The Greatest PC Video Games (2019)

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1. 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: 13,775

2. Grand Theft Auto V (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Three very different criminals team up for a series of heists in the corrupt city of Los Santos.

Stars: Shawn Fonteno, Ned Luke, Steven Ogg, Gerald 'Slink' Johnson

Votes: 45,114

3. The Orange Box (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Orange Box is a collection of five games. Half life 2, Half life 2: Episode 1, Half life 2: Episode 2, Team Fortress 2 and Portal.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Votes: 437

4. Half-Life (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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: 8,374

5. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

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: 15,776

6. Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In Baldur's Gate 1, the main character, Gorion's ward, discovered the secret of his or her origin. Jon Irenicus, a sadistic secretive powerful mage bent on revenge, captures the ward and his/her party for a diabolical experiment.

Director: Feargus Urquhart | Stars: David Warner, Charlie Adler, Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,869

7. 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: 12,579

8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have once again begun to plague the land of Skyrim.

Directors: Todd Howard, Nick James Pearce | Stars: Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen, Michael Hogan

Votes: 24,323

9. 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: 17,049

10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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.

Stars: Ray Liotta, William Fichtner, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 21,296

11. Civilization II (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

Turn-based strategy game Civilization II introduces an isometric view, new concepts such as firepower and hit points, and changes to some units' abilities and strengths.

Directors: Michael Ely, Jeffery L. Briggs | Stars: Brad Howard, Thomas Seibert, Spencer Humm, April Cantor

Votes: 812

12. 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.

Stars: J.S. Gilbert, Matt Mark, David Locke, Trent Reznor

Votes: 2,012

13. 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: 16,589

14. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Sean Bean, Lynda Carter, Terence Stamp, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 10,903

15. Grim Fandango (1998 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Manuel Calavera is a travel agent in The Land of the Dead who has stumbled across a ring of corruption.

Director: Tim Schafer | Stars: Tony Plana, Maria Canals-Barrera, Alan Blumenfeld, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 2,982

16. Diablo (1996 Video Game)

M | Action, Fantasy, Horror

It is a horrible era for the formerly peaceful town of Tristram. Prince Albrect is missing, King Leoric is dead, and demonic raids are now commonplace. You are one of the heroes, who visits Tristram to slay whatever is causing this horror.

Director: Mark Schwarz | Stars: Michael Haley, Glynnis Talken, Michael Gough, Paul Eiding

Votes: 2,474

17. Civilization IV (2005 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Family

Fourth installment in the turn-based strategy series Civilization, adding new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and intense multiplayer modes and options.

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Sid Meier

Votes: 1,317

18. 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: 16,266

19. Company of Heroes (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, War

This game tells the stories of the American army in WWII fighting the Germans in Normandy.

Directors: Crispin Hands, Owen Hurley | Stars: Amir Talai, André Sogliuzzo, Brandon Keener, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 703

20. Divinity: Original Sin II (2017 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

Set in a fantasy world where a form of energy known as Source, and individuals called Sourcerers can manipulate this energy, are hunting down an organization to protect their world from the evil Voidwokens who are drawn by that energy.

Director: Swen Vincke | Stars: Rachel Atkins, Christopher Bonwell, Brian Bowles, Jay Britton

Votes: 341

21. Unreal Tournament 2004 (2004 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

Unreal Tournament 2004 is a first-person shooter, the third game in the Unreal Tournament series and sequel to Unreal Tournament 2003.

Stars: Shannon Ewing, Lani Minella, Jamey Scott

Votes: 1,141

22. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi

Four years after the events of StarCraft: Brood War, Jim Raynor fights against the Dominion and begins a search for artifacts when at the same time zerg attack once again.

Director: Nicholas S. Carpenter | Stars: James Harper, Dave Fennoy, Robert Clotworthy, Brian Bloom

Votes: 2,899

23. Minecraft (2009 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Welcome to the world of minecraft, you can build, brew potions, enchant your armor and tools, adventure other biomes. Visit the nether, or even defeat the enderdragon in the end.

Votes: 6,146

24. 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: 13,184

25. Homeworld (1999 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

You control a colony ship's crew looking for a new home after their homeworld's destruction despite deadly opposition.

Stars: David Sobolov, Ian James Corlett, Jason Wingham, Heidi Ernest

Votes: 257

26. 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: 7,242

27. World of Warcraft (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Four years have passed since the mortal races stood together against the might of the Burning Legion. Peace is fading. The lands of the world of Azeroth have once again become host to a World of Warcraft.

Stars: Michele Marie Arko, Tracy W. Bush, Joey Cash, Johnny Cash

Votes: 5,140

28. 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: 32,443

29. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

The Call of Duty series returns this time into a modern day setting. The player takes control of a character nicknamed "Soap," for the majority of the campaign and will need to progress through many modern warfare scenarios.

Director: Jason West | Stars: Billy Murray, Craig Fairbrass, David Sobolov, Mark Grigsby

Votes: 19,373

30. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Years after the fall of the Orcish Horde to the human Alliance of Lordaeron, the remaining humans and orcs find themselves facing a common enemy: the demons of the Burning Legion and their armies of undead monsters.

Director: Nicholas S. Carpenter | Stars: Michael Barken, Milton James, Michael Bradberry, William Bassett

Votes: 2,991

31. The Sims (2000 Video Game)

T | Comedy, Drama, Family

"The Sims" is a close up look at a family of Will Wright's critically acclaimed "Sim City" series. In this game you create a family of "Sims" and build a house for them on the lot they are put on.

Director: Will Wright | Stars: Gerri Lawlor, Stephen Kearin, Sean O'Connor, Laurel McCarl Kapros

Votes: 1,914

32. Gettysburg! (1997 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

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Votes: 30

33. Team Fortress 2 (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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.

Directors: John Cook, Robin Walker | Stars: Gary Schwartz, Grant Goodeve, Nathan Vetterlein, Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 3,215

34. System Shock 2 (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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 | Stars: Kemal Amarasingham, Laura Baldwin, Matt Boynton, Eric Brosius

Votes: 977

35. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Proving you can't keep a good agent down, Sam Fisher returns for this third undercover outing, which takes him deep inside North Korea on an information warfare mission.

Director: Mario Galardo | Stars: Michael Ironside, Claudia Besso, Don Jordan, Thor Bishopric

Votes: 2,458

36. Rome: Total War (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

Rome: Total War is a strategy game set during the mid and late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire, with the player assuming control of one of three Roman families.

Director: Michael E. Simpson | Stars: Jonathan Atherton, George Baladinos, Andrew Buchanan, Adam John Cooper

Votes: 1,432

37. Okami HD (2017 Video Game)

Adventure

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Votes: 9

38. Undertale (2015 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Enter the Underground, a massive subterranean cave to where monsters, who once lived harmoniously with humans on the surface, now have been banished after losing a war with humanity.

Director: Toby Fox | Star: Willard Scott

Votes: 1,597

39. Thief: The Dark Project (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Unbeknownst to him, a cynical but witty master-thief Garrett will become a key player in the secret war between the cult of builders and the cult of pagans in a medieval city where certain types of magic and advanced technology exist.

Directors: Daniel Thron, Josh Randall | Stars: Stephen Russell, Joffrey Spaulding, Terri Brosius, Daniel Thron

Votes: 562

40. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations.

Director: Paul DeNigris | Stars: Gary Moody, Spencer Prokop, Ric Spiegel, Cliff Stephens

Votes: 2,788

41. Unreal Tournament (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

In a violent future, a professional warrior takes part in a legal public gladiatorial tournament where leagues of professional warriors battle to the death.

Votes: 1,458

42. Alpha Centauri (1999 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

Crash-landing on a world orbiting Alpha Centauri, 7 colonist factions of widely differing ideology must contend for dominance not only with each other, but also with a mysterious power called "The Voice of Planet".

Director: Brian Reynolds | Stars: Carolyn Dahl, Yu Lu, Yuri Nesterov, Regi Davis

Votes: 232

44. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Crime

Geralt is in the southern province of Toussaint where a monstrous serial killer is targeting knights with dark past. Geralt and his old vampire friend investigate the killer's motives.

Directors: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Michal Konarski | Stars: Doug Cockle, MyAnna Buring, Antonia Bernath, Mark Noble

Votes: 4,836

46. Dishonored (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy