Single-player PC Games

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  1. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

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    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

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

    blibbax nahm8

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    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.
     
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    Blueagle HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    The Sims 3. :)
     
  5. synthesis204

    synthesis204 New Member

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    @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).
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    I forgot about driving games! GT4 :)

    And yes, rather painfully, Skyrim will launch some 4 weeks before I'll have time to play it...
     
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    Blueagle HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    Audiosurf. :)
     
  8. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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

    Stuart_Davidson Senior Editor Staff Member

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  10. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids, 5 boys and 5 girls!

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    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

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

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy? Staff Member

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    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. Blueagle

    Blueagle HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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

    niceguyrichy b b b b b BEER

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

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    I hope you are kidding
     
  16. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy b b b b b BEER

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

    comp_ali Sniper

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

    niceguyrichy b b b b b BEER

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

    blibbax nahm8

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

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