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Top 5 PC Games ( 2011 - 2021 )

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by dave28, 25 Aug 2021.

  1. DisrupTor75


    Joined: 30 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,791

    Location: Merseyside. UK

    Battlefield 3
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Mikeey


    Joined: 5 Mar 2009

    Posts: 214

    Alien Isolation
    GTA V
    RDR 2
  3. bakes0310


    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,925

    Witcher 3
    Titan fall 2
    Divine divinity 2
    Dishonoured 2
    Warhammer total war 1 & 2
  4. npjnpj


    Joined: 21 Oct 2008

    Posts: 773

    No Man's Sky
    Borderlands 3
    Carrier Command Gaia Mission
    Grand Theft Auto 5
    Invisible Inc

    These are the ones I've spent the most time with.
  5. SPG


    Joined: 28 Jul 2010

    Posts: 7,794

    Elite Dangerous (Alpha)
    Pillars of Eternity
  6. EdwardTeach


    Joined: 18 Mar 2010

    Posts: 3,723

    Difficult to say. With so many games being, Multiplatform a lot of you have listed games that were not pc games for me as I played them on console.

    Personally to 5 would include:

    Mount & blade 2
    Deus x hr
    Crusader King's 3
    A total war, maybe warhammer 2,but I love all the historical ones.
  7. loftie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2009

    Posts: 1,486

    Maybe I'm tough to please, but I can't really think of what my top 5 would be. So I'll name some that surprised me.

    Borderlands 2.
    I liked #1, thought the story was OK, and the action was good. Picked up #2 thinking it'd be pretty much the same and had myself a laugh doing the story and still solid gun play. The DLCs also surprised. Shame BL:TPS wasn't as good (IMO). If I decide on a top 5, BL2 would probably be on there.

    Who knew that base layouts were drugs in disguise. There's not much to the actual game TBH, but you definitely end up losing time playing it. Trying to figure out how to route what you need to where you need it.

    Warhammer Vermintide 2.
    Solid melee PvE gameplay. It was good on release, but the missions do get a bit old after you've played them a bit. Thankfully they released a semi random game mode for free recently which keeps the game fresh and interesting. Spent more time on that than I expected to.

    It has bugs. I've had the game crash on me more times than I'd like. That said, the gameplay is decent, spamming out spells using (q,w,e,r,a,s,d,f) and then a few modifiers to change where you cast things. Followed by the fact friendly fire is a thing, and spamming lightning bolt a few too many times killing everything on the screen - including your buddy and yourself.

    Sword of the Stars 2.
    A 4x strategy game that had almost everything. Including bugs and poor performance. Or good AI/diplomacy.
    Different types of weapons (plasma, lasers, mass drivers, missiles, rockets, cutting beams) all with different damage profiles, min/max/optimal ranges, power usage and supply cost.
    Different defenses to counter different weapons (shields/defectors/PD).
    Ability to target different sections of the ships, including individual weapons.
    Boarding parties. Deployable fighters, bombers. Carriers that carried battle riders (essentially destroyers), and bigger carriers that carried battleships.
    Different class ships (cruisers, dreadnoughts, leviathans), different FTL drive for each race that played differently, different ships design philosophies based on race.
    Tech tree that had feasibility (your race might have a predisposition to mass drivers and being able to research them, but the RNG gods might decide that you've failed the feasibility study and be blocked from doing it). Salvage ships to steal other races tech. And a slaver race doing slave raids on your planets, stealing your civilian pop.
    WMDs to take out enemy planets (zombie plague :D).

    Launched in a **** poor state, they kept working on it releasing an expansion and new race for free - essentially as a re-release of the game. Unfortunately there were issues between the devs and paradox, so the game was never really 'finished'. Still played 340 hours on it. Pew Pew! Also got some desktop wallpapers from it :D

    As a side note, I've only really got a couple of top games, Mass Effect 2, and Portal 2. BL2 is very close though.
    Last edited: 26 Aug 2021
  8. oldestgregg


    Joined: 4 Sep 2011

    Posts: 6,238

    Location: Durham

    Witcher 3
    Dark Souls 3
    Dishonoured 2
    Pillars of Eternity
    Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY
  9. mcast123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,047

    Everyone should try these two. The only reason I stopped satisfactory after 200 hours was I had to play real life.
  10. Alan McFall


    Joined: 11 Jun 2021

    Posts: 578

    Location: Earth

    AC Odyssey (first AC game I played)
    The Forest (Really enjoyed this co-op with the missus)
    ARK (Lots of hours co-op with missus)
    Darkest Dungeon (Great game)
    Fortnite (I know.. started playing mid season 1 and it kept me interested for a year or so)

    That's the first five that I can think of off top of my head..

    VR mentions :

    Project cars
    The Thril of the fight
    Beat Sabre
    Robo Recall
    The Climb
  11. Frubeling

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Mar 2013

    Posts: 1,388

    Location: Plymouth

    Disco Elysium
    Monster Hunter: World
    Path of Exile
    Divinity: Original Sin 2

    Surprised to see so much of the same old same old in this thread if I'm honest
  12. Freddie1980


    Joined: 25 Sep 2009

    Posts: 7,704

    Location: Billericay, UK

    I will struggle to name 5 tbh. Compared the 10 years prior to 2011 I really haven't played that many video games (work, life, general apathy) but I'll give it a go:

    - Skyrim, mods make this game very repayable
    - Age of Empires 2 HD
    - Civilization 5 expansion packs
    - Total War Fall of the Samurai

    Other then that I spend my time playing older games or emulators. These days I lack the desire patients to learn new and complex games mechanics.
  13. darwin


    Joined: 3 Jan 2005

    Posts: 516

    Location: Ireland

    I've probably put the most time into these recently:

    Witcher 3
    Kingdom Come Deliverance
    Assetto Corsa Competizione

    Honourable mentions to:
    Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain
    Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
    Raceroom racing experience
    F1 2010 (just outside the 10 year period, but it spawned a whole succession of titles from Codemasters)
  14. Fluffybob


    Joined: 3 Aug 2011

    Posts: 725

    Location: Lancashire

    Witcher 3
    borderlands 2
    Fallout 4
  15. Paul_cz


    Joined: 1 Feb 2009

    Posts: 2,670

    If you are going to make a thread like this, it would be more interesting if you wanted also an order, points, and then made a summary of what this forum likes based on it.


    Witcher 3
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Kingdom Come Deliverance
    Sleeping Dogs
    Cyberpunk 2077

    Honorable mentions: Prey, Dishonored 2, Mass Effect 3
  16. bayo000


    Joined: 28 Jan 2008

    Posts: 5,087

    Location: Manchester

    GTA V
    Rocker league
    Mount and Blade Warband (it's 2010 but I only stopped playing it last year when the new one came out)
  17. BuffetSlayer


    Joined: 19 Jun 2012

    Posts: 4,785

    Alien Isolation
    Witcher 3
    Doom 2016
    Deus Ex HR
  18. Aegis


    Joined: 15 Sep 2009

    Posts: 276

    Location: London

    Ooof - tough call... hmm...

    1) Half Life: Alyx
    2) Dead Space 2
    3) Deus Ex Human Revolution
    4) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (damn, 2011 was a fantastic year for games eh?)
    5) Metro Exodus

    Honourable mention to Cyberpunk 2077 since despite its flaws and the shabby state it was released in, I did genuinely enjoy it.

    @npjnpj - nice to find another Carrier Command: Gaia Mission fan! :cool:


    Joined: 3 May 2012

    Posts: 4,113

    I still play this off an on. My game lost all my saved achievements, I mananged to complete the final guy with all but maybe 2 of the ships (on medium) and only a few on hard at all. I am going back through it now on medium trying to win it with all the ships, but a couple of them are terrible.

    My brother has finished the last guy with every single ship on hard, I mean wtf!!!!!
  20. suenstar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2011

    Posts: 1,030

    Location: Cornwall, England

    I'll try and pick 5 games to fill different categories:

    Space Game - No Man's Sky
    First Person RPG - Kingdom Come Deliverance
    Isometric RPG - Pathfinder Kingmaker
    MMO - Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    Strategy - Europa Universalis IV