100 greatest PC games of ALL time!!

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#1 Posted by Heil68 (57699 posts) -
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/02/16/the-100-best-pc-games-of-all-time/ What do you think?
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#2 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7515 posts) -

Oblivion... oh my.

Their description of it is nothing like what I experienced. Sure, it's a good game but how did it get all the way up there?

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#3 Posted by N30F3N1X (8609 posts) -

I think that this madness of using round numbers to make something look more important needs to stop.

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#4 Posted by face_ripper (968 posts) -
[QUOTE="broken_bass_bin"]

Oblivion... oh my.

Their description of it is nothing like what I experienced. Sure, it's a good game but how did it get all the way up there?

Same thoughts mate, it was good, but not that good. Overrated much.
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#5 Posted by MadCat46 (1494 posts) -
What a terrible list.
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#6 Posted by deactivated-57e5de5e137a4 (12929 posts) -

The lack of Interstate '76 and Battletech invalidates that list. Also, anyone else feel like they just immediately write in Deus Ex as number one and then use the paper in a hat technique to pick the rest?

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#7 Posted by Wasdie (53456 posts) -

It's easy. ArmA 2 > everything.

Don't bother arguing with me, you're already wrong.

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#8 Posted by with_teeth26 (8268 posts) -

I've seen worse lists. Most of the right games are there, just not in the right order.

Props for putting Call of Pripyat on there, and having ME 1 higher than ME 2.

Disliking the lack of Mafia though. System Shock 2 should have been higher. Interesting that there wasn't a single CoD game.

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#9 Posted by LordRork (2691 posts) -

I'm prepared to accept a few differences of opinions, but Supreme Commander 2 is higher than Forged Alliance?

The only sentences (well, phrases) I can think of all end in 'off'.

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#10 Posted by vertex68 (206 posts) -

Poor list.

With few exceptions: very biased to newer'ish games (no games from the 80s? Really?). Unless I am misunderstanding what the list is about it seems almost like random games were interjected.

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#11 Posted by Agent_Kaliaver (4722 posts) -

I question how games move up in the list? For example Portal moved up 9 places... Is it better now than it was when it was released or even just last year? I understand stuff moving down on the list (because it gets replaced by new games) but I don't understand how they move up.

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#12 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

I like how they credited a mod for one game whose whole existence was based on another game that PC Gamer gave a GOTY award to and said at that time defined the Tac-Sim genre. Rainbow Six should have been on that list instead of 2 versions of CS.

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#13 Posted by scoots9 (3478 posts) -

Oblivion... better than morrowind...?

No...

Fallout 3? hated that game

horrible list

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#14 Posted by Mr_Ditters (1920 posts) -

I think they are on crack.

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#15 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

starcraft at number 86.

This list is garbage

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#16 Posted by sonofsmeagle (4317 posts) -

that list was bad in some ways and good in others.

I personally think that Dawn of War should have been in their in the top 25.

Half life shoulda got 4-5 and half life 2 deserved 1 place or 2nd and Deus ex deserved its spot as either 1 or 2.

Also I feel that medieval 2 shoulda been in there, i mean it wasnt as ground breaking as Rome but it should have atleast broke the top 50.

And i do not see why star craft 2 was soo good it was essentailly the same game with minor improvements and better graphics.

Also i didnt see it there but the lack of the 1st C&C is just disgraceful.

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#17 Posted by EzekyleAbadon (1390 posts) -
If the numbers are random then it is a good list. If not, facepalm...
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#18 Posted by kris9031998 (7554 posts) -
[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

starcraft at number 86.

This list is garbage

And whats worse is that is a NEW admission..
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#19 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

starcraft at number 86.

This list is garbage

kris9031998

And whats worse is that is a NEW admission..

Yes, and starcraft 2 scored higher than starcraft 1? And they gave HL2 and HL2 EP2 different slots.

You need to take into account the historical signficance of games when you rate them, also compare them to their contemporaries, measure longevity, etc.

Just from that, starcraft 2 and 1 should switch places.

EDIT: Also mech commander made the list? yet no mechwarrior

This list makes my brain full of f***

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#20 Posted by Iantheone (8242 posts) -
3 Valve games in the top 10. Nice
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#21 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -

Wow > oblivion, yes, Either > SC? No, better than ME2, no. HL2 wasn't all amazing either. This list is garbage.

[QUOTE="kris9031998"][QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

starcraft at number 86.

This list is garbage

GummiRaccoon

And whats worse is that is a NEW admission..

Yes, and starcraft 2 scored higher than starcraft 1? And they gave HL2 and HL2 EP2 different slots.

You need to take into account the historical signficance of games when you rate them, also compare them to their contemporaries, measure longevity, etc.

Just from that, starcraft 2 and 1 should switch places.

EDIT: Also mech commander made the list? yet no mechwarrior

This list makes my brain full of f***

SC shouldn't switch places with SC2, it should go infront due to sagnifigance, but SC2 is in no way 86, especially when Oblivion is on the list.

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#22 Posted by bac_Alexander (819 posts) -

Its ok of a list. Most dissapointing that they put Oblivion on 3rd place. It was an ok game but I wouldnt put it in top 50... Also suprisingly they got each game out of the series in different places. Like Half Life, Half Life 2 and Half Life 2 Episode 2. I dont see how Half Life 2 Episode can even be ranked as its basically an expansion.

Than they also got Counter Strike and Counter Strike Source, I would just see them as one game preaty much.

Once again its opinions, opinions and more opinions.

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#23 Posted by Metallic_Blade (476 posts) -

Meh, No one ever thought... oh yeah, some amazing games were absolutely forgotten. But I guess no one remembers any of the Descent series? And I think I know why... the games were probably too hard to play; not to mention they also induced motion sickness to some players.

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#24 Posted by andy1992uk (89 posts) -

mmmmmmnnn, lack of age of mythology. I was on that game like crack, It should be at least top 30.

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#25 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

Wow > oblivion, yes, Either > SC? No, better than ME2, no. HL2 wasn't all amazing either. This list is garbage.

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="kris9031998"] And whats worse is that is a NEW admission..Inconsistancy

Yes, and starcraft 2 scored higher than starcraft 1? And they gave HL2 and HL2 EP2 different slots.

You need to take into account the historical signficance of games when you rate them, also compare them to their contemporaries, measure longevity, etc.

Just from that, starcraft 2 and 1 should switch places.

EDIT: Also mech commander made the list? yet no mechwarrior

This list makes my brain full of f***

SC shouldn't switch places with SC2, it should go infront due to sagnifigance, but SC2 is in no way 86, especially when Oblivion is on the list.

You're right it shouldn't be 86. Top 25 for sure.

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#26 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -
hehe Freespace 2 made it in at 28... Love LOVE that game.
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#27 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -
This is why they shouldn't have rankings... Like this... Just give us a top 100 in no order..
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#28 Posted by simardbrad (2355 posts) -

List is pretty bad IMO, but I'm glad ArmA 2 got the position it did. More people need to play ArmA 2 (plus OA) and see how great the series is.

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#29 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5847 posts) -

It's easy. ArmA 2 > everything.

Don't bother arguing with me, you're already wrong.

Wasdie

Big Rigs> Arma 2. In Big Rigs EVERYONE IS A WINNER! :o

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#30 Posted by epac_shred90 (177 posts) -

that list is sickening ; ( oblivion in top 10 AND ranked better than morrowind??? yeah not happening.... i knew it was gonna be junk when i seen that starcraft was in the 80-90 range :lol:

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#31 Posted by Jackboot343 (2574 posts) -

Are my eyes deceiving me? Where in the world is UT2K4?

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#32 Posted by kris9031998 (7554 posts) -
[QUOTE="Whiteblade999"]

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

It's easy. ArmA 2 > everything.

Don't bother arguing with me, you're already wrong.

Big Rigs> Arma 2. In Big Rigs EVERYONE IS A WINNER! :o

YOU'RE WINNER
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#33 Posted by paladinqueen (509 posts) -

A lot of old games !!! ok. but some games I really like!!!

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#34 Posted by Treflis (13305 posts) -
I can agree with the majority of that list.
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#35 Posted by badtaker (3806 posts) -
Oblivion.at 3 :lol:
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#36 Posted by CDUB316 (6589 posts) -

Deus Ex number 1 makes me happy....it just makes sense

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#37 Posted by AntiType (6249 posts) -

What a garbage list. Quake 3 is on but not the first 2? No duke Nukem 3d? No MechWarrior 2? Dragon Age over Baldurs Gate?!?!?!? COHO? isnt that shutting down soon?

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#38 Posted by SkyWard20 (4509 posts) -

I doubt people would agree so easily on what the best games are. No reason to call the list bad because your favourite games don't have the position you would rate your games on. I doubt I'd agree with any of your lists, either.

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#39 Posted by leeveeu (3405 posts) -
It's a subjective list - not a bad one too. Games are like art, you can't really absolutely make rankings.
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#40 Posted by dos4gw82 (1896 posts) -
They've got most of the really important games in there, and I think that's really what counts. It would be better if they left out the rankings entirely; being in the top 100 of I don't know how many 1000s of games is pretty spectacular in itself. I'm very happy that they included King's Quest 6 in this list. It really was a landmark in adventure games, and it doesn't get the praise or recognition it deserves these days. I am a bit bewildered as to why Gabriel Knight 2 doesn't appear anywhere on the list, as it was within the top 10 in the late ninty's. It was just about the only great game to come out of the otherwise terrible FMV trend.
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#41 Posted by biggest_loser (24258 posts) -
lol they must have played "Elder Scrolls Oblivion: The Good Version" - come complete with functioning map and working AI!
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#42 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -
Supreme Commander 2 @ 28....What on earth. How can Red Alert be below that game? Diablo, Dark Reign, Max Payne 2, Elite Force, Doom 3, Far Cry, Trackmania, Guild Wars, Battlefield 2, Commandos (2 or 1), The Witcher, DiRT They are just some examples that should be on that list. Ugh bad list and bad ratings. Deus Ex number 1 is good though.
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#43 Posted by andy1992uk (89 posts) -

Supreme Commander 2 @ 28....What on earth. How can Red Alert be below that game? Diablo, Dark Reign, Max Payne 2, Elite Force, Doom 3, Far Cry, Trackmania, Guild Wars, Battlefield 2, Commandos (2 or 1), The Witcher, DiRT They are just some examples that should be on that list. Ugh bad list and bad ratings. Deus Ex number 1 is good though.nutcrackr

Doom 3 isnt on the list? WOW. That was the crysis of 2004! All new GPUs were benchmarked with doom 3.

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#44 Posted by N30F3N1X (8609 posts) -

Earlier I couldn't open the site because it kept saying the page was unavailable, now that I read through it all I have to say I'd love to see the compiler of that list bleed until his fingers fall off.

Oblivion #3?

...Seriously?

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#45 Posted by murekkep (697 posts) -
So Portal is better than Starcraft 2, Civ 4 and Half Life?
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#46 Posted by SkyWard20 (4509 posts) -
lol they must have played "Elder Scrolls Oblivion: The Good Version" - come complete with functioning map and working AI! biggest_loser
Aw, come on, Oblivion is a great game. Maybe not the 3d best but I still liked it greatly and had only little issues with it.
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#47 Posted by Skullcandy (763 posts) -

PC Gamer hasn't been relevant in a decade at least. Games 90 through 100 show exactly how out of touch that publication is.

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#48 Posted by AFBrat77 (26267 posts) -

[QUOTE="nutcrackr"]Supreme Commander 2 @ 28....What on earth. How can Red Alert be below that game? Diablo, Dark Reign, Max Payne 2, Elite Force, Doom 3, Far Cry, Trackmania, Guild Wars, Battlefield 2, Commandos (2 or 1), The Witcher, DiRT They are just some examples that should be on that list. Ugh bad list and bad ratings. Deus Ex number 1 is good though.andy1992uk

Doom 3 isnt on the list? WOW. That was the crysis of 2004! All new GPUs were benchmarked with doom 3.

Heck with DOOM 3, where's DOOM 2!!!!!!

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#49 Posted by AFBrat77 (26267 posts) -

PC Gamer hasn't been relevant in a decade at least. Games 90 through 100 show exactly how out of touch that publication is.

Skullcandy

Exactly, they haven't been good since about the year 2000

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#50 Posted by xLittlekillx (1833 posts) -

The list is compiled after a discussion between staff members, and is based on opinion. Opinions are normal in daily human life, and are based on the fact that different people have different thoughts and feelings on various things in the world.

For instance, it is my opinion that Oblivion is amazing. It is also my opinion that WoW is garbage, and SC2 isn't even in the top 5 best RTS games that I've played. Now, you see these statements and something in you might say "Boy, he's wrong! Why wouldhe say something that is so incorrect?!" While that reaction is normal, it's important to keep in mind that opinions are things that are based on individual feelings rather than quantifiable data.