Single-player PC Games

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by synthesis204, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

    Hi guys,

    I am kind of curious about what single-player PC games you guys would recommend. I'm open to all kinds.

    Also think it would be cool to create a big compilation by genre, year released, game critic awards, etc.

    So...any recommendations?

    And here's the list:

    Category: Role-Playing Game (RPG):

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002):
    Rating: T
    Developer: Bethesda Studios
    Subgenre: Fantasy, hack/slash
    Has one at least one GOTY: Yes

    Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009):
    Rating: M
    Developer: Rock-steady Studios
    Subgenre: Stealth, action/adventure
    Has one at least one GOTY award: Yes

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)
    Rating: M
    Developer: Bethesda Studios
    Subgenre: Fantasy/hack and slash
    Has won at least one GOTY award: Yes

    Fallout 3 (2008)
    Developer: Bethesda Studios
    Rating: M
    Subgenre: Sci-fi/shooter
    Has one at least one GOTY award: Yes

    Fallout: New Vegas (2010)
    Developer: Obsidian Studios
    Rating: M
    Subgenre: Sci-fi/shooter
    Has one at least one GOTY award: No

    Category: First-Person Shooter (FPS):

    Half-life 2 (2004)
    Rating: M
    Developer: Valve
    Subgenre: sci-fi/dystopia
    Has one at least one GOTY award: Yes

    Category: Real-Time Strategy (RTS):

    Spore (2008)
    Developer: Maxis
    Rating: E10+
    Subgenre: playing God, RPG, sandbox
    Has won at least one GOTY award: No

    Rise of Nations (2003)
    Developer: Big Huge Games
    Rating: T
    Subgenre: ancient world, modern world
    Has won at least one GOTY award: Yes

    Category: "Life Skills":

    The Sims 3 (2009):
    Developer: The Sims Studio
    Rating: T
    Subgenre: playing God
    Has one at least one GOTY award: No

    Category: Driving:
     
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  2. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Senior Editor Staff Member

    If you want to loose yourself for about 3 months... Fallout 3, Oblivion and New Vegas.
     
  3. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

    I could make a list as long as my arm, so I'll make a recommendation for each major genre. You've probably played them before, but if you haven't, you need to do so right away :p

    RPG: Oblivion
    FPS: HL2
    RTS: RoN

    Obviously those three would be different if I was to include multi-player potential, but strictly for the single player modes, I'm pretty sure that those are my favourites.
     
  4. Callandor

    Callandor HH's Rogue Ninja Staff Member

    The Sims 3. :)
     
  5. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

    @V3: Already got every single achievement in Oblivion and all of its DLC on 360 (I just got it for PC on Steam...but wayyy too lazy to play through it again). I kind of feel like Fallout 3 would be a rehash...and how good is New Vegas?

    Also, excited for Skyrim? yup! (I still cant believe they got rid of greaves/pants as an item...that annoys me, tough. And hand to hand combat).
     
  6. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

    I forgot about driving games! GT4 :)

    And yes, rather painfully, Skyrim will launch some 4 weeks before I'll have time to play it...
     
  7. Callandor

    Callandor HH's Rogue Ninja Staff Member

    Audiosurf. :)
     
  8. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

    Assassin's Creed (all three games) and Mirror's Edge.
     
  9. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Senior Editor Staff Member

  10. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 9 Grandkids! #10 in the Oven!

    RPG Extraordinaire!!!

    The Witcher

    The Witcher 2

    Mass Effect

    Mass Effect 2

    Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind (and the add-ons, Bloodmoon, and Tribunal)

    FPSs:

    Mafia

    Mafia 2

    Max Payne

    Max Payne 2 [Not quite so much]

    Adventure Games:

    Syberia

    Syberia 2

    The Longest Journey (and its sequel/s)

    Racing Games:


    FlatOut (I love the mini games!!!)

    FlatOut 2 (Mini games not as good as the first one, IMHO, but OK)
     
  11. S3MILOBON

    S3MILOBON New Member

    wha about METTRO 2033??
    game got slated but i loved it
     
  12. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy? Staff Member

    I'm going along with Dyre and recommending the Longest Journey series, a bit dated in terms of graphics, especially the first, but once you get into the game it doesn't matter. Great storyline
     
  13. Callandor

    Callandor HH's Rogue Ninja Staff Member

    Black and White 1 & 2, two of the best games ever created.
     
  14. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy b b b b b BEER

    can't believe no-one's said it yet; Railworks 2 ;)
     
  15. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

    I hope you are kidding
     
  16. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy b b b b b BEER

    i'm not, i love it :D
    it's my guilty pleasure :p
     
  17. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

    Be sure to buy the 660$ DLC packs then, hurry before sale ends. :D
     
  18. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy b b b b b BEER

    i know :lol:
    i bought a DLC a couple weeks back that cost about twice what i paid for the game in the first place :p
     
  19. steves6403

    steves6403 Active Member

    Any1 tried defense grid its my favourite of all time
     
  20. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

    I wouldn't go that far, but yeah IvanV and I both rate it highly iirc :p
     

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