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

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#151 Posted by happyduds77 (1449 posts) -

@napo_sp said:

well you can cry over your Grand Turismo and Forza because the best racing sim is a PC exclusive

and then cry over some more drive club, need for speed etc because the best arcade racing is also a PC exclusive

then there is this awesome realistic RPG that we PC users can play the alpha first months before console users will get it, and before I forget PC users will get modding capability, so cry some more

this is yet another pc exclusive that is not 'the so hated' RTS, this is an indie but your poor laptop won't cut it to play with this graphics

Are any of those games playable?

#152 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16295 posts) -
#153 Posted by dethtrain (384 posts) -

Well just about every 4X game or RTS is a PC exclusive and most MMOs

#154 Edited by KungfuKitten (20840 posts) -

The console library is the bollywood of videogames.

#155 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4380 posts) -

a couple of games here and there - that's nice.

most games, that's the pc platform. game likability? that's a personal thing.

i make up my own mind on the platform with the largest selection available.

i also like a few console exclusives, like forza / gt. but in that particular case assetto corsa's got me covered now.

#156 Edited by napo_sp (218 posts) -

@napo_sp said:

well you can cry over your Grand Turismo and Forza because the best racing sim is a PC exclusive

and then cry over some more drive club, need for speed etc because the best arcade racing is also a PC exclusive

then there is this awesome realistic RPG that we PC users can play the alpha first months before console users will get it, and before I forget PC users will get modding capability, so cry some more

this is yet another pc exclusive that is not 'the so hated' RTS, this is an indie but your poor laptop won't cut it to play with this graphics

Are any of those games playable?

the first 2 racing games are perfectly playable via steam early access now with cheap price tag ($35 for AC and $30 for NCG, compare that with Forza/GT/NFS) both were even cheaper before, while KCD alpha can be obtained via kickstarter now for $40 (but it is not released yet), RESET isn't out yet in any form.

#157 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2563 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

Unfortunately, last generation, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 eliminated most PC exclusives.

PC had more aaa-aa exclusives than ps3 and xbox360 combined last gen...

I've read this entire thread, and you've said this like 20 times. List out the games. Put them out there. I love PC gaming, I have a ridiculous PC setup, but I want to know what these games are -- and I want to know what you think AAA games are. I love games like the Stanley Parable, and I love Starcraft. But most PC exclusives console gamers wanted on consoles ended up on consoles. I'm not knocking PC gaming, I don't think anybody is. It's a great way to play games -- and it's seeing an uprising -- but the most high profile games aren't staying PC exclusive -- if they ever were to begin with.

#158 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2563 posts) -

@KungfuKitten: I'm not sure you understand enough about Hollywood and Bollywood to try creating an analogy about them. PC and console libraries are very similar.

#159 Posted by napo_sp (218 posts) -

and this... something you may never see on consoles

the sheer atmosphere and complexity of a full 3D newtonian space flight 'shooter' multiplayer...

#160 Edited by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Shadow warrior, Serious sam 3, Rise of the Triad, Crysis warhead, Crysis Cry engine 2 version,the Stanley Parable, Hard Reset, Black Mesa ect. Some of my fav recent exclusives.

#161 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16295 posts) -

Shadow warrior, Serious sam 3, Rise of the Triad, Crysis warhead, Crysis Cry engine 2 version,the Stanley Parable, Hard Reset, Black Mesa ect. Some of my fav recent exclusives.

Still have to play Hard Reset, but I absolutely loved Shadow Warrior, so I'll be getting to it soon.

#162 Edited by MonsieurX (29487 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium:

I post them because they are factual evidence.

LOL! You should really check your petitions before posting. Not a single one had over 1000 sigs. Hell, the planet side and. Ass effect petitions had like 4 sigs total. LOL!

Next time...do your research instead of just frantically googling petitions trying to counter me.

Or maybe you should stop posting frantically those petitions and calling ownage with them since they're irrelevant,considering the very small amount they represent

#163 Edited by happyduds77 (1449 posts) -

@napo_sp said:

@happyduds77 said:

@napo_sp said:

well you can cry over your Grand Turismo and Forza because the best racing sim is a PC exclusive

and then cry over some more drive club, need for speed etc because the best arcade racing is also a PC exclusive

then there is this awesome realistic RPG that we PC users can play the alpha first months before console users will get it, and before I forget PC users will get modding capability, so cry some more

this is yet another pc exclusive that is not 'the so hated' RTS, this is an indie but your poor laptop won't cut it to play with this graphics

Are any of those games playable?

the first 2 racing games are perfectly playable via steam early access now with cheap price tag ($35 for AC and $30 for NCG, compare that with Forza/GT/NFS) both were even cheaper before, while KCD alpha can be obtained via kickstarter now for $40 (but it is not released yet), RESET isn't out yet in any form.

Uh huh figures, the two games that could actually show off what PC is capable of are just tech demos. And I have to say those two car games look awful for a PC exclusive. I mean isn't PC supposed to be this graphics powerhouse that can produce insane amount of detail and realistic environments?

And one another thing who actually declared those two car games as the best of their genre? Because if I recall those two games aren't even heard of.

#164 Posted by Suppaman100 (3766 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.

Lol, weak as ****

Well what else to expect from PC. Indies, indies, indies, mmo's, indies, fps's....oh yeah and indies.

LMFAO! PC has became such a joke.

#165 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

@MonsieurX: since you are following me, and love to reply to every comment I make, I will continue to post the list, as factual evidence ownage.

I've set up shop...in your mind, son.

#166 Edited by gameofthering (10126 posts) -
#167 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27380 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

Diablo 3...oh wait that is not exlusive anymore...nah i cant say any PC exclusive but Wow

You can't say any PC exclusive but Wow? That's a really odd speech impediment to have.

Trolling hermits is like the one guaranteed faction to get a rise out of.

Just post the same key phrases that have been done dozens of times and you still get 100+ responses zzz

Crazy that people still fall for it. This same thread gets posted about 5 times a week.

#168 Posted by Wasdie (49613 posts) -

Aside from the exclusives a lot of people here have been posting, I find myself wanting to play all of the multiplats on my PC over my consoles. The only reason I keep my consoles around is to play the few odd exclusives or multiplats with shit PC ports.

The beauty of PC gaming is you're not limited to the current generation. You can go from playing the latest AAA blockbuster to playing 1998s GotY in seconds.

You're only limiting yourself if you ignore the PC. Nobody misses out but the ignorant.

#169 Posted by aroxx_ab (9259 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

Diablo 3...oh wait that is not exlusive anymore...nah i cant say any PC exclusive but Wow

You can't say any PC exclusive but Wow? That's a really odd speech impediment to have.

TC said we could not say Wow so imo it is not any exclusives i can think of worth playing, lots of good multiplats tho:P

#170 Posted by KillzoneSnake (1691 posts) -

PC gaming all about the old games that any laptop can run nowadays. I dont know why people waste so much money on gaming rigs, no one wants to play Crysis 3 for fun. Its not like your rig gonna be playing Uncharted 4 or MGSV lol

#171 Edited by Heil68 (43425 posts) -

There are plenty of them out there, just got to PC page here at GS.

#172 Posted by pelvist (4624 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:

off the top of my head:

  • Starcraft 2 ............................RTS
  • Company of Heroes............. RTS
  • planet side 2......................... FPS
  • heart of the swarm ...............RTS (expansion)
  • Shogun2...............................RTS
  • Rome2..................................RTS
  • Dota2....................................RTS
  • LOL.......................................RTS MMO
  • CiV.........................................RTS
  • Stalker....................................FPS
  • guildwars 2.............................MMO
  • amnesia..................................Indie horror
  • machine for pigs.....................indie horror
  • crysis warhead........................FPS

No the PC isn't almost completely made up of RTSes......... You know for someone who likes to brag that the PC has the most best games and genres you certainly didn't go out of your comfort zone did you.

Unless you like RTS this list is complete shit. On top of this list being completely bland and generally shit most of these games don't even need a gaming PC to be played on. Thanks for proving my point that the PC is just an RTS machine with a few indies and MMOs.

CIV V, LOL and DOTA2 are not RTS.

#173 Edited by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:
Lol, weak as ****

Well what else to expect from PC. Indies, indies, indies, mmo's, indies, fps's....oh yeah and indies.

LMFAO! PC has became such a joke.

PC had the most aaa/aa last gen, and indy's were not the majority of games.

So basically your argument is that:

  • indy titles
  • mmo
  • rts
  • mobas
  • sim

Do not count..., yet 4 hour automated movies count.

#174 Edited by Cobra_nVidia (1439 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.

You complain that someone else won't give you a list, then you don't bother giving your list.

Most of the list of PC exclusives is going to require you to read a manual, or a tutorial, so most console "elitists" don't like them.

Also, most PC games will "run" even if you don't meet the minimum requirements, but PC gamers that pay over a thousand dollars for a PC have much higher standards in terms of frame rate and image quality than console gamers do - especially since console gamers can't do anything to change their frame rate or image quality.

#175 Posted by Cobra_nVidia (1439 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:
Lol, weak as ****

Well what else to expect from PC. Indies, indies, indies, mmo's, indies, fps's....oh yeah and indies.

LMFAO! PC has became such a joke.

PC had the most aaa/aa last gen, and indy's were not the majority of games.

So basically your argument is that:

  • indy titles
  • mmo
  • rts
  • mobas
  • sim

Do not count..., yet 4 hour automated movies count.

His argument didn't include strategy games at all, actually. Well, except in the list he quoted. Apparently, he thinks they are crap but doesn't even know they are strategy games.

These console elitists don't like to read, and they don't like to get off the couch (or, more frequently, their bed). They are the most laziest people in the world, which helps explain the lack of funds for a gaming PC.

#176 Edited by Lucianu (9349 posts) -
  • League of Legends
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • STALKER trilogy
  • Amnesia 1 & 2
  • Legend of Grimrock
  • Civilization V + Expansions
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Torchlight 2
  • Total War: Shogun 2

Off the top of my head.

@Suppaman100 said:

Lol, weak as ****

Well what else to expect from PC. Indies, indies, indies, mmo's, indies, fps's....oh yeah and indies.

LMFAO! PC has became such a joke.

Have fun with Knack. And a dozen last gen ports that are vastly superior on PC.

What a shitty attempt at trolling. Grow the fuck up or inform your ass before you're bent on annoying some people on a forum.

Really, Gamespot? What a fucking joke of a Terms of Use.

#177 Posted by lostrib (34287 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

Aside from the exclusives a lot of people here have been posting, I find myself wanting to play all of the multiplats on my PC over my consoles. The only reason I keep my consoles around is to play the few odd exclusives or multiplats with shit PC ports.

The beauty of PC gaming is you're not limited to the current generation. You can go from playing the latest AAA blockbuster to playing 1998s GotY in seconds.

You're only limiting yourself if you ignore the PC. Nobody misses out but the ignorant.

Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner

#178 Posted by MBirdy88 (7654 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...

facepalm... those are not RTS games for a start.

and you can run them crap... so what.

those 2 games are played by far more people than any console exclusives.

#179 Posted by MBirdy88 (7654 posts) -

@ Mike Moose.

So, the basis of your entire argument is "I can run those games on my old laptop, therefore PC Exclusives are not valid" .... I don't get it. its a really a pathetic argument. and for example, this is not a new idea with PC Gaming. PC gaming was NEVER just about graphics.... and with some RARE exceptions the best PC games were never the ones that pushed the boundaries.... HAlf-Life or more so the source engine at its time was one of the exceptions. Crysis was NEVER a dominant game in PC gaming.

you are trying to make out that scalability is a negative. but failing to realise that your pathetic laptop wont run the games at their best or at competitive frame rates.

LOL and DOTA are bigger alone let alone any mmos than any console exclusives. even if your laptop can run them... that doesn''t change the fact that they are pc only.... and are killer apps.

so again what is the point in this, except to pretend you have any point whatsoever worth brining up. your "pc freind" dismissed you because your a little graphic's whore that thinks 10 hour crap uncharted games are somehow the best in gaming because they recieved top end critic scores... critics that can only afford to play games for a short time and rate them on casual access and pretty visuals.

the level of narrow mindedness is pathetic.

#180 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4507 posts) -

There are so many of them.

Civ 5 with expansions is probably the most addictive game of all times.

#181 Posted by MBirdy88 (7654 posts) -

There are so many of them.

Civ 5 with expansions is probably the most addictive game of all times.

doesn't count because its not a graphics whoreing 10 hour shooter or action game. silly.

its a boring rts that makes you think and has variety and teach you history, that is not gaming...... following a poorly scripted indiana jones knock off down a corridor with michael bay moments and very outdated shooting gameplay ... IS TRUE GAMING. 95 on metacritic yo.

#182 Posted by Sushiglutton (5225 posts) -

I know what you mean TC. I've got like fifty games or something on my PC and about 2 are exclusives (Antichamber, The Witcher). However I'm not disapointed really. The fact of the matter is that there is enough multiplats to keep me entertained. And playing them on PC means I get better tech, get to choose the input device I want and can buy them cheaply.

But your opinion, that the PC exclusive library is very underwhelming, is perfectly fine and not strange to me at all.

#183 Posted by Cobra_nVidia (1439 posts) -

I know what you mean TC. I've got like fifty games or something on my PC and about 2 are exclusives (Antichamber, The Witcher). However I'm not disapointed really. The fact of the matter is that there is enough multiplats to keep me entertained. And playing them on PC means I get better tech, get to choose the input device I want and can buy them cheaply.

But your opinion, that the PC exclusive library is very underwhelming, is perfectly fine and not strange to me at all.

There's nothing wrong with the PC exclusive library. In fact, unlike consoles, games are exclusive to the PC because THEY CANNOT BE PLAYED ON ANYTHING ELSE. Many an exclusive has been ruined attempting to make it playable with a simple controller.

If you don't like strategy games, then fine. If you prefer games that are five hours of gameplay and five hours of cutscenes, then fine. If you prefer to play games for five days instead of five years, then fine. But that's not the fault of the PC.

#184 Posted by Bigboi500 (29291 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption.

#185 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4507 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@jhonMalcovich said:

There are so many of them.

Civ 5 with expansions is probably the most addictive game of all times.

doesn't count because its not a graphics whoreing 10 hour shooter or action game. silly.

its a boring rts that makes you think and has variety and teach you history, that is not gaming...... following a poorly scripted indiana jones knock off down a corridor with michael bay moments and very outdated shooting gameplay ... IS TRUE GAMING. 95 on metacritic yo.

Why so angry ? You act like if TC verdict was final and from it depends the future of all PC gaming XD Don't bait so easilly on obivous trolling.

#186 Edited by lundy86_4 (42979 posts) -

Seems legit.

#187 Posted by Ballroompirate (22555 posts) -