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    The Top 25 Modern PC Games [IGN]

    This is not a best PC games of all-time list, so if you’re wondering about the omission of X-Com and Deus Ex and Baldur’s Gate II, please consider the date range. We’ve shifted the years of eligibility for IGN’s Top 25 Modern PC games to more closely line up with the current generation of consoles. Anything released from 2006 up through this article’s publish date was eligible for this list.




    http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/...games-2?page=1



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    25. Far Cry 2.
    24. Batman Arkham Asylum.
    23. Amnesia.
    22. Crysis.
    21. Sins of a Solar Empire.
    20. Minceraft.
    19. DXHR.
    18. Diablo III.
    17. Left4Dead2.
    16. League of Legends.
    15. WoW Cataclysm.
    14. GTA IV.
    13. Borderlands.
    12. Civ V.
    11. Mass Effect 2.
    10. Total War: Shogun 2.
    9. The Witcher 2.
    8. Team Fortress 2.
    7. Fallout 3.
    6. Portal 2.
    5. Company of Heroes.
    4. StarCraft II.
    3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
    2. Half Life 2: Episode 2.
    1. BioShock.



    What do you think,i can't say that i agree with allot of choices here (Batman ? Bioshock ? etc..)
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    Far Cry 2 was a joke of a game and shouldn't be on any list.

    There's no STALKER on that list. Why?

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    Does it really count when most of those are cross platform games though? They've picked some good games though, some of them made better by PC, some of them arguably made worse.

    I haven't seen their previous list so I don't know if that was exclusively PC games but looking at the ones the mention in the quote it looks like it might have been?
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    Ooh, this is fun, let me!

    "Bioshock was a joke of a game and shouldn't be on any list."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faldrath View Post
    Ooh, this is fun, let me!

    "Bioshock was a joke of a game and shouldn't be on any list."
    Bioshock was a very well-designed game that gave the player a sense of almost helplessness in a place he hadn't seen.

    Far Cry 2 had you driving through insta-respawning checkpoints with a dev too lazy to code friendly AI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faldrath View Post
    Ooh, this is fun, let me!

    "Bioshock was a joke of a game and shouldn't be on any list."


    Noone is saying its bad game,but its not something best pc can offer.

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    Meh! Though i'm struggling to remember all the games that are definitely post 2006. It's quite a mainstream list so I guess what's on there is fair... I wouldn't call several of them PC games exclusively. Even the broader one of PC inspired games (Deus Ex is multiplatform but clearly owes its existence to the PC and Deus Ex 1) doesn't match.

    Anyway I'd slap Crusader Kings 2, Armed Assault, Scourge of War Gettysburg, Dwarf Fortress (2006 or not?), The colonization remake, GTR2 etc. in there. But all I'm doing is showing off my predilection for niche games.

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    GTA 4??!!

    Can't spell ignorant without I-G-N

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    Quote Originally Posted by venn177 View Post
    Bioshock was a very well-designed game that gave the player a sense of almost helplessness in a place he hadn't seen.

    Far Cry 2 had you driving through insta-respawning checkpoints with a dev too lazy to code friendly AI.
    Oh, it was more a commentary on the pointlessness of lists in general (and the corresponding pointlessness of criticizing another person's list by just asserting your own personal preferences).

    I mean, you disliked FC2 and liked Bioshock. That's fine. I liked FC2 and disliked Bioshock. That's also fine. We can amuse ourselves by talking past each other:

    "Far Cry 2 had an excellent recreation of the African savannah while attempting to portray the sheer horror of early 21st-century civil wars. Bioshock was a clumsy attempt at critique of a 'philosophy' that, honestly, no one over 16 could ever take seriously".

    But that will lead us nowhere other than possibly making us feel smug about ourselves and dislike each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faldrath View Post
    "Far Cry 2 had an excellent recreation of the African savannah while attempting to portray the sheer horror of early 21st-century civil wars. Bioshock was a clumsy attempt at critique of a 'philosophy' that, honestly, no one over 16 could ever take seriously".
    Far Cry 2's storyline is, "in a humanitarian effort to stop a gun-runner in a wartorn African country, you murder just about everybody in that country... largely with guns you bought from the gun-runner."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Far Cry 2's storyline is, "in a humanitarian effort to stop a gun-runner in a wartorn African country, you murder just about everybody in that country... largely with guns you bought from the gun-runner."
    Well, "murder just about everybody" is the storyline of every FPS ever.

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    This is one of the least insulting IGN lists I've seen. I mean sure I don't agree with many of the choices and can name dozens of games more deserving, but It's like they actually tried this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by venn177 View Post
    Bioshock was a very well-designed game that gave the player a sense of almost helplessness in a place he hadn't seen.
    I agree. The first time I played through I had a lot of fun, even though it wasn't System Shock 3. The powers were cool, the Big Daddy was cool, and the environment was really cool. It's a good game. I wouldn't call it a modern day classic, but good? Certainly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faldrath View Post
    Well, "murder just about everybody" is the storyline of every FPS ever.
    This always bugs me... but I don't think it's murder if they shoot at me first. In games, and in real life.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
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    Can someone please write the charts games up as the link is no good on my mobile. TY
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    The list was compiled back in August, so maybe a few of these would be dropped now (Farcry 3 instead of 2 maybe?). Anyway, I like Charles and Anthony and respect their opinions, even if I don't agree with everything on their list - I doubt anyone would agree 100% after all.

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    25. Far Cry 2.
    24. Batman Arkham Asylum.
    23. Amnesia.
    22. Crysis.
    21. Sins of a Solar Empire.
    20. Minceraft.
    19. DXHR.
    18. Diablo III.
    17. Left4Dead2.
    16. League of Legends.
    15. WoW Cataclysm.
    14. GTA IV.
    13. Borderlands.
    12. Civ V.
    11. Mass Effect 2.
    10. Total War: Shogun 2.
    9. The Witcher 2.
    8. Team Fortress 2.
    7. Fallout 3.
    6. Portal 2.
    5. Company of Heroes.
    4. StarCraft II.
    3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
    2. Half Life 2: Episode 2.
    1. BioShock.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
    Quote Originally Posted by Serenegoose View Post
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    No STALKER? No The Witcher 1?

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    To note, this article was published in August 6, 2012.

    FC2
    Batman:AA
    Amnesia
    Crysis
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    Minecraft
    Deus Ex
    Diablo 3
    L4D2
    LoL
    Wow: Cata
    GTA4
    Borderlands
    Civ5
    ME2
    Shogun 2
    Witcher 2
    TF2
    Fallout 3
    Portal 2
    Company of Heroes
    Starcraft 2
    Skyrim
    HL2: Episode 2
    Bioshock


    WoW Panda is overall better than Cata. (oops, came out after the release date). Then I would argue Wrath of the Lich King was better than Cata. Added a lot of brand new features and tech to the game than Cata did.

    Wonder if they skipped Dawn of War 2 since CoH was in there. Tho hard to fit everything in there.

    Meh list of opinion. A better list would be to list a top 10 for genres. Then you would get a better variety and indies in there.

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    I would play the hell out of something called Minceraft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaco View Post
    This always bugs me... but I don't think it's murder if they shoot at me first. In games, and in real life.
    Nobody made you go to Africa as a mercenary.
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