 1.a feature, function, or application of a new technology or product that is presented as virtually indispensable or much superior to rival products.

Hmmm, funny I don't see any mention of metacritic rating