New PC, What games have I missed in the last 3 years?

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Hi everyone! after 3 years of a rather basic laptop I've finally purchased my new machine. But, what to play on it? I've not brought any new PC games for around 3 years and I'm totally out of touch with what was big and worth playing.

Anything as long as it's not sport/driving based really, I did get Skyrim for the PS3 but never played more than an hour or two, it's just not the same without a mouse so that is already on my list.
 
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The Witcher 2, Stalker series, Serious Sam 3, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Battlefield 3, Metro 2033, Just Cause 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Alan Wake, Dear Esther, Mafia 2, both Batman games and so on. Depends on your own preferences.
 
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Games (not necessarily new ones) I've really enjoyed in the past year or so and would rate as superb:

Mass Effect 2
The Witcher 1 & 2 (2 is a hard game so don't get frustrated!)
Mount & Blade Warband
Dungeon Siege 3 (why does this get slated? It's quite difficult but epic!)
Skyrim + Mods (SkyUI especially)
Dead Space 1 & 2
Portal 1 & 2
Neverwinter Nights 2
Fallout 3 and New Vegas
Battlefield - Bad Company 2
Deus Ex: HR (apart from the ending)
 
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Thanks guys, that gives me a nice start! What about Crysis 1/2? (not sure how long they have been out, but I'd read some reviews of them not running so well on older hardware so never got either of them)

Console games, I really don't have many, mainly the console is used for Fifa when the lads come over. Can't really get use to playing any shooting games/rpg on the console so I've never bothered to buy them.

I also notice that Diablo 3 is out next month, may need some holiday off work for all this.
 
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I definitely recommend Portal 2. Well acted and well written.

Only other game I've been playing lately is FIFA 12 but I see you have it already on console.

If you want, Xbox controllers work with PC and it looks much much better on PC.
 
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Thanks guys, that gives me a nice start! What about Crysis 1/2? (not sure how long they have been out, but I'd read some reviews of them not running so well on older hardware so never got either of them)

Console games, I really don't have many, mainly the console is used for Fifa when the lads come over. Can't really get use to playing any shooting games/rpg on the console so I've never bothered to buy them.

I also notice that Diablo 3 is out next month, may need some holiday off work for all this.

Crysis 1 and 2 are good game too. :)
 
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If you like turn based Strategy try Civ V as well, fantastic game.

I love turn based strat, and I did actually buy and play Civ5...with everything turned down to a min and a small map is did play on my laptop, however I really must revisit Civ5 in all it's glory! did they ever release any expansions for it?
 
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Before I bought the parts to build my PC last Summer, I already bought many games on Steam. One that really stands out to me is Mount & Blade: Warband. It's so much fun and every time I quit it, I want to go back to it. It's worth however much it is.

Also: Mass Effect 1 and 2. I've yet to play the 3rd one. Will soon though :D.
 
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Crysis 2
Warhammer: Dawn Of War II
Dragon Age I + Expansion
Battlefield 3
Batman: Arkham Asylum

I also enjoyed the single player campaign for COD4:Black Ops.
 
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