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  • alllifeinfate - March 10, 2014 8:02 p.m.

    I need to agree with Kenshiro3 there, but I believe this list based on the best franchise on PC that is commercially successful as well as critically... and that unfortunately leaves a lot of PC specifics out of the contention.
  • TheGreyWizard - March 10, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    See, this is why the consoles kick pc's ass for at least 15 years.
  • Kenshiro3 - March 8, 2014 11:14 a.m.

    Posts list about "best PC games of the last decade"... lists mostly cross platform titles.
  • alecbeals - March 8, 2014 12:23 p.m.

    How does that matter? You might also notice a lot of these games are from huge companies with very large budgets which would necessitate as large a possible audience as possible. It wasn't "Best PC Explicit Games of the past Decade"
  • Kenshiro3 - March 9, 2014 4:23 p.m.

    Because if I wanted the best Multiplatform titles I would have looked up a multiplatform list. When a list is platform specific (No matter what it is) the only titles i am interested in are titles exclusive to that platform.
  • alecbeals - March 16, 2014 1:35 p.m.

    Why does it being multiplatform exclude it from being a great PC Game? Starcraft came out on a console, would you not consider that a PC game? Or Skyrim, which is generally by and large considered to be the best on the PC even by devout console fanboys. There's no reason it should be excluded if the definitive version of that game is still on the PC, if anything it strengthens the PC's claim as a gaming platform. No water is carried when you have a list full of games that are on no other platform, there's no method of comparison then.
  • JMarsella09 - March 7, 2014 9:44 a.m.

    Man... This really hammers home the fact that there hasn't been a good Myst game in more than a decade...
  • hedonist27 - March 8, 2014 7:57 p.m.

    Too late to contribute to the Kickstarter, but here is what the Myst team is up to: http://obductiongame.com/
  • JMarsella09 - March 8, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    Oh I gave them all the money I could as soon as I heard about that. I have no doubt that it will be amazing, but it'll never be Myst.
  • matt-bailey-kelly - March 7, 2014 6:07 a.m.

    and why is there a aweful lot of cross pc/console games on here if this is a list of the best PC games shouldn't it just be pc exclusives now saying that i understand that certain versions are better on pc than consoles lik skyrim for stuff like mods but is batman:ac any better or assassins creed i mean apart from the graphical quality maybe but i dunno i may be wrong most likely
  • rickjamesia - March 8, 2014 12:25 a.m.

    I respectfully disagree. I don't own a modern console and, as such, I don't really pay attention to which games I have access to could be played on a console. What I want from an article with a title like this is a list of great games that I may be missing out on and could start playing on my PC right now. A good game is a good game, whether it's only on one platform should be completely irrelevant here. That said, I don't know that this list is really representative of the BEST games of the last decade, but the ones I've played in this list are good enough that my interest in the others has been piqued.
  • Sentient - March 7, 2014 2:22 a.m.

    Ok, Battlefield 4 does not deserve a spot on this list...
  • Shigeruken - March 7, 2014 6:21 a.m.

    Agreed, if anything it should be Bad Company 2.
  • Sentient - March 7, 2014 1:18 p.m.

    Exactly. BF4 isn't even the best Battlefield game in the last decade, let alone one of the best PC games.
  • mothbanquet - March 8, 2014 2:05 a.m.

    I hear that. BC2 was only one of three or so multiplayer games I've ever actually enjoyed unconditionally. The fact me and my friends went back to it after getting fed up with BF3 is a testament to its near-flawless balance and fun-factor.
  • alecbeals - March 8, 2014 12:25 p.m.

    I agree, only battlefield campaign I've played since 1942 to completion, and it really set the bar for sound design (or at least, when I got it it was by far the best I FPS sound design I had heard at the time)
  • swedishfrog - March 7, 2014 12:26 a.m.

    Soo... No Diablo 3, no Trchlight 2, no Planetside 2, no Guild Wars 2 (despite the fact that it introduced a ton of new ideas in MMOs), no Crysis 1 (still a great FPS and a benchmark of PCs at the time), no FTL (a symbol of a successful Kickstarter), no Company of Heroes, no Dawn of War, no freaking STALKER! No Amnesia, no Shogun 2, no ArmA 2 or DayZ, no TrackMania, no Metro, no Black and White 2, no Gone Home, no Path of Exile, no UT2004... Damn it, the list is endless! If this is supposed to be: "we've created this list--one that focuses on, specifically, the best of the recent batch of games. "Recent" being an extremely loose term, obviously, as we're including a decade's worth of games, but we think this will help you decide what modern PC titles are worth your time." then you guys have failed pretty badly. Why don't you outsource this list to PC Gamer? (please, tell me you did not, because otherwise, I am going to feel pretty crappy about them too)
  • hedonist27 - March 8, 2014 7:59 p.m.

    Liked.
  • GR HollanderCooper - March 14, 2014 6:32 p.m.

    When we put this together Diablo 3 was a hunk of Auction House loot, Torchlight 2 is overrated, Planetside 2 has dropped off in fun value since the community dwindled, Crysis 1 is lackluster when you rip out the visuals (Warhead is better, natch'), FTL is great but we'll wait for the enhanced edition before calling it better than the stuff on here, CoH is aight, DoW is... a legit oversight, didn't think Stalker held up, Amnesia is overrated, Shogun 2 is eh, Arma 2/DayZ are barely playable for 99% of people, Trackmania doesn't do anything for us, Metro is great but can't beat out these, B&W2 is fun as hell but not actually all that great, Gone Home is wonderful but we didn't feel the need to include it, Path of Exile isn't as good as D3 is now, UT2004's good but I'd rather play BF. We're GamesRadar--these are the games we picked. If you want PC gamer's list it's right here: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/02/16/the-100-best-pc-games-of-all-time/10/
  • swedishfrog - March 15, 2014 6:43 a.m.

    Slamm! I disagree on a lot of that, but hey, it's you list. Warhead was better tough, that much is true. And since you revised the review, I am thinking Diablo 3 might make the list next time (as DOW maybe?). Either way, we settled this, and the list is probably going to change so much, what with Hearthstone being so good and all...

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