Best PC Games of Each Year

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1. The Secret of Monkey Island (1990 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Young pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck.

Directors: Craig Derrick, Ron Gilbert | Stars: Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Alexandra Boyd, Leilani Jones

Votes: 2,696

1990

2. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Having vanquished the ghost pirate LeChuck with a soft drink, Guybrush Threepwood now seeks the treasure of Big Whoop. During his quest he discovers LeChuck is back from the dead. Once again.

Director: Ron Gilbert | Stars: Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Alexandra Boyd, Leilani Jones

Votes: 2,078

1991

3. Wolfenstein 3D (1992 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In Castle Wolfenstein 3D you play an American P.O.W. trying desperately to escape from the Nazi prison Wolfenstein during World War II.

Director: Tom Hall | Stars: Tom Hall, Scott Miller, Bobby Prince, John Romero

Votes: 1,788

1992

4. Doom (1993 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A rogue tough space marine (referred as Doomguy) is the only survivor in a hell-infested facility. He must fight his way to uncover a bitter truth

Director: Tom Hall | Stars: David Koseruba, Christopher Murvey, Kevin Cloud, Bobby Prince

Votes: 4,067

1993

5. Final Fantasy VI (1994 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A mysterious woman joins a group of Mercenaries in order to find out about her destiny and means of saving the world from an evil madman.

Directors: Hiroyuki Itô, Yoshinori Kitase

Votes: 2,090

1994

6. Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action

After successfully retrieving the Death Star plans, Kyle Katarn is hired by the Rebel Alliance to uncover information about a secret trooper project the Empire has in development.

Stars: Nick Jameson, Julie Eccles, Jack Angel, Peggy Roberts-Hope

Votes: 913

1995

7. Quake (1996 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Mankind discovers the secret of 'slipgates' called teleporters. However, they're misused by some strange force code-named 'Quake', which uses the slipgates to send hordes of warriors to earth to take over the whole world.

Director: John Romero | Stars: J.S. Gilbert, Matt Mark, David Locke, Trent Reznor

Votes: 2,079

1996

8. Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After being sent by the overseer of his vault to search for a new water purifying chip, the player discovers the horrors of post apocalyptic America, and the threat of the Master's Army.

Director: Feargus Urquhart | Stars: Charlie Adler, Richard Dean Anderson, Jeff Bennett, Clancy Brown

Votes: 3,334

1997

9. Half-Life (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Dr. Gordon Freeman must fight his way out of a secret research facility after a teleportation experiment goes disastrously wrong.

Director: Randy Pitchford | Stars: Kathy Levin, Lani Minella, Brice Armstrong, Harry S. Robins

Votes: 8,714

1998

10. Planescape: Torment (1999 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Fantasy

In the city of Sigil, the only place from which all realities of the Planescape universe can be reached, an immortal amnesiac, the Nameless One, must uncover his past, the mystery of his immortality as well as who's trying to kill him.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Rob Paulsen, Jennifer Hale, Sheena Easton

Votes: 1,857

1999

11. Deus Ex (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a dark cyberpunk future where poverty, disease, oppression and terrorism are widespread, J.C. Denton, a new cybernetically-enhanced special agent, finds evidence of a massive conspiracy when his brother, also an agent, goes rogue.

Director: Warren Spector | Stars: Jay Anthony Franke, Brent Anderson, Ralph Barbagallo, Chad Bannon

Votes: 2,829

2000

12. Max Payne (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Stars: James McCaffrey, Haviland Morris, Chris Phillips, Jane Gennaro

Votes: 12,807

2001

13. Grand Theft Auto III (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.

Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 13,586

2002

14. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, is given the task of halting the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Raphael Sbarge, Rafael Ferrer, John Cygan

Votes: 7,427

2003

15. Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.

Director: David Speyrer | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Votes: 14,207

2004

16. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 33,550

2005

17. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Marvel Comics' greatest superheroes must band together to uncover the mystery behind Doctor Doom's blatant attack on S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters.

Director: Glenn Amonitti | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, April Stewart, Beau Weaver, Cam Clarke

Votes: 1,770

2006

18. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 16,491

2007

19. Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a technologically advanced future, an elite human soldier takes command of a prototype star ship and works to defend the galaxy from danger.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Steven Barr, Kimberly Brooks, Keith David, Seth Green

Votes: 15,762

2008

20. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellow inmates when they seize control of the Asylum on Arkham Island.

Director: Sefton Hill | Stars: Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Arleen Sorkin, Tom Kane

Votes: 23,056

2009

21. Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Maggie Baird, Adam Baldwin, Michael Beattie

Votes: 17,494

2010

22. Portal 2 (2011 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Many years after "Portal," Chell reawakens at Aperture Science and tries to stop GLADoS once again with the help of Wheatley, who has his own plans for the historical facility.

Stars: Ellen McLain, Stephen Merchant, J.K. Simmons, Joe Micheals

Votes: 13,072

2011

23. Dark Souls (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After narrowly escaping a doomed fate in an asylum, an undead warrior fights their way through the desolate remains of Lordran, once a sprawling utopia lead by the gods, to seek his purpose and fulfil a centuries old prophecy.

Director: Hidetaka Miyazaki | Stars: Adam Sopp, Andy Gathergood, Blake Ritson, Charlie Cameron

Votes: 3,122

2012

24. BioShock Infinite (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

A man is sent to the flying city of Columbia to find a missing girl. However, upon arrival he discovers that the city, its people, and his objective are all not what they seem.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: Troy Baker, Courtnee Draper, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Laura Bailey

Votes: 17,307

2013

25. South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014 Video Game)

M | Animation, Action, Adventure

As the New Kid, discover the lost Stick of Truth, and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend.

Directors: Chris Parker, Chris 'Crispy' Brion | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 3,794

2014

26. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, embarks on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.

Director: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz | Stars: Doug Cockle, Denise Gough, Jo Wyatt, Jaimi Barbakoff

Votes: 18,289

2015

27. Dark Souls III (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The fire is fading. Darkness creeps across the land. The Lords of Cinder charged with watching over the First Flame have abandoned their thrones. The Champion of Ash, an undead is chosen to return them to their thrones.

Directors: Hidetaka Miyazaki, Isamu Okano, Yui Tanimura | Stars: Pik Sen Lim, Olivia Mace, Roger Ringrose, Carolyn Pickles

Votes: 2,452

2016



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