Oh, it’s on. PC Gamer, one of the last gaming magazines out there, has put together what it considers to be the best PC games of all time with the help of its readers. Of all time—let that sink in. OK? Then can you explain to me how in the hell Modern Warfare 2 is the sixth best PC game of all time? This could be the worst list I’ve ever seen.
Here’s the top 10, followed by our thoughts.
1. Half-Life 2
2. Fallout 3
3. EVE Online
4. Deus Ex
5. Team Fortress 2
6. Modern Warfare 2
8. Dragon Age
10. World of Warcraft
In my opinion, the following games belong nowhere near the top 10: Fallout 3, Modern Warfare 2, Oblivion and Dragon Age. I would have reservations of putting but Half-Life games in the top 10: pick one and that’s it. Dragon Age should be swapped out with either Baldur’s Gate or Neverwinter Nights and then I might be OK with a top-10 placement.
Believe me, in our chatroom we discussed this list at length. Games missing from the top 10 that absolutely should be there include: Ultima, Civilization, Lemmings, System Shock 2, Prince of Persia (the original, of course), and maybe X-Wing or one of the related games.
How Civilization didn’t make the top 10 PC games list of all time is simply beyond me. Like, it literally does not make any sense whatsoever.
Civilization doesn’t make the top 10, but Modern Warfare 2 does? Says it all, really.