Some of the most successful action game franchises started out on PC and you only have to look at Grand Theft Auto as a shining example of this. It’s most recent iterations have easily become some of the top PC action games of all time!
There are plenty of other examples though, as Infinity Ward and Activision launched WWII shooter Call of Duty in 2003 on PC. Similarly, Battlefield 4 was used as an example of what the new generation PS4 and Xbox One were capable of, yet the series began back in 2002 with Battlefield 1942. There’s just something about structured mission games that get the blood pumping and if you can throw in some adventure too, then you’re onto a winner.
Shadow Complex is a triumph, a new standard for downloadable games. Shadow Complex is Super Metroid for the Gears of War generation.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Review
Whether you fancy skulking in the shadows, smashing slow motion fists in into a goon’s skull, or simply using some cool gadgets, you can do no wrong with what is Eidos’ best game in years.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Review
In parallel with the superlative Chinatown Wars, The Ballad of Gay Tony restores a sense of playfulness to the GTA franchise, cementing Rockstar’s status as King of the DLC.
Assassin’s Creed II Review
The storyline is intricate, there’s depth beyond the main quest, and the action is incredible at times. We’ve had some stunning games this year, and Ubisoft has given us another to add to the list.
It’s fast, thrilling, gorgeous, punishing, rewarding and tremendous fun. It’s an old-fashioned game at heart, will test your skills to their limit, and more than lives up to its billing.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Review
PS3 owners can finally get their hands on what is the finest example of DLC we’ve seen to date. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony would be worth buying as standalone games.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review
Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers – and us oldies too. One of the best games of 2010.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Review
Brotherhood’s success lies in taking what made Assassin’s Creed 2 work and simultaneously making it more coherent and more cinematic.
FTL: Faster Than Light Review
Even on easy mode, FTL is another capital-D Difficult game and its random nature means even the most careful of explorers might find themselves unexpectedly asphyxiated.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Review
A great action title and one of the best offerings on Nintendo’s console. Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate feels like an amalgamation.
State of Decay Review
This is The Walking Dead: The Simulator, and it’s every bit as good as that sounds. It’s ugly. The frame rate is terrible. It routinely stutters.