There are many computer games on the market. Some are good and some are not so good. But, what is the best computer game? That is a question that has been asked by gamers for years. And, it is a question that may never be answered. However, many games have been rated as being among the best. Here is a list of what gamers believe to be the best computer games ever made.
Grand Theft Auto V
It’s been three years since the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, but it feels like just yesterday. The October 2012 release of GTAV set a new record by earning $800 million on its first day. You can’t blame people for being excited about this sequel to one of the most highly acclaimed games ever made. The question is whether Rockstar was able to improve upon its past successes in enough ways to make GTAV not just an excellent game but something special. Early reviews are positive so far, so if you’ve played previous installments in this series or other open-world action-adventure games such as Assassin’s Creed or Batman: Arkham City, you should know whether or not this game is right for you.
Fallout 4 is set in Boston 200 years after nuclear war devastated the world. The game had more than 1 million people registered to play its beta version two weeks before its official release date on Nov. 10. That’s impressive, especially since the last title in this series (2010’s Fallout: New Vegas) didn’t achieve such popularity until several months after its late October 2010 release. Like previous installments of this post-nuclear role-playing game franchise, Fallout 4 has a vast wasteland map to wander around to complete quests while fending off dangerous enemies. It is set in an alternate version of the U.S., where 1950s-style diners and cars are juxtaposed against powerful laser weapons and robots. Based on what people are saying, Fallout 4 is definitely worth your time if you like open-world role-playing games or shooters such as Destiny or Borderlands 2.
The Witcher 3
This game already won hundreds of “game of the year” awards even though it’s only May 2016. And with good reason – The Witcher 3 has some serious production value that makes it one of the most immaculate role-playing games around. Think Skyrim but better in every way – more difficult, more interesting quests to choose from, and much more creative in terms of story and gameplay. For those who haven’t played this type of game before, the full title is misleading – The Witcher 3 isn’t an open-world role-playing game like Skyrim (though it does share some similarities). Instead, think of it as similar to Mass Effect or Dragon Age – except with much better graphics and much less hand-holding. All in all, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will keep you engrossed for literally hundreds of hours if you give it a chance.
Dark Souls III
Dark Souls III continues the trend set by its predecessors by being incredibly difficult but rewarding at the same time. The game arguably strays from its roots by being much more linear in its level design, but it makes up for this with impeccable boss fights and a world that is truly vast and aesthetically pleasing. There are also multiple endings to unlock, which will keep you busy for several hours. If you’re the type of gamer who enjoyed old-school games like Ninja Gaiden Black or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night back in the 1990s, then Dark Souls III is one of your best bets for 2016.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
This sequel to 2013’s reboot of the well-known platforming franchise doesn’t stray too far from what made people fall in love with the franchise in the first place. A plot involving a famous artifact, an ancient order of people trying to stop you from getting it, and lots of tombs to explore make Rise of the Tomb Raider exactly what hardcore fans would expect (though its story is far more interesting than previous installments). While this game isn’t long enough to justify its $60 price tag on launch day, that doesn’t change the fact that this is one of the most enjoyable games ever made for those who enjoy third-person platformers like Uncharted or Assassin’s Creed.
If you’re looking for a zombie game that feels different from its peers then Dying Light is a perfect choice. It’s a first-person open-world survival horror game in the same vein as Dead Island but manages to be its own game through improved graphics and a larger variety of weapons, enemies, and missions. Dying Light is also more focused on parkour than most other games that share its genre; this allows you to get around quickly by climbing buildings or jumping between rooftops, which can get quite exhilarating at times. The game has several hours of quests to keep you hooked for months (especially if you want to complete it with all ten “ranger” achievements), plus an arena mode where up to 16 players can battle each other until only one survivor is left standing.