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On this episode of the Retro Rebel Podcast, we’ve got guest host Steve back this week as a true PC aficionado to talk about the best PC games of all time. That says? Whatever is BEST when playing on PC. So if a port works better on a PC, we’ll count it! Any genre, any type of game, is allowed on this mega list. This is the second part of our discussion! You can see the first part here.
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The best PC games of all time – Part 3
We’ve got guest host Steve back this week as a true PC aficionado to talk about the best PC games of all time. That says? Whatever is BEST when playing on PC. So if a port works better on a PC, we’ll count it! Any genre, any type of game, everything is allowed on this mega list. This is the second part of our discussion! You can see the first part here.
Here are the top 10. They are Steve’s picks for the most genre-defining titles/engines:
- Hollow Knight – METROIDVANIA
- Orange Box / Valve (Portal, Half-life, TF2, L4D, GMOD) – MULTIPLE
- Minecraft – WORLD BUILDER
- Warcraft 3 -RTS to become a MOBA
- Age of Empires – Real Time Strategy
- Ori and the Blind Forest / Will or the Wisp – 2D PLATFORM
- Elder Scrolls – RPG
- Dwarf Fortress – SIM
- Quake / DOOM / Unreal Tournament -FPS
- World of Warcraft **also on Amanda’s mini list** -MMORPG
The full list of all episodes is below (for those of you following).
Steve’s Mega List
The 30 Best PC Games of All Time + Personal
- hollow knight
- Orange Box / Valve (Portal, Half-life, TF2, L4D, GMOD)
- Warcraft 3 (MOBA)
- age of empires
- Ori and the Blind Forest / Will or the Wisp
- elder scrolls
- dwarven fortress
- Earthquake / DOOM / Unreal Tournament
- world of warcraft
- galactic deep rock
- Baldur’s Gate
- stardew valley
- Civilization (VI)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- system shock II
- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Honorable/Good Mentions on PC
- Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain
- under the story
- Hylics 2
- Fallout New Vegas
- Subway 2033
- STALKER: The Shadow of Chernobyl
- alien isolation
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Amanda’s Little List
- Hero/Villain City
- word of warcraft
- Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
- oregon trail
- Matrix: The MMO
About our hosts
amanda fox he cut his teeth on his father’s old Tandy before graduating from the SNES and beyond. An accomplished guild leader across multiple titles and a fan of console RPGs. Amanda spends most of her free time with a bit of technology in her hands. With a philosophy of life derived from a quote from Spock and more passport stamps than shoes; she’s a well-traveled nerd with an itch to pontificate.
Steve He is a professional D&D Dungeon Master with years in the field running campaigns for new and experienced players alike. With a passion for video games that rivals his prowess at board games, Steve is regularly found enjoying cooperative games, horror, platformers and more.
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