My Favourite PC Games of All Time

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002 Video Game)
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You play a 1930s mobster as you act out your confession of your rise in the ranks of organized crime.
Director: Daniel Vávra
“ The best story ever told in a video game. An immersive world, great characters and character development; nothing has come close to providing the same level of entertainment I had when I played and completed this game for the first time. It was like watching a great movie from beginning to end. ” - Chris
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City, a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make Vice City his home.
Director: Navid Khonsari
“ In my opinion, hands down, the best of the GTA series. Great characters, good story/missions, great soundtrack, and some good movie references. ” - Chris
Max Payne (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
“ A dark and gritty tale. Playable film noir at its finest. ” - Chris
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 Video Game)
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The brooding cop has left the DEA and returned to the NYPD. When his latest case ends up involving the thought-dead femme fatale Mona Sax, he finds that his journey through the night is far from over.
Director: Navid Khonsari
“ While it's not as memorable as the original, it's still worth playing for Max Payne fans. ” - Chris
Half-Life: Counter-Strike (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A tactical FPS game, with 2 teams, the Terrorists, and the Counter-Terrorists, fight to achieve victory
Director: Gooseman
“ The game that consumed many hours of my life. A staple for LAN parties, and never ending multiplayer entertainment. It's the game that has provided my with enough rage and laughter to last a lifetime.

My claim to fame was a 3-in-1 awp kill on de_dust2 in 2001. ” - Chris
Team Fortress 2 (2007 Video Game)
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Nine mercenaries. Two teams. Guns. And hats. Welcome to Team Fortress 2, where psychopaths fight each other with shotguns, rocket launchers, pistols, baseball bats, surgical equipment, laser guns, and wear fancy hats.
“ The most multiplayer fps fun I've had since Counter-Strike. ” - Chris
Half-Life (1998 Video Game)
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You play a scientist who must make his way through a ruined underground scientific complex infested with danger.
Director: Randy Pitchford
“ The first fps that made me go "wow" from the first time I saw that train intro. It's the game that, in my eyes, redefined first person shooters. ” - Chris
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003 Video Game)
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A young prince with expert fighting skills acquires the Dagger of Time, and unknowingly releases the powerful Sands of Time with it. Now he is trapped in a palace with sand creatures and most undo the unfortunate deed he has done.
“ I really enjoyed this game. Believe it or not I played this after I finished Crysis for the first time and actually had more fun playing this. Maybe graphics aren't everything? The characters, the story, the detailed environments, the boss fights, the puzzles - they all made for a fun gaming experience. This was the original Prince of Persia brought into 3D perfectly.

Remember to get the high resolution/widescreen texture pack to improve the in-game detail a bit.

I haven't played any of the sequels to Sands of Time, except for Prince of Persia (2008), which I thought was a load of crap. ” - Chris
Hitman: Blood Money (2006 Video Game)
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A larger more powerful agency are systematically eliminating assassins in a series of hits, who are all from Agent 47's contract killing firm...
“ The fourth game in the Hitman series. If you want to play a cold blooded stealth assassin then this is the game for you. It also has a good storyline to go along with it.

I recently finished Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and although the stealth mechanics and gadgets aren't as advanced as those in Splinter Cell, Hitman definitely outdoes it in the entertainment factor. I found Hitman to be more fun than CT, but both are still good games. ” - Chris
Super Meat Boy (2010 Video Game)
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Meat Boy goes to rescue his girlfriend Bandage Girl, who's been kidnapped by the evil Dr. Fetus.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)
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A family tragedy prompts a man 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.
“ My second favourite of the GTA series. In my opinion the story, characters and missions aren't as great as the ones in Vice City, however the gameplay mechanics were improved quite a lot. It's still a lot of fun. ” - Chris
The Witcher (2007 Video Game)
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In medieval times, Geralt of Rivia, a member of a fading order of professional monster slayers known as Witchers, is on trail of Salamandra, a secretive crime syndicate that stole dangerous alchemical formulas from Witchers' fort.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001 Video Game)
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The world is torn by war being made by Diablo, the demonic lord of terror from Hell itself. With his brothers...
“ I've never been a big fan of RPGs, mainly because I suck at them, but this is the one that I've enjoyed the most. Lots of fun times were had with friends at LANs doing runs from Act I to V in a single sitting. ” - Chris
Quake III: Arena (1999 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An arena where robots go to kill each other.
“ Another LAN staple. Multiplayer, finger twitching, gib splattering, death-match chaos.

There are also some great mods for this that I played more than the vanilla version. If you don't know them, then I'd say these are the best:
Rocket Arena
Proball (A lot of fun at LANs if you have at least 8 people).

CS and Q3A were my most played LAN games from 2000-2004. ” - Chris
Grand Theft Auto (1997 Video Game)
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As a young street hustler you explore the free world of Liberty City while doing jobs and assignments.
“ The controversial game that made mindless violence, crime, and destruction a whole lot of fun. ” - Chris
System Shock 2 (1999 Video Game)
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An agent is deployed on a mission to explore a distant planet, but instead wakes up from his cryosleep five months later only to discover that the ship's artificial intelligence has been corrupted and the humans infected by an alien race.
Director: Ken Levine
“ A great game that took a back seat to Half Life's limelight. It was first person sci-fi horror at its best. It's the game that you'd play in the dark with headphones up loud and enjoy getting the crap scared out of you.

It was quite a difficult and challenging game but an extremely rewarding experience. ” - Chris
Carmageddon (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Carmageddon is a vehicular combat game developed by Stainless Games and released June 13, 1997 for MS-DOS...
Director: Ilyas Kaduji
“ Who can forget the game that rewarded you for running over people in a car?


Cunning Stunt Bonus! ” - Chris
Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1991 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Looking for a good time? Meet Larry. He's just turned 40, and he's still single. If you can get past the glow of his Grecian formula...
Director: Al Lowe
“ The lovable sexual deviant Larry Laffer and his leisure suit make their debut appearance looking for love in this classic adventure game.

In the world of adventure games back in the day, Lucasarts and Sierra reigned supreme. I always preferred Sierra humour than Lucasarts and Leisure Suit Larry was one of my favourites. ” - Chris
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1987 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
You control a regular police officer patrolling the city of Lytton, California who must perform his duties strictly by the book.
Director: Jim Walls
“ Another great Sierra adventure game. What was great about this game was the way you had to follow real police procedures to succeed. If you didn't, your game would come to an abrubt, but often humorous, end... like shooting yourself in the foot in the station's locker room. ” - Chris
Wolfenstein 3D (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Blasting Nazis left and right in an attempt to assassinate Hitler and escape from Castle Wolfenstein...
Director: John Romero
“ ACHTUNG! Gun toting Nazis and hidden treasure rooms.

You were either a Doom kid or a Wolfenstein kid, I just happened to grow up playing Wolfentstein. Good times. ” - Chris
Prince of Persia (1989 Video Game)
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It was a time of darkness. While the Sultan was away at war, his Grand Vizier Jaffar seized the reins of power...
“ The side scrolling platformer that drove you nuts trying to race against time through countless levels of a prison dungeon, jumping booby traps, drinking potions, and drawing your sword to fight turban-clad prison guards to save a princess. ” - Chris